WARU EXPLORER TOUR – MOTOR HOME OPTION
DAY 1: TUESDAY 20th JUNE 2017 – UK/NEW ZEALAND
Ensure you get to London Heathrow Airport three hours prior to departure where you will meet a member of staff from Living With The Lions who will assist you with check in for your international flight.
Overnight: In Flight
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE 2017 – IN FLIGHT
In transit to New Zealand.
Overnight: In Flight
DAY 3: THURSDAY 22nd JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND
Arrive into Auckland Airport around lunchtime where you will be met by a LWTL tour manager. Transfer to the selected depot to pick up your motor home. Your own travel itinerary for your time in New Zealand starts now.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 1
DAY 4: FRIDAY 23rd JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND
Day at leisure as per your own travel itinerary, sampling the atmosphere as it builds ahead of the opening match this weekend.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 2
DAY 5: SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND
MATCH DAY! 1st Test Match ALL BLACKS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Relax in the morning before making your own way in the afternoon to Eden Park Stadium for the first Test.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 3
DAY 6–11: SUNDAY 25th – FRIDAY 30th JUNE 2017
As per your own itinerary, enjoying all that New Zealand has to offer ensuring that you will reach Wellington for the second Test.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 4-9
DAY 12: SATURDAY 1st JULY 2017: WELLINGTON
MATCH DAY! 2nd Test Match ALL BLACKS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS at the Westpac Stadium. Soak up the pre-match atmosphere before taking your seats for the second Test.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 10
DAY 13-18: SUNDAY 2nd JULY – FRIDAY 7th JULY 2017
As per your own itinerary. Why not catch the ferry to Picton to explore the South Island for the next 3 nights, ensuring that you make your way up to the North Island and back to Auckland for the third Test.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 11-16
DAY 19: SATURDAY 8th JULY 2017: AUCKLAND
MATCH DAY! 3rd Test Match ALL BLACKS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Relax in the morning before making your own way in the afternoon to Eden Park Stadium for the third Test.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 17
DAY 20: SUNDAY 9th JULY 2017: AUCKLAND
Relax and enjoy your final day in New Zealand. Take the opportunity to explore Auckland one last time and grab last minute souvenirs and mementos.
Overnight: Motor Home Night 18
DAY 21: MONDAY 10th JULY 2017: AUCKLAND/UK
Return your motor home to Auckland airport depot then check in for your flight back to the UK. There is an opportunity to stop off on the way home, or fly straight through and be back home as soon as the following morning.
DAY 22: TUESDAY 11th JULY 2017: UK
Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.
END OF TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
Waru Explorer Tour Includes:
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TOUR SCHEDULE 2017
Saturday 3rd June – PU Team v Lions, Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Wednesday 7th June – Blues v Lions, Eden Park, Auckland
Saturday 10th June – Crusaders v Lions, AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Tuesday 13th June – Highlanders v Lions, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 17th June – Maori All Blacks v Lions, Rotorua International Stadium
Tuesday 20th June – Chiefs v Lions, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday 24th June – All Blacks v Lions, Eden Park Auckland
Tuesday 27th June – Hurricanes v Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 1st July – All Blacks v Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 8th July – All Blacks v Lions, Eden Park Auckland
I have recently returned from Australia after experiencing your companies services for the 2nd time (SA previously). Just a few words to compliment you, your staff and in particular our tour leader (endeavour 1V Red) Mike Pyrgos, Robert Jones and John Bentley on their professionalism, attention to detail and sheer commitment to ensuring our enjoyment. Mike and Rob helped me out with a particular problem and I will be forever grateful! Your staff in general were kind and considerate and again I thank them. They were all, a credit to you and your company and everyone in our party from South Wales would agree with this sentiment. Please pass on my thanks to everyone. Again Thanks!
Just a Big Thank You to all Living with the Lions Staff in organising the Tour to Australia. Had an Amazing Time – The Organisation and Attention to Detail was first class. Also, please pass on our thanks to the Group Leaders (Mike and Andy plus others), John “Bentos” Bentley and Rob Jones as Rugby hosts, plus the additional student helpers (Jonathan, Katie, Lucy) for their part as well Will definitely be touring again with LWTL, whether it be Lions, Hong Kong Sevens or Dubai Sevens. Best wishes for the future and hope to see you soon…
Huw Thomas, Graham Davies and Ceri Jonathan
Many many thanks for a fantastic holiday. Everything was so well organised I really cannot speak highly enough of the quality of the tour and the hard work put in by both the Living with the Lions guys and all the volunteers. Mike, Andy, Fleur and Lucy on our tour were simply brilliant. Looking after so many people all doing their own things was not an easy task although you guys made it seem effortless – the hard work behind the scenes made everything go like clockwork. The final Saturday was a day to remember. The general talk was – “well how good was that”. Not just the result but the whole day, simply brilliant. Rob and Bentos were both fantastic as well working so hard to talk with everyone to make everyone’s holiday something special. Once again a big thank you to all and hope to see you all again in four years!!
Many thank and kind regards,
Alasdair and Susanna
Many thanks for an excellent tour to Australia for the Lions 2013. The way all your staff looked after us all and the pre-match parties were fantastic capped off with an amazing boat trip to the final test and of course the win. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned and we shall see you all in 4 years. Again many thanks to all for a fantastic 3 weeks.
Neil and Gaynor Street
Thanks for a great trip to Australia. We can’t emphasise enough how much we enjoyed ourselves and how much we appreciate the effort that you all put in to ensure that it was the holiday of a lifetime. Please pass on our thanks and comments to all the representatives.
With very best wishes
Dave & Anne
Hope you are well and not too jet-lagged! Please pass on our thanks to the team for a thoroughly enjoyable tour. I have travelled with several sports companies before and this was definitely the best experience, particularly in terms of the pre-match entertainment. You may remember my father and I were late additions to the Great Barrier Reef Trip. If you can email,send an invoice we can settle up.
All the best,
On behalf of the Whitby Lads, Ron, Craig, John,Tim and myself I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the Living with the Lions team for a tremendous Lion’s tour! The whole tour surpassed all our expectations and was so professionally organised. This trip of a lifetime proved to be just that!