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About Us


Inspired by the inaugural Barmy Army tour of Australia in ’94/95, Living With The Lions Sports Travel was created in 2000 by Patrick Arnold to take a tour group of ‘like-minded’ rugby fans to the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia 2001.

That first tour was a huge success and since then the company has run tailor-made sports supporter tours to rugby, cricket and golf venues all over the world. Over the past 21 years Living With The Lions has grown and diversified, we now also specialise in sports Corporate Hospitality and have a dedicated team working with schools and clubs to organise tailored playing sports tours.


We’re passionate about rugby and we’ll take you to the heart of the action. Having been appointed as Official Agents for The British & Irish Lions Tour 2017 and now Rugby World Cup 2023, LWTL can be trusted to arrange tours for groups of all sizes to all major Rugby Events. 


If you are a cricket fan and a keen supporter of the England team, then our cricket tours are designed to make sure you enjoy the cricket on offer without having to worry about tickets and other travelling formalities. Whether it’s a One Day International at Lords or an Ashes decider in Sydney we love our cricket. We were official tour operators for the Ashes Series 2010/11 & 2017/18 and for the West Indies Tours in 2015, 2017, 2019 & 2022.


Whether sealing the deal for important new business, developing relationships with new clients, or saying thanks to key staff, we know that hospitality is crucial. From internal ‘away days’ to guest hospitality for a key match day or event, our packages are tailored to your needs to ensure every detail is perfect from beginning to end. If you are looking for an organisation that offers complete corporate hospitality services, then look no further than Living With The Lions.


School Tours broaden education, create life-long friends and encourage sporting excellence. We tailor our tours to meet the requirements of your team whether you require 3 weeks of international fixtures or a pre-season training camp. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the key elements which make a great school tour – challenging fixtures, attention to detail, quality accommodation / travel and above all safety. Contact us now for a quote.


If you are a rugby supporter, then it goes without saying that one of our Home Nations rugby tours is a must. Our tours are comprehensive, competitively priced and above all we understand you, the tourist, and put you at the very heart of our tours. Our tours are limited in numbers to ensure we keep the personal and inclusive feeling of our very first tours, so register now!

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Once agreed, prices are guaranteed and we eliminate all exchange rate risk. Only airline prices (over 12 months away) or taxes may vary.

You can relax in the knowledge that your tour is in the hands of experienced staff who meticulously ensure that all elements of the tour run smoothly. Safety checks are carried out on all suppliers and assistance given with risk assessment.

Living With The Lions Sports Travel is fully ATOL bonded ensuring that all our air holiday packages are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad.

We spend a great deal of time and effort selecting good quality suppliers to ensure your tour surpasses expectation. We do not cut corners and work closely with our ground agents all over the world to ensure that you are fully supported at all stages of the tour.

Your own Living With The Lions contact handles all aspects of your tour – initial meetings, quotations, presentations, operations and on-tour support. As a small team we can make quick decisions and pride ourselves on providing a fast & personalised response any queries you may have. We are willing to do things differently if you prefer and are happy to consider any new ideas.

Each of our team members has gained valuable experience at respected companies. Joanna at Gullivers for 8 years, Carrie with Bundu Bashers in South Africa for 10 years and then Edwin Doran for 3 yrs and John has been organising music tours overseas for the last 22 years. As a keen sportsman himself, our MD Patrick Arnold is actively involved in the schools department and loves to get involved at all levels of organisation and implementation.

Over the years we have built up long lasting relationships with our hosts and ground agents overseas. Their ability to arrange access to top class venues and meet ex-internationals, arrange competitive fixtures, organise musical concerts and provide the all-important local knowledge, makes them invaluable to the touring process. Their support, when faced with the unexpected, also gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the tour.

With each tour that we create, new ideas and experiences are added. We can include anything you like – from a basic weekend away through to elephant polo in front of the Taj Mahal. The service you receive from Living With The Lions is bespoke and tailored to your team. You chose your own tour merchandise, sightseeing experiences, music repertoire and standard of opponent. We ensure it all gels together and that every detail has been thought through.


Do not hesitate to give us a call. Our expert team are happy to assist you.