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Independence Square

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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00700

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Colombo City Tour from Mount Lavinia

Colombo City Tour from Mount Lavinia

(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
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.00
Price varies by group size
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$46.00
Price varies by group size
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Colombo Magic - City Must' See's

Colombo Magic - City Must' See's

This is a full day personalized tour of Colombo with a knowledgeable guide. We usually visit highlights such as the Gangaramayya Temple, Independence Square, Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, Old Parliament building, Old Town Hall, the Pettah bazaar area and the popular Galle Face Green. We’ll stop for lunch at a historic colonial building that is now converted to a lovely enclosed shopping arcade with local cafes.
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  • 8 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

Mesmerizing Culture & History Tour Package

Mesmerizing Culture & History Tour Package

The culture of Sri Lanka mixes modern elements with traditional aspects and is known for its regional diversity. Sri Lankan culture has long been influenced by the heritage of Theravada Buddhism passed on from India, and the religion's legacy is particularly strong in Sri Lanka's southern and central regions.
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  • 7 days
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$490.00
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$490.00

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
per group
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$69.34
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Half Day City Tour in Colombo

Half Day City Tour in Colombo

Get the best out of the city by visiting the most popular attractions in Colombo; each with its own significant story. Admire the Independence Memorial Hall, stroll through the National Museum or shop till you drop at the historic Dutch Hospital. Amidst the hustle and bustle, there are a plethora of things to do in Colombo for an avid traveler; from admiring the beauty of the Red Mosque to visiting the Gangaramaya Temple. Colombo’s main attractions are sure to leave a lasting impression on this budding city! • Hassle free pick up and drop off • Explore the Capital of Sri Lanka • Local lunch included to taste the traditional taste of Sri Lankans
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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8-Day Sri Lanka Highlights

8-Day Sri Lanka Highlights

Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is home to many beaches, lagoons, mountains and forests, with landscapes and scenery that will literally take your breath away. An exciting trip to Minneriya National Park to view the famous gathering of the wild elephant herds is one of the highlights of this trip. The gathering is documented as the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. Enjoy a train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, it is described as one of prettiest train journeys in the world. End your adventure at Colombo, a must-see city in Sri Lanka, a port city, with a rich colonial heritage.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,500.00
per group
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$1,500.00
per group
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7-Day Sri Lanka Adventure Tour

7-Day Sri Lanka Adventure Tour

Travel to Sri Lanka and enjoy a captivating look into a rich cultural & natural heritage. This Sri Lankan short trip will take you to ancient Cultural Triangle sites, the misty hills of Kandy and the rolling green landscapes of the tea country near Nuwara Eliya in central Sri Lanka. Top this adventure off with a visit to Yala Safari which is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka and where you will be able to spot leopards, elephants and crocodiles.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,500.00
per group
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$1,500.00
per group
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Colombo Sightseeing City Tour

Colombo Sightseeing City Tour

Book this Half Day Colombo City Tour for a whirlwind sightseeing trip of the city's top attractions and famed shopping venues with a private guide to chauffeur you along the way. The tour schedule is flexible making it an even more convenient way to explore Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. From the bustling streets to the vibrant markets, the posh boutique restaurants to pristine parks, witness it all. The city is a harmonious blend of religions and cultures. Head around the city and explore the golden carvings of the gangarama temple. Learn about Sri Lankan history in the national museum. Walk the pathways of independence arcade square. Admire the still beauty of Beira lake. Shop at some of the best places. Once the tour ends you will be dropped back to your hotel.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
Taking safety measures

Half Day Colombo City Tour

Half Day Colombo City Tour

Learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions on this private tour of Colombo, with a private chauffeur in an air conditioned vehicle.. Discover the vibrant heritage of the city with stops at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Hall, National Museum and more! Drive around Colombo's financial district, one of the city's highlights! Originally built by the Portuguese, the commercial hub initially served as a protection against invaders before it was developed by the Dutch in 1658. Further developments were made in 1796 when the British took over the city.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
Taking safety measures

Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

This city tour in Colombo will expose you to the brimming culture and history that is existing in Colombo. Throughout your tour learn more about the attractions you visit from your private guide’s narrations. The tour schedule is flexible making it an even more convenient way to explore Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. From the bustling streets to the vibrant markets with posh boutique restaurants to pristine parks, witness it all. An ancient favorite of port-trading merchants, the city is a harmonious blend of religions and cultures. You will drive through the commercial areas and drive past Pettah, a colorful Oriental bazaar with a mix of people, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Colombo Day Tour

Colombo Day Tour

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and major port. It is a fine amalgamation of all the hues and cultures within this paradise isle. This chic metropolitan brings together the many facets of this island nation. City tour will include a visit to the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple & Simamalaka Shrine designed by Sri Lanka’s leading architect Geoffrey Bawa. Take time to visit the oldest Hindu Kovil in Colombo and The Wolvendael Church. You will also be provided time to relax at the Independence Square and drive by the Old Parliament House, Town hall, Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Theatre, BMICH together with time for shopping at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00

Colombo City Tour By Private Van

Colombo City Tour By Private Van

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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$55.00
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$55.00
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Explore Colombo

Explore Colombo

Ceylon Expedicey works with industry experts and guides and chauffeurs with experience and knowledge. Personalized care and the assurance for the safety and security will be our strengths. Book with us for more fun and excitement. We assure that you will have an amazing yet a memorable experience with us.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Private Full-Day Colombo Tour with Coastal Train Ride

