Galle City Tour from Hikkaduwa

This private tour we take you to a leisure stroll in the best preserved colonial fort in South Asia; relive a 500 year old history, be captivated by the glorious past!This magnificent piece of architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Enter the fort through the main entrance which bears the carved logo of the British monarch on the outer wall and the VOC symbol of the Dutch East India Company in the inner wall. Observe the magnificent building with its old stone walls, the ramparts, Dutch colonial villas, the clock tower, the Old Dutch Hospital, Dutch period houses, the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church and the old Bread fruit tree, thought to be the oldest bread fruit tree in the country.

The fascination about the Country Side is that it is a living historical site and not just another well preserved piece of architecture. Walk around the old town and the ramparts; visit the Maritime Museum, Buddhist Temple, Antique shops and the many hotels and restaurants around.

per adult from

$57

NZD

Duration

3 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • English speaking driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Food and Drinks
    • Expenses of personal nature
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

    Galle Dutch Fort - After learning about the sheer determination of the people through the art displayed at the Tsunami Photo Museum, let us now head down to the Galle Dutch Fort. With a tumultuous history dating back to several centuries, the city’s strategic location made it a hub for trade by sea and subsequently a landing point for the island’s colonial rulers. A fort was built to ensure protection and preservation of the city the Portuguese in early 16th Century and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Originally the fort was an earthen structure with palisades, a rampart and three bastions and a moat surrounding it. Under the control of the Dutch, they built impregnable fortifications with coral and granite stones and the Fort resembled a small laid out walled town with a rectangular grid pattern of streets full of low houses with gables and verandas.


  • Departure Point :
    Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Hikkaduwa
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Sameera Tours

Activity ID: V-193691P6

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