Papaptoetoe Ravens Europe Global Games Tour 2020

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TOUR OVERVIEW

EUROPE

RUGBY

21 apr - 8 may 2020

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Papatoetoe Ravens, you are confirmed on this epic tour of a lifetime!  Attend the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival in Wales and the Global Games Rugby Festival in Lille, France.

The festivals will attract teams from around the globe and offer huge opportunity for performance development through ample game time.

Between events visit the Twickenham and Principality Stadiums, enjoy a cultural exchange with a French school, take a guided bus tour of Paris and a day trip to War Memorial sites in Lille.

Trip Itinerary

DAY ONE

Depart Auckland for London with one stop en route.

DAY TWO

Arrive London, transfer to accommodation and check in.

DAY THREE

Today we enjoy a tour of the iconic Twickenham Stadium, followed by a stop in historical Windsor en-route to Wales

DAY FOUR

Today we'll explore the stunning coast of South West Wales and later this afternoon check in and register for the festival tomorrow.

DAY FIVE

First day of the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival.

DAY SIX

Second day of the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival followed by an evening reception with awards.

DAY SEVEN

We depart for the capitol city Cardiff today where we'll explore the famous Principality Stadium, followed by a visit to a local Welsh school where you'll be welcomed in traditional Welsh style.

DAY EIGHT

Flight from Cardiff or Bristol to Marseille (one stop) then bus to Aix En Provence. Check into accommodation.

DAY NINE

Visit a local school then enjoy some free time to explore the local town.

DAY TEN

Spend the morning at another local school and enjoy more free time for exploring. Afternoon match against a local team.

DAY ELEVEN

Transfer to Marseille station and then take a train to Lille followed by a transfer to your accommodation.

DAY TWELVE

Day one of Global Games Festival, Lille.

DAY THIRTEEN

Day two of Global Games Festival, Lille.

DAY FOURTEEN

Day trip to visit NZ War Memorial sites.

DAY FIFTEEN

Bus or train to Paris followed by an afternoon sightseeing bus tour of the city and free time to explore.

DAY SIXTEEN

Free morning for sightseeing in Paris, transfer to airport and depart for home.

DAY SEVENTEEN

Cross the international dateline. You’ll have one stop on the way home.

DAY EIGHTEEN

Arrive in Auckland with incredible stories to tell, lifelong memories and new friendships.

INCLUSIONS

Flights and transfers

14 night's accommodation in B&B's, hostels & hotels

Daily breakfasts and dinner included

Entry to Ospreys Challenge & Global Games France Festivals

Activities as per itinerary

LEARNING

  • Gain experience playing in international tournaments
  • Improve skills through training and game play
  • Increase camaraderie through shared experiences
  • Gain cultural awareness and language skills through school visits, tournament social events and sightseeing
  • Improve understanding of history through viewing WWI battlefields and memorials.

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