2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series
Official Cricket Australia tour operator
The 2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series is nearly here. Don’t miss our great value Ashes ticket and hotel packages for the cricket holiday of a lifetime down under.
As CATO licensed travel operator and experienced cricket specialists, we offer the perfect combination of flexibility, value and premium service. All our ticket packages include the services of our on-site tour manager, the best hotels, and complimentary Souvenir Ashes Programme and commemorative polo shirts.
“First trip abroad to watch England play. ICT more than exceeded my expectations. The whole trip was planned and managed superbly. Looking forward to the next one.” – Paul and Debbie, 2017
“Time for us to declare this innings closed… We wouldn’t hesitate to book again with International Cricket Tours, they are true cricket people and provide a great service knowing what other cricket people want and expect – A First Class experience. – Roger and Debra Lucas, 2017
Single, twin and tri centre tour ticket packages
One Day Internationals (ODIs)
Dates are now available for one-day internationals in the 2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series.
First ODI – Australia v England, MCG – 14 January 2018
Second ODI – Australia v England, Gabba – 19 January 2018
Third ODI – Australia v England, SCG – 21 January 2018
Fourth ODI – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval – 26 January 2018
Fifth ODI – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) – 28 January 2018
The holiday of a lifetime
Five star service from the specialists
Our holidays are the perfect balance of a first-class cricket experience and a holiday to remember,
all with guaranteed official Cricket Australia tickets, hand-selected hotels, and our on-site tour manager throughout.
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The best tours, just for you
Your on-site tour manager for the 2017-18 Ashes Series is Gary, our one-of-a-kind tour rep, supported by our team of experienced tour consultants who are on hand to fulfill your every wish.
Read Gary’s blog to get to know him or contact us now with any queries or questions, large or small. We’re always here to help.
Customer feedback buzzing in
Sara, Garry, Richard,Dom Thank you Sorry we missed the drinks A big thank you for the highlight of 2018! One of our best holidays ever in Sri Lanka - great cricket, fantastic organisation and Garry and Richard were wonderful company. We would have come to WIndies but I am ‘retiring’ and need to finish off work - But - definitely coming to South Africa - and then Sri Lanka again and have recruited others who want to come with us (with you). Have a great Christmas and a wonderful new year
Steve and Liz
A big thank you for the highlight of 2018! One of our best holidays ever in Sri Lanka - great cricket, fantastic organisation and Garry and Richard were wonderful company. We would have come to WIndies but I am ‘retiring’ and need to finish off work - But - definitely coming to South Africa - and then Sri Lanka again and have recruited others who want to come with us (with you).
2nd timer and this time on my own. What was I worried about? WE had a ball a great group of people on the ODI trip. Thanks ICT for organising so professionally and looking after us. Excellent team in country. See you in the Caribbean 2019 for another Jolly Up.
You could not wish for a better organised tour than those from ICT. The small group size makes for fantastic interaction between group members. The team in Sr Lanka were just fantastic. It's a brilliant mix of cricket, tourism, fun and banter from start to finish. As with most things, the more you commit yourself to have fun, the more fun you will have. A lot of the group were 'serial tourists' and have used ICT before but if it's your first time or your umpteenth time. you join as strangers but leave as friends. And as for Gary...!!!!
Our trip to Sri Lanka was fabulous. The hotels were great with the highlight being the Tea Trails. We wanted to pass on how wonderful our driver/guide Niruth Fernando was throughout our trip. He was knowledgeable, punctual and able to to explain the culture and current affairs. He became a friend and we even went to his house to meet his family and drink tea. He is a credit to Butterlflys and we would recommend him without question. We absolutely loved Sri Lanka and the cricket was brilliant.
Andrew & Trudy
Six am and back home on a dark, frosty Worcestershire morning. Was it all a dream? Thanks everyone for your company over the past couple of weeks. Gary, Richard and Sara - I really appreciate all your thoughtful planning, organisation and leadership. Another brilliant tour, always great fun. ICT seems to reach the parts that others miss! The cricket and the results were pretty memorable too. Enjoy Colombo and safe travels all.
The sun sets on our final night in Sri Lanka. Gary & Richard, thanks for all the banter, amusement and efficiently herding us around!! We’ve had a great time, met some lovely people and a series win in the bag! Enjoy the final test whilst we’ll be shivering in England. Hopefully South Africa next.
