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If you love competition, cheering on your team and want to go on the trip of a lifetime, then a sports holiday could be for you. Here are some ways to combine a well-deserved break with your favorite sport.
One advantage of being a cricket fan is the warm, sunny places in which the sport is played; Australia, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and (not quite as sunny as the others) England, to name a few. One of the most anticipated matches coming up is the England v West Indies three day test match series in April 2015, taking place in the Caribbean. It's not hard to see why it's so popular when you think of the white sandy beaches, beautiful landscapes and the vibrant Caribbean culture. A cricket holiday is a perfect way to combine a sunny beach holiday with some action-packed sports. Be sure to bring plenty of sun cream while you cheer on your team.
An exciting occurrence for cycling fans this year is that the Tour de France begins in Yorkshire. You'll be able to witness some fantastic racing without having to leave the country! Take this opportunity to experience everything that the UK has to offer, with stage 1 taking place from Leeds to Harrogate, stage 2 from York to Sheffield and stage 3 from Cambridge to London. If you'd prefer to visit France, there are a number of beautiful towns and cities you can travel to this July. If the nail-biting final is the most appealing to you, package deals are available with two nights in a Parisian hotel and VIP grandstand tickets on the finishing straight from £625pp (via Thompson Sport).
If you are a fan of roaring engines and daring overtakes, a Formula One holiday would be ideal. With races all over the world, you have a huge range of trips to choose from which are suitable for everyone. The iconic Spa race track in Belgium taking place every August will be a trip to remember and won't break the bank. Buy a weekend general admission ticket and make your way up to the top of the hill for a fantastic view of the F1, GP3 and Porsche Supercup. Spend Thursday on a pit walk (free with all weekend tickets), enjoy the practice sessions on Friday, watch qualifying on Saturday and experience the main attraction of the race on Sunday.
If you want to go all out with a trip of a lifetime, why not try a package deal to Singapore for the stunning night race, with prices starting at £1539.00 for return flights, hotel and race tickets (via Thomas Cook). Spend your days exploring this fantastic city and your nights watching the cars fly by from the best seats in the house.
The ultimate holiday for any football fan is a trip to see the football taking place this year across Brazil. A holiday here will let you experience the passion of Brazilian football fans, as well as this beautiful country. The England group matches are taking place in Manaus; a city rich with culture, art, and nearby tropical rainforests, Sao Paulo; the biggest city in Brazil and Belo Horizonte; named for its stunning views. All of these can provide a suburb holiday mixed with a brilliant football atmosphere. You can also secure your tickets for the final on the 13th of July in the host city of Rio de Janeiro. This takes place in the breathtaking, historical, 73,531 capacity stadium which was built in 1950 and features the facade, listed by the National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage. A holiday here will be the adventure of a lifetime and one you will be sure to tell the grandchildren about!
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