England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka 2018
All Three Test Matches

The Ceylon Tour

4th – 28th November 2018

Visit Sri Lanka and witness the entire Test series, taking in the matches in Galle, Kandy and Colombo. The Ceylon Tour also includes a few nights in Dambulla/Sigiriya between the second and third tests, where you have the opportunity to take in some of Sri Lanka’s wonderful cultural highlights and breathtaking, epic sightseeing. Pre and post tour sightseeing extensions can also be added if you desire. Platinum, Blue and Red tour options available.

Prices from £2,699 per person

The Ceylon Tour

Tour package includes
  • 23 nights’ accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Guaranteed passes for the Test Matches in Galle, Kandy & Colombo.
  • The opportunity to enhance your time in Dambulla/Sigiriya with some world-class sightseeing.
  • Return, international, economy flights from the UK. Upgrades are available on request.
  • All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
  • Tour welcome drink and tour farewell dinner with special guest.
  • Limited edition lightweight tour polo shirt.
  • Match tickets are guaranteed but not included in the tour price at this stage. Once we know ticket options and pricing, including hospitality options, these will be communicated to you and added to your invoice at cost.

 

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Countdown to Match Day

6th November 2018

Test Match Venues

Galle, Kandy & Colombo

Tour Itinerary

The Ceylon Tour

Why not start your tour with a five-night pre-tour sightseeing extension around the heart of Sri Lanka. Visit four world heritage sites, sample some of the world’s best tea and take-in some of the best views the country has to offer… Read more here >

 

  • Monday 5th November – Colombo/Galle
    On arrival at Bandaranayaka International Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your beach hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and the rest of your group for a welcome drink and an introduction to your tour. This will also be an ideal chance for you to meet your fellow Howzat Travellers.
  • Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th November – 1st Sri Lanka v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to the Galle International Stadium for the 1st Test Match between Sri Lanka and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
  • Sunday 11th November
    Day at leisure, for relaxation or optional three day excursion to Yala & Nuwara Eliya. SEE OPTION HERE >
  • Monday 12th November – Galle/Kandy
    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Kandy, en route visiting the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela. This orphanage is home to around 90 elephants, some of which are babies found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wildlife authorities. We may also get the chance to accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath. On arrival in Kandy, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure.
  • Tuesday 13th November
    Day at leisure / optional sightseeing tour of Kandy / optional visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. SEE OPTION HERE >
  • Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th November – 2nd Sri Lanka v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium for the 2nd Test Match between Sri Lanka and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
  • Monday 19th November – Kandy/Dambulla/Sigiriya
    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Dambulla/Sigirya (50 miles / 2.5 hours). On arrival at your hotel, check in and enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure.
  • Tuesday 20th November
    Day at leisure / optional sightseeing tour. SEE OPTIONS HERE >
  • Wednesday 21st November
    Day at leisure / optional sightseeing tour. SEE OPTIONS HERE >
  • Thursday 22nd November
    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Colombo (100 miles / 4 hours – includes lunch stop). On arrival in Colombo, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure…. or take an optional city tour of Colombo.
  • Friday 23rd – Tuesday 27th November – 3rd Sri Lanka v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground for the 3rd Test Match between Sri Lanka and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
    On the evening of Monday 26th November, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner.
  • Wednesday 28th November
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Bandaranayaka International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

 

…or travel north to some of the most beautiful and well preserved historical sites that Sri Lanka has to offer. What a perfect way to round off an England winning (hopefully) tour by taking in world heritage sites, getting some time on the beach and enjoying the richness of the culture in this fantastic country. Read more here >

International Flights

Please state your preferred flight option as you complete the secure online booking process

Emirates

Equivalent options are available from Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick, Newcastle & Glasgow. Surcharges may apply.

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire

Option 1 ** SURCHARGE MAY APPLY **

International Outbound Flights
EK2 & EK650
Depart Heathrow: Sunday 4th November at 1340
Arrive Dubai: Monday 5th November at 0040
Depart Dubai: Monday 5th November at 0235
Arrive Colombo: Monday 5th November at 0825

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK3
Depart Colombo: Wednesday 28th November at 0955
Arrive Dubai: Wednesday 28th November at 1300
Depart Dubai: Wednesday 28th November at 1430
Arrive Heathrow: Wednesday 28th November at 1820

Option 2

International Outbound Flights
EK32 & EK348
Depart Heathrow: Sunday 4th November at 1900
Arrive Dubai: Monday 5th November at 0550
Depart Dubai: Monday 5th November at 0745
Arrive Colombo: Monday 5th November at 1330

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK3
Depart Colombo: Wednesday 28th November at 0955
Arrive Dubai: Wednesday 28th November at 1300
Depart Dubai: Wednesday 28th November at 1430
Arrive Heathrow: Wednesday 28th November at 1820

Sri Lankan Airlines ** NO LONGER AVAILABLE **

Your only direct flight options to Sri Lanka…

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire.

