Emirates Melbourne Cup & VRC Oaks Packages – 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival

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2017 VRC Oaks & Emirates Melbourne Cup packages include:

  • 4 nights accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels. – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices.
    • Check In: Monday 6th November, 2017.
    • Check Out: Friday 10th November, 2017.
  • “The World’s Greatest” Cup Eve Gala starting at 7:00pm on Monday 6th November, 2017 including:
    • Entry and reserved seat inside the prestigious Melbourne Town Hall.
    • Special guest panel to give insights into the world’s richest horse races.
    • Preview & tips for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
    • Live music & entertainment.
    • Premium 2 course dinner served by Epicure – one of Australia’s premier catering company’s.
    • 3 hour beverage package including sparkling wine, red & white wine, beer and juices.
    • Exclusive prizes and experiences to be won and much more!
  • General admission ticket to Emirates Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 7th November, 2017. – View Ticket Upgrades
  • One Way – Oaks Day Water Taxi to Flemington Racecourse on Thursday 9th November, 2017 including:
    • Cash Bar available.
    • Delivery to the doorstop of the renowned Flemington Racecourse.
  • General admission ticket to VRC Oaks Day on Thursday 9th November, 2017.
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1 & 2, which includes the entire tram network.
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100.
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet.
  • Exclusive Sportsnet SportsPass Membership including:
    • Access to exclusive offers to more than 100 retailers and thousands of brands Australia wide.
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee.

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      Prices listed are PER PERSON and in Australian Dollars.
Hotel Twin Triple Single Quad
The Victoria Hotel Ibis Styles Heritage Room
Package 1,033 - 1,473 -
Extra Night* 110 - 220 -
Adina Apartment Hotel, Northbank One Bedroom Apartment
Package 1,069 997 1,545 -
Extra Night* 119 101 238 -
BreakFree on Collins One Bedroom Apartment (Double Only)
Package 1,073 - 1,553 -
Extra Night* 130 - 260 -
Travelodge Southbank Guest Room
Package 1,119 1,015 1,645 -
Extra Night* 162 126 324 -
Oaks Southbank One Bedroom Apartment (Double Only)
Package 1,126 - 1,659 -
Extra Night* 130 - 260 -
WRAP on Southbank One Bedroom Apartment
Package 1,147 - 1,701 -
Extra Night* 137 - 274 -
Mantra on the Park One Bedroom Parkview Apartment
Package 1,161 1,045 1,729 -
Extra Night* 167 130 334 -
Mantra Southbank Melbourne One Bedroom Executive Apartment
Package 1,185 1,057 1,777 -
Extra Night* 169 130 338 -
Novotel Melbourne on Collins Standard Room
Package 1,219 1,123 1,845 -
Extra Night* 140 122 280 -
BreakFree on Collins Two Bedroom Apartment
Package 1,289 1,057 1,985 941
Extra Night* 192 128 384 96
Novotel Melbourne on Collins Deluxe King Room (Double Only)
Package 1,297 - 2,001 -
Extra Night* 160 - 320 -
Mantra on the Park Two Bedroom Parkview Apartment
Package 1,325 1,081 2,057 959
Extra Night* 210 140 420 105
Mantra Southbank Melbourne Two Bedroom Executive Apartment
Package 1,385 1,121 2,177 989
Extra Night* 228 152 456 114
Oaks Southbank Two Bedroom Apartment
Package 1,469 1,177 2,345 1,031
Extra Night* 216 144 432 108
WRAP on Southbank Two Bedroom Apartment
Package 1,487 1,189 2,381 1,040
Extra Night* 222 148 444 111
QT Melbourne QT Room
Package 1,529 - 2,465 -
Extra Night* 234 - 268 -
Langham Hotel Melbourne Grand Classic Room
Package 1,581 1,349 2,569 -
Extra Night* 208 163 416 -
Mantra Southbank Melbourne Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
Package 1,865 1,441 3,137 1,229
Extra Night* 318 212 636 159
On Request Sold Out
* Extra Night price is for per person and per night. The rates quoted are outside peak event periods and should be used as a guide only. Additional surcharges may apply.
 
