Exploring Colombo independently on a cruise port-of-call can mean negotiating with cabs, and the risk of getting lost or delayed. Make things easy with a private shore excursion that whisks you around the sights smoothly and comfortably.
Travel by private vehicle, visit top sights such as the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple; shop for souvenirs at handicrafts emporiums; and hear tales of local life from your driver that you’d miss if alone.
- Explore Colombo with ease on a private shore excursion from the cruise port.
- Forget cabs or buses: sightsee stress-free, by private air-conditioned car.
- See the sights, shop at markets, and hear about local life and history.
- Relax with cruise port pickup and drop-off, plus on-board WiFi access.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- English-speaking chauffeur
- Air-condition Vehicle (Car or Van)
- Bottled water
- Complimentary WiFi access During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
- No Food and drinks
- No Gratuities
- No Lunch
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
Ports: Colombo Port
What To Expect
Stop At: 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 Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: 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, and adjacent to the General Treasury Building Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Colombo Fort Railway Station.
Sri Lanka Fort railway station is a major rail hub in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The station is served by Sri Lanka Railways, with many inter-city and commuter trains entering each day. Fort Station is the main rail gateway to central Colombo; it is the terminus of most intercity trains in the country.
Stop At: 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 Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Independence Memorial Hall.
Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948 Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: 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 Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Arcade Independence Square.
The Arcade Independence Square is a high-end shopping complex housed in a group of renovated colonial-era buildings in Colombo. It portrays a truly exemplary story of emergence from the depths of despair into a new life of hope and joy.
It was built as a part of the Independence Square Redevelopment program initiated by the Sri Lankan Government. The setting and the design of the building including the interior, promoted maximum daylight, secured the greatest amount of circulation of air about the buildings, and enabled every part to profit from the prevailing winds. Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre.
Colombo’s newest theatre is designed in the shape of a Lotus flower, and with a range of varied auditorium and performance facilities. This glossy venue is located in a high-profile spot south of Viharamahadevi Park. Its stunning design is based on the Nelum Pokuna, the 12th-century lotus pond in Polonnaruwa. Look for important productions here.
Stop At: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.
This unique museum was originally the 17th-century residence of the Dutch governor and has since been used as a Catholic seminary, a military hospital, a police station, and a post office. The mansion contains a lovely garden courtyard and has a nice faded feel since a 1977 restoration. Exhibits include Dutch colonial furniture and other artifacts. The official opening of the Dutch Period Museum took place on 10 July 1982. Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- At the time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time.
- Refunds will not be issued if a tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of the cruise ship.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infants must sit on laps. 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.