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Rugby World Cup France 2023

First two pool matches,

7 September, 2023  -  17 September, 2023                €3490 per person sharing




4* Hotel

Match tickets


This 10 night ticket-inclusive travel package includes:

  • Return flights - into Bordeaux and home from Nantes
  • All airport, match and city transfers
  • 10 nights in in central, hand-picked & inspected 4* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Bordeaux 3 nights, La Rochelle 2 nights, Tours 2 nights, Nantes 3 nights
  • Official and Guaranteed Category 4 tickets to 2 matches (upgrades available)
  • Sightseeing tours, including admission into many places of interest
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Stein Travel Tour Director
  • 24 / 7 Support
  • Free cancellation (certain conditions apply)



Join Stein Travel as the Irish Rugby Team commence their Rugby World Cup 2023 adventure.  While our rugby players prepare for their matches, we will explore the beauty, culture, and history of the country.  When they are ready to take on their opponents, we will be right there cheering them on.


Thursday,  7 September

Your RWC 2023 adventure begins here.  You will fly from Ireland to Bordeaux, one of France’s most elegant cities and the host city for Ireland’s first match. After we check-in to our hotel, the rest of the evening is free.

Discover how breathtakingly beautiful Bordeaux can be.  Wander its medieval streets full of bars, restaurants, and trendy boutiques.  Climb the Pey-Berland bell tower for one of the best views of the city.  Take a selfie beside the Porte Caillhau Gateway, a building that looks like it has sprung straight from a fairy tale. 



Friday,  8 September

After breakfast, we set off on a half day city tour of Bordeaux. We will discover the elegance of this captivating city and learn the connections between Ireland and it’s wine trade.

In the afternoon, we will return to our hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. Why not end your day with a stroll along the Garonne River, where you will find shops, bars, cafés, and gardens galore.  Don’t miss the Place de la Bourse, a square that is one of the grandest in all of France. 


Saturday,  9 September

A free morning to enjoy Bordeaux at your own pace. Delve deeper into the city.  Visit its golden triangle of boulevards which enclose architectural marvels such as the Grand Theatre and France’s biggest square.  Stroll through the Chartrons district where the Irish, English and Dutch of old set up wine houses that came to dominate the city’s wine trade.

In the evening, it’s time to switch gears and let your adrenaline soar as you cheer on the Irish rugby team in their first match of RWC 2023.


Sunday, 10 September

Today, you leave Bordeaux and travel to the seaside city of La Rochelle. After we check in to our hotel the rest of the day is free to explore La Rochelle at your own pace.

Get your bearings in the old port.  Take in the views of the medieval towers that stand guard at the entrance to the port and then take a seat under the awnings of a quayside restaurant for a seafood dinner.


Monday, 11 September

After breakfast, a half day tour is included to discover La Rochelle and the surrounding area. We will cross the sea bridge to L’Ile de Ré, an island of whitewashed villages, long sandy beaches, vineyards, and sea marshes.



Tuesday, 12 September

Today, we leave La Rochelle for Tours.  Set in the Loire Valley and surrounded by rolling hills, it’s known as the garden of France. After we check in to our hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore Tours at your own pace.

Its botanical garden is a perfect introduction to the city.  Come sunset, make your way to Place Pomerleau in the old town.  This square of timber-framed houses is the social heart of the city.  With its bars and open-air restaurants, it virtually hums with life. 


Wednesday, 13 September

A full day to explore Tours at your own pace.


Thursday, 14 September

Today, we leave Tours for Nantes, one of France’s most eccentric cities. Nantes will be our home for the next 3 nights.


Friday, 15 September

After breakfast, we set off on a half day tour of Nantes and it many sights. Afterwards, we return to our hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. W

hy not discover it’s whimsical side with a visit to the Ile de Nantes, where animatronic creatures inspired by Jules Verne’s writings have been brought to life by artists.  These extraordinary machines include a 12-metre-high elephant that can carry up to 52 passengers on its back.


Saturday, 16 September

The morning and early afternoon are yours to explore the city at your own pace, perhaps exploring the Cathedral of Saint Pierre and Paul or marvelling at modern art in the Musée d’Arts.  Why not indulging in some shopping in the Passage Pommerave, a light-filled covered alleyway of elegant sculptures and luxury boutiques. 

This evening will be spent in Nantes’ Stade de la Beaujoire where we will shout our support for the Irish team as they play their second match at RWC 2023.


Sunday, 17 September

Farewell to France. We depart Nantes for our return flight to Ireland.


Cost, payment plans and fully refundable deposits

The price for this ticket-inclusive travel package is €3,490 per person sharing.

The single supplement is €1499


We have two types of deposits for our Rugby World Cup 2023 ticket-inclusive travel packages:

i) Standard, non-refundable deposits OR

ii) Priority, fully-refundable deposits


Our standard deposit to Rugby World Cup France 2023 is €100 per person. This is non-refundable, except in the case of Covid disruption. Further payments are due, as follows:

15 November, 2021 €1,000 per person

15 May, 2022 €1,000 per person

15 February, 2023 Balance


You also have the choice of a refundable Priority Deposit of €350 per person, which is a great way of securing the ticket-inclusive travel package that you want. The Priority Deposit is fully refundable, less a fee of €50 per person and comes with a range of additional benefits.


What is the Priority Deposit?

It is a no-risk, refundable deposit. It allows you a period of time to choose which ticket-inclusive travel package suits your best. You can switch between ticket-inclusive travel packages, without any charge or admin fee to change. If you switch, your price will be the price of your new ticket-inclusive travel package at the date that you switch.

The priority deposit is €350 per person.

You can cancel and receive a full refund until 31 March, 2022.


Is the €1000 Priority Deposit refundable?

Absolutely. If, for whatever reason, you decide not to travel, we will refund your Priority Deposit immediately, less the €50 quibble. You can cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid until 31 March, 2022. You will need to pay interim payments as normal in November 21 and May 22. These amounts are also fully refundable until 31 March 2022.


Does the Priority Deposit get deducted from price of my ticket-inclusive travel package? 

Yes, your €350 gets deducted from the price of your ticket-inclusive travel package. It acts as a refundable deposit and it is the best way to guarantee flexibility to switch trips or cancel and receive your money back, if you choose not to travel. The final date to change or cancel completely is 31 March 2022. You will need to pay the interim payments as normal in November 21 and May 22, all of which is refundable until 31 March, 2022. 




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