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Cheltenham Festival

Tuesday 14th March - Friday 17th March 2023

Secure your place for just £25pp with nothing more to pay until next year on our exclusive Cheltenham Festival experiences with Matt Chapman!

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Book with just a £25 initial deposit to secure your ticket

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Book your trip with Europe's Largest Racing Travel Company

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Experience the Cheltenham Roar in March 2023

About Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt season that provides an unrivalled buzz as 250,000 people descend onto the beautiful Cotswold Hills over four days of scintillating action. Champions are decided, heroes are made, and reputations are left in ruins as the finest horses, jockeys, and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours and nearly £4m of prize money.

‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ really is the only place you should find yourself in the middle of March!

 
 

What's Included?

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1 night bed and breakfast accommodation 

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Exclusive access to  Cheltenham Festival Preview with Matt Chapman

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Return Coach Transfers from your hotel to the Racecourse

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 Tickets to Cheltenham Festival - upgrades available

More information on which day to go, ticket upgrades and enclosures and booking details can be found using the links below

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Cheltenham Experience:
DoubleTree by Hilton  

From
£159pp

You can enjoy a comfortable stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton, which is home to a health club with a swimming pool and hot tub. All rooms offer 24-hour room service, and feature a 49-inch LCD TV and free-wifi.

 

The hotels’ restaurant, Brunel's Hat serves a selection of British menu options, and the hotel also features a lounge bar serving beverages and light snacks. An easy drive from the M4 and M5 motorways and a 20 minute journey from Bristol Parkway and Temple Meads Station, this hotel is conveniently located for those wishing to continue post racing celebrations in Bristol. 

Example Experience Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation 

  • Breakfast the following morning

  • Free drink on arrival at the hotel

  • Access to our exclusive Matt Chapman Preview

  • Return coach transfers to Cheltenham Racecourse

  • Tickets to the Cheltenham Festival - (choose from Best Mate, Tattersalls or Club) - see ticket options here

Book Now for £25pp!

Free Parking | 20 minutes from Bristol City Centre | Room upgrades available

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Upgraded Experience:
St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club

From
£199pp

Housed within a historic 14th-century manor house, St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club is surrounded by 400 acres of parkland. The beautifully designed rooms with luxury bedding, flat-screen TVs, large desks, Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service, are the perfect base for your Cheltenham stay.

 

Experience the best of British dishes in the Cast Iron Bar & Grill or take a moment to relax in the spa, workout in the gym or take to the fairway to perfect your technique before heading to the races. 

Example Experience Includes:

  • 1 nights accommodation 

  • Dinner the evening of your stay

  • Breakfast the following morning

  • Access to our exclusive Matt Chapman Preview

  • Return coach transfers to Cheltenham Racecourse

  • Tickets to the Cheltenham Festival - (choose from Best Mate, Tattersalls or Club) - see ticket options here

Book Now for £25pp!

4* Country Club Hotel | Easily accessible from the M4 | Option to add Golf!

 
 

Ticket Guide 

Best Mate Enclosure at Cheltenham Racecourse for the Cheltenham Festival

Best Mate Enclosure

Best Mate might be the cheapest ticket choice but still offers a great atmosphere. 

The enclosure is positioned opposite the main Grandstand, providing an excellent view of the racing, betting facilities, bars and a variety of food choices. 

Party in the Pavilion acts as the enclosure's own live music venue during, with DJs & bands playing throughout the week. It's ideal for the novice racegoers who are eager to enjoy the atmosphere and get up close to the racing.

Access to the Parade Ring or additional entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

Day by Day Guide

 
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Day 1: Champion Day

Tuesday 14th March 2023

This is where The Festival starts!

The opening day of The Festival, known as Champion Day, is headlined by the Champion Hurdle, which has been won over the years by some of historys biggest names, the likes of Honeysuckle, Istabraq and Hurricane Fly. One of the most popular days, Champions Day is where the excitment begins as everyone is buzzing to be back!

 

Make sure you are there this time around to witness who'll be writing their name in the history books.

Other Information

What to wear

There is no set dress code for The Festival but clients are asked to dress for the weather and take some inspiration from seasoned Festival Goers! 

Fancy dress is permitted as long as the outfit is not offensive and the racecourse reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise.

Please note, fancy dress is not permitted in the Club enclosure.

Transfers

Experiences include return racecourse transfers which are included on everyday that you book to attend the racing.

Transfers depart your hotel with enough time to get to Cheltenham at gates opening, then depart around 45 minutes after the last race. 

Ticket Upgrade Prices

Ticket upgrade prices can be found by clicking 'more info' on each experience option. 

Best Mate Enclosure: Included as standard (no supplement)

Tattersalls Enclosure from: +£20.00

Club Enclosure from: +£50.00

Additional Racedays

Thinking of going racing for more than one day? Additional days can be booked at the advertised price when booking. 

Additional Nights

Why not make the most of your stay and add an additional nights accommodation?

DoubleTree Bristol North Hotel from: £90 per person

Marriott St. Pierre from: £120 per person

Payment Information

All Cheltenham Festival experiences can be booked with just a £25 per person deposit.

Please note this is a non refundable deposit.

The final balance is then not due until Friday 6th January 2023.

Payment Schedule

Upon Booking: £25 per person deposit
Friday 6th January 2023: Final balance

 

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