1st Test-only - Option 2

Package includes: 

  • Guaranteed Official Test Match tickets for the first test sat with The Barmy Army
  • 7 nights' 3 or 4★ accommodation on an All Inclusive Basis
  • All international flights and all transfers (Flight upgrades available upon request).
  • Barmy Travel Welcome Drinks
  • Exclusive Barmy Travel Tour Shirt
  • Range of optional Excursions to choose from

Highlights 

  • Barmy Travel representatives
  • 1 years Barmy Army membership

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At a glance

1st Test-only - Official Travel Operators

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.

Find out more about your tickets

1st Test-only - Tickets

Tickets

Our packages include those all-important guaranteed official test match tickets to the first of the test matches in the North Stand Lower. 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

1st Test-only - Accommodation

3★ or 4★ Accommodation

Follow the Series around the West Indies with 9 Nights 3★ or 4★ Accommodation in Antigua on an All Inclusive Basis. Room Upgrades are available.

Find out more about your accommodations

1st Test-only - Book with confidence

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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1st Test-only - Venue

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.

1st Test-only - Flights

Flights

Return Virgin International flights from the UK to the West Indies are included, as well as the inter-island flights. Flight upgrades available upon request.

Find out more about your flights

1st Test-only - Social events

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.

1st Test-only - Barmy Travel

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!

1st Test-only - Coach transfers

Transfers

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

1st Test-only - Sightseeing

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

1st Test-only - Barmy travel

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!

1st Test-only - Barmy Travel membership

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.

1st Test-only - Barmy

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 where you can check in for your 7 night stay.

    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 Heathrow to Antigua

    Departs: 
    11.25
    Arrives: 
    16.30 (local time)
    Airline: 
    Virgin
  • 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.

    West Indies vs England - 1st Test

    Days 1-5

  • Day7

    Day at Leisure

    Why not take a day trip to Pigeon Island and Fort Rodney. Climb Fort Rodney to view the relics from the colonial war and take in the spectacular north island views.  If that's not for you, those seeking nothing more than relaxation, Antigua famously has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year so you are sure to find a favourite!

  • Day8

    Depart Antigua

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

    Antigua to London Heathrow

    Departs: 
    18.20
    Arrives: 
    06.35 (+1)
    Airline: 
    Virgin
  • Day9

    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

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

This package comes with a choice of hotel

HotelRatingDouble/TwinSingle 
Hawksbill, Antigua
£3,299pp£4,228pp
THE VERANDAH RESORT & SPA, Antigua
£3,699pp£5,348pp

Hawksbill, Antigua

An all-inclusive adults-only resort set in 37 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, located by a stunning beach. Guests are able to play tennis, windsurf, snorkel and enjoy a boating trip at the hotel, before relaxing and enjoying a rum cocktail at the lively bar. You'll be able to see for yourself why so many visitors enjoy the charming setting of the Hawksbill. Rooms are classically Caribbean with a rustic feel. To guarantee air-conditioning, we recommend considering the upgrade to the beach club rooms.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • All-inclusive resort
  • Fantastic beach location

Features: 

  • Choice of four secluded beaches
  • Swimming pool

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 resort
  • Option to upgrade to Superior Waterfront rooms (+ £225 per person on dual occupancy / + £450 per person on single occupancy)

Features: 

  • 4 restaurants and 4 bars
  • Onsite watersports