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Rugby World Cup France 2023 - Tour 8 - The Quest

From AUD 12,790/pp

Our Quest Tour, hosted by Adam Ashley-Cooper is for the business end of Rugby World Cup 2023. We attend semi-finals 1 & 2 in Paris, spend four incredible days and nights in Biarritz and Bordeaux before returning to Paris for the final!

The luxurious seaside town of Biarritz became a destination for Europe’s rich and famous in the 19th century. While Bordeaux is a cultural and culinary force of nature surrounded by some of France’s top wineries, à votre santé!

ADAM ASHLEY-COOPER

Adam earned 121 international caps for Australia including playing at the 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 tournaments. In Super Rugby Adam played for the Brumbies and Waratahs before joining Bordeaux in France for several seasons. Most recently he won a Major League Rugby title with the LA Giltinis.

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, 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 Paris (19-22 October)

  • 1 night in Biarritz (22 October)

  • 3 nights in Bordeaux (23-26 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 and high-speed train transfers throughout

  • Stadium transfers for included matches

Sightseeing


  • Paris city tour

  • Biarritz city tour

  • Bordeaux city tour

  • Saint-Emelion 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:

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

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.

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 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 - Paris 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 - Biarritz


This morning we head south to the Bay of Biscay and the playground of France’s rich and famous - Biarritz!

The luxurious seaside tourist town of Biarritz lies on the Bay of Biscay in the heart of French Basque country. After being known mainly as a fishing and whaling town for most of the Middle Ages, the 19th century saw the city become a luxury destination with European royalty coming to relax at the city’s main beach and famous salt baths. More recently Biarritz was the location for the introduction of surfing in Europe and attracts surfers from around the world each summer.

After check-in at our hotel we head down to the beachfront promenade to soak in the sea breeze at one of town’s best open air cafes.

Overnight: Biarritz

Monday 23 October - Transfer to Bordeaux


This morning we have time for a morning swim and stroll through the relaxed streets of Biarritz before we depart for three nights a highlight of any French tour, Bordeaux!

Surrounded by hillsides of vineyards and castles, Bordeaux has long stood at the crossroads of European civilization. In the Middle Ages the city’s harbour became known as Port de la Lune thanks to its crescent shape and Bordeaux was once Europe’s second busiest port after London.

Best of all for the tourist, the city is a world capital of wine with Vinexpo - the world wine expo - held here every two years. We will visit the modern Cite du Vin wine museum on our city tour and of course there are plenty of cafes and bars serving the best of the local produce!

Overnight: Bordeaux

Tuesday 24 October - Bordeaux City Tour


Boasting some of France’s boldest architecture and public spaces Bordeaux is a delight for both visitors and locals. From the incredible Place de la Bourse to bustling Sainte Catherine Street and the UNESCO-listed Saint Andre Cathedral, the city has spectacular photo opportunities at every turn.

Overnight: Bordeaux

Wednesday 25 October - Saint-Emilion Winery Tour


Saint-Emilion is a medieval town whose steep, narrow streets are lined with churches and ruins dating back to the 11th century and earlier. The town and surrounding vineyards are UNESCO World Heritage listed. The wines of Saint-Emilion are blended from three main grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Today we head to one of Saint-Emilion's top wineries before getting together for our final evening in Bordeaux.

Overnight: Bordeaux

Thursday 26 October - Paris Transfer


Today we return north 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 8 - The Quest
Tour Dates:
19-29 Oct, 2023
Tour Duration:
11 Days/10 Nights