Barton-Knott Travel has had a long-standing relationship with the professional rugby union clubs in the UK providing bespoke travel arrangements for the majority of English Clubs as well as a number of Clubs in Wales. Our primary work is with the European Champions and Challenge Cup tournaments where we have a very clear understanding of the needs and requirements of a team on the road. During our history we have covered 3 Finals and numerous quarter and semi finals plus of course all of the pool rounds.

We have direct computer access to all airline schedules be they full service or low cost and we use the lowest available group fares with generous ticketing time limits. Block seating and free personal baggage allowance come as standard within most of our group fares.

Choosing the right hotel as a base has always been of prime importance and over the seasons we have built an enviable knowledge of the European venues whilst keeping a close eye on drive times airport to hotel and hotel to stadium whilst providing accommodation of a fitting standard in a location which allows for some down-time.

Our bus transport is always of a Deluxe GT standard and for longer journeys we make sure the bus has suitable toilet facilities.

One final benefit to Clubs is that we provide a member of staff, a Travel Manager, to travel with the Team, wherever possible a linguist. The Travel Manager is there to meet the Team on arrival at the airport of departure and stay with the Team group throughout the trip liaising with airline, bus company and hotel during the stay. Barton-Knott Travel is a member of ABTA, The Association of British Travel Agents.

We also arrange travel for Clubs taking Mid and Preseason trips and we are delighted to offer the excellent facilities at the outstanding Gloria Sports Arena in Belek, Turkey, a year round sports resort complex with World Class training and fitness disciplines.  Please click here for further details and please click here is the brochure for the facilities

To complete our offering to Clubs, we make flight reservations for incoming and outgoing players and staff and our access to the schedules of all the main airlines means that we can prepare and book even the most complex of travel itineraries.

Contact Barton-Knott Travel for a complete Travel Service.

We specialise in

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    • Family
    • Wedding & Anniversary
    • City breaks
    • Spa & health breaks
    • Exclusive, bespoke and tailor-made
    • Solo travel
    • Adventure travel
    • Travel for the less mobile


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    • Low cost reservations
    • Members of IATA
    • Agent for full service legacy airlines
    • Whole aircraft charter
    • Executive small aircraft and helicopter charter


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    • Sea cruises
    • River cruising
    • Inland waterway holidays


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    • Small group touring
    • Touring in larger numbers
    • Independent touring
    • Door-to-door service


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    • 15 years experience of travel for professional teams
    • Pre and mid season training camps
    • Player movement
    • Player visas

    Sports Travel

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    • Company trips
    • Car Hire
    • Hotel reservations
    • Visas
    • Conference planning
    • Incentive and Merit award programmes

    Business Travel