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Day tour to Galle starting from Colombo.

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Overview
Galle’s history is a veritable tapestry of cultures.Today, Galle is a grand example of a fortified city built by Europeans in Southern Asia. Scattered throughout the city are distinctive European fortifications, churches, schools, street plans, and customs. Nowadays old beautiful buildings are transformed in to trendy shops, cafes and restaurants.Within its walls renovations and development has seen the growth of boutique hotels and coffee shops, but this area still has genuine Sri Lankan charm and original buildings.Discover many valuable places in this town and collect some unique experiences.Many beaches are around the Sri Lanka. Among them,Southern province is a popular destination for the pristine and golden beaches.The coastline is very attractive with clean sands and good sunlight.The beaches are great for simply resting and relaxing. Taste some sea food dishes is must in the galle.End of the tour we will drop you in Galle.
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The Galle Fort, often referred to as the Dutch Fort, is more of a small city than a stronghold. The Portuguese were the first to begin constructing here in 1588. After being seized by the Dutch in 1640, Galle was rebuilt, redesigned, and expanded into what we see today mostly by the Dutch East India Company. By using tough coral and granite building materials.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dutch Reformed Church, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The Dutch Reformed Church (the Great Church, or Groote Kerk in Dutch) is located near the Commandment Bastion on Church Street. It is a small structure with a gabled roof that was built by the Dutch commander Casparus de Jong and his wife after the birth of their first son. It is still used for Protestant services twice a month. Inside, visitors can see the checkerboard stained glass windows, the aged organ, engraved Dutch gravestones, and the church’s antique pulpit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Rampart Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The Galle Fort Lighthouse is a white stone structure that was rebuilt by the British in 1939. Historically this 92-foot-high structure was used to guide merchant ships into the harbor and to Colombo with a gas lantern. It was the first lighthouse built in Sri Lanka, but because the original structure was made of wood, it perished in a fire in 1936. Nowadays, the refurbished lighthouse stands proudly atop Point Ultrecht Bastion.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Flag Rock Bastion- Galle, Flag Rock, Galle, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Another of the main places to visit in Galle is this rock at the southern end of the fort walls. It is reputed to be the best place to see the sunset.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Old Gate - Galle, Old gate, Galle, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The Old Gate is yet another remains of the British from their times in Galle. On one outside area of the Galle Fort is this Old Gate which is an arty carving of a coat of arms tops. There are two sculptures of lions that border in-between which the letters VOC is inscribed which stands for Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie.

Stop At: Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Galle Road Colombo, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka

In the hatchery they help the sea turtles and turtle breed, and provide them with a safe environment to lay their eggs and care for them. The reason why it is one of the best places to visit in Galle is that, you will get to witness all of that at once during a short detour to this turtle abode.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotels in Colombo.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 1L mineral water per person.
  • English speaking chauffeur.
  • Entry/Admission - Dutch Reformed Church
  • Entry/Admission - Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
Exclusions
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Good information on park
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