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 Portuguese...next 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    26H9+942, Baladaksha Mawatha, Galle 8...
    26H9+942, Baladaksha Mawatha, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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    We meet at the Old Gate entrance point to Galle Fort...Which is easy to find while walking along "Baladaksha Street" (Parellel to the beach)..Will be wearing a cap and with a side bag..

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Baladaksha Mawatha

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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Harry 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
This tour was absolutely fantastic and Malik was brilliant- really lovely, informative and passionate about Galle. I could not recommend this tour more. 20/10
Michelle 19 May 2024
Kalk Bay

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Travelled alone - May 2024
My walking tour with Malik was amazing. He is so professional and knowledgeable and he really loves sharing his knowledge. I highly recommend his walking tour!
Sophie 18 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
I had a great walking tour with Malik. The starting point was easy to find and we met at the agreed time. Malik has incredible knowledge of the area and of wider Sri Lankan history. As a solo female traveller, I felt very confident moving around Galle Fort with Malik, he is an easy person to be around. Thank you for a great tour - highly recommend if you come to Galle!
Jordan 06 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Malik was fantastic, knowledgable and insightful. He really knows his stuff and the area. To top it off he's a genuinely nice guy. Gave me a new way to think about Buddhism, which was eye opening. 100% would recommend 👌🏼
Zoe 05 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great tour. We really enjoyed all the detailed information especially about Buddhism and the future of Sri Lanka
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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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