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Colombo National Museum Tours and Tickets

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Founded in 1877, the Colombo National Museum in central Colombo chronicles the history and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Also called the Sri Lankan National Museum, the institution occupies a 19th-century Italianate-style building and attracts visitors eager to view its wide collection of treasures.

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Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00700
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Colombo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Colombo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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When your cruise calls at Colombo, avoid the hassles of exploring Sri Lanka’s capital independently by booking this private tour. See all Colombo’s highlights, including the Seema Malaka Buddhist temple and Old Parliament; take photos of the Old Lighthouse Clock Tower and Independence Square; dive into Pettah’s street markets, and more—all with a guide to handle logistics and shed light on the city’s history and culture. Includes port pickup and drop-off and air-conditioned transport.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Colombo City Tour with Holiday Walkers Sri Lanka

Colombo City Tour with Holiday Walkers Sri Lanka

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Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. The journey of your tour will be Highlights of Colombo. Explore Colombo City.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.20
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$70.20
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City Tour in Colombo

City Tour in Colombo

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Visit Colombo's must-see attractions effortlessly while our guides fill you in on the need to know's!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.54
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$40.54
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Half Day Private Custom Colombo City Tour

Half Day Private Custom Colombo City Tour

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Explore Colombo’s sights as you wish, without having to figure out routes or public buses, on this customizable private half-day tour. Traveling by air-conditioned car with a personal driver, cherry-pick from the recommended sights and activities to do and see what you want. Explore Pettah Market, Gangarama Temple, the National Museum, and more—the choice is yours. A choice of departure times and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00
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Private Colombo City Tour by Sri Lanka Private Drivers

Private Colombo City Tour by Sri Lanka Private Drivers

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Pick you up at the airport or hotel in the morning or afternoon. Tour will begin from the Fort area of Colombo which has been named fort because of it being a fort during the times of Portuguese and Dutch. Later we will take you to Colombo National Museum to see some of the great specimens of arts crafts and archaeology of Colombo. You will drive thru the commercial areas and drive past Pettah, a colorful Oriental bazaar with a mix of people, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. You have a chance to see a Hindu Temple, Buddhist Temple and the Jami Ul Alfar Jumma Mosque of Colombo. A nice walk in galle face beach and try some traditional street food.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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4-Hours Colombo City Tour

4-Hours Colombo City Tour

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Colombo—once called the "garden city of the East"—has a lot to offer: resort-like beaches, colonial architecture, national history museums, and Buddhist temples. It can be a challenge to pack it in eve on one trip, but this private tour gives a great introduction to the city in about half a day, taking you to see the city’s top sights and unconventional attractions to discover how locals live.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Full-Day Colombo City Tour (Private Car)

Full-Day Colombo City Tour (Private Car)

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This Full-Day narrated Colombo City Tour our will expose you to the brimming culture and history that is existing in Colombo. Throughout your tour learn more about the attractions you visit from your Private Guide’s narrations. This Tour is ideal for passengers with stopover at Colombo or those who prefer a whirlwind experience. The Tour schedule is flexible making it an even more convenient way to explore Sri Lanka’s commercial capitol. From the bustling streets to the vibrant markets with bargaining sellers, the posh boutique restaurants to pristine parks, witness it all. An ancient favorite of port-trading merchants, the city is a harmonious blend of religions and cultures. Your Private Guide will pick you from your hotel or seaport in a Private Vehicle.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Colombo City Tour from Mount Lavinia

Colombo City Tour from Mount Lavinia

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(SKU: LK60661500) The Colombo City Tour takes you on a journey into the heart of the capital city of Sri Lanka, to show you its most spectacular sights. View elegant colonial buildings rising in tandem with shiny new business constructions in the sprawling metropolis. Visit the ancient temples that create havens in the midst of all the bustle and hustle. Get to know Colombo's history and legends through some of its most interesting landmarks. Embark in an adventure that shows you the wonderful secrets of Colombo.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
Price varies by group size
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$46.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Private Colombo City Tour with Friendly Chauffeur

