Tour Summary

Join the Green & Gold Army to support the Olyroos at the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship (qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games) next January while soaking up the rich culture, history and spectacular sights of one the Asia’s most visited holiday destinations, Thailand. Our tours are designed specifically for the family, friends & fans of the Olyroos, open to all ages, renowned for visiting the tourism highlights of our destinations and getting up close and personal when supporting the team.

GROUP Stage Summary

On this 11-day football and tourism experience you will attend all 3 of Australia’s group games and Japan’s final group fixture. Our tour will be based in pulsating Bangkok, following the Olyroos who will be playing matches at Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani and Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. It is the perfect combination of taking in all that Thailand has to offer and passionately supporting Australia at the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship.

KNOCKOUT Stage Summary 

On this 11-day football and tourism experience you will attend 5 finals (Quarter Finals x2 Semi Final x1, 3v4 Playoff & Final) including all the Australian matches should we qualify. Only 3 teams qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games so the business end of the event will be exciting. This tour is the perfect combination of enjoying a holiday in Thailand, staying in 4 star luxury city hotel accommodation and experiencing the best U-23 Asian football.

Package Inclusions

  • GROUP Stage: 7th January – 17th January (10 nights 11 days)

  • KNOCKOUT Stage: 17th January – 27th January (10 nights 11 days)

  • 4 Star Accommodation Rembrandt Hotel Suites & Towers

  • Daily Breakfast

  • All Ground Transfers/Transport (luxury bus/coach travel between hotels and all official tour activity/match days)

  • Welcome Drinks Event (for GROUP Stage program)

  • Exclusive & legendary Green & Gold Army Pre-Match events including food, alcohol & entertainment x3 including food, alcohol & entertainment

  • Experienced Green & Gold Army tour guides (including bi-lingual support)

  • Green & Gold Army Tour Pack (includes back pack, power adaptor, tour scarfs x2, hat and much more)

  • Best of all, a group of passionate Olyroos fans to share the experience with!

The Destination: Thailand

Known as the “Land of Smiles”, Thailand has become South East Asia’s primary holiday destination. Thailand’s unique cultural heritage remains intact, as does it’s magnificent beaches, resort facilities, hospitality services and of course the food! Thai food is recognized as one of the world’s great cuisines and it brings together elements of several South East Asian traditions. Although it has a reputation for being spicy, harmony is the guiding principle behind Thai cuisine.

Why Travel with Green & Gold Army?

There are many reasons why travelling with the GGArmy is a good decision:

 

  • Everything is organised for you (quality accommodation, transfers, touring options, match tickets, stadium parking, special events & more). Past guests say this is one of the real advantages of a GGArmy tour. All you have to do is follow the itinerary on our tour app and enjoy your tour experience. No stress just fun

  • The GGArmy is a great option for players families/friends. Experiencing the event with other players families/friends is a wonderful collegiate experience and while supporting the team is a key focus on our tour, sharing the cultural and tourism experiences together in between matches is very rewarding

  • We cater for solo travellers. We can match solo travellers with other solo guests so you can share a room to manage costs. On average 25% of our tour guests are solo travellers, a great way to make new friends

  • Established relationship with the Football Federation Australia resulting in smooth liaison for access to training, match day support and inclusion.

  • Experienced Host/Guide team that is on hand 24 hours a day to support all your needs.

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Pricing

TourOccupancyPrice
Group StageDouble / Twin$3,095
Group StageSingle (Own Room)$4,295
Knockout StageDouble / Twin$2,995
Knockout StageSingle (Own Room)$4,195
ComboDouble / Twin$5,950
ComboSingle (Own Room)$8,450
     
  • 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 for 2019 France and it was a highly successful program. You can select this option during the booking process.

Instalments & Notes

  • Full payment (by credit card) required when booking.

  • Guests who have travelled with the GGArmy previously enjoy a Loyalty Discount of $150 ($250 for Combo).

  • GGArmy Selection Guarantee: In the event you are a family/friend of one of the players and booked on our program and the player you are connected with does not make the final squad we will refund your tour booking. So you have peace of mind booking with us knowing you won’t be risking $ based on selection.

  • Our return international group flights are with Thai Airways and services are provided from Sydney and Melbourne and are inclusive of hotel arrival and departure transfers. The price for these flights from and return to Sydney or Melbourne is $1575. For flight services from other Australian capital cities contact worldcup@ggarmy.com for individual services and pricing.

