Travel to the heart of the Ashes Action with Austravel and Gullivers Sports Travel

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Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, is offering customers a range of test packages for cricket lovers to head down under for the 2013/14 Ashes.

Its been an exciting few months for British sport with the British Lions recent win and Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon this month. All eyes are now on the England cricket team as they compete in the third Ashes test of the current 2013 series which starts on Thursday 1 August at the Emirates Old Trafford.

Over the summer months, The England cricket team will play across sporting venues in England with the final Test being played at The Oval in London on 21 August. England is currently leading 2-0, with the first two tests under their belts. England will be hoping for a win or a draw in the third Ashes Test for them to retain the Ashes at Old Trafford, the first test match at the ground for nearly five years.

The Aussies haven’t won the Ashes on English soil since 2001 and British sport lovers are hoping the England team will win this week’s Test and defend their Ashes title, continuing the winning spree in what is turning out to be a great summer for British sport.

It will then be the turn of the England cricket team to go down under to face the Aussies once again. Alistair Cook and his team will head to Brisbane in November for the first of five tests taking place over the Christmas and New Year period. After an exciting start to the Ashes in England, the 2013/14 series of the Ashes in Australia is bound to be a very exciting sporting event not to be missed.

Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, has paired up with Gullivers Sports Travel to offer customers great packages to watch the Ashes in Australia this year. So whether you are a huge cricket fan and always dreamed of watching the Ashes firsthand or you dream of taking a once in a lifetime trip to Australia, with Austravel’s fantastic deals there is no better time to go.

The next Ashes series takes place over the New Year beak, making a trip to Australia even more memorable. Combine the fifth and final Ashes Test with the iconic New Year fireworks over Sydney’sHarbour Bridge from £2,649 per person. Austravel’s nine day holiday includes return flights from London Heathrow with Cathay Pacific, an eight night stay at the four star Citigate Central Hotel and a five day Bronze ticket for the Sydney Test starting 3 January. This holiday is based on 29 December departures.

Alternatively, take advantage of the ultimate Test package with Austravel from £2,529 per person. Austravel’s ultimate Test package combines accommodation and Bronze tickets for all five of the Ashes Series Tests and includes six nights at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel in Brisbane, six nights at the four star Mercure Grosvenor in Adelaide, six nights at the Rendezvous Studio in Perth, six nights at the four star Travelodge Southbank in Melbourne and eight nights at the four star Citigate Central Hotel in Sydney. Austravel’s ultimate Test package is perfect for those looking for great flexibility in a trip down under. Not including flights or accommodation between the Tests, this holiday is perfect for those wanting to explore Australia in between Test matches.

Ever dreamed on spending Christmas day on the beach in 30 degrees Celsius? Whether it is a traditional turkey dinner at one of Melbourne’s fantastic eateries or Aussie favourite, a BBQ, a Christmas down under will make for a truly memorable holiday season. Austravel is offering its customers the opportunity to spend Christmas in sunny Melbourne, taking in the Ashes by day and enjoying the bustling city by night. Austravel’s seven day Melbourne holiday starts from £1,769 per person and includes flights with Royal Brunei from London Heathrow, six nights accommodation at the three star Mercure Hotel in Melbourne and a five day Bronze ticket for the Melbourne Test starting on Boxing Day. This holiday to Melbourne with Austravel is based on 24 December departures.

Take a trip to Western Australia with Austravel and their 12 day holiday combing the Perth Ashes Test and the striking West Coast from £2,549 per person. Wine and dine in lively Perth, drive the scenic coastline of the West Coast and explore many of the highlights ofthis area including Margaret River, Pemberton and Albany. This holiday to Western Australia with Austravel includes a six night stay at the Rendezvous Studio Hotel in Perth, a five day Perth Bronze ticket and a six day West Coast Self-Drive which includes five nights’ accommodation and six days car hire and return flights with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow. This holiday is based on 12 December 2013 departures.

For more information on Austravel and great Ashes Test packages taking you right to the heart of the action, visit or call an expert on 0800 988 4834.

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