England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka 2020
Galle Test Match

The Turtle Tour

17th – 24th March 2020

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, or choose the 6-night option if you would like to add some world-class sightseeing to your tour. You will be based at the Hikka Tranz, a delightful resort conveniently located in nearby town of Hikkaduwa, famous for its beaches and surfing.

Prices from £1,799 per person

The Turtle Tour

Tour package includes
  • 6 or 10 nights’ accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Guaranteed pass for the Test Match in Galle.*
  • 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.

*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

Tour Itinerary

The Turtle Tour

For those taking in the 6-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… click here to see our Pre Tour Sightseeing Extension >

  • Saturday 14th March – Colombo/Galle
    On arrival at Bandaranayaka International Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your beach hotel (approx. two-and-a-half-hours travelling). 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.
    *For those on the 6-night tour – your arrival date will be the 18th March.
  • Sunday 15th – Wednesday 18th March
    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.
  • 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.
    One evening during this Test match, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner.
  • Tuesday 24th March
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Bandaranayaka International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

If you would like to extend your tour to take in a two-night sightseeing trip to Yala & Nuwara Eliya, please  contact us for options and pricing >

Or…

Break up your 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: Friday 13th March at 1340
Arrive Dubai: Saturday 14th March at 0040
Depart Dubai: Saturday 14th March at 0235
Arrive Colombo: Saturday 14th March at 0825

*For those on the 6-night option, your outbound flight will depart on the 17th March.

International Inbound Flights
EK651 & EK3
Depart Colombo: Tuesday 24th March at 0955
Arrive Dubai: Tuesday 24th March at 1300
Depart Dubai: Tuesday 24th March at 1430
Arrive Heathrow: Tuesday 24th March at 1820

International Outbound Flight
UL504
Depart Heathrow: Friday 13th March at 2040
Arrive Colombo: Saturday 14th March at 1240

*For those on the 6-night option, your outbound flight will depart on the 17th March.

International Inbound Flight
UL503
Depart Colombo: Tuesday 24th March at 1305
Arrive Heathrow: Tuesday 24th March at 2000

The Turtle Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

10-night option

The Turtle 10-night option package includes:

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

Accommodation

Hotel

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
(Superior Room)
14th March – 24th March (10 nights)
Hotel website

Turtle Ten Price

  • £2,349 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,000

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.

6-night option

The Turtle 6-night option package includes:

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

Accommodation

Hotel

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
(Superior Room)
18th March – 24th March (6 nights)
Hotel website

Turtle Six Price

  • £1,799 per person
  • Single supplement available for £600

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.

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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Turtle Ten

£2,349 per person
Single sup. £1,000

Turtle Six

£1,799 per person
Single sup. £600

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