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    England’s Test Tour to Sri Lanka
    23 March to 2 April 2012

    Tour Price      
    ItineraryNights HotelTour Price
    Ahungalla(Galle) 9 nights Heritance Ahungalla (RB) OR £2,625
    Beruwela (Galle) 9 nights Eden Resort & Spa £2,075

    Tour Price is per person based on sharing a twin/double room on a bed & breakfast basis.

    Single Traveller Supplement: Heritance Ahungalla £995,  Eden Resort & Spa £455


    Hotel Options


    The ancient fortified city of Galle is a town with a compelling history and melting-pot culture. Savour the delightful golden beaches of the south coast whilst enjoying top cricket action at one of the most picturesque grounds in world cricket, backed on two sides by the Indian Ocean and in the shadow of the Dutch Fort.


    Fri 23 Mar    Heathrow / Colombo

    Depart Heathrow Terminal 4 on your Jet Airways flight via Mumbai to Sri Lanka.


    Sat 24 Mar   Colombo / Galle

    Upon arrival at Bandaranayake International Airport you will be met and transferred by luxury air conditioned coach to your chosen hotel for the Galle Test – Eden Resort & Spa or Heritance Ahungalla, where your room will be available for immediate check-in. Make the most of today and relax and acclimatise to your new surroundings around your beautiful hotel pool.

    Tonight's 'Welcome to Ceylon' drinks are an opportunity for you to wind down and meet new and perhaps former friends from previous tours. Drinks will be hosted by your cricket host, Norman Gifford at the Heritance Ahungalla.


    Sun 25 Mar Madu Ganga River Safari

    After breakfast, meet in the hotel lobby for the short transfer to Balapitiya where you will board your boat and enjoy a morning river safari on the Madu River, famous for its bio-diversity as well as being an Eco-reserve. Observe the traditional method of prawn trapping while cruising through mangrove swamps containing a wide variety of amphibians and birds. Visit an island and experience some traditional Sri Lankan industries: Cinnamon farming, Coir making and coconut leaf weaving. Return to the hotel early afternoon.


    Mon 26 Mar – Fri 30 Mar

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    Galle International Stadium

    Daily roundtrip transfers will be provided from your hotel to Galle Stadium. Transfer time from Eden Resort (1hr15mins) and from Heritance Ahungalla (50mins/1hr).

    On the second morning of the Test we will leave the hotel a little earlier to allow time for a short city tour of Galle. Dominated by the huge fort built along the promontory in the middle of the 17th century, Galle is both a UNESCO World Heritage site and a working community.


    Galle Cricket Forum/s

    During the Test, join Norman Gifford for post dinner drinks at your hotel and enjoy an informal chat about England’s progress and prospects in the 1st Test.


    Sat 31 Mar   Galle

    Enjoy a final day relaxing by the pool or take a stroll on the beach. Make the most of the warm Sri Lankan sunshine before preparing for your journey home.


    Sun 1 Apr   Galle/Colombo/London

    Depart the hotel early afternoon and transfer to Bandaranayake International Airport for your Jet Airways flight via Mumbai, to London.


    Mon 2 Apr   London

    Arrive Heathrow Terminal 4 early morning.


    Provisional flight times: Jet Airways

    23 March Heathrow - Mumbai (Bombay) 10.05/00.30
    24 March Mumbai - Colombo 02.10/04.45
    01 Apr Colombo - Mumbai 20.20/22.45
    02 Apr Mumbai - Heathrow 01.45/06.45