2 Night Packages – 2018 VRC Stakes Day

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2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival Official Tourism Operator - Sportsnet Holidays

Sportsnet Holidays is proud to be an Official Tourism Operator of the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2018

2 night 2018 VRC Stakes Day packages include:

  • 2 nights accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels. – View Hotel Locations.View Hotel Pricing.
    • Check In: Friday 9th November, 2018.
    • Check Out: Sunday 11th November, 2018.
  • General admission ticket to the 2018 VRC Stakes Day on Saturday 10th November, 2018. – View Grandstand and Hospitality Upgrades.
  • 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 Heritage Room
Package 295 - 447 -
Extra Night* 76 - 152 -
Travelodge Southbank Guest Room
Package 363 333 583 -
Extra Night* 110 95 220 -
Adina Apartment Hotel, Northbank One Bedroom Apartment
Package 407 363 671 -
Extra Night* 132 110 264 -
Oaks Southbank One Bedroom Apartment (Double Only)
Package 429 - 715 -
Extra Night* 143 - 286 -
WRAP on Southbank One Bedroom Apartment
Package 429 - 715 -
Extra Night* 143 - 286 -
Novotel Melbourne on Collins Standard Room
Package 429 - 715 -
Extra Night* 143 - 286 -
Novotel Melbourne on Collins Deluxe King Room (Double Only)
Package 495 - 847 -
Extra Night* 176 - 352 -
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto Deluxe Room
Package 567 491 991 -
Extra Night* 212 174 424 -
Oaks Southbank Two Bedroom Apartment
Package 599 447 1,055 371
Extra Night* 228 152 456 114
WRAP on Southbank Two Bedroom Apartment
Package 599 447 1,055 371
Extra Night* 228 152 456 114
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 9/11 - HR11S2TW
Hill Stand $68 AUD per person
Located opposite the Winning Post, the Hill Stand provides spectacular views of the racecourse and Melbourne city skyline.

Please Note:
- The Hill Stand is covered, however, the front and sides of the stand are subject to weather conditions. We urge you to dress appropriately and bring along the required protection e.g. sunscreen, wet weather gear etc.
Home Straight Enclosure $338 AUD per person
As the horses thunder past - you are there!

The Home Straight Enclosure sits at the very heart of a Melbourne Cup Carnival race at Flemington - and you will 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 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 will be able to bask in the excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and walk mere metres from the marquee to watch all the racing from your elevated viewing platform.

Package includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Canapés on arrival
- Plated entrée, buffet lunch and 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
- Elevated viewing platform to watch all the races
- Racebook per guest
- Access to private garden area with outdoor furniture and shaded areas
- Access to private betting facilities and bookmaker
- Live band daily

Please Note:
-The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
The Parade Lounge $368 AUD per person
For anyone passionate about horse racing - and having fun!

True lovers of racehorses at Flemington Racecourse choose the Parade Lounge for their unique Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.

The Parade Lounge puts you directly in view of the majestic Parade Ring, right above the horse stalls. Nowhere else at Flemington will put you so close to the thoroughbreds throughout the day.

Along with amazing food and drink options on offer, you will be treated to all the energy and spectacle of race day, with easy access to the racing action on field - all with the stunning Melbourne skyline for additional ambiance.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Extended grazing menu served throughout the day
- Beverage package including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Espresso cart available throughout the day
- Outdoor viewing area
- Racebook per guest
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Private betting facilities and bookmaker

Please note:
- The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
- Cocktail furniture is provided in the venue but is not reserved and there is not one seat per person
Makybe Diva Marquee $393 AUD per person
A day to remember in an exclusive marquee!

Like the great racing champion herself, reserving your place in the Makybe Diva Marquee at Flemington will stay in your memory for years to come.

You 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 will have ample opportunity to socialise in the communal courtyard and exclusive lawn area. You will also enjoy unfettered access to the all the racing action, from a seat in the Lawn Stand.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Access to a seat in a reserved section of the Lawn Stand
- Morning tea (Cup Day Only)
- Three-course plated lunch served to the table
- Afternoon tea
- Drinks service to your 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
- Racebook per guest
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Pamper Lounge services
- Private betting facilities and bookmaker

Please Note:
-The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
Skyline Restaurant $418 AUD per person
Experience the view the whole world travels to see!

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, 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
- Morning tea (Cup Day Only)
- Three-course plated lunch served to the table
- Afternoon tea
- Drinks service to your table including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Cash bar for spirits & imported beverages
- Racebook per guest
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Private betting facilities within the restaurant
- Access to bookmaker

Please Note:
-The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
Panorama Restaurant $418 AUD per person
Experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival all around you!

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

For a start, you will 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
- Morning tea (Cup Day Only)
- Three-course buffet lunch
- Buffet afternoon tea
- Drinks service to your table including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers & soft drinks
- Cash bar for spirits & imported beverages
- Racebook per guest
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Private betting facilities within the restaurant
- Access to bookmaker

Please Note:
- The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
- Bookings MUST be for groups of 10 only
The Stayers Lounge $443 AUD per person
The Stayers Lounge - In the Winning Post Enclosure!

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 grazing marquee gives you 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 the Flemington Straight. If that weren't thrilling enough, you will 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
- 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
- Racebook per guest
- 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

Please Note:
- The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
- Cocktail furniture is provided in the venue but is not reserved and therefore is not one seat per person
The Rose Room $568 AUD per person
An exquisite experience awaits in the Rose Room!

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 will feel the energy of every race, while catching your breath afterward in the stylish environment of The Rose Room.

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

Please Note:
- Bookings MUST be for groups of 10 or 12 only on AAMI Victoria Derby Day & Lexus Melbourne Cup
- Bookings MUST be for groups of 4, 8, 10 or 12 on Kennedy Oaks Day and Stakes Day
- The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
The Perch in the Birdcage $708 AUD per person
Move to the front of the line, with a ticket to The Perch, in The Birdcage!

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 and entry into The Birdcage enclosure
- Exclusive access to The Perch marquee on the front row of The Birdcage
- Extended grazing 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
- Racebook per guest
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Access to betting facilities and bookmaker

Please note:
- The Birdcage is located in the Members' Enclosure and therefore, Members' dress regulations will be strictly enforced.
- Gentlemen are required to wear a suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes. Between 1 December and 31 March jackets may be removed.
- Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity of the Members' Enclosure.
- Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.
- Cocktail furniture is provided in the venue but is not reserved and there is not one seat per person
The Terrace Restaurant $718 AUD per person
Incredible dining. Amazing views. A memorable experience.

Elegance and excitement have always gone hand in hand in The Terrace Restaurant.

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.

The Terrace delivers a stunning dining and racing experience.

Package Includes:
- Admission to Flemington Racecourse
- Exclusive use of reserved table
- Degustation menu
- Extensive wine list and beverage service to the table (beverages are NOT included in the package price)
- Racebook per guest
- Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen
- Private betting facilities and bookmaker within the restaurant
- Personal flat screen television on each table

Please Note:
-The standard dress requirement is race wear for Ladies and jacket and tie for Gentlemen.
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 2018.
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. 2 night minimum – Adina Apartment Hotel, Northbank, InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Novotel Melbourne on Collins and The Victoria Hotel Ibis Styles

Function
Q. Where is the function being held?
A. The Derby Day Cruiser – Melbourne River Cruises
Sportsnet Punter Express One-Way Tram Car Breakfast – The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
‘The World’s Greatest’ Cup Eve Gala – TBA
Q. Is there a dress code?
A. 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 the Derby Day One Way Cruiser or a Colonial Tramcar 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 travel@sportsnetholidays.com
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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