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Ireland Open Rugby Tour January 2021

Travel and Sport - Ireland




Open Rugby Tour

Tour Type

9 Days, 6 Nights


January 2021


Welcome to the tour page for the Ireland Open Rugby Tour

January 2021

On this page you will be given information, updates, documents and guidance to assist you in preparing for your child’s tour abroad. Please read the information provided and refer to the FAQ’s tab. If after reading all the relevant documents you still have questions, you are welcome to contact us.


Base Tour Price PP R32 690 *
Airport Tax R5 330 *
Travel Insurance R2 010
Total R40 030 *

* Subject to Change

– Price is based on an exchange rate of R 19: EUR 1

– Price is based on 22 players and is subject to change if the group size decreases.

Premium Travel Insurance of R 2010 per person

In addition to your Premier Insurance Cover, a further any reason cancellation cover for      up to R30 000 has been included in your tour price.

Please note that we will need to receive the traveller’s full name and DOB within 48 hours of your deposit payment in order for you to qualify for this additional any reason cancellation cover. If these required details are not received within 48 hours of your deposit payment, we will take out the Premium Insurance Cover without the additional any reason cancellation; and reduce the cost thereof from your final tour payment.


Duration 9 Days; 6 Nights
Flights Provisional Flight Schedule:

Depart: 03 January 2021 Johannesburg – Dublin 04 January 2021

Return: 10 January 2021 Dublin – Johannesburg 11 January 2021

Cities ·         Dublin

·         Galway

·         Sligo

Transport ·         Private Executive Coach Transfers

·         DART ticket from Connolly Station to Lansdowne Road Station

Accommodation City Nights Type Description
Dublin 2 Abrahams Hostel or similar Youth Hostels or similar

Multi-share for players

Twin share for staff

Galway 2 Sleepzone Hostel or similar
Sligo 2 The Beehive Hostel or similar
Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Daily 3

*Post-match meals


*Dinner subsidy

Excursions Excursions Entrance View only
Aviva Stadium Tour X  
Gaelic Games Experience X  
Matches 3x Matches vs local opposition
Training High performance pitch session
Kit Additional match clothing has been included in the tour price.

* Please note that each player will still need to take their own equipment etc. on tour.

Each touring member will receive a complimentary tour backpack.




Current Airport Taxes Airport taxes are subject to change ± R5 330 per person.
Insurance Premier Travel Insurance at R2 010 per person.
Visas South African passport holders will not be required to apply for an Irish visa.
Extras ·         Any item not listed in the itinerary above, for example: other meals, excursions, other transport or service not mentioned or mentioned as optional

·         Personal expenses

·         Excess baggage

·         Breakage Deposit

·         Single supplements

·         Tipping

·         Drinks

Regarding Price ·         Prices are net per person, based on a sharing basis. Multi-share for learners unless otherwise specified

·         A change in the quoted room sharing will have an influence on the tour price

·         Any parents or adults wanting to join the tour will be quoted on separately

·         Game venues are not finalised until ± 2 weeks prior to departure.  Travel and Sport cannot be held liable by supporters, not traveling through us, for changes.

·         All prices quoted are based on tariffs & fares currently available, as well as prevailing rates of exchange & therefore these prices are subject to change without prior notification

·         Additional Meal Options

Meal Subsidy: Travel and Sport will advise a recommended cash supplement to be added to the tour cost to cater for additional meals on tour. Meals can be enjoyed where the tour leader or supervisor sees fit.

Sit-Down Meals: Travel and Sport will pre-book meals at pre-determined eateries. Cost will be included in the total tour cost.

·         Deposits are non-refundable.

·         Travel & Sport reserves the right to change the itinerary in the event of circumstances beyond our control

·         By making a deposit payment you reserve a place for your child on tour and accept Travel and Sport’s terms and conditions, available at

·         E&OE

Booking Process:

To make a booking for your child/yourself kindly follow the easy steps below:

  • Step 1: Complete Booking Form

    Kindly follow the below link to complete the Online Booking Form.

    This form provides us with the necessary details to make tour arrangements for your child/you and is compulsory.

