1st Test Tour – England Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka

Package includes: 

  • 8 nights' 5★ accommodation including breakfast in Galle
  • Return international flights and airport transfers

Highlights 

  • Welcome Drinks
  • Tour merchandise
  • End of Tour Dinner
  • River Safari included
  • Gullivers Representatives
  • English-Speaking guide for all group transfers and excursions
  • Short transfers to the cricket in Galle

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based on 2 sharing
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single supplement +£750pp

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At a glance

Match Tickets

Tickets are not currently included in your package due to the fact that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board have not yet released any details or prices. As soon as this information is available we will advise you of the cost and add these to your package at the cost that they are provided to us at.

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8 Nights' 5★ Accommodation

Bed and breakfast accommodation is included in Galle.

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Return international flights

Flights

International flights are included in your package as per the full itinerary. Flight upgrades are available on a request basis. Should you wish you make your own flight arrangements, a ground-only package is available from £1,699 per person based on 2 people sharing 1 room. (Please note that with all ground only options, airport transfers are not included and the package begins at hotel check-in).

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Coach transfers

Transfers

Coach transfers to and from the airport and hotel are included in your package. Also included are excursion transfers where applicable and daily match transfers.

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Excursions

With Sri Lanka offering so many must-do activities, we have some included some fantastic excursions into your tour.

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Gullivers Social Event

Gullivers Social Events

Join us and your fellow tourists at our welcome drinks function on your first evening in Galle.

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Gullivers Representatives

Gullivers Representatives accompany you throughout your tour offering assistance and advice.

Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Departure day

    Arrive at London Heathrow where you will be met by your Tour Manager to check-in to your flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    Flight from London Heathrow to Colombo

    Departs: 
    20:40
    Arrives: 
    12:40 (next day)
    Airline: 
    SriLankan Airlines
  • Day2

    Arrive Galle

    Arrive in Colombo and transfer to the Amari Galle for an eight night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Settle into the hotel ready to enjoy everything Galle has to offer.

    The Amari Galle is in a great location to access the cricket providing some of the shortest transfer times available being just 5km north of the historic fort. It's beachfront location also provides the perfect place to spend your downtime between busy cricketing days. 

    Amari Galle

    Eight night stay at the Amari Galle

    Welcome Drinks

    Meet with your Tour Manager and the rest of your group and enjoy a drink. It's a great chance to get to know each other and have a relaxed start to the tour.

  • Day3–7

    1st Test Match

    Each morning, transfer via air-conditioned coach to Galle International Stadium for all five days of the first Test. At the end of each day's play, you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

    1st Test Match

    Sri Lanka v England

  • Day8–9

    Days at Leisure

    Days at leisure in Galle.

    On these days, enjoy a rest on one of Sri Lanka's beautiful beaches or exploring the famous fort city of Galle further. You also have the option to join us on our fantastic excursion!

    Please see the excursions tab for more information.

    Wednesday 25 March - Boat Safari

    Depart Hotel at 14:00. Returning at 19:00 (approx).

  • Day10

    Departure Day

    After breakfast, board your transfer to the airport for your flight back to London Heathrow. Please note that the approximate timing for this transfer will be 07:30am. 

    Flight from Colombo to London Heathrow

    Departs: 
    12:50
    Arrives: 
    19:10
    Airline: 
    SriLankan Airlines

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets are not currently included in your package due to the fact that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board have not yet released any details or prices. As soon as this information is available we will advise you of the cost and add these to your package at the cost that they are provided to us at.

Galle International Stadium

1st Test Match, Galle

Venue: 
Galle International Stadium
Capacity: 
35,000

Accommodation

Amari Galle, Galle

Located 5km north of the historic fort city of Galle on Sri Lanka's beautiful southern coast, the Amari Galle is a luxury beachfront resort featuring Indian Ocean facing rooms which are designed to subtly incorporate traditional Sri Lankan culture into their modern finish. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, direct beach access, multiple restaurants, a spa as well as a rooftop bar providing stunning panoramic views across the locality. This hotel is in a perfect location for getting to and from the cricket.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Short transfers to the cricket

Features: 

  • Outdoor pool
  • Direct beach access
  • Ocean view rooms

Extras

Boat Safari & Turtle Hatchery

Included in your package

Enjoy a boat safari on the Madhu River before spending the time learning about the importance of turtle conservation at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. 

Balapitiya - where one could just sit back and observe how ecology and culture combines under the sun! Cut through the clear water of Madu River - a lifeline of Balapitiya - and head towards Kotu Duwa, the small island housing a temple that dates back to ancient Sinhalese kings. Or, sail through tunnels of shady mangroves swaying alongside Madu River - hiding an ecological treasure - to witness the tranquility of this bio-diversity hot spot which boasts of reptiles, mollusks and over 70 species of fresh water fish. Today the region which is strong in observing rural folk life in the island also boasts of cinnamon plantations in abundance.

After this relaxing boat tour, proceed to Kosgoda where you will learn about Sri Lanka's pioneering sea turtle conservation project. Take the time to interact with these magnificent, endangered sea creatures whilst understanding the important work that the volunteers carry out. This visit will also provide you with the fantastic opportunity to release baby sea turtles back to their natural habitat!