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UK Ashes 2023 - Quite Possibly The Greatest Tour Ever Created

From AUD 9,695/pp

Join us for 2023's biggest sporting & party adventure - Ashes Cricket, Pamplona's Running of the Bulls & Croatia Sailing!

For the last 3 years we've been restricted to very little travel so we've decided to pack it all into one hell of a European summer.

This tour comes around once every four years & if Covid has taught us anything its make hay while the sun shines - this is not one to be missed!

We have two tours - one that takes in the first two Tests in Edgbaston & Lords before heading to Spain for San Fermin & then finishing in Croatia. Our second tour is a week shorter & starts at Lords before following the same route to Spain & Croatia.

Ashes at Lords & Edgbaston!

Our tour includes reserved Ashes match tickets for days one to four along with a 5th day general admission ticket if the match goes down to the wire.

We also attend Cricket Australia’s official pre-match function featuring dinner, drinks and guest speakers.

First Test: 16-20 June, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Second Test: 28 June-2 July, Lord's, London

Wimbledon

Following the conclusion of the Lord’s Test we have two more nights in London where the Wimbledon tennis championships get underway. You have the option of joining us in the overnight queue where tickets are made available for each day’s play or coming down later in the day for the afternoon queue where tickets are offered for people keen to watch the late matches in London’s mid-summer twilight.

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls

Our tour then heads to the Spanish city of Pamplona for the start of the San Fermin festival and incredible running of the bulls. The festival is one of Europe’s best with the whole city coming together for two weeks of non-stop sangria-fuelled partying!

Croatia Sailing

After three nights in Pamplona we move on to the magical coast of Croatia for seven days and nights of cruising along the Adriatic. After Split we’ll head to Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar, the perfect way to unwind!

Any Questions?

Email us at tours@thefanatics.com if you have any questions about the tour.

Inclusions

Touring Highlights



  • Ashes Test at Edgbaston (reserved seat for days 1-4, general admission for day 5)

  • Ashes Test at Lord’s (reserved seat for days 1-4, general admission for day 5)

  • Wimbledon tennis championships (tickets to be purchased separately on the day)

  • Pamplona’s San Fermin running of the bulls festival

  • Day trip to sensational San Sebastian

  • Seven nights sailing along Croatia’s incredible coastline including Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula & Hvar

Accommodation


  • Six nights at the Hilton Garden Inn, Birmingham (15-21 June)

  • Six nights own arrangements - contact us for any tips! - (21-27 June)

  • Eight nights at the Ibis London Blackfriars Hotel, London (27 June-5 July)

  • Three nights Pamplona campsite dorm bunks or hotel (5-8 July)

  • Seven nights category A+ boat in Croatia (8-15 July)

Test Match Tickets & Dinners


  • Match tickets to the 1st Test Match at Edgbaston

  • Match tickets to the 2nd Test Match at Lord's

  • Cricket Australia pre-match functions

Fanatics Tour Leader


  • Experienced Fanatics tour leader for the duration of the tour

Transfers


  • Flight & airport transfers from London to Pamplona (5 July)

  • Flight & airport transfers from Pamplona to Split (8 July)

Tour Merchandise


  • Fanatics tour merchandise

Itinerary

Thursday 15 June - Birmingham & Pre-Match Function


Welcome to Birmingham! Our extended tour option begins today ahead of the first Test tomorrow at Edgbaston.

This evening we attend the Cricket Australia pre-match function including dinner, drinks and guest speakers.
Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Hotel

Friday 16 to Tuesday 20 June - First Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham


This is it! Australia's defence of the Ashes gets underway at Edgbaston and we'll be there for every ball. C'mon the Aussies!
Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Hotel

Wednesday 21-Tuesday 27 June - Own Travel Arrangements


Those of you on our extended tour have six nights to explore the UK and Europe ahead of the second Test at Lord's. Contact our office for any tips or to be put in touch with others on tour looking for a travel buddy for these days.


Tuesday 27 June - London & Pre-Match Function


Welcome to London! Both package options come together this afternoon with check-in at our London hotel.

Tonight we will be guests at the Cricket Australia pre-match function including three-course dinner, drinks package and special guest appearances.
Overnight: Ibis London Blackfriars Hotel

Wednesday 28 June to Sunday 2 July - Second Test, Lord’s, London


An Ashes Test Match at Lord’s is something that all Australian cricket fans want to tick off their bucket list and today we get to experience it for ourselves. Whether it’s your first or tenth trip here it is always a special feeling.
Overnight: Ibis London Blackfriars Hotel

Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 July - London Sightseeing & Wimbledon


The Wimbledon tennis championships get underway this week and each day there are two options to attend. Those that are keen can join us at the overnight queue where tickets for each court along with general admission tickets are available each morning.

Otherwise you can enjoy some London sightseeing before heading out to Wimbledon to join the afternoon queue for resale tickets as people depart. Matches continue into the evening thanks to London’s late evenings, so this is a great way to sample what the world’s greatest tennis tournament is all about!
Overnight: Ibis London Blackfriars Hotel

Wednesday 5-Saturday 8 July - Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls


Pamplona’s San Fermin festival featuring the world-famous running of the bulls is an event that has to be seen to be believed. A non-stop nine-day party where the with the whole city involved, this is an event you won’t forget.

We’ll be there for the opening ceremony on July 6 and the first two bull runs on the 7th and 8th - and of course plenty of partying in between! We also take a day trip to the magical resort town of San Sebastian on July 7 to kick back on the beach and enjoy some traditional tapas!
Overnight: choice of Pamplona campsite dorm bunks or hotel

Saturday 8 to Saturday 15 July - Croatia Sailing


After three nights in Pamplona we move on to the magical coast of Croatia for seven days and nights of cruising along the Adriatic. After Split we’ll head to Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar, the perfect way to unwind!
Overnight: category A+ boat cabins (quad-share, twin or single options available)

Saturday 15 July - Tour Ends


Our tour ends this morning in Split. Contact our office (tours@thefanatics.com) to enquire about extra nights of accommodation, airport transfers or international flight options.

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UK Ashes 2023 - Quite Possibly The Greatest Tour Ever Created
Event Date/s:
15 June-2 July, 2023
Venue:
Europe
Tour Dates:
15 Jun, 2023 - 15 Jul, 2023
Tour Duration:
31 Days/30 Nights

 

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