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Cheltenham Festival 2023

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14th - 17th March 2023

Exclusive Experiences to Cheltenham for just £249pp!
 

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Frankie Dettori

(Racing Breaks Ambassador)

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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 Atmosphere & Iconic Roar

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About the 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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2 nights  accomodation at a hotel of your choice

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Return Coach Transfers from your hotel to the Racecourse

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Best Mate Ticket to the Cheltenham Festival - upgrades available

Our South Cheltenham option is recommended for those travelling from the South East and West and ideal for those travelling to Bristol Airport 

Our North Cheltenham option is recommended for those travelling from the North or travelling to Birmingham International Airport 

 

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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South Cheltenham Upgrade Experience

From £249pp

ibis Bristol Centre is situated in Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside area. The modern hotel has bright bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access and tea/coffee making facilities. The stylish bar and cafe restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and a varied dinner menu. Located just a 10 minute walk from many bars and restaurants and a 20 minute walk to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station, this makes it a great location for those looking to combine a trip to Cheltenham with the opportunity to head out in the evening for dinner and drinks.

Example Experience Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • Breakfast each morning

  • Return coach transfers to Cheltenham Racecourse

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

Why stay here:​

- Perfect for access from the South, Bristol Airport and Temple Meads station

- Within walking distance from Bristol City Centre

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North Cheltenham Experience

From £249pp

Located within the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Stratford Manor Hotel is 4* Spa hotel located just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. 
The bedrooms feature a flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi access, and all have stylish modern decor with ensuite bathrooms complete with designer toiletries. Guests can relax in the sauna and steam room at the Stratford Manor Leisure Club. There is also a fully equipped gym, an indoor swimming pool and a new spa. Shakespeare Restaurant serves a creative British menu featuring fresh local produce while the Terrace Lounge offers speciality coffees, light lunches and real ales.

 

Example Experience Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • Breakfast each morning

  • Return coach transfers to Cheltenham Racecourse

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

Why stay here:​

- Perfect for access from the North

- 5 minutes from Birmingham International Airport, International Station and NEC Resort World

 
 
 

Ticket Guide 

Best Mate Enclosure at Cheltenham Racecourse for the Cheltenham Festival

Best Mate Enclosure

Best Mate might be the cheapest ticket choice but offers arguably the best atmosphere. 

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

Party in the Pavilion acts as the enclosure's own live music venue during The Festival, with DJs and 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 activities and entertainment such as the Shopping Village is not available from Best Mate.

Day by Day Guide

 
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Day 1- Champions Day - Tuesday

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 excitments 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

Transfers to the racecourse are included on the same day as your ticket. Coaches depart your hotel with enough time to get to Cheltenham at gates opening, then depart around 45 minutes after the last race. Transfers will take approx. 1 hour from Bristol and Birmingham depending on traffic. If you do fancy soaking up the post racing atmosphere and heading into town after the races, both Bristol and Birmingham can be reached by by train in just over an hour from Cheltenham Spa station.

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: +£25.00

Club Enclosure from: +£45.00

Additional Racedays

Additional days racing can be added to this package for the advertised ticket price.

Additional Nights

Add an additional nights accommodation at the hotel from: +£100.00 per person

Payment Information

All Cheltenham Festival experiences can be booked with just a £25 per person deposit to secure your ticket. A further deposit of £75.00 per person is due 2 months after the date of your booking in order to finalise your accommodation requirements. 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 - Initial deposit
Two months after date of booking: £75 - Second deposit 
Friday 6th January 2023: Final balance