West Indies vs England, ODI SERIES – ITC CRICKETER TOUR
ITC Sports Travel Concorde House Canal Street CHESTER CH1 4EJ United Kingdom
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Dates: 28 FEB 2017 – 11 MAR 2017
The Caribbean holds a special place throughout ITC Luxury Travel as it was where it all started when we first launched Caribbean Connections as a tour operator, back in 1974.
Cricket tours with ITC Sports Travel are one of our standout attractions and we are hoping this continues with our upcoming event. It’s easy to see why our luxury Caribbean tours are so popular with our travellers; from the tropical landscape and warm climate to the golden sandy beaches and crisp clear waters, not to mention the exhilarating cricket and vibrant cultures. Unique tours such as these promise to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.
1st ODI – ANTIGUA – 3 MARCH 2017
The ODI series begins on the peaceful island of Antigua, where the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will be the backdrop for the opening games following warm-ups in St Kitts.
2nd ODI – ANTIGUA – 5 MARCH 2017
Enjoy England’s second ODI Match of the series at the SVRS.
3rd ODI – BARBADOS – 9 MARCH 2017
The final One Day International will be in the modern facilities of the Bajan home of cricket; the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. We’ve been travelling to the ground, which has a capacity of 11,000, for over two decades, and always receive a warm reception when we’re in town!
WEST INDIES V ENGLAND CRICKETER TOURS
For a sporting holiday which is more than watching ‘the gentleman’s game’, our Cricketer Tours could be just the ticket. Offering plenty of inspirational activities away from the grounds, you’ll benefit from a holiday in paradise as well as being a spectator at enthralling ODI matches.
Our Cricketer tours are a great way to see these fine islands, enjoy the games from excellent vantage points and experience the fine hospitality of the Caribbean people. Offering excellent hotel choices – such as Grenada’s famed Calabash – you will benefit from some of the finest properties in the ITC portfolio at a lower package rate. And as always, our Sports Travel Specialists are at the end of the line to offer advice and suggestions for your cricket holiday in the Caribbean.
TUE 28 FEB 2017
Your tour will begin with a departure flight from London to Antigua. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Blue Waters Hotel for 6 nights’ accommodation on an all-inclusive basis.
This evening you are invited to enjoy welcome drinks with your tour manager and fellow guests.
WED 01 MAR
Today is a day at leisure, to explore the beautiful island of Antigua. We recommend a visit to Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour – the only Georgian-era dockyard still in use in the world – or simply relax on one of the island’s 365 beaches.
THU 02 MAR
Enjoy a further day at leisure on this this stunning island.
FRI 03 MAR
FIRST ODI, WEST INDIES v ENGLAND
Sir Vivien Richards Stadium, Antigua
The Series gets under way at the SVRS; named after the island’s most celebrated player.
SAT 04 MAR
Following an exciting day of cricket, we will change pace and head to a favourite retreat of ours, Jacqui O’s Beach House on Crabbe Hill, for a leisurely lunch. Set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Jacqui O’s is something of an institution; a secluded, casual but elegant family beach house restaurant and bar, serving international cuisine with a Caribbean twist.
SUN 05 MAR
SECOND ODI, WEST INDIES v ENGLAND
Sir Vivien Richards Stadium, Antigua
You will be transferred to SVRS Stadium for a further day’s cricket.
We will follow today’s cricket action with our popular State of Play dinner, for an entertaining review of the day’s play, with your host and fellow guests.
MON 06 MAR
Today we depart Antigua and fly to Barbados. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel for 5 nights’ accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis.
TUE 07 MAR
We have arranged for a traditional Caribbean lunch at the historic Lancaster Great House. This 350-year-old plantation house has been lovingly restored and filled with the most wonderful antiques from around the world. Enjoy a relaxing lunch with a local rum punch or two!
WED 08 MAR
Today is a day at leisure on the beautiful island of Barbados. Take time to explore the stunning West Coast by catamaran, experience swimming with turtles, a day’s shopping at Lime Grove or perhaps a visit to the Mount Gay Rum Factory.
THU 09 MAR
THIRD ODI, WEST INDIES v ENGLAND
Kensington Oval, Barbados
We have been travelling with our clients to the Bajan home of cricket for over 25 years and because of this we always get a very warm welcome when we arrive at the Kensington Oval! Enjoy premium seating for the third ODI of the series.
FRI 10 MAR
Today we celebrate a wonderful tour with our farewell dinner, with your tour host and fellow guests.
SAT 11 MAR
All guests who have decided not to extend their stay will be transferred to Grantley Adams International Airport for their return flight to London Gatwick.
SUN 12 MAR
Arrive back in the UK.