​13 Day Swimming Supporters

Saturday 31 March until Thursday 12 April 2018
Tour Code: CWG18SW13

Saturday 31 March
Depart London Heathrow for your night flight to Brisbane via Sydney International Airport.

Sunday 1 April
In Transit

Monday 2 April Easter Monday
We arrive Sydney International Airport and after clearing passport control and customs, you will transfer to the Domestic Terminal for your connecting flight to Brisbane. On arrival into Brisbane you will be met by our local representative and we will transfer by air conditioned coach to the Gold Coast (1hour 15mins) to your chosen accommodation for the next 9 nights.

Tuesday 3 April & Wednesday 4 April
Free days to explore what the Gold Coast has to offer or take in one of the many sightseeing tours. Maybe visit the Australian Zoo; located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the zoo is run by a team of passionate conservationists working around-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make the zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like it!

Thursday 5 April
Today's events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to the venue is free with an event ticket.
  • 10-30 – 13:30 Preliminary Events
  • Men’s: 100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle
  • Women’s: 50m Breaststroke, S7 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
Tonight’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.
  • 19-30 – 22:30 Finals
  • Men’s S/F: 100m Backstroke & 50m Butterfly
  • Women’s S/F: 50m Breaststroke & 100m Butterfly
  • Men’s Finals: 200m Breaststroke, S14 200m Freestyle & 400m Freestyle
  • Women’s Finals : S7 50m Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley & 4 x100m Freestyle Relay

Friday 6 April
Today’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.

  • 10-30 – 13:00 Preliminary
  • Men’s: 100m Breaststroke, S9 100 Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley & 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
  • Women’s: S9 100m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke & 50m Freestyle
Tonight’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.
  • 19-30 – 22:30 Finals
  • Men’s S/F: 100m Breaststroke
  • Women’s S/F: 100m Backstroke & 50m Freestyle
  • Men’s Finals: 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, S9 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400 Individual Medley & 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.
  • Women’s Finals: S9 100m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke & 100m Butterfly

Saturday 7 April
Today’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.

  • 10-30 – 13:00 Preliminary
  • Men’s: 50m Backstroke, SB8 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly & 100m Freestyle
  • Women’s: 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, SM10 200m Individual Medley, & 4 x 200m Freestyle relay.
Tonight’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket
  • 19-30 – 22:30 Finals
  • Men’s S/F: 50m Backstroke & 100m Freestyle
  • Women’s S/F: 50m Butterfly
  • Men’s Finals: SB8 100m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke & 200m Butterfly
  • Women’s Finals: 100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, SM10 200m Individual Medley & 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.

Sunday 8 April
Today’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.

  • 10-30 – 13:00 Preliminary
  • Men’s: 50m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, SM8 200m Individual Medley & 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
  • Women’s: 200m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, S9 100m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle & 200m Individual Medley.
Tonight’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.
  • 19-30 – 22:30 Finals
  • Men’s S/F: 50m Breaststroke & 100m Butterfly
  • Women’s S/F: 100m Breaststroke & 100m Freestyle
  • Men’s Finals: 50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle, SM8 200m Individual Medley, 4x200m Freestyle Relay.
  • Women’s Finals: 200m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, S9 100m Freestyle & 200m Individual Medley.

Monday 9 April
Today’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.

  • 10-30 – 13:00 Preliminary
  • Men’s: 200m Backstroke, S7 50m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle & 1500m Freestyle
  • Women's: 50m Backstroke, SB9 100m Breaststroke & 200m Butterfly
  • Tonight’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport is free with an event ticket.
  • 19-30 – 22:30 Finals
  • Men’s S/F: 50m Freestyle
  • Women’s S/F: 50m Backstroke
  • Men’s Finals: 200m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly & S7 50m Freestyle
  • Women’s Finals: SB9 100m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle & 800m Freestyle
Tuesday 10 April
Today’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.
  • 10-30 – 13:00 Preliminary
  • Men’s: S9 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley & 4 x 100m Medley Relay
  • Women’s: S8 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle & 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Tonight’s events at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Transport to venue is free with an event ticket.
  • 19-30 – 22:30 Finals
  • Men’s Finals: S9 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 1500m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley & 4 x 100m Medley Finals
  • Women’ Finals: 50m Backstroke, S8 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle & 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Wednesday 11 April
Late afternoon, we will board our coach and make our way to Brisbane International Airport for our night flight to the UK via Sydney.

Thursday 12 April
Arrive London Heathrow Airport


Package Price:
(Subject to availability at time of booking)

Crown Plaza Hotel

  • Twin/Double Share £2,815.00 per person – Single Room £3,435.00

The Blue Water 2 bedroom Apartments

  • Twin/Double Share £3,365.00 per person, Triple Share £2,600.00, Quad Share £2,290.00
The Bayview Bay 2 bedroom Apartments
  • Twin/Double Share £2,695.00 per person, Triple Share £2,220.00, Quad Share £2,010.00


Package Includes:
(* Subject to availability at time of booking)

  • International Economy Class Flights from London HeathroW
  • All Airport Taxes
  • Return Airport transfer Brisbane Airport/Gold Coasts/Brisbane Airport
  • 9 Nights’ Accommodation
  • Service of the Travel Places Tour Manager throughout the Tour
  • Service of Travel Places 24 hour emergency help line

Not Included in Tour Cost:

  • Flight upgrades to Premier Economy or Business Class (prices on request)
  • UK Domestic connecting flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and incidentals not listed
  • * Event tickets on request

Opening Ceremony (A - $ 495) (B - $ 380) (C - $250) (D - $100)

Swimming Preliminary Events (A - $120) (B- $80) (C - $40)

Swimming Finals Events (A- $200) (B -$150) (C- $80)


Accommodation:

4 *Crown Plaza Hotel, Broadbeach:
(7 minute walk to the Lawn Bowls venue & 20 minutes to the Gold Coast Convention Centre)

The Blue Water Apartment, Broadwater , Southport:
(6 minutes from the Gold Coast Swimming Aquatic and Triathlon, 5 minutes drive to Gold Coast Hockey Centre, 15 minute Oxenford (Boxing, Squash, Table Tennis and Coomera (Gymnastics, Netball) (finals).

Bayview Bay Apartments & Marina, Runaway Bay:
(10 minutes from the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Triathlon course, 8 minutes drive to Gold Coast Hockey Centre, 15 minute drive to Oxenford (Boxing, Squash, Table Tennis and Coomera (Gymnastics, Netball) (finals).


Bespoke packages (Design your Own):
We understand that some of you may wish to visit family and friends, tour other exciting places in Australia or maybe have a stop-over or extend your stay. If you would like to design your own package, then please contact one of our team on 01903 259133. Alternatively, email games18@travelplaces.co.uk and we will be happy to assist you with tailor-making a package to match your requirements.


Extended Stay options:
We will also be offering a number of extended stay and stop over options pre/post Commonwealth Games - please visit our extended stay options page to find out more.


Please Note: Direct flight availability on Monday 16 April 2018 will be very limited as the majority of teams will be travelling home on that date.

How to book:
To make a booking, please contact Steve Watson – 01903 259133 or email games18@travelplaces.co.uk. with the following information:

  1. Tour Reference: CWG18SW13
  2. Full postal address and contact details
  3. Full Names of Passengers as per passport:
  4. Accommodation choice
  5. Event tickets required

Once we have received your booking, you will be sent a confirmation invoice and will be required to pay a deposit of £500 per person within 14 days of receiving the invoice to secure your booking with final balance due by 7 February 2018.

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