RUGBY TOURS TO USA

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A Rugby tour to USA is becoming more popular with the sport growing rapidly with various pockets of competitive rugby fixtures on offer throughout the States and a host of sides keen to play. 

Although Baseball, American Football and Basketball dominate the USA sports scene, football or ‘soccer’, field hockey and lacrosse have a strong presence at all ages and are all widely played and hugely popular with competitive games against local clubs, colleges and Universities at all levels possible. Netball can also be found in specific areas with a significant Caribbean influence in particular Florida.

  • Resorts
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions - Orlando
  • Excursions - New York
  • Itinerary - Orlando
  • Itinerary - New York

A rugby tour to USA can offer a visit to a number of regions along the East Coast.

Orlando in Florida offers a year round warm weather climate mixed with the World renowned attractions of Disney and Universal and a host of Water parks including Aquatica, Wet n Wild and SeaWorld.

New York provides a tour to one of the most iconic City’s in the World with its famous landmarks and sights including Statue of Liberty, Empire States Building and Times Square. Educational and cultural sightseeing on tour can be combined with Broadway shows and watching live professional sport with the NY Red Bulls, NY City, Knicks, Giants, Jets, Mets, and Yankees all located in this vibrant sport loving City.

Orlando
Orlando

Orlando

  • Warm, sunny year round climate
  • Home to Disney World and Universal Theme Parks
  • Orlando Magic and Orlando City SC pro teams
  • Combine with Fort Lauderdale/Miami
New York
New York

New York

  • ‘City that never sleeps’ is the largest City in US, easily combined with Boston
  • Home to a number of professional sports teams
  • Variety of iconic attractions, museums, and parks
  • Experience World class theatres/shows, shopping, dining & sports

A mixture of accommodation options are possible throughout a tour to USA including good quality hostels and 3-4* hotels. Some example accommodation is highlighted below:

Champions World Resort
Champions World Resort

Champions World Resort, Orlando

  • 15 acre site only 4 miles from Walt Disney World Resort
  • 3 swimming pools, fitness and games room
  • Onsite grass pitch, basketball courts and beach volleyball
  • Only 3 miles from ESPN World Wide Sports facility
Row NYC
Row NYC

Row NYC, New York

  • Ideally located in the Broadway Theatre District
  • Renovated in 2014 with modern interior and fitness centre
  • Close to Times Square, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building
  • Plenty of dining options around hotel

There are an abundance of activities and excursions on offer in Orlando to enhance your overall tour experience, below you will find a brief selection: 

Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World

The resort is made up of four theme parks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, and two water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon as well as Downtown Disney a dazzling shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. The parks feature interactive rides, animal adventures, spectacular shows, thrilling water slides, unique dining and shopping to ensure a memorable experience

Universal Resort
Universal Resort

At Universal Studios you’ll go behind the scenes and beyond the screen as you experience an incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions. Enjoy innovative thrills and unexpected adventures that challenge all your senses at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle at ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade’, battle with villains on the ground breaking 3-D thrill ride, ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man’ and defy the forces of gravity as you accelerate from 0-40mph in 2 seconds flat on the ‘Incredible Hulk Coaster’. You can also enjoy Orlando’s hottest spot for dining, shows and shopping entertainment, Universal CityWalk.

Aquatica
Aquatica

Spend a day spinning and soaking on heart-stopping rides and slides at Orlandos newest water park. Try hurtling deep into an undersea world of colourful fish, then racing through exhilarating rapids. Experience the incredible signature ride ‘Dolphin Plunge’ where you will be sent speeding through 250 feet of underwater clear tubes and through the beautiful dolphin habitat. The lazy river floats you through a spectacular underwater view of the dolphins and past thousands of exotic fish. The Walhalla Wave, Omaka Rocka, Taumata Racer and more will see high-speed tubes and half-pipe funnels full of twists and turns.

Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens

An African themed adventure park offering access to a combination of world-class thrill rides and scenic animal habitats. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay boasts more roller coasters than any other park in Florida including the floorless dive coaster, SheiKra and Montu, one of the tallest and longest inverted coasters in the World, featuring loops, drops and speeds over 60 mph. Come face–to–face with some of the world's most endangered animals, Bengal tigers and orang-utans at Jungala or lions, hippos and giraffes at Edge of Africa.