Half-Day Private Colombo City Tour with Friendly Chauffeur

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Colombo is the trade capital of Sri Lanka and is a city that has undergone rapid changes. While most old buildings have been replaced by new apartments and office buildings, some parts of the city yet retains its old charm. it is the financial center of the island and a popular tourist destinations, located on the west coast of the island. Colombo was known to ancient traders (as Indians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Arabs and Chinese) 2000 years ago because of the natural harbor. Today, Colombo modernized with shopping malls, stylish complex, cinema, restaurants, cafes, residential apartment and many more things. Tour Highlights *Visit Gangaramaya Temple *Old Parliament in Colombo *Old Clock Tower in Colombo *National Museum *Zoological Garden *Shopping in Colombo *Independence Square *Red Mosque *Galle Face Green (Beach side)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.52
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$26.52

Day Colombo City Tour

Day Colombo City Tour

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This Colombo Day city tour is specially for Transit guests & who comes to Sri Lanka for business purpose.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.84
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$70.84
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Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

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(SKU: LK61010100) The Colombo City Tour takes you on a journey into the heart of the capital city of Sri Lanka, to show you its most spectacular sights. View elegant colonial buildings rising in tandem with shiny new business constructions in the sprawling metropolis. Visit the ancient temples that create havens in the midst of all the bustle and hustle. Get to know Colombo's history and legends through some of its most interesting landmarks. Embark in an adventure that shows you the wonderful secrets of Colombo.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
Price varies by group size
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$56.00
Price varies by group size

10 Days Tour in Sri Lanka (Hotels with Breakfast & Luxury Car)

10 Days Tour in Sri Lanka (Hotels with Breakfast & Luxury Car)

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Get an overview of Sri Lanka without having to research, plan, or book transport and hotels on this private 10-day tour, complete with private transport and a driver-guide. Enjoy a pre-planned itinerary that whisks you from sight to sight, taking in Colombo, UNESCO-listed Sigiriya, Kandy, Galle, waterfalls, beaches, a Yala wildlife safari, and more. Hotel accommodation, breakfasts, and travel and airport transfers by private luxe vehicle are included to make everything super-easy.
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  • 10 days
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$700.00
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$700.00

Colombo City Tour from Colombo Port

Colombo City Tour from Colombo Port

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(SKU: LK81IR0400) The Colombo City Tour takes you on a journey into the heart of the capital city of Sri Lanka, to show you its most spectacular sights. View elegant colonial buildings rising in tandem with shiny new business constructions in the sprawling metropolis. Visit the ancient temples that create havens in the midst of all the bustle and hustle. Get to know Colombo's history and legends through some of its most interesting landmarks. Embark in an adventure that shows you the wonderful secrets of Colombo
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Colombo Sightseeing & Shopping

Colombo Sightseeing & Shopping

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Combine sightseeing and shopping in Colombo on this tour in the company of a private guide. Booking a private your means you'll enjoy personalized attention and your guide will tailor the itinerary to your interests. Highlights include Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, Independence Square, and others. While shopping for souvenirs, get guidance on the best shops and best deals.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.67
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$106.67
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Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

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Explore Colombo City with your private chauffeur. During this 4-hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.40
per group
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$51.40
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Highlights Colombo Day Tour with Afternoon High Tea in Kingsbury Hotel

Highlights Colombo Day Tour with Afternoon High Tea in Kingsbury Hotel

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors to Colombo, this private tour ticks off top sights in the laid-back, history-packed Sri Lankan capital. Highlights include Gangaramaya Temple, one of the city’s oldest temples, ancient and colonial relics in the Colombo National Museum, and a traditional high tea in Kingsbury Hotel. Travel comfortably between locations in a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00
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All Inclusive Colombo City Tour from Colombo & Negombo

