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Ebert Silva Holidays commences Colombo City Tour Open Deck rides

Ebert Silva Holidays recommenced the Colombo City Tour Open Deck double decker city tours last weekend amidst much enthusiasm and interest from Sri Lankans young and old.

Colombo City Tour showcases Sri Lanka’s premier city to both Sri Lankans as well as foreign nationals and is a venture by Sri Lanka Tourism and Ebert Silva Holidays with unmatched panoramic views of the city in its big red Open Deck double decker coaches.

As the country embraced the ‘new normal’ Sri Lankans eagerly came on board to enjoy the “Heritage of Colombo” and “Colombo at Night” weekend tours. It was an opportunity to responsibly break free from restricted activities and have a refreshing and joyous open deck sightseeing experience in the city of Colombo. The tours conform to strict health guidelines ensuring maximum safety and precautionary measures to safeguard passengers and team members against the pandemic.

Known as ‘Kolon Thota’, the native name of the city meaning ‘port’ became ‘Colombo’ with the advent of the colonial rulers to the island. Today the city is an interesting and colourful tapestry of many races, religions and cultures and showcases a wonderful colonial heritage blended in its many moods. With a rapidly changing skyline, Colombo is indeed a unique city of ‘old and new’ that is swiftly unfolding into a spectacular tourist destination in the region.

Both the ‘Heritage of Colombo’ and ‘Colombo at Night’ tours with duration of approximately 4 hours, operate during the weekends sightseeing within the city limits of Colombo and extending to the administrative capital, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. The tours feature many places of historic significance in the city such as the prison cell of the last King of the Kandyan Kingdom.

In the administrative capital the tour will present a thrilling experience of a boat ride for nearly 30 minutes on Diyawanna Lake.

All city tours include live commentaries by professional guides, snacks and mineral water, entrance tickets to sites and other experiences and are conducted under strict guidelines that are stipulated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority ensuring the safety of all those on board.

Ebert Silva Holidays with the Colombo City Tour showcases the history of the city of Colombo and also enables the passengers to get unique views of the new rapid developments of the city.