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  • Address: Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Hours: 24/7

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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.

Practical Info

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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Galle Full-Day Tour, Colombo, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Galle Full-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Experience the colorful colonial city of Galle on this 12-hour day tour. Depart from Colombo or Negombo with a guide and Turtle Hatchery, Bentota Beach, ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour, Galle, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This 4-hour bike tour will take you all around Galle, the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka. Learn about this fortified city built by the Portuguese as you ...  Read more

Location: Galle, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Private Guided Walking Tour of Galle Fort, Galle, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guided Walking Tour of Galle Fort

Walk through the old fortifications of Galle, and hear the stories of times past from a local guide whose family has resided there for generations. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Galle, Sri Lanka
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Weligama, Jungle Beach, Galle, and Turtle Project Private Tour from Colombo, Colombo, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Weligama, Jungle Beach, Galle, and Turtle Project Private Tour from Colombo

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Delve into the wonders of coastal Sri Lanka on this 12-hour private day trip from Colombo. Accompanied by an English-speaking drive, visit the stilt fishermen ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00
Private Day Trip: The Old Town of Galle Tour from Colombo, Colombo, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Day Trip: The Old Town of Galle Tour from Colombo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This tour has 2 of the unique experiences in the south coast of Sri Lanka. The tour includes Handunugoda Tea Factory, which is one of the only tea factories ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Day Trip to Galle from Colombo, Colombo, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00
Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo, Colombo, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Experience the magnificent southern coast of Sri Lanka with its beautiful coconut palm-fringed beaches and picturesque views. On this full-day private tour, ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.00
8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour, Colombo, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Explore the classic attractions of Sri Lanka on an 8-day tour that covers all six UNESCO World Heritage sites. You'll be picked up at Bandaranaike ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $599.00
A night with villagers, Galle, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

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

Location: Galle, Sri Lanka
Duration: 1 day

From USD $31.25
Private Day Trip to Yala National Park from Colombo, Colombo, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Day Trip to Yala National Park from Colombo

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

This tour starts at 7:30am with pickup from your hotel in Colombo, Negombo, or Kaluthara. From there, you will visit Weligama to see the stilt fisherman at ...  Read more

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.00

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