Colonial Sri Lanka Tour
Colonial Sri Lanka Tour
TK

Highlights: Colombo- Kandy - Nuwara Eliya(Little England) - Galle


Other departures: Manchester - £3205, Birmingham - £3205, Glasgow - £3149, Edinburgh - £3149, George Best Belfast City - £3205, Bristol - £3209, Norwich - £3205, Southampton - £3139, Newcastle - £3135


Hotels:
Colombo - Tintagel
Kandy - Kandy House
Nuwara Eliya - Ceylon Tea Trails
Galle - Amangalla


Itinerary:


Day 1 - Colombo :
On arrival, the clients will be met by a chauffeur guide and transferred to Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka and Relax on your arrival.


Overnight Stay at Tintagel- Colombo, on BB Basis.


Day 2 - Colombo :
After breakfast, proceed to explore the Colombo City – Pettah Market, a bustling expression of Colombo’s Cosmopolitan charm.
Pettah - The Pettah area, which is in the heart of Colombo, is a beehive of activity. Traders and payment hawkers of all kinds flock to Colombo and it’s a well-known fact that Pettah is where the best bargains are available.Evening, a walking tour around the Colonial City of Colombo – Former Dutch Mansions.


Dutch-era buildings – There are few mansions from the Dutch-era and this includes the Oldest building in the fort, The Former Dutch Hospital and now it is The Colombo Dutch Museum and several Churches. Formerly the Queen’s House (Dutch Governor’s House) is currently the “The President’s House”. It used to be the British Governor’s Office and the Residence too.


Overnight Stay at Tintagel- Colombo, on BB Basis.


Day 3 - Kandy :
Kandy - (the Sacred City of Kandy) - is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. It lies in the midst of hills of rare vegetal species. The Kandy Valley crosses an area of tropical plantations. Kandy is the last seat of the Kandy Kingdom which ruled Sri Lanka until the British took over in 1815.
The Temple of the Tooth, the palace complex and the holy city of Kandy are associated with the history of the dissemination of one of the most important religions of humanity, Buddhism. The Temple of Kandy is the product of the last peregrination of the relic of the tooth of Lord Buddha and the testimony of a cult which continues to be practiced today. Kandy has now grown out to encompass Peradeniya, home to the Botanical Gardens. Kandy is also particularly famed for the great Kandy Esala Perehara (a Pageant of Elephants and Dancers), which is over ten days in the month of Esala (August) having many attractions to justify.


Explore the Kandy’s Colonial History with our expert tour guide - British Garrison Cemetery of Kandy, Temple of Buddha’s Tooth Relic, Cultural Dances.


Overnight Stay at Kandy House on BB Basis.


Day 4 – Hill Country :
Take the train into the Hill Country, The World`s Most Beautiful Train Trip.
Train Ride - The train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya was one of our favourite ever train rides on our travels. This train powers up through Sri Lanka’s southern hill country, through the tea plantations, into the clouds and then weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Nanu Oya.


Start with a Colonial tour of the hill station of Nuwara Eliya.


Nuwara Eliya - Also known as the “City of Lights” and “Little England”, Nuwara Eliya was the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a typical English Village. The old brick Post office,
country house like hill club, with its hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and its strict formal dinner attire; the 18-hole golf course, race course etc., all remind you of 'England'.


Overnight Stay at Ceylon Tea Trails on BB Basis.


Day 5 – Hill Country :
After breakfast explore the Tea Estates, and learn how tea planting was brought to Sri Lanka in the 19th Century. Walk around the Hill country while visiting the interesting Nuwara Eliya Post Office, Holy Trinity Church which is constructed in 1852.
Afternoon, Relax at the Hotel.


Overnight Stay at Ceylon Tea Trails on BB Basis.


Day 6 – Galle :
Transfer to Galle, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century.
The Port of Galle – Sri Lanka’s 04th biggest town is 115 km south of Colombo and close to Hikkaduwa. Galle is a town rich in history and in fact, was the centre of Dutch rule in the 17th century. The majestic Galle Fort bears ample testimony to that fact. The City of Galle is one of the best-preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia, and has been declared a World Heritage City. Galle was a major port in Sri Lanka and still handles shipping and cruising yachts.
The Dutch Museum, Groote Kerk (Great Church) and the National Maritime Museum are some of the famous tourist attractions in Galle. The city is also famous for its delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings. The Galle International Cricket Stadium has also contributed to enhance the image of the city as a sports destination since of late.


Overnight Stay at Amangalla on BB Basis.


Day 7 – Galle :
Following Day is Free for you. Take a walking tour of Galle uncovering its Colonial Past.
Relax at the Hotel.
Overnight Stay at Amangalla on BB Basis


Day 8 – Departure :
Departure – Catch the Flight to way back Home.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Turkish Airlines
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transfers in Air- Conditioned car for 02 pax/ Air- conditioned Van for 03 pax with the services of an English- speaking chauffeur guide
  • Entrance Fees to the above- mentioned guide
  • All Taxes & Service Charges

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast