Ghent Rugby Festival

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The Ghent Rugby Festival is an annual event held over the Easter Bank Holiday and always attracts teams from Europe and further away. Aside from the Rugby there is entertainment with an all…

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The Ghent Rugby Festival is an annual event held over the Easter Bank Holiday and always attracts teams from Europe and further away. Aside from the Rugby there is entertainment with an all night party on Friday, followed by a fancy dress disco on Saturday and another party on Sunday.

The rugby is played over 2 days at the fabulous Sportpark just outside Ghent city centre, with a host of food and drink options at the event to ensure you are all fully fuelled for the rugby this is an option for 2020 not to be missed.

Check out their promo video here: GHENT RUGBY VIDEO

Playing Dates: 11th and 12th April 2020

Accommodation: Hotels, hostel, lodge or holiday village

Location: Ghent, Belgium

Men’s: U17 & U19 – And Men’s 7’s and 10’s

Women’s: U18 7’s and Women’s 7’s and 10’s

With the ability to host up to 72 teams from across the world this is a tournament that sells out annually. Contact us now on groups@marathontravel.ie or +353 1 475 5010 (ext 4) to reserve your place for Ghent 2020

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Day 1

Morning

Your luxury coach and driver will pick you up from your club and transfer you to Ghent.
Your driver and coach will accompany you for the duration of the tour.

Afternoon

You will cross on the channel crossing from Dover / Folkestone to Calais via Ferry or Euro Tunnel.
We can provide a flight option at an additional cost.

Evening

You will then be transferred to your chosen tour accommodation whether that is Hotel, Hostel, Lodge or holiday Village. When you have settled into your accommodation the night will be at your leisure.

Day 2

Morning

Breakfast will be served at your accommodation and your coach and driver will be waiting to transfer you to Day 1 of Ghent Tournament.

Afternoon

Spend the day playing matches against Rugby teams from across Europe and the world.
There is the option to play additional friendly games should you like.

Evening

Spend the evening enjoying the infamous Ghent Social Night Party organised specifically for Ghent Rugby Festival participants.

Day 3

Morning

Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before being picked up and dropped to the Festival for the final playing date.

Afternoon

Enjoy playing against international teams in the final day of the Ghent Rugby Festival.
By the end of the day the festival winners will be crowned.
Again should you be interested you can schedule additional friendly games.

Evening

Following a full day of exciting rugby and superb hospitality you have the option of staying on for the Mega Party and all you can eat BBQ where you will have the opportunity to mix with teams from all over Europe, enjoying the social side of rugby.

Day 4

Morning

After you final breakfast in your hotel your coach will be waiting to transfer you back to Ireland.

Afternoon

Depending on your chosen mode of travel you coach will drive through the Euro Tunnel or you will sail back to Ireland via ferry.

Evening

Upon arrival in Ireland your faithful coach and driver will transfer your tired team back to your original destination.

WHAT DOES THE MARATHON SPORTS TRAVEL GHENT RUGBY FESTIVAL PACKAGE INCLUDE?

  • Return Travel from Ireland to Ghent
  • Coach Transfers as per itinerary
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast Served at your Accommodation each morning.
  • 2 day exciting Rugby Festival taking place on Saturday and Sunday
  • Festival Awards Presentation
  • Festival Social Events.
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • Online Booking System
  • Dedicated Account Manager

ARE TOURS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH MEN'S, AND WOMEN'S TEAMS?

Absolutely, Ghent Rugby Festival is open to both women’s and men’s teams.

Men’s: U17 & U19 – And Men’s 7’s and 10’s

Women’s: U18 7’s and Women’s 7’s and 10’s

We tailor make our packages as per any specific requests made by the group. Contact us now to receive a quote for your custom team tour. Email us on groups@marathontravel.ie or call us on +353 1 475 5010 ext 4

Can we travel by flight to Ghent?

Of course, please be aware this is a more expensive way to travel as a group but can be organised should it be required.

Contact groups@marathontravel.ie or call +353 1 475 5010 ext 4 for a quote and further details.

CAN WE EXTEND OUR TOUR?

Absolutely, we can tailor make your package if required just email your requirements to our team at groups@marathontravel.ie or call us on +353 1 4755010 ext. 4 and we will be more than happy to assist

 

HOW MUCH DOES MARATHON SPORTS TRAVEL'S Ghent Rugby Festival PACKAGES COST?

Our Ghent Rugby Package varies in price depending on your groups requirements. Prices vary depending on how many players wish to travel and the decided duration of the tour and travel choice from Ireland.

Please email: groups@marathontravel.ie for further information or call our offices on +3531 4755010 ext. 4 and one of our team will be happy to assist.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU NEED TO QUALIFY AS A GROUP?

You will need a full team to be able to compete as part of the tournament, anything above this is more than welcome. The more the merrier!

HOW DOES YOUR ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM WORK?

Once you have received your quote and are happy to proceed with your group booking we will create your personalized secure online booking and payment portal.

We can include your school / club logo on the landing page.

We will then forward the group leader a link which can be forwarded to your members. Each person can then individually log in, book their place and make their payment. Saving you the hassle of collecting and dealing with cash!

IS YOUR ONLINE BOOKING AND PAYMENT SYSTEM SECURE?

Yes, 100%. Our booking portal complies with all GDPR regulations and guidelines.

We use SAGEPAY as our payment system that is completely secure and safe for your group to use!

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