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Colombo City Walks

#24 of 730 Tours in Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
About Colombo City Walks
Have your self an unforgettable experience with your host as you walk through the picturesque streets of Fort and the mayhem of Pettah. Its been almost 7 years now, since Mark Forbes - the brain-child behind Colombo City walks, started to share his love and knowledge, and enabling guests to spend an evening in beautiful colonial Colombo, submerged in the beauty within our city that just cannot be experienced whizzing through in a vehicle. Continuous research goes into the areas you will visit, and we truly believe, that we learn something new, everyday. When contacting us via phone or email, you will either speak with Mark or his wife Ruvi; we are a company that feel personalization is key, hence, have just three others Shenelle, Sri & Lakshmi who work with us.
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We Aruna Lanka Tours provide high quality service for our tourists . So we use only well qualified and experienced tour guides with licence and drivers . Not only that we use only high quality new vehicles for all transfers. We always believe clients satisfactory are our success.
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3 to 8 hours
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Colombo Night Cycling
Night cycling in Colombo city is amazing experience and night cycling is the best way to explore the Colombo city avoiding traffic in Colombo city. Throughout this Cycling Tour there are many places of interest that you will see as you pedal your way through the sights and sounds of Colombo. This Tour will give visitors a glimpse at the blend of varying influences which make Colombo the vibrant and unique city that it has become today. The highlights of the Tour include the following locations
About Cycling Excursion Programme
- Start from your Colombo Hotel
- Exploring Colonial architectural design while cycling through fort area.
- Cycling in Gangarama Temple area through the Galle face green.
- Cycling to BMICH and en-route visit to new shopping complex (earlier Colombo horse racing complex)
- Back to hotel by Cycling.
Approximately distance would be 20 - 22 km and starts at 7.00 p.m
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2 hours
from $35.00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our walk with Shenelle was great. We saw the Pettiah market, the Grand Oriental Hotel overlooking the docks, and all manner of things that brought the history of Colombo to life. The statue of the Sri Lankan hand-pulling a rickshaw with an european sitting regally...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shirish J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently did the walking tour with Shenelle and my two children and parents who are in their 70s. It was a great experience which catered for all ages. Shenelle's knowledge and enthusiasm kept us all enthralled. Shenelle's warmth and care also made this a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

This afternoon we had a walk through the colonial part of Colombo with Shenelle. It was a fantastic walk, very interesting. We learnt so much about the history of Colombo & Sri Lanka as well as the current situation. We had a drink break in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank traceross
Reviewed September 10, 2019

We had a great 3 hours with Shenelle and two other tourists, which included a drink in the restaurant/bar on the 4th floor of the Grand Oriental hotel - a great place to see the Port itself. The chance to compare the old (photos on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DavidWKimber
Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

We did an afternoon tour with Mark. It was brilliant! Her answered all of our equestions and was able to show us fantastic pictures of what the areas looked like through the ages. Would strongly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lwalsh22
Reviewed August 23, 2019

It so happened no one else signed up for the walk, so it was just the two of us! Shenelle was extremely patient to answer our many questions and waited patiently while I was photographing everything constantly. It was a mix of so many things,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

Had a great time seeing old colonial buildings and the Pettah areas of Colombo with Shenelle. She was very friendly, informative and accomodative. Her explanations were lucid and the photos she carried in her tablet of the areas as they were originally gave a good...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vardhiniritesh
Reviewed July 31, 2019

I really enjoyed my walk with Shenelle. She was very informative. My favourite part was the Pettah fruit market! Thank you so much and love to do it again with my sons

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Debbie C
Ruvi B, Public Relations Manager at Colombo City Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Thanks for the lovely review Debbie! I'm glad Shenelle got a like-minded soul to enjoy her favortie location with :) Looking forward to have you explore with un another time.

Reviewed July 15, 2019

Colombo is Sri Lanka's commercial capital, so it was a busy city centre. There are lot you should see. Small street markets, alfresco type small spicy restaurants, Old & new urban buildings, churches, mosque and a really old railway station, nice and clean streets. First...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank nailaPeter
Ruvi B, Public Relations Manager at Colombo City Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

thank you for this lovely review!

Reviewed May 24, 2019

The tour was called Eat Eat & Repeat & it was fabulous. Sri took us to 3 different places, all offered different types of cuisine, origins explained & stories told. The Pagoda Tea Rooms has a lot of history. A cafe frequented by locals was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Ruvi B, Public Relations Manager at Colombo City Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

thank you for the wonderful review! Unfortunately, the agents have missed out on the name of our tour - its just a simple 'Foodie Tour' :) thank you.

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March 11, 2019|
Response from RenateG140 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes the busses from city sightseeing are wheelchair accessible
January 12, 2019|
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Response from travelbugs20143 | Reviewed this property |
hi you need to email Colombo city tours directly I found them very easy and a very informative tour tailored to your needs early morning is a good idea
January 3, 2019|
Response from Ruvi B | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, we have a walk at 9:30am and another at 3:30pm. Booking in advance is preferable, as it helps us to allocate guests to the host beforehand. Please do drop me a mail Once more if possible? Best regards Ruvi