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4th & 5th Test Tour (Melbourne & Sydney) from London - 15 Nights - Prices from £4599pp

4th & 5th Test Tour (Melbourne & Sydney) from London - 15 Nights

This Sport Break

14 night Trip includes Travel, Ticket, Transfers, 15 Nights Accommodation.

Venue: The Melbourne Cricket Ground

From £4599pp

At a glance

Top of the bucket list for cricket fans and sports fans alike is attending a boxing day ashes test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. You will be able to enjoy this experience in the Bronze area in level 1 of the Olympic Stand with views of gully to point, getting you in the heart of the action.

A fitting location for the final test, the Sydney Cricket Ground is one of Australia's most historic venues. Will this be the decider? We have selected Silver category tickets in the lower level of the Churchill/ Brewongle Stand with a view of slips to gully.

Your Booking Includes:

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow to Australia
  • Domestic flight from Melbourne to Sydney
  • 15 nights' accommodation including daily breakfast
  • Return airport transfers to your chosen hotels
  • Official Bronze Category, 5 Day Ticket for the 4th Test Match and Official Silver Category, 5 Day Ticket for the 5th Test Match. 
  • Christmas Day in Melbourne & New Year's Eve in Sydney
  • Thomas Cook Sport representatives there to help
  • Service charges and taxes

 

 

 

 

Your Booking Doesn't Include:

  • Match Day Transfers

Optional Extras (at a fee):

  • Official Ashes Functions
The Venue

ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday 24th December 2017
Depart London for Melbourne.

Fly from London Heathrow to Melbourne with Etihad Airways.

Day 2, Monday 25th December 2017
Arrive in Melbourne where you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Relax after the long flight or head to the city and join the Christmas celebrations and take in the special atmosphere. Tomorrow will bring the much anticipated Boxing Day Test against Australia at one of the most formidable grounds in modern cricket, the MCG.

Day 3 - 7, Fourth Test Match, Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th December 2017
Make your own way to the MCG for what is surely a bucket-list occasion for any cricket fan, the famous Boxing Day Test. Settle in to your official Bronze category seat.  Located in level 1 of the Olympic Stand, between gully and point, you won’t miss a second of the action* NB; please note that all Day 5 tickets are General Admission.

Day 8, Sunday 31st December 2017
After checking out of your hotel you will be transferred to Melbourne airport for the short flight to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney where you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Sydney is an amazing place to spend New Year’s Eve and the spectacular fireworks over the harbour should not be missed.

Day 9, Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd January 2018
At leisure. After the festivities you have a few more days to relax, explore and get ready for the Test Match.

Day 10 - 14, Fifth Test Match, Thursday 4th – Monday 8th January 2018
Make your own way to the SCG. Will it be a question of securing victory or salvaging some pride for the England team?  Settle in to your official Silver category seat.  Located in the Churchill/Brewongle Stand, between slips and gully, you won’t miss a second of the action* NB; please note that all Day 5 tickets are General Admission.

Day 15, Tuesday 9th January 2018
It will be a sad farewell to fantastic hosts and a great country. After checking out of your hotel, transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. Whatever the result we know you’ll have witnessed a fantastic battle between two great cricket teams!

Fly from Sydney to London Heathrow with Etihad Airways.

The Venue

The MCG (4th Test)
As the birthplace of Test and One Day International cricket, and host to many other sporting events every year, nothing can match the tradition and heritage of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Regarded as Victoria's spiritual home of sport, the MCG is Australia's premier sporting stadium, with a seating capacity of 100,024. 

Seat Location
Thomas Cook Sport have chosen to offer Bronze category seats which are situated in the Olympic Stand, Level 1 with a view of gully to point. 

The SCG (5th Test)
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is used mainly for Test cricket, One Day International cricket, Twenty20 cricket and Australian rules football, as well as some rugby league football and rugby union matches. It is the home ground for the New South Wales Blues cricket team, the Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League and the Sydney Swans Australian Football League club. It is owned and operated by the SCG Trust that also manages the Sydney Football Stadium located next door. It has a seating capacity of 48,000.

Seat Location
Thomas Cook Sport have chosen to offer Silver category seats which are situated in the Churchill/Bewongle Stands, Lower Level with a view of slips to gully. 

Hotel Options

For latest prices and availability please complete the Sport break selection above to find your break.


