AFC ASIAN CUP QATAR | 11 – 25 JANUARY

Tour Summary

The Green & Gold Army is travelling to Qatar and you are invited to join all the fun!

After an epic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 performance the Socceroos will enter the AFC Asian Cup Qatar  campaign as one of the tournament favourites. The Socceroos (2015 AFC Asian Cup Champions) will be full of confidence and playing in an environment the Socceroos and the GGArmy know intimately. From the moment GGArmy guests arrive in Doha our dedicated and experienced team will be there to ensure all guests have a premium AFC Asian Cup adventure.

We are excited to be heading back to Qatar for the AFC Asian Cup, an event that is growing in stature and popularity. In 2022 the GGArmy hosted hundreds of fans and families/friends of the players. Qatar was a warm host and with all match stadia either a short metro ride or bus journey, fans are in for a feast of football entertainment.

Our packages include 14 nights 5-star accommodation, all breakfasts, 7 AFC Asian Cup matches, all match day transport, 1 welcome event, 3 epic match day parties, 5 cultural/tourism activities and much more.

And best of all, tour guests will share this experience with other football loving Socceroos fans, the best football fans in the world. The fellowship and lifetime friendships forged on Green & Aold Army tours is one of the legacy highlights of our programs. Guests get to enjoy the thrill of supporting the Socceroos on the away terrace and with new found friends forged in the passion and love of football, the greatest game in the world.

Package Inclusions

  • 14 nights premium 5 star hotel accommodation in Al Saad

  • Fully escorted by experienced Tour Leader/Guides

  • All ground transportation (a mix of guided tube/luxury bus/coach/private van/cars)

  • Traditional Tour Welcome Dinner/Drinks Event at Doha Golf Club (alcohol inclusive)

  • Attendance at Socceroos Training (subject to FA Approval & GGA Schedule)

  • 3 Exclusive Post-Match Socceroos events including food, alcohol & entertainment

  • 1 Cultural Welcome Event (Maktaba Experience)

  • Green & Gold Army Tour Pack (includes back pack tour scarves, hat, power adaptor & much more)

  • Best of all, a group of passionate Socceroos and football fans to share the experience with

  • All Match Tickets:

    • 13 January: Australia v India 
    • 14 January: Japan v Vietnam
    • 17 January: Lebanon v China 
    • 18 January: Syria v Australia 
    • 21 January: Oman v Thailand 
    • 23 January: Australia v Uzbekistan 
    • 24 January: Japan v Indonesia 

Pricing

TourOccupancy Price
AFC Asian Cup QatarDouble / Twin$5,965
AFC Asian Cup QatarSingle (Own Room)$7,985
AFC Asian Cup QatarSolo Traveller Match$5,965

GGA is a partner of MATCH hospitality. Should you wish to upgrade match tickets to official hospitality contact worldcup@ggarmy.com and we can assist.

Instalments & Notes

  • Full payment is required within 48 hours of booking.

  • Guests who have travelled with GGA previously enjoy a Loyalty Discount of $300.

  • Solo Traveller Match Program: we’ll match you with a person of similar age and gender to room share to keep the price down. Twin share pricing applies. 25% of our travellers did this 2018 Russia and 2022 Qatar and it was a highly successful program. You can select this option during the booking process.

  • International flights are not included in the package price and are to be arranged independently at an additional cost. Need help with your flights? Contact us worldcup@ggarmy.com and we can assist.

  • Interested in attending the Knockout Phase of the event. GGA is operating a small bespoke program for the knockout phase. Contact worldcup@ggarmy.com for more information.

Macro Itinerary

The tour itinerary has been designed to seamlessly blend football, culture, tourism highlights and social activities. We understand football is the primary reason you are on tour and plenty of time has been scheduled for you to explore Doha under your own steam or take some time out.

Thursday 11 January: Arrive in Doha, where our staff will be waiting to greet you and assist  to transfer you to the tour accommodation, your home away from home for the next 14 nights. In the afternoon a guided tour of the local neighbourhood and welcome tour briefing is undertaken. In the evening you will enjoy our Welcome Dinner/Drinks event at Doha Golf Club including a very special guest in attendance. It is the perfect way to get to know your fellow tour participants and fight off the jet lag!

Friday 12 January: Enjoy a free morning and the breakfast buffet. In the afternoon you will enjoy a Qatari cultural event hosted by our friends at Maktaba. This is an opportunity to understand the Qatari way of life, the role falcons and camels play in their history and cultural significance of them in modern Qatar. This is one of the highlights of the program. In the evening we will join local Qatari’s at the official live site to enjoy the atmosphere of the opening match of the event Qatar v Lebanon.

