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THE LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP

29 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2021

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ITINERARY
Go ‘behind the scenes’ at Flemington Racecourse; our special visit without the crowds, to see the famous rose gardens, parade grounds and marshalling yards, the day before the race, with the roses looking their best. Visit Heide Museum of Modern Art and Cloudehill Garden.
DAY 1
Friday 29 October 2021
Home – Melbourne (D)

Depart Sydney with your Ross Tour Leader, Carolyn Dwyer for your flight to Melbourne. Check into our hotel located in the heart of Melbourne. Join your fellow travellers for cocktails and Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 2
Saturday 30 October 2021
Cloudehill Garden (B/L)

We are heading up to the top of the Dandenong Ranges today to the charming village of Olinda. Cloudehill is our destination, the famous garden of Jeremy Francis. This ‘Arts and Crafts’ style garden is set within woodlandsof 80-year-old beech, magnolias, maples and Himalayan tree rhododendrons. The work of a supreme plantsmanwho gives every plant the care it needs to shine. The result is breath-taking beauty. Lunch today is overlooking the exquisite suite of garden rooms.

Accommodation: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 3
Sunday 31 October 2021
Heide Museum of Modern Art (B)

Heide Museum of Modern Art is our destination this morning that began life in 1934 as the home of Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions. Amassing an outstanding collection of the contemporary art of their time, the Reeds commissioned the construction of a ‘gallery to be lived in’. This modernist architectural icon eventually opened as a public art museum in November 1981. They are remembered as champions of modern art and literature and remain two of Australia’s most important art benefactors. We will explore the gardens that Sunday Reed loved so much, her walled garden, the wild garden and the famous kitchen garden in which Sunday worked daily.

Accommodation: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 4
Monday 1 November 2021
Flemington Race Course (B/D)

A special pre-race day visit has been arranged this morning at Flemington Racecourse with a walking tour of the grounds with roses all the way; 16,000 of them all looking spectacular. Without the crowds we will be able to explore the gardens and visit the Flemington Heritage Centre. Time to relax at our hotel before a special Gala dinner this evening at Crown Casino. We’ll be wined, dined and entertained, and we’ll meet racing personalities. It promises to be a great night in preparation for tomorrow’s race.

Accommodation: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 5
Tuesday 2 November 2021
The Lexus Melbourne Cup (B)

It’s race day at Flemington! Shoes polished, tiaras gleaming and we’re there. We have great seats to enjoy the festivity, the fashions and the fun of the Lexus Melbourne Cup. We have our own coach to get back to our hotel at the end of a very exciting day.

Accommodation: Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

DAY 6
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Melbourne – Home (B)

A relaxed breakfast this morning before we check-out and transfer to Melbourne Airport for our homeward flight.

HOW TO BOOK

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CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.
Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.
Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

TOUR INCLUSIONS
TOUR ESCORTED BY
CAROLYN DWYER
  • Return economy airfare Sydney/Melbourne/Sydney
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Delux accommodation in for 5 nights, including a full breakfast every day
  • 1 lunch and 2 Dinners
  • Guided tours of Flemington Racecourse gardens
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including private gardens including Private gardens including Cloudehill, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Flemington Racecourse Gardens, Australian Racing Museum
TOUR PRICE

Twin share, land only $4,395 per person
Twin share, including air $4,795 per person
Single supplement $1,095

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Price is based on departure ex Sydney

DISCOUNTS

Early Bird $200. Book and pay before 1/7/21
Previous Traveller discount $100
Garden Clinic Member discount $50

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