Seeing in the New Year with a bang in Sydney should be on everyone's bucket list! Enjoy a terrific New Years Eve experience overlooking stunning Sydney Harbour, as you dine, drink and dance the night away. You have several days to explore Sdyney's endless attractions and magnificent sights before its time for the main event, the 5th and final; Ashes Test at the charasmatic SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground). If time permits, why not add a few days in sunny Queensland and include a full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia v England - Simply Sydney
5th Test Sydney
|Destination||Nights||1st Class / Deluxe Hotels||Ticket Category|
|SYDNEY||11||AMORA JAMISON Deluxe Room||GOLD|
|SYDNEY||11||THE WESTIN HOTEL First Class Tower Room||GOLD|
DELUXE HOTEL PRICE
Price per person sharing a twin / double room £5,395
Single Room Supplement £1,695
FIRST CLASS HOTEL PRICE
Price per person sharing a twin / double room £5,575
Single Room Supplement £1,775
> Prices are based on Cathay Pacific flights via Hong Kong. Other airlines are available and will be quoted when they offer more competitive fares. All tour prices are subject to seat availability at the time of booking. Premium Economy / Business Class upgrades are available on request.
Fri 29 December London / Hong Kong / Sydney
Depart Heathrow on your flight to Hong Kong, with onward connection to Sydney
Sun 31 December Sydney
Arrive Sydney mid-morning, clear customs and immigrations and then make your way to your chosen hotel. You will have time to unpack and prepare for tonights festivities but you will definitely be 'hitting the streets running' on your first night in Sydney. Welcome in the New Year at the Taronga Centre, one of Sydney’s most unique venues boasting breathtaking views over Sydney Harbour. Located within the grounds of Sydney’s world famous Taronga Zoo and offering unparalleled views of iconic Sydney landmarks such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Fort Denison and Circular Quay…perfect for an Australian New Year’s celebration! New Years celebrations include a five course dinner, drinks, dancing and coach transfers.
Mon 01 January Sydney
Time to get over the night before and enjoy a relaxing day in this famous harbourside city.
Tue 02 - Wed 03 January Sydney
Two full days for some serious sightseeing. Sydney is Australia's oldest, largest and liveliest city and almost bursts at the seams with iconic attractions. Away from the city there are a host of other experiences for you to discover including stunning beaches, the glorious wine estates of the Hunter Valley and the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains.
On Wednesday evening you are invited to the Official Cricket Australia Ashes function which is being held at the Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour from 5.00pm. The event lasts for 2 hours and includes entertainment, finger food, beer, wine and soft drinks (first hour free / second hour will be a cash bar).
|Thu 04 to Mon 08 January
5th TEST SYDNEY AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND, THE SCG
Sydney Cricket Ground in 5 miles from the famous sights of the city so we will provide daily return transfers from your hotel to the ground. During the Test, join your tour host on Sydney Harbour for a few drinks at our popular Q&A Cricket Forum.
Tue 09 to Wed 10 January Sydney
Two days to hit Sydney's shops or stunning beaches or perhaps book a full day tour to the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley Wine Estates.
Thu 11 January Sydney / Hong Kong / London
Time to prepare for your journey home later tonight. Check out as normal and leave your bags with the hotel until you are ready to make your way to the airport. Allow plenty of time to complete check in formalities at Sydney Airport in readiness for your flight home.
Fri 12 January Arrive London Heathrow
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
* Cathay Pacific International flights - economy
* Domestic flights in Australia - economy
* 11 nights accommodation in your chosen hotel
* Daily Breakfast
* Official GOLD Category match tickets
* Celebrity Cricket Host - Clive Radley
* New Years Eve Dinner Overlooking Sydney Harbour
* Official Ashes functions in Sydney
* Local tour manager
* Hosted social events
* Ashes tour merchandise
* Australian Visa
* ATOL Protection
All meals except breakfast, airport transfers from/to international flights, travel Insurance, pre-seating charges applied by airlines,.excess luggage costs and items of a personal nature.
|29 Dec 17||Heathrow / Hong Kong||22.05/17.45|
|30 Dec 17||Hong Kong / Sydney||21.25/09.45|
|11 Jan 18||Sydney / Hong Kong||22.20/05.00|
|12 Jan 18||Hong Kong / Heathrow||09.40/15.00|
Hand Picked Hotels
All hotels have been carefully selected to enhance your holiday experience. We have chosen a mix of excellent Superior and First Class-Deluxe Hotels to ensure your comfort and security. At the end of the day’s cricket or sightseeing, you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a hotel that makes you feel at home. That’s why we never skimp on quality and carefully select our hotels for their superior level of comfort and service, excellent amenities, friendly staff, convenience and safe location. Please read our hotel descriptions in conjunction with other tourist information for the areas you will be visiting.
Amora Jamison, Sydney
First Class Category
The award winning Amora Jamison in Sydney combines style, space and warmth. The hotel is just a short stroll from the main sights and features an art deco-inspired lobby with a collection of modern art. Hotel features include two restaurants and a cocktail bar, indoor heated pool, exercise room, steam room, spa and free WIFI. Deluxe rooms were fully renovated in 2015 and are sleek and luxurious and among the largest in the city. Offering a wide range of facilities, the bright, modern rooms offer a touch of luxury and overlook the city skyline or Jamison Street.
The Westin, Sydney
Experience an energizing retreat in the centre of the city, surrounded by fashion retailers and restaurants, and only minutes from the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, NSW Art Gallery, and Sydney Harbour. Feel well cared for with In-Room Spa treatments, well nourished by Mosaic Restaurant, and quietly re-energized with afternoon tea in The Lobby Bar. You can keep fit at the Health Club or follow a RunWESTIN™ map around the city. The hotel has over 400 guest rooms and suites: the General Post Office building houses beautiful Heritage Rooms, while the Tower Rooms offer chic, contemporary design with an excellent range of facilities including the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath for restorative comfort.
Ashes Ticket Descriptions
As we purchase match tickets directly from CATO (Cricket Australia Travel Office) as part of a hotel & ticket package, all match tickets are fully guaranteed. Ticket prices have been included in our Escorted Tour packages and include a ticket to each day of the Test. For the avoidance of doubt, irrespective of the Ticket Category purchased, Day Five tickets in all instances will be a general admission ticket (i.e. a non reserved seat). Having visited all match venues, we have selected GOLD category tickets for our packages (except Perth where we have chosen the top category PLATINUM should the match take place at the WACA. If the Test is moved to the New Perth Stadium we will change our featured ticket category to Gold seating). Please note, no refund applies to unused tickets should a match finish early.
1ST TEST, THE GABBA - BRISBANE
2nd TEST, ADELAIDE OVAL
3rd TEST, THE WACA or NEW PERTH STADIUM - Venue to be confirmed
4th TEST, THE MCG - MELBOURNE
5th TEST, THE SCG, SYDNEY
In all instances Day 5 provides a General Admission Ticket.
How to book
When you have chosen the holiday you wish to book, please call our sales team on 01737 244398 to check availability.
To confirm your booking we need to collect a deposit payment equivalent to 25% of the total holiday price. When making holiday payments we encourage you to pay online by bank transfer or by debit card or personal cheque. We also accept credit card payments but they will incur a charge of 2% to cover bank charges.
A second interim payment of 25% is required by 25 April 2017 with the final balance due by 30 August 2017. The person signing the booking form will be treated as doing so on behalf of, and with the consent of, all the persons for whom the booking is made and is responsible for ensuring due payment of all monies. Please ensure you return your signed booking form, together with a copy of the photograph page of all passports as soon as possible so we can arrange your Australian visa.