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England Cricket Tour of Sri Lanka 2018

Excitement is growing for the England cricket tour of Sri Lanka in 2018.

Sri Lanka will host England in October and November 2018 for three Tests, five one day internationals and one T20, leaving you plenty of time to get back for the Christmas rush.

The dates for the matches are:

Test Matches: Galle (6th to 10th November 2018), Kandy (14th to 18th November 2018) and Colombo (23rd to 27th November 2018).

ODIs: Dambulla (10th October 2018), Dambulla (13th October 2018), Kandy (17th October 2018), Kandy (20th October 2018) and Colombo (23rd October 2018).

T20: Colombo (27th October 2018).

Red Dot has developed a selection of great value packages for the test matches being played in Galle, Kandy and Colombo, details below.

Ask England cricket followers to name their favourite cricket grounds in the world and Galle will no doubt figure high on the list.

It will come as no surprise then that Galle stages the opening Test of the series – with England fans once again anticipated in their thousands as they mix cricket with tropical beach life on the glorious Galle coast.

England have never quite had the good fortune of winning in any of their four appearances in Galle, and have often struggled against the turning ball. Back in 2001, the BBC Test Match Special team had to broadcast from the top of the Dutch Fort after being refused entry, which was quite a bizarre situation.

The Galle Fortifier is Red Dot’s special package for the Galle Test, around which we have also planned some special activities, to ensure you have a memorable week.

The package is as basic as possible and includes flights, ensuring your stay in Sri Lanka is ATOL protected. We also have several accommodation options available at each location, which could be substituted to suit any budget. Any match tickets we provide will be offered at cost.

If you do however prefer a tailor-made holiday planned around the match dates, we would be happy to put together an itinerary with your choice of hotels.

Package includes:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers to and from the airport, in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi, Red Dot welcome pack and bottled drinking water. 
  • Shared air-conditioned shuttle service on match days 
  • Help desk in Galle
  • International return flights from the UK
  • 6 nights at Amari Galle or similar on bed & breakfast basis 
  • A splendid Beach BBQ night in Galle 
  • Complimentary tour cap and umbrella 
  • Official match tickets are not included in the package price and will be added to your booking, at cost, upon release from the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, subject to availability and terms and conditions. 

Prices starting from GBP 1,384 per person based on 2 sharing. Single occupancy starting price: GBP 2,160.

As Sri Lanka specialists, we have unparalleled knowledge and access to ensure your trip will be unforgettable. We are already working with our partners in Galle to put together several special events, including a quick and delicious ‘Cricketers Lunch’ at a gorgeous boutique hotel only a short walk from the stadium. Watch this space for updates.

Important Information: 
Terms and Conditions apply. Red Dot reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.

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England’s inaugural Test in Pallekele adds extra delight to their tour of Sri Lanka. This well-appointed ground, on the outskirts of Kandy, offers spectator comforts to match any in Sri Lanka and England will hope that their pace bowlers can prosper here.

Will it be here where England supporters’ abiding love for Test cricket will be rewarded with an England win overseas?

Red Dot’s Beach and Hills package lets you explore two sides of this wonderfully-diverse island as the stunning tropical beaches of the Galle Coast are replaced in turn by the Kandyan hills. Days in between the Tests can be spent as you wish. Explore Colombo’s growing café culture or take to the hills for some walking, rafting or cycling in fresh mountain air.

The package is as basic as possible and includes flights, ensuring your stay in Sri Lanka is ATOL protected. We also have several accommodation options available at each location, which could be substituted to suit any budget. Any match tickets we provide will be offered at cost.

If you do however prefer a tailor-made holiday planned around the match dates, we would be happy to put together an itinerary with your choice of hotels.

Package includes:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers to and from the airport, in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi, Red Dot welcome pack and bottled drinking water. 
  • Private transfers from Galle to Colombo and Colombo to Kandy in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi and bottled drinking water. 
  • Shared air-conditioned shuttle service on match days at both test matches. 
  • Help desk in Galle and Kandy. 
  • International return flights from the UK  
  • 6 nights at Amari Galle or similar on bed & breakfast basis  
  • 2 nights at Jetwing Colombo Seven or similar on bed & breakfast basis  
  • 6 nights at OZO Kandy or similar on bed & breakfast basis  
  • A splendid Beach BBQ night in Galle  
  • An insightful sports forum in Kandy featuring a panel of sports writers and cricket stars  
  • Complimentary tour cap and umbrella  
  • Official match tickets are not included in the package price and will be added to your booking, at cost, upon release from the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, subject to availability and terms and conditions. 

Prices starting from GBP 2,095 per person based on 2 sharing. Single occupancy starting price: GBP 3,547.

As Sri Lanka specialists, we have unparalleled knowledge and access to ensure your trip will be unforgettable. We are already working with our partners in Galle and Kandy to put together several special events, including a quick and delicious ‘Cricketers Lunch’ at a gorgeous boutique hotel only a short walk from the Galle stadium and a Red Dot Golfing Classic at the Victoria Golf Club in Kandy (price on application). Watch this space for updates.

