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Escorted Tours

Jewels of Sri Lanka including

Sri Lanka Beach Stay


Route:
  • London
  • Colombo
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Yala
  • Mount Lavinia
  • Sri Lanka Beach Stay
  • London

4 NIGHTS from £249pp

Tour Highlights
  • Beautiful Beachfront Location
  • All Meals and Drinks Included
  • Excellent Spa Facilities
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Rock Temple
  • City Tour of Kandy and Galle
  • Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya
  • Tea Factory and Plantation
  • Safari through Yala National Park

Extension from £249pp

Tour + Extension from £1398pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Extend your tour with a Sri Lanka Beach Stay

Extend your stay with an extension to the wonderful beach resort of Kalutara on the north west coast of the country. Indulge in a calming massage or relax by the beach before returning to the UK.
Choose a hotel from our handpicked options or speak to our reservations team about our entire range of hotels available.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Colombo

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Colombo International Airport.

2
Colombo to Dambulla

On arrival you will be met by your local guide and transferred to Dambulla which will take approximately 4 hours. The rest of your evening at leisure.

  • Dinner
3
Dambulla

Depart in the morning to explore the stunning Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a World Heritage Site dating back to the 5th century AD. Also known as the 'Lion Rock', it is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the jungle. Following lunch continue on to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa which was once a royal capital of the Sinhalese kingdom and is over 1000 years old. It was chosen as the capital as it was advantageously positioned to safeguard against possible attacks from the southeast, as well as supposedly having fewer mosquitoes! Here you can admire the ruins of the Royal Palace and wander around the Gal Vihara, famous for its splendid carved Buddha statues. Please note: photography is prohibited in parts of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Prohibited areas will be clearly signposted.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Dambulla to Kandy

After breakfast, visit the Dambulla Rock Temple, where the impressive caves contain over 2000sq metres of painted walls and ceilings which were once gilded by the ancient King to mark his place of worship. You will then travel to Kandy en route visiting a spice garden followed by lunch and check in at your hotel. Continue to the famous Temple of Tooth Relic in the afternoon - Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic and one of the holiest shrines in the Buddhist world. After dinner relax whilst watching an eclectic cultural show, where performers will dazzle you with ornate costumes and traditional dances.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Kandy

Today you will travel to the beautiful botanical gardens in Peradeniya, boasting more than 4,000 species of trees, plants, orchids and creepers. Next, a highlight of this tour is a trip to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975 to care for abandoned and wounded elephants. Witness these magnificent creatures in close quarters and see elephants being fed, bathed and trained by the wildlife authorities. This evening enjoy a city tour of Kandy, including the bazaar and arts and crafts centre and a gem museum. Kandy was the last capital of the ancient kings and after defending themselves for over three centuries from the Dutch and Portuguese it finally fell to the hands of the British in 1815.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Kandy to Yala

Leaving Kandy you will stop in Giragama to visit a tea plantation before continuing to Nuwara Eliya where you will participate in a walking tour of the town. Your journey continues through Sri Lanka's striking scenery to your hotel near Yala.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Yala

The morning is at leisure before your exciting jeep safari around the magnificent Yala National Game Park, the largest national park in Sri Lanka with a unique ocean front setting. The park is home to elephants, wild boars, buffaloes, bears, deer and crocodiles as well as a number of migratory and indigenous birds. You may even spot a leopard!

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Yala to Mount Lavinia

Following breakfast, you will arrive in Galle, once the chief port of Ceylon and the centre of the Dutch regime in the 17th century. A city tour lets you discover the majestic Galle Fort and the surrounding historic buildings which reflect the Dutch heritage which once reined the country. Travel north for your final night at the world famous Mou

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Mount Lavinia to Sri Lanka Beach Hotel

Transfer to your chosen hotel on one of Sri Lanka's stunning beaches

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Sri Lanka Beach Hotel

Relax at your chosen beach hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Sri Lanka Beach Hotel

Relax at your chosen beach hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Sri Lanka Beach Hotel

Relax at your chosen beach hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Sri Lanka to the UK

Transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Your Meals

Please take cash for drinks in the hotels as cards are not always accepted.

