Price from £179.95 per person*
Departs 7th Apr 2017
Single person supplement : £60.00 per person
Join us for a great day out to Aintree for the world's most famous race, watched by over 70,000 racegoers and some 600 million people worldwide.
Two circuits of the iconic Grand National course – a total of 30 fences over a distance of four miles, three furlongs and 110 yards - await the 40–strong field as they strive to complete the course and compete for one of the biggest prize pots in chase racing.
On this break you have a choice of hotel destinations, a 3 star hotel in Wigan which includes breakfast and dinner and coach transfer to the track, or an upscale Liverpool 4 star hotel which includes breakfast and is just 13 minutes by rail from Aintree.
This enclosure provides prime viewing of the first fences of the Grand National Course, unreserved seating, and with a relaxed dress code, offers a unique outdoor Grand National experience. Although this area does not give access to the Parade Ring side of the racecourse, the Steeplechase Enclosure has an atmosphere all of its own. This area is inclusive of its own bars, catering, betting facilities, big screen viewing and live entertainment.
Tattersalls Enclosure (£30pp supplement)
This popular enclosure is the largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree. Allows access to view the Parade Ring, the Winner's Enclosure and Red Rum lawn. Ticket holders also have access to the Irish Bar, live music in the Aintree Pavilion, tote betting, plus big screen viewing. The Aintree mound provides viewing of the closing stages of every race.
Although there is no official dress code at Aintree, smart is preferable and is often adopted. Indeed, many people view their trip to the races as an opportunity to showcase their favourite race day outfit. Hats are optional, but are frequently worn.
Sports clothes and fancy dress are not permitted at The Grand National Festival.
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
Two nights stay at either the 3 star Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel, Wigan with 3–course evening meal and full English breakfast, or the 4 star Liverpool Atlantic Tower with full English breakfast
Steeplechase Enclosure ticket for Aintree on Saturday, Grand National Day (upgrades available, see panel)
Return coach transfer between the Mercure Wigan hotel and the racecourse
VAT at 20%
* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £60pp per night.
Friday Make your way to your hotel at your leisure. Those staying at the Liverpool Atlantic can check in and then find a nice place for dinner in the city centre. If you're staying at the Wigan Oak then dinner is included at the hotel.
Saturday A fortifying full English breakfast first thing before heading for Aintree. For those staying at the Liverpool Atlantic the Moorfield railway station is just seven minutes' walk along the road and the journey to Aintree takes around 13 minutes. If you're staying at the Wigan Oak you can take our free transfer coach, and we'll aim to arrive at around lunchtime in order to enjoy the full afternoon's race programme and the build up to the main event, the Grand National. After the excitement of the final race, Atlantic residents can return at their leisure while the transfer coach returns to Wigan where hotel residents can enjoy dinner followed by a second night's stay.
Sunday Start the day with a full English breakfast before you check out and return home at your leisure.
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool
Quality 4 star hotel with great views over the waterfront...
Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel, Wigan
Comfortable, modern hotel right in the centre of Wigan and close to the famous Pier...
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All breaks featured are organised by Omega Holidays plc - ABTA V4782, ATOL Protected 6081, part of the Omega Holidays Group plc, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. All insurance premiums quoted include IPT. VAT number: GB 483 0044 68