Colombo City Sightseeing Tour

Colombo’s multi-cultural heritage, colonial past and vibrant nature make it a must-visit city. Explore the tales of the Sri Lanka’s commercial hub, once a popular trading port by ancient merchants due to its strategic position between trade routes, the bustling city of Colombo has a colorful history. Colombo has many great places to visit, from museums, to heritage buildings, to bars and restaurants. We’ve identified some of the most important spots that you should include in your itinerary. The bustling city of Colombo has much to offer all types of travelers, be they families, business travelers or honeymooning couples. Therefore this is a must do if you tour to Sri Lanka.

per adult from

$72

NZD

Duration

4 to 6 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Colombo National Museum
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

      Built in the latter half of the 19 th Century, the Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple is unique in that it serves as a cultural centre that houses a number of intriguing artifacts of the Buddhist world, in addition to being a serene place of worship. Artifacts such as bronze and brass statues of the Buddha gifted by neighboring Asian countries, and other relics can be viewed at the temple. The temple building itself is fascinating as it incorporates Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. The Gangaramaya Temple is also famous for hosting a procession of colorful pageantry known as the Gangaramaya Navam Perahera, along with the Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival, which boasts of colorful processions and activities that light up the city.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Second Cross Street, Colombo 01100 Sri Lanka

      The Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, popularly known as the Red Mosque, was built in the year 1909. It is one of the oldest operating mosques in Colombo, and is also one of the most recognizable buildings in commercial Pettah. Painted in an unorthodox red-white color, the mosque is one of the primary places in which many devout moors in Pettah go and perform their daily prayers along with the congregational Friday Jumu’ah prayer. Go ahead and take a guided tour around the mosque and witness the unique architecture of the place.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Sri Lanka

      Considered to be the oldest and largest park in metropolitan Colombo, the Viharamahadevi Park is a centre for leisure and recreation. The park was originally named Victoria Park, after Queen Victoria, during the colonial period. It was subsequently changed to Viharamahadevi, to honour a celebrated Sri Lankan queen. Located right beside the Colombo Town Hall, the park is famed for its jogging and cycling tracks, which are frequented by fitness enthusiasts. Moreover, the lush green lawns make the park an enticing venue for families and friends to meet and even enjoy a picnic.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Arcade Independence Square, 7 Colombo, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

      Located right next to the Independence Square, the Arcade Independence Square once served as a lunatic asylum and then as the office of the Auditor General before falling into disrepair. Today, it has been restored and turned into an active shopping and recreational precinct, surrounded by well- manicured lawns. The Arcade has a food court that serves fast food, snacks and juices. The Dilmah Tea Lounge, Japanese restaurant Tsukiji Uoichi and Asylum Bar and Restaurant located at the Arcade are definitely worth a visit. There are a number of branded clothing stores within the complex, in addition to some local clothing shops. The complex also houses two comfortable mini cinemas that screen blockbuster movies.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Colombo National Museum, Albert Crescent, Colombo Sri Lanka

      The Colombo National Museum, located in a quiet corner of the suburb of Colombo Seven, is an important complex that houses several historical, cultural and natural artefacts. Founded in 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory, who was the British Governor of Ceylon at the time, this is the largest museum in the country. The museum contains several important relics belonging to the old Sri Lankan kingdoms, including ancient agricultural tools, household utensils, musical instruments, costumes, medical objects, stone antiquities, pottery, brassware, wood carvings and weapons. The showpiece historical items of the museum are the original throne and crown jewels which belonged to the Kingdom of Kandy. These two symbolic items were returned to Sri Lanka by the British in a gesture of goodwill in 1934.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street Galle Fort, Colombo 00001 Sri Lanka

      The Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is located in the Colombo Fort area, just opposite the World Trade Centre buildings. The premises functioned as a hospital during Dutch rule, hence the name. It is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area, with the earliest record of the place coming from 1681. The present-day complex is an exciting space for shopping, dining and recreation.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from all places in Negombo and Colombo Airports
      • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    4

    Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

    Activity ID: V-211823P252

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