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1st & 2nd Tests Tour – Option 2

Package includes: 

  • Guaranteed Official Test Match tickets for the first two tests sat with The Barmy Army
  • 15 nights' 3★ and 4★ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis in Antigua and Barbados
  • All international and inter-island flights and all transfers
  • Exclusive Barmy Travel Cricket Evening/Live Podcast
  • Barmy Travel Welcome Drinks
  • Exclusive Barmy Travel Tour Shirt
  • Range of optional Excursions to choose from
  • Ruth Strauss Foundation Charity Day

Highlights 

  • Barmy Travel representatives
  • 1 years Barmy Army membership
  • Barbados Room Rate Levy included

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At a glance

We're Official

Barmy Travel are an Official Licensed Travel Operator of the West Indies Cricket Board for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe for the International Home Series 2022.

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Tickets

Our packages include those all-important guaranteed official test match tickets to the first two of the test matches. The tickets chosen ensure that you are with the Barmy Army in the stadiums enjoying the unique atmosphere and support that the Barmy Army create.

Find out more about the stadiums and entry requirements

3★ and 4★ Accommodation

Follow the Series around the West Indies with 15 Nights 3★ and 4★ Accommodation on an All Inclusive Basis in Antigua and Barbados. Room Upgrades are available.

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Book with Confidence

Book with Confidence knowing that you are travelling with a bonded officially appointed Tour Operator. If your event is cancelled because of the pandemic you will receive a full refund. To find out more about our Book and Travel with Confidence pledge, click the link.

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Conditions for Entry to Venue

To attend the cricket all fans must be double vaccinated as a condition of entry into the grounds, the second dose having been at least 14 days prior to the first match being attended. Fans will be required to show proof of their vaccination status on entry.

Flights

Flights

Return International flights from the UK to the West Indies are included, as well as the inter-island flights.

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Exclusive Barmy Travel Evening/Live Podcast

Hosted by James Gregg, the voice of 'Shackles are off', and with previous guests including Jonathan Agnew, Phil Tufnell, Damien Fleming, Sir Alastair Cook, Steve Harmison, Shaun Pollock, Graeme Swann, George Dobell, Tino Best, Matt Prior and Dan Norcross this is a fantastic opportunity to hear a unique insight into the game in true Barmy Army style.

Barmy Travel Social Events

Join Barmy Travel staff and your fellow members for Welcome Drinks at the start of your trip. You will also have access to the Barmy Army HQs as well as official Barmy Army events and charity nights.

We're Barmy Travel

Choosing Barmy Travel is booking the full experience of touring as a member of The Barmy Army. Access to the events, the HQs, the songs, the atmosphere and the camaraderie of supporting England in the West Indies as part of the Army!

Coach transfers

Transfers

Coach transfers to and from the airports, matches and functions (where required) are all included in your package.

Optional Sightseeing Excursions

To ensure that you can enjoy the West Indies to its fullest and enjoy the sightseeing that you want to do we will be offering a variety of optional excursions - coming soon

Exclusive Barmy Travel Merchandise

An exclusive Barmy Travel Tour Shirt and other Barmy Army merchandise is included in your package helping you to look the part whilst on tour!

Barmy Army Membership

Every Barmy Travel escorted tour package includes a 1 year Barmy Army membership providing you access to various discounts, exclusive Barmy Army events, the opportunity to play for the Barmy Army CC as well as many other benefits.

The Barmy Travel Team

To ensure you have the best possible experience on tour, we have Barmy Travel staff out in the West Indies with you. When travelling on the escorted tour you will be met at the airport by the team, they will be in the stands with you and on hand throughout your trip.

Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Depart UK, arrive Antigua

    After making your own way to the airport, check in/drop your bags off and make your way through customs, then board your flight to Antigua. Travel to Antigua with a negative PCR test taken within 4 days of the flight.

    Upon arrival in Antigua, we will transfer you the to your hotel (approx. travel time is 30 minutes) where you can check in for your 6 night stay on an All Inclusive basis.

    After settling in to your new surroundings join the rest of the group and your Barmy Travel Staff for a Welcome Drink as we look forward to the first test!

