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Galle Fort History & Architecture Walk - Private Tour

Discover the iconic Galle Fort’s history on this guided walking tour

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Galle Fort History & Architecture Walk - Private Tour

Discover the iconic Galle Fort’s history on this guided walking tour

Host

Your host has lived in Galle for his whole life and will tell an array of stories that will entertain, educate and assist in further exploration of the Fort. He is a published Ornithologist, with a Masters degree, is both a qualified National Guide and a visiting lecturer for the guide training program, is fluent in German, and is an expert on eco-tourism.

US$ 47.00

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  • Fort Entrance (Old Gate), Galle Fort, Galle
  • 2 Hours / 0 Mins
  • Child Friendly

Highlights

  • Explore the evolution of the Fort from an ancient trading port to a hip tourist destination

  • Learn about the different cultures that traded at the port

  • Learn why the fort was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1988

  • Perfect for guests with an interest in history and architecture

  • This experience is private

Host

Your host has lived in Galle for his whole life and will tell an array of stories that will entertain, educate and assist in further exploration of the Fort. He is a published Ornithologist, with a Masters degree, is both a qualified National Guide and a visiting lecturer for the guide training program, is fluent in German, and is an expert on eco-tourism.


Highlights

  • Explore the evolution of the Fort from an ancient trading port to a hip tourist destination

  • Learn about the different cultures that traded at the port

  • Learn why the fort was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1988

  • Perfect for guests with an interest in history and architecture

  • This experience is private

US$ 47.00

Book Now
  • Fort Entrance (Old Gate), Galle Fort, Galle
  • 2 Hours / 0 Mins
  • Child Friendly

Details

Meet your host in the morning or evening to escape heat in the Fort, discover how the city was named and the changes the fort went through as the Dutch and the British followed in Portugal’s footsteps. Pass by roads whose names are a legacy of colonial times, majestic buildings steeped in history, and learn of how the Fort has evolved from its days as a major trading port. Climb the bastions overlooking Galle’s celebrated cricket ground or watch children play inside its walls! Delight in stories of myth and history, hear about the impact of the 2004 Tsunami, before ending at the iconic lighthouse overlooking the Japanese Peace Pagoda.


What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Sunscreen

  • Water


What we’ll provide:

  • Your host


Instructions on getting to Location

Your host will be at the Old Entrance (just past Hall de Galle). He usually tends to wear shirts with a floral print so look out for that.

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