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A rugby tour to the United Kingdom with Sporta Tours provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the history and tradition of the sport of rugby and the UK as a country.

Our close relationship with schools and clubs puts us in an unrivalled position to orgainse an unforgettable tour for you. All standards of rugby are catered for.

Highlights of a rugby tour to the United Kingdom include…

  • Play at famous and historic public school venuesuk_downtimelink_box
  • Experience the full tradition of rugby in the country where it all began
  • A huge selection of top quality opposition and venues
  • A true tour experience with matches across the country
  • Visit Twickenham, the largest stadium in the world used solely for rugby union

The benefits of the United Kingdom as a tour destination include…

  • Discover the birth place of many modern sports
  • Fantastic range of downtime activities including educational/iconic historical attractions
  • A safe destination
  • High quality hotels and airlines
  • The possibility of combining with visits to other European cities

Sample itinerary

All of our tours are tailor-made to meet the requirements of each school and club but to give you an idea of how a rugby tour to the United Kingdom could look here’s a sample itinerary…

Day 1 – Arrive into London Heathrow at breakfast time. A representative from Sporta Tours will be in the arrivals hall to meet & assist you. From here, transfer to the Natural History Museum and depart on a three hour tour by coach and on foot to take in most of the main sights of London to include the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, St Pauls and Tower Bridge.

Depart for Taunton in the south-west of England after lunch and check into a hotel for 2 nights on a B&B basis. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to take a trip in to Taunton, or, rest and recover at the hotel before having dinner.

Day 2 – After breakfast spend time sightseeing, or you may prefer to head over to Taunton school to make use of their sporting facilities prior to your first match of the tour in the afternoon; enjoy a post-match refreshment with your hosts before transferring back to the hotel for the evening.

Day 3 – After breakfast check out and transfer up to Gloucestershire. On arrival, check in to the Royal Hop Pole Hotel in Tewkesbury, a well-known landmark and historic hotel, and have some lunch before transferring across to your next opponents at Tewkesbury School. Enjoy the evening in your new location.

Day 4 – Breakfast in the hotel before departing for Stratford. Enjoy a Guided Walking tour of the town, then continue on to Gloucester. Play your third match against King’s School Gloucester followed by a post-match refreshment with your hosts before transferring back to the hotel for the evening.

Day 5 – After breakfast check out of the hotel and travel north to Alton Towers where you will enjoy a full day at Britain’s biggest theme park. Afterwards, transfer to the Alton Towers Hotel situated at the theme park for your overnight stay. This unique hotel is themed around the incredible explorer Sir Algenon, who has made the Alton Towers Hotel his home. There are plenty of fun and quirky features to discover, including his amazing flying ship which has crash landed right in the middle of the Hotel.

Day 6 – After breakfast check out and drive across to Derby through the picturesque countryside of the Peak District. Alternatively, head straight across to Repton School for the next fixture. After the game, continue on to Nottingham, well known for its connections with the tales of Robin Hood & Sherwood Forest, for the night in a local hotel.

Day 7 – After breakfast enjoy some free time before transferring to your next match against Trent College in Nottingham. In the evening, enjoy a tour prize giving evening before departing the next day.

Day 8 – After breakfast check out of the hotel and transfer to London for a tour of Twickenham Stadium.

After the tour, continue on to Heathrow Airport for your return flight