India v England - The Eden Tour
The Test Match at Eden Gardens
Witness the Test Match at the legendary Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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Tour package includes:
Seven nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis throughout.
Return, international, economy flights from London Heathrow. UK connections and Business Class upgrades may be available - please contact us to enquire.
Air-conditioned coach transfers - between airports and hotels and between hotels and match venues.
Full services of Howzat Travel tour manager.
Complimentary tour polo shirt.
Tour welcome drink and farewell dinner.
* The flights below are our suggested itinerary for this tour. However, if you wish to explore alternative options, please contact us to discuss.
London Heathrow - with Emirates
4.5* Swissotel, Kolkata
3rd-10th December (7 nights)
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Monday 3rd December
On arrival in Kolkata, you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to your hotel, where you will check in.
Kolkata was the capital of India during the British Raj. Today, it is referred to as the intellectual capital of the country. Some of the best-built buildings in India are the colonial buildings in Kolkata. This makes Kolkata, unlike any other city of India, a unique hub of culture and heritage. There are many monuments dating back to the period of British Raj that are landmarks of Kolkata today and also give the city its pride. From a mere village in the 17th century, Kolkata has become a throbbing metropolis, but unlike Delhi, it is not an ancient city. Like Mumbai and Chennai, it originated largely due to the expansionist ambitions of the European powers, particularly the British Raj.
Rest of the day at leisure...
You are invited to join your tour manager and the rest of your tour group for welcome drinks in the evening. This will be an ideal chance for you to get to know your fellow Howzat Travellers ahead of the first day of the third Test the next morning.
Tuesday 4th December
Day at leisure...
OR suggested sightseeing;
Early morning, visit the Flower Market and then take a boat ride down the Hooghly River. Later return to the hotel for breakfast.
Late morning proceed for a city tour of Kolkata. Visit the Victoria Memorial. Built by Lord Curzon to commemorate the Queen, it houses the memorabilia of the early days of the British Raj with its excellent chronology of the settlement and development of second city of empire.
Later visit the temple dedicated to Kali - the demonic attribute of Parvathi at Kalighat. Drive past Fort William, the Dalhousie Square and the Writer’s Building. Also visit the Missionaries of Charity, the home of the Late Mother Teresa.
Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th December
Each day after breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Eden Gardens to witness the third Test match between India and England. After each day's play, we will return to the hotel.
Monday 10th December
After breakfast and a final day at leaisure, we transfer to Kolkata for your flight home.
Tour Price & Details
Just £1,799 per person, based on two people sharing
Single supplement available for £500*
* If you are a single traveller and are happy to share a room to avoid paying the single supplement charge, there is a very good chance we can pair you up with another traveller. Please let us know if you wish to explore this option - the sooner we know, the better chance we have of finding you a room sharer.
Guaranteed match tickets - provided at cost.
Howzat Travel acquires official match tickets through our established contacts in India. We try and pick the best seats possible for our clients to enhance your experience.
Tickets are sold to you at the same price for which we purchase them. This price may include a small surcharge or admin fee applied by our contact in India. Howzat Travel does not make a profit on ticket sales to this event.
If you decide to obtain your match tickets through Howzat Travel, you will be invoiced separately for them. It is not compulsory to buy your tickets through Howzat Travel, however we strongly recommend you do to guarantee entry to the event and save you trying to obtain tickets when out in India.
Optional suggested city sightseeing (price per person):
Kolkata - £25
Any meals except those specified in the itinerary.
Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities.
Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times.
Individual’s travel insurance.
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