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Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour Overview

Enjoy the best panoramic view of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower and take a walking tour around Istanbul's most fascinating district with a local expert.

Key Highlights

  • Awe at Bosphorus and majestic Istanbul from the top of a Mediaeval Tower dating back to the Genovese era
  • Explore the Galata neighbourhood on a guided walking tour
  • Experience the centuries-old cultural diversity in the bustling streets between Taksim and Karaköy

Detailed Description

Your trip will begin by strolling through the Pera district's backstreets, where you'll witness the city's first luxury hotels. Your tour guide will lead you through a historic fish market and one of Istanbul's most well-known bar strips after you've marvelled at Pera's backstreets. You will arrive at Istiklal Avenue, the most well-known pedestrian route in the nation, after passing by the fish market and bar street. Following the magnificent Istiklal Avenue bustling with activity, you will reach Galata, another renowned district. You will pass through a lovely cobblestone street with music stores on both sides as you make your way to the Galata Tower; this is the go-to street of every musician in Turkey. You will arrive in front of The Galata Tower, one of Istanbul's most recognisable monuments, after a short distance of walking. The Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Bosphorus Strait, the Bosphorus Bridge, the Marmara Sea, both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Golden Horn, and even the Prince Islands can all be seen from the terrace, making it one of, if not the, most spectacular viewpoints in this stunning city. Your tour will conclude here at Galata Tower, where you are free to stay as long as you like and capture the most breathtaking images of Istanbul.

Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour Inclusions

  • Galata Tower entrance fee
  • Express elevator up to the lookout platform
  • English speaking guide 

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour Additional Information

Restrictions:
  • Pets are not allowed on the  Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour.
Timings:
  • Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour starts at 3:45 PM.
  • The duration of the Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour will be around 90 minutes.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Eligibility:
  • All guests are charged a standard fare for this tour.
Things to Note:
  • Your trip begins in front of Tünel Square's exit, or "Tünel Meydan" in Turkish. Your tour guide will greet you in front of the Tünel exit and will be wearing a red jacket or shirt.
  • Your guide will provide you with information about the Galata Tower's history and legend, lead you inside, and check your HES codes and tickets (which your guide will display at the entry) before allowing you access to the Galata Tower elevator.

 

 

 

Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

 
 

Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour How to Get there

Bereketzade, Galata Tower, Galata Kulesi, Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to visit the Galata Tower?
Galata Tower entrance fee is 175 Turkish Liras.
What is the best time to visit Galata Tower?
The best time is 9:00 am sharp and 15-20 minutes in advance, if you want to avoid heavy crowds and long queues. The natural light at this hour is considered good for photography.
How long does it take to climb Galata Tower?
It is only 2 kilometres, and it will take around 10 or 15 minutes to walk. You can follow the signboards directed to the Galata Tower and find your way easily.
Does Galata Tower have an elevator?
The tower has installed 2 elevators up to the 7th floor, now it's only 2 floors up the steps. The view is definitely superb.
How many stairs does Galata Tower have?
The Galata Tower has 146 stairs inside the tower.
What is Galata Tower used for today?
It is named after the quarter in which it's located, Galata. Built as a watchtower at the highest point of the Walls of Galata,the tower is now an exhibition space and museum, and one of the symbols of Beyoğlu and Istanbul.
What was the Galata Tower used for?
Galata Tower has had many uses. Originally built as a lighthouse by the Byzantines, it became a dungeon when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul. From the 16th century until the 1960s, it was a fire tower. The conical tip was rebuilt in stone in the late 1960s, giving the building its final shape.
Are children allowed to join the Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour?
Children are allowed to join the tour. However, they must be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated.

Galata Tower Tickets and Walking Tour Ratings & Reviews

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Abdel

Travelled August 2021

Good price, delivery within few minutes. All good.

Muna

Travelled August 2021

Perfect money value

PARAKKAT KUNHAPPUTTY

Travelled August 2021

Easy to book and discounted price . ticket received with in 15 seconds.

Muhammad Furqan

Travelled August 2021

It was great bargain, really great offer!

Hatem Fouad

Travelled August 2021

Good experience and nice day and fun to spend at the park

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