Located in the South of France, between the Mediterranean coast and the highest mountains in the French Pyrenees; Perpignan is renowned for its rugby heritage, and Living with the Lions have an exclusive pre-season opportunity available for your school.
Home to USA Perpignan, 7 time champions of the French championship, you will be located in 3* accommodation just 10 minutes from the rugby stadium and centre of town. You will have access to top class coaching clinics and training facilities at the USAP Complex and Aimé Giral Stadium. You will also have the opportunity to meet and greet USAP players! Your pre-season training programme will also be combined with 2 rugby fixtures, where you’ll get to socialise and enjoy post-match receptions with your opposition. Stronger UK schools can use this opportunity to play Perpignan’s academy team.
Rugby aside, your tour will also be combined with free time for sightseeing and excursions. You can choose to go mountain biking through the beautiful Pyrenean Mountains area or sea kayaking along the Catalan coast, all with professional instructors.
|£799* – per person sharing|
*Tour package price based on a minimum of 35 paying passengers (tour costs can be provided for alternative numbers.)
**Flights are based on current fares and availability from London Stansted; alternate UK airports are available but a supplement may apply.
RODDY DEANS, Merchiston Castle Rugby Tour to New Zealand, July/August 2016
Our tour to New Zealand was one in which the squad enjoyed immensely and this is in no small part down to the excellent organisational skills of the people at Living With The Lions.
SIMON VINCENT, Tour Leader, Bryanston School Rugby Tour to Canada – July 2016
We all had a great tour and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities laid on. As it turned out there was a nice pace to the tour and the break at the Eco lodge came at a great time. Particularly good from the boys’ point of view were the training sessions at the Molson Stadium and the Tim Horton Stadium, which made a real impact.
JAMIE SHORE-NYE, Director of Sport, City Of London Freemen’s School tour to South America – July 2016
Our Rugby and Hockey tour to South America was fantastic, it was such an amazing destination. The people we met in Chile and Argentina were so welcoming and friendly, and the sport was of a high standard. Our visit to the Iguazu falls capped off an amazing tour, it was a truly spectacular experience that will live long in the memory.”
JAMES WINDEATT, Hull Collegiate School, Sri Lanka Tour July 2016.
This has to go down as the best Sports Tour that the school has ran; not only were fixtures competitive across the board in the five sports that were played, but the life experiences and memories that will remain with the 47 tourists and five members of staff were worth every penny spent. The highlights for the pupils were the Elephant Orphanage, Turtle Sanctuary – especially releasing some babies back into the ocean and the Rainbow Centre.”
JACKIE ATKINSON – Hockey & Netball tour to Sri Lanka, July 2016
LWTL provided a first class professional service for our 2016 hockey and netball tour to Sri Lanka. Communication was clear and punctual ensuring that we remained on top of all the pre tour administration. The ground agents in Sri Lanka were excellent and support when a player was injured was first class. A varied and interesting itinerary was tailored to our requirements with first class accommodation at a very competitive price. A great tour reflecting the attention to detail that LWTL are prepared to offer.
DICKY THOMAS, St Benedicts, Ealing Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka March 2016
Excellent service throughout – Carrie was wonderful! Hiti, our guide, was outstanding – a wonderfully kind, efficient and cultured man. I should like to return to Sri Lanka Easter 2018
KERRI BRADLEY, Dauntsey’s School – Paris 1/2 Marathon March 2016
The weekend was AMAZING! Beyond amazing actually, so thank you lots! All 26 runners completed the race with some excellent times, one of our boys came 2nd in the junior section! Carrie was simply EXCELLENT!
RUTH FETTES, Wellington College – Basketball Tour to Barcelona January 2016
The tour was excellent. It was a great success. We had a great time in Barcelona, many positives and with some tweaking could have been better
RICHIE DAWSON-SMITH, KCS Wimbledon – Hockey Tour to Barcelona December 2015
Excellent, from start to finish everything ran smoothly and all the people I met from LWTL were fantastic.
LUKE GOODMAN – Bristol Grammar School Tour to the Belfast, October 2015
Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for all your organisation that went in to the Belfast trip. It was a fantastic experience for the boys and a perfect mix of competitive sporting fixtures, culture and fun! The itinerary kept us busy and allowed us to maximise the opportunities available. Belfast is a perfect location for this mini-tour and the schools that hosted us were brilliant!
