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England T20 & ODI Tour 2020


Overview

Tour Update

With sporting fixtures on hold and international travel restrictions now in place indefinitely we have decided not to go ahead with our tour of England. All passengers will receive a full refund.

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Australia make their much anticipated return to England in July 2020 for an action packed two-week tour comprising a 3-match T20 series followed by a 3-match ODI series. The T20 series will be keenly fought ahead of October's T20 World Cup while the ODI series forms part of the ICC's new Cricket World Cup Super League!

Venues for the series are some of cricket's finest & most picturesque and take in an incredible array of culture, landscapes & sightseeing along the way. So do yourself a favour and join Merv Hughes for an unforgettable English touring experience!

Match Schedule

1st T20: 3 July @ Riverside Ground, Durham
2nd T20: 5 July @ Old Trafford, Manchester
3rd T20: 7 July @ Headingley, Leeds

1st ODI (D/N): 11 July @ Lord's, London
2nd ODI (D/N): 14 July @ Rose Bowl, Southampton
3rd ODI (D/N): 16 July @ County Ground, Bristol

AST Tour Options

Our full tour incorporates all 6 matches across the full 15 nights of the two series, with some incredible sightseeing and quintessentially English cultural experiences between and within each destination.

For those with a little less time available, we also offer the opportunity to enjoy a shorter tour so you can still enjoy several of these fantastic cricketing destinations:

Tour A: 2-17 July (all 3 x T20s & 3 x ODIs)
Tour B: 4-15 July (2 x T20s & 2 x ODIs)
Tour C: 4-12 July (2 x T20s & 1 x ODI)
Tour D: 10-17 July (3 x ODIs)

All tours include the 1st ODI at Lord's on 11 July.

Inclusions

Tour A: 2-17 July
Tour B: 4-15 July
Tour C: 4-12 July
Tour D: 10-17 July

AUS V ENGLAND MATCHES:

- 1st T20: 3 July - Riverside Ground, Durham
- 2nd T20: 5 July - Old Trafford, Manchester
- 3rd T20: 7 July - Headingley, Leeds
- 1st ODI (D/N): 11 July - Lord's, London
- 2nd ODI (D/N): 14 July - Rose Bowl, Southampton
- 3rd ODI (D/N): 16 July - County Ground, Bristol

ACCOMMODATION:

- 2 nights Newcastle
- 3 nights Manchester
- 1 night Leeds
- 2 nights Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare country)
- 3 nights London
- 2 nights Southampton
- 2 nights Bristol

TRANSFERS:

- Private match day transfers
- Private transfers between all host cities
- Private transfers for all touring & sightseeing

AST TOUR REP & HOST:

- Services of celebrity host Merv Hughes (ODI's)
- Services of AST Tour Rep for full duration

SIGHTSEEING:

- Newcastle, Durham, Manchester, Liverpool, Peak District, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare country), London, Bath, Bristol & more!

MERCHANDISE:

- AST supporters cap
- AST tour polo shirt

Itinerary

Tour A: 2-17 July
Tour B: 4-15 July
Tour C: 4-12 July
Tour D: 10-17 July

Thursday 2 July: Welcome Evening in Newcastle

Tour A starts in Newcastle today - details on making your way to our tour hotel will be emailed to you four weeks before the tour.

Welcome to Newcastle! This evening we will get together with our fellow passengers ahead of the start of the Australian-England series tomorrow.

Overnight - Newcastle

Friday 3 July: Durham Sightseeing & 1st T20

Today we travel down to Durham and explore some of the highlights of this university city including its cathedral and castle.

We then settle in at the Riverside Ground for Australia v England's 1st T20 clash (6:30pm).

Overnight - Newcastle

Saturday 4 July: Newcastle to Manchester

Tours B & C start in Manchester this afternoon - details on meeting the group will be emailed to you four weeks before the tour.

Today our Tour A group travels from Newcastle to Manchester.

After checking in at our Manchester hotel we’ll sample some of the nightlife on offer in this popular northern city!

Overnight - Manchester

Sunday 5 July: Manchester Sightseeing & 2nd T20

Today’s sightseeing options include the city’s historic heart, its wide range of museums & galleries, or a visit to Manchester United’s renowned home ground.

Tonight’s 2nd Australia v England T20 at Old Trafford gets underway at 5pm.

Overnight - Manchester

Monday 6 July: Liverpool Day Trip

Today we head to the famous port city of Liverpool where we’ll take in everything Beatles & Liverpool FC!

Overnight - Manchester

Tuesday 7 July: Manchester to Leeds & 3rd T20

This morning we head to the Yorkshire capital of Leeds.

After checking-in at our hotel we’ll make our way to Headingley for the 3rd Australia v England T20 match at 6:30pm.

Overnight - Leeds

Wednesday 8 July: Leeds to Stratford via Peak District National Park

This morning we depart Leeds for Stratford-upon-Avon.

Along the way we take a tour of England’s famous Peak District National Park. The Park's landscapes of wind-swept hills and lakes stand in beautiful contrast to the country’s historic towns and industrial centres.

Overnight - Stratford-upon-Avon

Thursday 9 July: Stratford-upon-Avon Sightseeing

The medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon dates back to the Anglo-Saxon arrival in the 7th century. It is most famously the birthplace of William Shakespeare and there are plenty of reminders of the playwright throughout town.

Stratford is one of the country’s most picturesque towns and best of all has plenty of wonderful pubs for when we’re done sightseeing!

Overnight - Stratford Upon Avon

Friday 10 July: Stratford to London

Tour D starts in London this afternoon - details on meeting the group will be emailed to you four weeks before the tour.

Today we depart Stratford for the metropolis of London where we get together with all tour groups ahead of tomorrow’s 1st ODI at Lord’s.

Overnight - London

Saturday 11 July: 1st ODI @ Lord’s

This is it, the highlight of our 2020 tour with the Aussies taking on the Poms at the home of cricket! We’ll be there nice an early for the warm-ups before play gets underway at 1pm.

Overnight - London

Sunday 12 July: London Sightseeing

Tour C ends this morning in London.

Whether it’s your first visit to London or you’ve been plenty of times before, there is no limit to things to see & do in this incredible city. From the highlights of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to the Tate and the Victoria & Albert museums and the unique neighbourhoods of Soho, Camden or classy Knightsbridge, there is something for everyone here!

Overnight - London

Monday 13 July: London to Southampton

Today we make our way south to Southampton in Hampshire.

Southampton’s compact town centre is ideal for a night of exploring the array of restaurants, pubs & bars on offer.

Overnight - Southampton

Tuesday 14 July: 2nd ODI

Today we head to the picturesque Rose Bowl for the 2nd Australia v England ODI starting at 1pm.

Overnight - Southampton

Wednesday 15 July: Southampton to Bristol

Tour B ends this morning in Southampton.

Today we head to our final tour destination of Bristol. Along the way we will visit the ancient Roman city of Bath, home to one of the most stunning town centres in England.

Overnight - Bristol

Thursday 16 July: 3rd ODI

The final match of Australia’s 2020 tour takes place today at the County Ground from 1pm.

Following the match we'll be in town for our end of tour get together - and hopefully celebrating an Aussie series win!

Overnight - Bristol

Friday 17 July: Transfer Bristol to London

Our tour ends upon disembarking in London at lunch time.

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England T20 & ODI Tour 2020
Venue:
Durham, Manchester, Leeds, London, Southampton, Bristol
Tour Dates:
2-17 Jul, 2020
Tour Duration:
16 Days/15 Nights