England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka 2020
Galle & Colombo Test Matches

The Ceylon Tour

17th March – 1st April 2020

Visit Sri Lanka and witness the entire Test series, taking in the matches in Galle and Colombo. Pre and post tour sightseeing extensions can be added to your tour and a chance to experience Yala & Nuwara Eliya between tests. We strongly advise adding to your time in Sri Lanka to take in some of the countries wonderful cultural highlights and breathtaking sightseeing. Blue and Red tour options available.

Prices from £2,199 per person

The Ceylon Tour

Tour package includes
  • 14 nights’ accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Guaranteed passes for the Test Matches in Galle & Colombo.*
  • The opportunity to enhance your time in with some world-class sightseeing in Yala & Nuwara Eliya.
  • Return, international, economy flights from the UK. Upgrades are available on request.
  • All airport & match 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 and bag.

*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

19th March 2020

Test Match Venues

Galle & 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… click here to see our Pre Tour Sightseeing Extension >

  • Wednesday 18th March – Colombo/Galle
    On arrival at Bandaranayaka International Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your beach hotel, which will be around a three hour journey. 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.
  • Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd March – 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.
  • Tuesday 24th March
    Day at leisure, for relaxation or optional three day excursion to Yala & Nuwara Eliya (see information below). The MCC will be playing the first day of the annual Champion County game vs Essex on this day at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, if you would like to transfer to the ground to watch the first day, please contact us for pricing.
  • Wednesday 25th March
    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.
  • Thursday 26th March
    Day at leisure in Colombo, or take an optional half-day city tour.

Yala & Nuwara Eliya Add-on Option

This is an alternative itinerary for the three days between the two Test matches. See prices below.

  • Tuesday 24th March – Galle/Yala
    After breakfast leave for Yala, en route visiting the stilt fishermen at Weligama (Travelling time approx. four-and-a-half-hours). Check in at your hotel, before visiting the Yala National Park to enjoy a game drive in an open Safari jeep. Afterwards return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
  • Wednesday 25th March – Yala/Nuwara Eliya
    After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya (Travelling time approx. four-and-a-half-hours). Upon arrival check in at your hotel before leaving on a sightseeing tour of Nuwara Eliya driving through ‘Little England’. Afterwards, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
  • Thursday 26th March – Nuwara Eliya/Kandy/Colombo
    After breakfast leave for Kandy, en route visit a Tea Plantation and Factory (Travelling time approx. two-and-a-half-hours). Upon arrival in Kandy, transfer to the railway station to board the Intercity Express Train to Colombo, departing at 3pm. On arrival at Colombo station, at around 6pm, transfer to your respective hotel and pick-up the main tour itinerary.

**PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary entails extensive travel. Please contact us for further information regarding this.**

  • Friday 27th – Tuesday 31st March – 2nd Sri Lanka v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium for the 2nd Test Match between Sri Lanka and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
    One evening during this Test match, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner.
  • Wednesday 1st April
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Bandaranayaka International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

Extend your tour to include unforgettable sightseeing in the North of the island… Click here to see our Post Tour Sightseeing Extension >

Or…

Break up you international journey with a trip to the paradise of the Maldives…  Contact us to enquire >

International Flights

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

Emirates

Equivalent options are available from some regional airports. Surcharges may apply.

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire.

Sri Lankan Airlines

Your only direct flight option to Sri Lanka…

Upgrades may be available – please contact us to enquire.

International Outbound Flights
EK2 & EK650
Depart Heathrow: Tuesday 17th March at 1340
Arrive Dubai: Wednesday 18th March at 0040
Depart Dubai: Wednesday 18th March at 0235
Arrive Colombo: Wednesday 18th March at 0825

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK5
Depart Colombo: Wednesday 1st April at 1005
Arrive Dubai: Wednesday 1st April at 1255
Depart Dubai: Wednesday 1st April at 1545
Arrive Heathrow: Wednesday 1st April at 2015

International Outbound Flight
UL504
Depart Heathrow: Tuesday 17th March at 2040
Arrive Colombo: Wednesday 18th March at 1240

International Inbound Flight
UL503
Depart Colombo: Wednesday 1st April at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Wednesday 1st April 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)
18th – 25th March (7 nights)
Hotel website

Marino Beach, Colombo
(Standard Room)
25th March – 1st April (7 nights)
Hotel website

Blue Price

  • £2,499 per person
  • Single supplement available for £990

Match Tickets

Match tickets are guaranteed but not included in tour pricing at this stage.

Ticket and hospitality options will be available to add to your tour booking in due course.

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

Taj Bentota Resort and Spa, Bentota
(Superior Charm Room)
18th – 25th March (7 nights)
Hotel website

OZO Colombo
(Dream Room)
25th March – 1st April (7 nights)
Hotel website

Red Price

  • £2,199 per person
  • Single supplement available for £790

Match Tickets

Match tickets are guaranteed but not included in tour pricing at this stage.

Ticket and hospitality options will be available to add to your tour booking in due course.

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.

Yala & Nuwara Eliya Add-on

The Yala & Nuwara Eliya Add-on includes:

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

Accommodation

Yala & Nuwara Eliya Add-on Hotels

Jetwing Yala
(Superior Room)
24th – 25th March (1 night)
Hotel website

Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
(Deluxe Room)
25th -26th March (1 night)
Hotel website

Yala & Nuwara Eliya Add-on - Blue Surcharge

  • £250 per person
  • Single supplement available for £50

Yala & Nuwara Eliya Add-on - Red Surcharge

  • £295 per person
  • Single supplement available for £70

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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Ceylon Blue

£2.499 per person
Single sup. £990

Ceylon Red

£2,199 per person
Single sup. £790

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