Rugby Tours to Georgia
Rugby teams who book a tour package to Georgia with MSG are in for a surprise… and a challenge!
Georgia is a short-haul destination from the UK, making it a perfect school rugby team tour destination. With a variety of cultural excursions on offer and stunning scenery, don’t overlook this rising star in the rugby scene.
If you enjoy a success story about a nation that has planned and strategised growth into success then take note of this future powerhouse. Think again if you believe the recent set of victories against Namibia and Tonga at the Rugby World Cup were a one-off. A meticulous Union set up has enabled a structure that is consistently churning out quality, demonstrated by their extended reign on the European Nations Cup in 2016.
Whilst the trend is for those with ambition in rugby to ply their trade in France, there still remains a healthy core of full-time professionals to bolster a functioning and competitive national league, thus making Georgia rugby tours a very attractive prospect for clubs and school rugby teams.
“Touring rugby teams will receive a warm greeting from very passionate people who are fanatical about rugby. We don’t get many touring teams and welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our potential and hosting to club teams from the UK.”
– Milton Haig, Georgia National Coach
With an exciting array of cities to visit (Batumi, Gudauri, Kutaisi ,Tbilisi) and an excursion list that offers respite from the rigours of match day preparation, you’ll be nothing but impressed at Georgia’s rugby quality and competitiveness of packages for your next rugby tour.
Where to stay in Georgia?
We offer rugby tours in various locations: Tbilisi, Batumi, Gudauri and Kutaisi. Here is flavour of our hand-picked accommodation that is audited to UK regulatory standards near to destination, Tbilisi.
For more information about where to stay in Batumi, Gudauri and Kutaisi hit the enquire button down below.
Hotel Astoria Tbilisi
Take your team to the heart of Tbilisi with the Hotel Astoria, perfect for post-game relaxation. Situated close to the train station and within walking distance of the many historical Tbilisi attractions, Hotel Astoria offers a favorable location and is popular among visitors. Multi-lingual staff operate the hotel’s reception with specific attention to care and hospitality. Rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable, equipped with air-conditioning for the summer months and WIFI.
Hotel Golden Palace
Situated on the outskirts of Tbilisi, Golden Palace Hotel is famed for hosting of sports tour groups from all over the world. With a generous leisure space and accommodating staff, groups treat this as a home from home.
Facilities of the hotel includes: free conference room facilities, wifi, private floor plans for each squad and a variety of single, double-twin, mini triple and family sized rooms – perfect for large touring groups. Further, downtown Tbilisi is a short hop via chartered coach or reached easily and cheaply via taxi.
You are welcome at Golden Palace Hotel Tbilisi! pic.twitter.com/dFFCqLm0yJ
— Golden Palace TBS (@palace_tbs) 16 October 2015
What to do in Georgia?
There is plenty to do between match days in Georgia to make your team trip truly memorable.
- Day trip skiing in Gudauri
- Prometheus Caves and Gelati Monastery
- Tbilisi sightseeing tour
- Sulphur Baths in Tbilisi
- Wine tasting (over 18s)
When to visit Georgia?
Georgia is the perfect destination for an Easter or summer tour. Rugby teams touring to Georgia between the months of February and April can also include a day’s skiing in the excellent resort of Gudauri, just a 90 minutes drive north of Tbilisi. In the summer months temperatures average at around 30 degrees, making playing conditions challenging for some.
What our customers say
Back in March of 2017, The Abu Dhabi Harlequins U15s headed to Georgia for their nine-night rugby tour. The 59-strong group, made up of players, parents and coaches, enjoyed three rugby fixtures and participated in many cultural excursions on rest days, making this a memorable rugby tour for the players. They ended their tour with a day and night in the Georgian ski resort of Gudauri.
U15 | Photos from @GeorgiaRugby National Academy East vs @Abudhabiquins match one #GeorgiaTour #YouthRugby Next match on 27/03/17 pic.twitter.com/ez8GEgrk6A — Georgia Rugby (@GEORGIARUGBY) 29 March 2017
“A great rugby experience for our lads and the coaches! It was a privilege to play in such great facilities and against teams that were not only strong and fast, but had tremendous technical ability and organisation. It’s spurred us on to get even better and to work harder.”
– Dominic, Abu Dhabi Harlequin’s Head Coach
Read the full round up of The Abu Dhabi Harlequins Rugby Tour To Georgia here.
Get in touch with us to chat about how Georgia would make the perfect destination for your next school trip or rugby team tour.
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Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia
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