When tennis fans think of the Australian Open, they think of fun. The anticipation of a new tennis year, Melbourne as a popular tourist destination, the summer sun, and the animated, enthusiastic crowds all combine to make a fantastic event.
A tour to the Australian Open with Grand Slam Tennis Tours goes beyond that. As an official Australian Open tour operator, our packages feature luxury hotels, the best seats to watch the tennis, amazing hospitality, and so much more. Here’s a sample itinerary of a Grand Slam Tennis Tours package:
Day 1: Arrive at the Langham Hotel, a 5-Star property which is nestled amongst an abundance of al fresco cafés, restaurants, and boutiques–and is walking distance to Melbourne Park where all the tennis action takes place! On your first night you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and tour orientation at The Deck, a popular Melbourne haunt known for its modern Australian cuisine and stunning views of the city. You’ll have an opportunity to bump elbows with past Grand Slam champions, our staff, and other tennis enthusiasts from around the world.
Day 2: After your good night’s rest, you’ll spend the next day touring the city of Melbourne where you will learn about the history of the city and its people. Take advantage of plentiful photo opportunities, including stops at the Botanical Gardens, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Shrine of Remembrance. Your last stop will be Kooyong Lawn and Tennis Club, the former site of the Australian Open. If you’re a tennis player, you’ll have the opportunity to stay and play on the grass.
Day 3, 4 and 5: You’ll spend your next few days enjoying what you primarily came to Australia for – watch world-class tennis! From your courtside or lower level seats in both Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arenas, you’ll have a chance to see all your favorite players battle it out at the first Grand Slam of the year. On your final day of tennis we’ll host a farewell dinner on site at Melbourne Park.
Want to add days of tennis or hotel nights to your package? We’d love to customize your tour to create your ideal travel itinerary!
Want to add excursions before or after your tennis tour to Sydney, Tasmania, New Zealand, and beyond? No problem! We’ve been doing tours to Australia for over two decades and know the best places to visit. Just ask us and we’ll make it happen.
Nervous about traveling in a foreign country? Grand Slam Tennis Tours staff is there for the duration of your stay throughout the Australian Open. We’re a phone call away for anything you need.
There’s still time to plan a trip to the 2015 Australian Open. Email Susan or Megan or call 888.910.2714.