It is with great pleasure that Ambassador Travel invites you to join us once again in Melbourne for Australia’s most spectacular thoroughbred racing event, the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
 

The Spring Racing Carnival is a feast for racing fans, with the AAMI Victoria Derby, Emirates Melbourne Cup and Crown Oaks Day being just a sample of the superb racing you can experience throughout the carnival. With the stakes once again over a whopping $6 million the action this year is set to be as competitive as ever.

2017 Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner

 

The River Room at Melbourne’s Crown Casino will once again play host to Ambassador Travel’s exclusive Emirates Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner. You are invited to join us for a spectacular evening of fun which will be hosted well known racing personality Bryan Martin.

What better way to prepare for ‘The Race That Stops The Nation’ TM than to attend this very special event in the company of fellow racing enthusiasts!

Your evening will include a delicious 3-course meal served with beverages and a plentiful supply of fun throughout the evening with sweeps, phantom calls, racing personalities and numerous prizes to be won.

The dinner will be accompanied by entertainment from well-known Ambassador favourites Paul Martell & Jane Scali, as well as live music performed by the very talented Dean & Curruthers.

We were very fortunate last year to have the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup on display at the dinner and many people took the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their photo taken with the iconic trophy and we hope to have it present once again this year.
The Crown Casino Complex provides an array of entertainment options that you may want to explore after the Emirates Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner.

2017 Reserved Seating

 

All of our Melbourne Cup Racing Tours include reserved seating on race days with excellent views of the finishing line.

Both the Hillstand and Lawnstand seats are located opposite to the Winning Post, and the Hillstand seats have the additional benefit of being undercover. Both stands provide elevated seating, enabling excellent viewing of the finish line and racetrack proper. These stands have direct access to restaurants, cafes, bars and totes.

Hill Stand tickets are included for those attending two or more days of racing, only Lawn Stand tickets are available for those solely attending Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

A range of race day marquees and restaurant packages will also be available on request.

2017 Might & Power Tour

 

Day 1, Friday 3 November
BRISBANE / SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport for your flight to Melbourne where 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Saturday 4 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Mid-morning transfer to Flemington Racecourse for the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. AAMI Victoria Derby Day is considered by most racing purists to be the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia, if not the world. Enjoy this feast of racing action from your reserved undercover Hill Stand seat. At the conclusion of the card you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Sunday 5 November
MELBOURNE
Melbourne, like no other city, gets behind this carnival and offers a myriad of things to do. Take in the annual racing fraternity mass at Victoria’s historic St Francis Church, which is extremely popular with all the many racing personalities attending. Join one of the many optional tours, enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants, visit the beautiful gardens of Melbourne or just relax and take it easy. The choice is yours.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 4, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
With no scheduled program during the day, you may spend the day watching the Melbourne Cup Parade in the city, shopping, or join an optional tour. This evening, you will be transferred to our exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino. In the company of like-minded people enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight will be an evening to remember in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 5, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 6, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE
This day is at your leisure and you may join an optional visit to Living Legends – the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses. Located in Woodlands Historic Park, it houses some of Australia’s finest retired racehorses including Rogan Josh and Doriemus. Alternatively, travel along the famous Great Ocean Road on a Gray Line Tour.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 7, Thursday 9 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Today is the Ultimate Style Day, with the highlight being the running of the Group 1 VRC Oaks. It is a time when women of all ages come together and celebrate feminine elegance at Flemington. After this exciting day you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 8, Friday 10 November
MELBOURNE – BRISBANE / SYDNEY
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. This concludes your tour with us.

2017 Doriemus Tour

 

Day 1, Friday 3 November
BRISBANE / SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport for your flight to Melbourne where 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Saturday 4 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Mid-morning transfer to Flemington Racecourse for the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. AAMI Victoria Derby Day is considered by most racing purists to be the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia, if not the world. Enjoy this feast of racing action from your reserved undercover Hill Stand seat. At the conclusion of the card you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Sunday 5 November
MELBOURNE
Melbourne, like no other city, gets behind this carnival and offers a myriad of things to do. Take in the annual racing fraternity mass at Victoria’s historic St Francis Church, which is extremely popular with all the many racing personalities attending. Join one of the many optional tours, enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants, visit the beautiful gardens of Melbourne or just relax and take it easy. The choice is yours.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 4, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
With no scheduled program during the day, you may spend the day watching the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade in the city, shopping, or join an optional tour. This evening, you will be transferred to our exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino. In the company of like-minded people enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight will be an evening to remember in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 5, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 6, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE – BRISBANE / SYDNEY
This morning you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your return flight home. This concludes your Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour with us.

