Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 14 - Agriculture Study Tour

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Join hosts Tom Redden & Jack Farrer on our Agriculture Study tour featuring farm visits in northern, central & southern France plus Spain’s Basque area and southern Germany.

In between we’ll take in Australia’s pool stage matches against Georgia, Fiji & Wales plus Munich’s incredible Oktoberfest!

Included Matches

Category 2 match tickets are included as standard for all games - enjoy incredible seats for:

Australia v Georgia, 9 September, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Australia v Fiji, 17 September, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne

Australia v Wales, 24 September, OL Stadium, Lyon

We are now sold out for the opening match - France v New Zealand at Stade de France on 8 September.



  • Top-quality accommodation throughout (20 nights)

  • 3 nights in Paris (8-11 September)

  • 2 nights in Amiens (11-13 September)

  • 2 nights in Reims (13-15 September)

  • 2 nights in Beaune (15-17 September)

  • 1 night in Lyon (17 September)

  • 2 nights in Bordeaux (18-20 September)

  • 3 nights in Biarritz (20-23 September)

  • 2 nights in Lyon (23-25 September)

  • 3 nights in Munich (25-28 September)

  • Breakfast daily

Match Tickets

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Australia v Georgia

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Australia v Fiji

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Australia v Wales


  • Coach, high-speed train & flight transfers throughout

Farm Tours

  • Northern France crop farm visit

  • Champagne region winery visit

  • Rhone Valley winery visit

  • Rhone Valley cattle farm visit

  • Saint Emilion winery visit

  • Bordeaux Cité du Vin visit

  • Basque sheep farm visit

  • Bavarian organic farm visit


  • Paris city tour

  • Villers-Bretonneux memorial visit

  • Reims city tour

  • Bordeaux city tour

  • Biarritz city tour

  • San Sebastian city tour

  • Munich city tour

  • Dachau tour

  • Munich’s Oktoberfest


  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise set


Category 2 match tickets are included as standard for all games - enjoy incredible seats for:

Australia v Georgia, 9 September, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Australia v Fiji, 17 September, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne

Australia v Wales, 24 September, OL Stadium, Lyon

We are now sold out for the opening match - France v New Zealand at Stade de France on 8 September.


Friday 8 September - Welcome to Paris!

Details for meeting the group at today’s hotel will be sent four weeks before the tour. Extra nights of accommodation at our tour hotel will be available to add closer to the tour.

Tonight we get together with our tour hosts as the tournament kicks off with the blockbuster match-up of hosts France taking on the All Blacks. Opening matches don’t come any bigger than this and it will be the perfect appetiser ahead of Australia's first match tomorrow!

We are now sold out for the opening match - France v New Zealand at Stade de France on 8 September.

Overnight: Paris

Saturday 9 September - Australia v Georgia

The highlights of Paris await! Our tour leader and local guide will be on hand in the hotel lobby this morning to offer recommendations for the day before we meet this evening for our stadium transfer.

Australia takes on Georgia tonight at the incredible Stade de France. The Aussies will be looking to get their tournament off to a good start and we’ll be in full voice to help them along!

Australia v Georgia, Stade de France, Saint-Denis, 18:00

Overnight: Paris

Sunday 10 September - Paris City Tour

Today we visit some of Paris’s many sightseeing highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arch de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. Following our sightseeing tour you will have the afternoon to explore other local features such as the Louvre Museum or a cruise along the Seine.

This evening’s rugby action features a couple of big games between South Africa and Scotland from Marseille followed by Australia’s Pool C rivals Wales taking on Fiji in Bordeaux.

Overnight: Paris

Monday 11 September - Villers-Bretonneux & Amiens

We depart Paris this morning for two nights in the northern French city of Amiens. Along the way we visit the town of Villers-Bretonneux where the Australian forces fought in the First World War. The town hosts an annual Anzac Day ceremony and is home to the Sir John Monash Centre.

Overnight: Amiens

Tuesday 12 September - Crop Farm Visit

Cereal crops including wheat, barley, oats, corn and sorghum are one of Northern France’s main agricultural industries. We will visit a local farm to see the different production techniques and export strategies utilised here.

Overnight: Amiens

Wednesday 13 September - Reims City Tour

Today we move on to the city of Reims in France’s traditional Champagne region. After checking in at our hotel we will take a walking tour of the historic Reims city centre.

Overnight: Reims

Thursday 14 September - Champagne Winery Visit

We visit a local Champaign House to learn about the production and marketing of this highly competitive product, while of course sampling some along the way!

Overnight: Reims

Friday 15 September - Burgundy Winery Visit

We head south to the highly productive Rhone Valley today. The region contains a variety of agriculture including fruit (apricots, peaches, raspberries, walnuts, cherries & tomatoes), dairy and vineyards dominated by Burgundy wines as well as pinot noirs, chardonnay, Chablis and Beaujolais.

This afternoon we will visit a Burgundy winery for a demonstration of the local production techniques.

Overnight: Beaune

Saturday 16 September - Rhone Valley Dairy Farm Visit

The Rhone Valley is known for its dairy farming. Today we visit a local dairy and see how milk production farms operate in France.

