Galle Fort Guided Walking Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
Provided by Lakpura LLC
English  |  4:00 PM
from €35

Overview of the tour in Galle

You will start your tour at the church street, where you will be met by your host at 1600 hrs. Your guide and host is a local who has been a resident of Galle his whole life, along with his ancestors.

The natural harbor of Galle was famous as far back as 1400 BC. At that time it was one of the main ports in the world from which cinnamon was exported. The arrival of the Portuguese marked a change in the history of the town.

The initial earth and palisade fort built by the Portuguese were expanded on by the Dutch, after their takeover of the Portuguese assets in the 17th century. They also built many other buildings for administration and residency.

Today much of the Dutch fort still stands, contradicting the ravages of time. You will be able to climb up to the ramparts of the fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walk through the streets.

Your host will also take you on a tour to the museums, history of Galle and its harbor and Galle lighthouse which was built by the British. Along the way, you will take a break with a cup of fine Ceylon Tea or a refreshing drink of King Coconut milk.

SKU: LK60040100

This activity includes:

  • Galle Dutch Fort
  • Galle heritage demonstration by well experienced guide.
  • All applicable current local taxes.

Meeting point

P.G.S. Tea Room, 14 Lighthouse St, Galle Fort, Galle.

On arrival

P.G.S. Tea Room, 14 Lighthouse St, Galle Fort, Galle.

Things to note

Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended for this tour.

Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Expenses of personal nature

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

English  |  4:00 PM
from €35
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