Everyone likes to get away and there is a growing trend in combining your annual vacation with your sporting interest. You don’t have to be participating; there are tour operators who will provide packages that enable you to watch all your top sportsmen in action.

Ever thought of how much fun it would be to attend all of the six nations rugby matches? Or to sit in the stand at a Grand Prix? Well there are now opportunities to make that thought a reality. Your operators will provide holidays that allow you to do just that. These companies allow you to tailor make your holiday package, as they are hospitality experts for many worldwide sporting events. These aren’t pre-planned packages that you can just pick from a brochure; the holiday planner will create your perfect sporting holiday for you.


So if following your favourite team throughout the trials of the 6 nations tournament appeals, then look these companies up. The holidays they offer are easy to find using the internet and the webpage will give you in depth detail of what they can actually offer you. They cover a wide range of sports across the globe, so cricket fans can travel around the hemispheres to watch the Ashes or golf fans can head stateside to watch major golf tournaments.



The company will arrange all your travel for you, be it to view the 6 nations rugby matches or watch the Derby, allowing you the choice of arranging accommodation for you or allowing you to be independent. They have noticed that there is a growing independence among travellers who may want to stay with friends or relatives whilst following their team. Once the event is over, you are under no obligation to return immediately; you can choose to extend your stay or even see a little more of the country. The support doesn’t end once the final whistle blows.



If a complete sporting holiday isn’t what you are looking for, these companies also arrange hospitality for all major sporting events. Take a hospitality package at Cheltenham racecourse for the Festival or take a VIP package to watch the world’s most glamorous sporting event; the Monaco Grand Prix.

All events are covered by comprehensive insurance and whichever options you choose, you are advised to pay your premium in full at the time of booking, so that you are covered in the event of any cancellation of the event itself. Insurances come in two main types, short haul and long haul, with an option to purchase annual multi trip policies. The policies include a twenty four hour support line that is accessible wherever you are in the world and for those travelling to the southern hemisphere, there is a reciprocal medical agreement in place.

So if you have always fancied spending your hard earned holiday watching your favourite sport, take a look at these sporting holidays. Governed by all the travel agent authorities and part of a major travel company, you can be sure you will be in safe hands.

This look into sporting holidays was written by Idania Silvia, a freelance writer and regular traveller who has decided to replace walking holidays with a less active sporting holiday.