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Skip-the-Line Tickets to Galata Tower with Optional Walking Tour

Skip-the-Line Tickets to Galata Tower with Optional Walking Tour

Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. - 1 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Get a magnificent bird’s eye view of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower and skip-the-line tickets for a hassle free experience.
  • Catch sight of landmarks like Hagia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, or the Topkapi Palace.
  • Be a local in Istanbul as you take to its ancient and vibrant streets between Taksim and Karaköy.
  • Ride one of the oldest subways in the world before you explore Istiklal Street.
  • Upgrade your ticket and opt for a walking tour of Galata Tower with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Skip-the-Line Tickets to Galata Tower With an English-Speaking Guide
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 36 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul Welcome Card

Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
168 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Take your time to explore the Turkish metropolis with a 7-day validity from first use.
  • Enjoy free rides on the public transportation system across Istanbul.
  • Float on the magnificent Bosphorous on a cruise and view Istanbul from a different perspective.
  • Enjoy English-guided/audio-guided tours of ancient sights like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern, depending on the option chosen.
  • At the time of booking, add the date of arrival along with your accommodation details so that that pass can be delivered to you.
  • Simply display your card in order to use it and exercise hassle-free redemption.
  • The Museum Pass included with the card is valid for 5 days from first use. Only one-time entry is allowed at each museum.
  • 10 transportation tickets
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to several museums and attractions (except Hagia Sophia)
  • Guided tours of the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace
  • Discounts at top sights, attractions, and activities
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Audio guide app
  • City map
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Istanbul Tourist Pass: 85+ Attractions & Services

Istanbul Tourist Pass: 85+ Attractions & Services

Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Guided Tour
  • Visit top attractions like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and more.
  • Enjoy perks like skip-the-line access, guided tours, cruises, and a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
  • Save up to 75% on attraction ticket prices.
  • Get a special discount on one-way private airport transfers.
  • Choose between 3, 5, or 7 days and explore over 75 sights and attractions.
  • Simply display the pass at the entrance and enjoy a hassle-free experience.
  • Your pass will expire in one year's time allowing flexibility in planning.
  • Find the list of attractions included in the pass here.
  • After booking your pass, please click here and here for more information about the guided tours timetable.
  • 3/5/7-Day Tourist Pass
  • Skip the line entry and guided tours
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Discounted one-way private airport transfer
  • Free pick-up and drop-off from selected areas for the dinner cruise
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Galata Tower is an iconic Turkish monument, which is known as one of the oldest and tallest towers in Istanbul. This centuries-old observatory tower was erected in the 14th century as a part of the defense wall surrounding the district, directly opposite ancient Constantinople. Learn all about getting your Galata Tower tickets and what you can expect from a visit to the venue.

Why Visit Galata Tower

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Rich History

Galata Tower is a symbolic landmark of Istanbul and is a tourist hotspot. Originally named the Tower Of Christ, this famous observatory dominates the Beyoğlu skyline since 1348 when the Genoese Colony built this 220-foot high tower inside the city walls of their colony called Galata. It was primarily built to be a defense tower but it soon became an astronomical observatory. 

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Scintillating Views

The topmost floor of the tower is known for the stellar 360 degree panoramic views of the city. From here you can enjoy the breathtaking skyline of Istanbul, including the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and the Historical Peninsula. In the 19th century, many artists drew the panoramic view of Istanbul from the Galata Tower.

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Galata Tower Tickets And Walking Tour

Witness unparalleled panoramic views of Istanbul from the oldest towers in the city. This walking tour begins at the iconic Galata Tower from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Istanbul including the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Suleymaniye Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace. After this you will be taken through the world’s oldest subways (Tünel) before heading to the highlight of the tour - Istiklal Street which is a 1.4 kilometer-long street featuring a rich collection of music stores, book stores, art galleries, pubs, and theaters, the avenue is also home to several Neo-Classical and Neo-Gothic Ottoman-era buildings.

Your ticket is valid for the date and time selected while booking, but you can avail of a full refund if you cancel this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Discounted Galata Tower Tickets

Kids under 5 years of age can enter Galata Tower Istanbul for free. 

Best Way to Purchase Galata Tower Tickets

It is highly recommended that you purchase your Galata Tower tickets online before arriving at the venue to enjoy a contactless experience. This will also save a considerable amount of your time and also reduce the chances of contact transmission. 

Why Book Tickets to Galata Tower Online?

  • Convenience:  You can book online Galata Tower tickets easily from the comfort of your home, without waiting in queues, especially during peak hours.
  • Advance Booking: The venue is highly popular and Galata Tower tickets sell out quickly. By booking in advance, you can ensure you visit on a date of your choosing.
  • Discounts: You can avail of exclusive discounts if you book your Galata Tower Tickets online.

Plan Your Visit to Istanbul Galata Tower

Getting There
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Galata Tower Opening Hours

Galata Tower Istanbul is open from 9 AM - 7 PM daily.

Best Time to Visit Galata Tower

If you want to skip the crowds, it is suggested that you visit early in the morning during the opening time or late in the evening, near the closing time. 

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Galata Tower is located at Bereketzade, Galata Kulesi, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey. Google Map Directions

Galata Tower can be reached by Bus, Tram, and even the Underground Metro. 

By Tram: Take the T1 metro to Karaköy station, which is the closest station to Galata Tower. 

