Rounding out the NFL’s London games for the 2015 season is a standoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions, two teams that were very closely ranked following the 2014 season and are bound to put on a show we can make sure you don’t miss.
The Lions aren’t exactly newcomers to London’s Wembley Stadium. In fact, they will be returning from a narrow victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the second of 2014’s three London games, which took place Oct. 26. Those who watched the game would have been in awe at the Lions’ ability to overcome adversity. Despite being down 21 points at halftime and having not scored a single touchdown, the Lions rallied impressively in the second half to beat Atlanta 22-21.
Their previous victory definitely sets the Lions up to be surrounded by good vibes upon their arrival to Wembley Stadium this year. In addition, the team has several young players—such as running back Ameer Abdullah and tight end Eric Ebron—that create a strong offensive line.
The Chiefs, on the other hand, are being invited to London for the first time. However, according to an article on the NFL’s blog, the Chiefs have spent much of this year building up their defensive line. In addition, they will have several players returning after recovering from injuries, and have added a “potentially premiere corner in Marcus Peters.”
Whether the Lions are able to add a second London victory or the Chiefs declare their first, you don’t want to miss out on the action. With Sports Travel and Tours’ incredible “Football in London: Chiefs vs. Lions” trip scheduled from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, there’s no need to! Instead, enjoy the game in person at Wembley Stadium and have an experience you’ll never forget.
The Game Plan: Travelers will arrive in London on Thursday, Oct. 29. After exploring the city for two days, on Sunday they will have the opportunity to attend Sports Travel Tours’ exclusive fan party and watch the Chiefs take on the Lions at Wembley Stadium. The flight back to the U.S. will leave the following day, Monday, Nov. 2. 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 two-minute walk 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.
Learn more about the Chiefs vs. Lions trip to London.