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One of the biggest events next year is the Rugby World Cup in Japan. This can only be bought by official agents –

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, JAPAN

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Anybody who books their RWC 2019 Package to Japan with Rugby Travel Ireland will also be invited to our RWC 2019 Gathering in November 2018 where further information on Japan and the tours will be available as well as getting the opportunity to meet the Rugby Travel Ireland staff and other guests who you will be going on tour with next year.  The event will also include a complimentary ticket to Ireland v USA in the Aviva Stadium on the day.

Japan Tips:

  • Eat outside of your hotels as they can be expensive.  Far more reasonable to eat in local restaurants or markets
  • Most Japanese couples sleep in separate beds therefore availability of double rooms is limited
  • Learn local traditions and phrases before travelling as it will help massively whilst on tour.  All RTI guests will be provided with a Japanese phrase-book before travelling

NINJA TOUR €5,350 per person sharing:

Our Ninja Tour includes Ireland’s first two (and probably most difficult) matches in pool A. Both matches include official match tickets. First up is the massive Ireland v Scotland match. Whoever wins that has a great chance of winning pool A and will probably avoid New Zealand in the quarter-finals. Next up is Ireland v Japan and the atmosphere created by both the hosts fans and Irish fans will be epic.

Over 11 days you will travel across stunning Japan using the famous Bullet trains as well as our executive coaches. Location highlights include Tokyo, Kyoto, Odwara, Mount Fuji and Hakone. A number of excursions with our bilingual guides are included within the Ninja Tour package price. The language barrier should not be underestimated and our bilingual guides will help you to truly connect with the Japanese people and their culture.

We have also included a number of sociable lunches / dinners throughout the tour.

Rugby Travel Ireland

Tel: 061 624734

Intl: +353 61 624734

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ORIGAMI TOUR – €6,995 per person sharing

Our Origami Tour includes Ireland’s first three matches in pool A including the opener against Scotland, followed by  hosts Japan. All three matches include official match tickets. First up is the massive Ireland v Scotland match. Whoever wins that has a great chance of winning pool A and will probably avoid New Zealand in the quarter-finals. Next up is Ireland v Japan and the atmosphere created by both the hosts fans and Irish fans will be epic. The final match of this tour sees Ireland play Russia in what could hopefully be a big swing on their scoring difference.

Over 16 days you will travel across stunning Japan using the famous Bullet trains as well as our executive coaches. Location highlights include Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Odwara, Mount Fuji and Hakone. A number of excursions with our bilingual guides are included within the Origami Tour package price. The language barrier should not be underestimated and our bilingual guides will help you to truly connect with the Japanese people and their culture.

We have also included a number of sociable lunches / dinners throughout the tour.

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Full details on all of our tours can be found on:

www.rugbytravelireland.com

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Keith Prowse are agents for the Rugby World Cup and they have this all inclusive package for rugby fans.

Package  A – Departs on 19th Sep 2019 – Dates still to be confirmed

Tour Includes

 

  • Return Flights from Ireland to Japan (Economy Class)**
  • Guaranteed Official Match Tickets Cat D (Upgrades available at supplement)
  • 14 Nights 4 Star Hotel Accommodation B&B Basis – Double/Twin Rooms sharing
  • All transfers, guide and tours as per itinerary

 

Games:

Ireland V Scotland on 22 September 2019

Japan V Ireland on 28 September 2019

Ireland V Russia on 03 October 2019

       

Optional Extra:  New Zealand V South Africa on 21 Sept

 

Costing: €6199.00 per person sharing

Taxes:    € 189.00 per person.

 

Deposit due: €500.00 per person.

Contact: Debbie or Caroline on 01 8783500

 

www.keithprowseattractions.com

 

Keith Prowse is a registered trading name of Travel Direction Limited –  registered in Ireland under No.40393 (TA0231)

 

Club travel have a selection of options and

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, JAPAN – TOUR D

MATCHES INCLUDED

 

  • Quarter Final 2 – 19 October 2019 – Tokyo
  • Quarter Final 4 – 20 October 2019 – Tokyo
  • Semi Final 1 – 26 October 2019 – Yokohama
  • Semi Final 2 – 27 October 2019 – Yokohama

 

Ireland Rugby Fans

Depart Ireland Thursday 17th Oct 2019

Return from Japan Monday 28th Oct 2019**

 


TOUR INCLUDES

 

  • Return Flights from Ireland to Japan (Economy Class)
  • Guaranteed Official Match Tickets Cat D
  • 10 Nights 4 Star Hotel Accommodation B&B Basis – Double/Twin Rooms sharing
  • All transfers, guides and tours as per itinerary

 


PROVISIONAL ITINERARY**

 

Tokyo - Japan

17 OCT – International  Flights Dublin / Tokyo

18 OCT– Arrive Tokyo – You will be met by our English speaking guide and and transferred by coach to your Hotel in Tokyo.

