RWC2023 BOUTIQUE TOURS!
Calling the Explorer, the Romantic, the Dreamer, the Adrenalin Seeker, the Rugby Warrior…
YOU our Super Fan.
South Africa changed forever in 1995, in the moment that final whistle blew at Ellis Park Stadium, marking it as one of the most iconic moments in our country’s history. A moment that will always be entrenched in the very bones of every single South African.
Sportsnation is embarking on a journey to France, to witness the Springboks fight their way to their fourth Rugby world Cup win. We want you to feel the energy and excitement like no other and so, we introduce you to our Bespoke Boutique Tours.
We are going to France, not just for the adrenalin rushing fights for victory on the field. We are going to France to immerse in the culture, enjoy the food, explore the sights and sounds and we want YOU to embark on this journey with us.
If this is your idea of a dream come true and you would like to be the first to know about these exciting add on tours, drop your email below and make sure you have a chance to get on these Limited Edition Tours to experience France like no other.
until kick off in France!
THE SOUTH AFRICAN GUARD
Bringing the Spirit of Africa to France – in 1995 when the final whistle blew at Ellis Park Stadium, it changed South Africa forever. This was an iconic moment in our country’s history and is entrenched in the very bones of every rugby FAN.
This is the energy and the core feeling around our journey. This is the Spirit of Bringing Africa to France – and this is the journey we embark on with you.
South Africa is defending the title of Rugby World Champions at the 200th Anniversary of the game and the 10th Edition of the tournament in France 2023.
The showmanship of Kolisi and the “South African Squad” at Rugby World Cup 2019 mirrored that of the 1995 class under the leadership of Pienaar. These messages of hope are a source of patriotism and unity for our country.
This is the Spirit of Africa.
We would like to invite YOU, the Ultimate FANatic, to the unique experience of standing guard over our Boys and witnessing their triumph as they raise the trophy once again.
THE IMPI TOUR
CALLING ALL IMPI’S, RUGBY WARRIORS,
YOU, THE SUPER FAN.
Sportsnation is putting together a regiment of our own to go and support The Boys as they chase their dream of becoming the ONLY nation to have ever held the title of Rugby World Champions for a 4th time.
We’re heading off to France to have a FANtastic time with our Super Fans! Ever wanted to drive a Super Car down the Champs Elysée? Well then this is the tour for you. We’ve got that covered, as well as VIP access to all the best night clubs in Paris, front row seats at The Moulin Rouge for dazzling entertainment and to round it all off, how about a round of golf at Golf National? Yup, All of that, together with some other surprises are all on the line up in this jam packed adventure… we promise, you won’t want to hear the final whistle blow on this one!
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Franceis a seducer to all travellers with its familiar culture woven through every region of the country. France automatically suggests world class gastronomy, historical art and a rich culture which we want you to experience… to embrace everyday France in a FANtastical way, French living in a simply unique and exciting way.
The tale starts off in Paris, The Capital city, where our Hosts face off against New Zealand in Paris for the 10th Rugby World Cup in the Opening Match. But we are here for more than the rugby, we are here to be seduced by more than Romance in the city of LOVE. Included in your rugby package is a Paris tour, oh no no no, not the Paris City tour you are thinking of, we are taking you through Paris in a Citroën 2CV – the French cousin of our favourite VW Beetle. You will see the Champs-Elysées, Concorde Square, the Eiffel Tower, and much more!
What most of us don’t know is that Paris has a deep association with Jazz since the Great War. Built on the Genres’ rich, politically influential and often unexpected history, an evocative jazz scene is still alive in France’s Capital City today. We take you on a journey to experience this Jazz Scene in the Latin Quarter and night locations that have inspired some of the greatest Jazz Artists and those of Paris. Strolling the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, the Latin Quarter and Les Halles, your tour showcases two Parisian landmarks and ends off with a Jazz Concert at the famous Duc des Lombards, known to be one of the best jazz clubs in Paris. From Paris we move to Marseille, where South Africa start their journey to reclaiming the Webb Ellis Cup against Scotland in Marseille on 10 September 2023.
