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British Lions Land of the Long White Cloud Tour

October 23 to November 10
from £3983 pp
New Zealand
New Zealand

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FOLLOW THE LIONS IN 2019

This October see’s the mighty Great Britain Lions play a three match series against the Kiwis and Tongans in New Zealand. It will be the first time Great Britain have played since the home series against New Zealand in 2007, and their first appearance in the southern hemisphere since the 2006 Tri-Series.
The test matches will be as follows:

  • Oct 26  Great Britain v Tonga in Hamilton
  • Nov 2 Triple Header in Auckland
    • Samoa v Fiji
    • Great Britain v New Zealand
    • Australia v Tonga
  • Nov 9 Great Britain v New Zealand Christchurch

Joining us on the tour will be Lions legend Paul Sculthorpe, who will entertain and share stories from his time playing New Zealand and no doubt some commentary on the current game.

We can also arrange extra trips and further travel in the region and beyond. Perhaps you can extend your stay and visit Australia, Fiji or a wealth of other beautiful places around the pacific in the best time to visit the region.

£3983 GBP PER PERSON TWIN SHARE
£5278 GBP SINGLE ROOM

LAND ONLY PRICES
Includes internal flight but not flights to the Southern Hemisphere
£3243 GBP PER PERSON TWIN SHARE
£4538 GBP SINGLE ROOM

Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare Manchester/London-Auckland-Christchurch-Manchester/London
  • Economy class flight Auckland to Queenstown
  • Economy class flights Queenstown to Christchurch
  • All transfer as per itinerary
  • 3 nights 4/5 star accommodation Hamilton including breakfasts
  • 3 nights 4/5 star accommodation Rotorua including breakfasts
  • 4 nights 4/5 star accommodation Auckland including breakfasts
  • 3 nights 4/5 star accommodation Queenstown including breakfasts
  • 3 nights 4/5 star accommodation Christchurch including breakfasts
  • Thermal valley tour Rotorua
  • Fully catered Auckland harbour cruise
  • Ko Tane Maori experience including dinner
  • Category 1 tickets:
    • Great Britain v Tonga – Hamilton
    • Great Britain v New Zealand/Australia v Tonga double header – Auckland
    • Great Britain v New Zealand – Christchurch

Full Itinerary

WEDNESDAY 23/10/19
We fly out of the UK and head down to the Southern Hemisphere and our destination of Auckland

THURSDAY 24/10/19
Transit

FRIDAY 25/10/19
Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to the beautiful, quaint town of Hamilton. This evening we will catch up for a welcome drink.
OVERNIGHT HAMILTON

SATURDAY 26/10/19
Match day and we will transfer to FMG Stadium for the Lions’ first match in the southern hemisphere against Tonga. Post-match we will return to the hotel for a celebratory drink.
OVERNIGHT HAMILTON

SUNDAY 27/10/19
After a hectic time today will be a day of leisure in beautiful Hamilton.
OVERNIGHT HAMILTON

MONDAY 28/10/19
This morning after checking out we will take our coach to one of the world’s most interesting places. Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. There are bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily.
OVERNIGHT ROTORUA

TUESDAY 29/10/19
Today we will experience the wonder of Rotorua when we embark on a thermal valley tour. Here you will encounter bubbling mud, pools of boiling water still used for cooking, and stunning geysers. The Pōhutu geyser is the star of the show.
OVERNIGHT ROTORUA

WEDNESDAY 30/10/19
Our final day in Rotorua is a day of leisure.
OVERNIGHT ROTORUA

THURSDAY 31/10/19
This morning after checking out we head to Auckland New Zealand’s biggest city. Auckland is known as the city of sails and rated the most livable city in the world.
OVERNIGHT AUCKLAND

FRIDAY 1/11/19
Today we will cruise and be entertained on Auckland Harbour and be joined by some of our game’s personalities.

SATURDAY 2/11/19
Match day and today is the planned double header first the Kangaroos v Tonga then the 2nd Test for Great Britain and the Kiwis. We will transfer to and from Eden Park together for both matches.
OVERNIGHT AUCKLAND

SUNDAY 3/11/19
A final day of leisure in the City of Sails
OVERNIGHT AUCKLAND

MONDAY 4/11/19
After checking out we will transfer to Auckland domestic Airport for our flight to another one of New Zealand’s and the world’s most beautiful destinations-Queenstown. Upon arrival we will be transferred to our hotel. Here we will spend 3 magnificent relaxing days in this magic place.
OVERNIGHT QUEENSTOWN

TUESDAY 5/11/19
Day of leisure. Perhaps taking up one of our optional experiences.
OVERNIGHT QUEENSTOWN

WEDNESDAY 6/11/19
Day of leisure. Perhaps taking up one of our optional experiences.
OVERNIGHT QUEENSTOWN

THURSDAY 7/11/19
After checking out transfer to airport for our fight to Christchurch. Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel.
OVERNIGHT CHRISTCHURCH

FRIDAY 8/11/19
A free day prior to our evening Maori Te Kane show including dinner.
OVERNIGHT CHRISTCHURCH

SATURDAY 9/11/19
Match day and the Test between Great Britain and the Kiwis at Christchurch Stadium. We will transfer together to and from the game together.
OVERNIGHT CHRISTCHURCH

SUNDAY 10/11/19
After checking out we will transfer to Christchurch Airport for our flights back to the UK