19 OCT – Tokyo – Half Day Sightseeing Tour with English Speaking Guide. Afternoon return coach       transfer from your Hotel to Tokyo  Stadium for Quarter Final 2 (19.15 Hrs)

20 OCT – Afternoon return coach transfer from your Hotel to Tokyo  Stadium for Quarter Final 4 (19.15 Hrs)

21 OCT – After breakfast transfer with guide to Tokyo Station for Bullet Train (Nozomi) to Kyoto. Upon arrival in Kyoto coach transfer with Guide to your Kyoto Hotel.

22 OCT –  Kyoto – After breakfast half day Kyoto tour with English speaking guide including Kiyomizu Temple and Nijo Castle.

23 OCT –  Kyoto – Free Day

24 OCT – After breakfast transfer with guide to Kyoto Station for Bullet Train (Kodama) to Hakone. Upon arrival in Hakone half day tour including Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi and Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. Transfer to your Hotel in Yokohama.

25 OCT – Yokohama – Free Day

26 OCT –  Transfer by coach to International Stadium Yokohama for Semi Final 1 (17.00hrs). After match transfer by coach to your Hotel in Tokyo.

27 OCT – Tokyo – Morning Free. Afternoon transfer by coach to International Stadium Yokohama for Semi Final 2 (18.00hrs). After match transfer by coach to your Hotel in Tokyo.

28 OCT – Transfer by coach to Airport (TYO) for your flight back to Ireland

 


COST PER PERSON SHARING

€6099 plus tax

Deposit to book (non-refundable) €500 at time of booking / €500 on 01st October / Balance 26th March 2019

Extras / Upgrades

Tax €189 pp

Insurance (optional) €49 pp

Match Ticket Upgrade to CAT B – Quarter Finals – €150 per match / Semi Finals €260 per match.

Upgrade to business class flights (POA)

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If you are happy to make your own way to Japan Tour F is a cheaper option but you will have to pay for transfers etc and flights can fluctuate

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, JAPAN – TOUR F


MATCHES AVAILABLE

 

  • Ireland v Scotland – 22 September 2019, 16:45 – Yokahama – €759 per person
  • Ireland v Japan – 28 September 2019, 16:15 – Shizuoka – Sold Out
  • Ireland v Russia – 03 October 2019, 19:15 – Kobe – €699 per person
  • Ireland v Samoa – 12 October 2019, 19:45 – Fukouko – €699 per person
  • Quarter Final 2 & 4 – 19 & 20 October 2019, 19:15 – Tokyo – €1399 per person
  • Final – 02 Nov 2019 – Sold Out
Kobe - Japan

All other matches on request – Please contact us for details; Click Match Schedule


TOUR INCLUDES

 

  • 2 Nights 4 Star Hotel
  • Guaranteed Official Match Tickets Cat D (Upgrades available at supplement)
  • Flights not included

 

Tokyo - Japan

Deposit to book (non-refundable) €300 at time of booking / Balance 26th March 2019

Insurance (optional) €49 pp

Match Ticket Update to CAT B – Scotland €110 / Japan €150 / Europe €50 / Playoff €75 / Quarter Final €150

 

**Itinerary and flight details are subject to alteration and final schedule confirmation later in 2018

 

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AINTREE & CHELTENHAM PACKAGES

Aintree Grand National 2019

Friday April 05th – Sunday April 07th

 

We have 2 coaches going one ex Wexford and the other ex Limerick with various pick up points

 

   Package Includes:

 

  • Travel by luxury coach & Irish Ferries Ulysses

 

    • Private coach transfers direct to/from Aintree Racecourse
    • Entrance into the Tattersalls enclosure at Aintree Racecourse

 

  • 2 nights B&B at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre

 

€299.00 per person sharing

Extras:

    • Single room supplement @ €80.00

 

  • €14.00 supplement per person if picking coach up outside Dublin (€22 from Galway)

 

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Cheltenham 2019

4 Day Trip

Wednesday March 13th – Saturday March 16th

 

We have 2 coaches going one ex Wexford and the other ex Limerick with various pick up points

Package Includes:

 

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Return ferry crossing on the Irish Ferries Ulysses – North Wall / Holyhead
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Park Inn by Radisson
  • Breakfast and Evening Meal each day
  • Hotel / Racecourse transfers each day
  • Tattersalls enclosure passes on Thursday & Friday

 

The Tattersalls Grandstand provides extensive viewing steps, a betting hall, bars, buffets and access to the lounge on Level 3. Racegoers in Tattersalls have access to view all the activities behind the stands including the Paddock and Unsaddling Enclosure and to the Hall of Fame, the Cheltenham Gold Cup Restaurant and the trade stands in the Tented Village.

