Well known for its pristine and undisturbed beaches, Trincomalee is often overlooked by visitors as a historic destination. However its world-class deep water harbour acted as a passageway for trade during the Anuradhapuran and Polonnaruwan periods, as well as during colonial times, and as a result Trincomalee has a lot to offer. This half-day tour includes a visit to Fort Fredrick; built in 1624 the fort remains formidable to this day. Entrance to the fort is currently monitored as it is used as an army garrison, however visitors are given the opportunity to either walk or drive into the fort and visit the famous Koneswaram Temple. The temple is built atop ‘Swamy Rock’, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee. You will also visit the World War II Cemetery and will learn about the harbour that is so central to Trincomalee’s history.