Rugby Tours to Texas
Our rugby tours to Texas offer visiting teams a high standard of competition and a wealth of excursions to keep teams occupied between fixtures.
Texas is the second largest state in America and, with its huge footprint of land, offers a multitude of things to do for teams whilst on a sports tour.
Teams can undertake a three-city tour by staying in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio as one travel itinerary option. Visiting rugby teams get to play a match in each city whilst also getting the opportunity to explore this unique state which is home to an enthusiastic opposition who will challenge you on the pitch and graciously host you for post-match refreshments.
Starting in Dallas why not take a trip to the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for a guided tour? The sheer size of the stadium will show you just how seriously American’s take their sport, and with a capacity of 100,000 it is sure to be a ‘wow’ moment.
Moving onto San Antonio, the River Walk here is a must-do. This beautiful hub of culture winds along the San Antonio river and takes you and your students away from the hustle and bustle of the city with it being one story below street level.
Finally, finish the tour in Austin, the capital of the state and notably known as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, experience incredible food in an atmosphere like no other. Perhaps even take a trip on an amphibious bus, seeing the historical sights of downtown Austin and Lake Austin all in one vehicle.
Experience more than rugby. Texas is home to professional sporting teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Texas Rangers, giving you the opportunity to watch live sport and tour the facilities during your stay.
Where to stay in Texas?
Drury Plaza San Antonio
Drury Hotels are located all through America and really are the perfect place to stay as a touring rugby group visiting the USA. The Drury Plaza San Antonio is a beautiful building, and it is still home to original features such as the 1929 chandeliers and unique stained-glass windows, and has now been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Offering free WIFI, breakfast included, various size bedrooms on a board basis of your choice, the Drury Plaza also has a little extra something, the “17:30 Kickback”. Served nightly from 17:30 to 19:00 all Drury Hotels offer free drinks and snacks. Kickback is the perfect opportunity to get your group together before heading out into the town.
What to do in Texas?
There is plenty to do between match days to make your team trip to Texas truly memorable.
San Antonio Riverwalk
Dallas World Aquarium
When to visit Texas?
Rugby in Texas is available at any time of the year thanks to the beautiful warm weather. Fear not about the heat during peak summertime! Texas is home to some of the most amazing sports facilities and the wide range ensures indoo pitches are available during high summer, enabling you to visit during any school holidays.
“Having travelled around most of the USA, Texas is one of the most cost-effective places to visit, which many are surprised at. Texan culture is very relaxed so expect a chilled atmosphere and a very warm welcome. The slow cooked BBQ food is to die for.”
– Mark Gardner, MSG Tours Ltd
Find out where previous groups travelled to on their rugby sports tours:
Rydal Penrhos: Rugby Tour to Tokyo, Japan
Old Illtydians RFC: Rugby tour to Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison
Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia
View other past rugby tours here
Get in touch with us to chat about how Texas would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.