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Built by the Portuguese, the 16th-century Galle Fort occupies a promontory in Sri Lanka’s south-coast city of Galle. Developed into a walled town by the Dutch in the 17th century before the British arrived in 1796, the UNESCO-listed fort boasts cobbled streets and European- and Asian-style buildings enclosed by sea walls.

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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

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Visit Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Galle Full-Day Tour

Galle Full-Day Tour

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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.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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$155.00
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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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$80.00
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$80.00
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Sri Lanka Privet Tour/8 days friendly Chauffeur +vehicle+accommodation H/B basis

Sri Lanka Privet Tour/8 days friendly Chauffeur +vehicle+accommodation H/B basis

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Don’t waste time booking individual rides. During this private, multi-day excursion, you’ll hit the highlights of Sri Lanka in your own personal chauffeured vehicle. Hotel accommodation and select meals are included, so you can focus on taking in the sights. Highlights include the rock-cut fortress of Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, the tea plantations of hilly Ella, and laid-back beaches in Galle.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$557.00
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$557.00
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8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

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Visit all six World Heritage sites of Sri Lanka on this classic 7-night private tour, departing from Colombo. You’ll enjoy a balance of nature and culture with a customizable itinerary that includes a 4x4 wildlife safari in Yala National Park. Your own personal guide leads you to the UNESCO-listed cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy, with stops at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), the Royal Botanical Gardens, and more. Daily breakfast plus private Colombo airport transfers are included. Please note, entrance fees at sites are at your own expense.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$549.00
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$549.00

Sinharaja Rain forest tours

Sinharaja Rain forest tours

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Increase your chances of spotting native wildlife such as monkeys, snakes, and chameleons during a private tour of Sinharaja Rainforest from Aluthgama. Taking a private tour lets you explore the forest at your own pace, so you can stop to admire and ask questions about the tropical flora and fauna that captures your attention.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

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Discover Sri Lanka’s alluring southwest coast and Galle on a private day trip from Colombo. Drive along the coastal expressway 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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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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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$134.00
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$134.00
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Udawalawe National Park Safari Tour - Private & Customize Tour

Udawalawe National Park Safari Tour - Private & Customize Tour

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Famed as one of the world’s best places for spotting elephants in the wild, Udawalawe National Park is a highlight of any Sri Lanka trip. But there’s no need to spend the night to see these majestic creatures. Skip the self-drive stress on this private tour, with 2-way transfers from your hotel, a 3-hour guided Jeep safari, and lunch. Please note: entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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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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Whales and Dolphins Watching Mirissa

Whales and Dolphins Watching Mirissa

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On this full-day combo tour through Mirissa, you’ll enjoy a scenic whale watching tour, followed by a visit to Galle Fort. Get a peek at bottle-nosed dolphins, killer whales, and the elusive blue whale, and tour the Dutch-built fortress along Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Only transportation is included, so you can decide what entry prices you’d like to choose.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Galle Fort, Moonstone - Private Day Tour From Negombo or Colombo

Galle Fort, Moonstone - Private Day Tour From Negombo or Colombo

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Visit he top attractions in stunning, history-filled Galle, plus the scenic wetlands along the Madu River. On this full-day excursion, you’ll travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle from Colombo or Negombo. Visit colonial-era landmarks like Galle Fort and the Dutch Reformed Church, and enjoy stops at natural attractions.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.34
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$85.34
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Galle Day Trip with River Safari from Bentota/Kalutara/Ahungalla - All Inclusive

