Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara and Ruins City

Cultural & Theme Tours in Polonnaruwa
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Tour description

Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka, a true testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Join your guide on this historical tour as they narrate your journey through the city of ruins with Gal Vihara. They will make your visit to Sri Lanka a eventful one.

Your 3 hour private tour starts with a pickup from your hotel in Polonnaruwa (please check departure details for more information on pickup locations). You have a choice of a morning 8:30 am (Recommend) or afternoon 1:30 pm departure for this tour. Your guide will take you to see some of the monuments that are the finest examples of Ancient Polonnaruwa Kingdom architecture. Some of the key attractions can include:> Gal Viharaya > Wata Dageya> Heta Dageya> The Sathmahal Prasada > Lanka Thilaka Viharaya> Stone Script> Palace of King parakramabahu > Council chamber of King parakramabahu  > Lotus Bath Pond > Thuparamaya > Nissanka Latha Mandapaya > Rankoth Vehera > Parakrama Lake* Optional visit: Polonnaruwa National Museum (As per request) At the end of your tour, you will be dropped off to your hotel in the Polonnaruwa city area.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (Polonnaruwa area only)
  • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle (Car or Van)
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
  • Entry/Admission - Kiri Vehera

What's not included

  • Entrance Fee to ruins (usd 25)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Polonnaruwa area. Other area pickup can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour