Shore excursion of the category "City & People"
$24.00 – $44.00
Welcome to Colombo! Look forward to an exciting excursion through the capital of Sri Lanka. By visiting various religious sites you will experience the cultural diversity of the city up close.
Overview of the highlights
- Panoramic tour along the main attractions of the city
- A visit to Gangaramaya Temple
- A visit to a Hindu Temple
- A visit to a mosque
- A visit St. Anthony’s Church
Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the agreed meeting point and you will start your excursion today in Colombo.
The focus of your tour today is the capital itself, which alone offers more than enough starting points for an excursion. On a detailed panoramic tour, you will discover the sights of this rapidly developing city, where modernity meets the past.
Your ride will take you along the highlights of the city such as the old Parliament, the official residence of the President. When you look at the building, you will surely feel as if you were in Greece since the architectural style is very similar to that of a Greek temple. Other sights such as the BMICH Congress Hall, the City Hall or the Independence Square will not be missed during this journey. You will also learn more about the history of Sri Lanka and its independence in 1948.
Moreover, Colombo is characterized by its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic diversity. In addition to Buddhist and Hindu temples, you will discover mosques and churches in the city. Another highlight of the trip will be the inside tour of Gangarama Temple, one of the city’s most famous temples. The temple is not only a place of worship, but also a place of learning and a kind of cultural center. The trip will take you to a Hindu temple and to the Roman Catholic St. Anthony’s Church, which you will admire from the inside.
Afterwards you will travel back to the ship. Once again, take in the last impressions of this multi-faceted city before returning on board.
We wish you an exciting excursion in Colombo!
Start time in the morning (you will be told the exact time)
|What to bring|
Appropriate clothing for the visit of the temples (no short trousers and short skirts, covered shoulders; shoes and headwear have to be taken off before entering the temple and you’re not allowed to take bags or backpacks inside) Comfortable clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Hats and socks for the temple are recommended. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and sufficient water.
|Services not included|
Tips, drinks, right of use of your camera inside the sites
|Min. number of participants|
This tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to run.