Glimpse of Colombo|Seat in Coach City Tour

4 Hours

Tours within the city limits of Colombo that takes you to explore the rich tapestry of the city’s diverse cultures, religions and ethnicities set in a backdrop of an interesting mix of old & new. ‘Glimpse of Colombo’ takes you through its grand colonial heritage whilst showcasing the fast changing skyline and the city’s promise for the future, with panoramic views from the top of the open top double decker.

Why should you book this trip?

  • This Colombo Day Tour gives you the opportunity to explore Colombo attractions in the commercial trading centre of Colombo, Colombo Fort and the outer Fort area collectively referred to as ‘Pettah’.
  • Your Colombo city tour will be led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will facilitate the discoveries of all the most important places to visit in Colombo and lesser-known Colombo attractions in the inner city.
  • Admire the beauty of the colonial architecture as well as the activity of the congested bazaars…something different to usual Colombo sightseeing.
  • Experience the true colours, sights, sounds and smells of Colombo and discover a variety of Colombo attractions as well as interact with its vibrant people.
  • Visit the Gangarama Temple, Independence Square & Arcade Independence Square and state owned handicrafts emporium


The Glimpse of Colombo City Tour is the only open top city sightseeing experience in Sri
Lanka’s commercial capital, initiated as a venture in collaboration with Sri Lanka
Tourism. A unique touristic feature found in every leading tourist destination around the world, this professionally conducted and carefully curated open top sightseeing experience offers the traveller a uniqueinsight into Colombo with fascinating panoramic views and unmatched photo opportunities.

The proud winner of Sri Lanka Tourism’s ‘Most improved Tourism Service’, the Colombo City Tour with a range of exciting experiences to discover Colombo, is indeed a ‘must do’ experience in the city.

The following highlights of Colombo City will be covered during the excursion.

Colombo Lighthouse, The Prison Cell of the last Sri Lankan King, Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, the Port City, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, President’s House, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Fort Railway Station, central bus terminal, Floating Market, Slave Island area, Lotus Tower, famous Hindu Kovil with a uniquely carved ‘gopuram’, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, Independence Square and Arcade Independence Square, Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall , Race Course and many more historical and important landmarks and places that make an interesting tapestry of the life within the city limits of Colombo.

Stops: (Approximately 15 - 20 minutes each)
 Gangarama Temple
 Independence Square & Arcade Independence Square
 Visit to the state owned handicrafts emporium


  • Live Commentary in English by National Guide
  • Entrance tickets to monuments/sites where applicable
  • 500ml bottle of mineral water & light refreshments


  • Video and Camera charges
  • Any other expense not mentioned under inclusions
  • Tips for the staff

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Glimpse of Colombo|Seat in Coach City Tour
From $25
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $25
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $25
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $25
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $25
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $15
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/2407/CT08
  • 3 Hours
  • 9:00 AM | 4:00 PM
  • Kingsbury Hotel with pickup/drops from main city hotels
  • 48 Hours
  • Throughout the year [Weekdays only]


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