Just One More Thing…in Colombo!
Colombo 2-Day City Stopover - Sri Lanka
Take a trip back in time as you journey back to Colombo via the old fortress town of Galle. Half a century ago, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the seafaring nations of Portugal, Great Britain and Holland landed here, bringing creature comforts to remind them of home and leaving behind traces of their colonial style. During this trip, you’ll enjoy a traditional British high tea and spend the night in a stylish hotel in Colombo. The city itself probably won't be the highlight of your holiday, but it's an interesting and convenient way to end your Sri Lankan adventure if you're flying early the following day.
- Transport with private driver
- Excursions as described
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- Galle walking tour and High Tea on Day 1
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Galle & Colombo
Your journey back to Colombo begins with a stop in Galle, where you’ll recognise the influence of the Portuguese, British and Dutch settlers. You’ll be shown around by a local guide, who’ll explain some of the history of this attractive colonial city as you explore on foot. After around an hour and a half, you’ll wave goodbye to your guide and continue north to Colombo, around 2.5 hours away.
Sri Lanka’s capital may not be the most attractive place in the country, but it’s a buzzing city with some great restaurants and shops, as well as an interesting history. As you enter the city your driver will show you some of the highlights, before you stop for a traditional high tea, which will be pretty welcome after your journey. You’ll spend the night in a stylish boutique hotel located by the lake in Colombo, and set a little away from the bustle of the commercial district.
Departure from Colombo
This morning you’ll have breakfast at your hotel, before you’re whisked back to Colombo airport in time for your flight home….unless you’re lucky enough to be continuing your holiday elsewhere!
Escape Colombo's busy streets
If Colombo’s hustle and bustle isn’t your ideal final stop on a tear-drop island, we’ve found a great escape for you. Surrounded by exotic gardens, this secluded hotel might be just what you need to unwind and reflect on your adventure. Closer to the airport than the busy capital, it is ideally located for a first or final night in Sri Lanka, and its restaurant serving Asian fusion is well-known well beyond the hotel’s gates. Chill by the pool, order a SPA treatment or simply enjoy your book in one of the hidden nooks of the huge garden. There are no activities booked for you here – this place was created for relaxation.
Prices from: £ 265 - per person - special stay accommodation
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