Overnight: Beaune

Sunday 17 September - Australia v Fiji

This morning we move on to Lyon. After checking in at tonight’s hotel we travel south to the historic mining town of Saint-Etienne for Australia's clash with Fiji. After being given a scare against Fiji in Japan in 2019 where they trailed by 9 points in the second half of the match, the Aussies will be keen for a solid start in this one!

Australia v Fiji, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne, 17:45

Overnight: Lyon

Monday 18 September - Bordeaux Transfer & Saint-Emilion Winery Visit

This morning we travel to the southwestern French city of Bordeaux.

This afternoon we visit one of the region’s best wineries in Saint-Emilion. Saint-Emilion is a medieval town whose steep, narrow streets are lined with churches and ruins dating back to the 11th century and earlier. The town and surrounding vineyards are UNESCO World Heritage listed. The wines of Saint-Emilion are blended from three main grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tonight we’ll come together in one of the old town’s best restaurants to sample the gastronomy!

Overnight: Bordeaux

Tuesday 19 September - Bordeaux City Tour & Cité du Vin Visit

Surrounded by hillsides of vineyards and castles, Bordeaux has long stood at the crossroads of European civilization. In the Middle Ages the city’s harbour became known as Port de la Lune thanks to its crescent shape and Bordeaux was once Europe’s second busiest port after London.

This morning we will take a walking tour of the historic city centre before heading to the Bordeaux Cité du Vin - the museum of wine. Here we will have a presentation from local experts on the ins and outs of the local industry.

Overnight: Bordeaux

Wednesday 20 September - Biarritz City Tour

This morning we head south to the Bay of Biscay and the playground of France’s rich and famous - Biarritz!

After being known mainly as a fishing and whaling town for most of the Middle Ages, the 19th century saw the city become a luxury destination with European royalty coming to relax at the city’s main beach and famous salt baths. More recently Biarritz was the location for the introduction of surfing in Europe and attracts surfers from around the world each summer.

After check-in at our hotel we head down to the beachfront promenade to soak in the sea breeze at one of town’s best open air cafes.

Overnight: Biarritz

Thursday 21 September - Basque Sheep Farm Visit

Biarritz lies at the northern point of the traditional Basque country, today we will visit a local sheep farm to see some more traditional local farming methods. The local Latxa breed are dairy sheep whose unpasteurized milk is used to produce Idiazabal and Roncal cheeses.

Overnight: Biarritz

Friday 22 September - San Sebastian Tour

Across the Spanish border lies the resort town of San Sebastian in the heart of Basque country. Today we will visit this spectacular location and sample some of the traditional Basque cuisine. Highlights include lamb stews, cod, Tolosa bean dishes, Lekeitio paprikas, pintxos (Basque tapas) and Idiazabal sheep's cheese along with sparkling white-wine (txakoli), and Basque cider!

Overnight: Biarritz

Saturday 23 September - Transfer to Lyon

We return to Lyon today ahead of Australia's massive Pool C clash with Wales. This evening we settle in at our local sports bar for this evening’s rugby featuring England’s match against the second American qualifier and then South Africa take on Ireland in Pool B.

Overnight: Lyon

Sunday 24 September - Australia v Wales

Lying at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers, Lyon is France’s third largest city. UNESCO has declared Lyon’s historic areas of Fourviere, Vieux Lyon, Croix-Rousse and the central Presqu'île peninsula World Heritage status.

The city is also home to some of France’s top culinary traditions. Local bouchon restaurants serve local specialties including sausages, duck pate and roast pork, all accompanied by wines from the surrounding areas of Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone.

This evening is Australia's all-important clash with Pool C rivals Wales. As the Aussies learnt the hard way in Japan, a win here will be crucial to avoid the top-placed Pool D team come quarter-final time!

Australia v Wales, OL Stadium, Lyon, 21:00

Overnight: Lyon

Monday 25 September - Transfer to Munich

This morning we travel to the Bavarian capital of Munich where the annual Oktoberfest beer festival - the largest public festival in the world! - has just gotten underway.

After checking in at our central Munich hotel we head for the first of three glorious nights at the Theresienwiese grounds - a festival that has to be seen to be believed!

Overnight: Munich

Tuesday 26 September - Bavarian Organic Farm Visit

The German state of Bavaria has been a home to the European organic farming movement since the 1980s. Professional institutes have been running since 1989 and over the region is home to over 8,000 organic farms. Today we will visit one of the local models for the organic farming movement to learn more of their sustainable practices and strategies.

Tonight we return to the Oktoberfest grounds where we will spend the afternoon sampling another of the 18 beer halls set up especially for the festival. In addition to the famous beer tents there is plenty to see and do outside from culinary curiosities to amusement rides for the thrill-seekers!

Overnight: Munich

Wednesday 27 September - Dachau & Munich City Tours & Oktoberfest

This morning we visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Located 20 kilometres north of Munich, Dachau was the site for one of the Nazi’s first concentration camps for political prisoners. Today the site is an incredible memorial to the horrors of that era.

Munich’s old town centre is lined with stunning architecture, traditional markets and plenty of bars to quench a thirst. After our walking tour of the old town we return for more Oktoberfest festivities!

Overnight: Munich

Thursday 28 September - Tour Ends

Airport transfers and extra nights at our tour hotel will be available closer to the event.


Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 14 - Agriculture Study Tour
Tour Dates:
8-28 Sep, 2023
Tour Duration:
21 Days/20 Nights