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Discover the history and culture of Sri Lanka's capital on this day tour from Bentota and Kalutara.
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Valid 1 day
Starting times 7:30 AM, 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pickup available from hotels in Bentota or Kalutara

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Colombo and its main monuments
  • Marvel at the picturesque architecture of the Old Town
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the region
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel in Kalutara or Bentota, head to Pettah, the oldest part of Colombo. Marvel at the thousands of stalls selling items from medicine to electronic equipment before beginning your driving tour of the city. Visit sites such as Beira Lake, Viharamahdevi Park, and Independence Square, where you can see one of the oldest examples of Sri Lankan architecture.

In the fort area, discover a mix of contemporary architecture and old-world charm with high-rise modern buildings built alongside medieval structures. Towards the end of the drive, visit the Colombo Historical Museum, where you can see a large number of valuable exhibits.

After your drive around the city, begin your walking tour. As you walk along the narrow and charming streets of the city center, learn more about Colombo's historical eras and their impact on the architectural ensemble of the city. Stroll past sights such as the Old Parliament, Gangrama Temple, and the Town Hall. Shop 'til you drop in the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct or head for lunch at one of the area's famed restaurants. Discover examples of British architecture and learn more about Colombo's history and its remarkable growth as you visit the BMICH, the Wolvendaal Church, and Colombo's most beautiful Hindu temple. Get dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • All transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

From US$ 68 per person

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Product ID: 295400