England Tour of Sri Lanka + MCC vs Essex

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England Cricket Team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in March 2020 and will face Sri Lanka Cricket Team in 2 Test Matches with points going towards the World Test Championship. The first test match will take place from 19th to 23rd of March 2020 at the Galle International Stadium. Galle being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it gives you the perfect opportunity to visit the historic town of Galle while enjoying the test match.

The second test match will take place from 27th to 31st of March 2020 in Colombo. Colombo is the commercial capital of the country and is the ideal destination to base yourself off at to experience the Sri Lanka vs England test match first hand.

Between the 2 matches, from 24th to 27th March, the curtain raiser of the English county season is set to take place at the Galle International Cricket Stadium between MCC and Essex. Kumar Sangakkara, the first overseas president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is all set to captain MCC at the match.

Steuart Holidays will work closely with you to select the best hotels, organize your transport, tickets, site entrance fees and other arrangements that you may require additionally.

Match schedule is as follows.

Date Match Venue
19th – 23rd March 2020 Sri Lanka vs England – 1st Test Galle
24th – 27th March 2020 MCC vs Essex – County Opener Galle
27th – 31st March 2020 Sri Lanka vs England – 2nd Test Colombo

 

– Offer valid from 21st January to 2nd April 2020.
– Travel from 18th March to 2nd April 2020.
– This itinerary can be customized according to your preference. Contact Steuart Holidays for assistance.
– Terms and conditions apply.

DAY 01
Arrival - Galle
Fishing Boats in Negombo Beach
On arrival, you will be met by our George Steuart Chauffeur Guide and will be transferred to Galle.

Upon arrival at Galle, check in to the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay in Galle on BB basis.
DAY 02 - 06
Sri Lanka vs England – Test Match #01 in Galle
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the stadium for the test match. With Galle Fort on one side and sea on the other, Galle Stadium is one of the best places in the world to watch cricket.

Enjoy the match throughout the day. In the evening, transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Galle on BB basis.
DAY 07 - 10
Essex vs MCC – County Match in Galle
Enjoy breakfast and transfer to the stadium to enjoy the cricket match.

The Champion County fixture was played at Lord's until 2010 before it was moved abroad, initially to Abu Dhabi. Essex played the MCC at Kensington Oval in Barbados in 2018, while Surrey drew with MCC in Dubai in 2019.

In the evening, transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Galle on BB basis.
DAY 11
Galle - Bentota - Colombo
Check out after breakfast and proceed to Colombo.

En-route, visit a turtle hatchery and enjoy a boat ride in Bentota.

Overnight stay in Colombo on BB basis.
DAY 12 - 14
Sri Lanka vs England – Test Match #02 in Colombo
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the stadium for the test match. Enjoy the match throughout the day. In the evening, transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Colombo on BB basis.
DAY 15
City tour in Colombo
Buddha Statues in Colombo
Enjoy breakfast, and proceed on a city tour of Colombo.

One of the biggest temples in Colombo with a vibrant mix of architecture, Gangaramaya Temple adjoining the Beira Lake is about 150 years old and has a museum and library within the premises. The National Museum Colombo founded in 1877, holds important regalia signifying ancient history of the island; including crowns, thrones and weapons of Kandyan monarchs. British Colonial Architecture on York Street, Galle Face beach and promenade, Colombo Lighthouse, Independence Square and arcade, Colombo Lighthouse and many more can be witnessed.

Afterwards return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at Colombo on BB basis.
DAY 16
Departure
Night View of the Colombo City
Check-out after breakfast and leave for the airport to meet your departure flight.

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation for 15 nights on BB basis.
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with the services of an English-speaking Chauffeur guide.
  • Arrival and departure transfers & hotel to hotel transfers.
  • Tickets for the test matches.
  • Tickets for the match between MCC and Essex.
  • Transfers from the hotel to the cricket ground and vice versa.
  • City tour in Colombo.
  • Entrance fees to the Turtle Hatchery and boat ride in Bentota (only for the full tour).
  • Service charges and taxes.

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Tips and portage.
  • Entrance fees not mentioned above.
  • Vehicle for hotel stay in Galle.
  • Visa fees or any expenses of personal nature.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as soft drinks, liquor, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Photography and videography licenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in above inclusions.