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Sports Lovers Tour of Melbourne

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the Australian sports culture
  • Lunch at Etihad Stadium
  • Tour venues of popular sporting events
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday - Friday

    Duration

    5 hours

    Start time

    0830h (08:30am)
    Duration:
    Sports Lovers Tour with Melbourne Cricket Ground: 5 hours
    Sports Lovers Tour with Rod Laver Arena: 5 hours
    Sports Lovers Tour with Fosters Australia Brewery Tour: 5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your city hotel in Melbourne.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your city hotel in Melbourne

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Flemington is a perfect haven for sports lovers. Explore Flemington Racecourse, the suburb’s most renowned landmark, which hosts the Melbourne Cup horse race on the first Tuesday in November since 1861. Drive around the Albert Park on the Grand Prix circuit, Melbourne’s venue of spectacular cultural and sporting events. The tour promises to bring alive the sporting spirit of the city of Flemington framed in a placid aura.

    Itinerary

    Tour 1: Sports Lovers Morning Tour with Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Visit the venues that host some of Australia's favourite sporting events. Explore Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup the horse race that stops the nation. Drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Tour behind the scenes of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG is a super stage for Australian sport, stadium for the 1956 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, International Cricket and Australian Rules Football. Highlights of the tour (all subject to availability) include; The Northern Stand, Coaches box, Players change rooms (football and cricket), Cricket viewing room, Long Room, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre, The Ponsford Stand - Aerial views, and walk on the hallowed turf (arena). Drive to Etihad Stadium and enjoy lunch overlooking the arena. An unforgettable experience for sports lovers.

    Tour 2: Sports Lovers Morning Tour with Rod Laver Arena

    A city sights tour for sports lovers! Visit the venues that host some of Australia's favourite sporting events. Explore Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup - the horse race that stops the nation. Drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Tour Rod Laver Arena at one of the world's busiest sports and entertainment precincts. Enjoy an insiders point of view as you are taken through Australian Open tournament control, the change room used by the world's best tennis players, the Walk of Fame, up to the superboxes and VIP hospitality areas, inside the media centre theatrette and, events permitting, onto the Arena (all subject to availability). Lunch included at Etihad Stadium. An unforgettable experience for sports fans.

    Tour 3: Sports Lovers Tour plus Fosters Australia Brewery Tour

    What a combination - sports and beer! Visit Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup - the horse race that stops the nation. Drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Choose between Melbourne Cricket Ground or Rod Laver Arena Tour options (details below). Enjoy lunch overlooking the Telstra Dome arena. Tour the Fosters Australia Brewery, famous for Fosters and our favourites Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, Crown Lager and Pure Blonde. This fascinating tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the past, present and future of beer and brewing in Australia through interactive displays and a guided tour of Australia's largest brewery. And yes, there is an opportunity to sit at the free tasting bar! Souvenir gift included. Please wear flat comfortable shoes. Open toe shoes/sandals are not permitted within brewing production area. This tour also includes numerous stairs.

    Tour Option 1: Melbourne Cricket Ground:
    Tour behind the scenes of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The MCG is a super stage for Australian sport, stadium for the 1956 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, International Cricket and Australian Rules Football. Highlights of the tour (all subject to availability) include; The Northern Stand, coaches box, players change rooms (football and cricket), cricket viewing room, the Long Room, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre, The Ponsford Stand - aerial views, and walk on the hallowed turf (arena).

    Tour Option 2 - Rod Laver Arena:
    Rod Laver Arena is located at one of the world's busiest sports and entertainment precincts. Enjoy an insider's point of view as you are taken through Australian Open tournament control, the change room used by the world's best tennis players, the Walk of Fame, up to the superboxes and VIP hospitality areas, inside the media centre theatrette and, events permitting, onto the Arena (all subject to availability).Please note this option is not available between 18DEC-09FEB.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Sports Lovers Tour with Melbourne Cricket Ground:
    • Flemington (home of the Melbourne Cup)
    • Drive around the Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park
    • Behind the scenes tour of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    • Lunch at Etihad Stadium

    • Sports Lovers Tour with Fosters Australia Brewery Tour:
    • Flemington (home of the Melbourne Cup)
    • Drive around the Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park
    • Choose between Melbourne Cricket Ground tour OR Rod Laver Arena tour
    • Lunch at Etihad Stadium
    • Tour of Fosters Australia Brewery with free tastings

    • Sports Lovers Tour with Rod Laver Arena:
    • Flemington (home of the Melbourne Cup)
    • Drive around the Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park
    • Tour of Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park
    • Lunch at Etihad Stadium
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    Please specify your option choice clearly at the time of booking.
    All tours are in English language

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • really enjoyed tour experience, great leader

      very informative and interesting...

      Helen Thomas