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 Penfolds Victoria Derby Day
  • Racing at Flemington for Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
  • Lexus Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner at Crown Casino


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 VRC Oaks Day or the TAB Champions 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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Marriott Melbourne

The Marriott Hotel, a superior first-class accommodation, is centrally located at the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets. Nestled in the heart of the Theatre District, it is conveniently close to Lygon Street, Chinatown, and a short stroll from major department stores. Guests can enjoy a wide array of facilities, including spacious guest rooms and suites, along with exceptional dining at the Essence Restaurant.

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 Marriott Melbourne where you will enjoy a 6-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 3 | 01 November

This evening enjoy welcome drinks with your fellow travellers.

Day 4 | 02 November

Join your fellow travellers on your transfer to Flemington Racecourse today. On arrival, you'll be taken to your Hill Stand seat to 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 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.

Day 7 | 05 November

You'll be taken to Flemington Racecourse to enjoy Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.

Day 8 | 06 November

You'll be picked up this morning and transferred to Melbourne International Airport for your flight to Singapore. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Sentosa Island for your 4 night stay at Capella Singapore.

Days 9 - 11 | 07 - 09 November

Days at leisure. Spend your days exploring Sentosa Island and all it has to offer - relax at the beach or venture to Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World. Or why not head into the city and visit the famous Gardens by the Bay?

Day 12 | 10 November

Spend your day at leisure before being transferred back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 13 | 11 November

Arrive back in the UK.
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Hill Stand Reserved Seating

Enjoy Reserved Seating in the Hill Stand for Penfolds Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival with Singapore

30 Oct - 10 Nov | 10 nights from £7,815 pp

Includes Flights, Accommodation & Tickets
Your tour includes:
  • Return scheduled economy class flights to Melbourne via Singapore
  • 6 nights' accommodation at the Marriott Melbourne
  • 4 nights' accommodation at the Capella Singapore
  • Hill Stand Seating at Flemington Racecourse
  • Cup Eve Gala Dinner 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 Ambassador Travel an Official Tourist Operator of the Victoria Racing Club.

"the celebration that stops a nation is a ™ and © of the Victoria Racing Club Limited 2006"

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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