Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence Cricket Tour

26 November – 3 December 2016

Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence Cricket Tour. International Cricket Tours are delighted to announce a real one off opportunity for a touring party to visit the beautiful Island of Barbados spanning the seven days of their historic 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations in November 2016.

Our Barbados 50th Independence Cricket Tour is based on a group of 20 people travelling, to include supporters, partners and of course cricketers to play in the match we’ve arranged at the 3W’s Oval, against a British High Commissioners XI.

The touring party will also be guests of the High Commissioner, at her official residence in Bridgetown, for pre-dinner drinks on the lawn & balcony followed by a formal 3 course dinner.

Cricket Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 : SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER

Depart London Gatwick on Virgin Atlantic for the Grantley Adams International airport Barbados. You’ll be welcomed by our representatives at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Following check in you’ll be at leisure for the rest of the day.

DAY 2 : SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER

At leisure to enjoy anniversary celebrations on the island, relax in the hotel or take a day on the beach.

DAY 3 : MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Our touring party will play a cricket match against the British High Commissioners Invitational XI at the beautiful 3W’s Cricket Stadium in Bridgetown which plays host to the West Indies National Squad when in Barbados. Following the match there will be post match drinks with the opposition.

DAY 4 : TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER

The morning and afternoon will be at leisure. In the evening our party will also be guests of the British High Commissioner, Victoria Dean, for a drinks reception on the balcony followed by a formal 3 course dinner at her official residence in Bridgetown.

DAY 5 : WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER
National Independence Day

At leisure to enjoy and participate in the Independence Day Celebrations.

DAY 6 : THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER

At leisure to enjoy anniversary celebrations on the island, relax in the hotel or take a day on the beach.

DAY 7 : FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER

At leisure to enjoy anniversary celebrations on the island, relax in the hotel or take a day on the beach.

DAY 8 : SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER

Check out of the hotel and be met by our representatives who will transfer your party to the Grantley Adams International Airport. Return flight on Virgin Atlantic to London Gatwick.

Package Prices

The Rostrevor Hotel:
£1,250pp twin/double occupancy, £1,550pp single occupancy

Oceans Two Hotel:
£1,399pp twin/double occupancy, £1,899pp single occupancy


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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Barbados with Virgin Atlantic
  • Welcome by an International Cricket Tours Representative upon arrival
  • Transfer from the airport to your Hotel including return transfer to the airport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Personal invitation to the High Commissioners residence
  • Pre-dinner drinks and formal three course dinner with the British High Commissioner, Victoria Dean
  • Return transfers to and from the British High Commission in Bridgetown
  • Transfers to and from the 3W’s Cricket Ground
  • Cricket Match at the 3W’s Cricket Ground in Bridgetown including tea, refreshments throughout the day, post match drinks, food and social with the opposition
  • Umpires and Scorers from the Barbados Cricket Association
  • Cricket Balls.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Food and drinks at the Rostrevor or Oceans Two Hotels
  • Use or hire of cricket equipment (Virgin Atlantic provide additional baggage allowances)
  • Cricket whites or caps (can be organised at your cost).

About Independence

After the first English settlement at Holetown in 1627, Barbados remained a British colony until achieving independence from Britain on November 30th 1966.

That first independence ceremony was accompanied by the raising of the Barbados national flag, and playing of the national anthem for the first time. November 30th is celebrated as Independence Day and is a national holiday in Barbados.

Independence celebrations run throughout the month of November and include sports competitions, fairs, community events and religious services. On Independence Day a grand parade is held, usually at the Garrison Savannah, site of the original Independence ceremony in 1966.

One of the highlights of the Independence celebrations is the decorative lighting of Parliament Buildings, Independence Square, the Independence Arch and businesses throughout the capital Bridgetown, using blue and gold coloured bulbs (the national colours). Roundabouts on the highways are also lighted, creating a spectacular view at night.

Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence Cricket Tour