Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Our Blog, Press Releases



Experience Travel Group’s new two week trip takes in trains, tea plantations and the Galle Literary Festival

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Incredible journeys have inspired many of the world’s best-loved novels, which in turn have influenced millions of readers’ travel adventures.  Few holidays allow bibliophiles a better balance of literary culture and enchanting travel experiences as a trip to the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka – and now bespoke travel experts Experience Travel Group have poured all of their experience and passion for this incredibly diverse South Asian island into an exclusive new two week tour that immerses guests in the country’s contemporary cultural life and historical heart, while also giving them the chance to rub shoulders with international literati.

Itinerary highlights of this 14 day excursion across Sri Lanka, which runs from 21st January- 4th February 2018, include the opportunity to explore the delights of the cosmopolitan, palm fringed Galle coast and the tropical scenery inland with four days in the capital of the south. Guests will also have the chance to experience rural life travelling by train across the country, take high tea on the historic lawn of the Grand Hotel – former palace of the Governor of Sri Lanka; and visit some of the island’s most awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage sites, from Galle Fort to centuries-old temples.  Guests will find that attending the Galle Literary Festival perfectly compliments the cultural experiences offered on this tour. Voted one of the best literary festivals in the world by Harper’s Bazaar it attracts people from across the globe with its promise of a dazzling programme of debates, readings, theatre, poetry slams, gourmet dinners and late night jazz. Of course, as with all Experience Travel Group holidays the itinerary can be personalised to suit to truly make this a journey of a lifetime for each guest.

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The new tour costs from £2,403 per person, including international flights from London to Colombo, all accommodation, 16 meals, English speaking guides, signature Experience Travel Group experiences and entry into the Galle Literary Festival. For further information and reservations call tel: +44 (0)20 33557873 or visit

Experience Travel Group specialises in bespoke holidays for passionate travellers. Offering adventures in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia and India, Experience Travel Group expertly tailor-makes trips that enrich their clients’ travel experiences.

For more information about Experience Travel Group, please visit the website, or find out what the team has been up to recently by checking out their blog or Twitter page


Notes to Editors

About Experience Travel Group:

Founded in 2004 by Tom Armstrong and Sam Clark, Experience Travel Group has grown from featuring Sri Lanka to also specialise in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysian Borneo, Burma (Myanmar), Maldives, the 17,000 islands of Indonesia and India. Intimate knowledge of these destinations, combined with its engaging, enriching service ethos and an ability to create extra-ordinary local experiences, sets Experience Travel Group apart from the rest.

Experience Travel Group is a fully bonded ATOL agent (ATOL number 9324); a member of ABTA (membership number Y544X); and a member of AITO. The company’s Sustainable Travel Policy is about continual improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and is available online at

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Bacall Associates Web: Tel: 020 7630 2880

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