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Colombo City Tour from Negombo

A unique experience for travellers staying for a short while in Negombo. A great way to explore Colombo at it's best. A splendid way to do a quick round of last minute shopping that you missed out on and see the bustling city of Colombo.

per adult from

$50

NZD

Duration

4 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • WiFi on board
    • Restroom on board
    • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Old Parliament Building, Fort, Colombo Sri Lanka

    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. The building housed the island's legislature for 53 years until the new parliamentary complex was opened at Sri Jayawardenepura in 1983.

    Stop At: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Bauddhaloka Mawatha Near China Embassy, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Independence Square, Independence Avenue, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

    Independence Memorial Hall (also Independence Commemoration 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. It is located in Independence Square (formerly Torrington Square) in the Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo. It also houses the Independence Memorial Museum.
    The monument was built at the location where the formal ceremony marking the start of self-rule, with the opening of the first parliament by the HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester occurred at a special podium February 4, 1948.
    Located at the head of the monument is the statue of the first prime minister of the country Rt. Hon. Don Stephen Senanayake "The Father of the Nation". Most of the annual National Independence Day celebrations have been held here. Apart from a monument it served as the ceremonial assembly hall for the Senate of Ceylon and the House of Representatives of Ceylon until the parliament was moved to the new parliament complex. Currently it is the venue for religious events and annual national day celebrations.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Colombo Racecourse Sports Complex, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Colombo Racecourse was a harness racing course in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka. During the Second World War, it was used as a temporary airfield

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

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

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo City Centre, 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 00200 Sri Lanka

    Opened in 2018, the grandiose Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s first international mall catering to the shopping enthusiast looking for that much needed retail therapy. Boasting a variety of retail spaces; from designer fashion brands to those everyday essentials, from high end electronics to jewellery, the international shopping mall serves many a shopping enthuse. Coupled with a Multiplex Cinema and a food court specialising in international cuisine, along with its central location, the Colombo City Centre certainly has got all your requirements under one roof.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

    The Nelum Pokuna Theatre is a newly built theatre in the shape of a lotus flower which is used for performing arts productions.

    Stop At: Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is a public park located in Colombo, next to the National Museum in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest and largest park of the Port of Colombo. Situated in front of the colonial-era Town Hall building, the park is named after Queen Viharamahadevi, the mother of King Dutugamunu. The park was built on land donated to the Colombo city by Charles Henry de Soysa during the British rule of Sri Lanka, and used to be named "Victoria Park" after Queen Victoria. During World War II it was occupied by the British Army with Australian 17th Brigade based at Victoria Park. After the war the park was restored and open to the public in 1951.
    There used to be a cricket ground in the park, which was used for first-class cricket between 1927 and 1995. Ceylon played against a touring English team there in 1927 and against an Australian team in 1935.
    The park features include a huge Buddha statue and a series of water fountains. It also includes a mini zoo, a children's play area and a BAC Jet Provost.There are Muscovy ducks in the park. They swim in the lake and walk on the grass beside it.
    Viharamahadevi Park is the only large-scale public park in Colombo, and is maintained by the Colombo Municipal Council. Located at its western end is the Cenotaph War Memorial, Colombo and the Colombo Public Library. The Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Air Stadium is a venue for concerts and public events.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Colombo Lotus Tower, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka

    Lotus Tower, also referred to as Colombo Lotus Tower, is a tower of 356 m, located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It also reflects the symbolic landmark of Sri Lanka. As of 16 September 2019, the tower is currently the tallest self-supported structure in South Asia.

    Stop At: Gem Museum, 43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw, Colombo 00300 Sri Lanka

    One could see a variety of gemstones and a huge collection of jewelleries. Gem Museum, as its name says has every collection that one could never miss admiring. Our staff would offer you a high quality service which will help you the most in selecting a precious product. We do have a small museum and a mine demonstration just to give clients an idea of how gem mining is done. Also please note that this is a gem shop not a museum (has a small museum as an attraction) and entrance is FREE of charge. You could have a free cup of tea and enjoy learning about gems and jewellery making.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area dating back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo 01300, Sri Lanka

    St. Lucia's Cathedral Colombo is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The Cathedral is located at Kotahena, in the north east of Colombo, on 18,240 sq. ft. of land. It traces its origins to a small structure for worship built during the Dutch occupation.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Colombo Grand Mosque, Grand Mosque, Colombo Sri Lanka

    The Grand Mosque of Colombo is a mosque located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    The mosque has a documented history that goes back over 500 years. The earliest European reference to the mosque appears in a description from November 1505 when the commander of a Portuguese expedition anchored in Colombo bay. In 1520 following an attack on the Portuguese trading post, established earlier by Lopo de Brito, the Captain of Portuguese Ceylon, the King Bhuvanaikabahu of Kotte burnt the town (Colombo) along with two large mosques. The mosque was however rebuilt on the same site soon after. In the 1820s, the mosque was redesigned and rebuilt by Malay architect, Muhammad Balangkaya, the son of a Malay noble of the Royal House of Gowa (present-day Sulawesi, Indonesia),who was exiled to Ceylon in 1790 by the Dutch. The mosque was rebuilt as a two-storey structure, one of the first of its kind. In 1826 the British Governor of Ceylon, Edward Barnes, visited the mosque and commended the architect on the excellence of his work. In 1827 Sir Alexander Johnston discovered an Arabic inscribed tombstone dating to 948AD, which had been moved by the Dutch from the old Muslim cemetery next to the Grand Mosque, which indicates the mosque may be over 1,100 years old and possibly the oldest mosque in Sri Lanka.
    In 1897 an additional wing was constructed under the supervision of I. L. M. H. Muhammad Mohideen. The wing was used in 1959 as classrooms for the newly established school, Al-Madrasathul Hameedia. In 1921 the name of the school was changed to the Hameedia Boys' English School. The mosque was reconstructed again during 1900s to meet the modern needs of the Muslim community.

    The mosque contains the shrine of the Malay saint, Tuan Bagoos Balankaya.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, Kotahena, Colombo Sri Lanka

    Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Temple is located in Kochchikade area in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This Hindu Temple was built in the year 1915 by the Indian sculptures with Black Stone(Granite). The temple is fully erected with Black stones and a place worth to see and worship. The will reminds you of the India's Tamil Nadu temples. The temple is based on the human body structure where 9 doors can be found on the entrance of the temple on the top of the structure.
    You don't need to pay any entrance fee or for entrance ticket. There are two main entrances for the temple. To keep your expensive footwear pay up to Rs 10/- at the entrance and get the token with number to get back your footwear. On special Pooja days male visitors will be requested to remove their T-Shirts and Shirts.
    Before you enter in to the main temple, wash your legs with tap water which is available on the left side of Temple’s inner entrance. If you are visiting early morning or in the evening you can participate the daily pooja events. Women used to stay on one side looking the God Statue while the men used to in the opposite side line.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from any hotel in Negombo. Please provide us with exact name and location of hotel and we will pick up on time.We will page for you with your name board.Airports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • As the situation of Sri Lanka is different from many other countries please let the guide advise you on the current situation upon arrival.
  • 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

6

Organised by Travel with Nishantha

Activity ID: V-183701P9

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