WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour

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1st TEST OPTION, 13th JUNE – 26th JUNE 2017 (10 NIGHTS)

1 Nights Auckland 3 Nights Rotorua 3 Nights Hamilton 3 Nights Auckland

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: TUESDAY 13th JUNE 2017 – UK/NEW ZEALAND

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour plane4Ensure 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 14th JUNE 2017 – IN FLIGHT

In transit to New Zealand.
Overnight: In Flight
 

DAY 3 – THURSDAY 15th JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND

Arrive into Auckland Airport around lunchtime where you will be met by a LWTL tour manager. Transfer into the city to the 3* Ibis Budget Central for a 1 night stay on a B&B basis. This evening enjoy welcome drinks with your tour host and fellow tourists.
Overnight: 3* Ibis Budget Auckland Central
 

DAY 4: FRIDAY 16th JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND/ROTORUA

After a leisurely breakfast and morning in Auckland check out of your hotel and transfer to Rotorua and to the Princes Gate Boutique Hotel for 3 nights on a B&B basis. Enjoy the remainder of the day familiarising yourself with your new surroundings and spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight: 4* Princes Gate Boutique Hotel
 

DAY 5 – SATURDAY 17th JUNE 2017 – ROTORUA

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour ball4MATCH DAY! MAORI v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Relax in the morning before transferring in the afternoon to Rotorua’s International Stadium for the Lions 5th provincial game. Return transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight: 4* Princes Gate Boutique Hotel
 

DAY 6 – SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2017 – ROTORUA

Enjoy a relaxing ‘recovery’ day! Take the time to explore this intriguing town with its variety of activities and sights. Be sure to visit one of the renowned Geothermal sites with numerous geysers, mud pools and hot pools. Perhaps take the gondola up to Rotorua’s own Luge or experience Zorbing. The Redwood Forest can be recommended for a walk or maybe indulge in a thermal spa under the stars.
Overnight:4* Princes Gate Boutique Hotel
 

DAY 7: MONDAY 19th JUNE 2017: ROTORUA/HAMILTON

This morning check out of your hotel and join your tour party for the coach transfer to Hamilton. On arrival check into the Novotel Hamilton for a 3 night stay on a B&B basis.
Overnight: 4* Novotel Hamilton
 

DAY 8: TUESDAY 20th JUNE 2017: HAMILTON

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour ball4MATCH DAY! CHIEFS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Spend the morning exploring your new surroundings. This afternoon transfer to the Waikato Stadium and enjoy watching The British & Irish Lions take on the Chiefs. Return transfer to your hotel
Overnight: 4* Novotel Hamilton
 

DAY 9: WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE 2017: HAMILTON

After a relaxed breakfast, day at leisure. Excursion options will be available taking in the local sights.
Overnight: 4* Novotel Hamilton
 

DAY 10 – THURSDAY 22nd JUNE 2017 – HAMILTON / AUCKLAND

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Auckland and to the 3* Ibis Budget Auckland Central for 3 nights on a B&B basis.sure in Auckland. Take the time to explore this fabulous city. We suggest a visit to one of the wonderful bays in Auckland.
Overnight: 3* Ibis Budget Auckland Central
 

DAY 11: FRIDAY 23rd JUNE 2017: AUCKLAND

Day at leisure. This is the perfect opportunity to sample the atmosphere as it builds ahead of the opening Test this weekend.
Overnight: 3* Ibis Budget Auckland Central
 

DAY 5 – SATURDAY 24th JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour ball4MATCH DAY! 1st Test Match ALL BLACKS v THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
Enjoy a relaxing morning before transferring to the Official Pre-Match Lions Supporter Village to build up the atmosphere prior to the first Test. Return transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight: 3* Ibis Budget Auckland Central
 

DAY 13 – SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017 – AUCKLAND/UK

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour plane4Check out of your hotel in Auckland and transfer to the airport 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 14: MONDAY 26th JUNE 2017: UK

Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.
END OF TOUR ARRANGEMENTS

 

WHA Red Tour Includes:

  • Guaranteed Official Test Match Ticket & Provincial Match Tickets
  • Return International Flights to New Zealand
  • All coach transfers as per itinerary
  • All airport / hotel transfers. Match transfers in Auckland.
  • 10 nights B&B accommodation as per itinerary
  • Official Lions Pre-Match Supporter Village (1st Test Auckland only)
  • LWTL Merchandise including an Official British & Irish Lions replica shirt
  • LWTL Staff and Celebrities

 

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than where specified
  • All excursions

 

£4445 – per person sharing (Single Supplement: £1395)

 

WHA RED TOUR

AUCKLAND – IBIS HOTEL AUCKLAND CENTRAL, 3* (1 nights from 15th June)

Centrally located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), ibis budget Auckland Central offers modern accommodation with a kitchenette, en suite bathroom and a balcony. Situated just off Queen Street, ibis budget Auckland Central is within easy walking distance of most city centre attractions. Auckland’s Sky Tower is only 200 m away, while Viaduct Harbour is 600 m away. All guest rooms are decorated in a modern style with a fridge, microwave and cooking facilities. Some rooms enjoy great views over Auckland city from the private balcony. Ibis Auckland Central offers easy access to transport including local trains and buses.
LWTL Says: ‘The rooms are basic, clean and tidy. Very much what you would expect from an Ibis Hotel. The hotel does not have a bar or restaurant but couldn’t be any more central giving you a great selection of food and drink only a short walk away.’


 

ROTORUA – PRINCES GATE BOUTIQUE HOTEL, 4* (3 nights from 16th June)

The Princes Gate is a historical, boutique-style hotel in the centre of Rotorua. This classical 4.5-star hotel is opposite the Polynesian Spa and the famous Government Gardens. The hotel has 50 stylish guestrooms and apartments, all decorated in a traditional and classical style. Each room is beautifully furnished with luxurious en suite bathroom and a range of personal toiletries. The larger apartments offer a living area and kitchen facilities. The Princes Gate Hotel, dates back to 1897 and is situated in the historical area of the city. The hotel is only 100 m from the lakefront and city centre and is also within easy reach of the Convention Centre. Property offers three thermally heated pools, a private plunge pool and sauna. Guest laundry facilities are available. There are a restaurant and bar on-site offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also live cabaret dinner shows.


 

HAMILTON – TBA, 4* (2 nights from 19th June)

TBA
 

AUCKLAND – IBIS HOTEL AUCKLAND CENTRAL, 3* (4 nights from 21st June)

Centrally located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), ibis budget Auckland Central offers modern accommodation with a kitchenette, en suite bathroom and a balcony. Situated just off Queen Street, ibis budget Auckland Central is within easy walking distance of most city centre attractions. Auckland’s Sky Tower is only 200 m away, while Viaduct Harbour is 600 m away. All guest rooms are decorated in a modern style with a fridge, microwave and cooking facilities. Some rooms enjoy great views over Auckland city from the private balcony. Ibis Auckland Central offers easy access to transport including local trains and buses.
LWTL Says: ‘The rooms are basic, clean and tidy. Very much what you would expect from an Ibis Hotel. The hotel does not have a bar or restaurant but couldn’t be any more central giving you a great selection of food and drink only a short walk away.’


 

TESTIMONIALS
WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour quotes1I 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!
Gordon Pritchard
 

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour quotes1Just 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
 

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour quotes1Many 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
 

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour quotes1Many 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
 

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour quotes1Hope 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,
Carolyn
 

WHA RED TOUR – 2 Provincials & 1st Test Tour quotes1On 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!
Many Thanks
Bill Bowes
 

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