Rugby World Cup 2023 - Ireland vs South Africa

Rugby World Cup 2023 - Ireland vs South Africa

Experience Rugby World Cup 2023 with this last minute return package from Dublin to see Ireland vs South Africa!
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Starting to get excited about the World Cup? Thinking you should really be on your way to France to lend a shoulder to the scrum?

We're gathering Irishmen and Irishwomen from the four proud provinces and setting sail for Paris on Thursday 21st September.

Enjoy the craic on the ferry and get a little rest on the coach as we cruise down the Autoroute from Cherbourg to Paris.

Return Sunday on the 16:00 ferry arriving back in Dublin at 10:45 on Monday.

Full details below!
  • Thursday 21st September

    Meet your emerald green Paddywagon coach at Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Leeson Street Upper, D4 @ 14:00

    We'll check- in together at Dublin Port @ 14:30. The ferry will sail at 16:00 and arrive in Cherbourg at 11:30 on Friday morning.

    Your ticket includes a bed in a shared 4 berth room.

  • Friday 22nd September

    Arrive Cherbourg at 11:30. We'll head south through the beautiful countryside and forests of the Cotentin Peninsula en- route to Paris.

    The journey from Cherbourg to Paris will take approximately 4- 5 hours.

    Enjoy the French flair, gastronomy, wine, pints and craic as Paris warms up to welcome tens of thousands of Irish. If the first games are anything to go by, the atmosphere will be fantastic!

    Economy accommodation is included in Nantes tonight (but not tomorrow night). Accommodation is available on a shared basis in apartments and budget hotels. Under 18s must be accompanied by legal guardians. For details of available accommodation options please email

  • Saturday 23rd September

    Pull on the green jersey, breakfast on croissant, baguette and café and look forward to game day.

    Your ticket for the game is not included.

    Your accommodation this evening is not included (wave the tricolour on the Champs-Élysées and celebrate in the Irish Pubs and wine bars of the bustling French capital until the dawning of the day!)

  • Sunday 24th September

    Look forward to catching up with some sleep as we depart Paris early to make the 16:30 ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin. Get some proper rest back in your 4 berth or head back to the bar "pour la force"!

    Your ticket includes a bed in a shared 4 berth room.

  • Monday 25th September

    Arrive back in Dublin Port at 10:45

    Au revoir, chérie!


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You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

When to Book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. You can book up until 4 hours before departure if there are still places available.

  • 02:00pm - Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. Learn more about cancellations.

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