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Galle Fort Tours

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Galle Fort
The Sri Lankan city of Galle was founded by Portuguese explorers in the sixteenth century. In 1640, the Dutch moved in and began fortifying the town by constructing an 89-acre (36-hectare) fort on the town’s promontory, surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Galle. Today, the old town of Galle and its fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, ranks among the best preserved European-built fortified cities in Southeast Asia.

The fort remains so much more than a historical attraction. The town is very much still alive. The walled city still houses government buildings, businesses, museums, cafes, and shops. The narrow streets are filled with residents going about their business. The ramparts overlook the Indian Ocean and provide a popular viewing spot at sunrise.

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Visitors who wish to linger in Old Galle can stay in one of several boutique hotels housed in Dutch colonial villas.
Address: Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Hours: 24/7
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Family-Friendly Private Galle City TourDay Trips

Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour

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Short on time in Galle? Then this private, family-friendly tour covers the city and its coastal highlights in one day, making it ideal for short-stay visitors and cruise passengers. Admire UNESCO-listed Galle Fort and Galle Lighthouse, trace the coast to the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery and Tsunami Museum, and take a wildlife-watching cruise on the Madu River. Private transport and Galle hotel and cruise port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day TripDay Trips

Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

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Your guide covers the highlights of Sri Lanka’s south coast on this day trip from Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia. Walk along the ramparts and cobblestone pathways that crisscross the Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit a mask factory in the coastal town of Ambalangoda and take a memorable boat ride on the Madu River of Balapitiya, finishing at a turtle hatchery. You’ll learn about Sri Lankan culture and nature from a knowledgeable guide along the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00 
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Galle Fort Walking Tour with a GuidePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Galle Fort Walking Tour with a Guide

Galle is the regulatory capital of the Southern Territory and the fourth biggest city in Sri Lanka. Before the appearance of the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, Galle was the principal port on the island and has arrived at the tallness of its improvement in the eighteenth century during the Dutch provincial time frame. This tour of Galle Fort allows you to explore the fort on Foot. We will take you to all the places that have so many stories in-store for you to be heard. The tour would be either in the morning or the evening to make sure you don't have to face afternoon heat. Covering all the places on foot will help us discover the undiscovered. Book this tour now to be left with a lot of memories.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Galle Fort and City Cycling TourMountain Bike Tours

Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

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Explore the fortified city of Galle on a 4-hour bike tour, led by a local guide. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the Old Town of Galle and its fortifications were built by the Portuguese who arrived in the 16th century. Explore this administrative capital and fourth largest city of Sri Lanka as you pedal along a seaside path and view area attractions such as shipping warehouses, churches, temples, the clock tower and lighthouse.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

 Galle Fort Leisure & Relaxing WalkWalking Tours

Galle Fort Leisure & Relaxing Walk

Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province and the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka. Before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, Galle was the main port on the island and has reached the height of its development in the 18th century during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia that shows the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The Galle Fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. This walking tour will give you the chance of visiting this heritage site with a well-experienced local guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cycling in Galle FortMountain Bike Tours

Cycling in Galle Fort

(SKU: LK77040100) Take this opportunity to explore colonial era Galle on a bicycle. Cycle through quaint paved streets with Dutch names. Ride your bike along the ancient ramparts of the Fort of Galle. Let your imagination run free and wild as you listen to its history and imagine the grandeur of times long past. Stop by old colonial homes, churches and little boutiques, to take a more detailed look at the architecture. Bike to the old Galle Lighthouse hailing from the colonial era. This is a great and relaxing bike ride which lets you see beauty of Galle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Leisure Walk at Galle Fort, Sri Lanka - Guided Walking TourCultural Tours

Leisure Walk at Galle Fort, Sri Lanka - Guided Walking Tour

Land with beaches having palm trees, ruins from ancient times, beautiful reefs, and tranquil rainforests, Sri Lanka adopted its current name in 1972. Galle is the regulatory capital of the Southern Territory and the fourth biggest city in Sri Lanka. Before the appearance of the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, Galle was the principal port on the island and has arrived at the tallness of its improvement in the eighteenth century during the Dutch provincial time frame. This tour of Galle Fort allows you to explore the fort on Foot. We will take you to all the places that have so many stories in-store for you to be heard. The tour would be either in the morning or the evening to make sure you don't have to face afternoon heat. Covering all the places on foot will help us discover the undiscovered. Book this tour now to be left with a lot of memories. Tour Timings: Between 8.30 am and 5:00 pm We will inform you of the timings beforehand.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Day Trip to Galle Fort & Udawalawa Elephant SanctuaryFull-day Tours

