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2015 Rugby World Cup Pool between England and Wales

Play Rugby—England and Wales

Some of the tour’s sights.

Twickenham stadium

World Rugby Museum

Wembley Stadium

bath rugby

Millennium Stadium

Webb Ellis Rugby Museum

Rugby School

Travel with your team to the Britain to compete against the locals and see where the game started. This tour can be adjusted to suit your team's level and specific requests. It is designed for Rugby Union but can be adapted for Rugby League to include Huddersfield where this version of the game originated. The tour can be extended to include Irish, Scottish and Italian rugby.

 

 

 

Day 1 – London Arrival

Meet your specialist tour guide at Heathrow airport and travel straight to the nearby town of Windsor. Windsor has a long association with the British Royal Family and the castle has been in continuous use as a Royal residence since the Middle Ages. See the state apartments housing many of the Royal Family's priceless treasures. Afterwards, continue to London for overnight.

Overnight London

 

Day 2 – London

After breakfast, depart for a morning sightseeing tour of London's most famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and The Tower of London. This afternoon, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Twickenham, the home of English Rugby and tour the new World Rugby Museum. Special workshops can be arranged here on request. Overnight London

 

Day 3 – Wembley Stadium Tour

This morning take a look behind the scenes at one of the World's finest sporting arenas. The tour will take you into the players changing rooms, through the tunnel and into the Stadium museum. In the afternoon, play your first game against local opposition. Overnight London

 

Day 4 – London - Cardiff

This morning, head to Bath, a town that achieved fame as a spa during the Roman occupation of Britain. It is now one of Britain’s most fashionable cities and has a very well known rugby club. Enjoy a visit to the unique Roman Baths and the Georgian Pump Room. Also visit the 15th century Abbey, known as the Lantern of the West as this ancient building has so much glass.  Later, continue to Cardiff for overnight. Overnight Cardiff

 

Day 5 – Cardiff

This morning we pay homage to one of the great stadiums of world sport, the Millennium Stadium. This fantastic stadium opened for the first time in 1999 just in time to host the Rugby World Cup Final between Australia and France. This afternoon play your second game against a local Welsh opposition. Overnight Cardiff

 

Day 6 – Cardiff - Manchester

After breakfast, visit Big Pit, the National Coal Museum of Wales. Learn how mining was fundamental to the economy and way of life in South Wales, before heading north to Manchester. In the late afternoon, arrive in Manchester, a city famous for its proud industrial heritage, high profile music scene, and world-class football. Overnight Manchester

 

Day 7 – Manchester

This morning, explore Manchester, a city really dedicated to sport. Home to the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the city is also home to two famous football teams - Manchester City and Manchester United. Tour Old Trafford and learn more about the history of MUFC and the legends that have graced the turf here  - Bobby Charlton, George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham -  the list is endless. Overnight Manchester

 

Day 8 – Liverpool & Midlands

Leave Manchester and drive west to Liverpool, the city on the River Mersey, home to the Beatles and Liverpool FC, Britain's most successful football club. Take a "Beatles" tour of the city, see their houses and visit the Beatles Museum. Later, continue to Rugby in the Heart of England for overnight. Overnight Rugby

 

Day 9 – Rugby

Visit the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum this morning. The museum is housed in the building where the shoe and boot maker James Gilbert made his first rugby ball in 1842. The museum is packed with much rugby memorabilia, including the original Richard Lindon (inventor of the "oval" rugby ball), rubber bladder and brass hand pump. The final game of the tour takes place this afternoon. On request private tours of Rugby School itself can be made available. Overnight Rugby

 

Day 10 – Warwick

Visit Warwick Castle this morning. Over a thousand years of secrets hide in the shadows of the Castle. From the days of William the Conqueror to the reign of Queen Victoria, the Castle has provided a backdrop for many turbulent times. Following the tour, head south back to London. Overnight London

 

Day 11 – Departure

Transfer to the airport.

SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

This is a sample itinerary

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