About Us

Edwin Doran Sports Tours is the leading organiser of quality sports tours throughout the world, with offices in London, Manchester, Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as partners in Australia, Canada, Argentina, Chile, the Middle East and the Far East. Wherever you’d like to train or play and no matter where you are, with Edwin Doran Sports Tours the world really is your oyster. We’ve taken Australians to Argentina, Chileans to New Zealand and Kiwis to the USA!

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Charity Work



All Edwin Doran Sports Tours are ATOL protected (Air Travel Organisers’ Licencing) and IATA bonded (International Air Transport Association), ensuring good standards of practice and bringing customers financial protection against unforeseen events.

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We are a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available.

Edwin Doran Sports Tours is a fully assured member of the School Travel Forum (STF).

The STF promotes good practice and safety in school travel. Choosing an STF Assured Member ensures teachers and schools are meeting the requirements of DfES and Scottish Executive guidelines and that they can delegate important tasks with confidence.

As members, we adhere to a stringent Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards, which meet with Department for Education guidelines and are externally verified every year by independent Health and Safety professionals. Teachers booking their sports tours through Edwin Doran can therefore be sure that we:

Understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel

Manage safety effectively 

Offer fair terms & conditions and the best financial security

Are fully inspected every year by independent experts 

LOtC Quality Badge

Edwin Doran Sports Tours is an accredited Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge holder. The nationally recognised badge is designed to bring together all safety & quality badges into one easily identifiable mark of high standards. Only awarded after a rigorous external assessment, this assures our customers that we actually do what we say we do.

This means we have pledged to engage in an ongoing process to sustain high-quality learning outside the classroom and have demonstrated that we meet the following quality indicators:

we assist our teachers to plan the learning experience effectively

we provide accurate information about our tours

we provide activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs

we review your experience and act upon feedback 

we review your experience and act upon feedback 

we have a safety management process in place to manage risk effectively

View our LOtC Quality Badge awarded to us by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

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Edwin Doran's partners and accreditations

Over 50 years in the business

We know exactly what you need to lead an unforgettable sports tour

Personal friendly service

With personal tour operators, you’ll always have the same point of contact

Satisfaction and security

We are part of Travelopia, providing security and peace of mind