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  • Gent Rugby Festival

Gent Easter Rugby Festival 2020

The perfect choice for a rugby tour at the end of your team's junior rugby

Gent Easter Rugby Festival 2020

Gent Rugby Festival

Generel Rugby Festival Information

Gent is a busy port and the largest city of the East Flanders province. Many waterways traverse the inner town and flow towards the old port at the Graslei. You can explore the city by foot or boat and there are a number of amenities in the centre to keep your group entertained away from the festival itself.

The Gent Festival will see its 32nd year in 2020 and hosts competitions for U16s to U18s Boys, U18s Girls and senior men as well as a ladies festival over a weekend of fun rugby and partying.


Your Rugby Tour Itinerary

Friday 10th April 2020

You will depart your club by coach and travel to Dover for your mid morning ferry crossing to Calais. The crossing will take approximately one and a half hours and once in France your coach will transfer you to your accommodation in Gent giving you the evening free to either explore this lively city where you can enjoy a team meal to kick the tour of in style or join your hosts at Gent RC club house for their Belgian Beer evening and pre-tournament party.

Belgium Beer

Saturday 11th April 2020

After breakfast you will travel to the Gent Easter Festival where you will play in a 15-a-side tournament. Senior Men, Ladies and Youth Teams will all compete in their respective sections of the tournament on this day where the emphasis is on fun rugby.

South Woodham Ferries RFC U17s Rugby Tour To Gent Festival

Once the rugby formalities are completed and winners and runners up decided, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the tournaments ‘All You Can Eat BBQ’ before having the option to continue your celebrations with the clubs themed tournament party or perhaps make the short trip to the nearby City Kart Karting Centre in Forest for an evenings entertainment.

At the karting centre your whole evening can be planned, races can be set specifically for your group and the restaurant and bar enable you to stay to celebrate after the activity itself. In the same location there is also an 18-hole crazy golf course that you play in the dark with only fluorescent lights to show the way! (Currently open until 22.45 on a Saturday)Gent Easter Festival Activities

Sunday 12th April 2020

Dust yourselves down from the previous night’s exursions and get ready for another fun packed day of your tour.

You may wish to take a day trip to Brussels where sightseeing can be combined with a visit to the popular Oceade Water Park for some water based fun or perhaps visit the Walibi World Theme Park for an adreniline filled day.


Alternatively a second fixture can be arranged and combined with one of these activities.

In the evening, you will have the opportunity to head to an open air party in the historical city of Ghent: The City throws great parties on Sunday-evening, as Easter Monday is a public holiday in Belgium!

Monday 13th April 2020

After breakfast you will check out of your accommodation and head for the ferry port and your evening return crossing before arriving in Dover to complete your journey home.


Enjoy the Gent Easter Rugby Festival 2020 From Just £229 per person

Contact us now to reserve your place.

To find out more information about this festival and see how the weekend would be laid out for your team you can download a sample rugby tour itinerary for Under 17 TeamsAnd a sample rugby tour itinerary for Under 19 Teams

Additional Rugby can be arranged on the non tournament day for touring teams with larger squads; ask our tour co-ordinators for more information.

Burleigh Travel Highlights

Ghent Easter Rugby Festival 2017


  • I just wanted to say thank you, we had a great tour and everyone had a great time. We really enjoyed the festival, the atmosphere was excellent. The level of rugby was fantastic and very competitive.

    Llantwit Major RFC U16s tour to the Gent Festival
  • I would recommend this tournament, and Burleigh Travel to any rugby team. The tournament was extremely well organised and was played in the best of spirits. The evening entertainment was superb!

    Rochford Hundred RFC U17s tour to the Gent Festival
  • The boys had a whale of a time and can’t stop talking about the tour!! I was really happy with your service and found it so much easier then organising it myself, which I have done in previous years!

    Bridgend Athletic RFC U16s tour to the Gent Festival

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