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
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
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.