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Istanbul: Galata Guided Walking Tour and Tower Entry

Product ID: 333951
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See a new side of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower. Enjoy a short walking tour in Istanbul's most interesting neighborhood. Pick up insights from your local guide and take a ride on one of world's oldest subways.
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Duration 75 minutes
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Marvel at the Bosphorus and majestic Istanbul from the top of a medieval tower dating back to the Genovese era
  • Explore the neighborhood of Galata on a guided walking tour
  • Witness the great, centuries-old cultural diversity on the vibrant streets between Taksim and Karaköy
  • Take a ride on one of the oldest subways in the world
Full description
The tour starts right in front of the Galata Tower. Your guide will introduce the area and the tower as you head toward the elevators together. Once you reach the upper part of the tower, prepare for the best panoramic view of Istanbul from the balconies. Look out over glorious monuments like the Hagia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace, as well as the unique geography of Istanbul around the Bosphorus.

After your free time on the balconies, your tour continues with the centuries-old streets of Galata. The walking tour will take you downhill to the seaside. From there, hop on one of the oldest subways in the world for five minutes to see the famous Istiklal Street. Galata and Pera are home to the living memory of different cultures, nationalities, and religions. On the way there, pass various temples and buildings of many architectural styles, and hear stories about the local people.

This part of Istanbul provides you with another angle with which to understand the cultural background of the city. The walking tour ends back around the tower. Your guide will tell you how to reach different transportation options and get to your next destination. The areas covered on the tour also include very popular shopping and eating establishments; after the tour, you can continue exploring this interesting area on your own. If you need any suggestions, feel free to ask your local guide for some insider tips.
  • Entry to Galata Tower
  • Walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Metro ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for the guide with a red jacket, shirt, or umbrella in front of the tower

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• At the Galata Tower, the elevators will take you up to the 7th floor and then all visitors must walk the last two floors to the top

From US$ 46.09 per person

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Product ID: 333951