1st & 2nd Test Tour

GALLE & COLOMBO

SRI LANKA v ENGLAND
16TH MARCH 2020 – 01ST APRIL 2020
 

from £2775 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £555)
 
17 DAY TOUR BASED ON:
– 7 nights GALLE Area (Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa) 17/03 – 24/03
– 2 nights OPTION of your choice (Beach resort or Kandy) 24/03 – 26/03
– 6 nights COLOMBO (MT Lavinia Hotel) 26/03 – 01/04

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Guaranteed Test Match Tickets (Included)
  • Return international flights from London Heathrow Airport with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • 15 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary on B&B basis
  • LWTL Q&A Event
  • LWTL Merchandise
  • Welcome Drinks & Tour Dinner
  • LWTL staff

 

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ENGLAND CRICKET TO SRI LANKA – 1ST & 2ND TEST TOUR

 

TOUR PACKAGE:

– 7 nights GALLE Area (Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa) 17/03 – 24/03
– 2 nights OPTION of your choice (Beach resort or Kandy) 24/03 – 26/03
– 6 nights COLOMBO (MT Lavinia Hotel) 26/03 – 01/04

 

2 NIGHT MID-TOUR OPTIONS (3 CHOICES)

– 2 nights Eden Resort & Spa inc Turtle Hatchery 24/03 – 26/03
– 2 nights Kandy (Thilanka Hotel) 24/03 – 26/03
– 2 nights Hambantota (Shangri-La Hotel Resort) 24/03 – 26/03

 

TOUR ITINERARY: GALLE & COLOMBO TESTS

DAY 1: MONDAY 16TH MARCH – UK/SRI LANKA

1st & 2nd Test Tour plane4Arrive at your chosen airport three hours prior to departure where you will check in for and board your international flight.
 

DAY 2: TUESDAY 17TH MARCH – COLOMBO/GALLE REGION

Upon arrival into Colombo you will be met by our local representatives or a LWTL tour leader and transferred to your chosen hotel in the Galle region for a 7 night stay on a B&B basis.
 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH – GALLE REGION

Day at leisure at your hotel. This evening, enjoy welcome drinks with your tour hosts and fellow tourists.
 

DAYS 4 – 8: THURSDAY 19TH MARCH to MONDAY 23RD MARCH – 1ST TEST MATCH, GALLE

1ST TEST MATCH – SRI LANKA V ENGLAND
1st & 2nd Test Tour cricket2You will be transferred to the Galle International Stadium for the 1st Test Match. At close of play you will be transferred back to your accommodation.
 

DAY 9: TUESDAY 24TH MARCH – GALLE REGON / MID-TOUR OPTION

Check out of your Galle based hotel this morning and transfer by road to your next hotel located either by the beach or in Kandy as per your selection. On arrival check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
 

DAY 10: WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH – MID-TOUR BASE

Full day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities and local area. In addition, if based at the Eden Resort & Spa, you will visit a Turtle Hatchery and learn about the conservation process in the local area. If based in Kandy, you will have the opportunity of an included visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth as well as enjoy a Cultural Show.
 

DAY 11: THURSDAY 26TH MARCH – MID-TOUR BASE / COLOMBO

After breakfast check out of your room and if beach based, you will transfer late morning to your hotel for the 2nd Test in Colombo. If in Kandy, you will transfer this morning to Colombo, with an en route visit to Pinnawela and to the elephant orphanage. On arrival in Colombo check into your hotel for six nights on a B&B basis. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
 

DAYS 12 – 16: FRIDAY 27TH MARCH to TUESDAY 31ST MARCH – 2ND TEST MATCH, COLOMBO

2ND TEST MATCH – SRI LANKA v ENGLAND
1st & 2nd Test Tour cricket2You will be transferred to the stadium in Colombo for the 2nd Test Match. At close of play you will be transferred back to your accommodation.
 

