Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

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

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Tours to France

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Tours to France

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Travel Information


Time Difference

GMT +1 hour

Tour Destinations    






Travel Time

2 hour flight from London (Southern France)

1 ½ hour ferry from Dover + 2-4 hours coach travel (Northern France)

Useful Links

Travel Guide to France

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Tour Destinations in France

Lille, located just 1 ½ hours from Calais, is a vibrant city of just over 1 million inhabitants.  The European Capital of Culture for 2004, it boasts an eclectic mix of culture, history and modern living.  A strong sporting tradition, along with the short travel time from the port, make Lille an ideal tour. 

Paris, ranked among the top three most important and influential cities in the World in 2009 and 2010 is one of the World’s leading cultural centres. Combined with a strong tradition for sport and possible trips to Disneyland Paris and the Eiffel Tower, this is sure to provide a memorable touring destination.

Biarritz, the centre of the French 'hot-bed of rugby', may allow for a visit to a professional match involving Biarritz or one of the many other top local sides. A round of golf is recommended at 'La Phare' course, as is a trip to the white water rafting rapids in the nearby Pyrenees Mountains after which tourists travelling on senior rugby tours may wish to indulge in the Casino Municipal and 'Le Flamingo' nightclub. Other activities in the area include swimming and go-karting.

Toulouse is home of the magnificent Stade Toulousain and a rugby obsessed culture. Situated in the heart of Southern France, the city is located on the banks of the Garonne, exactly half way from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Toulouse is a vibrant city that has life, soul and also a heart, many people are attracted to it because it's mystical and mesmerizing blend of old and new. Add activities including wine tasting, golf, outdoor pursuits, boat cruises and paintballing to create the perfect tour for your team.

Toulon is near to famous resorts such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes, and is one of France’s most important naval bases, being home to the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle and her battle group. It is also home to Johnny Wilkinson and Toulon Rugby Club. 

Destination Highlights

  1. A wide range of activities and trips
  2. Outstanding Nightlife
  3. Friendly welcome and great hospitality from fixture hosts
  4. Centrally located town / city accommodation
  5. Beach Resorts
  6. Easily accessible from the UK
  7. Wide range of playing standards to ensure a good match for your fixtures
  8. Stadium Tours
  9. Fine Cuisine, Beers & Wines 


 No. 1. Destination Highlight: The Eiffel Tower

One of the world's most famous and recognisable monuments, the Eiffel Tower is a must see on any tour to France. If you are brave enough to climb to the top it offers breath-taking views of Paris.

View Of Paris From The Effiel Tower

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  • Quite simply the best tour we have ever been on! Our hotel was in a great location and our coach driver was excellent.

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Football is the most popular sport in France with just under 2 million registered players. With five fantastic cities on offer to base your tour, some of Europe's most iconic buildings to explore and all competitive fixtures at all levels this is a football destination not to be missed. 

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