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Buenos Aires, Rosario & Cordoba Rugby Tour

Now that Argentina has arrived at rugby’s top table, more and more Argentinians are falling in love with the game and embracing its core values. “Rugby players play because they love the sport. It’s not a money sport, it’s a sport with moral values.” according to Puma star, Juan Martin Hernandez.  In Argentina Rugby is different – it’s not about individual stars. In neighbourhood clubs like ours, if we win, the whole team wins.

Topflight rugby takes you on a “once in a life time rugby tour of Argentina” visiting places that you will never forget.

First time visitors will associate Buenos Aires with steak, Boca Juniors, the Bombonera and Maradona, but Argentina’s capital is now a thriving metropolis, where the new and the old blend together. Their passion for sport and in particular soccer and rugby make it a perfect destination for a rugby tour. Now that rugby is growing at a very rapid rate in Buenos Aires in particular, it should allow the Pumas to put a sustainable rugby programme  in place for clubs and schools which will benefit age grade rugby in the country and also benefit touring teams.

The tour goes to Rosario, famous for Che Guevara and Lionel Messi, but it is also a buzzing rugby centre. Club Atletico Del Rosario was one of the four founding UAR rugby clubs. Rosario has many private schools whose first game is rugby and who love to play visiting rugby teams. If you plan a “down time” day in Rosario, then check out the water activities. These are reasonably priced and well worth the experience.

If you are in Rosario, Then you’ve got to visit Cordoba. Apart from its spectacular scenic beauty, Cordoba boasts a long tradition of playing rugby. It has close to 20 rugby teams, and the Cordoba rugby club is one of the oldest in the country, founded by English railway workers around 1882. The tradition of rugby as a rallying call for the community has not been lost on the clubs of Cordoba – much like the our four provinces passion, pride and a sense of place that characterises Irish rugby.

Believe me ….the Argentina experience is a trip that will be replayed over and over again, long after you’ve returned home. Certainly one to check out.

INCLUDES:
•Return flights from Cork or Dublin to Buenos Aires.
•All coach transfers from airport to Hotel or hostel accommodation and coach transfers to games and all other activities.
•Welcome evening dinner in Buenos Aires.
•3/4 games against local opposition of equal standard. Post match hospitality.
•6 nights accommodation based on H/B in Buenos Aires.
•Tour of Boca Juniors soccer stadium.
•Optional trip to Hurlingham and play against local G.A.A. team.
•Transfer to Rosario, where you will spend 3 nights in Hotel on a H/B basis.
•Transfer to Cordoba, where you will spend 2 nights in Hotel on H/B basis.
•BBQ lunch at Estancia with Guacho show
•City tours of Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba.
•Topflight tour agent/ guide for the duration of your tour.
•Comprehensive travel insurance.
•Transfer to airport for flight home.

 

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Argentina - Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba.
  • Assemble in Dublin Airport
  • Depart Dublin Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires  ( Overnight flights)
Day 2
  • Arrival in Buenos Aires
  • Coach transfer to your hotel
  • Rugby tour meeting
  • Light training session followed by pool recovery
  • Welcome dinner in near by restaurant
  •  Overnight in Hotel
Day 3
# Rugby Game 1
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Match day preparation
  • Transfer to Rugby game v local school or club
  • Enjoy post match hospitality with your hosts
  • Overnight in Hotel
Day 4
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Guided sight seeing tour of Buenos Aires
  • Transfer La Bombonera for tour of La Boca Junior soccer stadium
  • Facility for light training session
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 5
Rosario
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Transfer to Rosario
  • Check in to Hotel
  • Afternoon excursion to Kayak tours Rosario
  • Evening at leisure
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 6
# Rugby match 2
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Match Day preparation
  • Transfer to Rugby game v Local club or school
  • Enjoy post match hospitality with your hosts
  • Overnight in hotel
Day 7
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Excursion to the flag monument and independent square
  • Evening at leisure
  • Dinner and overnight in hotel
Day 8
Cordoba
  •  Breakfast in Hotel
  •  Transfer to Cordoba
  •  Arrival and hotel check – in
  •  Light training session in the evening
  •  Dinner and overnight in Hotel

 

Day 9
# Match day 3
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Match day preparation
  • Match against local club or school
  • Enjoy post match hospitality with your hosts
  • Overnight in hotel
Day 10
Buenos Aires
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Early morning check out and transfer to Buenos Aires
  • Recovery day at Mar Del Plata Water Park
  • Explore Buenos Aires by night
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 11
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • BBQ lunch at Estancia with Gaucho show
  • Transfer to hotel
  •  Dinner and Overnight in Hotel
Day 12
# match day 4
  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Match day preparation
  • Transfer to game against local club or school
  • End of tour dinner
  • Overnight in Hotel
Day 13
  • Breakfast in Hotel
  • Check out of hotel
  • Morning visit to San Pedro area
  • Transfer to airport for flight home
Day 14
  • Arrival in Dublin/ Cork
  • Home

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