COMBINING THE STUNNING GARDENS OF MELBOURNE WITH THE EXCITEMENT OF AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST RACE!

Join Zeppelin Travel for a holiday when the spectacular garden displays are at their peak… from the Royal Botanic Gardens, historic Rippon Lea estate, to the Dandenong Ranges with breathtaking views over the Yarra Valley. Our week ends with a  superb extravaganza of fashion, food, flair and entertainment at Flemington for the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Our week ends with a superb extravaganza of fashion, food, flair and entertainment at Flemington for the Lexus Melbourne Cup.

  TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

   ITINERARY

Make your way to the domestic airport for your flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. This evening, you are invited to join your fellow travellers for Melbourne Cup Carnival Welcome Drinks.
5 Nights: Marriot Hotel Melbourne

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*Optional Penfolds Victoria Derby Day Races.

Today you visit the historic Rippon Lea, a beautiful Victorian mansion set in 14 acres of gardens in inner city Melbourne. Starting with a garden tour followed by free time to enjoy a mansion tour if you wish. Heading back into the centre of Melbourne, enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense) at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, then tour the gardens in an open-air bus. Arriving back at our hotel around 4pm, the evening is at your leisure.

* OPTIONAL PENFOLDS VICTORIA DERBY RACE DAY
Should you wish to attend the Races on Penfolds Victoria Derby Day (Saturday) we can organise transfers and entry with Reserve Seating.
This will be at an extra cost and subject to availability.

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Today you travel to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges to visit the spectacular Cloudehill Gardens with a guided tour of the gardens before enjoying a wonderful lunch in their Seasons Restaurant. After lunch, tour the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden with extra time to take a self-guided tour with map or simply sit and soak up the stunning gardens. Returning to your hotel around 5pm, tonight is at your leisure.

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This morning you will tour the magnificent Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden, our visit includes a guided tour. Enjoy a stop at Woodlands Estate for a devonshire tea. This afternoon is free to soak up the Spring Carnival atmosphere of Melbourne, shop or perhaps prepare for tonight’s exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve dinner held at Crown Casino. The evening includes live entertainment, a wonderful meal, and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight, will be an evening to remember in preparation for Australia’s greatest race meeting.

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Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous race day of the year from your Reserved Hillstand seat. The Lexus Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event to witness in person, each year creating a new legend and bringing the entire country to a standstill.

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Today you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your return flight home.

   GALLERY

   DATES, COSTS & INCLUSIONS

2024 TOUR DATE:
1-6 NOVEMBER

Tour Cost: was $5,052 per person, twin share
BOOK BY 30 APRIL & SAVE $150
NOW $4,902 per person, twin share

Single supplement: $1,145pp

INCLUSIONS:
• Economy class airfares
• Return hotel / casino transfers for Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner
• Return hotel / racecourse transfers on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
• Accommodation on twin share basis at Marriot Hotel Melbourne
• Admission, race book & undercover reserved Hill Stand seating
• Welcome Drinks
• Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino
• Breakfast Daily
• Lunch at Cloudehill Gardens
• Devonshire tea at Woodlands Estate
• Sightseeing and garden visits as listed
• Assistance throughout

*Transfers to/from Brisbane airport are not included but can be arranged. Please contact Zeppelin Travel for more information.

   BROCHURE

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