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Rugby World Cup 2023™, France - Tour 19 - The Business End

From AUD 12,290/pp

Overview

Our Follow New Zealand: Business End tour (10 nights) starts with the Paris semi-finals before spending four nights in the incredible French Riviera and then returning to Paris for the tournament final!

We visit Paris, Nice, Monaco & the towns of the French Riviera.

Places are strictly limited to 42 people and will sell out. Lock in your spot with a $250 deposit - fully refundable if you choose to cancel before 1 March, 2022!

Included Matches

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

semi-final 1, 20 October, Stade de France, Paris

semi-final 2, 21 October, Stade de France, Paris

final, 28 October, Stade de France, Paris

Plus you can add an optional ticket to the bronze final at Stade de France on 27 October to your tour when booking.

Inclusions

Accommodation


  • 3 or 4-star accommodation throughout (16 nights)

  • 3 nights in Paris (19-22 October)

  • 4 nights in Nice (22-26 October)

  • 3 nights in Paris (26-29 October)

  • Breakfast daily

Match Tickets


  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for semi-final 1

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for semi-final 2

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for final

Transfers


  • Coach, high-speed train & flight transfers throughout

Sightseeing


  • Paris city tour

  • Nice city tour

  • Monaco day tour

  • French Riviera tour

  • Versailles Palace tour

Merchandise


  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise set

Matches

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

semi-final 1, 20 October, Stade de France, Paris

semi-final 2, 21 October, Stade de France, Paris

final, 28 October, Stade de France, Paris

Plus you can add an optional ticket to the bronze final at Stade de France on 27 October to your tour when booking.

Itinerary

Thursday 19 October - 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.

After check-in at our hotel we’ll get together at the restaurants of Marais district to sample some of the local cuisine ahead of the weekend’s matches.

Overnight: Paris

Friday 20 October - Paris City Tour & semi-final 1


This morning we take a city tour of the French capital visiting 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.

Then tonight we head to the magnificent Stade de France for the first of the tournament’s semi-finals.

Semi-final 1 (Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2), Stade de France, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Saturday 21 October - Semi-final 2


Today we explore more of what the French capital has to offer including the Champs Elysees, Montmartre and the Parisian cultural highlights around Le Marais. Then we return to Stade de France for tonight’s second semi-final.

Semi-final 2 (Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4), Stade de France, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Sunday 22 October - Nice Transfer


This morning we travel south to Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for 19th-century European elite, the city has also long attracted artists. Former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse, while the Musée Marc Chagall features some of Chagall's major religious works.

This evening we soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere during dinner at the brasseries lining Promenade des Anglais.

Overnight: Nice

Monday 23 October - Monaco Day Tour


Today we travel to the Principality of Monaco for a tour taking in the Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco Palace and Larvotto Beach. We then return to Nice to explore the local highlights including the famous Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi and the Albert Gardens.

Overnight: Nice

Tuesday 24 October - Nice City Tour


Today we take a city tour of Nice. Our tour starts at the magnificent Promenade des Anglais running along the Mediterranean waterfront before heading to Nice’s old town highlights of the Town Hall, Cours Saleya market square and Saint Reparata Cathedral before we finish at the pick of Nice’s cafes and restaurants to sample some ‘cuisine Niçoise’.

Overnight: Nice

Wednesday 25 October - French Riviera Tour


We continue our tour of the French Riviera today with a tour of Cannes, Fréjus & Saint-Tropez. Cannes is famed for its international film festival. Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and the Allée des Étoiles – Cannes’ walk of fame.

Fréjus is a port town on the Côte d'Azur. Its Roman ruins include an amphitheater, theater and aqueduct. Finally, we enjoy a sundowner in Saint-Tropez, another picturesque fishing village that became popular with artists and the international jet set of the 1960s.

Overnight: Nice

Thursday 26 October - Paris Transfer


Today we return to Paris ahead of the conclusion of France 2023!

Overnight: Paris

Friday 27 October - Palace of Versailles Tour


Today we visit the world heritage listed Palace of Versailles for a tour of the incredible Royal apartments and extravagant gardens. In 1623 Louis XIII developed a hunting lodge on the grounds which was subsequently developed into a magnificent palace and gardens which soon became an enduring symbol of royal opulence.

This evening we get together at our central Paris sports bar for the bronze final, always an exciting display of attacking rugby!

A ticket to tonight's bronze final can be added to your tour during the booking process.

Overnight: Paris

Saturday 28 October - Pre-Final Function & World Cup Final


This afternoon we have our pre-final function where our expert panel will share their thoughts on the tournament and preview tonight’s final.

Then tonight is the tournament’s showpiece event at Stade de France!

RWC 2023 Final, Stade de France, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Sunday 29 October - Tour Ends


Today our tour ends. Extra nights at our tour hotel will also be available if needed.

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Rugby World Cup 2023™, France - Tour 19 - The Business End
Tour Dates:
19-29 Oct, 2023
Tour Duration:
11 Days/10 Nights