All Inclusive Colombo City Tour from Colombo & Negombo

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Colombo is the Commercial Capital and the largest city of the country. Visiting Colombo is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and we would like to show you the major highlights of Colombo City during your visit. You will see Colonial Buildings, can experience Sri Lankan culture, tradition and can experience the modern Sri Lankan life during your tour. We bring you the best personalize guiding tour of Colombo
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.67
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$58.67

Rediscover Colombo

Rediscover Colombo

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Many travelers leave with only a superficial understanding of places they visit. This private Colombo tour goes deeper, with an itinerary recommended and personalized for you, and running day or evening. Led by a local who constantly renews their knowledge of Sri Lanka’s capital, you’ll drive and walk through the streets, see sights like the Gangaramaya Temple and Pettah Market, discover hidden corners, and build a true connection with the city through your guide’s insights.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00

Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

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This is the ideal choice for first-time visitors looking to cover Colombo’s main attractions in under a day. Save time planning an itinerary and bartering with cabs; and relax as a driver-guide and private air-conditioned vehicle take you around the signature sights. Admire the Independence Memorial Hall and Beira Lake Seema Malakaya Temple; see worshippers at the Gangaramaya Temple, and learn about Colombo’s history and culture from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size

August Kandy Festive Tour

August Kandy Festive Tour

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Here at USP Lanka Tours, we offer you a tremendous seven days family vacation. All you, who likes beaches, festivals, cold environment, can join with this tour. We do provide very reliable chauffeurs for your selections. In each and every day of your tour, we will give priority to your preferences, and prestigious. Your chauffeur will give all the good tips and information, before start each day. And we are very flexible towards our clients, if anyone wants to make any changes during the tour, we will response in positive way. And we guaranteed that, at the end of this your you will be surprised about the beauty of this miracle island., what we inherit and how we show our Ceylon to the world.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
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5 Days Tour in Sri Lanka (Hotels with Breakfast & Luxury Car)

5 Days Tour in Sri Lanka (Hotels with Breakfast & Luxury Car)

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Drivers in Sri Lanka is one of the best leading Tour Operator in Sri Lanka tourism industry. We offer best price and best services. Our aim is to make your Sri Lanka Tours easy and memorable with our very finest service and to positively campaign for a good, healthy and enjoyable holiday to all our customers. This 5 days tour package includes accommodation with breakfast, a luxury vehicle, an English speaking professional driver & guiding, driver's accommodation & meals, fuel, 24 hours service & parking fees.
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  • 5 days
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$460.00
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$460.00

Best of Nature (15 Days)

Best of Nature (15 Days)

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(SKU: LK10FBB011) Best of Nature is a nature lover’s ideal holiday experience. The tropics of Sri Lanka has many wildlife conservations, national parks, sanctuaries and jungles to explore. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and only rainforest in Sri Lanka, the majestic Sinharaja. Also, explore the wilderness of the Yala National Park and get a chance to spot the elusive leopard and rare Sri Lankan Sloth Bear alongside many other endemic and non-endemic fauna.
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  • 15 days
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$438.00
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$438.00
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9 Days Sri Lanka tour package

9 Days Sri Lanka tour package

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During this Round Tour, we will be sight-seeing areas in the following destinations: to The guests, we will be provided with good quality, air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver-guide to help with your tour and free wi-fi. All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed. We provide hotel accommodations for 8 nights in good quality hotels varying from Economy / Budget hotels to Standard Hotels to Luxury Hotels. The charges will change depending on your selection
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  • 9 days
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$875.00
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$875.00
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10-Day Private Tour in Sri Lanka with Pick Up

10-Day Private Tour in Sri Lanka with Pick Up

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Hummingbird Paradise specialises in offering once in a lifetime experiences that will create lasting memories around Sri Lanka. Our tour packages provide a variety of life experiences for our valuable customers. During the tours, we offer plenty of attractive activities that are involved with Sri Lankan traditions, culture, adventures, nature, authentic food, religion and more. Quality and your safety during the tour is our priority.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,250.00
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$2,250.00

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