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The Galle Fort is a visual metaphor for Sri Lankan history. Ancient Sri Lankan culture collides with colonial architecture in ways that can only be described as mystical. It is why this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a favourite among tourists coming...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today via mobile

A really enthralling walking tour of Galle fort, packed with plenty of interesting facts and Shanjei's wit, knowledge and humour were always in great form. My wife and I learnt loads about this one of a kind UNESCO heritage site and based on Shanjei advise...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raas_ZA
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended an authentic Sri Lankan, home-style, cuisine experience, coordinated by Sanjei with Wasantha’s Cuisine and Cooking Classes. It was one of our most memorable dining experiences in Sri Lanka. Shanjei met us at our hotel and took us on a brief tour of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheila R
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Sheila for the wonderful review. Spending my morning with you was equally enjoyable. Your thirst to know more and your advice in the matters I wanted to improve was well received and very valuable. I will keep in touch with you and let...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Surrounded by the thick walls it's nice to explore this little historical fort-town. There is a lot of refurbished Dutch buildings,hospital, church, villas which remindes you on the Dutch colonial times. Pitty that there are still many of ruined and abbandoned houses, which would deserve...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nenoroncev
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review, See you again at the fort

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience i have ever had so far. Spending 2hrs with the we experienced guide visited many historical places and got to know some clear knowledge about local experience. It is really value for money and i would like to recommend anyone visits galle fort...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 803shamalm
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review. Hope we cross paths again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time with Shanjei wandering in and around the Galle Fort. We were aware that the tour wasn’t loaded with a historic tutorial. And that it would be very much a two way conversation between all of us guests and Shanjei. We heard...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 758gemmam
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Gemma, Thanks for the fantastic review. See you down under soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in Sri Lanka, the typical guides bombed us with facts and figures we forgot the moment we left the sites. Shanjei pursues a very different approach. He sees his tours as a two-way street. By engaging in a conversation, he tries to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank allstar1984
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Marcel, Thanks so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed it. See you in Swiss soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour isn't what you normally expect from a walking tour. It is rather a very interesting conversation with a very interesting and smart guy called Shanjei whilst walking through Galle. Shanjei will only tell you what you are truly interested in, so this tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tanja S
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Tanja for the review. Thanks for understanding the experience. Hope to see you and Marcel again in Lanka

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great morning tour with Shanjei, would highly recommend. This tour isn’t the usual stuffy lecture type, very interactive and whilst being informative has plenty fun anecdotes about the area also. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and a new found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helz121
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Being with you Helen was equally fun. I hope we will meet again. See you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with Shanjei! Thanks for the interesting tour 🙂 Funny, behind the scenes and a perfect mix of history, culture and people!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rolandrock
Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Roland, thanks for the review brother. Hope Lanka showed you and the lady a good time. May be I will see you in Munich soon. Tc and be good.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am Sri Lankan. I loved it and would highly recommend that you do it. Great insight. Doing it again with my dad for sure. If you can convince him, a beer at the local tavern is a laugh and great memory.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Dilsiri, great to be in this business with you buddy. What you do is only promising me that I chose the right path in how I want to do things. Yours in Sri Lanka.

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Rs13500 for an exclusive tour which includes tea at the end of the tour.
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