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Double Down 2 & 3 - Wales

11 Days, from £2,887pp

Double Down 2 & 3

Catch Wales in Rugby World Cup 2023 action across 11 days in France on our Double Down two Pool match tour in Nice , Avignon, St Etienne and Lyon. Secure your place with a 10% deposit. 

  • Wales v Final Qualifier Winner – NICE (Sat 16 Sept 17:45h)
  • Wales v Australia – LYON (Sun 24 Sept 21:00h)

11 DAYS | 15 – 25 September, 2023

If you love the combination of beaches, mountains, rugged landscapes, and traditional French culture, this Double Down featuring Nice and Lyon touring experience is for you.  

Commencing in Nice for the ‘double-header‘ weekend – where Wales take on Qualifier prior to England v Japan – the itinerary heads along the French Riviera to Toulon: a town needing no rugby introduction. 

Travel via train to Avignon and Saint Etienne where midweek stays present the chance to catch Argentina v Samoa in live Friday-night Rugby World Cup 2023 action. 

Conclude in classical Lyon where the history of the city is almost as riveting as Wales’s timeline with Australia in World Cup thrillers.  With charter flights in and out, the adventurist will enjoy every moment of this 11-day event.    

Inclusions

  • Charter flight Cardiff to Nice/ Lyon to Cardiff*
  • (with 15kg hold luggage)

  • Airport transfers in Nice and Lyon*
  • Nice to Toulon, Toulon to Avignon, Avignon to Saint Etienne and Saint Etienne to Lyon
  • Cat 4 match tickets: Wales v Final Qualifier Winner (Nice), Wales v Australia (Lyon)
  • MSG RWC 2023 merchandise
  • French-speaking MSG Tour Managers
  • EXCLUSIVE access to 2 x MSG pre-game l'apero events
    * included in our flight packages only

Accommodation

Novotel Lyon Gerland Musee des Confluences

The Novotel Musée des Confluences sits colourfully on the banks of the famous Rhône river.

  • – Outdoor pool
  • – Fitness rooms
  • – Street bar and restaurants
4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Hotel (not incl. UK flights)£2,887pp

(*based on twin share)
Supplementary cost of £1,008 will apply to single rooms.

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Hotel (incl. all flights)£3,274pp

(*based on twin share)
Supplementary cost of £1,008 will apply to single rooms.

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Hotel (not incl. UK flights)

£2,887pp

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Hotel (incl. all flights)

£3,274pp

  • (*based on twin share)
  • Supplementary cost of £1,008 will apply to single rooms.
Official Tickets

As Official Travel Agent, your MSG travel package contains guaranteed match tickets for Rugby World Cup 2023 
 
Rugby World Cup 2023 ticketing Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Financial Security

As Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup France 2023, travel with peace of mind that your travel package is financially protected through our ATOL licensing (for flight bookings) and ABTA (non-flight bookings).

Booking terms and conditions can be found here.

Visit our Rugby World Cup 2023 home page to view ticket-inclusive packages by country / knockout stage. Each tour identifies the category of ticket available to purchase at the time of booking.

For existing bookings, visit your Tour Dashboard with booking reference number to upgrade seats online – subject to availability.

HOW DOES MY SPIRAL PASS WORK?

Your pre-paid £50 is added to your account once a deposit is made against your selected booking. The £50 bonus credit is taken off your final balance total with the £5pp charity donation made on your behalf 12 weeks prior to travel to one of our selected beneficiaries.

ONE £50 Spiral Pass purchase entitles ONE person to buy a package with MSG. By way of example, a travelling couple would require 2 x SPIRAL PASS purchases.

WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT TO BOOK ANY PACKAGES WITH MSG?

We are continually working on new packages subject to demand for each nation and the availability of tickets. Tours are continually refreshed on our website when new tickets are issued to us by World Rugby.

If deciding to opt out of this process, email rwc2023@msgtours.com and we'll refund back to your card.

L'apero

L’apéro is the part of the day when the French convene for a drink, often over small plates of food.  We’re adopting this maxim to deliver your pre-game entertainment in true MSG style.  

Before each matchday we’ll gather our fans in an exciting and innovative venue to enjoy each other’s company: included as standard in YOUR package. 

Official Tickets

Official Tickets

As Official Travel Agent, your MSG travel package contains guaranteed match tickets for Rugby World Cup 2023 
 
Rugby World Cup 2023 ticketing Terms and Conditions can be found here.  

Financial Security

Financial Security

As Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup France 2023, travel with peace of mind that your travel package is financially protected through our ATOL licensing (for flight bookings) and ABTA (non-flight bookings).

Booking terms and conditions can be found here.

Ticket upgrades

Visit our Rugby World Cup 2023 home page to view ticket-inclusive packages by country / knockout stage. Each tour identifies the category of ticket available to purchase at the time of booking.