Option 1

International Outbound Flight
UL506
Depart Heathrow: Sunday 4th November at 1235
Arrive Colombo: Monday 5th November at 0430

International Inbound Flight
UL503
Depart Colombo: Wednesday 28th November at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Wednesday 28th November at 2000

Option 2

International Outbound Flight
UL504
Depart Heathrow: Sunday 4th November at 2130
Arrive Colombo: Monday 5th November at 1245

International Inbound Flight
UL503
Depart Colombo: Wednesday 28th November at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Wednesday 28th November at 2000

The Ceylon Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

Blue

The Ceylon Blue Tour package includes:

Excellent hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. All match transfers in air-conditioned transport and full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Accommodation

Blue Hotels

Amari Galle
(Deluxe Room)
5th – 12th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

Jetwing Lake Hotel, Dambulla
(Deluxe Room)
19th – 22nd November (3 nights)
Hotel website

Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy
(Deluxe Room)
12th – 19th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

Movenpick Hotel, Colombo
(Superior King Room)
22nd – 28th November (6 nights)
Hotel website

Blue Price

  • £3,599 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,250

Match Tickets

Match tickets are guaranteed but not included in the tour price at this stage. Once we know ticket options and pricing, including hospitality options, these will be communicated to you and added to your invoice at cost.

Not Included:

  • 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.

Red

The Ceylon Red Tour package includes:

Quality hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. All match transfers in air-conditioned transport and full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Accommodation

Red Hotels

Eden Resort & Spa, Bentota
(Superior Room)
5th – 12th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

Amaya Lake Resort, Sigiriya
(Superior Room)
19th – 22nd November (3 nights)
Hotel website

OZO Kandy
(Sleep Room)
12th – 19th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

OZO Colombo
(Dream Room)
22nd – 28th November (6 nights)
Hotel website

Red Price

  • £2,699 per person
  • Single supplement available for £900

Match Tickets

Match tickets are guaranteed but not included in the tour price at this stage. Once we know ticket options and pricing, including hospitality options, these will be communicated to you and added to your invoice at cost.

Not Included:

  • 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.

Platinum ** SOLD OUT **

The Ceylon Platinum Tour package includes:

First-class hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour. All match transfers in air-conditioned transport. Full services of a Howzat Travel Tour Manager exclusively for the Platinum group. Includes access to Howzat Travel special guests.

Accommodation

Platinum Hotels

Aditya Resort, Hikkaduwa
(Shanthi Room – upgrade available)
5th – 12th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

Water Garden, Sigiriya
(Deluxe Villa)
19th – 22nd November (3 nights)
Hotel website

Kings Pavilion, Kandy
(Standard Room – upgrade available)
12th – 19th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

Uga Residence, Colombo
(Park Suite – No Twins)
22nd – 28th November (6 nights)
Hotel website

Platinum Price ** SOLD OUT **

  • £5,499 per person
  • Single supplement available for £2,200

Match Tickets

Match tickets are guaranteed but not included in the tour price at this stage. Once we know ticket options and pricing, including hospitality options, these will be communicated to you and added to your invoice at cost.

Not Included:

  • 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.

Bespoke

Didn’t find exactly what you were looking for?

If you did not find exactly what you are looking for within our set packages, please let us know as we are very flexible in organising tailor-made packages to suit your exact requirements.

If you have travelled to Sri Lanka previously and wish to explore alternative options before, after or between the Tests, simply contact us to let us know what you’d prefer to do instead. We will then build your perfect bespoke itinerary.

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Tour Extensions & Add-Ons

Sri Lanka with its jaw-dropping, beautiful scenery is one of those destinations on almost everyone’s list of places they just have to visit, so be sure to enjoy some world-class sightseeing!

Pre Tour Sightseeing Extension

Post Tour Sightseeing Extension

Cultural Sightseeing & Add-Ons

Maldives Paradise Stopovers

Ceylon Platinum

£5,499 per person
Single sup. £2,200

Ceylon Blue

£3,599 per person
Single sup. £1,250

Ceylon Red

£2,699 per person
Single sup. £900

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