And while much has been made of the pressure facing the 24-year-old Down Under, he insists he will travel south with a smile on his face.
"Ever since I was appointed captain of the Tour I have been thinking to myself: just enjoy it and give your all on and off the field," Warburton wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
"I desperately want to win the series but I am just really looking forward to getting out there and enjoying it. I really cannot wait.
"I am still relaxed about it all. My parents, my brother and my fiancee Rachel say that they have never seen me so relaxed about a rugby experience.
"People have been saying to me in the last few weeks, "Wow, being captain of The Lions is such a massive thing!" And, yes, it is the greatest honour a rugby union player in Britain and Ireland can receive, but mentally I am preparing for it as I did for the Wales captaincy."
Warburton says the similarities stem from the need to unite a diverse group quickly and cleverly and to then put all that together to perform on the big stage.
And while he admits that the challenges associated with The Lions' captaincy are magnified given the make up of the squad and the heightened lack of preparation time, he insists he feels less nervous about leading The Lions than he did about captaining Wales for the first time two years ago.
"With Wales it is about bringing four regions together, and often when you go into camp you do not know some of the players that well. With The Lions it is about bringing four countries together," added Warburton.
"It is the same process. This is on a bigger scale, but the fundamentals remain the same.
"It was a completely different feeling from when I was first asked to captain Wales. While it is a massive honour to captain your country, this time my reaction was pure joy.
"When I was first made Wales captain I was rather reluctant and nervy. But when Warren Gatland phoned me to ask me to captain The Lions I was just so happy and sure that it was a job I wanted to do and one I knew I could do. There was not one shred of doubt."
So what exactly has Warburton told his troops in the lead up to the three-Test series with the Qantas Wallabies next month?
Well, he's made it to clear to each and every one of them that they all have a role to play, that everyone is equal and that their opinions will be valued and listened to, and he's also reminded them of how fortunate they are to be taking on the baton first picked up by Bob Seddon's Lions in 1888.
"The first thing I said was that any help from the experienced leaders within the group would be much appreciated, but I also emphasised the role the younger players can play too. Just because it is your first Tour does not mean you cannot have a say, and the young players have so much energy it is important for them to be heard as that can drive a team along.
"Basically my speech was about the honour and privilege of being a Lion. None of us should ever forget that, and I do not think we will."