Itinerary Highlights

  • World class cricket in Sri Lanka
  • State of Play evening with special guests
  • Spectacular sightseeing
  • Dedicated Tour Host throughout

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • 5-star luxury accommodation
  • Special group functions and excursions
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise


Join Spectate on our luxury hosted tour to Sri Lanka; a cricket-obsessed nation of welcoming people and one of our favourite cricket destinations.

For a sporting holiday which is more than watching ‘the gentleman’s game’, our luxury Sri Lankan cricket tour could be just the ticket, offering luxury accommodation, top-level Test tickets and plenty of inspirational activities in this beautiful country.

Discover national treasures, famed temples and barefoot luxury on one of the island’s golden beaches.

We are celebrating 30 years of creating exceptional sporting holidays to the world’s top fixtures in the very finest of luxury. Over this time our cricket tours have become known for their experiences like no other. Think world-class cricket with all the whistles and bells you’d expect from Spectate; exceptional hotels, once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing experiences, enthralling celebrity hosts and the very best seats in the house at international stadiums. (And hopefully an England win!)


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Amangalla is an elegant 5-star hotel, built within Galle Fort, the 17th century Dutch fort, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The oldest part of the hotel dates to 1684, and the complex was completed in 1715. "Aman" means "peace" and "galla" is the Sinhalese name for "Galle".

Ceylon Tea Trails

Ceylon Tea Trails is an icon for small luxury resorts; comprising of five restored colonial era tea planter residences, the period furnishings, gracious butler service and gourmet cuisine create an ambience that has made Tea Trails the award-winning gold standard for luxury bungalows in Sri Lanka.

Shangri La, Colombo

Shangri La - Enjoy world-class service amidst tranquil surroundings, coupled with inspirational design and transformative experiences in some of the world's finest urban addresses and resort destinations.

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Day 1 - 17 Mar

Depart London on your direct Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka, in economy class. Upgrades and alternative airlines available on request.

Day 2 - 18 Mar

On arrival in Colombo you will be met and transferred to Amangalla, Galle, 6 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore your surroundings.

Day 3 - 19 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - First Test, Day 1 - Galle International Stadium, situated near the Galle fort and fringed on two sides by the Indian Ocean; it is considered to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.

Day 4 - 20 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - First Test, Day 2 - Galle International Stadium. Today’s cricket action will be followed by a drinks reception and our popular State of Play evening, for an entertaining and informal review of the day’s play with a panel of celebrity hosts and ex-players offering their insight on the games and answering any questions you may have.

Day 5 - 21 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - First Test, Day 3 - Galle International Stadium

Day 6 - 22 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - First Test, Day 4 - Galle International Stadium

Day 7 - 23 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - First Test, Day 5 - Galle International Stadium

Day 8 - 24 Mar

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel to Hatton (approximately 6 hours), the most prominent city in the hill country, where you will check in to Tea Trails for 2 nights on an all-inclusive basis. The rest of the day is yours to explore this beautiful region of Sri Lanka.

Day 9 - 25 Mar

Today you will visit a Tea Plantation and be taken on a tour through the factory where some of the best tea in the world is produced. You will gain first-hand experience on the manufacture of the world-famous pure Ceylon tea. Your afternoon is at leisure.

Day 10 - 26 Mar

This morning, you will be transferred to Colombo, the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. The scenic journey will take approximately 6.5 hours. (We would be happy to arrange to arrange a charter flight or helicopter transfer, if this is of interest to you.) In Colombo you will check into Shangri La, Colombo for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 11 - 27 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 1 - R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. The stadium holds 40,000 and is the venue where the highest Test score in history was recorded: 952/6 against India.

Day 12 - 28 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 2 - R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. Today’s cricket action will be followed by our State of Play evening, for a further entertaining review of the cricket action with a panel of celebrity hosts and ex-players offering their insight on the games.

Day 13 - 29 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 3 - R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo

Day 14 - 30 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 4 - R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo

Day 15 - 31 Mar

Sri Lanka v England - Second Test, Day 5 - R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo

Day 16 - 01 Apr

This morning you will depart for a 4x4 Classic Jeep Safari in Colombo. A Colombo city tour in an open jeep will give you unobstructed 360-degree visibility - perfect for sightseeing and taking photographs! Enjoy local delicacies by trying some of the fantastic street food vendors. Tonight, you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your host and fellow guest at 8 Degrees North on the Lake, Colombo’s only floating venue. A local band filled with young entertainers will be a special treat.

Day 17 - 02 Apr

It is time to bid a fond farewell to Sri Lanka. You will be transferred to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, for your departure flight back to London.
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Sri Lanka v England Test Series

2020 Test Series Postponed

Tour price from £7,695 pp, based on 2 sharing (single supplement £4,300)

Your tour will also include:

  • International scheduled flights in economy class
  • 6 nights at Amangalla, Galle, in a Verandah Chamber on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Ceylon Tea Trails in a Garden Suite on an all-inclusive basis
  • 7 nights at Shangri La, Colombo in a Horizon Ocean View Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Celebrity-hosted State of Play evenings in Galle & Colombo with canapés, wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Celebrity Tour Host to accompany you through the tour
  • Air-conditioned match day transfers
  • Air-conditioned airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned transfers to all Spectate functions as stated
  • Tea Plantation & Tea Factory excursion
  • 4x4 Classic Jeep Safari in Colombo
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise, cricket ticket holder & Spectate travel wallet
  • Tour management throughout
  • All taxes and surcharges unless otherwise stated

N.B. The price for the tickets for the 1st Test in Galle and the 2nd Test in Colombo will not be included. These will be charged once prices are available.

Upgrades available:

  • Helicopter transfers & Private Air Charters are available on request
  • Room upgrades are available at all hotels (prices on request)

Why Choose Us?


Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

For 30 years, we have crafted and delivered the highest quality, unforgettable experiences

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