Rugby Tours to France
Experience rugby at its best
Rugby is one of France’s most popular sports and the youth game is strong around Paris, which is where we base our groups. Working closely with our fixture agent who has links with most rugby clubs in and around the capital, we have the best chance of matching you against teams of the same level. When you’re not on the pitch, inspire your students with a tour of the Stade de France, home of the French national team.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Depart UK by coach
Arrive at hotel for evening meal
Breakfast at hotel before heading to Paris for the day
Afternoon on the Bateaux Mouches Cruise
Fixture 1 followed by evening meal at hotel
After breakfast depart for Disney®
Full day at Disneyland Paris®
Eat at Planet Hollywood before returning to the hotel
Breakfast and depart for Stade de France
Evening meal at hotel
Breakfast at hotel and coach back to the UK
Based on 5 day, 4 night tour for 44 members (+ 5 free places) travelling in October 2022. Subject to availability.
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Return Channel crossing
- B&B accommodation
- Half board meals
- 2 x fixtures per team with well-matched opponents, based on ability, age and international rules
- Travel insurance
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Tour pennant per fixture & souvenir to keep
- Bateaux Mouches
- Stade de France
- Disneyland Paris
- Meal at Planet Hollywood
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Popular places to stay in France
HI Hostel Paris Yves Robert
Campanile Le Blanc Mesnil
Le Blanc Mesnil
Residence Internationale de Paris,
- Located in central Paris
- Close to local transport
- Common room
- Pool table
- Self-service restaurant
- Meeting Rooms
- Luggage Storage
- Bar on site
- Hire bikes from the hostel
- Watch TV in the common room
- Visit nearby shops and restaurants
- Explore nearby Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur
- Walking distance to shopping centre
- Lounge and bar area
- Modern bright surroundings
- On-site restaurant
- Located on the edge of Paris
- On-site restaurant
- Fitness Centre
- Meeting rooms
- Explore the nearby theatres and restaurants
- Spend an evening dining at the hotel’s restaurant
- Located in East Paris
- Sports facilities within walking distance
- Quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
- En-suite facilities
- Private en-suite bathrooms
- Meeting rooms (available on request)
- Vending machines
- Coach parking available
- Enjoy a stroll into the centre of Paris
- Enjoy an afternoon at the local sports facilities
- Use nearby train links to explore areas further afield
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From professional coaching to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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What our customers say
Mr Paul Wakelin
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St Joseph's College (Stoke)
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FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
What do I need to do to ensure safe travel for my group?
Information is available from your Local Authority on what is expected from party leaders on a trip. In addition, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have all of the necessary information to successfully assess risks and ensure a safe trip for you and your group. Further advice and information can be found on the OEAP National Guidance website.
Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?
You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.
What happens if our flight operators/transport providers cease to trade whilst we are on tour?
By booking your tour package with us, you are fully covered in the event that you are unable to return home should your transport provider fail to operate i.e. it goes into liquidation. As your operator it is our responsibility to ensure that alternative arrangements are made to repatriate you and your group to the UK. Rayburn Tours is a member of ABTA and bonded as such and is fully ATOL licensed.
Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?
Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
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