Full-day Sightseeing Tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 
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Full-day Sightseeing Tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 hours
Languages:
  • English
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

A towering metropolis on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Colombo has many sides to discover. From the lively exchanges seen at the bazaars of Pettah to the sunkissed beaches of Mt. Lavinia, you will be enchanted by this dynamic and ancient trading city.

Highlights:

Get a sense of Colombo's colonial roots as you discover the legacies left to this city of trade

Stroll serenely along the promenade at Galle Face Green

Barter yourself to a bargain at the colorful markets of Pettah

Show your spiritual side in the temples, mosques, and churches adorning the streets

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Situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo is said to be the traditional gateway to the Orient. It is the largest city of the island and due to its vital role in the east-west sea trade dating as far back at the 5th century, it is possible to see the remnants of Moorish, Portuguese, Dutch, and British settlement throughout the city. On this full-day tour, you will be given an insiders view to the bustling metropolis and discover the many layers, which form its colorful character.

During the day you will have the opportunity to visit sites including the mile-long promenade of Galle Face Green, the exclusive district of Cinnamon Gardens where you will find Independence Hall, the vibrant bazaars of Pettah, and the pristine beaches of Mt. Lavinia. Your journey will be enhanced by the many religious sanctuaries, which manifest in their variety, the peaceful tolerance of the city’s diverse inhabitants. There will also be time to investigate Colombo’s National Museum and get a real taste of the ancient, colonial and modern influences, which make up the city.

To keep you refreshed and revived, there will be a delectable lunch overlooking the sea at the Galle Face Hotel and an afternoon tea in the unlikely restaurant of Colombo Fort, which was once a Dutch hospital.

What's Included:

• An english-speaking tour guide with intimate knowlegde of the city
• Transportation for the duration of the tour
• All entrance fees
• Pick-up and Drop-off where requested

What's Not Included:

• Additional refreshments
• Items of a personal nature
• Gratuities
• Charges for the photography or filming conducted at tourist sites

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  • Rating: 5 “Courteous,efficient,knowledgeable and friendly,the best ever”

    Reviewed by PETER from CAMBERLEY, United Kingdom on December 8th, 2013 Rowan trips gave us a fantastic tour and I would recommend them to anyone --- superb in every way


  • Rating: 4 “We learned a lot”

    Reviewed by Ian on July 8th, 2013 A friend gave me this tour as a birthday present which I was able to chare with my wife and another couple who are close friends. None of us had been to Sri Lanka before and we learned a great deal

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