Colombo: Half-Day City Tour

3.6 / 5

14 Reviews

Colombo: Half-Day City Tour

From US$ 15 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
Starting times 9:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Colombo
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best of Colombo's architecture
  • Admire panoramic views of the city
  • Immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan way of life
Full description
Discover both the modern and traditional areas of Colombo and learn more about the city's colonial past on this tour, from a 100-year-old clock tower to British colonial-era buildings. During this tour, visit the Old Parliament, explore the affluent residential areas and admire the Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall, a gift to Sri Lanka from the people’s republic of China. Immerse yourself in a fascinating blend of cultures, religions, and socioeconomic classes and experience daily life for Sri Lankan residents. You will see attractions such as the Sambodhi Chaithya Buddhist Temple, the lighthouse, Red Mosque, the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, the Town Hall, and Independence Square. You may also choose to visit a handicrafts emporium for a spot of shopping if you wish. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must remove footwear and hats and cover shoulders and knees when in religious temples
  • A valid passport will be required on the day of travel
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions — if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • If you are arriving by cruise ship, please use the shuttle bus and meet your guide near gate number 1A, where they will be waiting with GetYourGuide name board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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The guide and driver were very kind to drive us in heavy traffic to St Anthony's Church even though it was not on the itinerary but it should be as this is the most important site in Colombo for Christian westerners so that we could pay our respects after the atrocities by Islamic suicide bombers at Easter. The Christian worshippers are still very noticeably traumatised and our hearts went out to these tragic people. God bless them and may they be allowed to live in peace by these evil Islamic fanatics. Just totally heartbreaking but we were so glad that we got to visit this sacred church now protected by armed soldiers to show our support for them and Christianity. May these innocent souls rest in peace x

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December 29, 2019

Excellent value for money

February 6, 2020

Because of health problems, we did not walk much. The driver was very pleasant.

January 28, 2020

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