England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka 2018
Galle & Kandy Test Matches

The Orchid Tour

4th – 19th November 2018

Just fancy the first two Tests? The Orchid Tour is the one for you. Witness the Test matches in Galle and Kandy, two destinations that couldn’t be more different, but are equally appealing. You also have the opportunity to extend your tour at the start with some fantastic cultural sightseeing. Platinum, Royal Blue, Blue and Red tour options available.

Prices from £1,999 per person

The Orchid Tour

Tour package includes
  • 14 nights’ accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 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

Tour Itinerary

The Orchid 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
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Bandaranayaka International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

 

…or extend your time in Sri Lanka by heading to Dambulla/Sigiriya as per the Ceylon Tour itinerary. Please contact us for a quotation.

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

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
EK655 & EK7
Depart Colombo: Monday 19th November at 2205
Arrive Dubai: Tuesday 20th November at 0105
Depart Dubai: Tuesday 20th November at 0310
Arrive Heathrow: Tuesday 20th November at 0710

Option 2

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
EK655 & EK7
Depart Colombo: Monday 19th November at 2205
Arrive Dubai: Tuesday 20th November at 0105
Depart Dubai: Tuesday 20th November at 0310
Arrive Heathrow: Tuesday 20th November at 0710

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: Monday 19th November at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Monday 19th 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: Monday 19th November at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Monday 19th November at 2000

The Orchid Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

Royal Blue

The Orchid Royal 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. Includes access to Howzat Travel special guests.

Accommodation

Royal Blue Hotels

Marriott, Weligama
(Superior Ocean View Room)
5th – 12th November (7 night)
Hotel website

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

Royal Blue Price

  • £2,899 per person
  • Single supplement available for £850

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.

Blue

The Orchid 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 night)
Hotel website

Cinnamon Citadel, Kandy
(Superior Room)
12th – 19th November (7 nights)
Hotel website

Blue Price

  • £2,699 per person
  • Single supplement available for £780

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 Orchid 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 night)
Hotel website

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

Red Price

  • £1,999 per person
  • Single supplement available for £550

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 Orchid 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 night)
Hotel website

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

Platinum Price ** SOLD OUT **

  • £3,999 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,600

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

Cultural Sightseeing & Add Ons

Maldives Paradise Stopovers

Orchid Platinum

£3,999 per person
Single sup. £1,600

Orchid Royal Blue

£2,899 per person
Single sup. £850

Orchid Blue

£2,699 per person
Single sup. £780

Orchid Red

£1,999 per person
Single sup. £550

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