2017 British Lions Tour to New Zealand

2017 British Lions tour to New Zealand
June 1, 2017 Events Worldwide Travel
British Lions Tour 2017 of New Zealand

New Zealand Lions Series 2017
Official Travel Packages


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  • New Zealand
  • 1 June – 8 July, 2017 
  • from AUD$869
  • Official Tours & Packages
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All Blacks Signed Jersey Promotion

Book a place on any of our New Zealand Lions Tours (Follow the All Blacks or Best of New Zealand) for 2017 and receive 1 signed All Blacks Jersey per person!

Valid for Tours booked before 31 December 2016. Sizes to be provided on booking. Not included when booking Packages.

All Blacks Jersey Promotion

Overview


Every 12 years the British & Irish Lions visit New Zealand to face the mighty All Blacks on home soil. For the British & Irish Lions, a team put together based on form from four proud nations, the expectations, anticipation and the camaraderie are second to none. This time the Lions will be taking on New Zealand teams and the All Blacks; currently the best team in the world during their 5 week Tour.

Through Events Worldwide Travel; we can get you there to see all the action unfold LIVE. We have been appointed an Official Reseller for the New Zealand Lions Series 2017 supported by All Blacks Tours. We are proud to be providing Official Tours and Packages for fans from around the globe to enjoy what will be an incredible series. Join us in New Zealand as the Lions face one of their toughest series yet. Read through the Tabs (above) to see our Tours & Packages — then get in touch to start your journey.

Choose from full length escorted Tours, shorter Match Packages, Self-Drive Tours, Hospitality Packages and other options on request. Please note availability is limited and some Packages are already sold out.

Tours


Our Official Tours are the ultimate way to experience this Lions Series with multiple games, exclusive supporter events, experiences, hospitality and amazing scenery/attractions New Zealand is renowned for.

2 x Tours Not Available
1 x Tour Available

Follow The All Blacks – limited spots left

Spend 16 nights following the All Blacks on the road, including exclusive supporter events that provide unique Q&A’s with members of the All Blacks camp, alongside ex-All Blacks and Lions players, unique All Blacks experiences, an evening at a world famous rugby club and specially arranged group dinners mixing with like-minded and passionate rugby fans. As part of your package, you will also receive merchandise, coach and air travel throughout the North Island and 1 Official Category A Match Ticket to all thee Tests PLUS the Hurricanes vs. British & Irish Lions in Wellington and much more! This Tour will sell out quickly.

  • 11,395 pp AUD
  • 16 nights
  • 23 June – 9 July 2017
  • 4 Matches

 

Inclusions:

  • 16 nights accommodation (SKYCITY Grand in Auckland & James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington)
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 x Official Category A match ticket to all three Tests: All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions (Auckland, Wellington, Auckland)
  • 1 x Official Category A match ticket to Hurricanes vs The British & Irish Lions in Wellington
  • Welcome event
  • High quality chartered coach travel throughout New Zealand
  • Return flights between Auckland and Wellington
  • Two group dinners
  • Tour Talk Event including: Q&A with a Guest Speaker (beer, wine, soft drinks & canapés served)
  • Rugby club evening
  • All Blacks on tour experience, including the opportunity to gain a unique insight into how the team prepares in the lead up to the big game
  • Farewell function
  • Official Tour merchandise

A$11,395 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

Game by Game Packages


Official Match Packages are a great way to build your own itinerary around the various regional and city matches of this Lions Series. Ask us to fill in the gaps with the travel services (flights, transfers, car hire, accommodation, tours and more) as you need them. There’s 10 matches across 7 cities with 3 Tests; combine Packages together to make your own itinerary.

10 x Match Packages Available:

GAME 2
7 June, Eden Park, Auckland
Blues vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Adina Hotel or the Grand Millennium, Auckland (Tuesday 6 June & Wednesday 7 June)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official Category A match ticket to Blues vs The British & Irish Lions in Auckland

ADINA: SOLD OUT
GRAND MILLENNIUM: 
A$1,160 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

GAME 3
10 June, AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Crusaders vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Ibis Hotel or Novotel, Christchurch (Friday 9 June & Saturday 10 June)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official Category A match ticket to Crusaders vs The British & Irish Lions in Christchurch
  • Match day transfers

IBIS: A$868 pp
NOVOTEL: 
A$966 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

 

 

GAME 4
13 June, Forsythe Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Highlanders vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation at Distinction Hotel, Dunedin (Sunday 11 June, Monday 12 June & Tuesday 13 June)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official Category A match ticket to Highlanders vs The British & Irish Lions in Dunedin

