England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka 2018
The Galle Test Match

The Turtle Tour

31st October – 11th November 2018

The Turtle Tour is a 10-night or 6-night tour taking in the first Test match at the iconic Galle International Stadium… And a few days’ relaxation before the cricket if you choose the 10-night option. You will be based at the Hikka Tranz, a delightful resort conveniently located in nearby town of Hikkaduwa, famous for its beaches and surfing.

** SOLD OUT – PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS FOR THE GALLE TEST **

The Turtle Tour

Tour package includes
  • 10 or 6 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 Venue

Galle

Tour Itinerary

The Turtle Tour

For those Howzat Travellers opting for the ‘Turtle Six’ six-night option, 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 >

 

  • Thursday 1st 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.
    *Note: If you take the 6-night option, your arrival day will be Monday 5th November.
  • Friday 2nd – Monday 5th November
    Days at leisure to enjoy the area and your beach hotel. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.
  • 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
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Bandaranayaka International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

 

International Flights

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire

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
EK2 & EK650
Depart Heathrow: Wednesday 31st October at 1340
Arrive Dubai: Thursday 1st November at 0040
Depart Dubai: Thursday 1st November at 0235
Arrive Colombo: Thursday 1st November at 0825

*Note: If you are on the Turtle Six tour, you will depart on the 4th November.

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK3
Depart Colombo: Sunday 11th November at 0955
Arrive Dubai: Sunday 11th November at 1300
Depart Dubai: Sunday 11th November at 1430
Arrive Heathrow: Sunday 11th November at 1820

Option 2

International Outbound Flights
EK32 & EK348
Depart Heathrow: Wednesday 31st October at 1900
Arrive Dubai: Thursday 1st November at 0550
Depart Dubai: Thursday 1st November at 0745
Arrive Colombo: Thursday 1st November at 1330

*Note: If you are on the Turtle Six tour, you will depart on the 4th November.

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK3
Depart Colombo: Sunday 11th November at 0955
Arrive Dubai: Sunday 11th November at 1300
Depart Dubai: Sunday 11th November at 1430
Arrive Heathrow: Sunday 11th November at 1820

Sri Lankan Airlines ** SURCHARGE MAY APPLY **

Your only direct flight options to Sri Lanka…

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire.

International Outbound Flight
UL504
Depart Heathrow: Wednesday 31st October at 2130
Arrive Colombo: Thursday 1st November at 1245

*Note: If you are on the Turtle Six tour, you will depart on the 4th November.

International Inbound Flight
UL503
Depart Colombo: Thursday 11th November at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Thursday 11th November at 2000

The Turtle Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

Turtle Ten

The Turtle Tour package includes:

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

Accommodation

Hotel

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
(Superior Room)
1st – 11th November (10 nights)
Hotel website

Blue Price ** SOLD OUT – PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS FOR THE GALLE TEST **

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

Turtle Six

The Turtle Tour package includes:

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

Accommodation

Hotel

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
(Superior Room)
5th – 11th November (6 nights)
Hotel website

Blue Price ** SOLD OUT – PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS FOR THE GALLE TEST **

  • £1,599 per person
  • Single supplement available for £325

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

Maldives Paradise Stopovers

Turtle Ten Tour

£1,999 per person
Single sup. £600

Turtle Six Tour

£1,599 per person
Single sup. £325

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