  • Mercure Welcome Melbourne

    265 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 1300

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    The Mercure Welcome Melbourne is the best hotel for budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. As one of the most centrally located hotels in Melbourne City, the 3* hotel offers modern and affordable accommodation with all the facilities you need to be relaxed and comfortable during your stay. You will enjoy access to Melbourne's public transport, and be just a short distance to some of Melbourne’s iconic tourist destinations like Bourke Street Mall, Emporium Melbourne, China Town, The National Gallery of Victoria, and Melbourne’s iconic MCG. Perfect for those visiting for Melbourne sporting events, one of the many cultural events in Melbourne, or a spot of shopping in one of Melbourne’s famous shopping districts. All hotel rooms feature modern furnishings, televisions with 16 Foxtel channels, mini refrigerators and wireless internet access. The onsite Cocoon Bar, is a great setting for a pre game drink on Swanston Street in the city. You can grab a quick and delicious café style meal at our Soul Café, or choose a more modern Australian fusion dining experience in our Louden Kitchen and Grill surrounded by glass windows overlooking the vibrant shopping destinations of Emporium Melbourne Little Bourke Street.

    We chose this Hotel because:

    • Central location
    • Great choice of restaurants
    • Modern design
    • Complimentary WiFi 

     

    Key Features:

    • City Centre Location
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • WiFi
  • Rydges Hotel Melbourne

    186 Exhibition St Melbourne 3000

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    The Melbourne CBD hotel sits in the heart of the city’s vibrant theatre district with Her Majesty’s Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Princess Theatre, the Athenaeum and the Regent Theatre all moments away. Leisure travellers will appreciate the Melbourne accommodation near Chinatown, and shopaholics will love being close to the exclusive Collins Street boutiques and world-famous Bourke Street Mall. Whether you’re a cricket, tennis or football fan, the luxury Melbourne sports accommodation provides a prime locale to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (the MCG), Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park. Guest rooms boast the comfortable Rydges Dream Bed perfect for a sound night’s sleep, and flat-screen TVs and Free WI-FI keep travellers stimulated and well-connected. The sleek and stylish Locanda Bar boasts a glowing red, circular bar and soft lighting – an ideal Melbourne accommodation for meeting friends or loved ones for a a coffee or cocktail before savouring a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner at Locanda Restaurant. The heated rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre means guests can maintain their daily workouts even on vacation.

    We chose this Hotel because:

    • Great location
    • High speed complimentary WiFi
    • Rooftop swimming pool
    • Rydge's Dream Bed 

    Key Features:

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Outdoor Pool
    • WiFi
  • Rydges Sydney Central

    28 Albion Street, Surry Hills Sydney NSW 2010

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    Stay in the Rydges Sydney Central and find yourself surrounded by elegance from the moment you enter our hotel lobby, where you will be greeted by the soothing sight of our in-ground Koi pond. The Surry Hills hotel, located adjacent to Sydney’s bustling City is just minutes from exciting attractions including Darling Harbour, China Town, Australian Museum Sydney and the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as shopping and dining on Oxford and Crown Street. Guests enjoy staying in one of 271 spacious rooms that afford them the desirable conveniences that make vacations in the Surry Hills accommodation more enjoyable. Guest rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, FREE WI-FI and a sound night’s sleep on comfortable beds. Guests can enjoy lounging poolside or a session in the heated sauna. The Surry Hills accommodation offers a convenient onsite bar and restaurant where guests can grab a drink or bite to eat at their convenience. Menus feature fresh, seasonal fare with rich flavour packed into every bite.

    We chose this Hotel because:

    • Complementary Wi-Fi
    • Central Location
    • Spacious Rooms
    • Various Hotel awards 

     

    Key Features:

    • City Centre Location
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • WiFi
  • Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central

    431-439 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

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    Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central boasts 220 recently refurbished and well appointed guest rooms with views of the busy theatre, shopping and business precinct around Pitt and Campbell Streets. With its ample dining facilities, the restaurant offers a large and varied seating capacity in which to enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast with views looking down onto the Sydney surrounds and the hotel’s own charming and character-filled BBQ courtyard. The hotel’s other facilities and amenities include business centre services; complimentary Wi-Fi access in the lobby for 1 hour per day, per room; swimming pool. Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central is a smoke-free hotel. Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central is minutes away from all that Sydney has to offer with a convenient location just opposite the Capitol Theatre, where international shows and musicals premiere on a regular basis, and with Central Station approximately five minutes away by foot. 

    We chose this Hotel because:

    • Central Location
    • Great views
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Recently refurbished rooms

     

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • City Centre Location

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