From Colombo: Virgin White Tea and Galle City Tour

From Colombo: Virgin White Tea and Galle City Tour

From $115.20 per person

Discover the famous Handunugoda Tea Factory, known for its Virgin White Tea. Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Colombo, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Handunugoda Factory which produces one of the most expensive teas in the world.
  • Take a tour of the Galle City Fort, a remnant of the colonial history of Sri Lanka
  • Be escorted for the day with a professional guide
Full description
Start with pickup at your hotel in Colombo at 8:30 AM. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. Visit your first destination, the Handunugoda Tea Factory at approximately 10:30 AM. The factory is famous for its Virgin White Tea, which is one of the most expensive teas in the world. The tea is plucked and made without being touched by humans, partially following an ancient Chinese tea-plucking ritual. Take a tour around the factory and be given an opportunity to try and buy Virgin White Tea, along with many other tea types. Handunugoda is also one of the only tea factories in Sri Lanka which is close to the coast. Depart for Galle city at 12:30 PM. Once you reach Galle, enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choice, at your own expense. After lunch, join a local resident whose family has lived and worked in Galle for generations. Galle’s natural harbour has long been a hub of trade dating back to ancient times. Take a guided walk through Galle’s historic 17th century Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Galle Fort covers nearly 4 square kilometers and is protected by 12 bastions and connecting ramparts and is one of the best-preserved forts of its kind in Asia. Wander the maze of narrow cobblestone paved roadways lined with colonial period buildings still in use today. Walk along the sturdy ramparts looking out to sea and visit colonial period churches, the lighthouse and museums. While in Galle stop by for a cup of Ceylon tea or fresh king coconut. After about 2.5 hours of discovering the city, travel back to Colombo where you will be dropped at your hotel around 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation throughout the tour with in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that breakfast, lunch, or dinner is not included as part of this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
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Icredible nice driver, interesting etwa factory, historic city tour,

February 2, 2020

March 6, 2020

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