Explore the Commercial Capital

Highlights
The Fort / The Pettah & Slave Island / Colonial & Present Day Landmarks / Shopping Galore
Tour Code   
1772
Transport   
Micro Van
Group Size
Up to 6 persons, you may reserve a place an individual or as a small group
Length
A full day
Age
6 to 65 years
Pick Up Location 
Negombo Hotel Stretch 
Price
US$ 64 p.p.
 
 
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This throbbing commercial capital is literally the main hub of the country with many public and private sector organizations headquartered here. The city tour of this port city favoured by merchants of ancient era takes you on a drive through bustling markets, streets lined with colonial architecture, parks and water bodies, religious and cultural sites to give an insight into the vibrant and chaotic commercial capital.

Start time for pick up from Negombo Hotel is 8.00 AM

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Whats included on this tour?

  • The guided day tour as per the program
  • Ground-transport in an A/C vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest as mentioned
  • Refillable water bottle

Pick up

Start time for pick up from Negombo Hotel (You may inform us the name of hotel a day before or in advance) between 8.00 AM and 8.30AM based on the location of your hotel.


The Fort

Your exploration of the Fort will take you on a drive past the Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), The Prison Cell of the last Sri Lankan King, Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, the South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour and York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture.


The Pettah & Slave Island

The Pettah is the wholesalers’ main trading point and is always a bustling and chaotic place. Get some respite from the chaos around with a visit to the Wollvendhaal church which was completed in 1757. Make your way towards Slave Island where a famous Hindu Kovil with a uniquely carved gopuram is located. The name Slave Island is misleading as this is not an island and neither is it a place for slaves but rather a place that is coloured by its multi ethnic and multi faith population with an interesting collection of colonial style buildings.


Colonial & Present Day Landmarks

The scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, and many more historical and important landmarks and places add to the interesting tapestry of life within the city limits of Colombo.


Lunch in Colombo

Colombo has a diverse range of options to select from for your lunch venue that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and your budget. Choose from star class hotels, gourmet restaurants, food courts and snack outlets.


Shopping galore

Colombo offers a diverse range of shopping options. Choose from high-end retail outlets, shopping arcades and boutique shops. ODEL, Barefoot, Paradise Road, Dutch Hospital Precinct, House of Fashions, Crescat Boulevard, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Independence Square Arcade, Colombo City Centre, Good Market are among those retail outlets that offer a combination of traditional, cultural and contemporary retail choices.

You can also get some souvenirs symbolic of your visit to this island nation by getting some traditional craft items which are available at traditional handicraft shops that specialize in brass work, silverware, ritual masks, lacquer ware, batik, lace, handloom textiles and wood carvings or explore the wide variety of precious stones available in this island.

Your guide will drop you back to your hotel after your afternoon of shopping..


Whats not included?

Cost of lunch, Tips and expenses of a personal nature

What to bring?

Light clothing suitable for tropical climate, a light bag to carry your belongings safely. When visiting religious sites and shrines avoid wearing revealing clothing as this may result in entry being denied. It is recommended that female visitors wear clothing that covers their shoulders and legs or carry a scarf or sarong that can be tied when necessary. Male visitors should preferably be attired in long shorts or trousers paired with a sleeved shirt or t-shirt.


General Information About tour

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  • Shopping history
  • Hot offers according your settings
  • Multi-product search
  • Opportunity to share with friends

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