2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival – Travel Packages & Cruises
If you’re interested in joining us at Flemington Racecourse for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival to experience one or more race days including the 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day, 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, 2019 Kennedy Oaks Day and/or the 2019 Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, then please select a package below and complete the Enquiry Form at the bottom of the package page. One of our friendly consultants will then be in touch to discuss our range of package options and inclusions, and how we can best cater to your travel requirements.
|Package Name||Nights of Accom Incl||Price (from)||Package Name||Nights of Accom Incl||Price (from)|
|‘Pacific Explorer’ P&O cruise package (departing Sydney)||6||SOLD OUT||Lexus Melbourne Cup Day & Kennedy Oaks Day package||4||$1,088|
|‘Pacific Dawn’ P&O cruise package (departing Brisbane)||7||$1,506||AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package||5||$1,305|
|Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package||2||$649||Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package||2||$319|
|AAMI Victoria Derby Day package||2||$589||6 night Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package||6||$1,347|
|Kennedy Oaks Day package||2||$499||AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package||7||$1,744|
The most lucrative two-mile (3.2km) handicap race in the world, the Lexus Melbourne Cup, otherwise referred to as “The Race That Stops a Nation™”, is without a doubt one of the world’s most prestigious and iconic horse racing events! Each year over 300,000 race goers from all over Australia and the world enter the world renowned gates of Flemington Racecourse dressed to the nines to experience the glitz, glamour, drama, and excitement of the biggest and best four days of horse racing in Australia (if not the world!). After all, there aren’t many sporting events in the world that can warrant having their own public holiday! Patrons attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival to not only witness some of the finest horse racing on the planet, have a ‘punt’ and partake in The Cup festivities; but also to soak in the atmosphere and festivities that are unlike anything else in the world.
Adding further to what’s already a fabulous experience are Sportsnet’s EXCLUSIVE functions and experiences! Whether it’s a cruise (including a scrumptious morning tea and sparkling wines, red & white wine and beers) along the Maribyrnong River getting you to the AAMI Victoria Derby Day and/or the Kennedy Oaks Day in style fitting of the occasion; or our signature Cup Day Gala Breakfast, this year set to be hosted in ‘The Pavillion’ in the stunning Arts Centre Melbourne in 2019 – Sportsnet will make your trip to the Melbourne Cup Carnival so much more than just a day(s) at the races!
2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival – Event Overview
|Event official name:||2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival|
|Event start date:||2 November 2019|
|Event end date:||9 November 2019|
|Event official website:||www.flemington.com.au/melbourne-cup-carnival|
|Event category:||Horse Racing|
|Performers:||To be announced|
|Event location:||Flemington Racecourse|
|Event address:||448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031|
|Packages in range:||10|
|Package prices from:||$319|
“The race that stops a nation is a ™ and © of the Victoria Racing Club Limited 2006”.
2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival travel packages and P&O cruises
“2018 Melbourne cup trip via the P&O Pacific Explorer – we had a fabulous time and will be looking at maybe Aussie Open tennis next year ???”
Gary Pethybridge – 21 January 2019
“I recently took a group of 12 people to the Melbourne Cup, this was the first time I have used Sportsnet Holidays. I am a person that likes control, and for this to be taken out of my hands I was a little apprehensive. The first person I dealt with was Kirby, then she left I then spoke to Glynn, as I said I like control and the many times I called Glynn, he always showed me courtesy and understanding. Sportsnet organised a Gala Dinner at the Sofitel – praise, praise, praise! What a dinner! The room looked lovely, the meal was great and too top it off they have the actual Melbourne Cup for us to have a photo with, we were blown away. I would also like to thank the person in the documents department, she could not be more obliging.
I would definitely use Sportsnet next time I go to the Melbourne Cup.”
Lyn Loydall – 12 November 2019
“A great package that was well organised and hassle free. Sincere thanks.”
Ian Ruth – November 21, 2017
“I wouldn’t add or remove anything at the current time. It was well organised and you had free time to get things done.”
Bernard Taniane – November 21, 2017
“Overall, we were satisfied with the service we received from Glynn, and assume positioning in marquee etc is out of his control. This was a once in a life time trip for most of us, and maybe more research on our part for location of marquee etc would have been beneficial. In saying that, we had an absolutely fabulous time in Melbourne!”
Mandy Harrington – 21 November, 2017
“We have just returned from our (maiden) Melbourne Cup experience booked through Sportsnet Holidays. Oh WOW! What a week we have had! I can thoroughly recommend this package, we chose our accommodation, upgraded tickets to what we wanted, stayed the time we wanted and could not fault anything! From the initial booking, to them making sure we had our tickets in plenty of time before travelling. Staff were always friendly and helpful, before hand and at the functions and everything was just fabulous! We met some lovely people at all of the functions/race days and shared lots of fun and laughs (and drinks lol) with them, which was great as we travelled as a couple. Can’t thank you enough and have already put your name out amongst many friends who are planning 2018 Biggest ‘bucket list/50th Birthday’ tick ever! Thank you again!!! Bring on your Bathurst Package Just awesome!!”
Jayne Johnston – 15 November 2017
“This was our first trip with Sportsnet and we were extremely happy with the process from start to finish.”
Bill Kennedy – November 17, 2016
“For our first visit to Melbourne it was just great. We would like to thank sportsnet for the excellent service which was provided. Will be looking into another break away for next year. Thanks again for a great time Kay Whalan.”
Kay Whalan – November 12, 2016
“We will be strongly recommending Sportsnet to others thinking of attending sports events in the future. Our experience was excellent and we will be using Sportsnet again. Well done to all of your team.”
