Take in the charming sights of Sri Lanka’s capital city on this fascinating walking tour. You’ll start off in the Pettah neighbourhood, famous for its busy market and the eye-catching Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque. Also known as the Red Mosque, this statement building’s one of a kind, with striking brickwork and soaring minarets. Next, you’ll be driven to Gangaramaya Temple, where your walking tour continues past the Town Hall and Viharamahadevi Park. You’ll also see the curling Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Theatre, designed like a birds nest. Your tour finishes in Independence Square, where you’ll have time to grab a photo before heading back to the ship.
Shorts and skirts aren’t allowed at sacred sites. Women have to cover their shoulders, too, and you’ll need to take off your shoes before entering the temples. We suggest bringing a pair of socks with you, because the pavements can be hot. For security reasons, you’ll be asked to leave any bags outside.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.