Booking with us
Booking With Us
Planning Your Trip
Why Choose Us
Travel & Safety
Booking with us is easy! From building your ideal tour to promoting your trip and supporting you while you’re away, we’re with you every step of the way.
In this section, you will find everything you need to know before making the decision to book your sports tour with Edwin Doran, including our booking process, the type of fixtures and accommodation you can expect on tour, and how to use our Toolkit booking system.
How to book
Choose your destination
You know your sport, but where do you want to go with it? Browse our range of destinations for inspiration and select your ideal tour, from rugby trips to South Africa to cricket tours to the Caribbean and hockey tours to Spain.
Plan your bespoke tour with Edwin Doran
We listen to you and create a unique tour tailored to your needs. You may want a trip that is focused on training, or one with more enriching excursions into the local culture and landscape. We consider which countries play your chosen sport, when you want to travel, what their facilities are and the standard of local teams we can match with your group.
Promote your trip
Once you have agreed your tour, it’s time to raise awareness and get members signed up for the experience. We help by providing a virtual presentation for players and parents, showing them the matches and excursions you have planned and covering important issues such as health and safety.
If you would prefer a face-to-face meeting, please let us know and we will be happy to help.
Finalise your booking
Relax while we organise your tour
Your dedicated tour operator will arrange every aspect of your trip, from organising fixtures to booking transport and liaising with hotels. Once the main points are pinned down, a final sit-down meeting ensures every detail of your itinerary is up to scratch. This detailed planning means your party gets the most out of your time away – training, competing and experiencing the best of your host country.
Enjoy your trip with on-tour support
During your trip, we are on hand to support you 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Our sports travel experts have the international know-how to help you with any queries or emergencies you might have. Our 24-hour contact number comes as part of the Tour Manager’s Final Documentation Pack, which we’ll send to you about two to three weeks before you leave.
Well-matched fixtures are the most important factor in any successful sports tour, and we have a long, proven history of getting them just right.
With over 45 years of unrivalled experience under our belt, many of our overseas sporting partners are legendary ex-sporting internationals. We often gain access to some of the best sporting facilities in the world and our relationships with clubs and schools are by far the strongest in the sports environment. It’s a testament to our reputation that some sporting institutions will only use Edwin Doran Sports Tours as their tour operator and fixture contact.
Well matched play
We match visiting teams with hosts that challenge them to compete to the best of their abilities, yet also give visitors the potential to shine and show their skills. In this way, we help to keep your team engaged and spurred on to stretch themselves and develop.
Unbeatable mix of venues and facilities
Thanks to our exclusive contacts, we get the blend right between playing at world-renowned venues and grass roots school and club facilities. On one of our tours, you could be playing at a famous venue such as Bishops School in South Africa or Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium in Ipho, Malaysia.
Just as important in our itineraries are the friendly games at clubs such as Singapore Cricket Club or a kick about in Langa Township on a football tour of South Africa. All of these offer totally unique playing experiences that add up to make your sports tour truly unforgettable.
Where you’ll stay
Perfectly picked accommodation
We work with a network of trusted hotels and hostels to enhance your tour. All our accommodation options meet strict safety standards and are equipped to deal with school and club groups. We make sure they are located within in easy reach of your fixtures and offer plenty of good food, for your team to refuel after a hard day competing or training.
We can advise you on the best accommodation options for your specific tour, taking into account factors like cost, adventure and comfort. Wherever you stay on tour, Edwin Doran Sports Tours will always go the extra mile to ensure it’s the right place for your group.
Over 45 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