1st Test Tour

GALLE

SRI LANKA v ENGLAND
16TH MARCH 2020 – 24TH MARCH 2020
 

from £1775 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £255)
 
9 DAY TOUR BASED ON:
– 7 nights GALLE area (Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa) 17/03 – 24/03

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Guaranteed Test Match Tickets (Included)
  • Return international flights from London Heathrow Airport with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • 7 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 TEST TOUR

 

TOUR PACKAGE:

– 7 nights GALLE Area (Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa) 17/03 – 24/03

 

2 NIGHT TOUR EXTENSION OPTIONS:

– 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 TEST

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

1st 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 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 / COLOMBO AIRPORT

1st Test Tour plane4Check out of your Galle based hotel this morning and 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
  • 7 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 £1775 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £255)
Based on the Coral Sands Hotel (Galle Test)
 
GALLE HOTEL UPGRADES:

Yara Galle Hotel: £395pp sharing; £620pp sole occupancy
 
2 NIGHT TOUR EXTENSION SUPPLEMENTS:
Eden Resort & Spa: £170pp sharing; £80pp sole occupancy supplement
Thilanka Hotel, Kandy: £250pp sharing: £60pp sole occupancy supplement
Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa: £370pp sharing; £160pp sole occupancy supplement

 

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.


 

TOUR EXTENSION 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.


 

2 NIGHT TOUR EXTENSION OPTIONS:

– 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: EXTENSION

DAY 9: TUESDAY 24TH MARCH – GALLE REGION / TOUR EXTENSION 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 – TOUR EXTENSION OPTION

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 – TOUR EXTENSION OPTION / COLOMBO

After breakfast check out of your room and if beach based, you will transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport in time for your return flight to the UK.
From Kandy, you will transfer this morning to Colombo, with an en route visit to Pinnawela and to the elephant orphanage. Continue to Bandaranaike International Airport for your return flight to the UK
On arrival back in the UK, make your way through Passport control, collect your luggage and clear Customs.
END OF TOUR ARRANGEMENTS

 

2 NIGHT TOUR EXTENSION SUPPLEMENTS:
Eden Resort & Spa: £170pp sharing; £80pp sole occupancy supplement
Thilanka Hotel, Kandy: £250pp sharing: £60pp sole occupancy supplement
Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa: £370pp sharing; £160pp sole occupancy supplement

 

Tour Extensions Includes:

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • 2 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary on B&B basis
  • Local Representation
  • Eden Resort & Spa: Turtle Hatchery visit
  • Kandy: Temple & Cultural Show; visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

 

 

 

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