The Colonial Heritage of Ceylon

View of Adams peak from Tea Trails
View of Adams peak from Tea Trails
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £3,445 per person sharing for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights.
    • 12 nights accommodation.
    • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 2 dinners.
    • Road transfers and tours with an English-speaking driver throughout your stay.
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

Sri Lanka's colonial past is evident everywhere you go in this wonderful country and in recent times a fabulous collection of luxurious ‘heritage-style' hotels have appeared in many of the classic colonial bungalows that are generously scattered around the Island. This tour is an easy paced journey through Sri Lanka's past and is ideal for those who are looking for a reclusive and relaxing holiday or honeymoon. After a couple of nights in Colombo, you are taken for 3 nights up into the hills outside Kandy before continuing into the heart of the old tea country for a two night stay at Tea Trails, in an old tea planters bungalow, exquisitely renovated and guaranteed to take you back in time. After 2 nights staying inside the old Dutch fort in Galle, finish your holiday with 3 nights on the coast in Bentota at relaxing old villa, converted, in part, by the famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Colombo: with Sri Lankan Airlines.
  • 2
  • Colombo: transfer to your hotel in Colombo for 2 nights.
  • 3
  • Colombo: morning city tour. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 4
  • Colombo - Kandy: drive to Kandy for a 3 night stay.
  • 5
  • Kandy: visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Kandy city tour.
  • 6
  • Kandy: day at leisure to explore the countryside around Kandy.
  • 7
  • Kandy – Hatton: drive to Hatton, check into Tea Trails for 2 nights.
  • 8
  • Hatton: day at leisure to explore in the beautiful surrounding hills.
  • 9
  • Hatton - Galle: drive to Galle for a 2 night stay.
  • 10
  • Galle: day at leisure to explore the Galle fort area.
  • 11
  • Galle – Bentota: drive to Bentota for a 3 night stay on the beach.
  • 12&13
  • Bentota: days at leisure to relax.
  • 14
  • Bentota - Colombo – London: morning transfer to Colombo airport. Fly to London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines. Evening arrival.
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