The Tattersalls Arena provides big screen viewing, bars, betting and refreshments.

At The Festival, the Guinness Village opposite the last fence, extends the Tattersalls Enclosure with extra viewing steps, bars, a band and other entertainments

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€499.00 per person sharing

Extras:

    • Single room supplement @ €110.00
    • Travel Insurance:  €24.00 per adult / €12.00 per child

 

  • €14.00 supplement per person if picking coach up outside Dublin

 

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Celtic Horizons have two Formula 1 tours – one at the end of this season and one for next year

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi
Thursday, 22nd November 2018

3 Night Package

Package Prices

Adults€1,669.00 per person

Included in this package

  • Return flights Dublin to Dubai with Emirates Airlines
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 1 piece checked luggage (23kgs)
  • Return airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 4* Ramada Downtown Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Day Track pass for Abu Dhabi Hill – (Abu Dhabi Hill viewing area is an open grass seating, if you would like to upgrade to a grandstand please contact our reservation team)
  • Abu Dhabi F1 ticket holders can experience FREE ACCESS to Yas Island Parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi & Yas Waterworld

FORMULA 1 (MONACO 2019)

Friday 24th May – Monday 27th May 2019

 

Package Includes:
  • Return flights from Dublin to Nice with Ryanair
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • Carryon luggage only
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 3* Piccolo Hotel, Diano Marina, Italy
  • European breakfast and evening meals
  • Coach transfers ~ airport/hotel and to/from circuit on Saturday and Sunday 
  • General admission Rocher tickets Saturday and Sunday (not seated)–
  • Services of a tour manager

 

€1189.00 per person sharing

               (Deposit €250 per person required at time of booking)

Extras:

    • Travel Insurance:  €28.00 per adult / €14.00 per child
    • Single room supplement €150.00
    • Grand Prix ticket upgrades available on request and subject to availability

 

  • Checked luggage can be added at a cost

 

CELTIC HORIZON TOURS

TEL 01 629 2000

info@celtichorizontours.com

facebook.com/celtichorizontours.com

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Spanish Grand Prix

3-Nights: 10 May – 12 May 2019

 

 

Enjoy the grand prix by day and experience one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Held at Staged at the Catalunya Circuit, 12 miles from Barcelona City Centre , the Spanish Grand Prix is known as one of the most popular and fastest circuits on the F1 calendar. The short distance from Barcelona City centre allows you plenty of time for enjoying the many delights of one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

Hotel & Ticket package:

  • 3-nights (Fri/Sat/Sun) in a 3* or 4* hotel with breakfast  
  • General admission weekend ticket (Fri/Sat/Sun) to the Spanish Grand Prix

3* from €609 per person

4* from €879 per person

 

Ticket upgrades:

Grandstand J,G,C,K €113,  Grandstand A,L,H,I €225, Grandstand F €337,

 

Flight Information:

Please note that flights are not included in the package price.  We would be happy to offer you best fare at the time of booking. Flights are available with both Ryanair and Aer Lingus into Barcelona.

 

 

reservations@keithprowse.ie   www.keithprowseattractions.com

 

Prices based on 2 persons sharing a twin or double room.

All prices/details subject to change without notice. Prices valid to December 2018.

Offers subject to availability.    

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If Golf is the sport that makes you tick what about these packages to the US and Dubai

All packages are with Cassidy Golf

Call Cassidy Golf  To Book: 01-8725000

Masters Golf Tournament 2019

  • Since 1934, The Masters has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments.
  • It one of the four major championships in professional golf, and is one of the oldest running. This year will be the 83rd edition.
  • The Masters takes place in the same location in Augusta, Georgia each year, in the first full week of April.
  • The Masters is considered the best run golf tournament in the world by fans and golfers alike. Each competition spans four days and 72 holes.
  • The top 50 golfers in the world, along with special invitees and past winners are invited to compete to win the prestigious Green Jacket and a place in Masters History.
  • Since 1998, no Masters tournament has taken place without at least one Irishman in the field. Legendary Irish amateur golfer Joe Carr was the first Irishman to compete in the Masters in 1967.
  • Last year only one Irishman played in the field, Rory McIlroy

 

  • Patrick Reed was the 2018 Masters Champion.
  • Hundreds of Irish spectators fly to watch the masters every year. Tickets are often difficult to come by and can sell out almost a year in advance!

