1st & 2nd Tests Tour – Option 3 (Excluding International Flights)

Package includes: 

  • Guaranteed Official Test Match tickets for the first two tests sat with The Barmy Army
  • 15 nights' 4★ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis in Antigua and Barbados
  • All inter-island flights and 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.

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4★ Accommodation

Follow the Series around the West Indies with 15 Nights 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

Inter-island flights between Antigua and Barbados are included in this package. Airport transfers for these flights are also included.

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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 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

    Check in

    Make your own way to The Verandah Resort, where you can check in for your 6 night stay on an All Inclusive basis. Travel to Antigua with a negative PCR test taken within 4 days of the flight.

    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!

    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: 
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    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 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

    Check out

    Check out of your hotel this morning and 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 for 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

THE VERANDAH RESORT & SPA, Antigua

Located amongst Antigua’s beautiful green gardens, overlooking the picturesque Caribbean sea; the Verandah offers cool, spacious suites. You can soak up the sun on two of the white sandy beaches, take part in the group water sports or why not make use of the onsite mini golf course. Afterwards you can immerse yourself in the evening entertainment, where you can enjoy live music by the pool while sipping on a colourful cocktail.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • All-inclusive basis
  • Option to upgrade to Superior Waterfront rooms (+ £200 per person on dual occupancy / + £400 per person on single occupancy)

Features: 

  • 4 restaurants and 4 bars
  • Onsite watersports

Turtle Beach Resort, Barbados

A short walk from St Lawrence Gap this stylish retreat combines Caribbean tranquillity with ‘The Gap’ where diverse cultures meet and merge for a lively evening. Back at the hotel, whether you are dining in style at the Waterfront Restaurant or resting up on your balcony, you’ll never be far from stunning sea views and Bajan hospitality. Set on 1,500 feet of white sand, this contemporary hotel on the South Coast of the island ensures you will be able to relax in peace whilst having plenty to do at your whim. Keep your eyes peeled on the beach for the turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs!

We chose this hotel because: 

  • All-inclusive resort
  • Option to upgrade to Superior Waterfront rooms (+ £100 per person on dual occupancy / + £200 per person on single occupancy)
  • Option to upgrade to Ocean View One Bedroom Suites (+ £450 per person on dual occupancy / + £900 per person on single occupancy)

Features: 

  • Three on-site restaurant and bars
  • Two freshwater swimming pools
  • Beach concierge service
  • Spa services