2017 Light Fingers Tour

 

Day 1, Sunday 5 November
BRISBANE / SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport today for your flight to Melbourne where upon arrival you will be transferred to the centrally located hotel of your choice. This evening is at leisure for you to enjoy the various sights of Melbourne, discover the array of dining and entertainment options available in the city or simply relax in your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
With no scheduled program during the day, you may spend the day watching the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade in the city, shopping, or join an optional tour. This evening, you will be transferred to our exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino. In the company of like-minded people enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight will be an evening to remember in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne


Day 4, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE
Once again you have a day to enjoy at your leisure and you may join an optional visit to Living Legends – the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses. Located in Woodlands Historic Park, it houses some of Australia’s finest retired racehorses including Rogan Josh and Doriemus. Alternatively, travel along the famous Great Ocean Road on a Gray Line Tour and take in one of the most majestic coastlines in the world.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 5, Thursday 9 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Today is the Ultimate Style Day, with the highlight being the running of the Group 1 VRC Oaks. It is a time when women of all ages come together and celebrate feminine elegance at Flemington. After this exciting day you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 6, Friday 10 November
MELBOURNE – BRISBANE / SYDNEY
This morning you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your return flight home. This concludes your Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour with us.

2017 Tawriffic Tour

 

Day 1, Sunday 5 November
BRISBANE / SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport today for your flight to Melbourne where upon arrival you will be transferred to the centrally located hotel of your choice. This evening is at leisure for you to enjoy the various sights of Melbourne, discover the array of dining and entertainment options available in the city or simply relax in your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
With no scheduled program during the day, you may spend the day watching the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade in the city, shopping, or join an optional tour. This evening, you will be transferred to our exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino. In the company of like-minded people enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight will be an evening to remember in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 4, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE
Once again you have a day to enjoy at your leisure and you may join an optional visit to Living Legends – the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses. Located in Woodlands Historic Park, it houses some of Australia’s finest retired racehorses including Rogan Josh and Doriemus. Alternatively, travel along the famous Great Ocean Road on a Gray Line Tour and take in one of the most majestic coastlines in the world.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 5, Thursday 9 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Today is the ultimate style day, with the highlight being the running of the Group 1 VRC Oaks. It is a time when women of all ages come together and celebrate feminine elegance at Flemington. After this exciting day you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 6, Friday 10 November
MELBOURNE
A day of leisure awaits you today and you may venture out to the surrounding regions of Melbourne and see some of the varied and exciting sights of Victoria with selected Gray Line tours. With a wealth of attractions right in the heart of the city though, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy yourself.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 7, Saturday 11 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Recognised as the Carnival’s family day, Emirates Stakes Day is the fastest growing race meeting of the Carnival with crowds topping 80,000 in recent years. The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes with Emirates Stakes Day which features many other Group races.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 8, Sunday 12 November
MELBOURNE – BRISBANE / SYDNEY
This morning you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your return flight home. This concludes your Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour with us.

2017 Think Big Tour

 

Day 1, Friday 3 November
BRISBANE / SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport for your flight to Melbourne where 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Saturday 4 November
MELBOURNE  | Race Day horsehead-red
Mid-morning transfer to Flemington Racecourse for the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. AAMI Victoria Derby Day is considered by most racing purists to be the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia, if not the world. Enjoy this feast of racing action from your reserved undercover Hill Stand seat. At the conclusion of the card you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Sunday 5 November
MELBOURNE
Melbourne, like no other city, gets behind this carnival and offers a myriad of things to do. Take in the annual racing fraternity mass at Victoria’s historic St Francis Church, which is extremely popular with all the many racing personalities attending. Join one of the many optional tours, enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants, visit the beautiful gardens of Melbourne or just relax and take it easy. The choice is yours.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 4, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
With no scheduled program during the day, you may spend the day watching the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade in the city, shopping, or join an optional tour. This evening, you will be transferred to our exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino. In the company of like-minded people enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight will be an evening to remember in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 5, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 6, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE
Once again you have a day to enjoy at your leisure and you may join an optional visit to Living Legends – the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses. Located in Woodlands Historic Park, it houses some of Australia’s finest retired racehorses including Rogan Josh and Doriemus. Alternatively, travel along the famous Great Ocean Road on a Gray Line Tour and take in one of the most majestic coastlines in the world.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 7, Thursday 9 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Today is the ultimate style day, with the highlight being the running of the Group 1 VRC Oaks. It is a time when women of all ages come together and celebrate feminine elegance at Flemington. After this exciting day you will
be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 8, Friday 10 November
MELBOURNE
A day of leisure awaits you today and you may venture out to the surrounding regions of Melbourne and see some of the varied and exciting sights of Victoria with one of our selected Gray Line tours. With a wealth of attractions right in the heart of the city though, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy yourself.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 9, Saturday 11 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Recognised as the Carnival’s family day, Emirates Stakes Day is the fastest growing race meeting of the Carnival with crowds topping 80,000 in recent years. The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes with Emirates Stakes Day and features not only the Emirates Stakes, but many other Group races. At the conclusion of this final raceday, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 10, Sunday 12 November
MELBOURNE
This morning you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your return flight home. This concludes your Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour with us.

