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  • Galle Fort Tour

Galle Fort Tour

Discover Sri Lanka's Majestic Galle Fort 400 Years On

 

Quick Facts

  • Availability : throughout the year
  • Tour duration : will take approximately 2 ½ hours
  • Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request, at additional cost
  • Meeting point : can be pre arranged
  • Preferred starting times   : morning and evening tours can be arranged
  • You can witness the sunset in evening tours
  • Lunch/dinner with a Sri Lankan family can be added at an additional price
  • A city which saw colonial forces come and go from the 16th to the 20th centuries - is the coastal city of Galle, Sri Lanka. Located in the Bay of Galle, stands the emblematic Galle Fort which is also known as the Ramparts of Galle - first built in 1588 by
  • the Portuguese and then fortified by in the mid 17th century by the Dutch.  Its historical and cultural importance was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Within its walls are several places of worship,
  • a museum, chic restaurants and bars, boutique hotels, and several quaint shops that sell gems, trinkets, and vibrant Sri Lankan handicrafts. Enjoy walking down cobblestone streets and stopping at places that catch your curiosity. 

 

Why should you book this trip?

  • Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the “Ramparts of Galle”, the legendary Galle Fort, in the company of a very interesting and resourceful character as your host and guide.
  • Admire the beauty of architecture that is over 400 years old and step into the past at the Galle Fort.
  • Listen to vividly narrated back stories about Galle Fort.
  • Amazing panoramic views on the top of walls, including an amazing sundowner on the Fort.
  • Freely experience Sri Lankan street food, from freshly prepared savoury snacks to fresh exotic fruit juices.
  • Excellent photo opportunities.
  • Encounters with members of the local community
  • Opportunity to get an additional trip into the home of a typical middle class Sri Lankan family for a Sri Lankan lunch/dinner experience.
  • No tips and no tickets – what you pay is what it takes.

 

Included in the price

  • Ser vice of an experienced local guide
  • Thambili (King Coconut) water and bottled water during excursion
  • All applicable Gov. taxes

 

Excluded

  •      Transportation to and from starting point
  •      Extra food and beverages consumed
  •      Additional lunch/dinner
  •      Any tips to the staff

 

Tour in brief

This tour generally covers the whole Galle Fort area. This tour will include detailed description of the development of the Galle Fort area, going back to colonial history, interesting back stories and amazing views from the ramparts, as well as insights into Sri Lanka today.   At the end of the tour,  you can enjoy watching the sunset in the horizon (on the evening tour) - before you leave the Galle Fort premises.

 

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Hotline : (+94) 70 222 8 222
Office Address : 20/63, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka

 

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