Wednesday, 01 May 2019 14:37

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ELITE: MAY 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ELITE SPORTS TOURS: MAY 2019

It's tough to deny that we are in the midst of one of the best times to be a sports fan. NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, the MLB is heating up, the NFL schedule just dropped and draft just passed. During this exciting time, Elite Sports Tours has been providing sports fans from across the world amazing bucket list experiences across North America this 2019 playoff season. 

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With the recent 2019 NFL schedule launch, it's been a whirlwind of excitement for Elite Sports Tours, booking bus trips for the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions. Once again, we are headed to every Bills home game this season! Buffalo Bills Trips with Elite Sports Tours is the only way to go when heading to New Era Field. There's no hassle of finding Buffalo Bills tickets to the game for your group, finding a ride down to the game and planning a tailgate party. We do all the work planning the trip for your group and making it simple for you! Buffalo Bills Bus trip packages include Bus Ride, Pre-Game Tailgate Party and Lower Bowl Ticket! Pick a game and get your group organized for the upcoming Buffalo Bills football season and let Elite Sports Tours take care of the rest! Book today! If you are interested in joining Elite Sports Tours for a football bus trip to either Pittsburgh, Detroit or Cleveland, you can join our newsletter and find out which games we will be heading to each city. 

We also specializing in creating custom Football Travel Packages to send fans from across the globe to experience live sports. Planning a sports trip to an unfamiliar city can be difficult. The Elite Sports Tours staff have experience traveling to see sporting events themselves and use that knowledge to provide the best sports travel packages for our clients. We focus on delivering the best recomendations when providing sports travel packages including hotel accomodations close to the event and attractions the city has to offer. One of our most popular games so far has been the New England Patriots home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gilliette Stadium on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Patriots and Steelers fans from across North America are pumped to see their teams kick off the 2019 campaign but Pats fans might be a little more excited to see Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl Champions raise their sixth banner that night. 

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The weather is heating up and so is the baseball schedule! Elite Sports Tours has built some pretty cool baseball trips to different ball parks across North America. One couple is coming all the way from Australia to see their beloved Cleveland Indians to play two games against Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies at Progressive Field. 

Hockey and basketball are both in the second round of the post-season and Elite Sports Tours has sent passionate fans to some awesome playoff road trips. One die hard Bruins fan from Toronto was able to see his Boston Bruins knock off the Toronto Maple Leafs live in Game 7 at TD Gardens in Boston. 

With Toronto's close proximity to Philadelphia, there's an awesome opportunity to see a playoff road trip to the City of Brotherly love to see the Raptors take on the 76ers. Elite Sports Tours can provide various hotel and ticket packages to Philadelphia for games 3,4 and potentially 5 if necessary. If you are interested in Supporting the North on the road in Philly, or any other sports road trip, reach out to an Elite Sports Tours representative today at 1 (905) 233-4732

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Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Road Trip

 
Elite Sports Tours had a great time in Montreal this past weekend for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens game at the Bell Centre. Passionate Leafs and Habs fans from across the province enjoyed the ultimate hockey road trip experience in La Belle Province for the 2018/19 regular season finale between two historic hockey rivals. As always, were very happy and fortunate enough to see some familiar faces on the trip, with fans who have traveled with Elite Sports Tours before on other trips.

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Everyone enjoyed the bus ride up the 401 with some movies, trivia, prize giveaways and jersey raffles for an authentic Leafs and Canadiens jersey. Our guests spent two nights in downtown Montreal at either the beautiful Novotel Montreal, just a few blocks away from the Bell Centrethe home of the Montreal Canadiens. 
 

On Friday night, our guests had the opportunity to take in the many sights and sounds of Montreal and enjoy many of the great resturants the city has to offer as we arrived to the Novotel on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Unfortunately for our Montreal Canadiens fans, they found out their beloved Habs were eliminated from playoff contention when the Columbus Blue Jackets knocked off the New York Rangers with a 3-2 shootout victory, locking up the second and final Eastern Conference wild-card spot.