Have you ever seen a French Cowboy? We haven’t either but look no further – we’ve got you. A day in the beautiful region of the Camargue will awaken anyone’s inner cowboy or cowgirl! The inhabitants of the Camargue are talented horsemen and bull-herders, and this experience will allow you to see a genuine Manade (a kind of ranch specific to the Camargue region) and a genuine Cocarde Race #NoBullsWereHurtInTheMakingOfThisPackage. (subject to availability)
You can’t go to Marseille without sailing in the bay where you will discover the ‘other side’ of the city with views of the emblematic If Island with its famous castle that is linked to the story of the Count of Monte Cristo. Aboard a luxurious Catamaran, you will also sail along the glamorous Corniche Kennedy, famous for its Grand Villas and small castles. This is the life, we say… come along for the ride.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
France is a seducer to all travellers with its familiar culture woven through every region of the country. France automatically suggests world class gastronomy, historical art and a rich culture which we want you to experience… to embrace France in a FANtastical way, French living in a simply unique and exciting way.
Our Tale starts off in Paris – with this being the package and key weekend for Sportsnation Fans, attracting our largest numbers of FAN’s. In Paris, the Boks face those hard men from Ireland in what might determine the top of Pool B. The teams have played each other 26 times, this being their very first meeting in a RWC match.
But we are here for more than the rugby, we are here to be seduced by more than Romance in the city of LOVE. Included in your rugby package is a Paris tour, oh no no no, not the Paris City tour you are thinking of, we are taking you through Paris in a Citroën 2CV – the French cousin of our favourite VW Beetle. You will see the Champs-Elysées, Concorde Square, the Eiffel Tower, and much more!
When in Paris – top of the list of experiences is the not to be missed quintessential French cabaret experience – Look no further, it’s right here. Four Powerhouse female artists recorded a song about it and a wildly famous movie was written about it; sure, you already know what we’re talking about: The Moulin Rouge! Join us for an evening of delectable, delicious French cuisine, glasses filled with French bubbles topped with the glitz, glamour, and dazzle that represents the Moulin Rouge.
From Paris we move to Lyon, the Gourmet Capital of France, filled with history and culture as France’s second and oldest cities. This is where the giants of Wales and Australia will compete in their 8th RWC meeting, making this match up the most common rivalry of any in RWC’s. Once we have satisfied our rugby cravings, it is time to enjoy Lyon and immerse yourself in the city.
Among the country’s countless covered markets, Les Halles de Lyon stands out. With over sixty restaurants and specialty shops, this is a foodie’s dream come true. During your visit to this gastronomy landmark, you will have ample opportunity to try several of the market’s flavours, as well as experience the market’s history and hear stories from your tour guide, who will be accompanying you in your pursuit of delicious delicacies.
Let’s take that a step further, and stroll through the regions’ wines with a specialist, displaying and introducing you to the regions grape varieties. The wine merchants you meet, have years of experience and will share their stories and secrets with you. This tour is a showcase of the wines you will taste, the Burgundy, Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône grape varieties. You will meet with Sommeliers, experience a blind tasting, food and wine pairing, all whilst strolling the streets and admiring and savouring the architecture, history and local life, with the background of anecdotes from the people of Lyon themselves.
THE CHAMPAGNE TOUR
We invite you, to an exclusive Experience of France for Rugby World Cup 2023!
Your Adventure Starts with your Business Class Flight to France, where we will treat you to the finest of Dining experiences, Shopping in The Most Exclusive along the Champs-Élysées, all whilst sipping on Liquid Gold!
If you want to see the rugby, but you want to see it like no other, you enjoy the thrill of the game, but you choose to sip on Champagne and if Glitz and Glamour is your scene, this is the tour for you. We will show you a side of France that only few have access to.
Exclusive Touring, French Chateaus and Gastronomic Dining, paired with the finest of French Bubbles and Wines, are just some of the highlights on this tour and all of this is only available to the Crème de la Crème.
There is nothing ordinary about what we are offering, and it is All for You!