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Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour

Galle, Sri Lanka

From $46.00

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icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Private full-day Galle and coastal shore excursion and tour
  • Explore cobbled Galle Fort to see its colonial buildings and lighthouse
  • Visit Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery and see Sri Lanka’s stilted fishermen
  • Spot wildlife on a cruise on the Madu Ganga River
  • Learn about the devastating 2004 tsunami at the Tsunami Museum
  • Includes private Galle hotel and cruise port pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you are staying in a homestay unit or AirBnb please share your hosts contact number after the booking

After pickup from your Galle hotel or Galle cruise port, set off by private, air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide for your tour.

Visit UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, the 16th-century Portuguese-built fort later expanded by the Dutch and British. Admire the cobbled lanes and Dutch-style buildings, and view Galle Lighthouse, a replica of the beacon built by the British.

Follow the coast to visit the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery, home to marine turtles and other wild sealife, and learn about the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami at Telwatta’s Tsunami Museum.

Visit a beach for photos of Sri Lanka’s stilt fishermen, famous for sitting on poles planted in the sea, and enjoy a cruise on the Madu Ganga River, watching for wildlife of this bio-diverse region.

Pause for lunch (own expense), and take in other highlights. Visit the moonstone mines and the Handunugoda Tea Estate to learn about tea harvesting.

Your tour ends at the original starting point.
Stop At:  
Galle Fort
1588 Portuguese built, renewed by Dutch in 17th-century fortress in the southern tip of the island
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Community Tsunami Museum
Community-driven museum for remembering the devastating Tsunami
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Madu River
Boat safari in Madu river
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka
Iconic stilt fishermen seeings
Stop At:  
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
Turtle hatchery
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Moonstone Mines
Moonstone mines
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Handunugoda Tea Estate
Visit to Virgin White Tea Estate & Factory.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Galle City Tour
, May 2019
We had a good day, the guide was maybe not as informative as he could have been and they definitely needed to provide a van not a car for 4 Adults we were crammed in the back of a car in that heat but we made the most of it

Product code: 17652P27

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