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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 for an afternoon of racing culminating in the thrilling Gold Cup.

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
Bedfordshire Bedford
Cheshire Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield, Runcorn, Stockport
Cornwall Liskeard, Redruth, Saltash, Truro
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton
Dorset Bridport
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Hartlepool
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Hastings
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Goole, Hull
Essex Barking, Chelmsford, Colchester, Saffron Walden, Thurrock Services M25
Gloucestershire Gloucester
Gwent Abergavenny
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire Eastleigh, Fareham
Hertfordshire St Albans, Stevenage
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Canterbury, Gravesend, Maidstone, Margate, Rochester
Lancashire Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Bolton, Leigh, Oldham, Skelmersdale
Lincolnshire Boston, Gainsborough, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln
London Eltham
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Swansea
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Middlesbrough, Redcar, Thirsk
Norfolk Fakenham
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
Somerset Weston Super Mare
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket
Surrey Croydon, Epsom, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne
West Sussex
West Sussex Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Swansea City
Wiltshire Swindon

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 165 reviews
(9 out of 10)


St Helens Single traveller
another excellent racing break
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2017
Published on: 05 December 2017
(9 out of 10)


LONDON Single traveller
Excellent the crew were top notch. Best trip yet
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2017
Published on: 27 November 2017
(9 out of 10)


Exeter Friends
The whole experience from beginning to end was very good. The drivers, the tour guide, the hotel was comfortable and lovely food, and of course the race meetings were great.
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2017
Published on: 26 November 2017
(6 out of 10)


Overall trip ok breakfast to early told by tour guide it had to be between 7am and 8.30 am as the coach needed to leave at 9.15 am because of traffic and parking at Cheltenham. We got there at 10.30 am and the course didn’t open until 11am and the first race wasn’t until 1.15am. I have been on 5 trips with Newmarket and we never had to leave that early If that is the new itinerary I don’t think I will go again
Confirmed traveller: 19 November 2017
Published on: 26 November 2017