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Rugby World Cup 2023™, France - Tour 18 - The Mission

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Overview

Our Follow New Zealand: The Mission tour (16 nights) starts with the Paris quarter-finals featuring New Zealand’s Pool A followed by both semi-finals and the tournament final plus some incredible France touring!

We visit Paris, Dijon, Burgundy, Nice, Monaco & 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:

quarter-final 2, 14 October, Stade de France, Paris

quarter-final 4, 15 October, Stade de France, Paris

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 (13-16 October)

  • 3 nights in Dijon (16-19 October)

  • 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 quarter-final 2

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for quarter-final 4

  • 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 transfers throughout

Sightseeing


  • Paris city tour

  • Dijon city tour

  • Burgundy winery 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:

quarter-final 2, 14 October, Stade de France, Paris

quarter-final 4, 15 October, Stade de France, Paris

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

Friday 13 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

Saturday 14 October - Paris City Tour & quarter-final 2


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.

Tonight we head out to the incredible Stade de France for this evening’s quarter-final featuring the winner of Pool B (South Africa, Ireland or Scotland) and the runner up of New Zealand’s Pool A. Today’s earlier match in Marseille sees the winner of Pool C take on Pool D’s runner up.

Quarter-final 2 (Winner Pool B v Runner-Up Pool A), Paris, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Sunday 15 October - Quarter-final 4


Today presents a chance to explore more of the French capital before we return tonight to Stade France for the last of the quarter-finals between the winner of Pool A and the runner up of Pool B. Today’s earlier match features the runner up of Pool C and the winner of Pool D.

Quarter-final 4 (Winner Pool A v Runner-Up Pool B), Paris, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Monday 16 October - Dijon


We head to France’s historic Burgundy region famous for the eponymous wines, food and a famous condiment! Dijon is home to some amazing restaurants featuring a wide range of the region’s gastronomy and one of the highlights of stay here is sampling some of what the town has to offer.

Overnight: Dijon

Tuesday 17 October - Dijon City Tour


This morning we embark on a walking tour of Dijon’s UNESCO-listed old town centre. Known as the City of Dukes, Dijon’s old town is lined with incredible architecture and cobblestone streets. We will visit the Palace of Dukes, now home to the city’s town hall and fine arts museum, Saint-Bénigne cathedral, the 13th century Eglise Notre-Dame and end our tour at the markets along Rue de la Liberté to pick up some local specialties - gingerbread cakes, wines and of course the eponymous mustard!

Overnight: Dijon

Wednesday 18 October - Burgundy Winery Tour


Today we tour one of the region’s top wineries to sample the famous pinot noir and chardonnay varieties with an opportunity to select some to take home!

Overnight: Dijon

Thursday 19 October - Paris Transfer


This morning we return to Paris ahead of the semi-finals!

Overnight: Paris

Friday 20 October - Semi-final 1


Today we have time to visit some of Paris’s many sightseeing highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arch de Triomphe and Champs Elysees.

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 18 - The Mission
Tour Dates:
13-29 Oct, 2023
Tour Duration:
17 Days/16 Nights