Important Information

Visas

A visa is required for entry into Sri Lanka. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote "Mercury Holidays". The cost of the visa is from £63. The visas take around 10 working days to issue and are only valid for 3 months from the date of issue. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however, please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure that you will not need it during this time. Alternatively, you can visit The High Commission of Sri Lanka at 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2 2LU.
Please note: If you have chosen to add the 'Kerala Beach Stay' or 'Highlights of Kerala' extension to the end of your tour, you will need to obtain an Indian visa prior to your UK departure. The Travel Visa Company offers a service which takes can take up to 15 working days at busy times. The cost is approximately £134. Alternatively, you can apply for your own visa. You can apply in person or by post to the Indian Embassy in London: 142-148 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DU. There are also regional centres elsewhere in the UK. Full details on the process can be found on the Indian Embassy website www.in.vfsglobal.co.uk.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

All flights are operated by Sri Lankan Airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage & hand luggage of 5kg not exceeding 56cm x 36cm x 23cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only & subject to change. These timings are for the Jewels of Sri Lanka tour only and may vary. If you have booked an optional add on please contact our reservations department for more information.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. Please note there are approximately 1,300 steps to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of your trip. You will also be joined by a local guide in each of the cities which you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). The Rupee is a closed currency and officially you are not allowed to take any cash out of Sri Lanka. US Dollars and GBP are also widely accepted in these destinations, should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you. Therefore, it is very important that you budget carefully.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100 - £200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2020 DATES
Royal Palms Beach Hotel
23 Jan 202004 Feb 2020£529£1699£2228SOLD OUT
06 Feb 202018 Feb 2020£529£1699£2228SOLD OUT
20 Feb 202003 Mar 2020£529£1499£2028Please call to book
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05 Mar 202017 Mar 2020£529£1619£2148Please call to book
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12 Mar 202024 Mar 2020£529£1419£1948Please call to book
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19 Mar 202031 Mar 2020£479£1449£1928Please call to book
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14 May 202026 May 2020£379£1349£1728Book Now
21 May 202002 Jun 2020£379£1299£1678Book Now
04 Jun 202016 Jun 2020£379£1249£1628Book Now
11 Jun 202023 Jun 2020£379£1149£1528Book Now
25 Jun 202007 Jul 2020£379£1279£1658Book Now
09 Jul 202021 Jul 2020£389£1549£1938Book Now
23 Jul 202004 Aug 2020£389£1599£1988Book Now
06 Aug 202018 Aug 2020£389£1599£1988Book Now
20 Aug 202001 Sep 2020£389£1549£1938Book Now
03 Sep 202015 Sep 2020£399£1449£1848Book Now
17 Sep 202029 Sep 2020£399£1449£1848Book Now
01 Oct 202013 Oct 2020£399£1389£1788Book Now
29 Oct 202010 Nov 2020£479£1469£1948Book Now
05 Nov 202017 Nov 2020£479£1449£1928Book Now
2021 DATES
07 Jan 202119 Jan 2021£559£1639£2198Book Now