Galle Day Trip with River Safari from Bentota/Kalutara/Ahungalla - All Inclusive

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Galle Day Trip is organized by Bentota Travel Mart ( BTM ) for the tourists who stay at Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Balapitiya, Ambalangoda, Aluthgama, Beruwala, Maggona, Kalutara, Waskaduwa & Wadduwa and and free pick-up & drop-off are included from these areas. If you are looking to explore a colonial city and gain some unique experience & memories with enjoying some extra unique activities & attractions then this is the most identical and famous tour for that. Galle Day Trip is one of the most popular excursions in Sri Lanka. Attractions & Activities – • Bentota River Safari or Madu River Safari • Sea Turtle • Wood Carving Centre & Gallery • Tsunami Museum • Herbal Garden • Natural Silk Factory • Gem Museum and Showroom • Dutch Fort Galle • Stilt Fishermen in Koggala Key Details • Tour Start Time: 7.00am/7.30am • Free Pick-up & Drop-off • Private Transportation, entry fees, activity charges & Lunch are included This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Galle sightseeing tour

Galle sightseeing tour

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Spend a day discovering Galle Fort and nearby attractions without the inconveniences of trains, buses, or cabs. After morning pickup at select southern towns, travel comfortably by private air-conditioned vehicle, with stop-offs to take in the cobbled streets, ramparts, and lighthouse at Galle Fort, and places you might not come across alone, like ocean viewpoints, a turtle sanctuary, and a tea plantation. Your driver-guide provides detail and commentary along the way: a bonus absent if exploring independently.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Galle City Tour And Shopping

Galle City Tour And Shopping

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Galle being one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in Sri Lanka is enrich with heritage and natural places. 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 about various sites.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.55
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$20.55
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Galle Day Tour from Colombo

Galle Day Tour from Colombo

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.50
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$206.50
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

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Get a comprehensive tour of the Galle area in single day from Colombo. All round-trip transportation is provided, which means there's no need to rent a car. You'll travel with a guide and a small group, so you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide. In addition to the city tour, you can give the traditional stilt-fishing method a try.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.34
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$65.34
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Sri Lanka Round tour

Sri Lanka Round tour

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Forget the stresses of planning your own round-island Sri Lanka tour and let the experts do the work on this private 11-day tour, excluding accommodation, entry tickets, and meals. Relax with private daily transport and tailor your itinerary as you wish with recommendations from your driver-guide. Visit Kandy, Galle, and Nuwara Eliya, climb UNESCO-listed Sigiriya, see spice gardens and waterfalls, spot wildlife at Yala and Minneriya National Park, and seize the opportunity for whale-watching and mangrove cruises along the way.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.65
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$59.65
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Galle Day Tour

Galle Day Tour

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This is a Galle day tour where we can arrange private tours for our clients. It is fully safe and happy journey. We can enjoy boat safari at Bentota River, see the sea turtles in Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation, visit the Community Tsunami Museum and Galle fort.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip from Colombo

Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip from Colombo

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00
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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Negombo

Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Negombo

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Visit Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Galle Day Tour from Colombo or Negombo by Private Car , Van with Driver

Galle Day Tour from Colombo or Negombo by Private Car , Van with Driver

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Exploring Galle and Sri Lanka’s southwestern shores from Colombo or Negombo is tricky and time-consuming if using public transport. With this private tour, you can cover more ground and do it all in a day, with the benefit of a driver-guide to smooth your sightseeing. On route, visit a turtle hatchery, cruise the Madu River (own expense), enjoy watersports; and finish with a stroll around Galle Fort before returning.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Southern Coast Highlights Tour from Bentota

Southern Coast Highlights Tour from Bentota

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Many of southwest Sri Lanka’s top sights beckon from around Bentota, but are difficult to cover in a day other than by organized tour. This private tour steps up: with a mix of stops that showcase the area’s highlights, history, and culture. Tour the Handunugoda Tea Estate and Galle; see stilt fishermen, savor a seafood lunch, and more; and gain a level of insight you’d probably miss if exploring alone.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Private Day Trip to Galle Fort from Colombo (Bandaranaike Airport)

Private Day Trip to Galle Fort from Colombo (Bandaranaike Airport)

The Galle (Southern Province) is very popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The area has a World Heritage Site (UNESCO) to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.50
Price varies by group size
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$33.50
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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.