Take a journey back in time to the 1800s, when Sri Lanka was part of the British Empire, and Colombo was an important commercial hub. Discover the origins of one of Colombo’s most iconic colonial era landmarks, the Galle Face Hotel. Learn how the property, which was once a seaside Dutch villa, evolved into one of the most sough after hotels in Asia.
Upon your arrival, you will meet your host, who is the resident historian of the hotel. You will then start exploring this historic hotel, passing through its many hallways and rooms, including the famous traveler’s bar and museum. Listen to stories of days gone by, and be entertained by anecdotes of many prominent personalities who have passed through the doors of the hotel over the years. You will also have the opportunity to view some of the historic photographs and paintings which are housed in the hotel. Upon concluding the tour, you will be served either a tasteful afternoon high tea or a scrumptious lunch, depending on the time of day.