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Our first Pre-Game Party at Houston Avenue Bar and Grill Victoria Square in February was such a great success we headed back for round two! Our guests fuelled up for the big game with Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. The entire bar was filled with Leafs and Habs fans, decked out in red, white and blue, ready to watch an Original Six showdown. We had a great time at Houston Avenue Bar and Grill Victoria Square with our Elite Sports Tours guests. Our group had a few hours before the big game between Toronto and Montreal to eat some delicious food and have some beverages, while mingling with their friends and making some newo ones. It was great to see so many people from the bus tour show up in their Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens gear, ready for the final regular season game of the 2018/19 campaign. 

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Once everyone was filled up and ready to go,  it was time to head to the Bell Centre!  Fans could not have asked for a more entertaining game between these two storied hockey franchises. For the second straight meeting between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, 60 minutes was not enough to decide a winner. After already scoring a hat trick in his first NHL game, Ryan Poehling beat Frederick Andersen in a shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs

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We can’t wait to be back at the Bell Centre next year for another Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Bus Trip! If you want to join us in the future, sign up for the newsletter to be notified on the release of all our ultimate sports road trips! 

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Elite Sports Tours Pre-Party at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill Victoria Square Montreal

Elite Sports Tours always likes to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers, when we visited Montreal it was no different. One of our favourite cities to visit was complimented by some awesome hospitality from our friends at Houston Avenue Bar and Grill Victoria Square Montreal. Thank you to their staff for providing great service during our pre-game party with Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens fans enjoying food and drinks before the big game. Houston Avenue Bar & Grill is a great steakhouse with a trendy feel that was perfect for our group to dine before and even enjoy a some drinks with the Elite Sports Tours staff and guests. A perfect opportunity for sports fans who traveled to Montreal with their friends and family to interact with other fans on the tour and make new friends!

 

Our team captured some footage of the pre-game experience before the hockey game between the Leafs and Habs. Our team managed to capture some great photos of friends and family enjoying their weekend at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill. The steakhouse was also nice enough to extend weekday happy hour into Saturday for our group, featuring favourites like Crispy Calamari, Nachos, Popcorn Shrimp and Chicken Wings!

 

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We head back for the last game of the season on April 5-7 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Bus Trip! 

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Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Road Trip

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadians Bus Trip

 
Elite Sports Tours had a great time in Montreal this past weekend for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens game at the Bell Centre. We had over 200 passionate Leafs and Habs fans enjoy the ultimate hockey road trip experience in La Belle Province. We were lucky enough to see some familiar faces on the trip, with fans who have traveled with Elite Sports Tours before on other trips.

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Everyone enjoyed the bus ride up the 401 with some movies, trivia, prize giveaways and jersey raffles for an authentic Leafs and Canadiens jersey. Our guests spent two nights in downtown Montreal at either the Intercontinental Montreal or the Novotel Montreal. Both hotels are located in the heart of downtown, close to the Bell Centre. 

 

 

On Friday night, Elite Sports Tours hosted a "Montreal Kick-Off Party" at Somwhr Liquor Lounge to start the weekend off with some celebratory drinks with some of our travel guests. 

Somwhr Liquor Lounge

On Saturday, Houston Avenue Bar and Grill Victoria Square graciously hosted the Elite Sports Tours Pre-Game Party from 4-6 PM. Our guests fuelled up for the big game with Happy Hour drink and appetizer specials. The entire bar was filled with Leafs and Habs fans, decked out in red, white and blue, ready to watch an Original Six showdown.

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We had a great time filling up Houston Avenue Bar and Grill Victoria Square amongst fans traveling with Elite Sports Tours. Our group had a few hours before the big game between Toronto and Montreal to eat some delicious food and have some beverages, while making some new friends. It was great to see so many people from the bus tour show up in their Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens hockey gear, or hockey sweaters as they call them.

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Once everyone was filled up, it was time to head to the rink!  Fans could not have asked for a better game between the two storied franchises. After 60 minutes of back and forth hockey, the game went into overtime with a score of 3-3. After successfully killing off a penalty in the extra frame, John Tavares potted the winner by beating Carey Price with a back-hand beauty after taking a slick feed from Mitch Marner, giving the Maple Leafs the 3-2 overtime win. 

Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens Hockey Trip

We can’t wait to be back at the Bell Centre for the next Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Bus Trip on April 5-7 2019! If you want to join us in the future, sign up for the newsletter to be notified on the release of all our ultimate sports road trips! 

 

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Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Hockey Road Trip

Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings Road Trip

Another awesome trip to Detroit is in the books! Elite Sports Tours headed down to the Motor City for an Original Six showdown on Friday between the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. 

