Where would the NFL International Series be without the Jacksonville Jaguars? For the past two seasons now, the Jaguars have been right at home playing at Wembley Stadium in London as a result of an agreement the team made in 2013. Since then, the Jaguars have played one “home” game in London each year, a tradition that continues this year with a match against the Buffalo Bills.
The Jaguars vs. Bills game—scheduled for Week 7 of the 2015 season—is sandwiched between two other London games: the Miami Dolphins vs. the New York Jets in Week 4 and the Detroit Lions vs. the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8. And we at Sports Travel and Tours are ready to connect you to the competition.
Each match pins a team that is highly familiar with playing in London against a team of newcomers, allowing the NFL to include new teams in the International Series while maintaining some semblance of continuity.
In the case of the Jaguars-Bills game, the Jaguars are undoubtedly seasoned in comparison to the Bills, who have never played in London before. The fresh combination will keep fans on their toes, especially when both teams feature such promising players.
According to an article on the NFL’s blog, the Bills have “the AFC’s most ferocious” defense and the “power to crush opposing quarterbacks.” Meanwhile, all eyes are on Jaguar’s quarterback Blake Bortles, who has improved significantly since last season.
Anxious to see if the Jaguars will be able to break through the Bills’ tough defense? Sports Travel and Tours is your ticket to see every action-packed second of the game in person! Don’t miss out on our “Football in London: Jaguars vs. Bills” trip, scheduled from Oct. 22 to 26.
The Game Plan: Travelers will arrive in London on Thursday, Oct. 22. After exploring the city for two days, on Sunday they will have the opportunity to attend Sports Travel and Tours’ exclusive fan party and watch the Jaguars take on the Bills at Wembley Stadium. The flight back to the U.S. will leave the following day, Monday, Oct. 26. Check out more details of the trip here.
Play by Play: At the bare minimum, the trip includes: five days and four nights hotel accommodations with daily breakfast, access to the pre-game fan party, lower-level sideline game tickets, transportation to and from the airport, an extensive sightseeing tour and 24-hour trip assistance.
Travelers will stay at London’s Hotel Novotel, a four-star hotel located just 400 feet and a short two-minute walking distance from Wembley Stadium. The Novotel offers a fitness centre (note it is spelled with an –re in England) and on-site dry cleaning for pay. The hotel’s restaurant and bar, Elements, treats travelers to exceptional international cuisine and 24-hour room service. At Elements, guests can kick start each day with an extensive buffet breakfast.
Friday and Saturday will be spent touring the city on a double-decker open-top bus. Travelers will get to see all of London’s most famous landmarks, although they have the freedom to stop and explore at their own pace as well. Decide you want to rejoin the tour? No problem! A tour bus runs every 10 to 20 minutes between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tourists also get to swap out the bus for a boat during a 30-minute cruise on the River Thames, which is included in every tour.
Additionally, travelers have the opportunity to extend their trip with pre- and/or post-trip nights at the Hotel Novotel. Or, should they want to explore more of Europe, there is an additional option to visit Paris. For only $350 per person, guests can spend an extra day touring the illustrious city of love.
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