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Independence Square Tours and Activities

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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
Price varies by group size
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$50.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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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

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.63
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$32.63
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Private Tour of Colombo in a World War II Jeep

Private Tour of Colombo in a World War II Jeep

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See the sights of Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka, on this 3-hour private tour in a World War II–era Jeep. You'll explore both on- and off-road to check out top attractions such as Old Parliament Building and Viharamahadevi Park and visit a bird sanctuary just outside of the city. Hotel pickup, beverages, and a snack are included. Choice of morning or afternoon departure time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.00
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$104.00
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Cruise Ship Shore Excursions - Colombo Port - Colombo City Tour

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions - Colombo Port - Colombo City Tour

Why Travel with us • Largest Luxury Vehicle Fleet in Sri Lanka • Well Trained & Help Full Reservation Staff • Reasonable Rates with Best Service • All Drivers are well Experienced in Driving & Sri Lanka Roads • 100% Trusted Transport Provider • Break Down Replacements in around the Sri Lanka • Manage your Time • No Extra Charges for Pickup • No Any Hidden Charges All Vehicles are new & well Conditioned Vehicles. All drivers & Assistants are well trained. Our Drivers are well friendly, Informative & Well Experienced. There are Well Maintain Speed Limits
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.07
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$81.07
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Get an intimate look at the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo during this 3.5-hour sightseeing trip by tuk tuk with a small group. Travel like Sri Lankan locals do as you weave through traffic, stopping to check out city landmarks like Colombo Harbour, the Pettah neighborhood, Wolvendaal Church, Independence Square, Gangaramaya Temple, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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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4 Days Private Vehicle With Driver in Sri lanka

4 Days Private Vehicle With Driver in Sri lanka

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Explore Sri Lanka at your own pace with this 4-day private car and driver package. Work together with your driver to determine an itinerary focused on the places you'd like to visit; you can spend your time however you like. Enjoy the scenery and relaxing on the journey while leaving the driving to an expert.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.00
Price varies by group size
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$168.00
Price varies by group size
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Colombo City Tour

Colombo City Tour

With this tour you can visit Colombo National Museum, Gangarama temple, Seema malaka, Independence Memorial Hall, Red Mosque and Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and some other in a single day
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.11
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$44.11
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Private Colombo City Tour with Traditional Srilankan Lunch

Private Colombo City Tour with Traditional Srilankan Lunch

Explore the city of Colombo in the comfort of an air-conditioned car or van on this private tour. Depart from your hotel and visit many of the city’s highlights, including the National Museum, Old Parliament, Independence Square, the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and more. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Colombo City Tour by War Jeep

Colombo City Tour by War Jeep

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Cruise through Colombo in an open-top vintage Jeep or Land Rover that lets you sunbathe and see your surroundings as you tour the city with a maximum of four passengers. Travel above the traffic and learn about Colombo’s key attractions like the National Museum, Colombo Town Hall, and more from your private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.87
Price varies by group size
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$93.87
Price varies by group size
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Colombo Day Tour

Colombo Day Tour

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Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka located on west coast. The city blends together with old colonial type building, high-rise commercial buildings and hotels.You will be able to visit most famous tourist attractions in the city including old colonial heritage places, temples, local markets, Galle face green, national museum and Viharamaha Devi park withing 5 hours time.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.99
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$29.99

Private Colombo City Tour

Private Colombo City Tour

Sightseeing in Colombo can be stressful if you’re using cabs or the often-crowded buses. Check out the city’s attractions in one smooth, easy trip on this private tour, with a guide to fill you in on the sights. Traveling by private air-conditioned vehicle, visit Seema Malaka, the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and more; and tailor the duration and itinerary to suit your personal wishes. Central hotel pickup and drop-off are included for convenience.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.34
Price varies by group size
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$21.34
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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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

Colombo City Tour from Negombo

Colombo City Tour from Negombo

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A unique experience for travellers 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.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.90
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$35.90
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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
Price varies by group size
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$26.67
Price varies by group size

Private Arrival Transfer : Bandaranayake Airport (Colombo)

Private Arrival Transfer : Bandaranayake Airport (Colombo)

Appreciate this private arrival transfer from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) to your hotel in the selected city to begin your vacation in Sri Lanka on the right foot. When you arrive at the airport, your professional driver meets you and takes you directly to your hotel. Relax, during 1 hour, an air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at the hotel safely and efficiently. This is limited to a maximum of 15 travelers.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.00
Price varies by group size
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$16.00
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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

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.87
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$93.87
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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
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$70.00
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Half Day Colombo City Tour

Half Day Colombo City Tour

Sightseeing in Colombo can be stressful if you’re using cabs or the often-crowded buses. Check out the city’s attractions in one smooth, easy trip on this private tour, with a guide to fill you in on the sights. Traveling by private air-conditioned vehicle, visit Seema Malaka, the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and more; and tailor the duration and itinerary to suit your personal wishes. Central hotel pickup and drop-off are included for convenience.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
Price varies by group size
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$21.34
Price varies by group size

Colombo City Tour from Negombo - Private

Colombo City Tour from Negombo - Private

Travel in a comfortable private vehicle Picked up & dropped off in any given hotel in Negombo Visit the most iconic and attractive places in Colombo city.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Should I book Independence Square tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Independence Square 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Independence Square costs USD 16.00. Guided Independence Square tours start around USD 16.00 per person. See all 84 Independence Square tickets and tours on Viator.
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