After the huge success of the recent tour in May, with 50 tourists visiting Portugal and strong tours to Malta, Berlin and Croatia, the club has decided 2015 is the year to escape Europe…
Five years have passed since we ventured overseas and we think it’s time to go big with Belsize.
Our proposed destination for May 2015 is … Barbados. With excellent local knowledge provided by Club VP Alex Upton, we are offering 8 nights in the Caribbean (+1 on the flight home) for £1,000 each.
The planned dates are departing 30th April and a 9th May 2015 arrival home.
This total includes:
- Return flights
- 8 nights accommodation
- 2 x games
- Playing insurance
- Tour stash
- 3 excursions, likely to be:
- Sailing party cruise
- Rum distillery tour & lunch
- 4×4 island safari
- Help arranging activities for smaller groups like diving, water sports, golf, etc
As the cost of flights are included, we will need to book those ASAP so we are announcing tour early to to allow plenty of time for you all to consider your chances of going, and start saving from July’s pay packet and also discuss at the AGM on 4th August.
The cost includes return flights and we have plans to help make this trip achievable to as many people as possible. It is also exceptionally good value and we doubt you could ever go to Barbados with your mates for less.
The intended payment plan/guideline is as follows:
- £160 deposit by end of August 2014
- £320 by end of Nov 2014 (£480 minimum required by this date)
- £320 by end of Feb 2015 (£800 total required by this date)
- £200 two weeks before tour departs (totalling £1,000)
The club website will be set up to allow payments using your debit or credit cards to our Paypal account.
Given the additional logistics of taking a big group to the Caribbean, we need to ensure the interest is there before planning goes any further so please complete this form if you are keen for over a week of golden sands, rum, ice cold Banks beer, snorkelling, rum, Rhianna doppelgängers (not guaranteed), reggae, rum and rugby with your mates.
You should be salivating once you’ve read this and giving tour some serious consideration. I have put forward one hell of a set of a package including excursions and stash for you. This is what you’ll be receiving for your £300. I ask anyone to try and find a better value offer.
Malta Tour Itinerary
24th to 28th May, 2013
Fernandez Gozo & Comino Boat Cruise
The Fernandes is a beautiful 87 foot L.O.A. Schooner Rigged Turkish Gullet with a large forward deck covered stern deck and a large saloon. The Fernandes departs from the Sliema Marina and cruises North westwards towards Gozo. We drop anchor in secluded bays in Gozo. En-route one sees the panoramic cliffs, coves and inlets. The rest of the morning is spent swimming, snorkelling or just sunbathing and relaxing on the large decks, while our stewards prepare a delicious hot & cold Buffet including wine. After lunch we sail towards Comino, where we drop anchor in the beautiful Blue Lagoon and spend the rest of the afternoon swimming in the magical crystal clear water of the lagoon. Fresh Fruit is served before we leave the Blue lagoon. Masks and Snorkels are available on board Free of Charge. A fully stocked bar, fresh water showers and toilet facilities are available onboard. Private cabins with Private Facilities are available on request at a small charge. Fresh Fruit is also served in the afternoon.
Belsize Park vx Stompers RFC
If we don’t win the match then we’ll certainly win the party afterwards
Half day trip to Valletta
Trip includes transport, English speaking licensed guide and entrance fees.
We drive to the Capital Valletta and walk to the Barrakka Gardens for a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour. Then on to St. John’s co-Cathedral, Malta’s greatest treasure that includes the famous painting by Caravaggio. Our tour proceeds to the Grand Master’s Palace, which houses the Parliament, the offices of the President of Malta and the Armoury.
Belsize Park vx Overseas RFC
Our match will be followed by the small item of Tour Court. There will be no winners on that day
The Last Supper
We will spend the day as we please, probably doing watersports or relaxing along the coast. The day will end with a last supper steak dinner.
Back to Reality
Go forth and never speak about what happened on tour again.
Tour Stash & Extras
All tourists receive the following:
- Playing insurance
- 3 star accommodation for 5 nights (breakfast included)
- Canterbury tour playing shirt with personalised name and playing number
- Personalised tour polo shirt
- Personalised tour baseball shirt
- Kitbag (tbc)
- Playing shorts (tbc)
I am working hard with suppliers to ensure we get kitbag, shorts and possibly more.
If you are interested then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can take things forward from there.