    London Gatwick to Antigua

    Departs: 
    09.25
    Arrives: 
    14.15
    Airline: 
    British Airways

    Welcome Drinks

  • Day2-6

    1st Test Match

    It’s finally here! Each morning, jump aboard the Barmy Travel transfer to the match. After an exciting day’s play the coach will return you to your hotel.

    Double vaccinated fans can attend the cricket.

    We’ll take a PCR test ready for Barbados during the test match dates.

    West Indies vs England - 1st Test

    Days 1-5

  • Day7

    Antigua to Barbados

    This morning, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Barbados. On arrival, transfer to your 2nd hotel for a 9 night stay on an all-inclusive basis.

    Antigua to Barbados

    Departs: 
    TBC
    Arrives: 
    TBC
    Airline: 
    TBC
  • Day8-9

    Days at Leisure

    Time to enjoy these days at leisure in Barbados! It’s entirely up to you whether you’d like to relax and make the most of the amazing white sandy beaches or get out and about as you join us on one of our fantastic Barmy excursion options (coming soon). If you prefer to completely make your own plans the resort will be able to make many suggestions for you to get the best out of the island.

    Surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados has something for everyone: the foodie, the explorer, the historian, and the adventurer. It’s pristine beaches, idyllic scenery, delicious food, and friendly population are sure to mean that your experience whilst here is truly unforgettable.

    Optional Excursion

  • Day10-14

    2nd Test Match

    Each morning transfer to the Kensington Oval for all five days of the second test match. At the end of each day's play, you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

    Double vaccinated fans can attend the cricket.

    On Day 2 of this Test - we'll be a hosting a live episode of 'The Shackles are Off' - the popular Barmy Army podcast!

    On Day 3, the Barmy Army will also be hosting a charity party in aid of  The Ruth Strauss Foundation. It is sure to be a great occasion for a great cause!

    West Indies vs England - 2nd Test Match

    Days 1-5

    Day 2- Exclusive Barmy Travel Live Podcast

    The Shackles are Off - Hosted by James Gregg on Day 2 of the Test

    Day 3 - Ruth Strauss Foundation Party

  • Day15

    Day at Leisure

    After the second Test at the Kensington Oval yesterday, enjoy your final day in paradise by spending time and relaxing at your chosen hotel, or by exploring the island one more time.

  • Day16

    Depart Barbados

    Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer by coach to the airport for your flight home.

    Barbados to London Gatwick

    Departs: 
    20.10
    Arrives: 
    08.20 (+1)
    Airline: 
    British Airways
  • Day17

    Arrive UK

    On arrival back into the UK, make your own onward arrangements.

Tickets

1st Test, Antigua

Tickets: 
North Stand Lower
Venue: 
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Capacity: 
10,000

2nd Test, Barbados

Tickets: 
Hewitt and Innis Lower
Venue: 
Kensington Oval
Capacity: 
28,000

Conditions of Entry to Venue

We have been appointed as an Official Tour Operator by Cricket West Indies. Cricket West Indies entry requirements are for fans to be double vaccinated against COVID 19 to enter the venues, with the second dose at least two weeks prior to the first match they attend. Proof of vaccination status will be required at the venue for entry.

Accommodation

Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua

An all-inclusive four-star hotel situated on a long stretch of white-sandy beachfront that boasts turquoise waters and very friendly staff. Guests are also able to swim at one of the resorts three freshwater swimming pools, before enjoying a rum cocktail at one of the numerous bars that the hotel has to offer. Pineapple Beach Club is nearby to local tourist attractions too, including the Devil's Bridge and Indian Town Point rock formations.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • All-inclusive basis
  • Twin on request

Features: 

  • Water-sports and tennis courts
  • Six different restaurants

Barbados Beach Club and Resort, Barbados

With the white sandy beaches on your door step, this all-inclusive hotel in Barbados ticks all the boxes. This hotel offers a range of water sport activities, including sailing and snorkelling, as well as offering an onsite tennis court and water aerobics in the outdoor beachfront pool. If you’re just wanting to enjoy some good food and drink, relax in either of the two hotel restaurants and bar and take in the stunning scenery that only a post card can produce.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • A Barmy Travel favourite!
  • All-inclusive resort

Features: 

  • Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub
  • Speciality Restaurant
  • DJ & Entertainment