A$1,159 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

GAME 5
17 June, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Maori All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation at Ibis Hotel, Distinction Hotel or Novotel, Rotorua (Friday 16 June, Saturday 17 June & Sunday 18 June)
  • Official Category A match ticket to Maori All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions in Rotorua
  • Match day transfers
  • Daily breakfast

IBIS: A$969 pp
DISTINCTION HOTEL: $1065
NOVOTEL: 
A$1159 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

 

 

GAME 6
20 June, FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Chiefs vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation at Ibis or Novotel in Hamilton (Saturday 17 June – Tuesday 20 June)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official Category A match ticket to Chiefs vs The British & Irish Lions in Hamilton

IBIS: SOLD OUT
NOVOTEL: A$1,257

Single supplement price is available on request.

GAME 7
24 June, Eden Park, Auckland
All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation (Friday 23 June, Saturday 24 June, Sunday 25 June)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official match ticket to All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions in Auckland (Seating options available)
  • Tour Talk event on Friday night, including Q&A with a guest speaker (beer, wine, soft drinks & canapés served) *
  • Match transfers^

Prices:

MERCURE, AUCKLAND—CAT. B: SOLD OUT
ADINA APARTMENTS (DOUBLE)—CAT. B: A$1,939 pp *
HOTEL PARNELL (TWIN)—CAT. B: A$1,936 pp *
NOVOTEL—CAT. A: A$2,422 pp * ^
SEBELS SUITES (DOUBLE)—CAT. A: A$2,616 pp * ^
STAMFORD PLAZA—CAT. A: A$2,616 pp * ^
THE LANGHAM—CAT. A: A$2,616 pp * ^

Single supplement price is available on request.

 

GAME 8 & 9
27 June & 1 July, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions
& All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation at West Plaza Hotel, Quest Atrium Apartments or Bay Plaza Hotel (Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July)
  • Official Category A match ticket to Hurricanes vs The British & Irish Lions (24 June)
  • Official Category A match ticket to All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions in Wellington (1 July)
  • Tour Talk event on Friday night, including Q&A with a guest speaker (beer, wine, soft drinks & canapés served)

WEST PLAZA: SOLD OUT
QUEST ATRIUM: A$3,538 pp
BAY PLAZA: A$3,538 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

GAME 9 | FLY IN/OUT
1 July, Westpac Stadium Wellington
All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • Same day return Air New Zealand domestic flight from Auckland to Wellington (FF accrual)
  • Official Category A match ticket to watch the All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions in Wellington
  • Return coach transfers from the airport to the stadium

A$1,549 pp

Single supplement price is available on request.

GAME 9
1 July, Westpac Stadium Wellington
All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation (Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July, Sunday 3 July)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official Category A match ticket to All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions in Wellington
  • Tour Talk function on Friday night, including Q&A with a guest speaker (beer, wine, soft drinks & canapés served)
  • Transfers to events and match

Prices:

GRAND MERCURE—CAT. A: SOLD OUT
QUEST ATRIUM—CAT. A: SOLD OUT
QUEST APARTMENTS (DOUBLE): LIMITED, $2,422 pp
JAMES COOK HOTEL: LIMITED, $2,422 pp
ABEL TASMAN HOTEL—CAT. A: SOLD OUT
TRAVELODGE HOTEL—CAT. A: SOLD OUT
NOVOTEL—CAT. A: SOLD OUT

Single supplement prices and longer stay options (4 nights, 6 nights or more) available on request.

GAME 10
8 July, Eden Park, Auckland
All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation at a range of hotels in Auckland (Friday to Monday)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Official Category B or A match ticket to All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions in Auckland
  • Club themed night on Friday evening before the Test *
  • Tour Talk event on Friday night, including Q&A with a guest speaker (beer, wine, soft drinks & canapés served) ^
  • Return group match transfers (hotel to stadium) “

Prices:

MERCURE AUCKLAND—CAT. B: A$1,939 pp *
ADINA APARTMENTS—CAT. B: A$1,939 pp *
HOTEL PARNELL (TWIN)—CAT. B: A$1,939 pp *
CROWNE PLAZA—CAT. A: LIMITED, A$2,130 pp
GRAND MILLENNIUM—CAT. A: SOLD OUT
NOVOTEL—CAT. A: A$2,422 pp ^ ”
CITY LIFE—CAT. A: SOLD OUT
THE LANGHAM—CAT. A: A$2,616 pp ^ ”
SEBEL SUITES (DOUBLE)—CAT. A: A$2,616 pp ^ ”
STAMFORD PLAZA—CAT. A: SOLD OUT

Single supplement price is available on request.

