The 2012 Olympic Games in London focussed a lot of people’s holiday arrangements to include sporting events! If you are an avid fan of rugby, motorsport, tennis, cricket or football, like to support your team and country then why not combine this with a fabulous holiday at the same time? Whether it’s a long weekend or part of an adventure down under, get in touch and let me make all the arrangements for you – flights, hotels, hospitality and tickets can all be pre-booked, but remember don’t leave it to the last minute! Famous sporting events get booked up almost a year in advance in some cases. Olympic packages are also available and if you have friends visiting from overseas, you may need some help with holidays in the UK. Winter sports can be combined with a ski break of your own, follow the downhill skiing or even dog sledding championships!
Motorsport Formula 1 races often take place in glamourous cities or exotic locations, experience the thrill of the crowd and smell of the petrol from the pole position of your trackside stand! There are 14 races in the diary for the 2012 season, some dates are still provisional, but get in touch and I can put together a package for you, whether it’s Singapore Grand Prix combined with an exotic beach holiday or a long weekend in Monte Carlo, there’s an event to suit everyone.
Rugby can be at home singing from the terraces in Cardiff, or on the other side of the world in Australia or New Zealand. Follow the Six Nations in some famous cities around the world or head to Australia for the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour. The Six Nations stadiums where you can enjoy a city break weekend alongside fabulous rugby include Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Twickenham in London, The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Stade de France in Paris and the Olympic Stadium in Rome.If you want to catch the 2012 events there’s not much time as the matches take place Feb – March and some are already sold out! Book well ahead for the Lions 2013 tour of Australia and combine this with a fabulous holiday. From Brisbane you can kayak on the river and enjoy lots of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding area, taste great wines in Melbourne or cycle the Yarra Trail and of course the options from Sydney are endless!
Cricket Support the England cricket team as they travel the world playing test matches, there are twenty games scheduled for 2012. The season includes a tour to Sri Lanka, one of the world’s most exciting cricket destinations, combine the cricket with elephants and beaches, temples and turtles on your holiday here! Matches are scheduled for 26-30 March and 3 – 7 April, so there’s not long to book! During July to September we are up against South Africa with matches at Headingly, Lord’s and Old Trafford amongst others – why not treat yourself to a great day’s cricket with relaxed hospitality? In July England compete against Australia again on home ground and will be up against the West Indies from mid May to the third week in June.
Tennis Enjoy strawberries and champagne at Wimbledon with a luxury hotel to end the day in, or follow the French Open or head down under. Wherever you prefer to watch the match, there is plenty of opportunity for celeb spotting and a great atmosphere combined with city breaks or long haul holidays. The Wimbledom Championships are the highlight of the tennis calendar, the nearby Cannizaro House in Wimbledon Village is a great place to stay and has a terrace overlooking the grounds. Tickets are always in demand and the calendar for 2012 starts on 25 June and ends with the mens final on 8 July. Enjoy the sleek and spacious Gatsby Club for excellent hospitality. The French Open takes place at the Roland Garros Tennis Club and a great excuse for a Paris city break! Starting on 27 May this tournament runs til 10 June with the mens final.
These are just some of the main sporting events around the world that you can combine with a holiday – ask me if there is a particular event or destination you would like to go to and I’ll sort out a package for you. Maybe you want to go to the world surfing championships or watch a sailing race … wherever you want to go there is a holiday out there waiting for you!
Motor Sport Formula 1 travels around the world between March and November. Combine these sporting events with a holiday in far flung places or close to home in Europe. Hotels, flights and hospitality.