Shore Excursions Colombo City Tour

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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

What’s Included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking chauffeur
  • Air-condition Vehicle (Car or Van)
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess 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

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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 National Museum, Albert Crescent, Colombo Sri Lanka National Museum of Colombo, also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum is one of two museums in Colombo. It is the largest museum in Sri Lanka. It is maintained by the Department of National Museum of the central government Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 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 Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Beira Lake, 02 Colombo, Colombo 01200 Sri Lanka Beira Lake is a lake in the center of the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The lake is surrounded by many large businesses in the city. It initially occupied approximately 1.65 km² of land 100 years ago and this has since been reduced to 0.65 km² today due to various reasons.

Pass By: Colombo Fort Railway Station, Olcott Mawatha Road, Colombo 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, Colombo Fort, Colombo Sri Lanka 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 Square, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka 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 Duration: 15 minutes

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: 5 minutes

Stop At: Arcade Independence Square, 7 Colombo, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka 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 by the prevailing winds. Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka 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, Hospital Street Galle Fort, Colombo 00001 Sri Lanka 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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of 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

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 


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