Galata - The Genoese Walks

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Galata - The Genoese Walks

Let's discover the ancient hillsides of Galata together. Walk around Galata Tower, listen the stories, myths, and legends about the area.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Discover Istanbul's ancient streets
  • See beautiful views of the Bosphorous and Galata Tower

Full Description

Galata is one of the most historical areas in Istanbul. The highlight of the area, Galata Tower is one of the highest and oldest tower in Istanbul. The tower is built in 14th century by the Genoese colony.

In this tour, we will be walking around famous Galata Tower and have a chance to see churches, synagogues, hospitals, bank buildings, ancient walls, schools in that area. Our guide will be telling you stories, myths, and legends about the history of Galata.



  • Entrance fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up and Drop off Services from centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


Know Before You Go

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About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Urijah - February 12, 2019

The tour was very informative and worth the money. 

Gerard - February 13, 2019

In every guide Sultanhamet region called as Old City. But you know the old city s border reaches Galata? Mostly the residences of Genoese people. Also a lot of Jewellery shops which belong to Jewish society. As i see the wonderfulside of Pera area.

Eugene - July 17, 2019

We passed also near Galata Tower but my favorite place was the Camondo stairs.

Lula - January 22, 2019

I was staying just near the Galata Tower. I thought the easiest pick up for guide was mine. :) Cheerful guide. Thank him.

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