Colombo National Museum Tours

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Some of the galleries in this stunning white museum date as far back as the late 1800s, and as a result travelers who pass through what is undoubtedly the nation’s top cultural attraction may feel like they are actually traveling back in time. 

Visitors will find iconic art, ancient history and deeply rooted traditions just beyond the stone Buddha that sits at the entry of Colombo National Museum. Whether it’s well-preserved swords, ornate masks or hand-carved furniture, Sri Lanka’s largest museum exhibits some of the most striking pieces of both its past and present.

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The Colombo National Museum is located at Albert Cres Col 7 and it open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Entrance fees are Rs 250 for adults and Rs 150 for children.
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Address: Albert Cres Col 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
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Hours: Open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily
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Admission: Adults: Rs 250; Children: Rs 150
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4-Hours Colombo City Tour

Colombo—once called the "garden city of the East"—has a lot to offer: resort-like beaches, colonial architecture, national history museums, and Buddhist temples. It can be a challenge to pack it in eve on one trip, but this private tour gives a great introduction to the city in about half a day, taking you to see the city’s top sights and unconventional attractions to discover how locals live.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

Learn about the history and culture of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city, on this half-day private tour. Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour, including private hotel transportation, for just you and your party.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$30,00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Colombo City Jeep Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$181,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion Colombo Port Terminal To Colombo City Tour Highlights

Go on a comfortable and in-depth exploration of Colombo from your cruise ship on this shore excursion tour. Depart from the port in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and learn about the history of the city. Spot many of the city’s highlights, including the National Museum,Old Parliament, Independence Memorial Arcade, Beire Lake, and more.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Colombo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

When your cruise calls at Colombo, avoid the hassles of exploring Sri Lanka’s capital independently by booking this small-group tour. See all Colombo’s highlights, including the Seema Malaka Buddhist temple and Old Parliament; take photos of the Old Lighthouse Clock Tower and Independence Square; dive into Pettah’s street markets, and more—all with a guide to handle logistics and shed light on the city’s history and culture. Includes port pickup and drop-off and air-conditioned transport.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Custom Colombo City Tour

Get to know Colombo, Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital, on a private 6-hour tour. Traveling between the sights by air-conditioned vehicle with your own chauffeur-guide, make the most of a customizable itinerary, tailoring your sightseeing around your personal preferences. Visit top Colombo attractions such as the National Museum (own expense), soak up the Indian Ocean views along Galle Face, dive into bustling Pettah Market, admire the Gangarama Temple (own expense) and more. As you explore, ask your guide for insider tips on tucked-away attractions, including great shops and restaurants often missed by visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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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, view Beire Lake, the Lighthouse-Clocktower, and more; and tailor the duration and itinerary to suit your personal wishes. Central hotel pickup and drop-off are included for convenience.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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Private Colombo Tea & Herb Tour

All-inclusive tea tour near Colombo, with a sneak-peek into the nitty-gritty and the secrets of the tea journey; includes an introduction into different flavors of Ceylon tea, a blind tea tasting competition, High-tea with delicious food and desserts and a chance to make your own tea mix to take home. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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2 Days Private Vehicle With Driver -Explore Sri Lanka By Your Own Plans

Enjoy your 02 days holiday in Sri Lanka with ease by booking this product. Your friendly and professional, Experienced Chauffeur Guide will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Colombo City Tour With High Tea In Taj Samudra Hotel

See Colombo’s sights without negotiating public buses or cabs, and with afternoon tea as a final flourish, on this private tour. Cruise easily around the sights by air-conditioned car, visit the Seema Malakaya temple and other landmarks, and explore bustling streets, gardens, and craft emporiums, all as your guide shares insight into Colombo’s culture and history. Your tour is capped by a hotel high tea and convenient return hotel transfers.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Highlights Colombo Day Tour With Afternoon HIGH TEA In Taj Samudra Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 4 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Highlights Colombo Day Tour With Afternoon HIGH TEA In Galle Face Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 8 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Afternoon City Tour of Colombo

Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. The journey of your tour will be Highlights of Colombo. Explore Colombo City.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Private Colombo City Tour With High Tea In Kingsbury Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 6 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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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, the Independence Memorial Arcade, Beire Lake, Colombo Harbor, and more. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Colombo City Tour With High Tea In Galle face hotel Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 6 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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7 Days Private Vehicle With Driver -Explore Sri Lanka By Your Own Plans

Enjoy your 07 days holiday in Sri Lanka with ease by booking this product. Your friendly and professional, Experienced Chauffeur Guide will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy.
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Colombo Day Tour

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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Highlights Colombo Day Tour With Afternoon HIGH TEA In Galadari Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 4 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private day tour at Colombo city from Negombo

Enjoy a private day tour of Colombo the capital city of Sri Lanka and experience the cultural and historical values remains in this  rapidly developing city. In this tour you will be taken to main highlights in the city such as Gangaramaya temple, Seema Malakaya,National Museum, BMICH, Independence Square, Galle Face and more.Further move on to shopping with most attractive collection of quality products.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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Morning City Tour of Colombo

Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. The journey of your tour will be Highlights of Colombo. Explore Colombo City.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Highlights Colombo Day Tour With Afternoon HIGH TEA In Kingsbury Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 4 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$39,00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$39,00

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Private Colombo Tea & Herb Tour

All-inclusive tea tour near Colombo, with a sneak-peek into the nitty-gritty and the secrets of the tea journey; includes an introduction into different flavors of Ceylon tea, a blind tea tasting competition, High-tea with delicious food and desserts and a chance to make your own tea mix to take home. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$89,00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$89,00

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Private Colombo City Tour With High Tea In Galadari Hotel

Explore Colombo City with a local in an air-conditioned vehicle. During this 6 hour tour, learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions. This family friendly tour is highly recommended for first time visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$34,00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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