Discovery Tour (All Games)

10 matches (including 3 test matches and HK)
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Wed 29th May – In Flight
Depart London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Hong Kong.
 

Thurs 30th May – Hong Kong
Arrive Hong Kong. On arrival in to Hong Kong you will be met and transferred to the Cosmopolitan Hotel for the next four nights.
 

Fri 31st May – Hong Kong
Day at leisure.
 

Sat 1st June – Hong Kong
Match v Barbarians
This is a great opportunity to see the Lions’ first match on tour and enjoy pre-match drinks before the short walk to the stadium. After the game enjoy the buzzing Hong Kong night life.
 

Sun 2nd June – Hong Kong
Day at leisure to explore Hong Kong. Take a trip up Victoria Peak on the cable car, travel on the Star Ferry over to Kowloon or take the bus to Aberdeen Harbour. There is plenty to do in Hong Kong before you even think about the shopping!
 

Mon 3rd June – Perth
After breakfast and a leisurely morning you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Perth. Transfer to the Four Points by Sheraton for the next four nights.
 

Tues 4th June – Perth
Day at leisure to enjoy the lovely surrounds of Perth. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city yet with a feel of spaciousness and a laid back lifestyle. The Swan River meanders down to the bustling seaport of Freemantle whose historic architecture and museums are a window into Western Australia’s heritage. The beaches lining Perth’s Indian Ocean shoreline, meanwhile, make for an altogether ‘free and easy’ Australian city experience.
 

Wed 5th June – Perth
Match v Western Force
Return match transfers are included.
 

Thurs 6th June – Perth
Day at leisure.
 

Fri 7th June – Brisbane
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Brisbane.
On arrival in to Brisbane you will be transferred to the Rendezvous Hotel for the next four nights.
 

Sat 8th June – Brisbane
Match v Queensland Reds
Return match transfers are included.
 

Sun 9th & Mon 10th June, Brisbane
Two days at leisure in Brisbane. Australia’s 3rd largest city boasts a near-perfect climate and all the benefits of a modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle. Brisbane has renewed itself in recent years, and you’ll find both man-made beaches and gleaming glass skyscrapers along the banks of the gently-meandering Brisbane River.
 

Tues 11th June – Newcastle
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Newcastle.
Transfer to the Ibis Hotel for the next two nights. Once you have checked in and settled in you will be transferred to the match in plenty of time for kick-off.
Match v Combined Country
After the match you will be transferred back to the Ibis.
 

Wed 12th June – Newcastle
Day at leisure to explore Newcastle or optional Hunter Valley Wine Tour.
Newcastle is situated 162 kilometres NNE of Sydney and is at the mouth of the Hunter River and is one of Australia’s busiest ports. An excellent vantage point to view the action is to walk along the foreshore promenade and to Foreshore Park.
Revisit Newcastle’s convict past with a visit to the convict-hewn Bogey Hole. Located beneath a rocky prominence, the Bogey Hole gets battered during heavy seas.
 

Thurs 13th June – Sydney
Transfer to Sydney.
On arrival in to Sydney you will check in to the Menzies Hotel for the next four nights.
 

Fri 14th June – Sydney
The day is at leisure to explore.
Sydney is truly a world class city in every sense of the phrase, and its picturesque harbour setting has few rivals. The iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge are the most spectacular sites that stand out on Sydney’s harbour but you will also discover unparalleled dining, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing opportunities.
 

Sat 15th June – Sydney
Match v HSBC Waratahs
For today’s match you will make your own way to and from Moore Park. Due to the multiple public transport options this is the quickest and easiest route to the stadium.
 

Sun 16th June – Sydney
Day at leisure
 

Mon 17th June – Canberra
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up and transferred to Canberra. The journey is approximately 4 hours but you will stop on route in the Southern Highlands town of Bowral. Bowral is known for its boutiques, antique stores and gourmet restaurants. It is also home to the Bradman museum which is dedicated to the achievements of cricketer Sir Donald Bradman. On arrival this afternoon you will check in to the Mercure Hotel for three nights.
 

Tues 18th June – Canberra
Match v ACT Brumbies
You will be transferred to Canberra Stadium in plenty of time for the match and transferred back again after the game.
 

Wed 19th June – Canberra
At leisure.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 358,000 it is Australia’s largest inland city and the 8th largest city overall. Canberra is its own state, Australian Capital Territory. (ACT). The ACT, like Washington D.C, is independent of any state to prevent any one state from gaining an advantage by hosting the seat of Federal power. The site of Canberra was selected for the location as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities.
 

Thurs 20th June – Gold Coast
Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight to Brisbane. On arrival in to Brisbane you will meet up with the Endeavour IV tour and transfer to the Mantra Sun City in Surfers Paradise for five nights.
Welcome drinks this evening where you will meet up with all the other Endeavour IV guests.
 

Fri 21st June – Gold Coast
Day at leisure. Consider taking the excursion to Australia Zoo.
 

Sat 22nd June – 1st Test
1st Test Match – Brisbane
Buses will drive the group into Brisbane in plenty of time to attend our afternoon pre-match parties, just walking distance from the stadium. Buses will return to Surfers Paradise an hour after the end of the match.
 

Sun 23rd June – Gold Coast
At leisure to enjoy the beaches of Surfers Paradise.
 

Mon 24th June – Gold Coast
A final day at leisure or use it to explore the Gold Coast
 

Tues 25th June – Brisbane to Melbourne
Midweek Game v Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne
After checking out of the hotel, you will be taken to the airport for flights to Melbourne in time for the midweek match this evening. Check in to the Mercure Spring St for a 6 nights stay. Pre-match drinks will be served in the hotel before the group will make the short journey, by tram or foot, to the stadium for this evening’s match.
 

