Galle Fort

25 Stops
Duration: 02:00:00
Distance: 3000

A city within a city, a treat awaits! Come explore the ramparts, churches, bastions and museums of the Galle fort and let them reveal stories from the past.

Find out how Galle got its name…Hear about the battles fought and treaties signed, about the trade that took place, of spices and amazing war vehicles. Take in the scenic views, see remnants of colonial rule, and walk the ramparts.

Hear tales of an ancient tree intended to wipe out the Ceylonese people, and myths of a connection to the Himalayan Mountains.

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Starting Point: Jetty outside the Old Dutch Gate


End Point: Dutch Hospital


Timings: It’s best to go in the mornings or evenings. Try to avoid midday as it will be very hot on the ramparts.


Whats included:

  • Map including a walking tour route
  • Audio commentary for 25 stops
  • Online and offline options available

Tickets: The Maritime Museum (Optional) : Adults 5.00 USD / Children 2.50 USD


What to take: Water, cap or hat for the sun, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes.

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