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Galle Dutch Fort: Walking Tour Overview

Visit this historic, colonial-era Galle fort at a leisurely pace with this guided walking tour. Your local guide will be accompanied you and take you around the fort, answering any questions you might have and showing you areas and points of interest you might not have otherwise found on your own.

About the tour:
-Your assembly point would be the Galle Fort walk old Dutch gate where you will meet your experienced local English-speaking guide. Start the tour from here of Galle Fort that covers an area of 52 hectares. 
-During this walking tour, you get a chance to explore heritage monuments in the fort includes the Dutch Reformed Church with its historic belfry dated 1707 and cast in 1709 that rings every hour, the old Dutch government house, the residence of the Commander, Great Warehouse near the Old Gate that is now National Maritime Museum, the Old Dutch Hospital, the Meera Mosque, the Buddhist temple built at the site of Portuguese Roman Catholic church, the All Saints Anglican Church, the 1882 Clock Tower and the 1939 Galle Lighthouse and many more.
-Although it takes a complete one day to explore Galle Fort properly as this is a walking tour so it will carry out in a leisurely and relaxing manner. 

Timings: In Between 8.30 am to 5:00 pm
Duration:1.5 - 2 Hours
Starting/Ending Point: Galle Fort Old Dutch Gate

How to reach?
You will easily get public and private transportation to reach the starting point of the location. 

-Light refreshments and entrance fees are included in the package.
-It is recommended to choose morning or evening timings to avoid the mid-day heat. 
-Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included in the package. 
-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.
-Maximum 15 people are required to book this tour. 


  • Light refreshments
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  • Bottled water


  • Guided walking tour

Other Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
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  • Local taxes
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  • Food Tasting
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  • Local guide

Things To Carry

  • Camera
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Extra Pair of Clothes
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  • Sunscreen Lotion


  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
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  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
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  • Not recommended for participants with back problems.
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  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Galle Dutch Fort: Walking Tour: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Galle Dutch Fort: Walking Tour: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Galle Dutch Fort: Walking Tour: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    People Also Ask About Galle Dutch Fort: Walking Tour

    1. How much would a walking tour to Galle Dutch Fort cost?

      The starting cost of a walking tour of the Galle Dutch Fort would be INR 2600 at thrillophilia website. As a part of the tour, get to witness the beauty of the colonial architecture in buildings like the Dutch Reformed Church built in 1755 which is also known as the Groote Kerk and is one of the oldest Protestant churches in the country.

      The old Dutch government house, the residence of the Commander, the Meera Mosque, the old Dutch Hospital and a buddhist temple are some of the places included in the walking tour.

    2. How do I get to Galle Fortress?

      Galle Fort Sri Lanka is at a distance of 126 Km from Colombo through the Southern Expressway.

      - By Bus :

      The duration taken to cover the distance by bus is under 2 hours depending on the traffic conditions. Buses are available from Colombo Bus Station and the Fort Station.

      - By Train :

      The train journey may take anywhere from 2 hours to under 4 hours depending on the route and train chosen. There is a good frequency of trains operating from the Fort railway station .

      - By Cab or Private transfers :

      The most convenient and hassle free way would be to travel by cab or private transfers by car. Bookings can be made at travel desks or online conveniently through Thrillophilia.

    3. When is Galle Fort open?

      The Galle Fortress is open from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm all days of the week. The shops and businesses inside the fort generally start closing around 8 pm. The Galle Fortress is an iconic fort of historical significance with people of multiple ethnicities and religious backgrounds living together.

      There are many buildings and streets of Dutch heritage inside the fort and are given Dutch names. There is also a beautiful lighthouse by the beach which is a marvel of colonial architecture and has withstood the test of time and tide.

    4. Do you need to book in advance to visit Galle Fort?

      Yes, one needs to book in advance since these are guided group tours and the availability of slots varies. The tour starts between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and has a total duration of 1.5-2 hours. The Galle Dutch Fort is a picturesque location bordered by endless waters and a relaxing beach side.

    5. What do I need to carry for this activity?

      Some of the things advisable to carry for the walking tour of Galle Fortress activity are :

      A Camera to make those wonderful memories permanent.

      Sunglasses to assist with glare.

      Extra Pair of Clothes

      Sunscreen Lotion is essential for the tropical weather.

    6. What are the other inclusions in the package?

      Some of the inclusions which make this package on more valuable in the Galle Fort Sri Lanka walking tour package are :

      Entrance fees
      Local taxes
      Food Tasting
      Local guide

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