WIN 6/11 - HR13M2TW
Lawn Stand $141 AUD per person
Located opposite the Winning Post, under the Hill Stand.
The Lawn Stand is uncovered and subject to weather conditions.
Saintly Place $175 AUD per person
Saintly Place (formerly known as The Undercroft) is located under the Lawn Stand and is indoors, behind glass and air-conditioned.
The Precinct $170 AUD per person
2016 The Precinct was moved from its usual location behind the Hill Stand to a prime position trackside, offering amazing views of all the races, just next to The Birdcage and The Rails. It's the best spot for racing enthusiasts and those who love being close to the action. Hear the thunder of the horses as they run by and feel the excitement and exhilaration in the air.

Inclusions:
- Racecourse admission
- Admission to The Precinct
- $15.00 food voucher redeemable from one of the gourmet-style food options within The Precinct
- Melbourne Cup Carnival Souvenir Pen
- Pin & Win Emirates Melbourne Cup pin
- 1 Racebook per person

The Precinct will also include the following amenities:
- Track views
- A selection of take-away and gourmet style food and beverages for purchase
- Entertainment between races
- Betting facilities and bookmaker
- Outdoor seating and market umbrellas
Hill Stand $223 AUD per person
Located opposite the Winning Post, the Hill Stand provides spectacular views of the racecourse and Melbourne city skyline.
The Hill Stand is covered, however the front and sides of the stand are subject to weather conditions.
The Stayers Lounge $672 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - NOT AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

If you're after the most unique view of thoroughbred horses heading towards the finish line -- while still indulging in the very best food, drink and hospitality experience that Flemington has to offer -- look no further than The Stayers Lounge.

From its one-of-a-kind position on Level One of the Winning Post Enclosure, this premium marquee gives you something that few others will enjoy: a Melbourne Cup Carnival venue that lets you pull out all the stops for you and your guests.

The incredible centre-of-racetrack position affords you a balcony view of both the back straight and the home straight. If that weren't thrilling enough, you'll also have full access to premium food and beverage served throughout the day. Top it all off with between-races festivities in the central garden and entertainment area.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Racebook per guest
- Extended grazing menu served throughout the day
- Beverage package including a selection of standard spirits, premium red and white wines, light and heavy beers and soft drinks
- Balcony viewing area
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Private betting facilities within the marquee
- Access to bookmaker
- Access to the central gardens and entertainment precinct, including live entertainment and a communal bar
Home Straight Enclosure $1,178 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

The Home Straight Enclosure sits at the very heart of a Melbourne Cup Carnival race at Flemington - and you'll want to be part of it.

Stand on the infield of the world-famous track and take in the beauty of the moment as the horses thunder past - see the winner of every race, just metres in front of you.

The newly located Home Straight Enclosure is positioned in the centre of the track adjacent to the Winning Post elevated marquees. You'll be able to bask in the excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and walk mere metres from the marquee to watch all the racing action up close.

Package includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Canapés on arrival
- Two-course buffet lunch and plated mini desserts
- Afternoon tea
- Beverage package served from internal and external bars, including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Viewing area to watch all the races
- Racebook per guest
- Access to private garden area with live band
- Access to private betting facilities and bookmaker
- Outdoor furniture with shaded areas
Makybe Diva Marquee $1,683 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

You, along with your guests, family and friends can expect the ultimate Melbourne Cup Carnival experience in this renowned Marquee. Located directly next to the Lawn Stand, the central location puts you in a prime position to soak up the sensational atmosphere.

As you enjoy the races throughout the day, you'll have ample opportunity to socialise in the communal courtyard and exclusive lawn area. You'll also enjoy unfettered access to the all the racing action, from the Lawn Stand.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Access to a seat in a reserved section of the Lawn Stand
- Racebook for each guest
- Morning tea (Melbourne Cup Day Only)
- Three-course plated lunch served to the table
- Afternoon tea
- Drink waiter service to the table including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Cash bar for spirits and imported beverages
- Espresso cart available throughout the day
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen per guest
- Pamper Lounge services
- Private betting facilities and bookmaker
Skyline Restaurant $1,763 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

Every year, the world comes to Flemington for an incredible view of world-class racing, and world-famous fine dining. You and your guests will enjoy both when you book a table at The Skyline Restaurant in the Hill Stand at Flemington.