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It was an amazing group of passionate hockey fans enjoyed the bus ride down to Detroit with some movies, trivia, prize giveaways and a jersey raffle for an Auston Matthews jersey. We arrived to Detroit four hours before puck drop which allowed everyone to enjoy a pre-game meal and take in the sights and sounds of Motown.

Fans were in for a nice surprise before puck drop, as the Detroit Red Wings honoured legend Red Kelly by retiring his #4 jersey, becoming just the eighth number to hang in the rafters in Red Wings history. 

Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings Road Trip

It was an electric atmosphere at the LCA with close to half of the arena being filled with Maple Leafs fans. Danny Dekeyser found the back of the net 2:40 in overtime to secure the victory for the Detroit Red Wings.

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Take a look at our full photo album here on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to be back at Little Caesars Arena for the Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons Road Trip on March 3rd and 17th 2019! If you want to join us in the future, sign up for the newsletter to be notified on the release of road trips.


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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ELITE SPORTS TOURS: FEBRUARY 2019

For the second consecutive year, Elite Sports Tours is heading to Little Caesars Arena to see the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, February 1st.

Leafs and Wings fans from across the province are headed down the 401 and across the the Gordie Howe International Bridge into downtown Detroit for an Original Six showdown. It should be a closely contested battle as the Leafs currently lead the season series 2-1 with two of those games being decided in overtime.

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Elite Sports Tours will be back to Little Caesars Arena for two Toronto Raptors and Detroit Piston road trips on March 3rd and March 17th.
Just a week after the Wings and Leafs road trip in Detroit, the Elite Sports Tours crew is headed to La Belle Province for another Original Six matchup, this time between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.
 

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On February 8th, over 200 hockey fans will head out on a bus road trip to Montreal to see one of the oldest rivalries in all of sports. There are still some spots remaining for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens road trip on February 8-10, but they're are booking up fast!

Elite Sports Tours will be back in MTL for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens road trip on April 5-7  for the last game of the season for a game which could have major playoff implications.


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Toronto Maple Leafs Florida Hockey Road Trip

 

Elite Sports Tours had a great time visiting Florida for 4 nights and two hockey games. We had a great group from all across Canada, who traveled to Florida to be part of our hockey road trip experience. Some Toronto Maple Leafs fans flew in from New Foundland, Alberta, Nova Scotia and all across Ontario. We were lucky enough to see some familiar faces on the trip, with fans who have traveled with Elite Sports Tours before on other trips.  

 

A beautiful week in sunny Florida watching the Leafs!

 

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SHERATON TAMPA RIVERWALK HOTEL (DOWNTOWN TAMPA)

 

We spent two nights in Florida at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk downtown Tampa. The hotel is located in a great location right on the riverwalk and features a beautiful pool and full service bar. We had beautiful weather while our group visited Florida. Our hotel location allowed the group to take a short walk down the river walk directly to Amalie Arena. On Thursday night we watched the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning in the first of two games on the trip. 

 

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Toronto defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first game. Some of the group went out to a local restaurant and ran into several Toronto Maple Leafs players during their visit in Tampa. Fans on the trip managed to get a photo with Auston Matthews, Patrick Marleau and Connor Brown, which made the trip priceless for those fans on their trip.

 

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BUS RIDE FROM TAMPA TO SUNRISE FLORIDA

 

The next morning our group boarded the bus from the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk for a short bus ride to Sunrise Florida for the second game on the back to back. The team traveled the night before and stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sawgrass Mills, where we were headed for the next two nights! On the bus we did some trivia, prize giveaways and a jersey raffle for an Auston Matthews jersey. When we arrived at the hotel the guests ran into the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Hotel Lobby as they headed over to BB&T Center to prepare for the game in a few hours. 

 

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JOHN TAVARES AND WILLIAM NYLANDER WITH TOUR GUESTS

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs didn't fair so well in the second game, falling to the Florida Panthers 3-1. After the game our group got the opportunity to go on the ice and take some photos, thank to the Florida Panthers. If running into the players on the trip wasn't an amazing experience, we got the chance to go on the ice!

 

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We had such a fun time on this road trip! We look forward to hosting it again next hockey season. If you want to join us on future road trips, sign up for the newsletter to be notified on the release of future road trips.


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