Exceptional company – It has been a pleasure to deal with you. May you go on organising many a successful tour for years to come.

The selection of restaurants we were taken to was a big part in making the trip so successful. It gave us an opportunity to enjoy the regional cuisine. Even though we were a large party the welcome and service at the restaurants was also first class.

Playing at the headquarters of Zebre Rugby was a great experience.

The coaches were of very good standard, always on time and impeccably clean. What ultimately made the tour was the assistance provided to us by our tour guides – Riaan and Dario. They soon became part of our ‘Llantwit family’. We were especially grateful to Riaan for accompanying one of our players to hospital after to our first game and for their attention to detail and understanding of what is sometimes involved in taking a team of under 16s on rugby tour. We hope to meet up with Dario when he is next in Wales playing for Zebre and wish Riaan continued good luck with his Amatori side.

Would you use the services of Irish Rugby Tours again?

Definitely – from putting together an exciting tour programme, to administering the flights, to making sure that absolutely everything ran to plan – everything was spot on. Just the number of our boys who put on their Facebook page that this was “the best 5 days of our life” perhaps says it all.

Dave Barrett 2017 (Wales), Llantwit Fardre RFC, 25th February 2017