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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan - Sushi to Samurai - 10 Day Premium Tour

From AUD 11,990/pp

Overview

The entire Rugby World will descend to Japan for the semi-finals, the bronze final and the final of Rugby World Cup 2019. Can New Zealand claim their 3rd title in a row? Will a continuation of England’s form over the past 4 years secure them victory? Or can the Australians cause an upset and take out the trophy for the first time since 1999?

You will be there to witness the dramatic conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2019 along with experiencing some unique sightseeing opportunities throughout Japan, both of which will combine for a truly memorable 10 days.

With cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima & Hakone and Tokyo all on offer, this Rugby World Cup 2019 tour will be etched in the memory banks for many years to come.

As part of this tour, you have one 4 day Mid Tour Option giving you control of where you would like to travel between the semi-finals & Final.

On Tour with the Australian Rugby Team

As the Licensed Tour Operator of Rugby Australia, We Love Rugby enjoy unprecedented and exclusive access to members of the current Australian squad and where possible in the itinerary access to training sessions.

All our 2019 Tours will include panel sessions featuring Rugby legends and members of the current Australian squad.

For Rugby World Cup 2015™, England, our guests mingled with Drew Mitchell, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Quade Cooper, Sean McMahon and many more at numerous functions.

Other guests included John Eales, Nathan Sharpe, Phil Kearns, Rod Kafer, and Fox Sports commentator Greg Clarke

Exclusive Rugby Australia Function in Tokyo

Those fans that toured with us in 2015 will remember the spectacular night had at Shakespeare’s Globe, whilst those on our tours in 2011 will reminisce our night at the Auckland Town Hall as one of the highlights. And those who were with us in 2007 in Paris will never forget our night at the Opera Room – and what a night it was.

We Love Rugby is proud to be a Licensed Tour Operator of Rugby Australia and 2019 will see the return of the function exclusive to our passengers on our Escorted Tours.

Secure your spot on our sensational Sushi to Samurai Tour today to guarantee your seat at the most glamorous Australian Rugby event for RWC 2019.

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Premium 4 star accommodation throughout (9 nights)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 nights in Tokyo (25 - 28 Oct)
  • 1 Mid Tour Option to one of many Japanese destinations such as Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka (28 - 31 Oct)
  • 3 nights in Tokyo (31 Oct - 3 Nov)

Function

  • We Love Rugby Welcome Function
  • Official Rugby AU Function

Match Tickets

  • Reserved Cat B ticket for semi-final 1
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for semi-final 2
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for bronze final
  • Reserved Cat B ticket for the final

Transfers

  • Return flights or Shinkansen travel included to your choice of destination to coincide with your Mid Tour Options
  • Return airport transfers (not applicable with land only packages)
  • Return coach match transfers
  • Coach transfers throughout

Sightseeing

  • Sightseeing included in all Mid Tour Options; enjoy a Tea Ceremony, Samurai and Kimono experiences in Kyoto; Eat to your hearts content in the Dotonbori district in Osaka

Merchandise

  • Commemorative We Love Rugby tour merchandise

Matches

✔ Semi-final 1 at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
✔ Semi-final 2 at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
✔ Bronze final at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Metropolitan
✔ The final at at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City

Itinerary

Friday 25 October, 2019 – Arrive Tokyo & Welcome Drinks

Arrive in Tokyo and make your way to your hotel. After checking in the afternoon is yours to relax or head out and explore Tokyo. This evening you will join us at our welcome function (dinner & drinks included) where you will get the chance to meet your tour leader, tour host and fellow travellers ahead of the weekends semi-final matches.
Overnight: Prince Hotel Takanawa or similar, Tokyo

Saturday 26 October, 2019 - semi-final 1, International Stadium Yokohama

Today is at leisure ahead of the first semi-final match tonight so why not spend the morning sightseeing the many wonders of Tokyo. In 2015, Australia continued their dream run at the trophy with a comfortable 29-15 victory against Argentina. Adam Ashley-Cooper put in a man of the match performance as he scored a hat trick helping Australia through to the final of Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2003. Don’t miss a minute of this entertaining match and witness the team that will book their spot in the final of Rugby World Cup 2019. Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Winner quarter-final 1 v Winner quarter-final 2
Kick Off: 5:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Prince Hotel Takanawa or similar, Tokyo

