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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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Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

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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$107.00
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Cycling in Galle Fort

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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$40.00
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Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03
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Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour

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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$46.00
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$46.00
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Southern Coast Highlights from Weligama City

Southern Coast Highlights from Weligama City

(SKU: LK60300100) This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the Southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka. Visit a tea factory to discover the mysteries of tea-making. Marvel at the skill of the stilt fishermen. Learn with a cooking demonstration on local food and spices. Relax with a fresh seafood lunch. Tour a city of Galle and visit the famed Galle Fort. This is a tour for all ages.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.00
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$47.00
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Private Departure Transfer : Galle Hotels to Airport

Private Departure Transfer : Galle Hotels to Airport

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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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One Day Galle and DownSouth tour sri lanka

One Day Galle and DownSouth tour sri lanka

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It’s our duty and also the pleasure that show the wonder of Asia Sri lanka. As a tour agency we can plane your one day tour maximal remunerative. We can pick you up where ever you are and also after the end of the day we can drop you were ever you like. condition apply.and price may be change. If you need to pick you up at the Bandaranayke international airport we can do that and start your journey .
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29
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Village and Lagoon Cycling tour in Galle

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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 Motorcycle Tour around Galle

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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$32.96
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$32.96

Handungoda and Galle from Dikwella City (Private Day Tour)

Handungoda and Galle from Dikwella City (Private Day Tour)

(SKU: LK60270200) This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the Southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka. Visit a tea factory to discover the mysteries of tea-making. Marvel at the skill of the stilt fishermen. Learn with a cooking demonstration of local food and spices. Relax with a fresh seafood lunch. Tour a city of Galle and visit the famed Galle Fort. This is a tour for all ages.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
Price varies by group size
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$107.00
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Ancient Forts, Colorful People and an Island Way of Life

Ancient Forts, Colorful People and an Island Way of Life

A unique immersive tour with three distinct experiences. You will experience a very personalized tour of Galle Fort with a 5th generation of the Fort, with inside access to all nooks and crannies of this historic site and its hidden histories. You will also learn about the way of life for this multi religious community living in the fort and its vibrant micro economy. The toddy tasting experience is hosted by an agriculture expert, and you will taste this unique beverage in different forms including creative cocktails and paired with local snacks. The mask painting experience is hosted by a skilled artisan in his workshop where you will learn about the history of these traditional masks and how to colorfully bring one to life using natural colors and paints, and which will be a lasting souvenir for you to take back home along with the rich memories of this experience.
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  • 2 days
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$497.44
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$497.44

Galle City One Day Tour

Galle City One Day Tour

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Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 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. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. You can visit and enjoy many site scenes and look into the history of the city. We will guide you around the city and describe various sites.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.20
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$67.20

One Day Galle city tour including beach experience - DownSouth sri lanka

One Day Galle city tour including beach experience - DownSouth sri lanka

we can show you natural beauty of sri lanka specially in down south with this amazing short and sweet tour package. Not only that we can visit historical valuable sites in galle. As a tour agency we can plane your one day tour in Galle area.We can pick you up where ever you are and also after the end of the day we can drop you were ever you like. condition apply.and price may be change if you need drop other location than your pickup location. If you need to pick you up at the Bandaranayke international airport we can do that. Start your journey with us. And experience feeling with beach
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00
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Galle city tour by Tuk-Tuk

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.67
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$90.67

Winodan Dias (Tourist Guide Lecturer)

Winodan Dias (Tourist Guide Lecturer)

Sri Lanka itself is unique being a tropical evergreen country. With in 3hrs drive you can feel any kind of weather conditions except SNOW. Such a small country has 8 world heritage sites. Surrounded by the Indian ocean and best place to experience sea food. The greenery around the country will amaze you for sure.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
per group

Private shore excursions from Colombo to galle

Private shore excursions from Colombo to galle

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 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. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.  Galle dutch fort – Historic fortress with shops and a meseum.  Galle light house – stately light house with a swimming.  Lighthouse street, Light house  Virgine white tea garden
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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$245.34
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$245.34
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Galle city tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.67
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$106.67
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Full-Day Sightseeing Tour at Galle,Sri Lanka

Full-Day Sightseeing Tour at Galle,Sri Lanka

Our representative will meet you and Transfer to Galle. At Galle Ourt Guide will meet you and start the tour. Try a full day sightseeing tour in Galle Sri Lanka.Best Place for Full day tour. Galle is a city in the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.The most perfectly preserved colonial town in Sri Lanka, Discover the best attractions in Galle including Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle Fort, Clock Tower, Lighthouse,, Unawatuna Beach, and many....
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
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Galle Fort Walking Tour with a Guide

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Galle day tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
per group
From
$90.00
per group

Sri Lanka 14 Days Sightseeing Tour - Private Tour - Customize

Sri Lanka 14 Days Sightseeing Tour - Private Tour - Customize

Book this 14 Days private tour, Discover the most beautiful sights in Sri Lanka, from fascinating ancient ruins and beautiful shorelines to exquisite mountainscapes. Most beautiful Destinations,Places to see in sri lanka, Beaches, Wildlife, Waterfalls, Nature, Ancient Cities, beautiful sunsets and more
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  • 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,400.00
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$1,400.00
Price varies by group size
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Southern Coast Highlights from Ahangama

Southern Coast Highlights from Ahangama

(SKU:LK60310100) This one-day tour offers you the opportunity to tour the best attractions on the Southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka. Visit a tea factory to discover the mysteries of tea-making. Marvel at the skill of the stilt fishermen. Learn with a cooking demonstration on local food and spices. Relax with a fresh seafood lunch. Tour a city of Galle and visit the famed Galle Fort. This is a tour for all ages.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
Price varies by group size
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$45.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Countryside cycling expedition and southern street food – Galle

Countryside cycling expedition and southern street food – Galle

Taking a day trip to Galle and its outskirts is an experience that can get you up close and personal to the South’s largest and most important city. There is an array of exciting things to do in Galle and the best way to explore this city is on two wheels. Take a ride amid the stunning scenery in Galle town and its suburbs, through paddy fields, tea estates and rubber and cinnamon plantations.You get an opportunity to visit the low country tea factory – Kahanda Kanda Tea Factory Get up close and observe the interesting daily routines of villagers and city dwellers in Galle. There are dozens of culturally and historically significant places to visit in Galle. Track all the major attractions in the region including Unawatuna Beach, the Rumassala mountain and the world-famous Galle Dutch Fort. You can explore the colonial background that shaped the region and the country from the 16th to the 20th centuries.Experience the diverse climatic conditions in southern Sri Lanka.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
Price varies by group size
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$46.00
Price varies by group size

 Galle Fort Leisure & Relaxing Walk

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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$68.00
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$68.00
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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.