RAY PARK – St Margaret Mary’s College (Australia) Tour to the UK, September 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with Jo from ‘Living with the Lions Sports Travel’ on two occasions, 2013 and 2015, when she expertly organised the UK component of our international sporting tours from Australia. Jo’s understanding of our requirements was clearly evident on both tours. The schools that we visited for fixtures and for billeting were outstanding. The suggested places to visit, things to do and informational tours were also exceptional. Jo’s attention to detail and providing support to me as tour leader whilst in the UK were invaluable. I thoroughly recommend ‘Living with the Lions Sports Travel’ to anyone thinking of organising an international sporting tour. I will most certainly be utilising the services of this company again when we return in 2017.
DAVID GUTHRIE – RGS High Wycombe, Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka, July 2015
“The boys and staff all had a fantastic time, we would recommend Living with the Lions and Sri Lanka to anyone”
CHRIS McCAREY – Belfast Royal Academy, South Africa Rugby Tour, July 2015
The tour was fantastic!! The best I have been on, rugby activities, organisation etc. I would like to thank you once again for all your efforts and please pass on my gratitude to Sue who was also excellent.
MARK HANSLIP – St Edwards School Oxford, Australia Rugby & Hockey Tour, July 2015
All the feedback we have had has been extremely positive. I cannot thank you enough for putting together this tour, which I think is very good value for money and offers the pupils so much to see and do. Thank you for your time, expertise and support in putting together our tour. Overall an amazing and wonderful once in a life time experience.
BRUCE RUSSELL – Fettes College Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka, Easter 2015
This was an exceptional trip, in a beautiful welcoming country, with a perfect blend of difficulty in our matches, played in spectacular stadia of very varying types, including two international venues”
JULIE VELASCO – Thomas’ Clapham Prep School, Hockey Tour to South Africa, March 2015
This is my 5th tour to South Africa and most definitely the best we have experienced.
BEN EVERS – Berkhamsted School, Hockey to Spain, Feb 2015
Thank you again for all your hard work on this tour. It was perfectly organised from start to finish, the matches, were a good standard and we got the balance just about right between activities, practices and matches. I would highly recommend to anybody who might be interested to travel with LWTL
JAMES CLARK – KCS Wimbledon Rugby to Dubai – Feb 2015.
The tour was outstanding!!! We had a great time. Thank you
GAVAN TWINING – Knox Grammar School – Inbound Cricket, July 2014.
Just wanted to let you know that we have had a great time in England. The games were fantastic and well matched for the boys, both juniors and seniors. The service from Living with Lions over here has been awesome. They have called every day and visited us at games several times and had drinks with us on first night. Thanks again for everything and the trip has been great – one of the best we have done!
MICHAEL GRAVES – CANBERRA GRAMMAR SCHOOL – INBOUND CRICKET TOUR, JULY 2014.
I just wanted to say to you both great job and thanks so much for making our trip as wonderful as it was. It was nice to see how the lads went about the Tour and engaged through all the activities you had planned. Also, it was great to see the competitive spirit alive and well amongst them. A big thank you to Jo for organising the logistics of the trip and making it all happen! And to Patrick, thank you yet again for your contribution. We have enjoyed your company and much appreciate your hands on approach. We hope to see you in two years’ time so start organising ahead – we would appreciate the same weather as this year thanks.
DUNCAN SIMPSON – CHELTENHAM COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL – RUGBY TOUR TO BARCELONA 2014
That was quite simply one of the best sports tours I have been on in 13 years. I have been on some slick and polished tours over the years, but this tour was the first one I have been on where the team has felt properly welcomed… The team were fantastic and in particular knew what we wanted from the tour and provided this. The hotel was fantastic, especially the location and there was not one part of the whole tour I would change when we return in 2016.’
NICK MURRAY – COLCHESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL – RUGBY TOUR TO ITALY 2014
Everything went really well…. the organisation from start to finish was first rate and all went really smoothly.. ‘
LUKE GOODMAN – BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL – RUGBY, HOCKEY & NETBALL TOUR TO S. AFRICA 2014
SA was AMAZING, such a great itinerary; kids, staff and parents had such an unforgettable experience and much of that is down to your organisation, so thank you!’
WAYNE MUNRO-SMITH – DONCASTER RFC – RUGBY TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA 2014
Initial contact great and Carrie has been outstanding during the lead up to the tour…LWTL were excellent and highly recommended.’
JOHN TIDBALL – KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL, BATH – RUGBY & NETBALL TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA 2014
The tour structure was excellent and with a few tweaks would have been outstanding. However the fixtures, hosting, weather all added to this and contributed to this being one of the most successful large co-ed tours I have been involved with during my time at KES.’
JONATHAN THOMAS – CHIPPING NORTON SCHOOL – RUGBY & HOCKEY TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA 2014
Extremely impressed with the level of organisation prior and during the tour. Everything was sorted out well in advance and communicated with us at every step – made me feel at ease with the tour.’
