Heritage of Colombo: Open Deck City Tour

4 Hours

Embarking on a heritage-focused Open Deck bus tour in Colombo promises a blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty. With careful planning and a spirit of exploration, you can uncover the layers of heritage that make Colombo a captivating destination. Enjoy your journey through the city’s storied past!

Why should you book this trip?

  • Historical Narratives: Open Deck bus tours often provide informative commentary about Colombo's heritage sites, offering insights into their historical significance and cultural importance.
  • Scenic Views: Enjoy panoramic views of colonial-era architecture, temples, churches, and bustling markets in Colombo and Suburbs from the open-top deck.
  • Experience a blend of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture at Gangaramaya temple complex is renowned for its religious significance and cultural exhibitions.
  • Witness an iconic colonial-era structure; Old Parliament buidling once housed the legislative council of Ceylon, offering insights into the country's political history.
  • A choice of exciting tours with the open top double decker ride combined with thrilling boat rides on Diyawanna Lake, set amidst the historical backdrop of the Kotte Kingdom, in close proximity to the Parliament Complex.


Witness Colombo’s colonial heritage and the grand remnants of colonial architecture, sightsee ‘Old Colombo’, a distinct part of British rule in Sri Lanka. Experience the city and its attractions as you travel on the open top double decker to the scenic administrative capital, Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte. Enjoy a thrilling boat ride on the historic Diyawanna Lake and explore a unique biodiversity as you sail past islets with numerous birds, including pelicans nesting on the trees, kingfishers, cormorants and other water birds. Discover an extension of the city that is in stark contrast to the busy and hustling streets of Colombo.

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

Old Town Hall, market, beautiful Red Mosque and the busy streets of Pettah. 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), President’s House, Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, the Port City, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Fort Railway Station, central bus terminal, Floating Market, Slave Island area and Lotus Tower. The famous Hindu Kovil with the uniquely carved ‘gopuram’, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, War Memorial, Public Library, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo Town Hall, BMICH, replica of Aukana Buddha Statue, Diyatha Uyana the picturesque market and landscaped gardens on the banks of the Diyawanna Oya, Parliament Complex, and many more.

Stops: (Approximately 20 – 30 minutes each)
 Thrilling boat ride on Diyawanna Lake
 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

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Heritage of Colombo: Open Deck City Tour
From $30
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $30
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $30
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $30
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $30
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $20
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/2407/CT09
  • 4-5 Hours
  • 9:00 AM
  • Kingsbury Hotel with pickup/drops from main city hotels
  • 48 Hours
  • Throughout the year [Weekends only]


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