Thomas Cook Olympic packages go on sale

to 300,000 domestic short breaks for the London Olympic Games this morning, each including a ticket for an Olympics event.

The Games Break packages are on sale exclusively through Thomas Cook shops and the company’s website, and priced from £99 per person up to £6,499 for an itinerary including the opening or closing ceremonies.

The Breaks include one or two nights’ accommodation and tickets to one or more of a range of events, including all the athletics finals. Games Break Plus packages offer accommodation in four or five-star hotels and tables at top London restaurants. Travelcards are included for moving around London, but customers must make their own arrangements to travel to London.

Packages and prices range from:

£99 for a night at the Ibis Heathrow Hotel and ticket to a volleyball preliminary at Earls Court.

£389 for two nights at the three-star Express by Holiday Inn Park Hotel with a ticket to the Olympic Stadium for the athletics heats and a seat at the men’s soccer semi-final at Wembley.

£1,399 for three nights at the four-star Radisson Edwardian in Berkshire and tickets for three events including a women’s volleyball semi-final and men’s boxing semi-final.

£4.399 for three nights at the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel in Marylebone, with tickets to four events including the men’s 100m final and other athletics finals.

Thomas Cook points out clients purchasing the breaks may obtain tickets to other events through the official London 2012 ticket ballot organised by the London Organising Committee for the Olympics, Locog.

The tour operator will put additional short-break packages on sale in September with tickets to the Paralympic Games, also in London.

Thomas Cook packages, including tickets, are available online at

Event tickets are available at the Locog site, with purchasers selected by ballot: www.londo