Susan Gage – 12 November, 2019
“A very big thank you to Glynn and the Sportsnet team for putting together such a perfect package. Have highly recommended it to friends and family and will book the exact same package next time I go to The Cup.”
Amy Cole – 11 November 2019
“What a wonderful Service you did for us. Couldn’t of been done any better, thank you!”
Dawn Evans – November 11, 2016
“Thank you for our wonderful package for Melbourne Cup Day, my mum organised it through you for her 77th birthday and my sister and I were blessed to join her for a once in a lifetime memory or as mum said, ‘off her bucket list’. Everything ran like clockwork from the moment we arrived. The Gala Breakfast was amazing and the staff were pleasant and helpful, who can actually say drinking bubbles and dancing with my teenage idol at 8:00 in morning is wrong, you rocked Darryl Braithwaite! A very enjoyable two nights and Melbourne we will be back, people, public transport and even the weather shined. Thank you!”
Jules Harmer – 11 January 2016
“Absolutely fabulous! We did a 5 night package for Derby Day and Melbourne cup. Craig, the consultant, was incredibly helpful when I booked and kept me up to date with changes and booked seating etc for me when it became available. We loved the cruise to Derby Day. We were able to relax and enjoy a drink with good friends and make some new ones along the way. The Melbourne Cup Gala Breakfast was definitely a highlight! Thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by Cosentino. Having the hair and make up parlour was a nice touch too. Darryl Braithwaite was absolutely fantastic! It’s not going to be a bad day when your up dancing to his classics at 8:30 in the morning!! Our seats in the Hill Stand on both days were excellent. Will definitely book through Sportsnet again and have been and will continue to recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a fabulous trip.”
Danni-Lee Thompson – 14 November 2015
“Highly recommend booking through Sportsnet Holidays. We just spent a girls weekend in Melbourne for Derby Day, everything was planned for us, staff from the 1st call I made were so helpful and very friendly. The staff on the river cruise were also wonderful. I will do it again for sure, thank you!”
Jennifer Dunne – 3 November 2014
|AAMI Victoria Derby Day||Sat, 2 November 2019||2,500m||Colts & geldings: 55.5kg
|Three-year-olds||$2,000,000 (2018)||Black & white fashions;
|Lexus Melbourne Cup Day||Tue, 5 November 2019||3,200m||N/A||Three-year-olds and up||$7,300,000 (2018)||“The Race That Stops a Nation™”|
|Kennedy Oaks Day||Thu, 7 November 2019||2,500m||Set weights – 55.5kg||Three year old fillies||$1,000,000 (2018)||Ladies Day|
|Seppelt Wines Stakes Day||Sat, 9 November 2019||2,000m||N/A||N/A||N/A||Family Day|
Melbourne Cup Carnival: The World Can Wait
6 Night 'Pacific Explorer' P&O Cruise Package (departing Sydney)From: SOLD OUT 6 night P&O ‘Pacific Explorer’ Melbourne Cup 2019 cruise package includes: 6 nights’ accommodation aboard the P&O Pacific Explorer in an interior cabin including: – View pricing of other cabin types General Admission entry into Flemington Racecourse on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day – Return Coach transfers from Flemington Racecourse back to the ship Racing personalities ...
7 Night 'Pacific Dawn' P&O Cruise Package (departing Brisbane)7 night P&O ‘Pacific Dawn’ Melbourne Cup 2019 cruise package includes: 7 nights’ accommodation aboard the P&O ‘Pacific Dawn’ in an interior cabin including: – View pricing of other cabin types Return coach transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse General Admission entry into Flemington Racecourse on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Racing personalities onboard Fashions at ...
2 Night Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package2 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Monday 4th November, 2019 Check Out: Wednesday 6th November, 2019 Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast on Tuesday 5th November 2019, including: Reserved seat inside ...
2 Night AAMI Victoria Derby Day Package2 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day package includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Friday 1st November, 2019 Check Out: Sunday 3rd November, 2019 One-way Derby Day cruise to Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 2nd November, 2019 including: Delivery to the doorstep ...
2 Night Kennedy Oaks Day Package2 night 2019 Kennedy Oaks Day package includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Wednesday 6th November, 2019 Check Out: Friday 8th November, 2019 The Oaks Day Return Transfer to Flemington Racecourse on Thursday 7th November, 2019 including: Return water taxi ...
4 Night Lexus Melbourne Cup Day & Kennedy Oaks Day Package4 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package includes: 4 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Monday 4th November, 2019 Check Out: Friday 8th November, 2019 Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast on Tuesday 5th November 2019, including: ...
5 Night AAMI Victoria Derby Day & Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Package5 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package includes: 5 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Friday 1st November, 2019 Check Out: Wednesday 6th November, 2019 One-way Derby Day Cruise to Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 2nd November, ...
2 Night Seppelt Wines Stakes Day Package2 night 2019 Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Friday 8th November, 2019 Check Out: Sunday 10th November, 2019 General admission ticket to Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 10th November, 2019 – View Hospitality & ...
6 Night Lexus Melbourne Cup, Kennedy Oaks Day & Seppelt Wines Stakes Day Package6 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package includes: 6 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Monday 4th November, 2019 Check Out: Sunday 10th November, 2019 Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast on Tuesday ...
7 Night AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day & Kennedy Oaks Day Package7 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package includes: 7 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations – View Hotel Prices Check In: Friday 1st November, 2019 Check Out: Friday 8th November, 2019 One-way Derby Day Cruise to Flemington Racecourse on ...