Cardiff Blues  v Gloucester

Bilbao May 11th

Departing 9th May


An affordable way of travelling

European Challenge Cup Final



Cardiff Blues Travel to Bilbao

Return coach travel with extra leg space & hostess service

Reserved allocated seats ensuring all your friends are sat together

Long sea crossings with private en-suite cabins

4*Beachside hotel accommodation with meals included


Day One: Depart from your chosen point and travel to Portsmouth arriving in good time for our 20.15 overnight crossing to St Malo.  Once aboard ship check into your cabin before exploring all the facilities this ship has to offer, including a choice of bars, restaurants and shops. Maybe watch the caberet with live music and DJ or take in the latest movies in the cinema? 

Day Two: Maybe have some breakfast before ship arrives in St Malo at 08.15 Once we disembark ship we head south where you'll have a chance to catch up on some lost sleep (we're guessing some alcohol may have been consumed the night before) Throughout the journey we'll play a few videos, take a few short leg stretch/smoke breaks, lunch break at a motorway services. Remember our hostess will be serving hot/cold food & drinks to your seat throughout all at reasonable prices. We arrive at our 4*beachside hotel in the evening where a 3 course evening meals awaits you.

Day Three: After a continental breakfast, maybe have a paddle in the Atlantic, a dip in the hotel pool or a cheeky pint to start the day off?. We depart our hotel midday and take the short drive to Bilbao where you can spend the next 8 hours or so savouring the pre-match atmosphere. You'll need to make your own way to the San Mames Stadium in your own time, where you'll rejoin your coach after the game. Shortly after leaving Bilbao it's lights out and snuggle down for our overnight drive to the channel port of Caen.

Day Four: A chance to take in some sea air, grab some lunch or sample a few more drinks at the small ferry port town of Ouistreham before our return 16.30 sailing back to Portsmouth. (We'll probably board ship an hour before sailing) Once aboard ship once again enjoy all the facilities aboard ship. We arrive in Portsmouth at 21.30 (UK time) and drive you back home.


Return coach travel

Extra leg space & Hostess service

Allocated seats ensuring all your friend are sat together

Return cross channel ferries with en-suite cabins

One night 4*hotel with breakfast and evening meal

10 hours free time in Bilbao

Not Included

Travel insurance 

Food and drinks were not specified

Match tickets

Option to upgrade to larger cabin £20.00 per cabin

Cardiff Departures

13.00 Cardiff. Corbett Road Coach Bays

13.15 Cardiff Gate Services M4/Junc 30

13.40 Magor Services M4/Junc 23a

14.15 Leigh Delamere Services

15.20 Chieveley Services M4/A34 (rest break)

17.00 Portsmouth Cross Channel Port 

We're aware these timings are generous however as this ship only sails once a day, we have to allow for road closures, rush hour etc.

We also have to allow time to check-in. We board ship approx one hour before sailing! 

Please note:

All bookings are non refundable and non transferable. All bookings must be made online with immediate confirmation. 

Bookings are based on a minimum of two persons sharing a hotel room and cabin aboard ship. For single person room occupancy there's a £60.00 surcharge. (Limited availability)

Please note: Coach Innovations Ltd have no affiliation to Cardiff Blues

Coach Innovations Ltd. Midshires House. Oldington Lane. Kidderminster. DY11 7QN    Tel: 01562 743138    Fax: 01562 744304    Email:

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