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Lions tours to South Africa with Tigers Events

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Rugby fans everywhere are eagerly anticipating the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

This incredible sporting occasion happens only every four years and for many it cannot come soon enough. It is a spectacular sight, with thousands of red shirts making their way from city to city in support of this great team, and with the stunning scenery as its backdrop, this is an occasion not to be missed.

The world champions will offer the sternest test to a Lions team looking to bury the memories of the series defeat in New Zealand in 2005.

Some of the most memorable matches in the Lions’ rich history have come from games against the Springboks, including the victorious tour in ’97 captained by Martin Johnson and coached by Ian McGeechan.

McGeechan, taking charge of the Lions for a record fourth time, is determined to restore the tourists' unique ethos and has outlined the back-to-basics approach that he hopes can inspire the Lions to a series victory.
With a wealth of experience touring the rugby world, Tigers Events offer you a series of tours from which to choose and all will have the unique atmosphere that makes our guests feel part of a genuine rugby tour.

Managed by people who know and love the game, and hosted by some of the players who have achieved the greatest accolades in rugby and are true ‘Lions’, you can be part of this likeminded group of rugby travelers. As always with Tigers Events, we can guarantee memories and friendships that will last forever.

Examples of our tours are as follows:

A South African Journey
A three-Test tour running from June 18 to July 7, taking in the cities of Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria and finally Johannesburg. 
The tour includes a three-night stay in Livingstone so you will get the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, and three nights in the famous Sun City resort, aptly named ‘Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure’. 
With direct Virgin flights and some exceptional accommodation, this trip of 19 nights starts at £5,295.

The Lions Experience
This two-Test package runs from June 25 to July 6, taking in the second Test in Pretoria and the final Test in Johannesburg.
You will enjoy three nights in Johannesburg, three nights in Livingstone and two nights in Sun City before travelling back to Johannesburg for your final night. 
 Flights are direct to and from Johannesburg and this 11-night trip starts at £3,995.

The Ultimate Adventure
Offering the ultimate in rugby travel and hospitality, this tour also takes in the second and third Tests. 
With business class flights to and from South Africa, accommodation in three hotels which feature in ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ publication, privately-chartered internal flights and a stay at the Elephant Valley Lodge in Botswana, guests can enjoy the very best that South Africa has to offer. There is ample opportunity for viewing the stunning and varied wildlife on open vehicle safaris and river cruises. 
This amazing 11-night experience will be available from £9,995.

Some slight amendments to the itineraries are possible.

This gives just a taste of what we are offering, but for more details about these or other tours to South Africa, please contact Richard Garner on 0116 217 1316 or by email to [email protected]