Colombo Day Tour

Like four cities in one, Colombo is a grand mix of colonial architecture, verdant cricket greens and gleaming skyscrapers. Discovering all its contrasts, you'll visit the bustling shopping district of Pettah and the British monuments of the Fort area as well as Galle Face and the Cinnamon Gardens – all the must-sees of Sri Lanka's capital.

Boasting countless monuments, museums and architectural wonders, this Colombo city tour is jam-packed. Throughout the day, you'll see sights like the Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple, Wolvendaal Church and the impressive Independence Square. You'll call by plenty more interesting places too.

Drop in at the Fort area and tour elegant boulevards and buildings that hark back to the days of British rule. Then, at Galle Face, you'll see kids play cricket on the beach and view the mansions of Cinnamon Gardens. The vibrant Pettah district is famed for its bazaar and Dutch colonial architecture – pick up some souvenirs before enjoying high tea with a view in the Galle Face hotel.

At a glance

What you will experience

See all the standout gems of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo

Shopping in the Pettah district

Enjoy high tea 


Length of the tour

approx. 8 hours

Best time for this tour

All Seasons




Program Sequence

Red Mosque

Pettah Market

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

High Tea

Do not miss

Experience the modern culture of Sri Lanka

Try some Toddy

Good to know

Maybe helpful:

  • Comfortable and airy clothing, something to cover shoulders and knees for the temple
  • Suncream
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • some extra money (in case you want to buy things on Pettah Market)

  • for kids under 6 years this Tour could be boring or too lang

  • Camera

Included in this Tour:

  • Transport from Hotel to all places included in the tour and back

  • Bottled Water

  • High Tea and Lunch

  • All Entrancetickets & Fees

  • Guide and Driver


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Real people, real experiences

Absolutely fantastic! 9 of us travelled together, we had private tours just for us. Really enjoyable and Thakshila was amazing and very knowledgeable. We went to Galle, Safari, turtle sanctuary and a few other places. Great for adults and kids. We really did have the best time and would 100% recommend booking all your tours with these great people.