Free tour

Free walking tour through the Historic Bastions in Galle Fort!

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Malik
Registered on January 27, 2023

Hi, I'm Malik from Galle, Sri Lanka. I'm working as a tour coordinator while working as a tourist driver for my direct clients. I have experience with traveling around this island but I'm more excited to do some walking trails in my hometown (Galle). I will explain the history of the fort while walking through each bastion. We can visit churches/mosques/temples/museums etc... So... Welcome to my City!!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hi everyone, and welcome to Galle.

Galle (Gale) is said to take its name from "Gallus", the Latin word for rooster, and Galle (Puncto de Galle, Pinto Galle, Pontogal) first appeared on Ptolemy's world map of the 2nd century AD where it is mentioned as a busy port, trading with Greece, Persia, Rome, Arabia, China, and others.

On November 15, 1505 a Portuguese explorer and military commander, Lorenzo de Almeida (Son of the Portuguese Viceroy of Goa) landed in Ceylon and established a settlement here thus permitting the expansion of the Portuguese Empire in Asia.
Getting interested noh!!!! haha.
The story doesn't end up with the Dutch and then British!!!

So let's have a fine cup of tea and start the journey...The Bastion Tour/Museum visits/Sunset/Antiques and more interests..

Starting from the entrance, you will get the chance to witness,

  • Old Harbour
  • National Museum 
  • Dutch Church
  • Maritime Museum
  • Portuguese Black Fort
  • Dutch Hospital
  • Mosque
  • Light House
  • Flag Rock
  • Buddhist Temple
  • Dutch Prison
  • Clock Tower

Ending the tour at the Sunset viewpoint!.
See you soon😉

Malik Perera
Ceylon Eco Love Tours

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  • Meeting point:
    Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
    Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Norbert 17 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Malik is passionate about Galle and Sri Lanka. It was a great pleasure to spend 3 very informative hours walking around and hearing about beautiful Galle. Commendable!
Simon 17 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Malik was an awesome tour guide; he was knowledgeable about the history, religion and culture of Galle and even let me stop to take some photos of the local cricket! Highly recommended guide for those interested...
Aminath 15 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
It was a very nice tour. Malik was very professional and helpful
Caro... 04 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We loved our walking tour with Malik. We learned all about the colonial and co temporary history of Galle and more. Malik had answers to all our questions and was super knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Ending the tour watching the sunset was an added mega bonus!
Anna 14 Apr 2023
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Very interesting tour around Galle fort: we saw beautiful sights and learned about the local history from Malik. Sunset views were absolutely amazing!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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