Don & Christine
Big Thanks to Sara, Gary and Richard plus everyone at Butterflies. Had a great time and great to catch up with all the ‘regulars’ again and great to meet some new folks along the way too. See you all in WI, NZ, SA or beyond
You Know Who
Hi All just to say it’s been great meeting you all we’ve had a great time to those who are staying on hope it continues as good but with better weather for the cricket, until the next time Au revoir.
Steve & Pauline
Now we’ve landed safely back in England we wanted to say a big thank you to the ICT team for organising such a fantastic trip for us. In particular thanks to Gary for his marvellous hospitality at the Calamander. It was great to meet many of you and thanks to Mike, John, Richard and Ian for their company with whom we spent several evenings. Overall a great time in a lovely country - many thanks to everyone for their part in such a successful trip.
Steve and Andy
Gary, I think I can finally express my appreciation for all you have done for me over the last week. You have been a fabulous host and great company. My thanks to you, Richard, Sara and everyone for making this my inaugural cricket tour such a hoot. Your hosting skills are superb and its really not your fault that you are not female and sport hot pants! Really great fun all round and I fear you might see me on future tours!
Bye bye Galle! It’s been a blast! A win and four straight days of cricket with no stops for rain! Enjoy the rest of the tour all of you and thanks for your company 👍🏻🏏
Liz and Mike
Our first overseas tour and pretty sure it won’t be the last. Enjoy the rest of the trip everyone, sorry to be heading home on Tuesday.
Colin & Barbara
Sara, Gary, Richard et al - thanks for arranging an excellent tour for us. Cricket was great (including the weather!), and our trip through the various ‘outposts’ between Negombo and Galle was very good too. See you in St Lucia in February.
Pete and Jean
Gary and Richard - Many thanks for all your help and assistance on the tour which was marvellous please also thank Gayani from Butterflys your ground handler Enjoy the rest of the series and we hope to see you on Sky !! see you back home Thanks again
Mike and Annie
Hi Gary! Helen and I really enjoyed our time in New Zealand - we won't hold you at fault for the losses in Hamilton and Dunedin ! Next time we're looking for an overseas cricket holiday, International Cricket Tours will be the first company we come to. Thanks for your hard work and good company throughout. Cheers Colin and Helen.
Colin & Helen
I won’t see you guys again as you fly out tomorrow and I have another day in Sydney before flying home on Wednesday. The ODI tour has been great fun. I will be watching Adelaide from home. Gary, when you tour on your own you are always a little apprehensive but you made it so easy for everyone so thank you. I will deffo tour with ICT again especially if you are the Tour Manager. Looking at Sri Lanka but deffo up for West Indies in March next year once the dates come out. Speak soon and safe journey.
Hi Gary well this last two weeks have been fantastic thanks very much for everything you have done and for the great memories we take with us , please convey our thanks to Richard and Sara . Hope to see you in the future best wishes gay & alan
Gay and Alan
We leave the tour on a high having watched Jason’s amazing innings and England’s win. Many thanks Sara and Gary for another memorable tour and we look forward to the next one. With our best wishes Carol and David.
Carol and David
Hi Gary, Sara & Richard, many thanks for organising a fantastic trip to Sydney & Melbourne! We have made memories that will last a lifetime.Looking forward to see everyone again on another trip 🍻🏏
Steve and Maria
Thanks Sara Gary and Richard been a brilliant experience loved every minute and still a day or so left loved meeting all the people we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know! Safe trip back all x
Kimberly and Dean
Thank you, Sarah and Gary for our very enjoyable first trip with ICT. From booking with Richard till last night's end of tour dinner, everything went smoothly. We had a lovely time. Thank you too to everyone we met on this trip, you are all wonderful people. See you on another cricket tour.
Cora and David
Well we’re off to Singapore from Sydney airport thanks to everyone for your company we really enjoyed it at Xmas lunch , New Year’s Eve and of course the cricket. Thanks Gary Sara for your superb organisation and enjoy the rest of the series everyone.
Just arrived back at Heathrow. It’s warmer than last Sunday in Perth. Firstly thanks to a lovely bunch of people who made my fleeting visit all the more memorable. Thanks, too, to Gary, Richard and Sara for brilliant organisation.
At Perth Airport on way to Singapore then home on Thursday. Many thanks to you and all the truly excellent customer care and wonderful organisation from Sara and ICT. Now can forget the disappointing cricket with Chili Crab tonight!
Off to Barossa tomorrow, we’ve had a great time with International Cricket Tours, seats in Brisbane and Adelaide perfect and hotel excellent. Thank you.