Looking down upon the energy of the racing crowds, the colour and pageantry of the horses and jockeys, and the incredible setting that is Melbourne city, a table at The Skyline Restaurant is truly an experience to savour.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Reserved seat in the covered Hill Stand
- Racebook per guest
- Morning tea (Melbourne Cup Day Only)
- Three-course plated lunch served to the table
- Afternoon tea
- Drinks waiter table service including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Cash bar for spirits & imported beverages
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen per guest
- Private betting facilities within the restaurant
- Access to bookmaker
Panorama Restaurant $1,763 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

When you reserve your table in The Panorama Restaurant, on Level 3 of the Hill Stand, you'll enjoy a unique Melbourne experience that others only dream of.

For a start, you'll find yourself in the middle of all the action, as you enjoy uninterrupted views to the racing action on the field. But the experience is enhanced further by the amazing 3-course buffet presented to you and your guests through the day.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Reserved seat in Panorama Restaurant
- Reserved seat in the covered Hill Stand
- Racebook per guest
- Morning tea (Melbourne Cup Day Only)
- Three-course buffet lunch
- Buffet afternoon tea
- Drinks waiter table service including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Cash bar for spirits & imported beverages
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen per guest
- Private betting facilities within the restaurant
- Access to bookmaker

Please Note:
- Bookings MUST be for groups of 10 only
The Rose Room $2,433 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

The Rose Room is, without question, one of Flemington Racecourse's most beautiful and exclusive raceday venues.

This multi-tiered marquee combines world class hospitality with breathtaking views of the racecourse. Positioned just in front of The Winning Post, you and your guests will feel the energy of every race, while catching your breath afterward in the stylish environment of The Rose Room.

Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Reserved seat in The Rose Room
- Racebook per guest
- Morning tea (Melbourne Cup Day Only)
- Five-course plated lunch served to your table
- Afternoon tea
- Drinks waiter table service including a selection of standard spirits, premium red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Outdoor viewing area
- Private betting facilities and bookmaker within the marquee

Please Note:
- Bookings MUST be for groups of 4, 8, 10 or 12
The Terrace Restaurant $3,463 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

Elegance and excitement have always gone hand in hand in The Terrace Restaurant. Now, it's reached a whole new level.

That's because The Terrace has been reimagined and redeveloped to deliver an even more stunning dining-and-racing experience than ever before.

One of the most popular hospitality packages on offer, every table in The Terrace Restaurant's six-elevated tiers affords you uninterrupted views all the Winning Post and all the racing excitement down below, along with picture-perfect views of the Melbourne skyline.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Racebook per guest
- Table reserved exclusively for you
- Morning Tea (Melbourne Cup Day Only)
- Seven course degustation
- Afternoon tea
- Extensive wine list and beverage service to the table (beverages are NOT included in the package price)
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen per guest
- Private betting facilities and bookmaker within the restaurant
- Personal flat screen television on each table
The Perch in the Birdcage $4,163 AUD per person
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - AVAILABLE
VRC Oaks Day - AVAILABLE

One of Australia's most sought-after sports-viewing venues, nothing delivers quite like a ticket into The Perch, on the famous front row of The Birdcage.

A Melbourne Cup Carnival enclosure like no other, The Perch offers an unparalleled dining and hospitality opportunity for you to enjoy and impress.

The premium food and drink packages are just the beginning of an unforgettable Carnival experience. Combined with a luxuriously appointed marquee, The Perch gives you the chance to experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival at its exclusive best.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Exclusive access to The Perch marquee on the front row of The Birdcage
- Racebook per guest
- Extended cocktail menu served throughout the day
- Beverage package including, G.H.Mumm Champagne, a selection of standard spirits, premium red and white wines, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Beverage waiter service throughout the day
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen for each guest
- Access to betting facilities and bookmaker
Prices listed are PER PERSON and in Australian Dollars. Upgrades subject to availability at the time of booking.

Event
Q. Where is the event being held?
A. Flemington Racecourse
448 Epsom Road
Flemington
VIC 3031
Q. What is the venue capacity?
A. 120,000
Q. Is Sportsnet Corporation an Official and/or Appointed operator?
A. Yes, Sportsnet Holidays is an Official Tourism Operator of the Victoria Racing Club (VRC).

