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Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Learn about the history and culture of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city, on this half-day private tour. Visit key landmarks including the Old Parliament building, Vihara Buddhist Temple, and St Lucia's Cathedral to learn more about the unique history and culture of Sri Lanka. Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour, including private hotel transportation, for just you and your party.
  • Discover the best of Colombo on a half-day tour
  • Gain insight into the history of the city from your guide
  • Feel free to customize the itinerary to your preferences
  • A private guide and vehicle ensure a personalized experience
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Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Air-conditioned vehicle
Parking Fees
All Entrance Fees
Tips, gratuities and expenses of personal nature
Foods and drinks
Port entrance fee $ 10 USD per tour payable directly to the guide
Airport pickup fee 10 USD. Pickup & drop off after tour 20 USD

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All guest houses, homestay units and AirBnB.


  • Colombo

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise TOUR START TIME you prefer would like to secure at the time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Colombo on a layover
, Feb 2020
I participated in this activity as a solo traveler during a long layover and it was a great way to check out Colombo. The driver I had was named Kumara and took me around the city in a car. This helped going from place to place very quickly without getting lost. It was also a very safe method of traveling around the city as a solo traveler because I was with him. Kumara is also remarkably friendly and smart with deep knowledge of Sri Lanka’s history and culture. He was able to answer all the questions I asked him with outstanding details and explanation. If you find yourself in Colombo for a layover and don’t want to stay inside the airport the entire time, this is the trip for you!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your generous and detailed review.
Spectacular tour
, Jan 2020
Mars our tour guide puts you at ease straight away upon meeting him he was very friendly and knowledgeable all throughout the whole tour. I would certainly recommend taking a tour with Mars. We had a fantastic time and saw some great sights which we would not have had the chance to see without him.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Many thanks for your wonderful review. We invite you to visit Sri Lanka again on a long vacation to explore more interesting places.
Adventures in Colombo
, Sep 2019
I had the best time with Lishan touring the city of Colombo. We saw many wonderful attractions, and he went out of his way to find a place that would pierce my nose.
Private Day Trip of Colombo
, Apr 2019
We had the best day our tour guide Shimaz was fantastic went above and beyond to show us as much as possible, nothing was too much trouble
Nice tour
, Mar 2019
Very interesting visit. The driver cum guide was very informative, helpful and flexible. Enjoyed every bit.
I used the same car service for a...
, Aug 2018
I used the same car service for a private tour of the city. While the driver did not speak English that well, he was very attentive and patient with me as I visited several museums and shops. He also had a positive disposition.
Wonderful tour visiting the oldest...
Neil J
, May 2018
Wonderful tour visiting the oldest hotel in Colombo, all the major sights in Colombo, several Buddhist and Hindu temples and even receive a blessing from a monk. Couldn't have been better. Guide picked us up right from the dock by our cruise ship.
I must tell the truth: my...
Gustavo M
, Feb 2018
I must tell the truth: my expectations about Colombo were low. The tour commenced with a visit to St. Antony's church and proceeded to other Buddhist and Hindu temples, plus a stop in the red mosque. The tour has covered nicely the entire town and our driver/guide, Kumar Vijesuriya was fantastic! He allowed us to set our pace, take thousands of photos, inquire about the places and the culture. Very knowledgeable. Actually, I must also thank Pathum Rodrigo, the tour organizer, who sent us a WhatsApp message prior the tour to welcome us and to advertise everything was on schedule. We left Colombo with that bitter-sweet feeling: so happy for being there and get to know its beauties. At the same time, so sad to leave. I highly recommend the tour, either if you have little time in town or want to see a glimpse of what Colombo has to offer. You left us very well impressed! Thanks!
We enjoyed this tour but felt it...
Christopher L
, Feb 2018
We enjoyed this tour but felt it would have benefited if we had a guide and driver. We were unable to go in temple as guide couldnt get parked. Also guides English was fairly limited. He was very helpful and keen to help though.
Good tour. Also driver kindly took...
Elsinore A
, Dec 2017
Good tour. Also driver kindly took us to the airport at the end of the tour! Gave him a good tip!

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