Paul Townend on board Galopin Des Champs (6) jumps ahead of Rachel Blackmore on board A Plus Tard during Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase during day four of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2023 in Cheltenham, England.

Cheltenham Festival

2, 3 and 4 night Packages from £400

Tuesday 12th March to Friday 15th March 2024

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt Racing Calendar, and we at Venatour, are in the perfect position to provide you with everything you need to make the week the best it can be. Our offices are conveniently located on Gloucestershire Airport, a short drive from the world famous Prestbury Park course and our team of racing experts have been attending this meeting for decades.

The Cheltenham Festival is simply unmissable to any National Hunt fan, always breath-taking racing set in a racing theatre. Featuring 14 Grade One races across four days of racing as the best horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head.

Whether you are looking for a complete package including flights, transfers, hotel and hospitality or just an entry ticket, we can help! We have a range of accommodation options ranging from local hotels to Cotswold cottages all with the option of transfers to and from the racecourse. Get in touch and we can marry a perfect trip for your requirements.

Tuesday 12th March

The opening day is a wonderful days racing beginning with the famous ‘Cheltenham Roar’ as the tapes go up for the Supreme Novices Hurdle! The highlight of the first day is the Champion Hurdle and the 2023 renewal did not disappoint with the equine superstar, Constitution Hill, bolting up with ease. The Tuesday also offers The Arkle, a speed test for novice chasers along with the stamina test of the National Hunt Chase.

Wednesday 13th March

The 2nd day offers another 7 race card with the opener being the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. The highlight of the day is the Champion Chase, won by Willie Mullins’ charge, Energumene in 2023. The cross country race is a spectacle and the novice chase is often a good trial for potential Gold Cup horses.

Thursday 14th March

Thursday of the festival is the first day where the racing is headed by a chase rather than a hurdle and the Turners Novice Chase opens proceedings. The Stayers Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase are the features with the ever popular Sire Du Berlais winning the 2023 renewal at a big price. This is another 7 race card and along with the rest of the week, offers extremely competitive and fantastic racing.

Friday 15th March

Last but definitely not least! The race everybody has been waiting for is on the final day, the Gold Cup is the pinnacle of jump racing and everybody involved in National Hunt racing dreams of winning the big one. The racing gets going with the youngsters taking stage in the Triumph Hurdle followed by an ultra competitive Country Hurdle and the Albert Bartlett long distance novice hurdle. The Gold Cup is next and the imperious Galopin Des Champs won the 2023 renewal from the gallant runner up, Bravemansgame. After the euphoria of the Gold Cup, the amateurs have their turn on the centre stage with the Fox Hunters and the meeting is completed by the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle.

A view of Cheltenham Racecourse (Prestbury Park) from a drone looking down at the course and grandstand.
  • Hotel of your choice.
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • Return transfers to Cheltenham Racecourse.
  • Official Cheltenham Festival Race Day Tickets.
  • Optional hospitality options available.
  • Optional evening events to be confirmed.

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