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European U23 Championships 2011
Ostrava, 14th - 17th July

Join us in the Czech Republic!

Earlier this year we formed a new partnership with Graham Botley of Centresport Travel Ltd, specialist tour operators to athletics events for more than 30 years. Graham will be directly involved with the planning and delivery of this tour.

Our plans are specially tailored for athletics supporters and family connections/coaches of competing athletes.

Please note: we are not offering separate arrangements for accommodation, travel or tickets.


Five-Night Tour

For the full four-day programme, the optimum dates are out Wednesday 13th, back Monday 18th July. For extra days, or shorter duration, please enquire.





Ostrava is the principal city of Silesia, 220 miles from Prague, in the east of the Czech Republic, close to the border with Poland. We will fly to Prague, transfer from the airport to the main railway station and take the Pendolino Express to Ostrava; a three-hour journey on a fast, comfortable train. The several flight options to Prague from the UK include:



Flight Times

Flight Times

Manchester 1510 - 1815 1910 - 2025 Jet 2
Luton 0730 - 1020 1400 - 1500 Wizzair
Gatwick 0625 - 0920 2155 - 2255 Easyjet
Stansted 1245 - 1535 1605 - 1700 Easyjet
Heathrow 0755 - 1055 1545 - 1655 BA




For a choice of standard and price, we have chosen two attractive and comfortable hotels, just a tram ride apart and close to, or in, the city centre. From both hotels a tram ride to the stadium, on the outskirts of the city, takes 10-15 mins.

Hotel Harmony Club (3*)

For economics and best value, the 3* Hotel Harmony Club will be our tour HQ, just a short tram ride from the city centre in one direction and the stadium in another.

Visit the hotel website here


Hotel Mercure (4*)

For a higher standard, we are offering the 4* Hotel Mercure in the city centre.

Visit the hotel website here





The impressive Vitkovice Stadium - on the southern edge of the city - memorably staged the World Youth Championships as recently as 2007. It is easily reached by tram from our hotels in 15-20 mins.



By special arrangement with the Local Organising Committee, we have a special allocation of reserved tickets, close to the finish line for the full programme, and one of these is included in each tour package.

You will find the full competition timetable and other useful information on the official website:


Tour Options & Inclusive Tour Prices 

Inclusive tour package includes:

  • Five nights B&B in a choice of hotels - 3* Harmony Club or the 4* Hotel Mercure.
  • Scheduled return flights to Prague, airport transfers & return train fares to Ostrava.
  • Best reserved full-programme tickets close to the finish line.
  • End-of-tour half-day excursion.
  • Services of tour leader Graham Botley throughout.


Price per person*
Hotel Harmony Club Hotel Mercure

3-star, tour HQ
Double/Twin share £595 £715

Single room

£650 £795

 Extra nights available - see Booking Form for prices.

* These prices include a projected flight cost based on fares available at 1st June. Because flight prices now vary widely, often on a daily basis, the package price you will pay will be determined by the actual air fare prevailing on your preferred route on the day you book an pay for the tour. Almost invariably, the earlier you book, the cheaper the tour!


Packages do not include:

  • Meals other than breakfast.
  • Transfers to/from the stadium.
  • Any items of a personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.
    (We recommend for all your travel-related arrangements).


How to Book

  1. Access the Booking Form via the link to the right.
  2. Print and complete accurately.
  3. Return back to us with payment for full tour cost.
  4. We will confirm your booking by ATOL invoice

Please note: Hotel rooms and event tickets are offered subject to availability at the time of booking and will be allocated strictly in the order that bookings are received.

Further Information

  • For any further queries, call us on 0800 840 7289 or email
  • Your financial protection. All Sports Travel is protected by ATOL so you can book your trip of a lifetime with confidence. The air holiday packages shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9498.


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