Galle Fort Walk with a Local
(SKU: LK61040100) Walk through the old fortifications of Galle, and hear the stories of times past from a local guide whose family has resided there for generations. Visit the museums with their memorable treasures and the lighthouse which was once an indispensable asset of the area. Wander around the maze of cobblestoned streets with their picturesque houses and Dutch names. Relax with a cup of Ceylon Tea or fresh King Coconut. A tour of immense charm to one of the best preserved colonial forts in Asia.Itinerary
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Galle District, Galle District, Southern Province
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. They made Galle their headquarters and destroyed many important monuments which were in the area. The initial earth and palisade fort built by the Portuguese was expanded on by the Dutch, after their takeover of the Portuguese assets in the 17th century. The Dutch Fort was highly advanced with high stone ramparts and many bastions. They also built many other buildings for administration and residency. The Dutch made renovations to the streets and added advancements such as storm water drains.oday much of the Dutch fort still stands, contradicting the ravages of time. The history seeped streets of Galle retain their life and originality. 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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Comfortable walking shoes and hats recommended"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"A maximum of 12 people per booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Galle, Sri Lanka
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: In front of the Bank of Ceylon, Light House Street, Galle Fort
Address: Bank of Ceylon, Light House Street, Fort, Galle.
Return point: In front of the Bank of Ceylon, Light House Street, Galle Fort
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.