Galle is a quaint little town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka which was established by a Portuguese colonist in the late 16th century. Anyone looking for a vacation away from the hustle-bustle of the city life where streets wind into each other and hardly sees a running car then, this town will be a popular option for you to enjoy days of solitude. Some of the notable attractions in this town are the 18th century Dutch reformed church, a Portuguese styled fort, and a very old lighthouse which gives you feel of the ancient times.
- A visit to the beautiful Galle Fort and a chance to learn its interesting history.
- A moment of peace at its Dutch Reformed Church.
- Watch the sunset at Flag Rock.
- Lunch at Fortaleza to enjoy the Sea Food cuisines.
- Enjoy a calming walk on the rampart.
- Enjoy street shopping inside the Galle fort.
Tour Itinerary - Galle City Sightseeing Tour
Day 01 : Pick-up from your hotel room – Sightseeing tour of Galle
One-hour prior to this Galle Sightseeing tour, you will be picked up from your hotel room and will be guided about all the rules that you need to follow during this tour. You will explore some of the famous attractions of Galle today and also, have lunch at Galle’s very popular restaurant.
Places you will Visit
Galle’s Dutch Reformed Church
You will start this sightseeing tour on a spiritual note by visiting the town’s very popular Church which was reformed by the Dutch colonist during the 18th century. The church is built by the Dutch Commander of Galle with his wife for a heartful thankful note to God for giving them an opportunity of having a child of their own. And it later went under different forms of renovation during the British period but in 2004, the President of Sri Lanka officially inaugurated this church one-last time. Here, you can sit in silence and perfectly, realize the beauty of solitude.
Galle Fort is another remarkable architecture in Sri Lanka and is beautifully sprawled on a huge area near the southwest coastline of Sri Lanka. The fort represents a very colorful history and belongs to multi-ethnicity and many religious groups. While exploring this fort, you may come across a small museum informing you about its rich history. The fort also harbors administrative offices, antique shops, cafes, bookstores, stunning villas, etc. So, enjoy the sight of low tides hitting hard on the surface of this fort and follow your eyes to the utmost beauty of the coastline.
Enjoy either the Sea food cuisines or Kottu Roti
Next, you will enjoy the lunch near Galle fort, because the whole is bustling with many fishermen so, the town also offers some delicious Sea food cuisines. One restaurant which mostly sees many customers every day – Fortaleza is famous here so, sit down here and order down your meal. If you don’t wish to enjoy Sea food cuisines then, you can head for Galle Things Roti which is a small eatery offering Kottu Roti which is a meal made from roti, vegetable, chicken, and cheese.
A silent walk on the ramparts of Galle Fort
You will then enjoy a quite walk along the Ramparts of Galle Fort where you will enjoy the serenity of this place. The street is full of shop vendors so, you can also buy some souvenirs here at this place. Here, you will also see some gemstones that may interest your shopping side. So, an evening walk here will be a good idea to release your stress and brave towards what’s new waiting for you in the future.
Enjoy the sunset at Flag Rock
Later in the evening, you will follow your footsteps to the old Dutch-inspired Lighthouse and see the colorful beauty of the surreal coastline of Sri Lanka. And later, you will proceed towards Flag Rock which is a famous attraction for watching orange sunset and fall deeply with the colors of nature. So, you will enjoy an evening filled with natural adventures and see the shimmering lights of the street of Galle and their people enjoying the day-to-day chores.
- Pick-up and drop will be from your hotel room.
- A lunch with a taste of local cuisines.
- All the transfer in and around the city will be via a privately shared vehicle.
- Any personal expense like camera fee, baggage fee, etc.
- Any type of partake in activity at these places.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Is Galle worth a visit?
A. Yes. For a first timer in Sri Lanka, Galle is a must visit.
Q.Suggest some places to visit in Galle.
A. Here are the places to visit in Galle: Galle dutch fort, maritime museum, sea turtle hatchery, galle fort, galle lighthouse etc.
Q.Where can a couple go in Galle?
A. Here are the best places for a couple to explore in Galle: Galle dutch fort, jungle beach, indulge in exploring marine life like snorkelling etc.
Q.What are some of the best beaches in Galle?
A. Some of the best beaches in Galle are: Unawatuna beach, Bentota beach, Akurala beach, Jungle beach, Koggala beach etc.
Q.What are some of the exciting outdoor activities in Galle?
A. Due to its proximity to the coast, outdoor activities in Galle mostly involve marine exploration like: surfing, snorkeling, kayaking etc.