Tickets
Q. Can I buy tickets without accommodation?
A. No, tickets must be bought in conjunction with accommodation.
Q. Can I buy the package without tickets?
A. Yes.
Q. Are there children’s tickets available?
A. Children’s tickets are not available for this event.
Q. Can I request where I sit?
A. Yes, however this is subject to availability.
Q. Are there different standards of tickets?
A. Yes, upgrades will be released in March 2017.
Q. Do grandstand tickets include reserved seating?
A. Yes
Q. Is there disabled access to the event?
A. Yes, however it is subject to availability.

Accommodation
Q. Can I request a hotel not listed under the “Prices” tab?
A. Only if you require 5 or more rooms.
Q. Can I upgrade my room type?
A. Yes, subject to availability.
Q. What is the minimum night stay?
A. Adina Apartment Hotel, Northbank – 2 night minimum
Langham Hotel Melbourne – 2 night minimum
Travelodge Southbank – 2 night minimum
Novotel Melbourne on Collins – 2 night minimum

Function
Q. Where is the function being held?
A. Sportsnet Punter Express One-Way Tram Car Breakfast – The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
‘The World’s Greatest’ Cup Eve Gala – Melbourne Town Hall
Q. Is there a dress code?
Q. Race wear for ladies, suit and tie for gents.
Q. Can I purchase tickets to the function only?
A. Yes
Q. Can I purchase event and function ticket only?
A. Yes
Q. Can I remove the function from the package?
A. No
Q. Is there a child rate?
A. ‘The World’s Greatest’ Cup Eve Gala – Yes. 12-17 Years: $185 | 5-11 Years: $95 | 0-4 Years FOC
Colonial Tramcar – Children must be over the age of 5 to travel on the Colonial Tramcar.

Flights & Transfers
Q. Are flights and pre-paid taxes included in the package?
A. No, flights and pre-paid airfare taxes are not included in this package. Please speak to your expert consultant to organise flights for you. Alternatively you can book flights on our website www.sportsnetholidays.com.
Q. Are transfers included from the airport to my hotel? If so, what type?
A. No, transfers are not included in the package. However if you have purchased flights with Sportsnet Holidays please speak with your expert consultant who can arrange these for you.
Q. Are transfers included from my hotel to the event? If so, what type?
A. Yes, if you have purchased a Colonial Tramcar or Oaks Day Cruise with Sportsnet Holidays you will be dropped off at Flemington Racecourse; this is one way only. A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network has been included in all packages if you have not purchased the other transfer options.

Destination
Q. What is the weather generally like at the time of the event?
A. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an outdoor event and some ticketing options are open to the weather conditions. We urge you to dress appropriately and bring along the required protection eg. Sunscreen and wet-weather gear, keeping in mind the dress regulations. Melbourne can experience 4 seasons in 1 day!
Q. What currency do I use?
A. AUD
To find out the latest currency conversion rate please visit – http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/

Documentation
Q. When can I expect to receive my tickets?
A. All documentation, including your event tickets, will be sent via courier to your nominated Australian address approximately 1 week prior to the event. Please note no signature is required and the courier will leave your documents in a safe place should you not be home. You will receive a call prior to delivery to advise you of the estimated delivery date.

General
Q. Why should I book through Sportsnet Holidays?
A. All it takes is a phone call and we’ll look after your booking from start to finish providing you with piece of mind, convenience and a seamless experience.
Q. Can I extend my trip?
A. Absolutely you can! Please speak to one of our expert consultants to help you plan your trip.
Q. What is the best way to book?
A. Freecall 1300 888 858 or email [email protected]
Q. How do I pay for my package?
A. You can pay by credit card, Direct Deposit, cheque or money order.
Q. Do I need to take specific medical precautions?
A. Please check the following website for any specific medical precautions or speak to your GP: www.tmvc.com.au
Q. Do I require travel insurance?
A. Travel insurance is not compulsory however Sportsnet Holidays highly recommends your purchase travel insurance for both domestic and international events. Please speak to your consultant who can assist in finding the right policy for you.
Q. Do I require a valid passport and visa?
A. For the latest passport and visa requirements please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au or www.visasdirect.com.au

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