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In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

  • Lightwater RFC Rugby Tour To Italy

Senior Rugby Tour to Italy: Lightwater RFC

A rugby tour to the beautiful coastal region of Rimini


Senior Rugby Tour to Italy: Lightwater RFC

Lightwater RFC

Lightwater RFC took a 3 night rugby tour over to Rimini, a coastal area of Italy renowned for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.  

The team assembled at Gatwick airport on a Thursday morning for a flight over to Bologna. After the short flight the team boarded their coach and made their way to the hotel, and a chance to chill out before their first tour fixture.

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They faced off against local club Rugby Forli. This was a great game with Lightwater loosing by a single try. After the match they enjoyed a good social with their opposition.

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They had Friday free to explore the local area, before a match in the afternoon. Rimini has a stunning 10 mile stretch of beach to enjoy, which is dotted with bars and restaurants. The team enjoyed a couple of these before their match (and think it is why they came back to the UK without a win).

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Their coach picked them up and took them to their second match against ASD Rugby Fano. This was another great encounter but, as mentioned above, the team suffered another loss.

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But the hospitality and beers after the match more then made up for this, before the team headed off to explore Rimini's numerous bars and clubs.

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The next day was free to shake off those hangovers and get a full day of sightseeing in. The city does have some fantastic historical sites to see.

Ponte Di Tiberio Rimini

We recommend checking out the Piazza Tre Martiri, a small square in the heart of the town that has a number of lovely bars and restaurants

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The team flew home the following day after what we hope was a brilliant tour!

Lightwater RFC: Rugby Tour to Rimini Highlights!

The rugby tour to Italy went very well and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, with some very memorably moments:

  • Two very competitive rugby matches
  • Great hospitality and social after the games
  • Amazing beaches
  • Great bars and nightlife.

If this is a tour that appeals to you and your rugby club, please contact us through our online enquiry form and we will happily provide you with the information you need.  

Burleigh Travel Highlights


  • The two host clubs were really good and I would recommend them to other touring teams. We had competitive games and a good social after both the games.

    Lightwater RFC rugby tour to Italy

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