Private Full-Day Colombo Tour with Coastal Train Ride

You will visit all of Colombo's most famous corners on this day. Live Colombo like a local. The highlight of this day-outing is the coastal train ride that is unique to Sri Lanka. Ride along the coast, take in the rich Sri Lankan culture that immerses the daily local, and eat delicious Sri Lankan food - while seeing, learning and experiencing Colombo, with your local guide. The pulsating metropolis of Colombo is an enthralling concoction of innovation, street-culture, fashion, urbane art and antiquity, that savours its rich history whilst simultaneously evolving in pace with the contemporary world. Colombo encompasses an extensive area that houses a wide array of captivating attractions and activities.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.00
Price varies by group size
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$138.00
Price varies by group size

Colombo City Tour - Full Day (Up to 5 PAX)

Colombo City Tour - Full Day (Up to 5 PAX)

Colombo, the town which has lived for over 2000 years is now a trendy megalopolis dotted with many colonial-era buildings amongst the skyscrapers and shopping malls. Colombo is the best place if you are looking for souvenirs to take back with you. It flaunts a rich colonial heritage, highlighting a softening pot of races, religions and vivid lifestyles. The iconic sites of Colombo is worth experiencing.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
per group
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$44.00
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Half-Day Private Colombo City Tour with Pick Up

Half-Day Private Colombo City Tour with Pick Up

We offer you the best service and the price. A travel guide is important for any trip. If you are traveling to a country you do not know much about, it can help you with accommodation and access to many tourist attractions. It can help you get to know the locals and discover the country's culture much easier.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Colombo Day Tour Package

Colombo Day Tour Package

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation’s south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Private Guided Colombo City Tour from Colombo

Private Guided Colombo City Tour from Colombo

This City Tour of Colombo, focuses on exploring the commercial capital of Sri Lanka-Colombo. Bustling with energy all day long, this is a city of vibrant colours and rich culture, offering fascinating insights into the national psyche of Sri Lanka. During your brief stay, you will be able to visit the old Wolfendhal Dutch Church (built in 1749), a Hindu Temple, the famous Gangarama Temple situated facing the Beira Lake. On your way around the city, you will also witness a plethora of shopping malls housing designer brands, beautifully landscaped gardens and colonial precincts such as the Dutch Hospital and more.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Day trip to Colombo

Day trip to Colombo

Nice and comfortable tour to explore Colombo. Things can be customized according to travelers preference.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
per group
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$60.00
per group

Shore Excursion Colombo Port to Colombo City Tour for 7 - 12 People

Shore Excursion Colombo Port to Colombo City Tour for 7 - 12 People

 Pickup from Colombo port passenger terminal by paging the name.  Colombo Light House  100-Year-Old Clock Tower  Dutch Hospital  Red Mosque  Colorful Pettah Bazaar  Hindu Temple  Gangarama Temple  Victoria Park  National Museum  Nelum Pokuna Theater  Colombo Town Hall  Cinnamon Gardens (Race Course)  Independence Square  Replica of Aukana Buddha Statue  Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (B.M.I.C.H)  Shopping  Galle Face Green  Old Parliament  Drop off at Colombo port passenger terminal
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.67
per group
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$146.67
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4-Day Stunning Sri Lanka

4-Day Stunning Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's documented history spans three thousand years, it is a diverse country and home to many religions, ethnicity and languages. This trip takes you to the bustling city of Kandy, which is home to one of the countries most sacred relics - a tooth of Buddha. Located in the middle of Sri Lanka, Kandy is surrounded by iconic tea plantations and lush scenery. A trip to this beautiful country would not be complete without a visit to Nuwara Eliya which is a town that was once popular with the British settlers, the numerous Colonial buildings that still stand to this day are a testament to this. Sri Lanka also has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on this historic island.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$600.00
per group
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$600.00
per group
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Colombo City Sightseeing

Colombo City Sightseeing

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 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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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Tuk Tuk safari with Ajeet De Soyza

Tuk Tuk safari with Ajeet De Soyza

Discover the city of Colombo in a comfortable tuk tuk, one of the most exciting ways to do sight-seeing. This tour is personally designed and handcrafted for you and is conducted by me. This tour is just more than sight-seeing, as you will be able to discover the lesser known facts about the city and it's rich heritage
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Colombo City Tour by Rickshaw

Colombo City Tour by Rickshaw

Climb aboard an Electric Rickshaw & Experience the beauty of Colombo in an eco-friendly way on this 2 ½ hours tour. Go down narrow streets that larger vehicles can’t access, and see sites such as the Colombo Light House, Galle Face Promenade with Cannons of World War II, Colombo Town Hall, Independence Square,. Gangaramaya Temple, and much more. This is ideal for anyone looking to learn about the secrets and hidden gems of the city and is not able or willing to walk or ride a bike around the city. It’s time-efficient as well, as you’ll be able to see most of the highlights in a relatively short time. Your driver for this rickshaw tour of Colombo will also be able to tell you about the city and its history and point out interesting details along the way.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Independence Square can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 84 Independence Square tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Independence Square costs USD 84.00. Guided Independence Square tours start around USD 84.00 per person. See all 84 Independence Square tickets and tours on Viator.