Colombo Walking Tour with Mark Forbes

Colombo Walking Tour

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Day excursion - Colombo Walking Tour with Mark Forbes

Colombo's amazing Fort district still has the energy like in the late nineteenth century when the streets were teeming with ox carts and alive with the sounds and whiffs of the sea, as rubber, tea, cinnamon, kittul treacle, rope and peacocks were loaded aboard ships.Take a walking tour of the Colombo's historic Fort district Learn about the city's colonial past and pick up some photography tip Sample some fiery street food!Recap your walk over iced cold beers at the Dutch Hospital ComplexTaking a walking tour is one of the best things to do in Colombo city and Mark, a Colombo native, has hosted walks in Colombo for several years under the Colombo City Walks banner.Starting at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex in Fort and walk along the old colonial streets, away from your usual tourist spots, and seek out the colonial Dutch mansions and be a part of the history that is now commercial hub of Colombo. Explore the old Cargills building, visit the New Chinese shop, snap a picture outside the Pagoda Tea Rooms where Duran Duran filmed their iconic music video, Hungry like the Wolf, and enjoy a cup of Ceylon Tea on the balcony of the Grand Oriental Hotel while taking in the sunset views of the Colombo Harbour.End your walk back at the Dutch Hospital, formerly a hospital during the 17th century, the complex is now host to high-end restaurants, bars and shops.  Relax, take a breather, admire the architecture.


  • Port pickup and drop-off for cruise ship/other ship passengers
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrances fees
  • Light refreshment & Water


  • Tips, gratuities and expenses of personal nature


  • At Tourist Restaurant – USD 15 per person
  • At Hotel – USD20 per person

Starting from USD USD 73 per person

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