Book Early for 2013 Christmas and New Year Down Under and Combine it with the Celebrated Ashes

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Austravel, the leading Australasia Specialist, is offering its customers fantastic packages combining Christmas and New Year down under with the famous test cricket series.

Christmas festivities might just have come to an end but there is no reason why planning ahead for Christmas 2013 couldn’t be done now to help with those post-Christmas blues. Ever wished of spending the holiday season in the summer’s heat, getting away from the stresses of the obligatory shopping, cooking and entertaining, then look at an early Christmas treat to yourself down under.

Christmas Day in Australia can reach up to 30 degrees, so it’s not unusual to see BBQ’s on the beaches. Spend Christmas day relaxing on the beach with a traditional BBQ or find spend it in a restaurant that will cook Christmas dinner - saving the hours which would normally be spent slaving over the stove. What a wonderful way to spend the holiday season than by visiting Australia’s varied cities from Sydney to Melbourne.

This coming year will offer an exceptional reason to spend Christmas down under. November through to January, Australia will also hold the annual Ashes test matches. The famous test cricket series is one of the most celebrated rivalries in international cricket, originally starting in 1882. Our English stars will play against Australia for the tests which comprise of five test matches with two innings per match. Whether Austravel customers are a huge cricket fans, or just like to soak up some sun and take in the atmosphere, combine a Christmas or New Year down under with the exciting Ashes.

Austravel customers can take advantage of a 14 day holiday to Melbourne and Sydney from £2795 per person. Depart 24 December 2013 and return 8th January with Qantas for a once in a lifetime, Christmas and New Year in Australia - fitting perfectly with the last two Ashes Tests. This price includes return international flights, five nights at the three star Quality Batman Hotel in Melbourne with the Phillip Island Penguin and Wildlife Experience and eight nights at three star Cambridge Hotel in Sydney with a Captain Cook Sydney Harbour Cruise and a Blue Mountains Day Trip.

Melbourne is Australia’s most stylish and cosmopolitan city. A stay in Melbourne is guaranteed to be unforgettable with so much to see and do. Enjoy cool eateries, culture and history in its museums and beautiful parklands and beaches. Sydney, home to the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House is a vibrant, laidback city that will no doubt spoil its visitor with more memorable experiences. Like Melbourne, enjoy a mix of beaches and parklands, lifestyles and eat at world class restaurants.

For more information on Austravel, hotels and flights to Australia over Christmas and the Ashes, visit or call a specialist on 0800 988 4834.

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