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Grand Cup Day Out Package

Portarlington Grand Hotel Tuesday 7 November

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Grand Cup Day Out Package

Portarlington Grand Hotel Tuesday 7 November
Limited to 60 tickets available

Join us this Melbourne Cup for a Grand Cup experience at the Portarlington Grand Hotel.

Start the day in style aboard a 35 m catamaran as you sail across the bay in only 70 minutes to Portarlington. When you arrive you’ll make your way to the hotel where you will receive a cold glass of sparkling bubbles to get proceedings underway.

In the lead-up to the big race, there will be Sweep Steaks on offer for those who want a little flutter, and there’ll also be a prize on offer for a ‘Fashion on the Lawn’ parade for those who want to strut their stuff.

The package also consists of a delicious lunch from the Grand Day Out Atrium menu.

Once the race is run and won, you and your group will be able to head down to the ferry at 4:30 pm and enjoy a fast ferry ride back to Melbourne departing at 5:00 pm. On the way home you can keep the good time rolling at our onboard licenced bar and enjoy a few drinks on the way home.

Please Note: There is a short walk uphill from the Portarlington Ferry Terminal to the hotel. If assistance is needed for this there is an 11-seat shuttle bus available at no charge that can be booked directly with the hotel in advance. As this bus only has 11 seats it will be booked on a first-in-first-served basis.

Grand Cup Day Out Package Includes:

  • Ferry tickets from Docklands to Portarlington and back
  • A glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Fashions on the lawn (for those dressed up)
  • Sweepstakes for those who want a flutter
  • Lunch from the Grand Day Out Atrium menu

Accommodation Options

Alternatively, if you’d like to create a very special experience, why not look at staying at the Grand Hotel before the public holiday and after the race if you don’t have to rush home? The Portarlington Grand Hotel has 18 beautifully appointed boutique rooms offering a modern standard of luxury, while still enclosed in stunning historical architecture. Some options to consider are:

  • 1-night package: Monday 6 November (Melbourne Public Holiday is Tue 7 Nov).
  • 2-night package: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November