    Please select the following tour name from the School Tour drop down list on the booking page:

    Ireland Open Rugby Tour Jan21

  • Step 2: Make Payment

    Make the deposit payment by 20 July 2020


    Account Name : Freeworld Travel

    Bank Name : ABSA

    Bank Code : 632005

    Account type : Cheque

    Account number : 4070845967

    Payment Reference : 20080 Initial & Surname



    Payments made as per your tour’s payment schedule are non-refundable 

    *Please note terms & conditions apply

  • Step 3: Keep up with the payment schedule

    Please stay up to date with the below payment schedule

    *Deposit Payment 20 July 2020 R10 000* Confirm place on the tour, secure flights and accommodation.
    2nd Instalment 30 August 2020 R10 000 Tour Instalments
    3rd Instalment 30 September 2020 R10 000
    Final Balance 30 October 2020 Outstanding Amount Final payments of airport taxes and reconciliation of exchange rates.

    By making a deposit payment you reserve a place for your child on tour and accept Uniq Africa Travel / Travel and Sport’s terms and conditions, available at

    *Deposits are non-refundable

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Each person travelling will be required to have the following documents:


A valid passport:

Each person travelling needs to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months after the return date back to South Africa.

Travellers with other nationality passports who do not have a South African passport will be required to have:

  • A study visa valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A work visa valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A temporary residence permit valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A permanent residence permit

Travellers with dual citizenship will be required to have both passports valid for 6 months after the return date.

South African citizens can apply for a Passport at the Dept of Home Affairs.

Foreign citizens must apply at their country’s Embassy / Consulate


Unabridged Birth Certificate: 

Each child under the age of 18 travelling will be required to have an Unabridged Birth Certificate.

Please note that the Unabridged Birth Certificate contains both parents’ full names and surname as well as their ID numbers along with the child’s details.

This rule was implemented by the Dept of Immigration and commenced at the beginning of June 2015. Minors who do not have their unabridged birth certificate will NOT be allowed through immigrations in South Africa – departing and arriving.

If your child is not yet 18 years of age and does not have such a birth certificate, please apply now.  The processing of the document can take several months, so it is of utmost importance that all students apply for it now.

All documents need to be in English. If they are not in English, they need to be OFFICIALLY TRANSLATED to an English document.

South African citizens can apply for an Unabridged Birth Certificate at the Dept of Home Affairs.

Foreign citizens must apply at their country’s Embassy / Consulate


Immigration Documents:

For a child under the age of 18 to enter/exit the country, passport control at the airports will request to see certain documents. These documents need to be prepared and taken with on tour.

Please see below required documents:

  • Certified copy of Unabridged Birth Certificate of the child
  • Parental Consent Affidavit (Home Affairs form – must be stamped and signed by a commissioner of oath)
  • Certified copy of mother ID / female legal guardian
  • Certified copy of father ID / male legal guardian
  • In case of a deceased parent/s, a certified copy of the death certificate/s
  • In case of adopted children, certified copies of the court documents proving adoption
  • In case of legal guardianship, certified copies of court documents proving legal guardianship

Important Notes and Instructions

  • The immigration requirements apply to all children that will not be 18 years of age by the day before departure.
  • For the immigration requirements, the stamps which certify the copied document, needs to be original with the original signature of the officer / commissioner of oath.
  • This means that no scanned and e-mail documents will be accepted for this purpose.
  • Kindly note that a certified copy or commissioner of oath stamp is only valid for three months.

Further instructions regarding the immigration documents will be given through at a later stage such as the accompanying adult’s details. Please note that these documents are very important and passport control is strict. The child will not be allowed to exit/enter the country without the proper documentation.


A valid visa:

Please see below all the relevant details regarding the visa required:

  • Arthur Johnson Hockey Tour – 2017

    This tour was certainly a huge highlight and Italy is way more than I ever expected. 

    Visiting Rome, Florence, Pisa, Padova and Venice in the time we had was amazing.  Our tour guide ensured that everything was very well organised and we had very little to worry about other than looking after our group of children.  Special thanks to Travel & Sport for organising such a wonderful tour for our children.  This tour just worked so well and can certainly be used as a template for future tours to Italy.  Thank you very much, I loved every minute of it and will remember this experience for a great deal of time to come.

  • Parktown High School for Girls Cultural Tour – Spain/Italy 2017

    Estelle, Karlien and Ingrid were all absolutely amazing.

    I have always had excellent service from them all and your company. I would never hesitate to recommend your company to any school. Everything is always so extremely well organised and nothing is too much effort. Thank you for everything.

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Why tour?

Benefits for the learner:

  • Tour safely in a controlled environment surrounded by your friends

  • Holistic student development, build self confidence, maturity and independence

  • Broaden horizons and increase tolerance and respect for other cultures

  • Bring your textbook to life

  • Improve teacher-learner relationship