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Independence Square Tours and Tickets

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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.

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Independence Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00700
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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
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$28.01
Price varies by group size
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$28.01
Price varies by group size

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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$60.00
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$60.00
Price varies by group size

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

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
Price varies by group size
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$40.54
Price varies by group size

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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$110.00
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$110.00
Price varies by group size

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
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$88.00
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$88.00

Colombo City Tour from Negombo

Colombo City Tour from Negombo

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A unique experience for travelers staying for a short while in Negombo. A great way to explore Colombo at it's best. A splendid way to do a quick round of last minute shopping that you missed out on and see the bustling city of Colombo. The time duration of this tour is entirely up to you to decide as we are flexible and can accommodate any changes.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

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 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

Private Colombo City Tour by Car - 06 Hours

Private Colombo City Tour by Car - 06 Hours

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Colombo is the Capital and largest city in Sri Lanka. We would like to take you Colombo city tour including many famous buildings, Buddhist temples, luxury shopping centers, beach and for discovering life lived by everyday Sri Lankans.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.54
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$21.54

Colombo Day Tour

Colombo Day Tour

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Exploring Colombo without a guide or chauffeured transport may leave you short of info on the sights and stressed about how to visit them. This private tour steps up, with door-to-door air-conditioned travel and your own driver-guide to deepen your knowledge of the city. Check out the Colombo National Museum, lakeside Gangaramaya Temple, and other attractions; and talk to your guide about seeing other points of interest if you wish.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.99
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$29.99

Colombo City Tour -Experience Colombo Like a Local

Colombo City Tour -Experience Colombo Like a Local

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Let's Explore Colombo Like a Local! Isn't it sound amazing??? Join our Colombo city tour and experience unique and most amazing moments. Our experienced tour guide will take you through the most amazing sights that you could enjoy in the heart of the commercial hub in Sri Lanka.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67
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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

6 Days Private Vehicle with English Speaking Chauffeur

6 Days Private Vehicle with English Speaking Chauffeur

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Explore Sri Lanka with ease courtesy of this customizable 6-day private tour starting from Colombo or Negombo. Agree your itinerary with recommendations from your private driver-guide, and set off to experience the island as you wish, with your daily transport and navigation all taken care of. Explore beautiful Kandy, soak up colonial-era Nuwara Eliya, or roam cobbled Galle Fort, all according to your interests and at a pace that suits you. Accommodation and meals are at your expense.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00
Price varies by group size

Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

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Enjoy the city of Colombo within a day with Sense Tour Sri Lanka with the best services from us. We will pick you up from hotel or airport.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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$69.34
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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
Price varies by group size
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$74.00
Price varies by group size

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
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$53.00
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$53.00

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

Colombo Airport Transit Tour – 5 Hours

Colombo Airport Transit Tour – 5 Hours

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Friendly Guide. We are not an agent but operator. No need to pay middle man commotion. We manage everything in your tour. You relax and enjoy. We are Sri Lankan based. We know better "ins" and "outs" of the land. Your traveling with Expert Guidance. Personalized plan and Service. We give you the Best Value.
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  • 5 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
per group
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$70.00
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Tuk Tuk Private Safari Tour Exploring Sri Lanka's Capital Colombo

Tuk Tuk Private Safari Tour Exploring Sri Lanka's Capital Colombo

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Explore Sri Lanka's capital Colombo that offers a unique mix of history and modernism! Our experienced and fun Tuk Tuk driver Blaze will show you around either in English, Sinhala or Tamil. Blaze has been offering private Tuk Tuk tours for over ten years now, which is why you will not only to get to see the tourist hot spots, but also places where locals go. One of them is the popular Pettah market, where exotic fruits, vegetables and spices have been traded for centuries. You will have enough time to stroll over the market and get to know local products. Furthermore, you will get an insight into the cultural history of Sri Lanka that includes different religions like Buddhism and Hinduism. A visit to different temples is a must! Besides of a private tour, we offer help and insider tips in all other matters in Sri Lanka. We are looking forward to welcome you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Cars with a Driver for 07 Days Tour

Cars with a Driver for 07 Days Tour

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Avoid the stress of driving yourself around in a rental car while visiting Sri Lanka with this Colombo tour and car service. Along with a super convenient pickup from the airport, you’ll get driven around the area to the places you want to visit on your time with your own planned out personalized schedule. Get up to 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) of driving distance to use in seven days with this Colombo tour package.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$720.00
per group
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$720.00
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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

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

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