We’ve teamed up with Sky Sports NFL Presenter Neil Reynolds to put on an epic group Road Trip around the USA hosted by Neil himself and taking in three outstanding football encounters in one week, including two fantastic divisional games!
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
The Great Lakes are the perfect setting for our road trip and in the space of a week you’ll be taking in some of the most incredible stadiums in the NFL including Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and the truly iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Not only will you take in four of the greatest cities in the north of the US including Buffalo, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Green Bay, but we will put on a feast of football entertainment along the way hosted by Neil and he’ll be calling on a few of his friends to come and say hello.
Places on this trip are extremely limited, so make sure you secure your space now for what will be an epic USA Road Trip around the Great Lakes, some outstanding NFL action and some expert local hospitality!
Tickets: Officially guaranteed tickets to three outstanding NFL games including the New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Entertainment: The tour will be hosted Sky Sports’ Neil Reynolds with some very special entertainment and guests being lined up for your enjoyment, including tailgate events before each of the games, multiple informal Elite Sports Travel events hosted by Neil and featuring some very special guests, meet and greet opportunities with Neil and guests, entrance to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Cleveland and much more to be announced…
Flights: American Airlines, economy class, from London to Buffalo via Chicago; Delta, economy class, from Cleveland to Minneapolis, American Airlines, economy class, from Chicago to London
Hotels: 4* Westin Buffalo Downtown; 5* Ritz-Carlton Cleveland, 4* Marriott Minneapolis & 3.5* Springhill Suites Green Bay
Transportation: Return Airport Transfers; Return Match Day Transfers (where needed); Coach Transfers from Buffalo to Cleveland, Minneapolis to Green Bay & Green Bay to Chicago
Extras: Exclusive EST NFL Merchandise; Dedicated EST concierge service and much, much more
To customise this package or book, please call 01920 330750 or click here:Book Now
Day 1 – Sunday 5th December 2021
|Arrive at London Heathrow for your morning flight on American Airlines to Buffalo via Chicago.|
|Arrive into Buffalo Niagara International Airport in the afternoon and your EST representative will be on hand to assist with showing you to your coach transfer to your hotel the beautiful 4* Westin Downtown Buffalo.|
|Once you have settled in to your hotel and freshened up, there will be a very informal gathering for those that wish to join to watch the late NFL game between the 49ers and Seahawks in a casual setting, most probably featuring one of the areas greatest exports, the Buffalo Wing!|
Day 2 – Monday 6th December 2021
|Day at Leisure to explore the Buffalo and Niagara area. The area sits on the edge of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara river which is most famous for the spectacular Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls are well worth a visit and the more adventurous might want to consider the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride into the falls where you can be sure to get soaked!|
|In the afternoon meet in reception for your group transfer to Highmark Stadium in good time to enjoy the tailgate on offer. The Bills Mafia are pretty legendary for their outlandish tailgates and we will get you right in to the thick of the action so you can party like a local!|
|New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
When you are ready for the game, head inside Highmark Stadium and take your seat for the live action from the Bills & Patriots.
After the game, make your way back to the coach for your return transfer to the Westin.
Day 3 – Tuesday 7th December 2021
|Check out of your hotel in the morning ready for your group coach transfer to Cleveland.|
|On arrival in Cleveland, our hotel won’t be ready for check in so instead we will head straight to the Pro Football Hall of Fame where you will be able to view all sorts of memorabilia from the game. The footballing exhibits include one of the most recent additions Commissioner Goodell’s leather chair, from which he conducted the 2020 NFL Draft and which was used extensively throughout the 2021 NFL Draft held in Cleveland. Tickets are included.|
|Following the visit to the HOF, get back onto the coach for the transfer to our hotel the beautiful 5* Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland.|
|In the evening, Neil will be hosting the first of our An Evening with Neil Reynolds events, where he will be joined by a famous friend or two to talk football, play some games and answer your questions.|
Day 4 – Wednesday 8th December 2021
|Morning at leisure in Cleveland. If you are not too Hall of Fame’d out then it’s worth checking out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame which is also in Cleveland.|
|In the afternoon, meet in reception for your group coach transfer to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for your short Delta Airlines flight to Minneapolis St Paul International Airport.|
|On arrival in Minneapolis, the group will transfer by coach to the 4* Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.|
|In the evening, Neil will be hosting the second of our An Evening with Neil Reynolds events, where you will hear from a Vikings legend and get to enjoy the best in Minnesotan hospitality.|
Day 5 – Thursday 9th December 2021
|Morning at leisure in Minneapolis.|
|In the afternoon make your own way to US Bank Stadium. The Stadium is easily accessed walking through the Minneapolis Skyway which is a series of indoor bridges and walkways enabling you to walk in the warm through buildings to get to pretty much anywhere you need in Downtown Minneapolis, including the Stadium.
Neil will be on hand to help the tailgate go off with a bang and you can expect some great food, a few drinks and some great entertainment.
|Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings
In the evening, all the action will be inside the climate controlled US Bank Stadium and you have reserved group seats from which to enjoy a fantastic view.
After the game, make your way back on foot through the indoor Skyway to the Marriott.
Day 6 – Friday 10th December 2021
|Day at leisure in Minneapolis.
There are a whole host of options to keep you busy including a visit to the Twin City of St Paul, a shopping extravaganza at the enormous Mall of America, for those of a cultural persuasion the internationally famous Minneapolis Institute of Art is well worth a visit, or if you prefer some more popular culture then we highly recommend a visit to Paisley Park the home of Minneapolis’ most famous resident Prince.
Day 7 – Saturday 11th December 2021
|Check out of your hotel and meet in reception ready for the coach transfer to Green Bay.
Check in to your hotel the perfectly located 3.5* SpringHill Suites which is an all suite hotel just ten minutes walk from Lambeau Field.
In the evening, we will be just steps away from a selection of Packers themed sports bars and restaurants so you can truly suck up the pre-game night atmosphere.
Day 8 – Sunday 12th December 2021
|Morning at leisure in Green Bay.|
|In the afternoon make your own way to Lambeau Field which is just a ten minute walk from the hotel. Or several hours before if you stop off at the huge number of bars and grills all around the stadium to catch the early games and get into game day mode. You can of course expect a fully immersive tailgate experience courtesy of the local cheeseheads!|
|Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
In the evening, take your seat in the iconic Lambeau Field bowl for this fantastic local divisional rivalry between the Bears and Packers.
Green Bay in December is likely to be cold, snowy and exposed so you are sure to get the full Lambeau experience. Make sure you wrap up warm!
After the game, make your way back on foot to the Springhill Suites which will be a mercifully short walk if the weather is as really wintery as expected!
Day 9 – Monday 13th December 2021
|Check out of your hotel and meet in reception ready for the coach transfer to Chicago.
Arrive at Chicago O’Hare International Airport for your evening American Airlines flight back to London.
Day 10 – Tuesday 14th December 2021
|Arrive back into London Heathrow early morning.|
Please note the itinerary is subject to change, but any changes will be minor operational changes and not materially affect the overall tour content.
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Roger Goodell’s NFL draft chair is now in residence at the Pro Football Hall Of Fame
The Beautiful 5* Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland
US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
SpringHill Suites in Green Bay
Places on this group trip are extremely limited and we wont be adding further places once we have sold out so please be sure to move quickly to secure your place.