Important Information: 
Terms and Conditions apply. Red Dot reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.

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Our package for the Kandy Test has been named aptly, in honour of Sri Lanka’s record-breaking spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Although it is the birthplace of Murali, this is where England’s pace bowlers might have the best chance of success – so if you only have a week to spare, and beaches and cities are not quite your thing, why not opt for a week at the second Test in Pallekele?

England have never played a Test at Pallekele – there have only been six since the ground made its entrance in 2010 – so you would also be present at a little bit of history.

The package is as basic as possible and includes flights, ensuring your stay in Sri Lanka is ATOL protected. We also have several accommodation options available at each location, which could be substituted to suit any budget. Any match tickets we provide will be offered at cost.

If you do however prefer a tailor-made holiday planned around the match dates, we would be happy to put together an itinerary with your choice of hotels.

Package includes:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers to and from the airport, in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi, Red Dot welcome pack and bottled drinking water. 
  • Shared air-conditioned shuttle service on match days 
  • Help desk in Kandy. 
  • International return flights from the UK  
  • 6 nights at OZO Kandy or similar on bed & breakfast basis  
  • An insightful sports forum in Kandy featuring a panel of sports writers and cricket stars  
  • Complimentary tour cap and umbrella  
  • Official match tickets are not included in the package price and will be added to your booking, at cost, upon release from the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, subject to availability and terms and conditions. 

Prices starting from GBP 1,172 per person based on 2 sharing. Single occupancy starting price: GBP 1,737.

As Sri Lanka specialists, we have unparalleled knowledge and access to ensure your trip will be unforgettable. We are already working with our partners in Kandy to put together several special events. Watch this space for updates.

Important Information: 
Terms and Conditions apply. Red Dot reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.

Make An Enquiry
Our final package, Sri Lanka City Spirit, is set around the second and third Tests in Kandy and Colombo.

A Test in the hill country capital of Kandy is quickly followed by a short break by the beach before a week in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo.

England have won three of their six Tests in Colombo – the last of them in 2012 when Kevin Pietersen struck 151 in one of England’s greatest Test innings.

Colombo is getting a massive facelift with many hotels and apartments sprouting up, but look a little closer and you will find the same city filled with warmth and hospitality. Those returning to this vibrant and compact city will be quick to notice the emergence of a café and restaurant culture – with the former Dutch Hospital and Park Street among the most popular spots in town.

Keep in mind that our renowned flexibility allows us to offer a visit just to the Colombo Test if that is what you prefer.

The package is as basic as possible and includes flights, ensuring your stay in Sri Lanka is ATOL protected. We also have several accommodation options available at each location, which could be substituted to suit any budget. Any match tickets we provide will be offered at cost.

If you do however prefer a tailor-made holiday planned around the match dates, we would be happy to put together an itinerary with your choice of hotels.

Package includes:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers to and from the airport, in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi, Red Dot welcome pack and bottled drinking water.
  • Private transfers from Kandy to Galle and Galle to Colombo in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi and bottled drinking water.
  • Shared air-conditioned shuttle service on match days at both test matches
  • Help desk in Colombo and Kandy.
  • International return flights from the UK
  • 6 nights at Fairway Colombo or similar on bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Amari Galle or similar on bed & breakfast basis
  • 6 nights at OZO Kandy or similar on bed & breakfast basis
  • A social night on the town in Colombo
  • An insightful sports forum in Kandy featuring a panel of sports writers and cricket stars
  • Complimentary tour cap and umbrella
  • Official match tickets are not included in the package price and will be added to your booking, at cost, upon release from the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, subject to availability and terms and conditions.

Prices starting from GBP 1,753 per person based on 2 sharing. Single occupancy starting price: GBP 2,881..

As Sri Lanka specialists, we have unparalleled knowledge and access to ensure your trip will be unforgettable. We are already working with our partners in Colombo and Kandy to put together several special events. Watch this space for updates.

Important Information: 
Terms and Conditions apply. Red Dot reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.

Make An Enquiry
Red Dot, as ever, will be committed to providing tailor-made itineraries at the price you need – offering our strong relationships with more than 400 properties across the island, ranging from luxury to best budget, the best team of drivers on the island and our unrivalled range of activities.

Our team of holiday consultants in Colombo sell Sri Lanka holidays every day so their knowledge is unsurpassed.

And our commitment to cricket is such that we also run our own specialist sports division which arranges both playing and supporter tours for schools, clubs and groups.

With Red Dot, you will be treated like an individual, and not have to trail around in a big group. You can do what you like when you like.

We plan to mark the tour with some special activities – but they will all be optional. We will encourage you to enjoy Sri Lanka in the way you want to.

Seek out our best beaches, our ancient cities, our stirring hill country, our game parks and our growing range of leisure activities. More than ever, this really is the island with a little bit of everything.

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Keep checking this page for the latest updates and extra information about cricket holidays to Sri Lanka.

Dates are subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

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