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Combining your love of live sport with a luxury break in some of Europe’s top destinations is now possible. On a sports tour, it is possible to watch some of the most anticipated matches in sports while visiting internationally famous attractions in cities such as Paris, Rome and Dublin.

Benefits of an Organised Sports Tour

Organized sports tours plan all aspects of a European city break, including flights, transfers, accommodation and internal transport. Guaranteed match tickets are also available on some sports tours. Local guides are able to select the best hotels in the area, meaning you are guaranteed a luxury trip. European trips tend to take place over two or three days, so minimal time off work is required, making it easier to fit a trip around a busy schedule. Tours ensure there is enough time for sightseeing and visiting local attractions. Tour managers are available to advise on the best restaurants, trips and excursions.

International Tours Offering City Breaks in Europe

There are many upcoming tours that offer city breaks in some of the best destinations in Europe. The RBS 6 Nations 2013 tournament takes place throughout February and March. The first match of the tour is held in the city of Dublin at the Aviva Stadium. Tours usually include return flights, quality hotel accommodations and airport transfers. Whilst in Dublin make sure you visit the city’s many pubs, clubs and bars. A visit to the internationally famous Guinness Storehouse to sample its delights is also a must-do excursion. Dublin is packed with culture and magnificent architecture; make sure you visit the Old Library, frequented by names such as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. If you are on a luxury break with a partner, make his or her day by going on a shopping trip in the unique boutique stores lining Grafton Street.

City breaks for this tour tend to consist of 3-day and 2-night packages. This allows sufficient time to watch the France v Wales match at Stade de France, as well as soak up all the sights and sounds of the city. A city break to Paris would not be complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. Other fantastic attractions include grabbing fresh baguettes at a local bakery, visiting the Arc de Triomphe or eating in one of the best restaurants in the world.

The Italy vs. Wales game is set to be one of the biggest matches of the tour. Tours are scheduled from the 21st to the 24th of February, making a perfect Valentine’s treat for any rugby fan. The tour takes place in the romantic city of Rome with its wealth of culture and attractions. There is plenty of time to visit attractions such as the Colosseum, built back in 80AD, or the Forum, one of the most popular attractions in Rome.

There are other tours available for sports, such as cricket in top European destinations. The Ashes Test Series takes place in July and August 2013. The matches take place throughout in locations such as Nottingham, Manchester and Durham, making it the ideal setting for a city break. The Ryder Cup in 2014 is scheduled to take place in Perth and Kinross, one of the most beautiful destinations in Scotland.

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