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Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 5A - The Gallivant


Overview

Coach 1 sold out, coach 2 now on sale!


Our Gallivant Tour, hosted by Drew Mitchell, starts in Marseilles for the quarter-finals then heads to Toulon where Drew played for 5 years. We enjoy some local knowledge of the area including Nice and the French Riviera. We then head to Paris for the semi-finals before heading north to tour the WW2 memorials of Normandy and Bayeux plus the WW1 battlefields of the Somme & Villers-Bretonneux. Our tour then takes in the world famous Champagne region before finishing in Paris for the final.

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 1, 14 October, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

quarter-final 3, 15 October, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

semi-final 1, 20 October, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

semi-final 2, 21 October, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

final, 28 October, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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 nights in Marseille (13-16 October)

  • 1 night in Toulon (16 October)

  • 2 nights in Nice (17-19 October)

  • 3 nights in Paris (19-22 October)

  • 2 nights in Caen (22-24 October)

  • 1 nights in Amiens (24 October)

  • 1 night in Reims (25 October)

  • 3 nights in Paris (26-29 October)

  • Breakfast daily

Match Tickets


  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for quarter-final 1

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for quarter-final 3

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for semi-final 1

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for semi-final 2

  • Reserved Cat 2 ticket for final

Transfers


  • Coach and high-speed train transfers throughout

  • Stadium transfers for included matches

Sightseeing


  • Toulon city tour

  • French Riviera tour

  • Paris city tour

  • Tour of WW2 memorials of Normandy & Bayeux

  • Tour of WW1 battlefields of the Somme & Villers-Bretonneux

  • Champagne winery 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 1, 14 October, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

quarter-final 3, 15 October, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

semi-final 1, 20 October, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

semi-final 2, 21 October, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

final, 28 October, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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 Marseille!


Get ready for a massive weekend of rugby action as the business end of France 2023 gets underway!

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.

After check-in at our hotel we’ll head down to the restaurants of the Vieux Port area to sample some of the local seafood ahead of the weekend’s matches.

Overnight: Marseille

Saturday 14 October - Quarter-final 1


Today is the first of this weekend’s quarter-finals featuring the winner of Australia’s Pool C and the runner up of Pool D (England, Japan or Argentina). Tonight’s second quarter-final in Paris sees the winner of Pool B take on Pool A’s runner up.

Quarter-final 1 (Winner Pool C v Runner-Up Pool D), Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, 17:00

Overnight: Marseille

Sunday 15 October - Quarter-final 3


We return to Marseille’s Stade Velodrome for quarter-final number 3 - runner up in Australia’s Pool C against the winner of Pool D. The last of the quarter-finals tonight features the winner of Pool A and the runner up of Pool B.

Quarter-final 3 (Runner-Up Pool C v Winner Pool D), Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, 17:00

Overnight: Marseille

Monday 16 October - Toulon


Today we head to the Mediterranean port town of Toulon. After dropping our bags at our hotel, we head off to explore the town. Mount Faron offers incredible views over the old town and stunning harbour and can be accessed via cable car. Back in the old town centre we will visit the historic town hall, opera house and historic fishing village area of Le Mourillon.

Overnight: Toulon

Tuesday 17 October - Nice


This morning we head to 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 two nights.

Then this afternoon we take a tour of the highlights of Nice including 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 18 October - Monaco & French Riviera Tour


This morning we experience the highlights of this famous playground of the rich and famous on our Monaco city tour! Our tour takes in highlights including the Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco Palace and Larvotto Beach.

Overnight: Nice

Thursday 19 October - Transfer to Paris


We head to Paris this morning ready for the Rugby World Cup semi-finals. Tonight all of our tour groups come together for a big night on the town in anticipation of tomorrow’s rugby action!

Overnight: Paris

Friday 20 October - City tour & semi-final 1


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.

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, Saint-Denis, 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, Saint-Denis, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Sunday 22 October - Normandy


This morning we depart Paris and begin our tour of the French battlefields and memorials of the World Wars. First we head to Normandy and the famous beaches of the D-Day landings of World War 2. We visit Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery of Colleville before arriving in Caen for the first of our two-night stay.

Overnight: Caen

Monday 23 October - Bayeux & WW2 Memorials


Today we visit more of the Normandy WW2 battlefields and memorials with our specialist tour guide. We then visit the medieval town of Bayeux before returning to our hotel in Caen.

Overnight: Caen

Tuesday 24 October - Amiens & the Somme Battlefields


Today we head north to the city of Amiens and the WW1 battlefields of the Somme. Amiens is surrounded by preserved battlefields and memorials commemorating the war and the role the Anzacs played in defending the area against German invasion.

Overnight: Amiens

Wednesday 25 October - Villers-Bretonneux


Today head to the town of Villers-Bretonneux where Australian soldiers famously fought during the First World War. Annual Anzac Day services are held here each year and in addition to the local memorials we will visit the incredible Sir John Monash Centre opened to commemorate the Anzac Day centenary.

We then travel to the capital of France’s traditional Champagne region, Reims.

Overnight: Reims

Thursday 26 October - Champagne Winery & Paris Transfer


First stop today is a winery in France’s famed Champagne region where we will hear about some of the history of the region’s most famous product before while sampling a glass and possibly purchasing a bottle or two. We then return to Paris ahead of the climax of Rugby World Cup 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, Saint-Denis, 21:00

Overnight: Paris

Sunday 29 October - Tour Ends


Today our tour ends. Airport transfers will be included for anyone who has purchased their flight through We Love Rugby, details for this will be available in October 2022. Extra nights at our tour hotel will also be available if needed.

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Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 5A - The Gallivant
Tour Dates:
13-29 Oct, 2023
Tour Duration:
17 Days/16 Nights