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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan - Semis to Final Sojourn - 10 Day Budget Tour

From AUD 9,790/pp

Overview

Take in the business end of the tournament as we see the best teams of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ battle it out for their place in rugby history and between matches enjoy a 3 night sojourn in Osaka.

About this Tour

This budget minded tour includes a minimum of 3 star hotels throughout with a local English speaking tour guide to lead you throughout this great country.

During the day, visit Osaka Castle or head to Shinsaibashi for a spot of shopping. At night, the Dotonbori district is the place to be with a range of restaurants, food stalls, bars and entertainment options to suit everyone. Osaka lives up to its unofficial slogan of ‘kuidore’, meaning eat till you drop!

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Nine (9) nights in 3 star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 nights in Tokyo (25 - 28 Oct)
  • 3 nights in Osaka (28 - 31 Oct)
  • 3 nights in Tokyo (31 Oct - 3 Nov)

Function

  • We Love Rugby Welcome Function
  • Official Rugby AU Function

Match Tickets

  • Reserved Cat C ticket for semi-final 1
  • Reserved Cat C ticket for semi-final 2
  • Reserved Cat C ticket for bronze final
  • Reserved Cat C ticket for the final

Transfers

  • Shinkansen - Tokyo to Osaka
  • Shinkansen - Osaka to Tokyo
  • Return airport transfers (not applicable with land only packages)
  • Return coach match transfers
  • Coach transfers throughout

Sightseeing

  • Full day sightseeing tour of Osaka

Merchandise

  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise

Itinerary

Friday 25 October, 2019 – Arrive Tokyo & Welcome Drinks

Arrive in Tokyo and make your way to your hotel. After checking in the afternoon is yours to relax or head out and explore Tokyo.

This evening you will join us at our welcome function (dinner & drinks included) where you will get the chance to meet your tour leader, tour host and fellow travellers ahead of the weekends semi-final matches.
Overnight: 3 Star Hotel, Tokyo

Saturday 26 October, 2019 - semi-final 1, International Stadium Yokohama

Today is at leisure before another cracking match as it comes down to the top 4 teams. Why not spend the morning sightseeing the many wonders of Tokyo.

In 2015, Australia continued their dream run at the World Cup with a comfortable 29-15 victory against Argentina. Adam Ashley-Cooper put in a man of the match performance as he scored a hat trick helping Australia to their first World Cup final since 2003. Don’t miss a minute of this entertaining match and witness the team that will book their spot in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final.

Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
Kick Off: 5:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Moxy Tokyo, or similar

Sunday 27 October, 2019 – semi-final 2, International Stadium Yokohama

Following on from an exciting match last night, take it easy this morning as you have a leisurely breakfast or a sleep in and recover as you will have another thrilling match ahead this evening.

Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
Kick Off: 6:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Moxy Tokyo, or similar

Monday 28 October, 2019 - Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen

This morning after breakfast we will depart Tokyo for Osaka by Shinkansen (Bullet Train). Upon arrival in Osaka we will check into the hotel before you can enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Moxy Osaka, or similar

Tuesday 29 October, 2019 – Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of Osaka

Today we will enjoy a full day guided sightseeing tour of Osaka including visits to the Umeda sky building observatory, Osaka Castle and the Dotonbori district. Lunch is included with today's tour.
Overnight: Moxy Osaka, or similar

Wednesday 30 October, 2019 – Free Day

Today is a free day so why not get out and explore more of Osaka or for those seeking a little bit more adventure you could catch the train through to Kyoto for the day.
Overnight: Moxy Osaka, or similar

Thursday 31 October, 2019 – Osaka to Tokyo by Shinkansen

This morning after breakfast we will take the Shinkansen from Osaka back to Tokyo in preparation for the bronze final and final. After arriving in Tokyo we will check into the hotel and you can then enjoy time at leisure. Tonight, you will be our guest at the Official Rugby AU function.
Overnight: Moxy Tokyo, or similar

Friday 1 November, 2019 – Bronze-final, Tokyo Stadium

Today is at leisure in Tokyo. Why not take the chance to visit any of the sights of Tokyo you haven’t yet seen or purchase any last minute gifts or souvenirs as your tour is coming to a close. Return to your hotel to freshen up and then get ready to make your way to Tokyo Stadium for the decider of the Bronze Final. Both teams have nothing to lose and everything to gain in this match, and despite not making it to the Rugby World Cup Final, they will be giving it all they have to close their campaign with a win. In 2015, South Africa controlled the match to win the Bronze Final in a 24-13 over Argentina. Be prepared to be sitting on the edge of your seat for what will be a thrilling Bronze Final.

Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Runner-Up semi-final 1 v Runner-Up semi-final 2
Kick Off: 6:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Moxy Tokyo, or similar

Saturday 2 November, 2019 – Final, International Stadium Yokohama

After 44 days, 20 nations, 12 venues and 48 matches, the Rugby World Cup Final is upon us. Be prepared to watch the ultimate Rugby match, as both teams throw their bodies on the line in the effort to strive to victory and win the Webb Ellis Cup, as they mark their names in the history books as the Rugby World Cup 2019 Finalists.

Passion, aggression, skill and willpower will all be in full force tonight, as the best 2 teams of the Tournament battle it out for the next 80mins. With International Stadium Yokohama at full capacity, the atmosphere will be electric, as you witness history in the making. Get ready for what will be an unforgettable night as you take part in this exciting RWC Final.

In 2015, New Zealand went back to back beating Australia 34-17 to win the Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham Stadium in London. Both teams put their blood, sweat and tears into the match. New Zealand were up 16-3 after Nehe Milner Skudder scored for New Zealand right on half time. Two minutes into the second half a Ma’a Nonu try extended the lead to 21-3. The Australians then fought back and with 10 minuteds to go the score was 21-17. However, a 70th minute drop goal, 75th minute penalty and 80th minute try to the All Blacks secured the victory and they became the first back to back winners of the Webb Ellis Trophy. Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2
Kick Off: 6:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Moxy Tokyo, or similar

Sunday 3 November, 2015 - Tour Concludes

All good things must come to an end as we bid farewell to our new found friends and to the beauty of Japan as our ‘Semis to Final Sojourn’ tour concludes. Thanks for travelling with us and we look forward to having you on tour again soon.

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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan - Semis to Final Sojourn - 10 Day Budget Tour
Tour Dates:
25 Oct, 2019 - 3 Nov, 2019
Tour Duration:
10 Days/9 Nights