14 Jan 202126 Jan 2021£559£1579£2138Book Now
21 Jan 202102 Feb 2021£559£1679£2238Book Now
28 Jan 202109 Feb 2021£559£1679£2238Book Now
04 Feb 202116 Feb 2021£559£1779£2338Book Now
18 Feb 202102 Mar 2021£559£1579£2138Book Now
04 Mar 202116 Mar 2021£559£1689£2248Book Now
11 Mar 202123 Mar 2021£559£1599£2158Book Now
18 Mar 202130 Mar 2021£559£1599£2158Book Now
25 Mar 202106 Apr 2021£499£1749£2248Book Now
15 Apr 202127 Apr 2021£499£1769£2268Book Now
29 Apr 202111 May 2021£399£1579£1978Book Now
06 May 202118 May 2021£399£1449£1848Book Now
13 May 202125 May 2021£399£1329£1728Book Now
20 May 202101 Jun 2021£399£1329£1728Book Now
03 Jun 202115 Jun 2021£399£1199£1598Book Now
10 Jun 202122 Jun 2021£399£1299£1698Book Now
24 Jun 202106 Jul 2021£399£1399£1798Book Now
08 Jul 202120 Jul 2021£419£1649£2068Book Now
22 Jul 202103 Aug 2021£419£1699£2118Book Now
05 Aug 202117 Aug 2021£419£1699£2118Book Now
19 Aug 202131 Aug 2021£419£1669£2088Book Now
02 Sep 202114 Sep 2021£419£1499£1918Book Now
16 Sep 202128 Sep 2021£419£1499£1918Book Now
23 Sep 202105 Oct 2021£419£1499£1918Book Now
30 Sep 202112 Oct 2021£419£1499£1918Book Now
14 Oct 202126 Oct 2021£419£1499£1918Book Now
28 Oct 202109 Nov 2021£519£1549£2068Book Now
04 Nov 202116 Nov 2021£519£1549£2068Book Now
11 Nov 202123 Nov 2021£519£1549£2068Book Now
18 Nov 202130 Nov 2021£519£1549£2068Book Now
2020 DATES
The Palms
23 Jan 202004 Feb 2020£379£1699£2078SOLD OUT
06 Feb 202018 Feb 2020£379£1699£2078SOLD OUT
20 Feb 202003 Mar 2020£379£1499£1878Please call to book
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05 Mar 202017 Mar 2020£359£1619£1978Please call to book
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12 Mar 202024 Mar 2020£359£1419£1778Please call to book
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19 Mar 202031 Mar 2020£359£1449£1808Please call to book
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26 Mar 202007 Apr 2020£359£1449£1808Book NowPlease call to book
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07 May 202019 May 2020£289£1399£1688Book Now
14 May 202026 May 2020£289£1349£1638Book Now
21 May 202002 Jun 2020£289£1299£1588Book Now
04 Jun 202016 Jun 2020£289£1249£1538Book Now
11 Jun 202023 Jun 2020£289£1149£1438Book Now
25 Jun 202007 Jul 2020£289£1279£1568Book Now
09 Jul 202021 Jul 2020£289£1549£1838Book Now
23 Jul 202004 Aug 2020£289£1599£1888Book Now
06 Aug 202018 Aug 2020£289£1599£1888Book Now
20 Aug 202001 Sep 2020£289£1549£1838Book Now
03 Sep 202015 Sep 2020£289£1449£1738Book Now
17 Sep 202029 Sep 2020£289£1449£1738Book Now
24 Sep 202006 Oct 2020£289£1389£1678Book Now
01 Oct 202013 Oct 2020£289£1389£1678Book Now
15 Oct 202027 Oct 2020£289£1449£1738Book Now
29 Oct 202010 Nov 2020£359£1469£1828Book Now
05 Nov 202017 Nov 2020£359£1449£1808Book Now
2021 DATES
07 Jan 202119 Jan 2021£399£1639£2038Book Now
14 Jan 202126 Jan 2021£399£1579£1978Book Now
21 Jan 202102 Feb 2021£399£1679£2078Book Now
28 Jan 202109 Feb 2021£399£1679£2078Book Now
04 Feb 202116 Feb 2021£399£1779£2178Book Now
18 Feb 202102 Mar 2021£399£1579£1978Book Now
04 Mar 202116 Mar 2021£379£1689£2068Book Now
11 Mar 202123 Mar 2021£379£1599£1978Book Now
18 Mar 202130 Mar 2021£379£1599£1978Book Now
25 Mar 202106 Apr 2021£379£1749£2128Book Now
15 Apr 202127 Apr 2021£379£1769£2148Book Now
29 Apr 202111 May 2021£319£1579£1898Book Now
06 May 202118 May 2021£319£1449£1768Book Now
13 May 202125 May 2021£319£1329£1648Book Now
20 May 202101 Jun 2021£319£1329£1648Book Now
03 Jun 202115 Jun 2021£319£1199£1518Book Now
10 Jun 202122 Jun 2021£319£1299£1618Book Now
24 Jun 202106 Jul 2021£319£1399£1718Book Now