Sunday 27 October, 2019 – semi-final 2, International Stadium Yokohama

Following on from an exciting match last night, enjoy a sleep in and leisurely breakfast this morning then prepare for another thrilling semi final encounter this evening. Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Winner quarter-final 3 v Winner quarter-final 4
Kick Off: 6:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Prince Hotel Takanawa or similar, Tokyo

Monday 28 October, 2019 - MID TOUR OPTION 3 BEGINS

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Tonight you will be our guest at the Official Rugby AU function.
Overnight: Prince Hotel Takanawa or similar, Tokyo

Friday 1 November, 2019 – bronze final, Tokyo Stadium

Today is at leisure in Tokyo ahead of tonight's bronze final. Why not take the chance to visit any of the sights of Tokyo you haven’t yet seen or purchase any last minute gifts or souvenirs as your tour is coming to a close. Return to your hotel to freshen up and then get ready to make your way to Tokyo Stadium for the bronze final. Both teams have nothing to lose and everything to gain in this match, and despite not making it to the final of Rugby World Cup 2019, they will be giving it all they have to end their campaign with a win. In 2015, South Africa controlled the match to win the bronze final in a 24-13 over Argentina. Be prepared to be sitting on the edge of your seat for what will be a thrilling bronze final. Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Runner-Up semi-final 1 v Runner-Up semi-final 2
Kick Off: 6:00pm
Venue: Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Metropolitan
Overnight: Prince Hotel Takanawa or similar, Tokyo

Saturday 2 November, 2019 – the final, International Stadium Yokohama

After 44 days, 20 nations, 12 venues and 48 matches, the final of Rugby World Cup 2019 is upon us. Be prepared to watch the ultimate Rugby match, as both teams throw their bodies on the line in the effort to strive to victory and win the Webb Ellis Cup, as they mark their names in the history books as finalists of Rugby World Cup 2019. Passion, aggression, skill and willpower will all be in full force tonight, as the best 2 teams of the tournament battle it out for the next 80mins. With International Stadium Yokohama at full capacity, the atmosphere will be electric, as you witness history in the making. Get ready for what will be an unforgettable night as you witness this exciting final. In 2015, New Zealand went back to back beating Australia 34-17 to win the Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham Stadium in London. Both teams put their blood, sweat and tears into the match. New Zealand were up 16-3 after Nehe Milner Skudder scored for New Zealand right on half time. Two minutes into the second half a Ma’a Nonu try extended the lead to 21-3. The Australians then fought back and with 10 minutes to go the score was 21-17. However, a 70th minute drop goal, 75th minute penalty and 80th minute try to New Zealand secured the victory and they became the first back to back winners of The Webb Ellis Cup. Return transfers from your hotel to the stadium are included in your tour.
Match: Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2
Kick Off: 6:00pm
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
Overnight: Prince Hotel Takanawa or similar, Tokyo

Sunday 3 November, 2019 - Tour Concludes

All good things must come to an end as we bid farewell to our new found friends and to the beauty of Japan as our ‘Sushi to Samurai’ tour concludes. Thanks for travelling with us and we look forward to having you on tour again soon. you on tour again soon.

Our Mid Tour Options

Back again after the success of our 2007 Tour to France and 2015 Tour to England are our options for you to pick and choose the cities you visit during the tournament.

The idea of these options is to allow you to mix and match. It's flexible enough that you can be together in the same hotel with your friends in Tokyo or Fukuoka during the tournament but in between matches you can choose to see different parts of Japan or venture to Beijing, China. You and your roommate may want to stay in Tokyo whereas your friends on the tour may want to visit Kyoto between the quarter-finals & semi-finals. Then between the semi-finals and the final you may all want to visit Osaka together - the choice is yours!

This also means that if you have friends doing a shorter or longer tour you can take the same Mid Tour Options to catch up during the tournament.

See our Mid Tour Options section to view the itineraries for each tour.

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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan - Sushi to Samurai - 10 Day Premium Tour
Tour Dates:
25 Oct, 2019 - 3 Nov, 2019
Tour Duration:
10 Days/9 Nights