Colombo Tours
Private Colombo City Tour by Car - 06 Hours

Private Colombo City Tour by Car - 06 Hours

By Sri Lanka Tour Driver Steve
Colombo is the Capital and largest city in Sri Lanka. We would like to take you Colombo city tour including many famous buildings, Buddhist temples, luxury shopping centers, beach and for discovering life lived by everyday Sri Lankans.
per adult
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Ages 13-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle and fully covered insurance
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi free
What's not included
  • All tickets
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Colombo Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Wolvendaal Church
  • Entry/Admission - Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Square

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pickup details
  • Any Hotels in Colombo
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123232P1

    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123232P1

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    About the operator
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    • Sri Lanka Tour Driver Steve
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Joined in April 2018
    • Adrienne H
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour of Colombo by tuk tuk
      Great tour of Colombo by tuk tuk. Driver was very knowledgeable on information about the city. Well worth doing.
      Written May 6, 2023
    • konatekady
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Many thanks Again and again Steve was very patient with us, He always gives good advice so Thank you for this moment. You make my trip amazing
      Written February 13, 2020
    • KaaamKaaam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I recommend 👍🏽
      Steeve is a great driver. Very clean car. He propose several activities during the trip aside the plan we already had. We felt safe from the beginning. We had organized a vacation schedule that we changed as we wanted to, and he was able to adapt perfectly. Always on time, Steeve was patient with us when we weren’t ! thank you so much. I recommend Steve.
      Written February 13, 2020
    • saraaht2020
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feeling safe with Steve
      steeve is a great driver. we felt safe. very clean car. we had organized a vacation schedule that we changed as we wanted to, and it was able to adapt perfectly. he also knew how to be very patient with us. thank you so much. I recommend Steve.
      Written February 11, 2020
    • Doris K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gangram Lake
      COLOMBO Steve had a lovely’s personality and his English was good. Besides doing City Tours he will also take his visitors on tours around Sri Lanka for up to 15 days. We were only here for a few hours but saw many places. He adjusted his tour to our needs. Hazel and Doris
      Written February 3, 2020
    • 152larissas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Steve accompanied us on our 10 day Sri Lanka roundtrip. Throughout the whole journey we felt very safe, which isn‘t necesssarily normal considering the sri lankan driving style, and he always had good tips to make our experience even better. His english is perfect, he was always in a good mood and very calm, so for us he was a truly perfect travel compagnion. We can only recommend travelling sri lanka with Steve!
      Written December 13, 2019
    • teodort522
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic two weeks in Sri Lanka
      A friend of ours recommended Steve as a reliable and safe driver to accompany us on a two week trip around Sri Lanka. We came up with our own itinerary which we sent to Steve ahead of our trip. We found Steve to be a knowledgeable driver/ tour guide and an all around lovely person. He would pick us up from the beach, drive us to the supermarket, take us to a lot of nice, local lunch places, recommend places for dinner as well as attractions to visit that were not necessarily in the itinerary. He also gave us a lot of information regarding Sri Lanka's rich history, religions, people and culture. He was mindful of what we wanted to do/ where to eat etc., to the extent that we felt it was an experience tailored to us. He even climbed Pidurungala rock with us despite the heat and relatively difficult hike (we couldn't convince him to join us to Adams peak however :) ). I particularly enjoyed our conversations about politics (we were there during the presidential elections) and the impact of recent events on the Sri Lankan people. Steve's van was equipped with wifi, air con and mineral water. We felt very comfortable during the daily trips in the car. I was impressed with Steve's safe driving especially considering the often reckless driving by tuk tuks and buses around us and the sometimes narrow roads. Overall, I would fully recommend Steve as a driver. He is a great guy, who loves his country and is keen to show how amazing it is to his guests. He is committed to providing a fantastic service and we would certainly use him again when we return to Sri Lanka.
      Written December 2, 2019
    • 862jaredh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing time with Steve in Colombo & Kandy!
      My wife and I traveled to Sri Lanka this past September and had the privilege of having Steve pick us up from the airport and take us on a great tour of Colombo. We liked it so much that we hired him later to give us a tour of Kandy after we took the train there. He speaks good English and drives a very comfortable van. He knows all of the ins and outs of Sri Lanka and is sure to make your experience unforgettable.
      Written November 11, 2019
    • Ivehadenoughtoo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sri Lanka Visit August 2019