Day 1, Sunday 5 November
BRISBANE / SYDNEY – MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport today for your flight to Melbourne where upon arrival you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. This evening is at leisure for you to enjoy the various sights of Melbourne or simply relax in your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
With no scheduled program during the day, you may spend the day watching the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade in the city, shopping, or join an optional tour. This evening, you will be transferred to our exclusive Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino. In the company of like-minded people enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities. Tonight will be an evening to remember in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 4, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE – BRISBANE / SYDNEY

This morning you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your return flight home. This concludes your 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival Tour with us.

Day 1, Saturday 4 November
SYDNEY (Cruise Terminal)
Today you will board P&O’s Melbourne Cup Carnival Cruise Tour. Check in and embarkation will commence from 1:00pm ready to set sail for Melbourne by 4:00pm.
Accommodation: On Board

Day 2, Sunday 5 November
DAY AT SEA (Cruising)
Accommodation: On Board

Day 3, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE
This morning you will arrive into the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. After breakfast, it is suggested that you make your way into the city centre where you can watch the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade or do some last minute shopping in preparation for ‘the race that stops a nation’TM.
Accommodation: On Board

Day 4, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE |  Race Day horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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. At the conclusion you will be transferred back to the ship.
Accommodation: On Board

Day 5, Wednesday 8 November
MELBOURNE
Today is at your leisure. Why not take one of the shore excursions offered by the Pacific Pearl / Jewel or simply do your own thing and stroll through the streets of Melbourne’s fashionable shopping districts or make you way to the famous Lygon Street for a fabulous coffee or pizza.
Accommodation: On Board

Day 6, Thursday 9 November
DAY AT SEA (Cruising)
Accommodation: On Board

Day 7, Friday 10 November
SYDNEY
This morning you will arrive into Sydney completing the tour.

2017 Melbourne Cup Golf Tour

 
 

Day 1, Thursday 2 November
ARRIVE MELBOURNE
Make your way to the domestic airport for your flight to Melbourne where upon arrival you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. This evening you have the opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow golfers over casual welcome drinks.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 2, Friday 3 November
MELBOURNE | Golf Day 
Today you will be transferred to Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club to enjoy your first round of golf on the tour. This Greg Norman design is ranked inside Australia’s Top 50 public courses and has hosted the Victorian PGA five times. The strategic links style layout demands concentration and features some memorable holes.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 3, Saturday 4 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day  horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse this morning for the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. AAMI Victoria Derby Day is considered to be the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia, if not the world. Enjoy this feast of racing action from your reserved undercover Hill Stand seat. At the conclusion of the card you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 4, Sunday 5 November
MELBOURNE | Golf Day 
This morning after breakfast embark on a scenic drive to Mornington Peninsula to enjoy 18 holes at one of Australia’s premier public access courses – The Dunes. Incorporating an exciting layout that is both challenging and rewarding, The Dunes is a true masterpiece that can be enjoyed by golfers of all standards.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 5, Monday 6 November
MELBOURNE | Golf Day 
Today the third & final round of the tour take place at 13th Beach which is on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula and is the current host of the Victorian Open. The natural links style ‘Beach Course’ (Australia’s 9th ranked public course) features some of the best par 3’s in the country. This evening you will be transferred to our exclusive Emirates Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino to enjoy an evening of dinner, live entertainment and interviews with racing personalities.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 6, Tuesday 7 November
MELBOURNE | Race Day  horsehead-red
Transfer to Flemington Racecourse to bask in the excitement and atmosphere of Australia’s richest and most famous raceday of the year. The $6.175 million Emirates 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.
Accommodation: Melbourne

Day 7, Wednesday 8 November
DEPART MELBOURNE
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Tullamarine Airport for your flight home. Alternatively you may extend your stay in Victoria or perhaps continue your golfing adventures in Tasmania with golf extension to either Barnbougle or King Island.

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