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Independence Square Tours and Tickets

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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 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
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$56.00
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$56.00

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
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$31.05
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$31.05
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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
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$50.00
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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
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
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Tuk It Easy Colombo

Tuk It Easy Colombo

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I propose an immersion in an authentic and colorful Colombo to meet the inhabitants and their traditions. Off the beaten track, from busy shopping areas to busy streets, our experience is dotted with tasty stopping places
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.79
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$36.79

Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Shore Excursion Colombo Port Terminal To Colombo City Tour Highlights

Shore Excursion Colombo Port Terminal To Colombo City Tour Highlights

When your ship docks in Colombo's port, explore the city on a full-day comprehensive tour. After convenient pickup right at the cruise port, set out for the city to see all the highlights and landmarks in just a single day. This tour is perfect for those cruise passengers short on time, and the carefully crafted itinerary makes sure you don't miss a thing. Between sightseeing and listening to guided commentary, you'll stop for an included lunch to keep you energized.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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All-Inclusive Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip

All-Inclusive Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temples Private Day Trip

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Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Golden Temple of Dambulla, on this private day trip with a personal guide—a must-do activity when visiting Sri Lanka. You’re chauffeured in the comfort of your own vehicle for the drive from Negombo, Colombo, Kalutara, Kandy, or Mount Lavinia. Climb the fifth-century fortress on a sightseeing tour and, after lunch, tour the impressive cave temple and marvel at its Buddha statues.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Colombo Bay Tuk Tuk City Tour

Colombo Bay Tuk Tuk City Tour

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Have a seat in a first-class tuk tuk with a dedicated guide for a private tour of Colombo. You'll travel efficiently through the city, weaving through traffic to see the maximum number of sights in a single day. This overview is great for first-time visitors, and your guide can focus on sites and narrative that interest you. Stops can include the Pettah market, the Galle Face Green, Independence Memorial Hall, Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist temple, and others.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Shore Excursions Colombo City Tour

Shore Excursions Colombo City Tour

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Exploring Colombo independently on a cruise port-of-call can mean negotiating with cabs, 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 Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple; shop for souvenirs at handicrafts emporiums; and hear tales of local life from your driver that you'd miss if alone.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Colombo Morning Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Colombo Morning Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk

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We offer several city tours of Colombo daily. Traveling via a tuk tuk by experienced and expert tour guides/drivers gives you the opportunity to sit back, soak in the culture of this exciting bustling city. Our company offers some of the cheapest rates! We want our customers to get the best experience for a reasonable cost. Book today and make beautiful memories you will never forget. ( We offer airport drops and pickups. The budget taxi service is promoted for cheap and comfortable .Island-wide transportation facilities from Colombo International Airport to your desired location at the best rates you will find. )
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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$34.00

Highlights Colombo Day Tour With Afternoon HIGH TEA In Galle Face Hotel

Highlights Colombo Day Tour With Afternoon HIGH TEA In Galle Face Hotel

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Discover sights and tastes of Colombo during this full-day city tour. Cover ground quickly in an air-conditioned vehicle and see city landmarks including Gangaramaya Temple, the National Museum of Colombo, and the Old Parliament Building. Relax over an elegant afternoon tea at the Galle Face Hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Market Tour and Hands-On Cooking Class Colombo

Market Tour and Hands-On Cooking Class Colombo

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For Sri Lankans, as for Italians, dining remains a ritual to be treasured. Immerse in the spicy delights of Sri Lankan cuisine, from market shopping to dining etiquette, during this hands-on private cooking course. Led by a professional chef in a charming villa, learn the tricks of authentic Sri Lankan home cooking, and feast on a 5-course lunch or dinner you’ve prepared yourself.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.20
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$51.20
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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

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Visit Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.80
$52.00
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$46.80
$52.00
$5.20 savings
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Colombo City Tour By Tuk Tuk

Colombo City Tour By Tuk Tuk

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Ditch the crowded coach tours and travel like a local on this intimate, half-day sightseeing trip through Colombo in a traditional three-wheeler tuk tuk. Tick off the capital’s top attractions as you weave your way down winding streets, from bustling Hindu temples to Dutch-built landmarks. You’ll also enjoy a shopping stop in the market-filled district of Pettah.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

Full-Day Tour to Sigiriya and Dambulla from Colombo

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Climbing a rock - if you’re in good shape and don’t stop to look at things, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes to climb all the way to the top of the rock. If you need a few breaks along the way or simply want to stop often to take photos and admire the view, it’ll take an hour and a half to two hours to climb up and go back down again. and then Visit The beautiful Royal Rock Temple complex sits about 160m above the road in the southern part of Dambulla. Buddha images were first created here over 2000 years ago, and over the centuries subsequent kings added to and embellished the cave art.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Day Excursions to Udawalawe from Colombo

Day Excursions to Udawalawe from Colombo

Spot elephants at Udawalawe National Park on this full-day tour from Colombo. Depart from your hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Udawalawe. Accompanied by a guide, ride a jeep through the national park and see the wide variety of wildlife that lives there, possibly including wild buffalo, spotted deer, crocodiles, and butterflies.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.34
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$145.34
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Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari

Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari

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Combine food tastings with sightseeing on a private 4-hour evening tour of Colombo by tuk-tuk. Climb into a comfortable, customized tuk-tuk with a private driver-guide, and delve into Colombo’s bustling streets to enjoy the sights, culinary delights, and city lights. Ride by famous landmarks, explore the hottest entertainment spots, and make food stops to sample local staples and snacks. Enjoy the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks stowed inside your tuk-tuk cooler as you explore.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

City Tour in Colombo

City Tour in Colombo

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Visit Colombo's must-see attractions effortlessly while our guides fill you in on the need to know's!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.54
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$40.54
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Cars with a Driver for 07 Days Tour

Cars with a Driver for 07 Days Tour

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Avoid the stress of driving yourself around in a rental car while visiting Sri Lanka with this Colombo tour and car service. Along with a super convenient pickup from the airport, you’ll get driven around the area to the places you want to visit on your time with your own planned out personalized schedule. Get up to 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) of driving distance to use in seven days with this Colombo tour package.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$466.00
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$466.00
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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
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$88.00
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$88.00

Day Colombo City Tour

Day Colombo City Tour

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This Colombo Day city tour is specially for Transit guests & who comes to Sri Lanka for business purpose.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.84
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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

Departure Transfer : Colombo to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA)

Departure Transfer : Colombo to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA)

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Pre-book this private arrival transfer from Colombo City hotels  to your Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) to ending your vacation in Sri Lanka . When you ready at Hotel Lobby, your professional driver meets you and takes you directly to Airport. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at Airport safely and efficiently.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.34
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$17.34
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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.
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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.
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