Day Trip to Galle Fort & Udawalawa Elephant Sanctuary

The chance to see young elephants being cared for and fed till they reach maturity after which they would be strong and able enough to be released back to the wild. From behind a barrier you can watch the elephants ambling along behind a keeper, into the compound where they will be fed milk through plastic hoses with funnels attached, some stamping and trumpeting with impatience. This tour needs a minimum of two people to run
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Galle Day Tour From Galle (All Inclusive)Day Trips

Galle Day Tour From Galle (All Inclusive)

Galle day tour mainly covers Galle Dutch fort, Madhu river and turtles conservation centre in Balapitiya. Galle is a city on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is famous for the Galle Dutch Fort plus breathtaking beaches along its coastline. Galle Dutch Fort is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Madu River is located in the south of Sri Lanka near Galle. The water of the river is dotted with small islands and the banks are all covered with lush mangrove forests that are home to dozens of incredible animal species. South coast is also important nesting grounds for sea turtles. A number of sea turtle conservation centres operate along the beach to ensure the safety of sea turtle nests. Altogether, five sea turtles nest in Sri Lankan beaches.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Galle TourBus Tours

Galle Tour

first of all in our journey are going to the Meetiyagoda moonstone mine and gem manufacturing site. probably the best moonstone site of the world. After visiting the site you can see how moonstones dig out from the earth as raw materials and how the laborer's work hard there and they will explain the entire process going on there with you. If you like you can buy those moonstones as well on site. Thenafter, we are heading towards the Hikkaduwa tourist area and visit Hikkaduwa tsunami museum and pay tribute to tsunami memorial monument there as well. Then after going towards Galle main city and, visit the Dutch fort, the Galle Museum, an old Dutch church and the British church. the Galle, famous for its lace, is filled with priceless crafts and antique treasures like jewelry, ceramics, and Dutch period furniture and brass work. After lengthy Galle tour, you can see on the way available turtle hatchery maduwa river boat safari
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Day visit to galle.(stilt fishing / Galle port/ Turtle watching)Day Trips

Day visit to galle.(stilt fishing / Galle port/ Turtle watching)

All over tours we will provide you experience English speaking guides and drivers and mean time he will explain you all the necessary details.comfortable car/ vans. All inclusive price make everything easier for you.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Galle city tourDay Trips

Galle city tour

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Welcome to Galle Galle is a jewel. A Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic city is a delight to explore on foot, an endlessly exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Wandering its rambling lanes you'll pass stylish cafes, quirky boutiques and impeccably restored hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers and designers. Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, Galle's core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the ocean. A key part of the Fort’s appeal is that it isn’t just a pretty place. Sure, tourism now dominates the local economy, but this unique city remains a working community: there are administrative offices and courts, export companies, schools and colleges. Most travellers are utterly seduced by Galle's ambience, and it's undoubtedly southern Sri Lanka's one unmissable sight. READ LESS
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Galle Day Tour With Water Sport In Bentota From GalleDay Trips

Galle Day Tour With Water Sport In Bentota From Galle

Enjoy your holiday by booking this product.You’re friendly and professional, Experienced Driver will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle with your customized tour. Book this tour and enjoy your Vacations.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Galle city tour by Tuk-TukHalf-day Tours

Galle city tour by Tuk-Tuk

Galle is known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. This tour visits Galle fort, Jungle beach, Hindu temple, Rock temple & turtle farm, you will be taken to see stick fishermen and there you can take photographs of stick fishing. Exploring the city of Galle by tuk-tuk will be a most scenic tour with “The MICE Team”
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Galle City Tour Bus Tours

Galle City Tour

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This tour generally covers the whole Galle Fort area some of the other attractions in Galle City. This includes amazing views, knowledge on colonial history, interesting back stories, and detailed insights. You also get to know about the modern Sri Lankan culture and its connection with the colonial era. Finally, at the end of the tour you can enjoy the sundown (during the evening tour) in the horizon before you leave the fort premises.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Cycle Through City and the Fort of Galle, Sri Lanka - A Guided TourMountain Bike Tours