08 Jul 202120 Jul 2021£319£1649£1968Book Now
22 Jul 202103 Aug 2021£319£1699£2018Book Now
05 Aug 202117 Aug 2021£319£1699£2018Book Now
19 Aug 202131 Aug 2021£319£1669£1988Book Now
02 Sep 202114 Sep 2021£319£1499£1818Book Now
16 Sep 202128 Sep 2021£319£1499£1818Book Now
23 Sep 202105 Oct 2021£319£1499£1818Book Now
30 Sep 202112 Oct 2021£319£1499£1818Book Now
14 Oct 202126 Oct 2021£319£1499£1818Book Now
28 Oct 202109 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
04 Nov 202116 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
11 Nov 202123 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
18 Nov 202130 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
2020 DATES
Coral Sands Hotel
23 Jan 202004 Feb 2020£349£1699£2048SOLD OUT
06 Feb 202018 Feb 2020£349£1699£2048SOLD OUT
20 Feb 202003 Mar 2020£349£1499£1848Please call to book
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05 Mar 202017 Mar 2020£349£1619£1968Please call to book
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12 Mar 202024 Mar 2020£349£1419£1768Please call to book
0800 781 4893
19 Mar 202031 Mar 2020£349£1449£1798Please call to book
0800 781 4893
26 Mar 202007 Apr 2020£249£1449£1698Book NowPlease call to book
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07 May 202019 May 2020£249£1399£1648Book Now
14 May 202026 May 2020£249£1349£1598Book Now
21 May 202002 Jun 2020£249£1299£1548Book Now
04 Jun 202016 Jun 2020£249£1249£1498Book Now
11 Jun 202023 Jun 2020£249£1149£1398Book Now
25 Jun 202007 Jul 2020£249£1279£1528Book Now
09 Jul 202021 Jul 2020£259£1549£1808Book Now
23 Jul 202004 Aug 2020£259£1599£1858Book Now
06 Aug 202018 Aug 2020£259£1599£1858Book Now
20 Aug 202001 Sep 2020£259£1549£1808Book Now
03 Sep 202015 Sep 2020£249£1449£1698Book Now
17 Sep 202029 Sep 2020£249£1449£1698Book Now
24 Sep 202006 Oct 2020£249£1389£1638Book Now
01 Oct 202013 Oct 2020£249£1389£1638Book Now
15 Oct 202027 Oct 2020£249£1449£1698Book Now
29 Oct 202010 Nov 2020£349£1469£1818Book Now
05 Nov 202017 Nov 2020£349£1449£1798Book Now
12 Nov 202024 Nov 2020£379£1449£1828Book Now
2021 DATES
07 Jan 202119 Jan 2021£359£1639£1998Book Now
14 Jan 202126 Jan 2021£359£1579£1938Book Now
21 Jan 202102 Feb 2021£359£1679£2038Book Now
28 Jan 202109 Feb 2021£359£1679£2038Book Now
04 Feb 202116 Feb 2021£359£1779£2138Book Now
18 Feb 202102 Mar 2021£359£1579£1938Book Now
04 Mar 202116 Mar 2021£359£1689£2048Book Now
11 Mar 202123 Mar 2021£359£1599£1958Book Now
18 Mar 202130 Mar 2021£359£1599£1958Book Now
25 Mar 202106 Apr 2021£259£1749£2008Book Now
15 Apr 202127 Apr 2021£259£1769£2028Book Now
29 Apr 202111 May 2021£259£1579£1838Book Now
06 May 202118 May 2021£259£1449£1708Book Now
13 May 202125 May 2021£259£1329£1588Book Now
20 May 202101 Jun 2021£259£1329£1588Book Now
03 Jun 202115 Jun 2021£259£1199£1458Book Now
10 Jun 202122 Jun 2021£259£1299£1558Book Now
24 Jun 202106 Jul 2021£259£1399£1658Book Now
08 Jul 202120 Jul 2021£259£1649£1908Book Now
22 Jul 202103 Aug 2021£259£1699£1958Book Now
05 Aug 202117 Aug 2021£259£1699£1958Book Now
19 Aug 202131 Aug 2021£259£1669£1928Book Now
02 Sep 202114 Sep 2021£259£1499£1758Book Now
16 Sep 202128 Sep 2021£259£1499£1758Book Now
23 Sep 202105 Oct 2021£259£1499£1758Book Now
30 Sep 202112 Oct 2021£259£1499£1758Book Now
14 Oct 202126 Oct 2021£259£1499£1758Book Now
28 Oct 202109 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
04 Nov 202116 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
11 Nov 202123 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now
18 Nov 202130 Nov 2021£389£1549£1938Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Travelling Alone?

