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Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 2 - The Getaway

From AUD 13,590/pp

Overview

Our Getaway Tour, hosted by Benn Robinson, starts in Lyon which will be a base for the Australian team during the tournament before we head south to the French Rivera and cities of Nice, Monaco and Marseilles. From here we fly to Munich for the world’s biggest festival; Oktoberfest - an event that has to be seen to be believed! The festival was a highlight for travellers who joined us in 2007 and 2015 and will be an incredible experience in between the pool matches in 2023. We then finish in Lyon for Australia's final pool stage game. Splendide!

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:

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

Italy v Uruguay, 20 September, Stade de Nice, Nice

France v Africa 1, 21 September, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Australia v Wales, 24 September, OL Stadium, Lyon

New Zealand v Italy, 29 September, OL Stadium, Lyon

Australia v Final Qualification Winner, 1 October, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne

Inclusions

Accommodation


  • 2 nights in Lyon (16-18 September)

  • 3 nights in Nice (18-21 September)

  • 2 nights in Marseille (21-23 September)

  • 2 nights in Lyon (23-25 September)

  • 3 nights in Munich (25-28 September)

  • 4 nights in Lyon (28 September-2 October)

  • Breakfast daily

Match Tickets


  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Australia v Fiji

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Australia v Wales

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Australia v Final Qualification Winner

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for New Zealand v Italy

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for France v Africa 1

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for Italy v Uruguay

Transfers


  • Coach, high-speed train & flight transfers throughout

  • Stadium transfers for included matches

Sightseeing


  • Lyon city tour

  • French Riviera & Monaco tour

  • Nice city tour

  • Munich city tour

  • Dachau tour

  • Munich’s Oktoberfest

Merchandise


  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise set

Matches

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

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

Italy v Uruguay, 20 September, Stade de Nice, Nice

France v Africa 1, 21 September, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Australia v Wales, 24 September, OL Stadium, Lyon

New Zealand v Italy, 29 September, OL Stadium, Lyon

Australia v Final Qualification Winner, 1 October, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne

Itinerary

Saturday 16 September - Welcome to Lyon!


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.

We will have flight options and prices for economy, premium economy and business class fares available 12 months before the tour and will be in contact at that time. Flights booked through We Love Rugby will include arrival airport transfers to our hotel.

Tonight we settle in for a massive evening of rugby action featuring Pool C rivals Wales and then the Irish take on the top Asia-Pacific qualifier in Pool B.

Overnight: Lyon

Sunday 17 September - Lyon City Tour & Australia v Fiji


The Romans settled on Lyon’s Fourviere hill in 43BC and the city has an incredible array of highlights stretching over its 2,000 years of history. This morning we embark on a sightseeing tour of Lyon taking in Place Bellecour, Lyon Cathedral, the Roman amphitheatre of Fourviere and the central Rue St-Jean.

Following the city tour 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 - Cannes & Nice


This morning we depart Lyon for the French Riviera. Our first stop is Cannes where we will enjoy lunch overlooking the Mediterranean before moving on to Nice where we will be based for three nights.

Overnight: Nice

Tuesday 19 September - Monaco & French Riviera 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

Wednesday 20 September - Nice City Tour & Italy v Uruguay


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’.

This afternoon we head to Stade de Nice to see Italy v Uruguay. With the Italian border just 35km away tonight’s supporters will be heavily in favour of the Azzurri!

Italy v Uruguay, Stade de Nice, Nice, 17:45

Overnight: Nice

Thursday 21 September - Marseille & France v Africa 1


This morning we travel to Marseille ready for one of the highlights of our tour, France v Africa 1 live at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome!

France v Africa 1, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, 21:00

Overnight: Marseille

Friday 22 September - Marseilles & Aix-en-Provence


Today we take a city tour of Marseilles and the nearby town of Aix-en-Provence. Starting at the old town of Le Panier where the ancient Greeks settled in 600 BC, we wander through the intricate streets down to the waterfront area of Vieux Port before concluding at the hilltop Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and its impressive views over the city below.

After lunch we head to Aix-en-Provence. Starting at the glorious avenue of Cours Mirabeau we explore the intricate backstreets and grand city squares all featuring fountains fed from the local hot springs. Our tour ends at the daily produce market at Place Richelme.

Overnight: Marseilles

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


Today 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 - Munich City Tour & Oktoberfest


Munich’s old town centre is lined with stunning architecture, traditional markets and plenty of Bavarian history. Today the city is a fascinating mix of a modern economy set within a classic medieval town.

After our walking tour of the old town we return for more Oktoberfest festivities 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 Tour


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.

This evening we have our final night at the world’s biggest beer festival!
Overnight: Munich

Thursday 28 September - Lyon


We return to Lyon today ahead of a massive weekend of World Cup rugby action!

Overnight: Lyon

Friday 29 September - Lyon & New Zealand v Italy


Today we have time to explore central Lyon, act like a local with a stroll along the banks of the Rhone to the botanical gardens at Parc de la Tête d'Or.

Tonight Lyon’s Parc Olympique Lyonnais sees another massive Pool A match as the All Blacks take on Italy. Italy will need a win against either the hosts or the Kiwis if they are to qualify for their first ever quarter-final, will tonight be the night?

New Zealand v Italy, OL Stadium, Lyon, 21:00

Overnight: Lyon

Saturday 30 September - Basilica of Notre-Dame


This morning we take a ride on the Lyon funicular to Fouviere’s Basilica of Notre-Dame. The Basilica dominates the Lyon cityscape and affords excellent views over the city.

This afternoon we settle in for matches featuring Argentina, Fiji and Scotland as each side tries to lock-in unexpected places in the knock-out stages of the tournament.

Overnight: Lyon

Sunday 1 October - Australia v Final Qualifier Winner


This afternoon we travel to Saint-Etienne for Australia's final group match in Pool C against winners of the final qualification tournament.

Australia v Final Qualification Winner, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne, 17:45

Overnight: Lyon

Monday 2 October - Tour Ends


We will have details on extra nights of accommodation and departure transfers available closer to the event.

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Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 2 - The Getaway
Tour Dates:
16 Sep, 2023 - 2 Oct, 2023
Tour Duration:
17 Days/16 Nights