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School Rugby Tours to Italy


Season: September to May

Your team can enjoy the perfect combination of great weather and competitive fixtures on school rugby tours to Italy, a country that has fully embraced the world of rugby.

Tour Highlights

Play against competitive rugby teams

Part of our multi-sport offering

Enjoy well-matched fixtures against local clubs

Around the clock assistance when away

Develop new links with Italian teams


Fast, physical and competitive school rugby tour to Italy that combines challenging fixtures with la dolce vita.


of customers said their tour was
‘outstanding or good’

All of our Italy sports tours are tailored to meet the specific requirements of your group. Speak to us to build your perfect itinerary

Typically, school rugby tours to Italy cost:

£900 – £1,200 /


* All of our tours are tailored. Prices will differ depending
on duration of tour, number of touring party size, number
of sports tailored, number of free places and
selection of excursions.

What our customers say about us

We know we craft incredible school rugby tours to Italy, but it’s better to hear it from the people who have travelled with us…

The Oratory Preparatory School

Rugby Tour to Italy

Two tough and very competitive games against Rangers Vicenza. We won both games and were royally entertained afterwards!

Cardinal Vaughan

Rugby Tour to Italy

Excellent organisation of activities and transportation. Staff on both the English and Italian side were both very helpful and responsive to requests.

Solihull School

Rugby Tour to Italy

All pre-tour arrangements were spot on; the reps were superb in Italy. All logistics in Italy were smooth and well-coordinated.

Italy’s rugby heartland is in the north of the country, with Treviso and Padua as the main centres. Stay in the charming fishing port of Chioggia on the south of the Venetian lagoon.

Edwin Doran started operating in 1974 with rugby tours, and it is still our number one sport. No other operator offers a wider range of school and rugby league tours. We have in-depth knowledge and understand the sport’s mindset.

Our rugby specialists have all been on tour at some stage and we have reliable contacts in a diverse choice of destinations, from the most popular to those off the beaten track. For the dedicated rugby player, there’s nothing more life-affirming than finding on-pitch combat with formidable opponents while discovering another culture overseas.


Support and safety

From the minute you choose to book one of our school rugby tours to Italy, we provide all the support you need, helping you promote your tour, obtain travel insurance and conduct risk assessments. This is in addition to offering round-the-clock assistance while you’re away.

We require that all accommodation, transport and excursion suppliers meet our high safety standards, and all of our tours are fully bonded by IATA, ABTA and ATOL, protecting your group against unforeseen events.

Looking for a multi-sport tour?

If you are looking to create a sports tour for more than one sport at your school, our team can help you tailor the ultimate experience to Italy.

Italy is also great for:



Snaith School

Football Tour to Italy

The tour was without doubt our most successful and enjoyable yet after 7 previous tours with Edwin Doran. The hotel facilities were outstanding and absolutely perfect for the needs of our tour party.

Unforgettable excursions

Explore historic Chioggia, take a guided boat tour of the sights of Venice, have a training session on the beach, see the medieval piazzas of Padua and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.


Air-conditioned, four-star, tourist-class hotels ensure the quality expected on a sports tour and the comfort required after a tough fixture!

Selection of hotels to suit your budget and needs

Good-sized rooms

Fantastic catering offerings

Great value for money

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