We have 2 rooms available on most tour dates for single use where no single supplement will need to be paid. But hurry, these spaces are limited and subject to availability. If however once all the places are sold out and you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner.

Private Tours

If the group tour departure dates and not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience than you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

Yala National Park

Please note that Yala National Park may close during September. If this does occur, the safari will take place at the Udawalawe Game Park which is located approximately 50 miles inland from Yala National Park with appropriate accommodation.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Sri Lankan Rupee

Average Flying time

10-14 hours

Min/Max temperature

27 °C / 29 °C

Spoken languages

Sinhala, Tamil, English

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Sri Lanka

What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Binoculars
  • Long Trousers and a top with sleeves is required when entering any religious sites
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Graham Reeves
25th Apr 2019

Nice hotels used throughout

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
10/10
Monika Wallace
3rd Apr 2019

All the hotels were very clean, the service was friendly,excellent and all in beautiful surroundings

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Bruce Hester
26th Mar 2019

Good choice of 4 star hotels

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Customer Rating:
10/10
John Dowe
6th Mar 2019

A mix of tranquillity and beautiful sights, from the balcony and terrace. We would thoroughly recommend this tour and the hotels to anyone. Anyone who complains about any aspect of the whole holiday ought to "get a life".
Brandy, our guide, deserves special mention. Throughout the whole trip, he kept everyone together and catered for everyone's needs, much to the annoyance of one couple in particular. He obviously is very experienced, loves his country and its people, and has a wealth of knowledge. He was very informative, had time for everyone and never stopped smiling. Great bloke !!!! The driver and helper were much the same, and you have to admire the way the driver handled that bus, particularly in the mountains, and on busy streets, where, sometimes, it seemed that the population wanted to turn themselves into "bonnet mascots" on his bus.
Well done to them all !!!

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Customer Rating:
10/10
J Sinfield
1st Mar 2019

This tour very condensed, hard work but lovely to see so much it should be longer.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Kate Franklin
13th Feb 2019

All hotels were high standard with excellent service. They also seemed to highly value Mercury guests. We were very impressed with the overall efficiency of the organisation of 'pick ups' and hotel check-ins. Also all drivers were very friendly and courteous as well as being good drivers, with comfortable vehicles, on roads that appeared chaotic at times and very busy.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Marie Southgate
25th Jan 2019

No problems with the hotels

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Huw Jones
4th Oct 2018

Really 1st class hotels throughout, the best standard of many escorted tours I have been on.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
John Rickman
3rd Oct 2018

The first and last hotels on the escorted tour were the best. The Amaya lake the best and we would have liked to see more of it. The mount Lavinia second best.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Bernadette James
3rd Oct 2018

All good with Amaya Lake our favourite - excellent facilities.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
John Ketchell
8th Sep 2018

All 5 hotels used were excellent with good food and generally great service.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Jan Bourne
16th May 2018

Out tour guide 'Bob' was first class

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Terrence Winters
1st Mar 2018

Overall excellent tour only comment would be length of time travelled on some excursions could include refreshment stops and more information regarding clothing and customs etc

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Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Brian Burton
1st Mar 2018

all the hotels we stayed in were excellent, with really friendly staff and nice food

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Peter Edwardson
5th Jul 2017

all hotels 10/10 just not a enough time spent at each hotel more like B&B short each days activity and have 3 days not 2 at each of first three hotels plus 1 night at the last hotel total 10 nights

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Customer Rating:
6.3/10
Jayne Avards
6th Apr 2017

All the hotels were excellent - though very little time in each to only eat and sleep whilst touring.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Janet Saunby
2nd Mar 2017

lovely hotels

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Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Anthony Meachin
26th Oct 2016

Overall a very good package - with a beach extension. Food and rooms in all the hotels were very good. Mount Lavinia was great.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
David Woodhead
27th Sep 2016

The tour was first class. Special thanks to our guide and driver.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Evelyn Mckenzie
27th Sep 2016

I would definitely recommend and use Mercury Holidays again.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Gordon Paul
9th Jun 2016

It was our 40th wedding anniversary during the holiday and the recognition of this throughout the trip made this a very special holiday for both of us. Thank you

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Customer Rating:
10/10
James Paul
31st May 2016

It was our 40th wedding anniversary during the holiday and the recognition of this throughout the trip made this a very special holiday for both of us. Thank you.

