World War II Tour Of Ceylon – Overview

A guided tour of Ceylon for the World War II enthusiast! It covers all of the interesting WWII attractions from Fortifications and Museums to War Cemeteries…!

Tour Duration

9 Nights 10 Days

Customer Rating

Budget Rating

Day 1 – Arrive in Sri Lanka!

Arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to Colombo to rest after the long flight.
Overnight in Colombo.

Day 2 – Kick start your tour in Colombo!

Visit the Airforce Museum in Ratmalana in the morning and visit the Liveramentu War Cemetery and the monument at Viharamahadevi Park during your city tour of Colombo on Jeeps from World War II in the afternoon.
Overnight in Colombo.

Day 3 – Time for a scenic flight!

Take a scenic flight from Colombo to Trincomale. Check out the War Cemetery in Trincomale before taking a boat ride to Sober Island.
Overnight in Sober Island.

The Airforce Museum in Ratmalana

The Naval Museum in Trincomalee

Day 4 – Exploring Trinco…

Visit the British Fortifications, the French Pass and the gun points in Clappenburg, explore Sober Island and spend the day relaxing on the beach.
Overnight in Sober Island

Day 5 – Discover the Rock Fortress

Visit the Hoods Tower underground Naval Museum in China Bay and Fort Fredrick before travelling from Trincomale to Sigiriya. Climb the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the afternoon to catch the sunset from the top!
Overnight in Sigiriya.

Day 6 – Checking out the Cave temples

Travel from Sigiriya to Kandy, visiting the Dambulla Cave temple on the way.
Overnight in Kandy.

Day 7 – The Mysterious Garrison Cemetery

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the Pitakanda War Cemetery and the British Garrison Cemetery.
Overnight in Kandy.

Day 8 – Day in Diyatalawa

Travel from Kandy to Diyatalawa, visit the Military Academy and the war
Overnight in Kandy.

The British Garrison War Cemetery

The Ratmalana Airforce Museum

Day 9 – Last moments in Colombo

Travel from Diyathalawa to Colombo, spend your last day in Colombo enjoying some shopping as well eating at many of Colombo’s popular restaurants.
Overnight in Colombo.

Day 10 – Returning Home

Transfer from your hotel in Colombo to the airport to catch the return flight home.
Overnight in Colombo.


Included in this tour

  • Hotels
  • All transfers
  • An English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Entrance Tickets to sights and Museums
  • Drinking water
  • All meals

Not included in your selected tour

  • Flights
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, snacks, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees (contact us for further information)
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