For existing bookings, visit your Tour Dashboard with booking reference number to upgrade seats online – subject to availability.

Spiral Pass

HOW DOES MY SPIRAL PASS WORK?  

Your pre-paid £50 is added to your account once a deposit is made against your selected booking. The £50 bonus credit is taken off your final balance total with the £5pp charity donation made on your behalf 12 weeks prior to travel to one of our selected beneficiaries. 

ONE £50 Spiral Pass purchase entitles ONE person to buy a package with MSG.  By way of example, a travelling couple would require 2 x SPIRAL PASS purchases. 

WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT TO BOOK ANY PACKAGES WITH MSG?  

We are continually working on new packages subject to demand for each nation and the availability of tickets. Tours are continually refreshed on our website when new tickets are issued to us by World Rugby. 

If deciding to opt out of this process, email rwc2023@msgtours.com and well refund back to your card within 30 days of receiving this message. 

L'apero

L'apero

L’apéro is the part of the day when the French convene for a drink, often over small plates of food.  We’re adopting this maxim to deliver your pre-game entertainment in true MSG style.  

Before each matchday we’ll gather our fans in an exciting and innovative venue to enjoy each other’s company: included as standard in YOUR package. 

NICE

Recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in France, Nice – the capital of the Côte d’Azur- is in the French Riviera between the Mediterranean and the Alps.   

With 300 days of sunshine on average per year, there is no bad time of the year to visit Nice, a city loved by both tourists and the French alike. Try the Mediterranean gastronomic specialties of Nice, pan bagnat, pissaladière or socca in one of the small restaurants hidden away on the typical narrow streets of the city or on the piazzettas.  

With its Italian influences and its famous Promenade des Anglais, the city is full of Mediterranean character.   Boasting the success of a UEFA Euro 2016 host, Nice is ready for another international celebration during Rugby World Cup 2023, showing off its new stadium that prides itself on being one of the most environmentally responsible in Europe. 

TOULON

Think Toulon, think rugby.  This is the closest you’ll get to an out and out rugby destination, rivalling the likes of Bayonne and Biarritz for passion from the locals. 

An experience at the Stade Mayol is one to behold, yet sadly Toulon isn’t set to host any RWC 2023 fixtures.  Instead, we’re encapsulating the rugby traditions with its stunning coastal location to offer midweek stays between fixtures in Marseille and Nice. 

Its versatility and travel connectivity makes this a go-to touring spot.  Enjoy wine tours, boat trips, museums and historical architecture to engage you throughout your stay, viewable from famed spots such as Point Sublime and the Rade de Toulon. 

AVIGNON

Just 50 minutes from Marseille via TGV, Avignon offers itself as a viable option to Marseille during Rugby World Cup France 2023. 

Its character and history alone are enough of a seduction, let alone its proximity to France’s most famous grapes.  How tempting it will be to spend a day in the vineyards sampling the Chateauneuf du Pape on a tour including lunch, accompanied by a delicious lunch, of course. 

The city boasts attractions including the Musee du Petit Palais, Basilique Saint Pierre and enough pavement cafes to keep you seated for an entire afternoon as you watch the world go by.

SAINT ETIENNE

Saint-Étienne, the only French city to be designated a City of Creative Design by UNESCO, has a rich industrial past and considered the industrial capital of Europe in the 19th century.  A place where the railroad and the waterwheel originated, it has always been a land of invention and innovation. 

The city’s diversity can be discovered in the Cité du Design, Musée de la Mine, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne; (theatre) and the Museum of Modern Art.  Its quaint train station connects easily to nearby French cities including Lyon, lying just 45 minutes to the north. 

Sports fans will know how important the green jersey of Saint-Étienne is to its supporters. Its football team, featuring the likes of Michel Platini, has thrilled generations of fans and excited the entire country.  The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, internationally known for its incredible atmosphere, has successfully hosted Rugby World Cup 2007 and UEFA Euro 2016 with much acclaim. 

LYON

The history of Lyon, the capital of Roman Gaul, reads like a Who’s Who of French cultural pioneers, including the Lumière brothers (the godfathers of cinema) to Paul Bocuse, a three-star Michelin chef. 

Situated within the regions of Beaujolais and Côtes-du-Rhône, Lyon is famous for wine but also has a rich food tradition. No visit to Lyon would be complete without a visit to one of the ‘bouchons’, traditional restaurants unique to Lyon serving the local specialties and found in the alleyways of the Old Town, the Terreaux district, Rue Mercière and Rue des Marronniers. 

Rugby World Cup 2023 will welcome players and fans to the OL Stadium, the third largest in France. After hosting RWC 2007 and the European Challenge Cup final in 2016, Lyon is the all-round ultimate fan experience.  

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