Galle Fort Tours

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.
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Address: Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD40.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Galle Full-Day Tour

Experience the charms of Galle and Sri Lanka’s southwest coast on a day trip from Colombo, with an expert driver-guide. View endangered turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; see the stilt fishermen at Weligama; and explore UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, where 17th-century ramparts enclose colonial buildings, museums, and shops. Learn about Galle’s maritime history, and visit Talwatte's simple-but-moving Tsunami Photo Museum to chart the impact of the 2004 disaster. Before returning to Colombo, enjoy lunch and discover Bentota Beach.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD110.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

AYUBOWAN !!! Enjoy your Day in Southern Coastal of Srilanka. Galle & Bentota Day tour which is cover Bentota Beach , Madu Ganga Boat Safari, Galle Fort
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip From Colombo

Visiting Galle from Colombo is made easy on this guided tour. Logistics are covered—your private guide picks you up at your hotel and brings you straight to top sights including a Buddhist temple in Bentota and the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications. Because this is a private tour, you can ask your guide plenty of questions, too.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD14.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Guided Walking Tour of Galle Fort

Delve into colonial-era Galle Fort on this 1.5-hour private walking tour. Explore the cobbled streets of the 16th-century, UNESCO-protected fort, built by the Portuguese before expansion by the Dutch and British from the 1600s. As your guide charts its history and culture, admire the Dutch-style architecture and former government buildings, walk along the ramparts, visit key museums, and view the famous Galle Lighthouse. A drinks break and entrance fees are included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD29.00
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Discover Sri Lanka’s alluring southwest coast and Galle on a private day trip from Colombo. Drive along the coastal expressway to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery to see the turtles it protects (own expense), and enjoy a boat ride around the wildlife-rich mangroves of the River Madhu. Later, choose to take a glass-bottom boat ride or snorkel, dive or surf at coral-ringed Hikkaduwa beach before a visit to historical Galle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, built by the Dutch in the 1600s, and explore its cobbled lanes filled with shops and colonial buildings.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Unawatuna Lagoon Canoeing Excursion

Explore the lovely lagoons of Unawatuna during a leisurely 2-hour canoe trip, led by an informative guide. Marvel at the ever-changing natural landscapes and a fascinating variety of flora and fauna while you paddle past the surrounding mangrove forest. Keep an eye out for birdlife as you learn about the ecosystem of Sri Lanka’s south coast. Includes safety briefing, refreshments and a tuk-tuk ride to the dock.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Galle Hotel To Airport Transfers

Pre-book this private departure transfer from galle hotels to Bandaranayake International Airport to end your vacation in Sri Lanka on the right foot. When you arrive at your hotel lobby, your professional driver meets you and  Transfers to Bandaranayake International Airport. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at airport safely and efficiently.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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USD33.00
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Galle Day Trip With Mangrove Safari From Colombo

Explore Sri Lanka’s southwest coast in ways impossible without the flexibility of a private car on this day trip from Colombo. Make the scenic journey south in comfort, stopping on route for a cruise on the mangrove-lined Madu River, a fish foot massage, and to try stilt fishing in the shallow seas. Plus, delve into 17th-century Galle Fort with a guide to provide background and history you might otherwise miss.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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A night with villagers

Spend a night in a traditional wattle and daub house of theirs and get hands-on experience of rural Sri Lankan life and culture
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Galle Fort & Jungle Beach Day Trip From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD18.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Mangrove Safari From Negombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Negombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Mangrove Boat Safari at Madu River . Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD44.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Galle Day Tour with Jungle Beach Experience from Colombo

Early Morning 07:00 AM Our Driver will meet & pick you from   the Colombo City Hotel & Start your journey to Galle.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD23.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Galle Day Tour With Water Sport In Bentota From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Water Sports in bentota
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Mangrove Safari From Negombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Negombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Mangrove Boat Safari at Madu River . Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD45.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Day trip Galle Bentota from Negombo

Explore the southern part of Srilanka with Your friendly professional chauffeur guide.Driver meet you at the hotel and start the tour to the main city of southern (galle) by a comfortable vehicle. on the way visit famous Bentota beach kande vihara buddidst temple, turtle hatchery, Madu river boat safari, natural moonstone mines, finally visit Galle dutch fort and drive back to the hotel in Negombo.
  • Duration: 10 to 14 hours
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USD50.40
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  • Duration: 10 to 14 hours
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Galle Fort & Jungle Beach Day Trip From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD18.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD18.00

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Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD15.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Galle Day Tour with Stilt Fishing Experience from Negombo

Early Morning 07:00 AM Our Driver will meet & pick you from   the Negombo City Hotel & Start your journey to Galle.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD26.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Private Day Trip to Galle from Colombo

Discover maritime magic on this 10-hour private day trip to Galle, from Colombo. Get an unforgettable insight into local life, and sample delicious foods (at your own expense). Visit renowned attractions such as Rumassala, Jungle beach, Galle Fort, and the Turtle Hatchery.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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USD195.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Day tour to Galle from Colombo

Enjoy a private day tour to Galle from your hotel in Colombo and visit a UNESCO listed world heritage site Galle Dutch Fort in southern region in Sri Lanka. On the way back enjoy a boat ride in Madu river and visit Kosgoda sea turtle conservation project & mask museum at Ambalangoda.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD25.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Galle Day Tour with Jungle Beach Experience from Negombo

Early Morning 07:00 AM Our Driver will meet & pick you from the Negombo City Hotel & Start your journey to Galle.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD24.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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