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Colombo National Museum Tours and Tickets

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Founded in 1877, the Colombo National Museum in central Colombo chronicles the history and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Also called the Sri Lankan National Museum, the institution occupies a 19th-century Italianate-style building and attracts visitors eager to view its wide collection of treasures.

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Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00700
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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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Shore Excursion from Port Terminal : Colombo City Famous Landmarks

Shore Excursion from Port Terminal : Colombo City Famous Landmarks

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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.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.67
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$30.67
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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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Private Colombo City Tour by Sri Lanka Private Drivers

Private Colombo City Tour by Sri Lanka Private Drivers

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Pick you up at the airport or hotel in the morning or afternoon. Tour will begin from the Fort area of Colombo which has been named fort because of it being a fort during the times of Portuguese and Dutch. Later we will take you to Colombo National Museum to see some of the great specimens of arts crafts and archaeology of Colombo. You will drive thru the commercial areas and drive past Pettah, a colorful Oriental bazaar with a mix of people, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. You have a chance to see a Hindu Temple, Buddhist Temple and the Jami Ul Alfar Jumma Mosque of Colombo. A nice walk in galle face beach and try some traditional street food.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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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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$36.77
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$36.77

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

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 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

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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$35.00
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$35.00

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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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

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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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
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$52.00
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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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Airport Transfer Anywhere

Airport Transfer Anywhere

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Ride from Bandaranaike International Airport to your Colombo hotel without hassle with this 45-minute transfer in a private climate-controlled car. Get an introduction to Sri Lanka's capital city's attractions, including the best places to eat, bargain shopping, souvenir shops, and valuable information for the first-time travelers about customs and traditions. Bottled water is provided and booking is for 5 people maximum.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00
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Galle Full-Day Tour

Galle Full-Day Tour

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Experience the charms of Galle and Sri Lanka’s southwest coast on a day trip from Colombo, with an expert driver-guide. View endangered turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; see the stilt fishermen at Weligama; and explore UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, where 17th-century ramparts enclose colonial buildings, museums, and shops. Learn about Galle’s maritime history, and visit Talwatte's simple-but-moving Tsunami Photo Museum to chart the impact of the 2004 disaster. Before returning to Colombo, enjoy lunch and discover Bentota Beach.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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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

Colombo to Kandy Train Tickets (Reserved Seats)

Colombo to Kandy Train Tickets (Reserved Seats)

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Reserved seats on 2nd class compartments. Tickets are delivered to your hotel. Journey duration is 2.5 Hours. You can pick the time for the train. Morning 7.00 am and Afternoon 3.30 pm
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.50
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$11.50

Dambulla & Sigiriya Day Tour from Colombo / Negombo

Dambulla & Sigiriya Day Tour from Colombo / Negombo

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress the 8th Wonder of the World is considered as a placed not to be missed by anybody who visits this beautiful Island. Pidurangala rock another historical place located next to Sigirya and has become a trending place with among both locals and foreigners. Dambulla Cave Temple is known as one of the oldest and biggest rock temples in the world. The Safari at Minneriya National Park will make your trip complete. This 03 hour off road trip will allow you to see hundreds of Elephants in their natural behavior at their own place. Tour in a traditional village is another interesting item you can add for the day.  These key places are located within close proximity. Situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Colombo City to Colombo Airport (CMB) Private Transfer

Colombo City to Colombo Airport (CMB) Private Transfer

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(SKU: LK41171000) End your Sri Lanka vacation with ease by booking this private departure transfer from Colombo City to the Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) . Your friendly and professional driver will drive you directly to the Airport in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.94
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$14.94
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"THE ORIGINALS" Tuk Tuk Safari Sri lanka, the first and the best on the Island !

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We go to places that near all other tour operator will not ! We look to visit the heart of the country going to the real rustic and local sri lankan hot spots!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.87
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$61.87

Colombo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Colombo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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When your cruise calls at Colombo, avoid the hassles of exploring Sri Lanka’s capital independently by booking this private 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.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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Should I book Colombo National Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Colombo National Museum 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 Colombo National Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Colombo National Museum costs USD 11.50. Guided Colombo National Museum tours start around USD 11.50 per person.
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