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Independence Square Tours

Independence Square
In the heart of the city’s prestigious 07 district and framed by palm-lined gardens, Independence Square is one of Colombo’s signature sights. The centerpiece of the square is Independence Memorial Hall, a stone monument that commemorates Sri Lanka’s independence from Britain in 1948.
Address: Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

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Private Colombo City Tour with English Speaking Chauffeur

Private Colombo City Tour with English Speaking Chauffeur

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On this Private Colombo City Tour, you can see the top sights of the nation’s capital in one day, with all transportation and entrance fees included. Travel by ac private car or van, where you’ll take a panoramic sightseeing tour past major landmarks like Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, Independence Square. Plus, visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Old Parliament building, Colombo Fort and Galle Face Green.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.34
Price varies by group size
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$93.34
Price varies by group size
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Cruise Ship Shore Excursions - Colombo Port - Colombo City Tour

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions - Colombo Port - Colombo City Tour

Why Travel with us • Largest Luxury Vehicle Fleet in Sri Lanka • Well Trained & Help Full Reservation Staff • Reasonable Rates with Best Service • All Drivers are well Experienced in Driving & Sri Lanka Roads • 100% Trusted Transport Provider • Break Down Replacements in around the Sri Lanka • Manage your Time • No Extra Charges for Pickup • No Any Hidden Charges All Vehicles are new & well Conditioned Vehicles. All drivers & Assistants are well trained. Our Drivers are well friendly, Informative & Well Experienced. There are Well Maintain Speed Limits
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.07
Price varies by group size
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$81.07
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Colombo Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Colombo Private Tour

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Delve deeper into Colombo than you could alone in half a day on this private tour. Ride a tuk tuk around must-sees such as Independence Square and Galle Face Green as your guide shares details about them you might not have known otherwise. Plus, check out some of the Sri Lankan capital’s tucked-away gems, markets, and street snacks to gain an inside scoop on the city that most visitors miss.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.59
Price varies by group size
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$32.59
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Private Tour of Colombo in a World War II Jeep

Private Tour of Colombo in a World War II Jeep

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See the sights of Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka, on this 3-hour private tour in a World War II–era Jeep. You'll explore both on- and off-road to check out top attractions such as Old Parliament Building and Viharamahadevi Park and visit a bird sanctuary just outside of the city. Hotel pickup, beverages, and a snack are included. Choice of morning or afternoon departure time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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$104.00
Price varies by group size

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Get an intimate look at the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo during this 3.5-hour sightseeing trip by tuk tuk with a small group. Travel like Sri Lankan locals do as you weave through traffic, stopping to check out city landmarks like Colombo Harbour, the Pettah neighborhood, Wolvendaal Church, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
Taking safety measures

Colombo City Day Tour

Colombo City Day Tour

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Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Colombo, the bustling capital of Sri Lanka. An informative guide takes you to major highlights such as the ocean-facing urban park of Galle Face Green; the Buddhist temples of Kelaniya, Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka; and the War Memorial, Independence Square and more. End your tour with some bargain hunting on a shopping excursion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Colombo Tuk Tuk Adventure

Colombo Tuk Tuk Adventure

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Explore the capital of Sri Lanka on this tuk tuk tour that includes a private guide. Enjoy a completely customized itinerary that focuses on the things that interest you, accompanied by insightful guided commentary. This option is a great overview for first-time visitors or those short on time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Departure Transfer : Colombo to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA)

Departure Transfer : Colombo to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA)

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Pre-book this private arrival transfer from Colombo City hotels  to your Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) to ending your vacation in Sri Lanka . When you ready at Hotel Lobby, your professional driver meets you and takes you directly to Airport. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at Airport safely and efficiently.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.00
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$17.00
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Shore Excursion Colombo City Tour Highlights

Shore Excursion Colombo City Tour Highlights

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Make the most of your time in Colombo by booking a private shore excursion. You’ll travel via private transportation and skip the hassle of dealing with crowds or multiple pickups and drop-offs. Follow a comprehensive itinerary designed to show you the best of the city, asking questions and enjoying personalized attention along the way. Highlights include the National Museum, Gangarama Seema Malakaya, Beire Lake, Jamiul Alfar Mosque, and other landmarks.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Night Cycling from Colombo

Night Cycling from Colombo

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Explore Colombo’s historical streets on two wheels on this private evening cycle tour. Pedal around illuminated squares, landmarks, and parks in the quieter atmosphere of dusk while learning about their history. View Independence Square and Gangaramaya Temple, check out lesser-known colonial-era sights, and visit Galle Face Green, the seafront green originally created by the island's Dutch rulers. Light snacks and refreshments, plus full cycling equipment included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Colombo Shore excursion - Experts In Handling Shore Excursions In Sri Lanka

Colombo Shore excursion - Experts In Handling Shore Excursions In Sri Lanka

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We are organizing day excursions & overnight tours for passengers arriving at the Colombo / Galle / Trinco / Hambantota ports. Our customized tours are designed to see the highlights in our enchanted island during the short stay. 04 - 05 Hours, Colombo Sightseeing Tour Discover the best of Colombo on a half-day Colombo sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable in an air-conditioned luxury car coach or minivan, take in Colombo. During this half day tour, learn about Sri Lanka’s capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for cruise passengers. This tour is tailored to showcase different places of Colombo, from traditional to unconventional attractions, to discover the life lived by everyday Sri Lankans.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67

Colombo Sightseeing and Shopping Private Tour Including Lunch

Colombo Sightseeing and Shopping Private Tour Including Lunch

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Spend the full day enjoying personalized attention while you sightsee, shop, and eat a Sri Lankan lunch. Stops can include Independence Square, Galle Face Green, and the Gangaramaya Temple before spending some free time shopping for souvenirs. A traditional Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant is included. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size

