Galle Fort tour

Enjoy a Galle Fort walking tour

Galle Fort walking tour

Built by the Portuguese on the coast of Sri Lanka in the 16th century and modified in the 17th century by the Dutch, Galle Fort is a historic testament to the significant European influence in South East Asia. Explore this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the Dutch Fort, a fortified city shaped by Dutch-colonial style buildings and crumbling remnants of ancient, Portuguese and British times. Impressive bastions and ramparts that have stood for over three centuries protect a Dutch enclave that today is a vibrant area, complete with courts, schools, administrative buildings, churches and hotels in whitewashed Dutch buildings. Top notch restaurants, art galleries, craft boutiques and handicrafts line the labyrinth of charming streets, narrow laneways and atmospheric alleyways. Stroll through the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex, shop for textiles on Peddler Street, visit the Dutch Reform Church, All Saints Anglican Church, Meeran Mosque and the Buddhist Sudharmalaya Temple.

Tuck into delicious treats with a local family who have lived in the Fort for generations in their ancient Dutch house and let your imagination drift as you hear stories of their ancestors and the living legacy of this well preserved monument.


Only available as part of a planned itinerary

Channel your inner travel addict

You’re just 5 easy (and fun) steps away from creating your ideal Travel Dream Board.

Step 1: Select which part of the planet you wish to explore

Step 2: Clarify what kind of traveller you are

Step 3: Tick off those grand bucket list experiences that will fire your imagination

Step 4: Log in to create and add to your Dream Board

Step 5: Share & start dreaming


Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.