Weekend Packages available from Cassidy Travel:

 

  • Admission to the 2019 Masters Final Rounds on Saturday and Sunday (April 13th & 14th)
  • 3 nights double occupancy accommodations (2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo in or near Augusta, subject to availability)
  • Check in Friday, April 12th check out Monday, April 15th
  • 1 daily round-trip transfer (Saturday & Sunday) between accommodations and event
  • Concierge Service
  • Hassle free booking, with a dedicated travel agent to book all reservations for your experience and assist with tee times at local courses, adding hospitality, additional nights and more.
  • Direct Flights to Atlanta with Delta
  • Car hire for all days

*Note: Augusta is located approximately 2.5 hours from Atlanta

Based on 2018 prices, this package costs from €5559pp

 

*packages for 2019 not yet on sale – launching soon

Players Championship 2019

 

  • The Players Championship dates back to 1974
  • The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass challenges the best golfers in the world year in and year out.
  • Known to the players as the unofficial fifth major, it takes place on March 12 – 17 2019.
  • The Championship usually includes the top 50 players in the world rankings, and consists of 144 players in total.

 

  • The victor wins 80 points towards his world ranking, a five year exemption on the PGA tour, and a three year invitation to the Masters Tournaments, along with one of golfing’s biggest prize funds and numerous other exemptions.
  • Tens of thousands of people will line to see this event that is unlike any other.
  • Webb Simpson was the Players 2018 champion.

 

  • The closest an Irishman has ever come to winning is in 2003 and 2004 when Padraig Harrington was the runner up.
  • Prominent Irish players include: Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowery, Padraig Harrington, Graham McDowell.

Package:

 

  • 7 Nights at your accommodation of choice
  • Golf: 4x 18 holes including shared cart
  • King & Bear GC (the only Palmer/Nicklaus designed golf course in the world)
  • The Palencia Club (private Club)
  • Slammer & Squire GC at World Golf Village
  • St. Johns Golf & Country Club
  • Driving range balls included at Slammer & Squire & King & Bear GC
  • Participation in International Players Tournament 2018 including various contests
  • Aer Lingus Flights via New York

 

Extra activities:

  • 2 Tickets for THE PLAYERS Championship (Fri & Sun);
  • Visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Hall of Fame Par 3-Challenge
  • Elite Golf Experiences® Staff on site
  • Welcome Golf Gift

Accommodations:

Based on 2018 prices, this package costs from €2199pp

 

*packages for 2019 not yet on sale – launching soon

 

Race to Dubai 2018

The Race to Dubai is a season long competition to crown the European Tour’s No. 1 Player.

 

Takes place on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai on the 15 – 18 November.

 

Spanning 47 tournaments in 30 countries across 4 continents.

 

60 European Tour Players compete in the final event of the Race to Dubai.

 

Points are accumulated based on prize money won, with the top 10 ranked players at the end of the season sharing a $5million Race to Dubai bonus pool.

 

Top of the ranking right now is Francisco Molinari, with Rory McIlroy not far behind in 4th place

 

Because of the easy access and direct flights to Dubai, lots of Irish golf fans head over to Dubai every year to catch some winter sun and watch the golfing.

 

Package:

 

4 nights’ accommodation

Admission for all 4 days to the DP World Championship, Dubai

Direct flights with Emirates

Airport transfers

4 * Accommodation

 

From €829pp

 

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Finally what about taking part in a sporting event?

This deal wont break the bank and will get you fit

Lanzarote Marathon, Sunday 8th December 2018, from €342pp –https://www.clickandgo.com/destinations/canaries/lanzarote/lanzarotemarathon

* Accommodation & dates flexible

 

With an average temperature of 19ºC and stunning coastal views of Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Barlotomé and Puerto del Carmen, you can run a 10km, a 21km or the full 42km marathon. It takes place on the 8th of December and participation costs €30-€65 depending on your distance. You can collect your race number on the 6th and 7th of December.

 The best place to stay for the marathon is the resort of Costa Teguise. Click&Go have great options there from the 4* Sands Beach Resort, which is the starting point for the full marathon to the value for money Tabaiba Centre or the 4 star hotel Beatriz Costa Teguise. If you plan on doing the 10km or 21km marathon, free shuttle buses leave from the Sands Beach Resort to the starting points for both distances.

 Click&Go is the official partner for the Lanzarote International Marathon in Ireland. We offer return flights to Lanzarote, transfers and accommodation. You can travel any day for any duration from any airport in Ireland with direct flights. Don’t forget if you are booking your holiday before the end of August including an Aer Lingus flight the deposit is just €1 per person.

 Benefits of booking with Click&Go

  • Low season, Great prices
  • Clients can register for the race via our dedicated Marathon page
  • We offer competitive holiday packages with stays in Costa Teguise (starting point of Marathon)
  • Choice to book any duration
  • Book with €1 deposit

 

Register for your preferred race

The cost for each race are as follows: €30 for 10km, €45 for 21km and €65 for 42km. The deadline to register is the 30th of November.

https://lanzarotemaraton.trackingsport.com/events/modalidades.xhtml?l=en

 

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