DAY 17: WEDNESDAY 01ST APRIL – COLOMBO/UK

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your return flight to the UK – landing back either the same day, or the following morning, depending on your flight schedule. On arrival back in the UK, make your way through Passport control, collect your luggage and clear Customs.
END OF TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
 

Should you wish to extend / alter your stay please do not hesitate to discuss with the team. We are happy to make arrangements that will suit your plans.

 

Tour Includes

  • Guaranteed Test Match Tickets (Included)
  • Return international flights from London Heathrow Airport
  • Coach transfers as per itinerary
  • 15 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary on B&B basis
  • LWTL Q&A Event
  • LWTL Merchandise
  • Welcome Drinks & Tour Dinner
  • LWTL staff

 

Tour Excludes

  • Meals other than where specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

 

from £2775 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £555)
 
Eden Resort Mid-Tour Option:
Based on the Coral Sands Hotel (Galle Test), Eden Resort & Spa & Mt Lavinia Hotel (Colombo Test)
 
GALLE HOTEL UPGRADES:
Yara Galle Hotel: £395pp sharing; £620pp sole occupancy
 
Alternative Hotel – Central Colombo:
Cinnamon Red Hotel: No supplement (NB LWTL staff will be based at the Mt Lavinia)

 

from £2875 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £515)
 
Kandy Mid-Tour Option:
Based on the Coral Sands Hotel (Galle Test), Thilanka Hotel, Kandy & Mt Lavinia Hotel (Colombo Test)
 
GALLE HOTEL UPGRADES:
Yara Galle Hotel: £395pp sharing; £620pp sole occupancy
 
Alternative Hotel – Central Colombo:
Cinnamon Red Hotel: No supplement (NB LWTL staff will be based at the Mt Lavinia)

 

from £2995 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £625)
 
Hambantota Mid-Tour Option:
Based on the Coral Sands Hotel (Galle Test), Shangri-la Golf Resort & Spa, & Mt Lavinia Hotel (Colombo Test)
 
GALLE HOTEL UPGRADES:
Yara Galle Hotel: £395pp sharing; £620pp sole occupancy
 
Alternative Hotel – Central Colombo:
Cinnamon Red Hotel: No supplement (NB LWTL staff will be based at the Mt Lavinia)

 

GALLE

4* CORAL SANDS HOTEL (17th – 24th March 2020)

Coral Sands Hotel is located on Hikkaduwa Beach, just opposite the Marine Park. It offers 2 swimming pools, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. Rooms at the hotel all enjoy great views of the Indian Ocean. Air-conditioned guest rooms come with an attached balcony. The en suite bathroom is fitted with toiletries and hot shower facilities. Some rooms also have a safe and a minibar. Diving and snorkelling facilities are available on site. Guests can enjoy a massage at the Ayurveda Massage Centre. Laundry and ironing facilities are available. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of international dishes.


 

5* YARA GALLE FORT (17th – 24th March 2020)

UPGRADE £395 pp sharing £620 sole occupancy
Set in Galle and with Dutch Church Galle reachable within 60 metres, Yara Galle Fort offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. Featuring a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 400 m from Galle International Cricket Stadium, 700 m from Galle Light house and less than 1 km from Galle Fort. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and room service. The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel every room has a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Guests at Yara Galle Fort can enjoy a continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Galle Fort National Museum, Mahendra Amarasooriya Park and Galle Fort Clock Tower.


 

MID-TOUR HOTELS

EDEN RESORT & SPA, BENTOTA (24th – 26th March 2020)

Eden Resort & Spa provides elegant rooms on the west coast of Sri Lanka, along the golden sands of Beruwela. It features a freshwater outdoor pool, an Ayurveda Centre and 3 restaurants. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Hotel Eden Resort & Spa is situated 96 km away from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport. It provides free on-site parking. Featuring timber flooring, guestrooms are luxurious and air-conditioned. They are well-equipped with satellite TV, a minibar and a private bathroom fitted with both a shower and a bathtub. Garden of Eden, the resort’s main restaurant serves a selection of international dishes, while Temptations offers a fine dining experience in an elegant setting. It also boasts a wine cellar. Enjoy live music over refreshing drinks at Captain’s Deck. Guests can choose from a wide range of personalised services like massage and spa treatments. The resort features billiard tables, a beauty salon and a squash court.


