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Sri Lanka v England, Test Series Cricketer Tour

Join ITC Sports Travel and celebrity tour host Gladstone Small for a luxury hosted tour to Sri Lanka; a nation of friendly and welcoming people and one of our favourite cricket destinations.

For a sporting holiday which is more than watching ‘the gentleman’s game’, our Cricketer Tours could be just the ticket, offering luxury accommodation, top-level Test tickets and plenty of inspirational activities away from the grounds, you’ll enjoy a fantastic cricket holiday that is sure to exceed your expectations.

England's tour of Sri Lanka 2018

06 - 10 November 
1st Test, Galle

14 - 18 November
2nd Test, Kandy

23 - 27 November
3rd Test, Colombo

Away from the cricket we’ll also be taking in some of Sri Lanka’s other national treasures. Our tour includes a visit to the famed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, sampling tea fresh from the plantation, a visit to the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress and many other exciting extras to create memories to last a lifetime.

Tour includes:

  • International scheduled flights in economy class with Emirates
  • 7 nights at Hikka Tranz, Galle, in a Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, in a Deluxe Room on a half board basis
  • 6 nights at OZO, Kandy, in a Sleep Room on a half board basis
  • 3 nights at Heritance Kandalama in a Superior Room on a half board basis
  • 7 nights at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo, in an Executive Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Celebrity Tour Host Gladstone Small to accompany you throughout the tour
  • Air-conditioned match day transfers
  • Air-conditioned airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned transfers to all ITC Sports functions as stated
  • Evening drinks functions as stated
  • Dutch Fort visit, Galle
  • Tea Factory and Plantation excursion
  • Celebrity-hosted State of Play evenings in Galle & Colombo with canapés, wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Farewell dinner at 8 Degrees on the Lake, Colombo
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise, cricket ticket holder & ITC travel wallet
  • Tour management throughout
  • All taxes and surcharges unless otherwise stated

Not included:

  • Cricket tickets - the charge for tickets will be passed on to you at cost once prices are known
  • Optional excursions
  • Private car transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • All meals and drinks not stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Helicopter & Seaplane transfers are available at an additional cost
  • Room upgrades are available at an additional cost

Price from £5,645 per person, based on 2 sharing

ALTERNATIVE TOUR OPTIONS

For those a little strapped for time and preferring a shorter travel itinerary, we have three fantastic tour options:

OPTION 1 - 03-22 November 2018 (19 nights) - 1st & 2nd Tests

Our first option takes in the First and Second Tests, Galle and Kandy, and includes a 3-night visit to Kandalama in the Cultural Triangle.

Includes: Roundtrip Emirates flights from the UK to Sri Lanka in economy; 7 nights at Hikka Tranz on a bed & breakfast basis; 2 nights at Grand Hotel on a half board basis; 6 nights at OZO Kandy on a half board basis; 3 nights at Heritance Kandalama on a half board basis; airport transfers; cricket match day transfers; Welcome Drinks on arrival, Celebrity-hosted State of Play evening in Galle; Dutch Fort visit; Tea Factory & Plantation excursion. Price from £4,595 per person, based on 2 sharing.

OPTION 2 - 03-19 November 2018 (16 nights) - 1st & 2nd Tests

Option 2 includes stays in Galle and Kandy, to include the First and Second Tests.

Includes: Roundtrip Emirates flights from the UK to Sri Lanka in economy; 7 nights at Hikka Tranz on a bed & breakfast basis; 2 nights at Grand Hotel on a half board basis; 6 nights at OZO Kandy on a half board basis; airport transfers; cricket match day transfers; Welcome Drinks on arrival, Celebrity-hosted State of Play evening in Galle; Dutch Fort visit; Tea Factory & Plantation excursion. Price from £3,895 per person, based on 2 sharing.

OPTION 3 - 10-29 November 2018 (19 nights) - 2nd & 3rd Tests

Our third tour option takes in the Second and Third Tests, in Kandy and Colombo, including a 3-night visit to Kandalama in the Cultural Triangle.

Includes: Roundtrip Emirates flights from the UK to Sri Lanka in economy; 6 nights at OZO Kandy on a half board basis; 3 nights at Heritance Kandalama on a half board basis; 8 nights at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo, on a bed & breakfast basis; airport transfers; cricket match day transfers; Welcome Drinks on arrival, Celebrity-hosted State of Play evening in Colombo; Colombo city tour; Celebratory Farewell Dinner at 8 Degrees on the Lake. Price from £ On Request per person, based on 2 sharing.

To book or to receive further information call our cricket specialists on 01244 355390 or enter your details below.

Download our Sri Lanka v England 2018 brochure here

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Sat
03
Nov

Depart London on your Emirates flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka in economy class.

Sun
04
Nov

Arrive in Colombo (via Dubai). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

Your evening is at leisure.

Mon
05
Nov

Enjoy a relaxing morning in Galle. This afternoon you will visit the Old Dutch Fort, a 'living' UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. The city has many well preserved old Dutch houses, churches and monuments and still retains the air of old Holland.

This evening you will be invited to a drinks reception with your host and fellow guests.

Tue
06
Nov

Sri Lanka v England 2018 - First Test, Day 1
Galle International Cricket Stadium
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Wed
07
Nov

Sri Lanka v England 2018 - First Test, Day 2
Galle International Cricket Stadium
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Today’s cricket action will be followed by our popular State of Play evening, for an entertaining and informal review of the day’s play. Spend a relaxing evening in the company of your host, where previously the likes of John Lever, Michael Vaughan, Gladstone Small and David 'Bumble' Lloyd have been known to offer their expert opinion on the Test Matches.