Cycle Through City and the Fort of Galle, Sri Lanka - A Guided Tour

Land with beaches having palm trees, ruins from ancient times, beautiful reefs, and tranquil rainforests, Sri Lanka adopted its current name in 1972. Galle is the regulatory capital of the Southern Territory and the fourth biggest city in Sri Lanka. Before the appearance of the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, Galle was the principal port on the island and has arrived at the tallness of its improvement in the eighteenth century during the Dutch provincial time frame. Upon Reaching, you will be given a greeting and tour information, water, protective caps, and city bicycle or mountain bicycle for your size. After a short preparation, you start the visit with our accomplished English-talking nearby guide. We visit all the tagged places on cycle, which will help us to complete the tour efficaciously. All the places have a lot of stories in-store and will mesmerize you. Tour Timings: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Approx.) We would appreciate it if you can come 15 minutes before the time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Galle City Tour in 10 hoursDay Trips

Galle City Tour in 10 hours

Currently this tour can rate as one of the best down south trips since it has covered most of the unique areas at a very short period
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Galle Day TourNature and Wildlife

Galle Day Tour

Explore the city of Galle with personalized attention from your guide on this private tour. You'll enjoy a comprehensive tour focused on your interests, with commentary tailored to your group. Visit the Galle Fort, take in the architecture of the town, and visit Unawatuna Gay for swimming and snorkeling. Easy round-trip transportation makes for a door-to-door experience.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Galle day tour Day Trips

Galle day tour

Galle is a very attractive UNESCO world heritage site ,You can see this site under a guidance of government qualified tour guide ,In this tour you can see many attractive sites situated around Galle, also you can request if you have any special requirements we always happy to arrange them.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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Galle Full-Day Tour from Ahangama/WeligamaDay Trips

Galle Full-Day Tour from Ahangama/Weligama

Experience the colorful colonial city of Galle on this 12-hour day tour. Depart from Ahangama ,Weligama or Galle with a guide and Turtle Hatchery, weaving mill, Tsunami Photo Museum, and the stilt fishermen. Explore Galle Fort and learn more about its tumultuous history as a hub for trade. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Galle sightseeing tour Day Trips

Galle sightseeing tour

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It's the best opportunity to see the one of few world heritage sites in sri lanka and spend some time there , not only the galle fort but also you can see few more important places on the way to galle,
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Village and Lagoon Cycling tour in GalleMountain Bike Tours

Village and Lagoon Cycling tour in Galle

Go birdwatching and explore Galle’s lush countryside on a bicycle on this tour. In the company of a guide, gear up with your helmet and bike and set out from the city. Ride through rural Sri Lanka and observe traditional village life. Pause at the lagoon to watch the birds. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Mirissa & Galle by Tuk Tuk : Private Tour Private and Luxury

Mirissa & Galle by Tuk Tuk : Private Tour

Enjoy amazing journey by tuk tuk ! We will pick up you from your hotel and drive to Weligama by tuk tuk ! Then you will visit Batik factory and learn - experience how Batik arts are made. Then you will enjoy Ceylon tea heritage tour and factory visit, do not forget to taste different tea varieties ! And also you can try best sea foods on your way !! Then visit turtles and stilt fishing which would an amazing experience to you. Then you will spend time on Jungle beach and visit Galle fort, spend evening relaxing and enjoying amazing sunset from Coconut tree hill. Why you should book this package ? This package include all must see and must experiences places in Mirissa & Galle. Once you book the package we will arrange everything for you. You just have to enjoy your holiday ! Best thing is you will own your own tuk tuk with a good and friendly driver, he will take you on an amazing journey in down south coastline . Don't let him to drive alone, you can also drive the tuk tuk !
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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 Motorcycle Tour around Galle Attraction Tickets

Motorcycle Tour around Galle

Hello friends, This excursion tour program is specially designed only for solo travellers. Only one person will be taken in a single booking. If you are traveling alone, this will be a very good opportunity to explore around Galle city and Dutch Fort. I have a motorcycle and this tour will be solely done using that mode of transport. You can book the tour after checking the availability and I will come to your hotel or place in or around Galle City to pick up. Once the program is completed in about 03 hours, you will be dropped back to the same place where you were picked up or any other place you request in the Galle City.( pick up and drop off within 10km radius ). I will be the rider who will be guiding through and you will have to sit on the back seat while I show you and explain about the history of Galle City and Dutch Fort and many other important places in the heart of Galle City. If you are a solo traveller who wants to explore what Galle City has to offer you,
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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What are Galle Fort hours of operation?
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Galle Fort hours of operation: 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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