Saturday 13 January: MATCH DAY: 14:30 AUSTRALIA V INDIA (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium – 45,032) In the late morning our guided transfer to Ahmed bin Ali Stadium is by metro. Ahmed bin Ali Stadium is a happy hunting ground for the Socceroos as this was the scene of the epic penalty shootout win over Peru to qualify for Qatar 2022. With a large Indian diaspora living in Doha it is sure to be a lively, loud and passionate atmosphere.

Sunday 14 January: MATCH DAY: 14:30 Japan v Vietnam (Al Thumama Stadium – 44,400) Guests will have earned a free morning after celebrating the Socceroos opening win overnight. In the late morning we will transfer by BUS to Al Thumama Stadium to attend the opening match of one of the other tournament favourites Japan as they take on Vietnam. After the match we will return to La Cigale Hotel and enjoy an inclusive post-match dinner (alcohol included) event on the Sky View terrace.

Monday 15 January: Today tour participants can opt in to join our tourism activity which includes a morning guided tour of Souq Waqif including an Arabic luncheon feast. In the afternoon we will visit the impressive Qatar National Museum. This is another highlight of the tourism program.  This activity is an optional additional purchase to the core travel package. Tour participants will be able to book into this program between 26 – 31 December.

Tuesday 16 January: Today tour participants can opt in to join our tourism activity which includes a morning guided tour of Museum of Islamic Art. The program includes a guided walking tour and lunch at Katara Village. This is another highlight of the tourism program.  This activity is an optional additional purchase to the core travel package. Tour participants will be able to book into this program between 26 – 31 December.

Wednesday 17 January: MATCH DAY: 14:30 Lebanon v China (Al Thumama Stadium – 44,400) After a free morning we will transfer by BUS to Al Thumama Stadium to attend the Lebanon v China match. This will be a key match for China, who will be looking to put behind them their horror run of performances since the Covid-19 era.

Thursday 18 January: MATCH DAY: 14:30 Syria v Australia (Jassim bin Hamad Stadium – 13,030) The Socceroos will rekindle their intense rivalry with Syria in what is sure to be a clutch group match. A large Syrian community in Doha will be out in force and the atmosphere at the small Jassim bin Hamad Stadium will be special. We transfer to and from this venue via the Metro. After the match we will enjoy a post-match dinner (including alcohol) celebration at the Shehrazed Lounge & Bar, Radisson Blu.

Friday 19 January: Free Day. So many options to spend your free day. Attend another AFC Asian Cup match, explore Souq Waqif or Katara village or shop till you drop at Villaggio Mall. With Iraq hosting Japan in a killer Group D match join other fans in one of the many bars packed with visitors from all over Asia watching this crucial match.

Saturday 20 January: Today tour participants can opt in to join our tourism activity which includes a guided tour of the world class Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim bin Al Thani Museum. Sheikh Faisal now in his 80’s has amassed one of the world’s most amazing private collections of Arabic artifacts combined with his own collection of royal memorabilia.  This is another highlight of the tourism program.  This activity is an optional additional purchase to the core travel package. Tour participants will be able to book into this program between 26 – 31 December.

Sunday 21 January: MATCH DAY: 17:30 Oman v Thailand (Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium – 10,000) Prior to departure for our match you can soak up the sun at Katara Beach, spend the afternoon at the hotel pool, walk Lusail Promenade or enjoy an Arabic Mixed Grill and some of the best tabouli in the world. In the mid-afternoon we will transfer by BUS to Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of Oman v Thailand. Go the War Elephants!

Monday 22 January: Today tour participants can opt in to join our Desert Safari. This is not for the faint hearted. A fleet of Toyota 4WD vehicles will take us deep into the desert dunes and inland sea. This is the playground of the Qatari’s and you will be surprised what the Toyota vehicles can do in the dunes. It is much more than “Dune Bashing” but there is a bit of that too!  This is another highlight of the tourism program.  This activity is an optional additional purchase to the core travel package. Tour participants will be able to book into this program between 26 – 31 December.

Tuesday 23 January:  MATCH DAY: 14:30 Australia v Uzbekistan (Al Janoub Stadium – 44,325) This is the venue where Australia defeated Tunisia and Denmark at the  FIFA World Cup. It is our lucky venue. We will transfer to and from the stadium by BUS. Our post-match dinner celebration (including alcohol) will be at the Shamrock Tavern in West Bay.

Wednesday 24 January: MATCH DAY: 14:30 Japan v Indonesia (Al Thumama Stadium – 44,400) After a free morning we will transfer by BUS to Al Thumama Stadium to attend final Group D match. It will be all on the line for Indonesia.

Thursday 25 January: All good things come to an end. Today is departure day. It will be a time to reflect on the wonderful experiences you enjoyed on tour but also cherishing the new friendships you have forged.

What you can expect to experience travelling with Green & Gold Army 

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