This is the first time we have travelled with Venatour.

It was the outstanding organisation by the staff that impressed us the most. From our merchandise being placed in our hotel room. To the collection of our match tickets which was met with total professionalism, guidance etc. The hotel was excellent and their staff were welcoming and helpful, good choice of hotel Venatour!

We are so looking forward to joining you in June 2018 in South Africa.    We can not recommend you enough’!   Rob and Paula 

Bob Gill - Six Nations, Italy v England 2018

Just wanted to pass on a huge thank you to you and ‘the team’ we had a brilliant time, with the organisation being spot on-as expected! 

Marcus and Jane

Marcus and Jane - Six Nations, Italy v England 2018

Hi Team Venatour

It was a truly Great Tour full of the Old School Tour Comradeship we used to love. 

Keep it up!

Many thanks to you ALL from Jenny and Roger Squires

Jenny and Roger Squires - Six Nations, Italy v England 2018

Barbara and I had a wonderful weekend in Dublin with Venatour. We have been to Dublin many times for 6 Nations matches but never with Venatour.

The hotel was ideal because of it's nearness to the ground and numerous restaurants. We found our tour guides very friendly and helpful. Our fellow supporters were also very friendly and pleasant. A thoroughly enjoyable trip despite the result! We hope to travel with Venatour to future matches.

Best wishes, Alan and Barbara Barker

Alan & Barbara Barker - 6 Nations 2017, Ireland v England

Great hotel, fantastic tickets - shame about the result!


Jo Paske - 6 Nations 2017, Ireland v England

Jenny/ Ian

Just to say tour was the best yet….it was brilliant from start to finish – thanks for everything you both did pulling this off for us!



Paul Cecil - Old Ruts Rugby Club, Playing tour to France & Belgium, April 2017

I just wanted to say what a great job Martin Richards did for me in Paris at the weekend.

Realising that I was on my own he really looked after me so well, before, during and after the game.

He is a great Ambassador for Venatour.

Unfortunately his influence didn't run to the result, but apart from that I had a wonderful trip.

Please pass on my thanks to him, the weekend arrangements could not have been better.

Alun John

Alun John - 6 Nations 2017, France v Wales

We had an amazing day, see how close we were to the track!


Tracey & Mark Payne - Hospitality, Monaco GP 2016

Just like to say apart from the actual match the weekend was fantastic, great hotel close enough to everything.

Venatour staff were more than helpful and organised. Everything superb, look forward to hearing from you about next years rome trip, thanks.

Nigel Phillips - 6 Nations 2017, Ireland v England

Jackie and I had a fabulous time at the RWC. The accommodation was great and we enjoyed the Melia. All the arrangements were spot on and we met some really nice people.

We must say too all the seats were in a really good position.

Thanks again, as maybe you knew it was Jackie’s birthday on the final day and our 34th Wedding anniversary.

A very memorable day at Twickenham for the occasion.

Mike and Jackie

Mike & Jackie Forrester - Rugby World Cup 2015

Just wanted to thank you for organising a great weekend for my husband's birthday. Your company got everything right and I will definitely recommend you to others. 

Niki Evans - Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to Venatour for a perfect Ryder Cup, everything was spot on!

Myles Jacobs - Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles

Simply put, the tour was amazing! Lots of friendly fun people coming together to enjoy one of the most exciting rugby events the UK has experienced in years. So many memories and friends made, all achieved through Venatour and their fantastic team. New Zealand 2017 here we come!

Kate Thomas - Lions 2013

First up,massive thanks to yourself langers,Coochie and Ali for what was easily the best Lions tour I've been on, not just because we won the series but fantastic group of people which made the whole thing worth while!

I'm missing my daily hugs!!! Look foward to a reunion or even a few drinks at the tunnels Maybe! Once again thank you take care and see you soon!

Luke Cox - Lions 2013

What a fantastic trip!!!! Can we go again tomorrow? Sherolyn and I would like to thank you all for an absolutely brilliant time.

Ivor Evans - Lions 2013

We had the most amazing holiday, largely thanks to you and the team, you were all a tour team should be and more. Professional, yet friendly and approachable and everybody seemed to gel. The framework you put in place played a large part in this, I'm sure. We especially enjoyed the group events, Cooch's Taverns and the wine day were particularly enjoyable, while everyone had the space and time to also shape their own holiday - the perfect combination.

All the best to you and the company, you deserve every success and we would not hesitate to recommend you or indeed travel with you again in the future.

Gill & Ian Fraser - Lions 2013

Dear Gareth and all at Venatour, thank you so much for giving us a trip of a lifetime to Oz with the Lions this Summer. From the minute we met everyone at the airport we just knew this would be a very special experience, and it certainly was. The hotels were superb and in the perfect location, and it was great to have all the get togethers in the bar you organised. The trips to the Wine Tasting and Great Barrier Reef were amazing and to see the Final Test with such a great bunch of people was just the icing on the cake, the atmosphere was  incredible. The memories of the whole trip will stay with us forever, and we have made some lovely friends as a result of our trip with Venatour Looking forward to New Zealand in 2017!

Bonnie & Olivia Colbeck - Lions 2013

Max and I just wanted to say a big thankyou for making our trip so enjoyable. We loved our time with you all in Melbourne and people were universally friendly and welcoming of Max, which helped him enjoy it all even more. He still wants to beat Gareth at Uno and thought that Gareth’s approach to stowing his hand luggage on the flight to Brisbane was sufficiently funny that it got an honourable mention in his Tour Diary.

Thanks for all of your help and flexibility. It was a massive tour. One that will live long in the memory for both of us. Hopefuly the first of many tours that we do together.

Lee & Max Sears - Lions 2013

“Playing for the Lions is something that will be very hard to replicate now I’ve retired from international rugby. Now, I’m looking forward to seeing it from a supporters perspective and there’s no one better to do that with than Gareth Chilcott and his team at Venatour.”

Shane Williams - Ex Wales Rugby International

“Having worked with the people at Venatour for many years now, I know the service and experience they provide is second to none. I can’t wait for my next touring experience with them, the pinnacle being the Lions tour next year.”

Sean Holley - Sport & Media Consultant & Head Coach, Bristol Rugby

Just a short note to thank you and your colleagues for making sure that this trip went without a hitch.

All flights, transfers and hotel arrangements went as planned and without any glitches which, as you know, often spoils the event.

Once again many thanks and I will certainly use you again for any future events.

With Kind Regards,

Mark Gibson. 

Mark Gibson - USA Sevens