 

THILANKA HOTEL, KANDY (24th – 26th March 2020)

Thilanka is located a 5-minute drive from Kandy Town, and is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hunnasgiriya Mountain and Udawattaekelle Natural Reserve. It offers free parking. The air-conditioned guestrooms offer a private balcony with views of Kandy Lake and Udawattekelle Forest. Each room is equipped with a work desk, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. At Hotel Thilanka guests can enjoy a swim at the outdoor pool or visit the on site shops. Laundry services are available at this hotel. The restaurant serves breakfast buffet dishes, as well as fusion food. Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s bar.


 

SHANGRI-LA GOLF RESORT & SPA, HAMBANTOTA (24th – 26th March 2020)

Overlooking the pristine southern coast of Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort and Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. The resort is home to an 18-hole golf course, an expansive spa and a village that celebrates local Artisans. It also features state of the art fitness facilities, a 30 m lap pool plus an additional freeform pool, and retail facilities. Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa, is a place of personal peace and well-being that features exceptional Chinese and ayurvedic treatments. A 24 hour front desk for all guest inquiries is available for the discerning traveler.Rich and tasteful furnishings have been carefully curated to complement the surrounding natural beauty and local culture. Flat screen TV’s with cable channels, complimentary broadband internet and wifi access is offered in all rooms. A glass-enclosed shower, deep soaking tub, designer bath amenities, plush linens and extra-large towel for your comfort is also provided. The resort offers guests a variety of exquisite dishes. A Sri Lankan restaurant, Bojun Hala; and Sera, which is inspired by the famous hawker stalls of Southeast Asia. Gimanhala and Ulpatha, provide a fine selection of refreshments throughout the day.


 

COLOMBO

MOUNT LAVINIA, COLOMBO (26th March – 1st April 2020)

Featuring a private beach area and a terrace with views of the bay and Colombo’s skyline, Mount Lavinia Hotel offers a relaxing getaway. This colonial-style hotel features a spa and 3 dining options. On Mount Lavinia Beach, the hotel is a 20 minute drive from the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala. Driving from Bandaranaike International Airport takes an hour and 15 minutes. Featuring dark wood furnishings, the air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. The private bathrooms offer a hot shower and Ayurvedic toiletries. Guests can visit the beachfront CocoSpa for a massage, or relax in the outdoor pool while younger guests play in the children’s pool. A gym and game room are available. Other facilities include 24-hour travel desk, a shopping arcade, and a business center. Fresh seafood can be enjoyed at the beachfront restaurant. International buffets are served at The Governors restaurant, while The Terrace offers local and international dishes.


 

CINNAMON RED COLOMBO (26th March – 1st April 2020)

NO UPGRADE – LWTL STAFF WILL BE BASED AT MOUNT LAVINIA
Strategically located in Colombo, Cinnamon red Colombo offers modern and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It features a rooftop outdoor pool and provides complimentary parking on site.The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Liberty Cinema Hall and 900 m from Sri Lanka National Museum. Colombo Town Hall is about 1.2 km away, while Bandaranaike International Airport is accessible within a 1-hour drive. Fitted with carpet flooring, air-conditioned rooms include a wardrobe, in-room safe, a flat-screen satellite/cable TV and sofa seating area. Electric kettle and minibar are also provided. The en suite bathroom comes with towels, hairdryer and shower facility. Operating a 24-hour front desk, friendly staff at Cinnamon red Colombo can assist guests with currency exchange and laundry services. Vending machines are available, while barbecue facilities are offered upon request. The in-house restaurant serves a tasty selection of local dishes for guests to enjoy. After-meal drinks are available at the bar.


 

 

 

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