It all points to one of the most intriguing Lions tours ever and the cream of 2013 will be roared on by the biggest number of travelling fans in Lions history.
However, there is more to a Lions tour than simply rugby - just ask Colin and Patricia Smith.
The Smith's were in Australia in 2001 and if you want to know what made the experience so special, just listen to their account of a memorable trip on lionstour.com, the website of the Lions' official travel partners.
As Colin and Patricia point out, a Lions tour offers so much more than 80 minutes of rugby - take the chance to discover Australia at your own pace, get away from it all in between the games and combine the ultimate holiday experience with the unique atmosphere generated by thousands of other fans all following the same team - it's a special feeling!
An estimated 40,000 fans will be in Australia and it's now possible to guarantee a place on the tour with Lions Rugby Travel - the Lions' official travel company.
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