London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 20, 2013 -- John Taylor is a much loved, well-seasoned rugby commentator, writer and presenter of documentaries. He will bring his own special flavour to the Lions Tour Packages, to those Lions supporters lucky enough to be there. Fondly nicknamed, Basil Brush, this great rugby character, was voted Wales's greatest ever number 7. His extensive accomplishments are impressive both on and off the rugby pitch.
This is John Taylor's 10th Lions tour either as a player, journalist or commentator and it is his 4th time to lead a tour on behalf of Sport Abroad. He is excited about what looks set to be a truly memorable Lions Tour.
What John has to say about it:
"Lions Tours to New Zealand and South Africa have more history but in the modern era you cannot beat a trip to Australia for excitement!
In 1989 the Lions took the series 2-1 with a 19-18 victory in the Third Test and it went to the wire again in 2001with Australia coming from behind to clinch the series with a 29-23 win in the final match.
So, it's honours even and 2013 promises to be another cliff-hanger. I'm betting on another winner-takes-all showdown in Sydney on July 6th."
Fully Escorted Three Test Lions Tour Package From £6,995pp With Celebrity Tour Host John Taylor
From 19th June until 8th July 2013, Lions supporters can enjoy 16 nights across 4 star luxury hotels in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns. The tour includes return flights from London Heathrow, 3 internal flights, return airport to hotel transfers, as well as match day transfers when applicable. This Sport Abroad Lions Tour Package guarantees supporters official tickets to all 3 test matches, as well as official tickets to the Melbourne Rebels Provincial Match.
In addition to catching every moment of the rugby action, whilst getting expert insight from John about what really makes a tour tick, there are off the pitch thrills also. Take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef on 2nd July, which is a great extra included in the price of the package. Other ideas while on tour include wine tasting tours and spending time in the Daintree Rainforest, which is one of Australia's most important natural treasures.
Some of the extras included in the tour are:
Breakfast each day
Welcome reception and drinks with fellow supporters and the Sport Abroad tour team
Exclusive tour merchandise
Great Barrier Reef day trip from Cairns
4 nights at the 4-star Marriott Surfers Paradise Hotel on the Gold Coast
5 nights at the 4-star Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne
3 nights at the 4-star Mercure Harbourside Hotel in Cairns
4 nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel in Sydney
Flights are with Virgin and Etihad Airways.
Enquire by clicking on the link here: Lions Tour Packages 2013.
Contact: Liz Hawkins
TUI Travel Sport
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