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The Open Meeting Cheltenham

Horse-racing at Cheltenham

Experience the drama and excitement of the first major National Hunt event of the season on this great-value, two-day break to Cheltenham. Enjoy two full autumn afternoons of the very best horse racing.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Admission to the Best Mate Enclosure on the last two days of the Open (upgrades available)
  • One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a three-star hotel within 90 minutes by coach of Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area this morning you'll journey to Cheltenham, arriving in the early afternoon.

Your ticket includes entry to the Best Mate Enclosure, directly opposite the main stands, and you'll have access to two Grandstands, marquees and entertainments, not to mention all forms of betting, and refreshments at its Harry Ramsden's restaurant and its bars.

After a thrilling afternoon we'll head to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Two

After a leisurely breakfast we'll return to Cheltenham Racecourse, to enjoy an afternoon of racing that culminates in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle. At the end of the day's racing, we'll head for home, arriving back in the local area by late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Stockport, Wilmslow
Cornwall Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter Services M5, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymouth, Torquay
Dorset Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed Carmarthen
East Sussex
East Sussex Hastings
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hull
Essex Colchester, Southend On Sea, Thurrock Services M25, Witham
Hampshire Fareham
Hertfordshire St Albans
Kent Bromley, Rochester
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Eccles, Leigh, Oldham, Rochdale
Lincolnshire Grimsby
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Swansea
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Middlesbrough, Redcar, Thirsk, York
Norfolk Fakenham, Kings Lynn
Northamptonshire Northampton
Northumberland Morpeth
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
Somerset Bridgwater, Yeovil
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Stowmarket
Surrey Croydon, Epsom, Weybridge
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Newcastle Upon Tyne
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Pontefract
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Swansea City

Cheltenham Area Hotel ★★★

You will be allocated a good three-star hotel within a 90-minute coach transfer of Cheltenham Racecourse. All bedrooms will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all the hotels have good bars and restaurants.

Further Information

Tattersalls Enclosure upgrade

It is possible to upgrade your ticket on both days for a small supplement. Tattersalls provides extensive viewing steps, a betting hall, bars, buffets and the lounge on Level Three. Racegoers in this enclosure can also view all the activities behind the stands, including the Paddock and Unsaddling Enclosure, and have access to the Hall of Fame, the Gold Cup Restaurant and the Tented Village.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Paddy Power Gold Cup Cheltenham reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Paddy Power Gold Cup CheltenhamScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 79 reviews
(8 out of 10)


surrey Friends
feeder coach was poor 3 1/2 hours journey to long without usual main coach facilitys and driver got lost the driver should not be driving coaches his customer skills are the worse i have experience main coach driver was good eddie the rep was the best i have had on your breaks
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 18 December 2015
(9 out of 10)


Herne Bay Family
Two very long days but overall an enjoyable break. It would have been nice to have a slightly longer break coming back as 30mins was a rush to get something to eat and drink and use the toilets.
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 30 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


enjoyable, affordable break
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 30 November 2015
(10 out of 10)


Worksop Family
A very enjoyable two days. From boarding the coach to getting to Cheltenham Race Course
was very smooth. A very enjoyable day despite the weather and then on to a very good hotel, much more than expected with a second day starting with a hearty breakfast, a good day of racing and then onwards to home. Despite hold ups on the motorway due to earlier accidents, we arrived back at our destination at a very reasonable ti me. Thoroughly enjoyed our couple of days away and would certainly being using Newmarket Holidays again.
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 29 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


Gosport, Hants Family
Great Coach, Driver and Tour Guide, hotel was super and Cheltenham was fantastic, we had a great 2 day break
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 29 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


Bideford Couple
1ST class couple of days. Could have done with an option for double room. Hotel could have been closer to racecourse.
Thank you for a great break!!!
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 28 November 2015
(10 out of 10)


plymouth Couple
Ideally suited to horse racing enthusiasts pleasant company returning year on year thankyou
Confirmed traveller: 15 November 2015
Published on: 27 November 2015