Join in the cheers and jeers

Sporting holidays have the special ability to fulfil lifelong dreams. Cheer on the team you have followed since childhood, support your favourite sportspeople when it is down to the wire and be there in person to see, hear and feel the finals you have only ever watched from the comfort of your lounge room. Imagine being on the edge of your seat at Wimbledon, feeling the heat of the final innings at The Ashes or cheering on roadside during the Tour de France.

Sporting Holidays: Tour de FranceThe Tour de France passing through the Champs-Élysées

If the precision of golf is your scene, watch the pros in action at the US Masters or work on your slice at some of the world's best golf courses like St. Andrew's in Scotland. If motor racing gets your engines revving, Flight Centre can help plan your holiday around the world-famous Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco, where you will witness firsthand the tight corners and harbour views of the spectacular street circuit. From fast thrills to fancy footwork, soccer devotees can combine their travel plans with the tournament fans wait 4 years for – the FIFA World Cup.

Sporting Holidays: 2010 FIFA World CupThe Hillbrow Tower in Johannesburg decorated for the 2010 FIFA World Cup

A sport-centred getaway is a great idea for a family holiday where you can all join in the cheers and jeers, don your team jerseys and create lasting bonds based on shared passion. Australia looms large over the sporting landscape, playing host to premier events like the Formula One Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup, the Australian PGA Championship and, of course, the clash of blue and maroon in rugby league's State of Origin. Check out some of the sporting holidays on offer that can be packaged with great deals on hotels, travel insurance and transport. Arrange your sporting holiday with Flight Centre today to be able to proudly say you were there when your team took home the gold.