2017-18 Ashes Series
in conjunction with Freedom Australia
Melbourne Test Packages
24 – 31 December 2017
These flexible Test packages include hotel accommodation for the dates above and 5 match day tickets with reserved seating. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing a double or twin room.
Your FREEDOM consultant can also arrange:
- Extra nights before or after the match
- Upgrade to Silver, Gold or Platinum category seating
- Breakfast at your hotel daily
- Dining option and access to members lounge and seating
- Match tickets for one person only (reduction given)
- Celebrity pre match function
You will find a great range of city centre hotels to meet every standard and budget – choose from our selection below or call 0333 234 2673 or click here to make an enquiry.
A comfortable apartment hotel in an excellent location close to the Melbourne Aquarium, Etihad Stadium and opposite the Southern Cross Railway Station. The Hotel is located in the middle of the free city tram zone allowing for impromptu sightseeing and easy access to the city’s shopping and attractions.
Air conditioning and Smart TV and media hub.
Restaurant, café, bar, guest laundry and free WiFi.
7 night package with tickets from £812
Holiday Inn on Flinders
Located in the heart of the city just a short walk from the banks of the Yarra River and Melbourne’s Sea Life Aquarium the Holiday Inn on Flinders offers comfortable accommodation with the free tram service on your doorstep to allow you get around the city. The MCG is a 40 minute walk away.
Air conditioned hotel rooms with TV and en suite bathroom
Outdoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, restaurant and bar.
7 night package with tickets from £842
Beautifully appointed apartments beside the Yarra River and opposite the Southbank’s renowned entertainment precinct, where locals gather to enjoy the trendy cafés, international restaurants and the Crown Casino.
Air conditioning, cable TV with in-house movies and free WiFi. Apartments two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, laundry and lounge dining area. Studios have kitchenettes and use of guest laundry.
Indoor heated pool, cafe/restaurant, bar, use of nearby gym.
7 night package with tickets from £858
Oaks on Market
Contemporary, well appointed studios in the heart of Melbourne's bustling centre, with shops, bars and the city's famous street cafes all around. The Yarra River and Federation Square are nearby or catch a tram to the Botanical Gardens or lively St Kilda Beach - only 15 minutes from the city.
Air conditioning, cable TV and CD player.
Indoor heated pool, spa, gym, sauna, restaurant, lounge bar, guest laundry.
7 night package with tickets from £1022
With large, modern guestrooms and excellent views out over the Yarra River and city skyline the Crown Promenade is a stylish and award winning hotel. Within the individual hotel guests have access to a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
Air conditioned hotel rooms with floor to ceiling windows, cable TV and in house movies
Indoor infinity swimming pool, gym, spa, extensive choice of restaurants and bars.
7 night package with tickets from £1096
Official Melbourne Ashes Function
Soak up the atmosphere with fellow cricket fans at this official function hosted by Cricket Australia. This two hour event will feature former cricketing greats and special guest appearances. Hear about famous Ashes battles and preview the next installment as each Ashes Test match is closely dissected and analysed. Please note this is a morning event which begins at 7:30 on the second day of play.
- Date: 27 December 2017
- Time: 07:30
- Venue: Crown Palladium
- Includes: Entertainment, hot and cold breakfast options, tea, coffee and juice. Transport will be on hand to transport you to the MCG after the event.
- Official Melbourne Ashes Test Function: £89 per person
Melbourne has long established itself as the sporting and cultural capital of Australia and certainly knows how to host such a major event. The city’s Laneways are alive with street art, café culture and boutique shopping and the Southbank area is the focus of entertainment with the Crown Casino, al fresco dining and the nightly fireball display along the banks of the Yarra. Further afield is Phillip Island which plays host to hundreds of penguins coming ashore each night, the Great Ocean Road and the wine growing region of the Yarra Valley.
Combine the Ashes Tests with a longer stay in Australia. Here is just one example of an Ashes holiday you can enjoy. Ask you Freedom Australia consultant to design an itinerary just for you.
CHRISTMAS, CRICKET & CELEBRATIONS – 26 DAYS
Melbourne and Sydney Tests
Guarantee your seat at the exciting finales’ played in Melbourne and Sydney. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Victoria and the world’s most famous New Year celebrations on Sydney Harbour. Includes:
- 10 nights Melbourne accommodation and 5 day match tickets to the Melbourne Test
- Day tour to Phillip Island to watch the nightly penguin parade
- Great Ocean Road day tour to see the natural wonders of Victoria’s dramatic coastline
- Flight from Melbourne to Sydney
- 12 nights in Sydney including New Year and 5 day match tickets to the final Test.
- Day tour to take in the beauty of the Blue Mountains
Christmas, Cricket and Celebrations from £2924
Including international flights £4469 per person