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Explore Istanbul: Galata – Genoese Walking Tour


4 hours (Approx)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people


Guide Language

English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


We are inviting you to a 3-hour of  break from your daily plans and join us for a stepping the the Galata area. We will stroll through the ancient hillsides of Galata, accompanied by the  amazing views of the Bosphorous, visit Galata Tower and finally stop by at the Camondo Stairs.


  • Walk through Galata, breathe the history in
  • Visit the Galata Tower (from the outside) and the Camondo Steps
  • Discover Istanbul's ancient streets
  • Enjoy the information and stories told by a professional guide
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones


This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.

Our tour starts with us picking you up from your central hotel or the meeting point that is previously determined. We will start walking along the vibrant streets on our way to the Galata Tower. Meanwhile our professional guide gives us great informations about the history of the region. We also enjoy some views of Bosphorus.

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.

We 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 the home to churches and synagogues, colorful stores and ancient walls, and our guide will provide us fascinating facts as we wander around the ancient streets and finally see the famous Camondo Steps.
Prepare for the activity
Not allowed
Luggage or large bags

Know before you go
• In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

Not suitable for
Wheelchair users
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.


  • Guide services in English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

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