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Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Carl Mason
29th Mar 2016

EXCELLENT HOTELS IN SIGIYRIA, KANDY AND BENTOTA.
1ST RATE ROOMS, SERVICE AND STAFF IN ALL 3,

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Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Anthony Sear
29th Mar 2016

Would like to have spent more time in first hotel as very tired after journey and it was in a beautiful place but we had no time to enjoy it.
All staff and the service in all hotels were great.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Susan Emery
16th Mar 2016

Excellent tour and local staff are great

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Jacqueline Shilson
15th Dec 2015

All hotels were absolutely spotlessly clean, food was good and staff friendly. Lovely visits.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Sheila Scholes
26th Nov 2015

In the main the hotels were very good with a good choice of food and comfy beds! The beach stay hotel was very good except that because the air conditioning was on 24\\7 the rooms felt damp and sometimes had an unpleasant smell. all they needed was a good blow through of fresh air - maybe whilst being cleaned by the hotel staff. Otherwise a lovely stay.

The executive chef, Aloysious at the Hotel Suda Araliya is excellent!

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Michael Rainer
7th Oct 2015

All hotels were first class and beyond our expectation. The staff and service was fantastic.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Susan Palmer
3rd Apr 2015

All hotels during the escorted tour were first class in every way. Fantastic rooms and facilities, excellent choice of food at all meals.

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  • Room
  • Service
  • Facilities
  • Cleanliness
Customer Rating:
9.6/10
Sally Kennis
22nd Dec 2014

Our second visit to this hotel and they have made a lot of improvements. Most rooms have been upgraded but the best thing is the great, friendly staff. Rooms are large and cleaned everyday with clean sheets, towels etc. We shall certainly return for another relaxing holiday.

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Customer Rating:
9.3/10
Paul Stickley
19th Dec 2014

Hotel staff were excellent.
We had to fly home 3 days early due to illness at home, the hotel staff were very helpful.

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Customer Rating:
8.2/10
Carol Turff
2nd Dec 2014

All the hotels we stayed at were of a very high standard. We were pleasantly surprised!! Some variations at each hotel of course but overall for the holidays the hotels were good.

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  • Colombo Extension

    2 nights from £179pp

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    See the Highlights of Kerala

    5 nights from £359pp

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    Extend your trip with a Maldives Beach Stay

    4 nights from £729pp

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Colombo Extension
Tour Route

Explore this fascinating city at your own pace. Colombo is the commercial capital of the island. Its streets are alive with colourful shops and markets, while temples and mosques reflect its multicultural heritage.

2 nights
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See the Highlights of Kerala
Tour Route
  • London
  • Colombo
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Yala
  • Mount Lavinia
  • Highlights of Kerala
  • London

Why not continue your trip beyond Sri Lanka with a mini tour of the beautiful Indian state of Kerala from 359pp. This 4 night extension includes a tour of Cochin, one of India's major ports and trading centres and an overnight trip on an authentic Keralan Houseboat.

5 nights
from £359pp
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Extend your trip with a Maldives Beach Stay
Tour Route
  • London
  • Colombo
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Yala
  • Mount Lavinia
  • Maldives
  • London

Indulge yourself with a fabulous extension to the Maldives. Arriving at Male airport you will be transferred to your hotel by speed boat for four nights of pure bliss. Enjoy spectacular views of the bluest seas from all directions whilst you unwind and relax on this island of paradise.

4 nights
from £729pp
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Extend your trip with a Maldives 7 night Beach Stay
Tour Route
  • London
  • Colombo
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Yala
  • Mount Lavinia
  • Maldives
  • London

Indulge yourself with a fabulous extension to the Maldives. Arriving at Male airport you will be transferred to your hotel by speed boat for four nights of pure bliss. Enjoy spectacular views of the bluest seas from all directions whilst you unwind and relax on this island of paradise.

7 nights
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