      We originally booked these tours with another driver when we arrived at our hotel in Kalutara. We managed a one day trip with him to Kandy but he'd previously booked up with someone else which was fair enough as I'd agreed to discuss the tours when we arrived there. He then recommended his friend Steeve to us. We booked Steeve for a day trip to Galle, and a day trip to Udawalawe National Park and finally a day trip to Columbo where we wanted to go shopping. Steeve was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide and best of all a very safe driver, considering the driving standards of the the rest of the general Sri Lankan population. At no time at all did we feel unsafe while he was driving. His English was excellent and he always went out of his way for us. My children also enjoyed his company and got along well with him. His knowledge of all the tourist attractions was very good. He always took the time to explain to us the significance of each attraction we visited. Every time we'd pass something I would ask and he would always explain to me. He was very punctual when coming to pick us up from the hotel on every tour. Overall my family and I felt at ease with Steeve and enjoyed his company greatly. Also a very polite and honest guy with whom my family felt safe with. He would also accompany us on foot to show us some sights, and this was after hours of driving at the wheel. This was to make sure that we didn't get ripped off on the entrance fees. Best of all I remember we were driving back and he parked up so I could get some beer. I'm sure the vendor was going to overcharge me as he realised I was a foreigner, but Steeve walked up behind and started talking in the local language and I was amazed at how cheap the local Lion lager was. Thank you so much Steeve.
      Written November 11, 2019
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Trip throug Sri Lanka
      Me and my friends had a 10-days trip through the country and Steve took care of us from Colombo to Arugam Bay. He has been an GREAT driver, picking us up from the airport, providing support and everything we needed (water, indications, useful/interesting cultural advises about the country). He also gifted us a sweets “bouquet” :) His car is comfy and clean, with all comforts necessary (music, WiFi, air conditioner, etc). He was never late and on a rainy day he also came looking for us through the temple site to hold us umbrellas. It would strongly suggest him as a driver!! :D
      Written April 22, 2019
    • giuliamartielli
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely tour with a very cool driver
      We had an amazing three/four-days tour with Steve. He drove us around the ancient cities and to Passikudah and Arugam Bay after that. He was very kind and accomodating to all of our requests and gave us many useful advices. He planned the activities perfectly and we had also a bit of time to relax and chill in the meantime. Also, he was absolutely incredible with understanding our needs (like sleeping a bit more in the morning,buy something from the super market and so on). We do recommend planning a tour with him so very much :)
      Written April 22, 2019
    • Enrico T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful trip through Sri Lanka with Steve
      Four days from Colombo to Arugam bay through dambulla, sigirya and polonnaruwa. All perfect, Steve is the best. Absolutely recommend.
      Written April 22, 2019
    • Krumbss
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Steady Steve :)
      We landed in Colombo at 5am. Our flight arrived much earlier than expected. I was worried if our driver would be there, also because we were with our sleep deprived 2 year old daughter. It was her first trip abroad. But before we could worry any further, there he was, Steve, waiting for us, earlier than we had expected. From there on, Steve was always there on time wherever we wanted to go...and always obliging. Though he seems a little reserved in the beginning, when he opens up, he is full of stories about Sri Lanka and it’s people and culture. And to top it all, Steve is a safe driver, always following traffic rules and making sure we reached our destination on time, and most important, safely. We hope to go to Lanka for a longer trip soon, and when we do, we are sure to reach out to Steve again!
      Written April 15, 2019
    • JessicaRaoBangalore
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Safe and polite
      We travelled with steve during our week long stay in srilanka. Right from the time of our pick up to our drop back to airport after our holiday,steve has always been on time and prompt. He is a very safe and flexible driver taking care of our convenience. Plus, we got to learn so much about the country and the people from him. If we ever visit srilanka again the we will definitely ask for steve again and we highly recommend others try his services as well.
      Written April 15, 2019
    • Jim S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice excursion with a very accommodating guide
      My wife and I just finished a day-tour private excursion from the Port of Columbo to Galle City. Steve, our guide and driver is knowledgeable about the region and deftly handled driving in heavy Sunday traffic. Our port time did not quite allow an all-day tour so Steve adjusted the program to fit our needs. His Toyota van was clean, appropriately sized, and the A/C blew cold. We got a history lesson with the tour and came away with new-found knowledge and respect for Sri Lanka. If we visit here again we will be sure to book with Steve.
      Written April 7, 2019
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
    Very good

    Camy M
    Edmonton, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2019 • Couples
    We had a wonderful experience with Steve. He picked me and my husband from our hotel at the scheduled time, and showed us around the city. We even stopped for some coconut water. Thank you Steve and thanks so much for the beautiful mug displaying the gorgeous scenery of Colombo.
    Written November 14, 2019
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    Thank you for the great feedback of your tour to wonderful Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Tour Driver Steve. It is always a pleasure to read reviews of a satisfied Customer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank You Steve.
    Written November 19, 2019
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    Newport, UK34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thought we were in a group tour even better just the 2 of us.We had a very good tour guide Tharaka Sri Lanka by car and we had our pick up at Club Hotel Dolphin very relax and comfortable seems we new him long time very knowledgeable about the places we visited.Highly recommend a day trip to Colombo affordable and relax journey
    Written April 4, 2024
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