Shore Excursion - Colombo City tour

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Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover Colombo City with New Eyes. Colombo serves as the country's city, executive, and judicial capital. On the west coast of the island, just south of the Kelani River, is Colombo, a significant port on the Indian Ocean. There, which has one of the largest artificial ports in the world, is where the majority of Sri Lanka's international trade is carried out. On this tour, you'll see the most well-known attractions in Sri Lanka's capital to learn more about it and the locals' way of life. The family-friendly tour is highly advised for first-time guests.

• As you wander the city's streets and experience its distinct atmosphere.
• Visit the crowded, busy cities around Colombo to see the locals' daily
routines, historical sites, and markets.
• The pleasant and trustworthy drivers will make your trip even more

What's Included

Bottled water

Gangaramaya Temple- Entrance tickets

Pickup & Drop Service by Air conditioned vehicle

Professional & expert English Speaking Driver

Wifi access upon request

What's Not Included

Entrance to sights

Food and drinks


Optional Activities

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Old Parliament Building
The Old Parliament Building, is the building that houses the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. Situated in the Colombo fort area facing the sea, it is in close proximity to the President's House, Colombo and adjacent to the General Treasury Building

• Admission Ticket Free

The Lighthouse
Old Colombo Lighthouse or Colombo Fort Clock Tower is a clock tower and was a lighthouse in Colombo. The lighthouse is no longer operational, but the tower remains and functions as a clock tower. It is located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha in Colombo fort

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Independence Memorial Hall
Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
In the hustle and bustle of Pettah, Colombo’s core commercial district is situated a most striking building, a spiritual haven called Jamiul Alfar Masjid. This mosque is remarkable because the architecture is Indo-Saracenic, incorporating pomegranate-shaped domes. But the most extraordinary feature is that each brick is painted red or white and used in contrasting designs, which gave rise to its common name, the Red Mosque. However, there seems to be a ban on Muslim women to visit the mosque due to religious restrictions. As there have been many who requested a section for the women; there appears to plan for such a section, where women can do their prayers, to be built in the future. Though the red mosque is an Islamic religious facility, visitors from other religions are eagerly welcomed.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Galle Face Green
This long open space traditionally faces a narrow beach and the sea. This is the most popular beachfront park in Colombo city, to have a relaxing evening and see the sunset. Not only that, there are many activities to do such as walking, jogging, tasting sr Lankan street foods, fly kites and enjoy the fresh air. In the morning many people used to come to Galle face for exercising and in the fall of night street food vendors open their stalls where you can taste Sri Lanka's most famous 'Kottu Rotti' and 'Isso Wade'

• Admission Ticket Free

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, is a convention center located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Built between 1970 and 1973, the convention centre was a gift from the People's Republic of China in memory of Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, Prime Minister

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sambodhi Chaithya
Sambodhi Chaithya is a huge bell-shaped Buddhist stupa in Colombo Harbour, Sri Lanka. Unlike most stupas, it has the distinction of standing on two massive diagonally interlocking arches, allowing the shrine to be seen from out at sea. 30You'll have to take your shoes off when climbing the steps to the stupa and inside the stupa itself. The concrete steps of the access tower can get very hot during the heat of the day, so to avoid scorching your feet it's best to go in the early morning or late afternoon. Once you've finished visiting the stupa, it's worth spending some time exploring the grounds below it.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil
The temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami DevasthanamKovil is one of the most beautiful and lovely attractions places of Sri Lanka. There are many beautiful and elegant paintings of God and Goddess. Also, there are beautiful carvings of an astrology chart. The inner roof of this temple is decorated with magnificent paintings. It is said that the temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami DevasthanamKovil is the most ancient Hindu temple in Colombo. 

• Admission Ticket Free

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on old east-west exchange courses, administered progressively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That legacy is reflected in its engineering, blending pilgrim structures in with elevated structures and shopping centers. The monumental Colombo National Museum, committed to Sri Lankan history, outskirts rambling Viharamahadevi Park and its mammoth Buddha.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Viharamahadevi Park
Viharamahadevi Park or formally known as the Victoria park is the largest, oldest and most colorful park situated in the heart of Colombo. It is a perfect place to relax, for shady walks, picnics and most of all a great place to spend your time with your family.

• Admission Ticket Free

Colombo Fort Railway Station
The railway line was started over 150 years ago by the British. The old Fort region of Colombo is one of the busiest areas of the city. In 1877 the Coastal Railway Line was created and that is when the first station was opened. At the time, the Central Terminus was in a place near Maradana, The location can still be seen as it is now serving as the Sri Lanka Railway Museum.

• Admission Ticket Free

Pettah is one of the oldest districts in Colombo. It is the most ethnically mixed place in the country. Large religious buildings represent a plethora of faiths, while more earthly pursuits can be found in market stalls and shops. The crowds in Pettah can become overwhelming during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

• Admission Ticket Free

St Anthony's Shrine
St Anthony's Church is a monument of love and devotion to St. Anthony raised by all, rich and poor, in Colombo, as well as in the whole of Ceylon. May Anthony protect this City and this Island and all his devout is and lovers therein.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil
Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Devasthanam Kovil Temple is one of Sri Lanka's finest examples of Dravidian architecture. This temple in Kotahena, northeast of Pettah, is built of South Indian granite. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva; while not being too old, it is still a peerless example of ancient Dravidan architecture.

• Admission Ticket Free

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