GAVAN TWINING – KNOX GRAMMAR SCHOOL – CRICKET TOUR 2014 TO THE UK
Just wanted to let you know that we have had a great time in England. The games were fantastic and well matched for the boys, both juniors and seniors.
The service from Living with Lions over here has been awesome. They have called every day and visited us at games several times and had drinks with us on the first night. Thanks again for everything and the trip has been great – one of the best we have done!”
HAYLEY BARROWCLIFF – LORD WANDSWORTH COLLEGE PARENT – CRICKET TOUR 2014 TO SRI LANKA
Thanks Jo for everything you did this end – I’m sure everyone will tell you how fantastic and successful the whole trip was (we even managed a few wins and given the standard of cricket over there and the climate, this was a fabulous achievement for our players!!).
Many thanks once again”
JONATHAN ARSCOTT – TONBRIDGE SCHOOL – HOCKEY TOUR 2014 TO HOLLAND
Overall a super trip. The best rep I have ever had. Bike tour superb. Matches very good, coach and hotel excellent. Food really good. Driving there was great. I am on to thinking about next tour already!”
ROB SCHILLING – KCS WIMBLEDON – BOYS HOCKEY TOUR 2013 TO BARCELONA
Hi Tom. I just wanted to say thank you to you and Jo for an amazing tour. Can you also forward my thanks to the ground staff & everyone else that helped us. They were amazing throughout. On the whole I thought this was a great tour, the kids loved it and I would be very interested to bring my team back if not every year definitely every other year.”
ALEX McCARDLE – IPSWICH GRAMMAR SCHOOL BRISBANE – BOYS RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO UK
Thanks for everything Jo & Rachel, you’ve been fantastic. Hope we can link up again with future tours”
LUKE GOODMAN – BRISTOL ROYAL GRAMMAR – BOYS RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO NORTHERN IRELAND
The tour has been fantastic – both staff and the boys have loved it all – it’s been an extremely worthy experience for them…”
TOM BUTT – LYCEUM ALPINUM SWITZERLAND – BOYS CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO ANTIGUA, St KITTS & NEVIS
Thanks to all @lwtlsports for an awesome tour to the Caribbean. It was excellent & thoroughly enjoyable for all involved. The service was very good from LWTL with prompt replies to calls and emails”
ANDREW DIGAN – DARAMALAN COLLEGE AUSTRALIA – BOYS RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO THE UK
Tom, I just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks very much for looking after us on Tour. We had a great time.”
RAY PARKS – ST MARGARET MARYS COLLEGE AUSTRALIA – GIRLS FOOTBALL & NETBALL TOUR 2013 TO THE UK & FRANCE
We had the time of our lives. Can I again express my eternal gratitude for the work and personal care that we experienced. I so loved meeting Joanna and Rachel and the fact that you came to our games is a wonderful testament to the quality of the work that you do. As long as I am with SMMC we will always travel with you on our tours to the UK.”
MIKE PYRGOS – BRYANSTON – RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO MALAYSIA & AUSTRALIA
The pre tour preparation and attention to detail was second to none and this included getting visas for over 40 people and helping to prepare our risk assessments. The company also came to school about 6 months before our departure to answer both my questions and those of the parents. Due to circumstances beyond my control some of our boys had to pull out about 3 months before departure due to England call ups and the company took this in their stride and helped me organise replacements and all the complications that arose from this. The tour itself went like clockwork and a lot of time had gone into getting the correct fixtures for us and both the billeting and the hotels were first class. The whole trip went without a hitch and I would thoroughly recommend Living with the Lions to any school wishing to organise a tour of any sort.”
LOUISE CATCHPOLE – CLIFTON COLLEGE – HOCKEY & NETBALL TOUR 2013 TO SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA
A fantastic tour with a brilliant and supportive tour company.”
MARK HANSLIP – ST EDWARD’S SCHOOL OXFORD – RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO ITALY
“Our tour to Italy was a great success and you were very accommodating, cost effective and flexible.”
CHRIS MORGAN – TONBRIDGE SCHOOL – RUGBY TOUR 2013 TO SOUTH AFRICA
“Overall it was a fantastic tour. LWTL were superb in every department. There is not much I would change at all. Ideally the “easier” games would have been slightly tougher.
TREVOR TUNNICLIFFE – LOUGHBOROUGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO SRI LANKA
I just want to thank you for all your efforts which has made this tour very special for all of us. The guide was fantastic and the venues, hotels and arrangements were fabulous. The transport, baggage handling and general courtesy of everyone made the whole experience stress free and very special. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone interested in undertaking a tour in the future.
