Attractions Galle City Tour

  • Meet Sanka
  • Travel to Galle
  • En-route visit the Turtle Hatchery
  • Boat Safari at Madu River
  • Visit the Hikkaduwa Corals
  • Lunch at Galle
  • Visit the Galle Dutch Fort
  • Visit the Colonial Buildings and Lighthouse
  • Visit the Stick Fishermen
  • Drive back to Hotel or Airport
  • Galle Fort

    Galle Dutch Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

    The fort has a colorful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of “an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.”

    The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the “Ramparts of Galle”, withstood the Boxing Day tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. It has been since restored.

    Included with Galle City Tour

  • Pick and Drop off to selected hotel or Airport
  • Clean and Air-Condition Luxury Private Tourist Vehicle ( Japanese Car or Mini Van)
  • Private Tourist Driver or Guide
  • Entry Fee at the Visiting sites
  • Mineral water bottle through the tour