Extra Travel Services


Our Official Tours and Packages cannot be customised, but we can add on extra services pre, post or during any set Package or Tour to enhance your British Lions travel experience;

  • International flights to New Zealand
  • Internal domestic flights within New Zealand
  • Transfers (airport/hotel/stadium)
  • Rental cars and RV’s
  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance (15% rebate when purchasing any Package)
  • Other event tickets & sightseeing tours
  • Hospitality tickets & experiences
  • Customised group packages, tours and itineraries
  • Customised corporate packages, tours and itineraries

To purchase any extras please use our booking form, phone 1300 788 666 or email res@events.com.au 

Campervan Packages are available as self-drive with Jucy Vans (NZ CABANA) — get in touch for more.

About the Event


View the Official fixture

Match schedule for the British Lions Tour of NZ

Date Venue Opposition
Saturday 3 June 2017 Toll Stadium, Whangarei NZ Provincial Barbarians
Wednesday 7 June 2017 Eden Park, Auckland Blues
Saturday 10 June 2017 AMI Stadium, Christchurch Crusaders
Tuesday 13 June 2017 Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin Highlanders
Saturday 17 June 2017 Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua Maori All Blacks
Tuesday 20 June 2017 FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton Cheifs
Saturday 24 June 2017 Eden Park, Auckland All Blacks (1st Test)
Tuesday 27 June 2017 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Hurricanes
Saturday 01 July 2017 Westpac Stadium, Wellington All Blacks (2nd Test)
Saturday 08 July 2017 Eden Park, Auckland All Blacks (3rd Test)

Venue/Host City Information >

Timeline of British Lions >

 

Terms & Conditions


  • Pricing is listed per person in Australian Dollars for twin or double share as standard unless otherwise stated with ‘NZD’.
  • Single supplement pricing is available on request along with triple and quad rooms.
  • Pricing is subject to currency fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Availability is subject to change at anytime.
  • All Tours and Packages when booked are on request until confirmed by email with a confirmation letter and invoice. Live availability is not held.
  • All names must be provided as per passport, airline reissue fees apply for name changes if flights are incorrectly booked.
  • Changes to bookings incur a $100 amendment fee per transaction plus any applicable service changes.
  • To secure any set tour or package a 35% deposit is required — or full payment to lock in exchange rate.
  • Balance payments are due by Monday 20 February 2017. If booking after this date full payment is required to confirm. Balance payments are subject to currency fluctuations up or down.
  • Full payment is required to secure flights.
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting/booking.
  • Full terms are in accordance with All Blacks Tours Terms and Conditions available on request at anytime and Events Worldwide Travel Booking terms available here.
  • Full cancellation applies.
  • There are no refunds for unused services.
  • We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount on retail prices when booking a tour or package with CHI.
  • Set tours and packages cannot be modified in anyway, however extra services can be added to customise your travel experience.

Booking Process

Book online using our booking form, by phoning 1300 788 666 or emailing res@events.com.au.

Once we receive your booking request we will confirm by email with a confirmation letter confirming your services and an invoice. If quoting we will email a written quote with terms and more information.

Extra services are available pre/post or during your set tour or package.

Travel documents containing flight e-tickets, transfer vouchers, merchandise vouchers, hotel vouchers (where applicable) will be emailed at least 2 weeks before departure. Match tickets will be sent by registered post or courier at this time. For tour guests a detailed itinerary will be sent by mail.

Payment methods include direct bank transfer or credit card (fees apply for Visa and MasterCard 2% and American Express 3.3%).

A per booking pre arrival declaration with client details will be submitted to All Blacks Tours as the official rights holders to prevent reselling of match tickets on the black market. All Blacks Tours is a joint venture between NZRFU and STH Group.

Events Worldwide Travel are audited by IATA and accredited by IATA, AFTA, ASTA and IAGTO.

Frequently Asked Questions


This section aims to answer the most commonly asked questions about this event. If you have a question not answered here, please contact us.

 

Ticketing

Can I buy British Lions Tickets by themselves?

No. British Lions Tickets are only available with our Official set Packages and Tours (unless sold out). Lions Series Tickets are not available for individual sale and not available for customer resale.

I've purchased a Package, when and where do I get my tickets?

Tickets will be delivered by courier or registered mail in the lead-up weeks before the event so you will have them in hand before you depart. Travel documents including merchandise and vouchers for travel services (including flight tickets) will be emailed in the few weeks before travel where applicable by our expert travel consultants.

Where are my seats within the stadium?