Congratulations, you have a cracking team!”
KEVIN SHAW – DULWICH COLLEGE – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO ANTIGUA & ST KITTS & NEVIS
First I’d like to thank you for setting up such a great tour. It was an amazing trip to three fabulous islands all with their own distinct characters. All the boys, parents and staff on the trip had a fantastic time and the trip went without a hitch, so many thanks. A truly memorable time for all concerned. Fantastic memories ”
LUKE COLBRON – SYDNEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO THE UK
Carrie was fantastic, very approachable and efficient. Contacted us daily re our tour progress ”
MARK ATKINSON – ELITE CRICKET SYDNEY – CRICKET TOUR 2013 TO THE UK
I just want to say a huge thanks to all of you who helped make the Elite Cricket England tour such a brilliant experience on and off the field.Your efforts Joanna were very much appreciated.”
MARK SHIELDS – BELFAST ROYAL ACADEMY – SRI LANKA, CRICKET TOUR 2013
The tour was outstanding, we appreciate how you accommodated late changes and gave us such a varied and exciting itinerary.”
MARK BAKER, NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL – SRI LANKA, CRICKET TOUR 2013
Fantastic tour, excellent service, personal touch and commitment from Rachel”
EMMA CROZIER, DAUNTSEY’S SCHOOL – PARIS HALF MARATHON 2013
Just to let you know that we had a FABULOUS weekend! So thank you very, very much again Rachel – you did us proud!”
MARK SEMMENCE, RUGBY SCHOOL – INDIA, CRICKET TOUR 2012
Thank you for all your help; the tour was a great success and we would certainly like to talk about our next one”
JAMES CLARK, KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON – UK, RUGBY TOUR 2012
The tour was quality. Thanks. It went very well.”
NICK MURRAY, COLCHESTER ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL – ITALY, RUGBY TOUR 2012
We were very pleased with all aspects of the tour and would certainly use the services of LWTL again.”
LAURA BRODERICK, THE PERSE SCHOOL – HOLLAND, HOCKEY TOUR 2012
We had a fantastic tour with high quality hockey and interesting and fun excursions. I would definitely recommend LWTL to any schools looking for a dedicated and professional tour company who give a personal service. I am already looking forward to planning the next tour ”
SEAN BOYLE, IPSWICH SCHOOL – GOTHIA CUP SWEDEN – JULY 2012
Living With The Lions has been tremendous throughout and the quality and quantity of communication has been first rate.”
IAN SUTCLIFFE, KING’S ELY SCHOOL – NEW YORK, CHOIR TOUR 2012
We had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I would like to thank Jo for all her hard work. The memory will live long all our minds! Thank you.”
GEOFF KIESWETTER, BISHOPS COLLEGE CAPE TOWN – UK CRICKET 2012
I have had only very positive feedback from boys and parents….Thank you for making things so easy for us. It was very comforting knowing that you were just a phone-call away.”
MATT GIBSON, KCS WIMBLEDON – SRI LANKA CRICKET 2012
Thanks to Living With The Lions for organising a faultless tour as well as all our hosts and opponents in Sri Lanka who were hospitable beyond belief and made this tour the success it undoubtedly was.”
BILLY DAVISON & CHRIS GIBBONS, SHREWSBURY HOUSE SCHOOL – RUGBY SOUTH AFRICA 2012
Sincere thanks for the trip, Tom….we had a lot of luck along the way but even so it really was an exceptional tour. Thank you to you and your colleagues. As a whole we would say the trip was outstanding for both the boys and the staff involved.”
MARK RACKHAM, IPSWICH SCHOOL – BROWNS PORTUGAL RUGBY 2011
The tour itself, the services and facilities at “Browns” were fantastic, the only thing that would have improved the tour would have been stronger opposition. Rachel at Living With The Lions was outstanding throughout, always on hand to help solve or answer questions.”
GARETH ROOTS, PERSE SCHOOL – ST LUCIA CRICKET 2011
Thank you for all your hard work and help on the trip, we all enjoyed it immensely and I thought Living With The Lions did an excellent job once again. No complaints from my end!”
It was very successful and I was very impressed with Rachel’s organisation and contact throughout the tour. Many thanks for all you have done and hopefully work with you again in the future.”
STEVE SCHOFIELD, MAIDWELL HALL – ANTIGUA CRICKET 2011
I thought you were all excellent. It was by far the best run tour and as the person in charge, it was the easiest for me. This meant I could focus on the coaching rather than hoping teams turn up – which has been the case in the past. You yourself have been a credit to your company and I will certainly be looking for your help on the next tour.”