1st & 2nd Tests Tour – Sri Lanka

Package includes: 

  • 15 nights’ 4★ accommodation with breakfast in Galle & Colombo
  • Return international flights plus airport transfers for included flights

Highlights 

  • Barmy Travel welcome drinks reception
  • Barmy Travel cricket forum
  • River Safari and Colombo City Tour included
  • Exclusive Barmy Travel tour shirt
  • A year's Barmy Army membership
  • Barmy Travel representatives
  • Short transfers to the cricket in both Galle and Colombo

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£1,999

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£2649pp Single Occupancy price
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At a glance

Match Tickets

Tickets are not currently included in your package as the Sri Lankan Cricket Board have not yet released details or prices. As soon as ticket information becomes available we will contact you to add these to your booking at the cost that they are provided to us.

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15 Nights’ Accommodation

4★ bed and breakfast accommodation is included in Galle and Colombo.

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Flights

International flights are included in your package as per the full itinerary. Business class upgrades are available for £2,149 per person. Should you wish to make your own flight arrangements, a ground only package is available from £1,499pp based on 2 people sharing 1 room. (Please note with all ground only options airport transfers are not included and the package starts from the hotel check in).

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Transfers

Coach transfers to and from the airport and hotel are included in your package. Also included are transfers between locations in Sri Lanka, excursion transfers, and daily match transfers.

Barmy Travel Forum

You are invited to attend the Barmy Travel Cricket Forum in Colombo, where you will be joined by fellow enthusiasts, as well as guests from the world of cricket for a Q&A session on the Test Series so far.

Barmy Travel welcome drinks

Barmy Travel Social Events

Join Barmy Travel staff and your fellow tourists at our Welcome Drinks function on your first evening.

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Sightseeing Options

There are many fantastic sightseeing options to be taken in Sri Lanka. We have handpicked a few of our favourites to enhance your time in this amazing country.

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Barmy travel representatives

Barmy Travel Representatives

Barmy Travel Representatives accompany you throughout your tour offering assistance and advice.

Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Departure day

    Board your flight to Sri Lanka from London Heathrow.

    Flight from London Heathrow to Colombo

    Departs: 
    20:40
    Arrives: 
    12:45 (next day)
    Airline: 
    SriLankan Airlines
  • Day2

    Arrive Unawatuna

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

    Sat on one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, the Calamander Unawatuna will provide you with the perfect balance between rest and relaxation whilst also being within easy transfer distance of Galle International Cricket Stadium. 

    Calamander Beach Unawatuna

    8 night stay at Calamander Beach Unawatuna

    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 match.

    1st Test Match

    Sri Lanka v England

  • Day8-9

    Days at leisure

    Days at leisure in Unawatuna.

    On these days, enjoy exploring the beauty of the locality. Rest on Unawatuna beach and take in the Sri Lankan sunshine, or take a boat out to the nearby coral reef. Alternatively venture across to jungle beach for the perfect picturesque settings. 

  • Day10

    Galle to Colombo

    After breakfast, transfer to Colombo via our excursion to the Madhu river before continuing and checking into the Galadari Hotel for a seven night stay.  

    Located in a thriving district of Colombo, this is the perfect location in from which you can explore more of the capital city. The hotel is also in a great location for your transfers to the R.Premadasa stadium being located only 5km away. 

    Galadari Hotel

    7 night stay at the Galadari Hotel

    Excursion - Boat Safari

    On route to Colombo, we have included a boat safari on the Madhu River before visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery.

  • Day11-15

    2nd Test Match

    Each morning, transfer via air-conditioned coach to R.Premedasa Stadium for all five days of the second Test match.

    On the evening of Day 2 you are invited to our exclusive Barmy Travel Cricket Forum.

    2nd Test Match

    Sri Lanka v England

    Saturday 28 March - Barmy Travel Cricket Forum

  • Day16

    Day at Leisure

    Enjoy your last day in Sri Lanka at leisure. Enjoy another of the country's famous beaches, or join us on our second excursion!

    Excursion - Colombo City Tour (Half-Day)

    See excursions tabs for more information. Included in your package.

  • Day17

    Departure Day

    After breakfast, board your transfer to the airport for your flight back to London.

    Flight from Colombo to London Heathrow

    Departs: 
    13:05
    Arrives: 
    19:00
    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.

1st Test, Galle

Venue: 
Galle International Stadium
Capacity: 
35,000

2nd Test, Colombo

Venue: 
R. Premadasa Stadium
Capacity: 
40,000

Accommodation

Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Galle

Centrally located in the bay of Unawatuna, the hotel features 3 unique pools, a private beach garden, direct access to one of the best rated beaches in the world and also complimentary kayaks for you to further explore the bay and beyond! It's on-site restaurant is also definitely worth a try, specialising in fresh seafood, and serving a mix of locally and internationally inspired, quality dishes.

Features: 

  • Direct access to one of the worlds best beaches
  • 3 unique outdoor swimming pools
  • Impressive seafood restuarant

The Galadari Hotel, Colombo

Presenting sweeping views across the Indian Ocean, the Galadari Hotel is just 350 yards from the Colombo World Trade Centre. The hotel features no less than 8 dining options and also has an outdoor pool and spa providing the balance between the calm and the busy streets of Sri Lanka's bustling capital city.

Features: 

  • Multiple choices of dining options
  • Outdoor pool and spa

Extras

Boat Safari & Turtle Hatchery

Included in your pacakge

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.

City Tour of Colombo (Half Day)

Included in your package

The throbbing metropolis, Colombo - located in the West - is not only the country's commercial capital, but also the turbine that impels above 50% of the national GDP flanking Colombo's fancy urban development effort. Drive along the clean streets edging the crystal white Race Course - horse racing hub in 1893 and World War II airstrip - furnished today with lavish clothing, food and tea boutiques. Feel the buzz surrounding the upcoming inspiration, the Colombo Port City - an offshore city - featuring parks, commercial complexes and even an F1 track! Head along Bauddhaloka Mawatha towards 'Arcade' facing a historic waypost, the Independence Square. Every designer boutique, top-notch cuisine outlet and even the 'walk-over fish tank', have revamped this colonial masterpiece into one of the trendiest shopping and hangout zones in Sri Lanka.