Colombo Day Tour

Colombo Day Tour

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and major port. It is a fine amalgamation of all the hues and cultures within this paradise isle. This chic metropolitan brings together the many facets of this island nation. City tour will include a visit to the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple & Simamalaka Shrine designed by Sri Lanka’s leading architect Geoffrey Bawa. Take time to visit the oldest Hindu Kovil in Colombo and The Wolvendael Church. You will also be provided time to relax at the Independence Square and drive by the Old Parliament House, Town hall, Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Theatre, BMICH together with time for shopping at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00

Half Day City Tour in Colombo

Half Day City Tour in Colombo

Get the best out of the city by visiting the most popular attractions in Colombo; each with its own significant story. Admire the Independence Memorial Hall, stroll through the National Museum or shop till you drop at the historic Dutch Hospital. Amidst the hustle and bustle, there are a plethora of things to do in Colombo for an avid traveler; from admiring the beauty of the Red Mosque to visiting the Gangaramaya Temple. Colombo’s main attractions are sure to leave a lasting impression on this budding city! • Hassle free pick up and drop off • Explore the Capital of Sri Lanka • Local lunch included to taste the traditional taste of Sri Lankans
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

With this tour you can visit Colombo National Museum, Gangarama temple, Seema malaka, Independence Memorial Hall, Red Mosque and Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and some other in a single day
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.11
Price varies by group size
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$44.11
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Colombo Magic - City Must' See's

Colombo Magic - City Must' See's

This is a full day personalized tour of Colombo with a knowledgeable guide. We usually visit highlights such as the Gangaramayya Temple, Independence Square, Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, Old Parliament building, Old Town Hall, the Pettah bazaar area and the popular Galle Face Green. We’ll stop for lunch at a historic colonial building that is now converted to a lovely enclosed shopping arcade with local cafes.
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  • 8 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

Colombo City Sightseeing

Colombo City Sightseeing

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Colombo, the bustling capital of Sri Lanka. An informative guide takes you to major highlights such as the ocean-facing urban park of Galle Face Green; the Buddhist temples Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka and the War Memorial, Independence Square and more. End your tour with some bargain hunting on a shopping excursion.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Colombo City (Private) Tour

Colombo City (Private) Tour

Combine a city orientation with a tailor-made shopping trip on this comprehensive door-to-door Colombo tour. Exploring with your private chauffeur/guide, check off the Buddhist temples of Seema Malaka and Gangaramaya, tour the Colombo National Museum (own expense), and admire the landmark Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and Independence Square. After shopping stops at bustling Pettah Market and other stores, soak up ocean views from Galle Face.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
Price varies by group size
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$42.00
Price varies by group size

Colombo Sightseeing City Tour

Colombo Sightseeing City Tour

Book this Half Day Colombo City Tour for a whirlwind sightseeing trip of the city's top attractions and famed shopping venues with a private guide to chauffeur you along the way. The tour schedule is flexible making it an even more convenient way to explore Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. From the bustling streets to the vibrant markets, the posh boutique restaurants to pristine parks, witness it all. The city is a harmonious blend of religions and cultures. Head around the city and explore the golden carvings of the gangarama temple. Learn about Sri Lankan history in the national museum. Walk the pathways of independence arcade square. Admire the still beauty of Beira lake. Shop at some of the best places. Once the tour ends you will be dropped back to your hotel.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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True Colombo by Tuk Tuk

True Colombo by Tuk Tuk

Meet up with your guide in front of the world trade center, Colombo. At 8.30 AM. After getting into your tuk-tuk, you will be driven to Sivan Kovil and Wolvendaal Church. From there you will come to the main street in Colombo. have a little bit of a walk while passing Old town hall, Red mosque, and Khan's clock tower. End of the Main street you will be getting King Coconut and get into your tuk-tuks again to visit Gangaramaya Temple and Independence square. From there you will be driven back to the world trade center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Shore Excursion Colombo Port to Colombo City Tour for 7 - 12 People

Shore Excursion Colombo Port to Colombo City Tour for 7 - 12 People

 Pickup from Colombo port passenger terminal by paging the name.  Colombo Light House  100-Year-Old Clock Tower  Dutch Hospital  Red Mosque  Colorful Pettah Bazaar  Hindu Temple  Gangarama Temple  Victoria Park  National Museum  Nelum Pokuna Theater  Colombo Town Hall  Cinnamon Gardens (Race Course)  Independence Square  Replica of Aukana Buddha Statue  Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (B.M.I.C.H)  Shopping  Galle Face Green  Old Parliament  Drop off at Colombo port passenger terminal
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.67
per group
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$146.67
per group

Half Day Colombo City Tour

Half Day Colombo City Tour

Learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions on this private tour of Colombo, with a private chauffeur in an air conditioned vehicle.. Discover the vibrant heritage of the city with stops at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Hall, National Museum and more! Drive around Colombo's financial district, one of the city's highlights! Originally built by the Portuguese, the commercial hub initially served as a protection against invaders before it was developed by the Dutch in 1658. Further developments were made in 1796 when the British took over the city.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Private Guided Colombo City Tour from Colombo

Private Guided Colombo City Tour from Colombo

This City Tour of Colombo, focuses on exploring the commercial capital of Sri Lanka-Colombo. Bustling with energy all day long, this is a city of vibrant colours and rich culture, offering fascinating insights into the national psyche of Sri Lanka. During your brief stay, you will be able to visit the old Wolfendhal Dutch Church (built in 1749), a Hindu Temple, the famous Gangarama Temple situated facing the Beira Lake. On your way around the city, you will also witness a plethora of shopping malls housing designer brands, beautifully landscaped gardens and colonial precincts such as the Dutch Hospital and more.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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