Sri Lanka Travel Tours

Colombo by colonial car

Colombo by colonial car

Sum up

Have you ever fancied living in a different era, or appearing in your own movie? And do you have a thing about classic cars? Then you’ll love the chance to re-enact Colombo’s colonial past from the seat of a classic car as you travel back in time past buildings inspired by foreign lands.

Duration: 2 hours

Best Time: Year-round

Additional Information

Colombo life took a dramatic turn in the 16C when what was then a sleepy sea port was invaded in turn by the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally the British who developed it into an administrative base when they set foot in Sri Lanka in the 18C.

Since the end of the war, many of the city’s most striking colonial-style buildings have been impressively restored by the Government and once protected areas are now open again.

We can’t quite promise you Prince Phillip’s first car – the Standard Seven he used immediately after WW2, which is now a prize exhibit at the Galle Face Hotel , but Colombo can still summon a vintage model or two.

By the way, you don’t get to drive! The car will be driven by a Colombo historian who will help to bring your trip alive.As one of Red Dot’s first exploratory tours of Sri Lanka was by Morris Minor, you won’t be surprised to learn that we find this activity particularly appealing.Available for a maximum of two people, this experience lasts about two hours.

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