In this guided tour of Galata, we'll discover this neighborhood in the European part of Istanbul, which was separated from ancient Constantinople by the Golden Horn.
Tour of the Galata District
After meeting at the indicated time at Taksim Square, we'll start this walking tour of the Galata district, a new area of Istanbul with many attractions and highlights!
We'll start by walking through the busy streets of Istanbul towards the Galata neighborhood, specifically along Istiklal Caddesi or Independence Avenue. Did you know that in the past this road was known as the Grand Rue de Pera? It was home to Genoese and Venetian merchants in Byzantine times.
Next, we'll head towards the quintessential symbol of the neighborhood, the Galata Tower. This medieval monument overlooking the area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013 and is believed to be one of the oldest towers in the world!
The tour will then pass by the Camondo Stairs, an art deco-style pedestrian staircase that is striking for its ribbon-like design. Here, you can take some pictures before we head to the SALT Galata art gallery. This building, which used to be a bank, is now a gallery where numerous contemporary art pieces are exhibited.
Our last stop will be at the famous Galata Bridge. This iconic viaduct spanning the Golden Horn is one of the highlights of the Galata neighborhood. In fact, it appears in Turkish literature, poems, plays, and novels – you'll fall in love with the views from this place!
Finally, after 3.5-4 hours, we'll finish the tour of the Galata neighborhood in the Eminönü neighborhood.
Variation in the Itinerary
If you choose the afternoon tour, please note that the itinerary will be reversed, i.e. we'll meet at Eminönü and end at Taksim Square.
The meeting point varies depending on whether you choose the morning or afternoon tour:
- Morning tour: at 9 am at Starbucks in Taksim Square
- Afternoon tour: at 1:30 pm at Cafe Society in the Eminönü neighborhood
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Children under 3Free
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3 hours 30 minutes - 4 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
1 bottle of water
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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