Thu
08
Nov

Sri Lanka v England 2018 - First Test, Day 3
Galle International Cricket Stadium
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Fri
09
Nov

Sri Lanka v England 2018 - First Test, Day 4
Galle International Cricket Stadium
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sat
10
Nov

Sri Lanka v England 2018 - First Test, Day 5
Galle International Cricket Stadium
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sun
11
Nov

This morning you will begin a scenic transfer to the lush tea country for 2 nights at Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, on a half board basis.

The rest of the day is yours to explore this beautiful region of Sri Lanka.

Mon
12
Nov

Today you will visit a tea plantation and be taken on a tour through the factory where some of the best tea in the world is produced. You will gain first-hand experience on the manufacture of the world-famous pure Ceylon tea.

Tue
13
Nov

This morning you will be transferred to Kandy, the hill country capital, for 6 nights at the stunning OZO hotel on a half board basis. Your evening is at leisure.

For those who wish to explore the fascinating history of Kandy, we can arrange an excursion to the sacred Temple of the Tooth that houses Sri Lanka’s all-important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. (Optional excursion charge applies.)

Wed
14
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 1
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Thu
15
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 2
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Fri
16
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 3
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sat
17
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 4
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sun
18
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 5
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Today’s cricket action will be followed by a pre-dinner drinks reception, with your host and fellow guests.

Mon
19
Nov

This morning you will journey to the island’s Cultural Triangle; an area of historical and religious interest, with several World Heritage listed sites including the medieval city of Polonnaruwa, the famous cave temples of Dambulla and the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, amongst other world-famous attractions.

You will transfer to Heritance Kandalama for 3 nights on a half board basis. Your evening is at leisure.

Tue
20
Nov

Today is free for you to explore the stunning resort of Heritance Kandalama, which is surrounded by rich wildlife, verdant jungle, calm waters and rocky mountains. Alternatively, we suggest the optional tour of Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka and the city known to have been the pinnacle of the country’s Golden Age. (Optional excursion charge applies.)

Wed
21
Nov

Today is a further day at leisure; we suggest the following optional excursions:

Visit the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Sri Lanka’s most recognizable attraction. Your tour includes lunch and beverages. (Optional excursion charge applies.)

An afternoon visit to Minneriya National Park is also available. The park is a mix of evergreen forest and scrub areas, home to grazing elephants and sambar deer and the location of the ancient Minneriya Tank reservoir. (Optional excursion charge applies.)

This evening you are invited to join your host and fellow guests for a pre-dinner drinks reception.

Thu
22
Nov

This morning you will transfer to Colombo for 7 nights' accommodation at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Colombo, a city that combines old world charm with modern skyscrapers. Explore the city’s ancient buildings and temples and visit local gastronomic restaurants.

Fri
23
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Third Test, Day 1
SSC Stadium, Colombo
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Sat
24
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Third Test, Day 2
SSC Stadium, Colombo
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Today’s cricket action will be followed by another fun and informal State of Play function, with special guests.

Sun
25
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Third Test, Day 3
SSC Stadium, Colombo
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Mon
26
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Third Test, Day 4
SSC Stadium, Colombo
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Tue
27
Nov

Sri Lanka v England - Third Test, Day 5
SSC Stadium, Colombo
Roundtrip stadium transfers are included.

Wed
28
Nov

This morning you will be taken on a city tour of Colombo. The tour will include many wonderful sights including temples, mosques and a colourful Oriental bazaar.

You will then be invited to enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your host and fellow guests at 8 Degrees on the Lake, a breathtaking experience on board Colombo’s only floating venue. A live band will entertain as you toast a wonderful tour of Sri Lanka!

Thu
29
Nov

This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Colombo Airport for your flight back to London with Emirates in economy class.

Arrangements conclude.

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

The home of music, vibrant colours and crashing waves. Hikkaduwa
has forever been known as Sri Lanka’s party central and at Hikka
Tranz by Cinnamon we bring the best of it, blended with comfort to give you a stay by the sea that’s bound to be an experience of a lifetime.

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel is on Nuwara Eliya Hill, adjacent to the Nuwar Eliya
Golf Course. Surrounded by tropical greenery and enjoying cool
climates, it features 2 restaurants, a shopping arcade and a gym.
Guests can relax in the sauna, or play a round of golf. International dishes are served at Barnes Hall, while Grand Indian Restaurant offers specialties from North and South India.

OZO Kandy

The location of Ozo offers stunning views over the mist-covered mountains. Where hill country meets' heritage city, just minutes from the renowned Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic).

Heritance Kandalama Hotel

Heritance Kandalama sits with its back to the Kandalama rock and its
front gazing over placid waters of the Kandalama tank. Poised regally,
it surveys the rich wildlife that visits its precincts. Located amidst
verdant jungle, calm waters and Rocky Mountains, it offers a holiday
where one can wake up to bird calls, stunning vistas, profuse foliage
and absolute luxury. Heritance Kandalama is flanked by two UNSCO
world heritage sites – the 1st century Dambulla rock temple and
5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress. And it also has its share of
undisputed worldwide recognition.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Like many capital cities in developing countries Colombo is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood, yet in other parts the old world charm is retained. A 100-year-old clock tower and several British-built colonial buildings are still to be seen in the city. The Pettah bazaar is a where one can shop for bargains, a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent and the Colombo museum are some of the places of interest.

From £5,645 per person
based on 2 sharing

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