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Colombo City Tour showcases Colombo to Cruise passengers

Highlights from the Tours
Highlights from the Tours

The Colombo City Tour, the open deck city sightseeing service operated by Ebert Silva Holidays offers cruise ship passengers calling at the Port of Colombo an interesting insight into the city highlighting it’s history, culture and other important monuments and sites.

Tours present an exciting overview to Colombo’s promising new developments whilst showcasing the cultural and religious harmony as seen in several places in and around Colombo, depicted by the many religious edifices of various faiths in close proximity to each other.

The open top double deckers of the Colombo City Tour greet the passengers at the relevant pier of the Colombo Port as they disembark from their cruise ship. Tours offer live commentaries in English by professional guides and snacks are given onboard.

The cruise season extends from November to April with approximately 60 cruise calls per year. Several luxury vessels have called at the Port of Colombo since January 2020, including the ‘Sun Princess’ of Princess Cruises, ‘Celebrity Constellation’ of Celebrity Cruises, ‘Queen Mary 2’ of Cunard Lines, ‘Costa Victoria’ and ‘Costa Fortuna’ of Costa Cruises among others. Other well-known cruise liners such as MSC Cruises, P & O Cruises and TUI cruises are due in the months ahead all of which consists of a passenger count of over 2,000 and crew of over 1000 persons. The Colombo City Tour offers 2 tours daily, all seven days of the week with a choice of 4 different tours which are patronized by both foreign visitors and Sri Lankans. They cover the city limits of Colombo on weekdays and extends to the administrative capital on weekend tours. Cruise arrivals play a crucial part in the tourism sector as they bring in high spending tourists and industry hopes that these wil resume once the Coronavirus issue is settled.

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