1st Test Tour

Package includes: 

  • 8 nights’ 4★ accommodation with breakfast
  • Return international flights plus airport transfers for included flights

Highlights 

  • Barmy Travel welcome drinks reception
  • Exclusive Barmy Travel tour shirt
  • 12 month complimentary First Class Barmy Army Membership
  • Barmy Travel representatives
  • Short transfers to the cricket in Galle

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At a glance

Match Tickets

Tickets are not currently included in your package, but can be purchased as an additional extra. The options and pricing are detailed on our extras tab and have been provided by the appointed ticket agent of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board.

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8 Nights’ Accommodation

4★ bed and breakfast accommodation is included

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Flights

International flights are included in your package as per the full itinerary. Flight upgrades are available on a request basis. Should you wish to make your own flight arrangements, a ground only package is available from £1199pp 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.

12 month complimentary First Class Barmy Army Membership

Barmy Army Membership

All Barmy Travel full tour clients receive a 12 month complimentary First Class Barmy Army Membership as part of their package. Your Barmy Army membership will mean you can purchase tickets for England home matches all in one place, along with discounts and online offers.

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

    Arrive Sri Lanka

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

    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. Bottled water will be provided on transfers. 

    1st Test Match

    Sri Lanka v England

  • Day8–9

    Days at leisure

    Days at leisure.

    On these days, enjoy exploring the beauty of the locality. Rest on the 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

    Departure Day

    After breakfast, board your transfer to the airport for your flight back to London. 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, but can be purchased as an additional extra. The options and pricing are detailed on our extras tab and have been provided by the appointed ticket agent of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board.

Galle International Stadium

1st Test, Galle

Venue: 
Galle International Stadium
Capacity: 
35,000

Accommodation

HotelRatingDouble/TwinSingle 
Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Galle
£1,699pp£2,074pp

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