"I would highly recommend Edwin Doran. Their attention to detail is first class." Campion School, Essex

School rugby tours

With more than 11,000 tours under our belt we create unique, once in a lifetime rugby experiences and unforgettable touring memories.

What you can expect from an Edwin Doran rugby tour:

Well-matched fixtures

Our unparalleled knowledge and expertise means we can provide you with perfectly matched fixtures.

Experiences to remember

We sent the first sports tours into South Africa following the apartheid era and continue to push the boundaries of sports travel.

Optional hosting

We specialise in arranging home hosting and can draw on unrivalled, extensive networks to ensure you have an enjoyable stay with your hosts.

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Where in the world would you like to play rugby?

Want multiple destinations?

We can organise tours with stops in several countries. Call us to discuss what would suit you best.

 

As the original rugby tour company, we open up a world of sporting experiences like no other operator.

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Edwin Doran started in 1974 with rugby tours, and it’s still our number one sport. No other operator offers a wider range of school and rugby league tours. We have in-depth knowledge and reliable contacts in a diverse choice of destinations, from the most popular to those off the beaten track – the outback of Darwin, deepest Swaziland and the backwaters of northern Chile and Argentina.

For the dedicated rugby player, there’s nothing so life affirming as finding on-pitch combat with a formidable opponents while discovering another culture overseas. Learn from different playing styles, from the physical South Africans to the never-say-die Aussies and the mighty Kiwis. All our rugby specialists have all been on tour at some stage, and we understand the sport’s mindset. We arrange tours with a sense of camaraderie where teams bond and life-long friendships are formed. 

We can tailor school rugby tours to your specific requirements and budget, from multi-stop tours of Australasia and the Pacific Islands to smaller European trips. And through our contracts with Biarritz and Toulon in Europe and a number of top Super XV clubs further afield, you can add an element of professional coaching to your tour. 

Unforgettable excursions

Our staff work with you to create an itinerary that mixes well-matched fixtures and training time with superb excursions that show you the highlights of your host country. From adrenaline-fuelled activities like zip lining and white water rafting to unmissable cultural highlights of international cities, we ensure you get the most out of your time away.

Rewarding homestays

Our expert staff use their specialist knowledge to provide the right fit in terms of location, opponents and accommodation. We pride ourselves on arranging rewarding homestays, liaising with the host school to carefully match hosts to guests, taking into account playing positions and interests.

Support and safety

We provide support with from the minute you decide to book one of our school sports tours and offer round-the-clock assistance while you’re away. All of the transport, accommodation and excursion suppliers are assessed to ensure they meet our high safety standards and all our tours are fully bonded by IATA ABTA and ATOL.  

Contact us to find out more. 

We have extensive knowledge and a personal approach

More about us

Toby Douglas, Sales Manager
Whether you’re visiting the highveld of South Africa or the Australian Outback, an experience of a lifetime awaits you on one of our school rugby tours.
Toby Douglas
Sales Manager