There are an abundance of activities and excursions on offer in New York to enhance your overall tour experience, below you will find a brief selection: 

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

The iconic Statue of Liberty guards the entrance to New York Harbor on Liberty Island. A gift from France to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Lady Liberty has been a symbol of democracy and hope since 1886. Looming large at 305 feet (93 m), the statue dominates Liberty Island. Take a ferry ride and explore the grounds, pedestal or the actual crown - it's not for the fainthearted, however, as it involves climbing 354 steeply winding steps.

9/11 Memorial
9/11 Memorial

Gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the acts of heroism that rallied a nation on this 1.5 hour walking tour of Ground Zero. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events shares first-hand stories as you explore the site of the former World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay tribute to the lives lost. You have an option of also visiting the 9/11 Museum to see artefacts associated with that fateful day.

Empire States Building
Empire States Building

New York's famous City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, 1,050ft (320m) above the city's bustling streets, the observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.

Times Square
Times Square

Times Square is a legendary NYC landmark, synonymous with all the glam and glitz of the Big Apple. It’s New York’s hub for flashing neon advertisements, Broadway’s famous theaters and rubbernecking tourists. A visit to Times Square is an essential part of the New York experience, whether you go to shop, dine, see a show, or just gawp at the flurry of different architectural styles, spectacular neon signs, and bustling New Yorkers.

We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific tour duration, group requirements and budget. Please find below an example itinerary:

 

ORLANDO ITINERARY

 

DAY 1

Depart school and transfer to Manchester airport

Arrive and check-in for Virgin Atlantic flight to Orlando

Flight departs Manchester

Flight arrives Orlando

Collect luggage and meet your GB Tours representative who will show you to your coach.

Transfer by coach to hotel for check-in and room allocation

Evening meal at local restaurant

 

DAY 2

Breakfast at hotel

Self-led training session at Champions Resort

Transfer to Wet n Wild Water Park

Free leisure time in park

Transfer to Universal City Walk

Evening at leisure

 

DAY 3

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to SeaWorld for day at park

Transfer to fixture #1 v local opposition

Optional opportunity to visit Disney Village for evening at leisure

 

DAY 4

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer by coach to Universal Islands of Adventure and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Opportunity for lunch at the Three Broomsticks restaurant

Transfer by coach to hotel

Evening meal local restaurant

Evening at leisure

 

DAY 5

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Universal Studios or Busch Gardens for day at park

Transfer to fixture #2 v local opposition

Evening at leisure at Universal City Walk

 

DAY 6

Breakfast at hotel

Check-out of hotel

Transfer to Aquatica Water park for day at leisure

return to hotel to collect luggage

Transfer by coach to Orlando International Airport

Arrive and check-in for Virgin Atlantic flight to Manchester

Flight departs Orlando

 

DAY 7

Flight arrives Manchester

Collect luggage and transfer by coach back to school

 

TOUR ENDS

 

Please note this is an example itinerary. Tailor made schedules can be arranged to suit specific group requirements where possible.

We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific tour duration, group requirements and budget. Please find below an example itinerary:

 

NEW YORK ITINERARY

 

DAY 1

Arrive and check-in for flight to New York

Flight departs London

Flight arrives New York

Collect luggage and meet your GB Tours representative who will show you to your coach.

Transfer by coach to hotel for check-in and room allocation

Evening meal at local restaurant

Evening at leisure

 

DAY 2

Training session with New York Red Bulls

Visit Top of the Rock Observation deck

Fixture #1 v local opposition

Evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe restaurant

 

DAY 3

Visit to Statue of Liberty via ferry

Visit Central Park

Watch NY Yankees baseball or NY Knicks Basketball game

 

DAY 4

Visit to Ground Zero and 9/11 memorial

Empire States Building

Fixture #2 v local opposition

Visit Times Square and Evening meal at Bubba Gumps

 

DAY 5

Check-out and visit to Macy’s department store

Visit Madison Square Garden

Transfer to airport for return overnight flight to UK

Flight departs New York

 

DAY 6

Flight arrives London

Collect luggage and transfer by coach back to school

 

TOUR ENDS

 

Please note this is an example itinerary. Tailor made schedules can be arranged to suit specific group requirements where possible.