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Galata and Genoese Afternoon Walking Tour

5 (16)
Beyoğlu, TR

Galata and Genoese Afternoon Walking Tour

5 (16)
Beyoğlu, TR
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Travel back in time to the enchanting era of the Byzantine Empire with this captivating half-day walking tour of Galata and Genoese. Depart from your hotel in Istanbul and be transported to the serene Galata hillside, once covered in lush orchards. Marvel at the breathtaking view of the Golden Horn, surrounded by towering skyscrapers and verdant forests. Explore the exterior of the magnificent Galata Tower and discover how this neighborhood became a Genoese colony for centuries. Immerse yourself in the narrow streets of Istanbul, visiting iconic churches, synagogues, and the famous Camondo Steps. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating stories as you pass by hospitals and schools. This tour promises an unforgettable journey through Istanbul's rich history and cultural heritage.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore Galata hillside with stunning views of the Golden Horn
  • Visit the medieval Galata Tower and learn about its history
  • Discover famous churches and synagogues in Istanbul
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Istiklal Caddesi
  • Walk along the Camondo Steps and hear intriguing stories
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Lunch

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More about this experience


Step into the enchanting world of the Byzantine Empire with the Galata and Genoese Afternoon Walking Tour. This half-day walking tour takes you through the historic Galata hillside and surrounding areas, immersing you in the rich history and stunning beauty of Istanbul. Begin your journey with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul and hop into an air-conditioned vehicle to kickstart your adventure.

What to expect?

During this 240-minute tour, you can expect a captivating exploration of Istanbul's hidden treasures. Marvel at the breathtaking view of the Golden Horn, an awe-inspiring inlet surrounded by modern skyscrapers and lush green forests. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with stories of the Galata neighborhood, revealing how it transformed into a Genoese colony from the 6th to the 15th century. Stroll through narrow streets, discover famous churches and synagogues, and visit the iconic Galata Tower, a medieval stone tower that offers panoramic views of the city.

Who is this for?

This walking tour is perfectly suited for history enthusiasts, culture buffs, and adventure seekers who crave a deeper understanding of Istanbul's fascinating past. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour welcomes all those who wish to explore off-the-beaten-path locations and learn about the Byzantine era.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour and unlock a world of unique experiences. Delight in the joy of discovering hidden gems, from the famous Camondo Steps to the bustling Istiklal Caddesi. Your expert guide will offer intriguing insights into Istanbul's history and heritage, allowing you to forge a deep connection with the city. The Galata and Genoese Afternoon Walking Tour is an opportunity to wander through time, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories.

Good to know

During the tour, you will be provided with comfortable transportation and expert guidance, ensuring a hassle-free and educational experience. The itinerary includes multiple stops, giving you ample time to explore each location and soak up its beauty. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera to capture the picturesque views along the way.


Travelers who have experienced the Galata and Genoese Afternoon Walking Tour have been captivated by its charm and wealth of information. They praise the knowledgeable guides who bring the history to life and appreciate the opportunity to discover hidden corners of Istanbul. The tour has received glowing reviews, with visitors commending it as a must-do experience for those who want to dive into Istanbul's rich cultural heritage. Overall, past participants have expressed great satisfaction with the tour's performance, making it a highly recommended choice for anyone seeking an immersive and enlightening adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary


Meeting your guide

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Admission Included

Istiklal Caddesi

Istiklal Caddesi: We’ll wander through the busy streets and soak up the sights, sounds, smells, and more.

Admission Not Included

Galata Koprusu

(Pass by)

Galata Bridge

Bosphorus Strait

(Pass by)

Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul, Turkey



5 (16)


Burak did an excellent job at narrating the history of the city. He is quite knowledgeable and great at story telling. Highly recommended!


Burack was en excellent tour guide, he knows many details historical, architectural and cultural of the area , he explained with detail and passion. He is very professional and kind, we really enjoyed his company and we highly recommend him the tour is very valuable.


Our guide was the best guide we had ever had. He knows about the area, share us lots of information about history and architecture. We really appreciate his patient about all my questions and thanks for the wonderful afternoon.


tour guide Murat was great snd knowledgable of road and subject stops was excellent and route thank you


The most memorable part was our tour guide Mr Burak. He was more than excellent! We could not have asked for a better guide! He is knowledgeable, articulate, kind and did more than necessary. You are fortunate to do business with him!!!!


Had an amazing time with Burak!! I went on the walking tour with my parents and brother. Burak was very helpful, knowledgeable, and considerate. Saw so many areas of Galata etc that I know I would not have not seen if I didn’t take the tour! I highly recommend the tour with Burak he will never disappoint! Thank you so much Burak for such a splendid time! 😊


Burak was our tour guide and was so knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the history of the area & showed us all the landmarks. He went out of his way to take us over the Galata Bridge to the Spice Market, which was not part of the tour, which was an extra hour he added to the tour.


My tour guide, Burak, was very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. I learned a lot about the rich culture and history of Istanbul, and what it was like before it came to be. One thing I like is that he designs the tour based on your interests (without missing the main highlights), and different options were given so you get a say as well! He also gave great tips about traveling in Istanbul :)


Burak was a very knowledgeable and thorough tour guide. He pointed out interesting history and stories around every corner. He even took the time to add extra sights and experiences to the tour. I would definitely recommend this experience for first time visitors to Istanbul!


In the description of the tour it stated that there was hotel pick up provided. However, this is not the case, and the tour operator explained that they had been trying to get that information changed. We were expecting several people on our tour, but it was just the two of us. Our guide Barrack was very nice and had much information to share with us. The tour of the tower was wonderful. To make up for the misinformation about pickup, the tour went longer and showed more sights. The city is amazing and I would recommend anyone to visit Istanbul.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-14 04:46