The Genoese Colony Guided Walking Tour in Galata

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The famous Galata Tower
The famous Galata Tower
Picturesque sight of the Galata Tower
Picturesque sight of the Galata Tower
Camondo Steps
Camondo Steps
Camondo Steps
Camondo Steps
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What To Expect

Explore the area around the Galata Tower, the medieval stone tower that offers some of the best views of Istanbul.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Istanbul
Departs From:
Istanbul
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
daily at 1:30 PM
Product Code:
6601
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Description

In the Byzantine period, the hillside where Galata is today was covered with orchards and was named Sykai (The Fig Orchard), or Peran en Sykais (The Fig Field on the Other Side), referring to the "other side" of the Golden Horn.

It was in the Byzantine period that the area began to be called Galata and a fortress was built by Emperor Theodosius II. Galata was a Genoese colony from the 6th to 15th centuries.

This walk is around the famous Galata Tower and covers the area, where you will see churches, synagogues, hospitals, bank buildings, ancient walls, schools. Stories, myths, and legends are a bonus from your guide.

Tour Highlights

  • Galata Tower (from outside)

  • Camondo Steps

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Guided tour

  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Departure times may vary depending on hotel location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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