With our Official Tours and Packages we have Category A or B match tickets as indicated within inclusions. These are some of the best seats in the stadiums. Actual seat numbers are not known until allocation by the event organisers. During booking guests only know which Category their seat is. We then allocate the tickets we receive in booking date order, so the earlier you book, the better your seats from our allocations. Seating maps will be made available here in due course.

What Hospitality options are available?

Hospitality options are available for groups, individuals and businesses on request. Hospitality includes premium seats, special events, food and beverage and other exclusive inclusions.

Do you have Campervan options available?

Yes we have Campervan Tours and self-drive options available on request.

Can I book using my regular Travel Agent?

Unfortunately not this time. We regularly accept Travel Agent bookings on behalf of their clients for 99% of our events, but for this event we are only licensed to sell direct to consumers.

 

Event

Do you have a British Lions match schedule?

Please see ‘The Event’ tab for the schedule or view the official fixture.

Do you have stadium maps?

Stadium maps will be created in due course by the event organisers and posted here.

How do I get to the stadium from my hotel?

Travelling to the stadiums will be easy and efficient. With our Official Tours return transfers are provided and for some Packages transfers are provided. For Packages without transfers; public transport will be available or it will be a short walk from your hotel.

Can I purchase a Package without Flights?

All our Tours and Packages are set, meaning they come with the inclusions listed and cannot be altered. If you’re travelling from Australia (or anywhere else) you can book your own flights to get to New Zealand or you can even book them with us. We offer fantastic airfares and extras like airport – hotel transfers. We can add on extra services to the Packages such as accommodation, transport, other tickets and sightseeing + more.

Who won the last Lions series?

The British Lions Series has been running since 1888 when a 21-man squad visited Australia and New Zealand. Ever since Tours have been held every few years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand on a rotational basis. For the Lions in New Zealand; they last toured in 2005 when New Zealand won the Series 0-3 (Tests). The Lions last toured in 2013 when visiting Australia where they beat the Wallabies 2-1, so this series is shaping up to be tough and exciting.

 

General

What is the climate like in New Zealand at that time of year?

The climate varies a lot throughout the country and within both North and South Islands. For the Tests in Wellington and Auckland the temperature during June/July is on average 12°C with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. It will be cold so we suggest packing with layers and expect rain (18 days of June it rains in Auckland).

What other rugby events do you do?

We can get you to any rugby event on the planet including Rugby League, where we are an Official Travel Agent for the Rugby League World Cup in 2017 amongst many other events including Rugby Sevens.

See more Rugby Union Packages and Tours.

Or get in touch for a customised Package to any event on the planet!

I have a group, can you help?

We are group travel experts and can tailor our Packages and services to suit all group needs with FOC discounts, special flight fares and variations to our standard Packages. Please contact us today to get your group travel started.

What travel services do you offer?

We offer a full suite of travel services such as;

  • Accommodation (4 or 5 star)
  • Flights
  • Transfers and car hire
  • Tickets and tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cruises and other requests

Can I extend my stay longer than your Package dates?

Yes, please ask us when booking; we’ll happily extend your stay before or after the set Packages/Tours.

Are you an Official Travel Agent?

Events Worldwide Travel are an Official Travel Agent for the New Zealand Lions Series 2017, authorised as a reseller by All Blacks Tours.

Why should I choose Events Worldwide Travel?

A little about us…

Events Worldwide Travel since 1993 have been pioneering sports and major event travel in Australia; helping fans travel to the world’s best events in style. With an unsurpassed range of official partnerships with many of the world’s leading events, sporting bodies and organisations; EWT have helped thousands of fans enjoy iconic events such as; The Ashes, Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, Monaco Grand Prix, Hong Kong Sevens, Rugby World Cups, Netball World Cups, Grand Slams and much more.

EWT pride themselves on expert travel and event knowledge, extensive experience, flexibility and attention to detail; ensuring all customers travel with complete confidence. Expert travel consultants are always on hand to customise Packages and Tours with services to meet the discerning needs of modern travellers — get in touch today!

How can I book a Package?

You can book a Package at anytime with our online booking form. You can also email your requirements to us at res@events.com.au or call us during office hours on 1300 788 666.

When is the final balance due for my Package?

We require a 35% deposit with final balances due by 20 February 2017. If booking after this date full payment is required to confirm.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, we recommend Travel Insurance for every travel you undertake. We offer competitive policies and a 15% rebate for customers on our Hong Kong Sevens Packages through CHI or QBE Travel Insurance.

Book your own here or contact a Travel Consultant to discuss the best policy for you.

 

If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

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