The British & Irish Lions
Living With The Lions Sports Travel
The British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand is over. The series was tied. There are too many highlights to go through but favourites are surely one of the great tries in British & Irish Lions history; the hard-fought series leveller in Wellington and then that 1st half of the final test, which perhaps rank as one of the best halves of rugby ever played. And that was just on the pitch. Off the pitch there was the superb Kiwi hospitality, the amazing landscapes of the Southern Alps, the gala dinner in Queenstown and of course the friends made and the memories that will last forever.
I just wanted to thank you and your team for helping to make our first Lions tour such a fantastic and amazingly enjoyable trip. It was well beyond our expectations and we have such great memories of so much! The rugby, the country the people , the camaraderie and the “hwyl/craic” were just immense. I especially wanted to thank you and the LWTL team particularly Liam ,Brett, Colin, Ellie and Paddy and also Boss Patrick for all the invaluable help they gave us whenever required. Sadly we only met Lorri briefly and wanted to thank her for all the flight arrangements and also for organising our Fiji holiday in what was an excellent quality resort and a brilliant place to relax and unwind in some heat! We also had the good fortune of just bumping into Mako Vunipola and Toby Faletau and in the Hard Rock Cafe in the resort for a fantastic photograph opportunity! Thoroughly enjoyed and sincerely appreciate all the time effort and hassle that goes into organising such a comprehensive schedule. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all. Look forward to catching up with you and the team at a rugby match sometime soon or failing that the next Lions tour in SA or maybe even RWC in Japan!
Andrew & Mary Davies
I hope you have all settled back into things, quite a come down I know from an epic Lions tour. Just wanted to say a Big Thank You to you all at LWTL for organising a great tour. It can’t have been easy trying to keep everyone happy but you did this fantastically. Your attention to detail, good humour, care and support really were appreciated. Please could you pass on my thanks to my Tour leader Paddy, he was brilliant. Smart, organised, considerate and good fun too. Owen likewise. Hope to see them again on future tours. Travelling on my own … yourselves and Paddy in particular got the balance right in ensuring I was included into things yet with the freedom to do my own thing. Rob Jones was an absolute gent, no ego, great stories and always had time for you. Legend and Patrick too, great staff in what is a great company. Trip of a lifetime … although, I hope to see you all again in 2019 for the World Cup!
Many Thanks for a wonderful time in New Zealand. We enjoyed every minute of the trip from the rugby (obviously) to the travelling around, different cities and the craic! I would also like to thank you for the really special second leg you organised for us. Malaysia was AMAZING. The accommodation, the setting, the food, the diving and the weather. It just finished off the holiday perfectly. (I have attached a couple of photos!). So now we are on our way back from Kuala Lumpur, due to arrive in Heathrow in an hour so it will be all go!. I just wanted to make sure that you were all thanked and know just how amazing you all made our holiday. Can you pass a special thanks onto Mark please? As our Rima Red Leader he was exceptional. Thanks and Best Wishes
Jenny & Ian Munro
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!