Tour Hotels

Bangkok: Rembrandt Hotel Suites & Towers (4 Star)

The Rembrandt has 3 award-winning restaurants, rooftop bar, an outdoor pool with city skyline views and first-rate spa. Offering free WiFi, it is a 10-minute walk from Asoke BTS, Sukhumvit MRT Station/s and a 45-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Boasting city views from floor-to-ceiling windows, modern rooms come with a 32-inch flat-screen cable TV and a laptop safe. Spacious bathrooms have all-natural toiletries and a hairdryer. Asoke has a vibrant village atmosphere with much to see and do on the hotel’s doorstep.

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Package Structure Info

Note that our packages are structured to meet operational and guest requirements. This means that there are items relevant to the tour that are not included in the packages listed above and will be an additional cost. We have listed them below so you can understand them prior to booking on our tour.

Group International Flights
International Flights are not included in the package price and are an additional cost. The GGArmy does provide an FIT group international flight and arrival/departure transfer service which can be added to your selected package. Contact us if you are interested.

Cultural & Sightseeing Day Tours
Like all our other tours on days that Australia is not playing a carefully selected suite of guided cultural/historical sightseeing day tours will be offered to all tour participants/guests as an optional additional purchase. Our optional sightseeing day tours are a great way to enjoy Thailand’s tourism highlights with other tour participants, building on  your tour friendships.

Match Tickets

At the time of publishing our tour the price for match tickets was not available. We will secure match tickets for all people on our tour and participants will be billed for these at cost only once the tickets become available. We purchase a group allocation so all tour participants can sit together. We anticipate the ticket prices to be very affordable.

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Macro Itineraries

GROUP STAGE MACRO ITINERARY

Day 1: 7th January: Guests arrive into Bangkok and settle in at the tour hotel and in the evening informally meeting fellow tour participants & guides at our Welcome Drinks.

Day 2: 8th January: Match Day. Mid-morning transfer to our pre-match luncheon event venue. After lunch we transfer to Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani for the 17:15 Iraq v Australia match.

Day 3: 9th January.  Optional Day Tour Activity Damnern Saduak Floating Market.

Day 4: 10th January. Optional Day Tour Activity Ayutthaya World Heritage site & Bang-Pa Summer Palace to King Rama V.

Day 5: 11th January. Match Day. Mid-afternoon transfer to our pre-match event venue. After our event we transfer to Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the 20:15 Australia v Thailand match.

Day 6: 12th January. Free day. In the evening Optional Bangkok Tour Activity Night Lights Tuk Tuk tour.

Day 7: 13th January. Rest Day. In the afternoon we visit Olyroos training (subject to FFA approval).

Day 8: 14th January. Match Day. Afternoon transfer to our pre-match event venue. After the event we transfer to Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani for the 20:15 Australia v Bahrain match

Day 9: 15th January. Match Day. Late afternoon transfer to Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the 20:15 Qatar v Japan match.

Day 10: 16th January. Optional Day Tour Activity River Kwai & WWII Death Railway.

Day 11: 17th January. Group Stage Tour ends.

R16 & QTR’s MACRO ITINERARY

Day 1: 17th January: Guests arrive into Bangkok and settle in at the tour hotel. For those guests continuing on from the Group Phase Tour this day is a designated rest day. Enjoy the pool or enjoy the village atmosphere in Asoke.

Day 2: 18th January: Match Day. This day is the QTR Final day that Australia will play in the event we qualify. Quarter Finals are in Pathurm Thani or Bangkok. Australia could either play at Thammasat Stadium or Rajamangala Stadium. Our itinerary will be confirmed once Australia’s match schedule is confirmed. In the event Australia do not qualify we will be heading to Rajamangala Stadium. The match will kick off at 20:15.

Day 3: 19th January: Match Day. Late afternoon transfer to Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the 20:15 Quarter Final 1D v 2C match.

Day 4: 20th January. Optional Day Tour Activity Bangkok Temple Highlights Grand Palace, the emerald Buddha Temple & Wat Pho.

Day 5: 21st January. Optional Day Tour Activity Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island.

Day 6: 22nd January. Match Day. This day is the SEMI Final day that Australia will play in the event we qualify. SEMI Finals are in Pathurm Thani or Bangkok. Australia could either play at Thammasat Stadium or Rajamangala Stadium. Our itinerary will be confirmed once Australia’s match schedule is confirmed. In the event Australia do not qualify we will be heading to Rajamangala Stadium. The match will kick off at 20:15.

Day 7: 23rd January. Rest Day. In the afternoon we visit Olyroos training (subject to FFA approval).

Day 8: 24th January. Optional Day Tour Activity Damnern Saduak Floating Market.

Day 9: 25th January. Match Day. Late afternoon transfer to Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the 19:30 3v4 Playoff match.

Day 10 26th January. Match Day Mid-afternoon transfer to our pre-match event venue. After our event we transfer to Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the 19:30 final match.

Day 11: 27th January. Knockout Stage Tour ends.

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