Places to See in 2021 With Irish Rugby Tours
Coronavirus has halted travel plans of many across the world. This pandemic has undoubtedly changed our lives. From now on, nothing will be the same, and this, unfortunately, includes vacations. Traveling after the coronavirus will not be the same, but that doesn’t mean that we should not plan for it. 2020 is just about to end, and there is no better time than now to start planning your next vacation! Especially the sports travel enthusiasts, 2021 is going to be your year as many exciting rugby tours are going to happen across the world. You will be able to travel and, at the same time, enjoy your favorite rugby match somewhere in the world. Read on to find what 2021 holds for travel and sports fanatics:
January: Vannes, France
Located on the shores of the Gulf of Morbihan, Vannes is one of the most beautiful coastal cities of French Brittany. It is one of those cities that make you fall in love at first sight, easy to navigate, and with a beautiful walled old town, surrounded by colorful flowers. Vannes is a perfect destination to start your new year with. The city is also going to host a rugby match in January. Dates are still to be decided, so keep an eye and plan your trip accordingly.
February: Rome, Italy
The Six Nations Rugby Championship will kick start by the end of this year with matches to be played across Europe continuing to 2021. And Rome will be hosting a match or two in February 2021 that you can attend. Rome is undoubtedly a favorite city for many, and we know why. As you walk through Rome’s streets, you feel like you’re in an old Roman movie, the food here is delicious, people are friendly, and there are hundreds of things to see and do in every corner of Rome.
March: Dublin, Ireland
Enjoy the Irish hospitality combined with an exciting match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in March 2021. The Six Nations Rugby Match between Ireland and England is something you cannot miss. In addition to the rugby tours, visit the beautiful museums, parks, monuments, and walk through Dublin’s colorful streets. Don’t forget to try out the local delicacies of Ireland!
April: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most modern and densely populated cities globally and a popular tourist destination. You can witness a mixture of Chinese tradition and modernity in the city. There is a lot to see and do in Hong Kong, including the futuristic skyscrapers, temples, colorful streets, eating delicious Cantonese cuisine and rugby. Hong Kong is host to 3-days Sevens 2021, the world’s biggest rugby event. The matches will be played at Hong Kong Stadium, and you can book rugby tours from this site.
May: Madrid, Spain
Madrid is a sparkling, hospitable city, and anyone can get addicted to it. In the afternoon, you go out for a beer at one of many bars lining up streets. In the evening, you go to a theater or one of many exhibitions organized across the city and party all night at the city’s bustling clubs. Madrid is a place where you can never run out of things to see and do. The city is also the host of Rugby Union Matches in 2021. Plan a wonderful trip to Madrid and enjoy traveling and sports at the same time.
June: Edinburgh, Scotland
Watch the Rugby Union Test of British and Iron Lions vs. Japan at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. The match will be held on June 26, 2021, but watch out as dates might change due to current circumstances. In your free time, discover the heart of Scotland and stroll through its breathtaking medieval streets featuring buildings that will take you back to old times. Don’t miss a tour of the famous Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and many other landmarks in and around the city.
July: Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town will host a rugby match between South Africa and British and Irish Lions in July 2021. If you plan to visit South Africa in the middle of next year and you’re a rugby fan, this match is a must-watch. In addition to the rugby matches, the city features stunning panoramic views of Maclear’s Beacon, Cape of Good Hope, and many other spectacular places worth visiting. You are going to fall in love with the delicious cuisine and wine culture of Cape Town and also its relaxing beaches.
August: Brisbane, Australia
Plan a trip to this ocean paradise and enjoy endless activities, including a match of rugby. On August 7, 2021, Brisbane is going to host a match of Rugby Union. You can find more information about tickets and location on their official site. In addition to the match, don’t miss the exciting spots to see in Brisbane and a plethora of activities to enjoy here. You can plan trips to other cities of Australia too, such as Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Tasmania.
September: Auckland, New Zealand
Watch the Women Rugby Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. The country will host pool matches at Waitakere Stadium and Northland Events Centre in Auckland on September 18, 2021. Another reason to visit New Zealand is its surreal landscape. Plan a few days in New Zealand and visit the iconic Milford Sound on a cruise, trek to Mount Cook, spend some relaxing time at Lake Tekapo, and much more. It is recommended to spend a day at Queenstown and take a gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, where you’ll witness gorgeous 220-degree panoramic views of Queenstown, Coronet Peak, Walter and Cecil Peak, and The Remarkables.
October: Newcastle, England
Rugby League World Cup 2021 will host 61 matches, and all will be played at stadiums across England. October is the start of the winter season in Newcastle and the perfect time to visit as the weather will be very pleasant. Plan your trip in such a way that you can book a rugby tour in Newcastle, travel around and head off to London that will host a match at Emirates Stadium.
November: London, England
The British capital is a huge city that offers endless activities, including rugby matches for sports travel fans. Next year, plan your tour in November to London for an action-packed quarter-final of the Rugby League World Cup to be held at Emirates Stadium in London. As the evenings get darker, the streets of London will sparkle with Christmas lights and cafes and pubs offering a cozy environment and food. If you have enough time, plan a visit to the famous attractions, including the Tower of London and the British Museum.
December: New Year in France
Plan your trip a little earlier to France and spend the New Year Eve here before the big match. Whether you prefer a cozy atmosphere, an intimate dinner with your loved one, or simply sip a beer at a pub, France is full of unusual and great places for the sports travel lovers to end this tiring year brilliantly. Don’t forget to buy Christmas presents for your rugby fan friends. You can get gift ideas here.