Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy Welcome Drinks with fellow travellers
  • Lexus Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino
  • See the famous Flemington Rose Gardens
  • Experience the ‘the race that stops a nation ™
  • Stay on Singapore's Sentosa Island

Price Includes

  • Return flights to Melbourne in economy
  • 10 nights' 5* accommodation
  • Racing at Flemington for AAMI Victoria Derby Day
  • Racing at Flemington for Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
  • Crown Casino Dinner


The popularity of the Lexus Melbourne Cup, Australia’s premier race, is now internationally accepted with European entries commonplace.

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day, held on Saturday 2nd November, is commonly considered the best day for racing purists and marks the start of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in style.  It provides the only all-Group race-day on the Australian racing calendar. On Tuesday 5th November, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day attracts well over 100,000 race-goers eager to experience the carnival atmosphere. Run over a gruelling 3,200 metres the Lexus Melbourne Cup is a race widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world.

The jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown is the Lexus Melbourne Cup, one of the world's richest staying races, offering $8.4 million in prize money.

To further enjoy your visit to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, why not ask about extending your stay and taking in the Kennedy Oaks Day or the Seppelt Wines Stakes Day?

Thanks to our strong expert pedigree, we’re able to source the best rates, top seats and exceptional added value for our clients in Melbourne. You truly are in the best hands with our team, who have been taking clients on dream racing holidays Down Under for 30 years.

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Next Hotel Melbourne

Be in the heart of this incredible city with a stay at Next Hotel Melbourne, a Curio Collection by Hilton. Elegant rooms, La Madonna Bar & Restaurant, club room and fitness centre make this hotel the perfect base to explore. Set in Melbourne's East End, surrounded by coffee shops, hospitality hot spots and high end fashion stores.

Capella Singapore

Down on the island of Sentosa, which is connected to mainland Singapore via a causeway, the Capella hotel offers a relaxing retreat from the bustle of the city yet remains wonderfully close to all the highlights of this great destination. The Capella Singapore sits on 30 acres of manicured gardens and towering trees, spilling down the hillside towards the South China Sea; a privileged position that endows the resort with sweeping views of the bay beyond.

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Day 1 | 30 October

Depart London on your flight to Melbourne

Day 2 | 31 October

Upon arrival into Melbourne you will be transferred to the Next Hotel where you will enjoy a 6-night stay. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your Hosts and Fellow Travellers.

Day 3 | 01 November

Enjoy a Derby Day-Eve Luncheon

Day 4 | 02 November

Join your fellow travellers on a Champagne cruise transfer to Flemington Racecourse today. On arrival, you'll e taken to your premium hospitality toe enjoy the Penfold Victoria Derby Day.

Day 5 | 03 November

Enjoy a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Melbourne.

Day 6 | 04 November

Enjoy the Call of the Card luncheon at Crowne Casino

Day 7 | 05 November

You'll be taken to Flemington Racecourse to enjoy another day in premium hospitality for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.
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Hill Stand Hospitality

Enjoy Premium Hospitality in the Hill Stand for Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

Skyline Hospitality

Enjoy Premium Hospitality in the Skyline Lounge with reserved seat on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

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Melbourne Cup Carnival with Singapore

30 Oct - 11 Nov | 10 nights from £5,995 pp

Includes Flights, Accommodation & Tickets
Your tour includes:
  • Return scheduled economy class flights to Melbourne via Singapore
  • 6 nights' accommodation at the Next Hotel Melbourne
  • 4 nights' accommodation at the Capella Singapore
  • Premium Hospitality at Flemington Racecourse
  • Call of the Card Luncheon at Crown Casino
  • Transfers throughout
  • Assistance of our local representatives

As this is not an escorted tour, our experienced local representatives will be on hand to assist you throughout your stay.

Melbourne Cup Carnival tickets are provided via Australian Racing Tours, who have over 12 years experience in hosting premium racing tours across the world. 

Tailor-made Itineraries

As always with Spectate, you’ll be pampered with a first-rate service throughout your experience.

For your journey to and from Australia we can arrange premium lounge access, flight upgrades and personal meet and greets to ensure every element of your journey is seamless and stress-free. You'll receive 24-hour assistance and a personal concierge service to help you to get the best out of your stay.

Why Choose Us?


Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

For 30 years, we have crafted and delivered the highest quality, unforgettable experiences

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