By Metro: Take the M2 metro to Sishane. It is a 4 min walk from there to Galata Tower. 

By Bus: Buses 28, 30D, 38B, 66, 78, 93, and 99A go to Galata Tower. 

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  • Galata Konak Café:  A short walk away from Galata Tower lies this hidden restaurant with rooftop seating and a beautiful ambiance with similar views to the Galata Tower, this restaurant is a must-visit when you are visiting Galata’s finest. 
  • Bee Bubble: Walk down from the Şişhane metro station onto Istiklal Street to find the Bee Bubble (formerly Cha’ya Galata). With nearly 30 varieties of tea available, this cafe is a nice stopover for some pastries and tea. You can even bring your laptop and work from here while you enjoy the ambiance & the peaceful setting.
  • Dürümzade: Tourists are usually used to posh cafes & quaint restaurants around Galata but if you are a person looking for a quick, pocket friendly but delicious bite, head to Dürümzade. A hole-in-the-wall restaurant, it serves up delicious beef, chicken, or lamb kebab wrapped in flavorful flatbread and garnished with parsley, onions, and tomato. 
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  • Soho House Istanbul: Stay in this luxurious boutique hotel that is situated in Beyoglu district, Soho House. This hotel has a courtyard garden with a Cecconi’s restaurant and their cowshed spa offers a gym and a traditional hammam! 
  • 10 Karakoy Istanbul: Just a 10-minute walk from Galata Tower and the popular Istiklal Street lies 10 Karaköy İstanbul. Karakoy is one of the up-and-coming trendy places in Istanbul that has plenty of restaurants, clubs, and pubs and is a tourist hotspot! 
  • Bankerhan Hotel Galata: A short walking distance from the Galata Tower, the historic building of Bankerhan Hotel offers its residents a beautiful city view from its rooms.
  • The Galata Istanbul Hotel MGallery: Situated in the Beyoglu district, a short 200 meters away from the historic Galata Tower, MGallery by Sofitel provides a beautiful & luxurious stay to its guests. This property has a rooftop bar, marble fittings, and a calming sauna for its guests to enjoy. 
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Galata Tower Istanbul is famous for its surrounding areas which are filled with shops, restaurants, clubs, and cafes. You can splurge at your heart’s content in these narrow alleyway shops that have everything from musical instruments to Turkish Wines to the flea markets that sell trendy clothes.

If you are a musical person, head to Galip Dede Street where you will find everything from a mediator to old domra or oud. If you are a guitar fanatic, you would also get some great choices to choose from and indulge in. 

If you want to shop for clothes, head to Atelier on Serdar-ı Ekrem. You will get a wide variety to choose from starting from biker boots and ranging to mini dresses, bracelets neon pants, etc. You will also find a variety of these on sale so look carefully and while you are at it, you can also grab a coffee at a cafe outside. 

Visitor Tips

  • Don’t forget to carry and wear your face mask while visiting the monument.
  • Ensure do you wear comfortable shoes as exploring Galata Tower and its surrounding areas requires quite a bit of walking.
  • If you want to avoid the crowd you should visit Galata Tower Istanbul during the opening time in the morning or near closing time near evening. 
  • Carry loose change to make exact payments or use online payment services to lessen contact on spot.
  • The easiest way to the top of the tower is by elevator, so make use of it. It only accommodates 6 people but it is worth the wait. 
  • Children below five years of age don’t require a ticket. 

Galata Tower Tickets: FAQs

Are Galata Tower Tickets available online?

Yes, you can now purchase tickets to Galata Tower online to reduce contact transmission.

What is the cancellation policy for my tickets to Galata Tower?

The cancellation policy for the Galata Tower walking tour is super flexible. You will get a full refund upon canceling this tour up to 24 hours before schedule.

How long are the Galata Tower Walking Tour tickets valid for?

The tour tickets are valid for the date selected during checkout.

How long in advance can I purchase my tickets to Galata Tower Tour?

You can book your tickets to the walking tour at least 6 months in advance.

Is the restaurant in Galata Tower open?

The restaurant inside Galata Tower has been shut down after the recent renovation.

Is it worth visiting Galata tower Istanbul?

Galata Tower has the most beautiful view of Istanbul from its top-floor observatory which overlooks the entire city, including the Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia Museum, and the Topkapi Palace, and is a must-visit.

Is Galata Tower safe to visit?

Yes, Galata Tower has recently been renovated after the Covid 19 pandemic and it is safe to visit as covid 19 protocols such as frequent sanitization, social distancing, and temperature check are being implemented.

What is the best time to visit Galata Tower?

The best time to visit Galata tower is in the early morning and the late evening so you can enjoy smaller crowds.

Can you take pictures inside Galata Tower?

Yes, visitors are allowed to take pictures inside the monument.

Are there restaurants or cafes around Galata Tower?

The neighborhood around Galata Tower is famous for its quaint cafes and restaurants that are famous amongst tourists.

What is the best way to buy my Galata Tower tickets?

The best way to purchase your Galata Tower tickets is to get them online as it offers you a safe, contactless experience and you can also avail of discounts offered by third-party ticketing websites.

Is Galata Tower wheelchair-friendly?

Yes, Galata Tower Istanbul is wheelchair accessible as there is an elevator that takes the viewers to the topmost floor.