Wed 26th and Thurs 27th June – Melbourne
The chance to explore the culturally vibrant city of Melbourne, or take excursions into the surrounding areas. The tennis centre and MCG are popular, as is trendy Church Street, or drive out to the Mornington Peninsula to test its new found fame in world wine.
 

Fri 28th June – Melbourne
The other groups will join you from Cairns today as the excitement builds for the second test tomorrow.
 

Sat 29th June – 2nd Test
2nd Test Match – Melbourne
After breakfast in your hotel, there is time to look around Melbourne ahead of the second test later in the day. Today’s pre-match party will be held at a central Melbourne hotel in the afternoon, leaving a short walk to the
stadium for the game.
 

Sun 30th June – Melbourne
Perhaps with the series in the bag, today could be spent further exploring and taking the tram out to St Kilda for Sunday lunch.
 

Mon 1st July – Melbourne to Sydney
After checkout coaches will take you back to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival you will be escorted to the Menzies Hotel in central Sydney for your seven night stay.
 

Tues 2nd July – Sydney
First full day in Sydney to explore, perhaps take a harbour cruise, walk over the Harbour Bridge or see our Excursions list for further ideas.
 

Wed 3rd July – Sydney
At leisure.
 

Thurs 4th July – Sydney
LWTL Rugby Club Dinner
In the evening you are invited to attend the Living With The Lions Gala Dinner at the Kirribilli Club. This promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment with our celebrity hosts and guest speakers. Coaches will transfer you to the club in good time for the start.
 

Fri 5th July – Sydney
Further time to explore this exciting city, or perhaps get out and see the Blue Mountains or taste wine in the Hunter Valley.
 

Sat 6th July – 3rd Test
3rd Test Match – Sydney
Its going to be a tense day, the last two tours to Australia have both gone to nail-biting finales. To calm your nerves we have arranged to travel to the final test by boat departing from Circular Quay around 3pm and cruising up river to Homebush in plenty of time for the big game. After the match buses will return you to Sydney so you can continue the celebrations.
 

Sun 7th July – Sydney
Take the ferry to Manly or the bus to Bondi for a day of recovery. Follow this with (hopefully) celebrations at one of the city’s wonderful choice of restaurants.
 

Mon 8th July – In Flight
After checking out you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
 

Tues 9th July – Home
Arrive home at London Heathrow or your chosen regional airport
 
* Due to the complexity of the Discovery Tour some minor details may be subject to change.
 

Discovery Tour Includes
  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation throughout, B&B
  • 10 matches (including 3 test matches and HK)
  • Pre-match functions in HK and before the 3 tests and drinks before the midweek game v Melbourne Rebels
  • Return airport/hotel transfers
  • Match transfers where required
  • Welcome drinks in HK with our Endeavour group
  • Gala dinner in Sydney on Thursday 4th July
  • LWTL merchandise

 

Tour Excludes
  • Meals and drinks other than specified
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Australian visa costs

 

£9999 – per person sharing a twin/double room throughout
(Single Supplement: £3695)

 

HONG KONG – COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL, 4*
A stylish, four-star Hong Kong hotel, Cosmopolitan Hotel Wan Chai is conveniently located midway between Causeway Bay’s major entertainment and shopping attractions and the commercial district of Wan Chai. This elegant Hong Kong hotel has a high standard of comfort, personal service and values. As you enter the bright, spacious lobby, complete with marble floors and chandeliers, you are greeted by friendly and courteous staff whose sole aim is to ensure your comfort and enjoyment during your stay.


 

SURFERS PARADISE – MANTRA SUN CITY, 3.5*
Located in Surfers Paradise, the heart of the Gold Coast, Mantra Sun City offers accommodation for couples and families looking for a relaxed beachside getaway. With the beach just one block away and direct access to a variety of local attractions including famous theme parks and casual and fine dining restaurants, you won’t be short of things to do on your holiday.


 
MELBOURNE – MERCURE TREASURY GARDENS, 3.5*
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens is located in the centre of Melbourne, overlooking the Treasury Gardens. It is the perfect place to stay and explore Melbourne attractions like Federation Square, the MCG and Parliament House. 164 well appointed rooms are available, many with Treasury Garden views. The hotel has the Lime Restaurant and Bar on site serving modern Australian cuisine.

 
SYDNEY – THE MENZIES, 3.5*
The Menzies Sydney Hotel is in the heart of the city with famous attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Royal Botanical Gardens all a short stroll away. The hotel also has the luxury of direct rail access to the airport and close accessibility to public transport. It offers an unparalleled standard of personal service in time-honoured tradition. There are 446 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites in a range of styles to suit all guests and five bars/restaurants on site.

 

TOUR FORMS & TOUR EXCURSIONS:
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Choosing Your Tour:
Call us on 020 7223 6650 OR email us at info@livingwiththelions.co.uk and we will contact you with further information, hold your tour place and take your deposit. Once you are happy with your tour we will email you our reservation forms for you to complete and return. Please note that you are not 100% confirmed on our tours until we have received your deposit.
 

Payment Schedule:
Deposit – We will require a £1500 per person deposit on booking.
Interim payment – A further £1500 per person will be due on or before the 1st November 2012. Bookings made after the 1st November 2012 will require payment of deposit and interim payment – £3000 per person.
Final payment – The final balance will be due on or before the 1st April 2013.
 

We accept the following forms of payment:
Debit card, Credit card (1.9% surcharge), Cheque (made payable to Living With The Lions Sports Travel), Online payments (LWTL bank details to be forwarded to clients on request)

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