Clemancy and Howard
We are at airport on way to Dubai for four days then home - really enjoyed the trip notwithstanding the results - many thanks to you and Sara for the organisation and hopefully will see you again soon Kind regards
Paul and Liz
In Adelaide Airport about to board flight home. Had a great trip despite the cricket results. Love Australia and look forward to coming back again some time. Thanks to everyone at international Cricket tours.
Just a quick note before signing out of the Whats App group (which has been a great experience) to say that we had a great time in Adelaide despite the result 😕😊 It was good too to meet the you both and the group - hopefully we’ll do it again before long! Cheers, Bryony and Alan.
Bryony and Alan
Many thanks for excellent organisation in Brisbane and Adelaide. Both very enjoyable experiences! My first hiccup is courtesy of Cathay who managed to leave Adelaide 3 hours late and have re routed me via BA from HK having missed the connecting flight. I will have to have a Jolly Up in the lounge! Cheers Les or was it Geoff!
Just at the airport on our way to Hobart, we had an amazing time at Qualia, Hamilton Island and didn’t want to leave. Thanks Gary and good luck for the rest of the tour. Lovely to meet everybody and enjoy your next ports of call.
Andrew and Trudy
Hi Gary & Sara, We are about to leave the Hyatt to pick up our hire car for our road trip! It felt really strange this morning not seeing any of our cricket companions. Safe onward travels and good health to you all. Many thanks to Gary, Sara & Richard for our journey so far as we continue to explore Australia. We’ll see you in Perth Gary. All the Best Margeret & Rob
Margaret and Rob
Time to go home 🏠😩It’s been a fabulous 2 months. Had a great time and met some great friends. Thanks to Sara, Gary and Richard for everything. Look forward to catching up with everyone in NZ, Sri Lanka and/or WIs if not before.😀 Andy
Great night last night Sara and Gary and what a coup to get Beefy along. Judith’s paintings were amazing and I think she was amazed how much they raised for the Lords Taverners. Well done to the two of you. Carol and David 🏏
Carol and David
Just to say that we are now back in the UK and Mike has managed a whole day at work without falling asleep. Thanks to all of you for making this such a fantastic trip. I have found myself even quite liking the cricket and contemplating the next trip! Enjoy the rest of the cricket, again fab trip and thank you Sara, Gary, Richard and our fellow tourists for making it one our best ever trips away 😊🏏Liz and Mike
Liz and Mike Prentis
Hi Gary/ Sara we arrived at Cottesloe Beach , which is fantastic both hotel and location. We’re booked on a trip to Rottnest Island with you and loved every minute of it. Thanks for all the planning and ideas – we love it! Mark Wilson
All the arrangements worked out perfectly. Albeit short, this was probably the best trip I have ever done.
We had a most wonderful time. We were so impressed that you were able to organise such a bespoke tour for us.
Just a quick thanks had a fabulous time the whole trip Chennai, Golden Triangle and Goa was amazing. Back to reality now! Bring on the Ashes!
The service provided by you and your team on the ground in India was excellent! Thank you for making our cricket tour a very memorable experience.
We had a great time in St Kitts, then we hit Antigua – unforgettable in every way, you guys did an amazing job we will be back!
John and Lyn Dempster
Thank you for a fantastic time we've enjoyed every minute. Met some lovely people. Heather, Steve, Adey and Sharon
We had an amazing time with all the team! Met lovely, lovely people and some amazing legends thanks for signing my jeans!
Katrina and John England
From the time Sara picked up the phone to Dom & Richard looking after us so well on the islands, we couldn't fault how well we were looked after by ICT. I'm now negotiating a second once in a lifetime trip!
Unforgettable trip - the whole process from initial enquiry to landing back into Gatwick was exceptional with wonderful reps, great communication & brilliant people. Wouldn't hesitate to book with ICT again!
Had a great time in West Indies with ICT. We were well looked after by Sarah and the team. Made my 60th birthday a truly memorable one. Thanks!
Keith and Jenny Trainer
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip which was very well organised from start to finish by Sara and her team. The little extras during the trip were what made the holiday so great. Keep up the good work guys and see you in Cape Town 2019.
We enjoyed every minute of our first international cricket tour. Organisation was excellent, tour reps were very helpful and informative. No more could have been done to make our holiday any better.
First Trip abroad to watch England Play. ICT more than exceeded my expectations. The whole trip was planned and managed superbly. Looking forward to the next one.
The organisation was excellent, the hotel was perfect and the match days very enjoyable indeed. We had a wonderful time at the matches, the concert and of course the catamaran trip. We look forward to another tour with yourselves.
Last updated August 14th, 2017