Shore Excursion Colombo City Tour Highlights

Kid Friendly in Colombo

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Exploring Colombo independently and the risk of getting lost or delayed. Make things easy with a private shore excursion that whisks you around the sights smoothly and comfortably. Travel by private vehicle, visit top sights such as the Seema Malakaya Temple,shop for souvenirs at handicrafts emporiums and hear tales of local life from your driver that you'd miss if alone. • Explore Colombo with ease on a private shore excursion from the cruise port or your hotel in Colombo • Forget cabs or buses,sightseeing stress-free by private air-conditioned car • See the sights, shop at markets, and hear about local life and history
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Colombo Port CityWe operate with our own fleet of vehicles to maintain our high standards of services together with our team of professional licensed tourist guides and chauffeurs who are fluent in most of the major languages required for tours. Our Customer Service, Our fleet of Vehicles & Drivers are Available for 365 days in the year, 7 days in the week & 24 hours in the Day Kingfisher Tours Srilanka truly capture and understand the needs of our valued customers. Our reputation will be developed by providing a high quality product and services Our ultimate goal is to provide an unforgettable travel experience to our clients, not just to see the Sri Lanka to experience the real Sri LankaStop At: Light House GalleyThe current 29-metre-high (95 ft) lighthouse was built in 1952 after the Old Colombo Lighthouse was deactivated when its light became obscured by nearby buildings as part of the Colombo Harbor Expansion project. It was opened by Rt Hon D.S. Senanayake, the first prime minister of Ceylon. Built on a concrete base which is 12 m (39 ft) high, it has four statues of lions at its base.Due to the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean it offered, it became a city landmark. With the escalation of the Sri Lankan Civil War, public access to the site was restricted. This was due to its placement in a high-security zone as it is across the street from the Naval Headquarters and close proximity of the Port of Colombo.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Old Parliament Building, Colombo, Western ProvinceThe Old Parliament Building, is the building that houses the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. Situated in the Colombo fort area facing the sea, it is in close proximity to the President's House, Colombo and adjacent to the General Treasury BuildingStop At: Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Western ProvinceGangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essenceDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Beira Lake, Colombo, Western ProvinceBeira Lake is a lake in the center of the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The lake is surrounded by many large businesses in the city. It initially occupied approximately 1.65 km² of land 100 years ago and this has since been reduced to 0.65 km² today due to various reasonsStop At: Independence Square, Colombo, Western ProvinceIndependence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility to a Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Gem Museum, Colombo, Western ProvinceSri Lanka has been referred to as RatnaDvipa, island of gems from ages past. The moniker is well deserved for the abundance and variety of gem deposits the island is blessed with. Famed for excellent Sri Lankan blue sapphires, no less beautiful are the cat’s eyes, Alexandrites, rubies, star stones and various other precious and semi- precious gems found here.We take you on a gem tour covering a gem museum where you will learn about the gem industry in Sri Lanka through an informative film, see a mock-up of a gem pit where you get the hang of traditional gem mining, and visit a gem and jewellery gallery where you may inspect the dazzling stones at close quarters using a loupe, learning to distinguish quality based on colour, size, luster, and the absence of imperfections. Finally you will see the stones being set in to jewellery.Duration: 1 hourStop At: National MuseumNational Museum of Colombo, also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum is one of two museums in Colombo. It is the largest museum in Sri Lanka. It is maintained by the Department of National Museum of the central governmentDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference HallThe Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, is a convention center located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Built between 1970 and 1973, the convention centre was a gift from the People's Republic of China in memory of Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, Prime MinisterDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Laksala, Colombo, Western ProvinceVisit the Souvenirs and Handricrafts museum and shop whatever you want with ease and accessDuration: 20 minutesPass By: Pettah, Colombo, Western ProvinceExplore the busy urban Colombo Life meeting the Local People and visit the Jamiul Alfar Mosque and then head to the Port to end the Tour

What’s included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking chauffeur
  • Air-condition Vehicle (Car or Van)
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum
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