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Guided Walking Tour of Galle Fort

Galle, Sri Lanka

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Experience hosted by Nalinda

90 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your host will meet you at the entrance to the Fort at 08:00 AM / 4:30 PM. Your host is a local and his masterful knowledge of the town and its history will show you the layers below the colorful beauty of Galle.
The Dutch Fort of Galle has been an icon since 1400 BC. At the start, it was famous for cinnamon exportation. The Portuguese made Galle their headquarters on arrival and destroyed many important monuments which were in the area. The initial earth and palisade fort built by the Portuguese was later expanded on by the Dutch. The Dutch Fort was intricately designed with high stone ramparts and bastions. Buildings for administration and residency renovated streets and added advancements such as stormwater drains were added to the complex.
Today much of the Dutch fort still stands. You will be able to climb the ramparts of the fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walk through the streets. Your host will also take you to museums filled with antiquities of old. You will also visit the British-built Galle lighthouse. Enjoy a cup of fine Ceylon Tea or a drink of King Coconut milk along the way.
Your walk will be completed back at the Dutch Fort at 10:30 AM / 6:00 PM.
Other things to note
Once you meet us your guide will conduct the tour in the best routes while sharing valuable information.
Your host will meet you at the entrance to the Fort at 08:00 AM / 4:30 PM. Your host is a local and his masterful knowledge of the town and its history will show you the layers below the colorful beauty of Galle.
The Dutch Fort of Galle has been an icon since 1400 BC. At the start, it was famous for cinnamon exportation. The Portuguese made Galle their headquarters on arrival and destroyed many important monuments which were in the area. The…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Cup of Coffee or Fresh King Coconut
From $34
/person
Thu., Nov. 26
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Fri., Nov. 27
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Fri., Nov. 27
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person

Meet your host, Nalinda

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I entered the field of tourism after a career in information technology. Traveling was my passion in my life and I wanted to offer the best experiences to others so they will have the best experiences while on their holiday.

I take great pride in offering my knowledge to the clients and makes it my mission to ensure that you experience all of the stunning history about Galle fort while also receiving valuable information.
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Where you'll be

I will be waiting for you at Bank of Ceylon, Church Street in Galle Fort, Galle. We will walk around the Galle fort revisiting the rich history of Galle fort.

1 review

Vanya
January 2020
Mr. Chirath was our guide. He grew up in the Dutch fort and he had a lot of personal anecdotes as well as historical knowledge. He was very flexible about anything we wanted to do. He lead us around the whole fort area and pointed out not only historical sites, but also good restaurants and interesting trees. He talked about opening a food tour in the fort area, and we hope he does so. We would gladly go on a food tour of the area. Highly recommend.
Mr. Chirath was our guide. He grew up in the Dutch fort and he had a lot of personal anecdotes as well as historical knowledge. He was very flexible about anything we wanted to do.…

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  • Thu., Nov. 26
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    $34 per person
  • Fri., Nov. 27
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    $34 per person
  • Fri., Nov. 27
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $34 per person
  • Sat., Nov. 28
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    $34 per person
  • Sat., Nov. 28
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $34 per person
  • Sun., Nov. 29
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    $34 per person
  • Sun., Nov. 29
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $34 per person
  • Mon., Nov. 30
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    $34 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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