Istanbul: Galata – Genoese Walking Tour

Istanbul: Galata – Genoese Walking Tour

From $83.10 per person

Stroll through the ancient hillsides of Galata, boasting beautiful views of the Bosphorous, and visit Galata Tower on this easy walking tour that also takes in Istanbul’s Camondo Stairs.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Galata Tower (from the outside) and the Camondo Steps
  • Discover Istanbul's ancient streets
  • Benefit from small groups, giving you personalized attention
Full description
The 3-hour tour takes place in the afternoon. Start with pickup from your hotel and then begin your tour by walking through the vibrant streets to the imposing Galata Tower. In the Byzantine period, the hillside where Galata now stands was covered with orchards and was named Sykai (The Fig Orchard), or Peran en Sykais (The Fig Field on the Other Side). It still commands impressive views of the Golden Horn. You will hear myths and legends, and learn the history of how Galata became a Genoese colony from the 6th to the 15th century. Today the area is awash with churches and synagogues, colorful stores and ancient walls, and your guide will provide you with fascinating facts as you stroll through the ancient streets and walk the winding Camondo Steps.
Includes
  • Guide services in English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
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    Product ID: 18139