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

€14
Free Cancellation
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1 hr. - 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Get a magnificent bird’s eye view of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower with an audio guide and skip-the-line tickets for a hassle free experience.
  • Catch sight of landmarks like Hagia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque, or the Topkapi Palace and learn more about it from your audio guide available in English and German.
  • 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
  • Skip-the-Line Tickets to Galata Tower with Optional Walking Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Skip The Line Tickets to Dolmabahce Palace with Harem Section and Audio Guide

From €35€29.75
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
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2 hr.
  • Enjoy fast track entry into the Dolmabache Palace with guided orientation and audio tour of the interior.
  • Join the major league with VIP tickets to Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • Save up to 2 hours of precious time by skipping the long lines.
  • Enjoy a 15min orientation tour in the garden with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Receive your audio guide in 10 languages and tour the interiors at your own pace.
  • Spend time exploring the palace that was home to the last 6 sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Skip the line Basilica Cistern Tickets with Highlights Tour & Audio Guide

€20.21
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Meet your guide and say goodbye to long lines through the fast track entry into the Basilica Cistern.
  • Appreciate the cathedral-sized cistern better with an English-speaking guide.
  • Marvel at this sunken palace and discover an artificial freshwater lake the size of two football fields.
  • Witness facets of the cistern which were featured in popular Bond movies.
  • Enjoy an immersive experience with an informative audio guide.
  • Upgrade your ticket by choosing the money-saving combo of Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Cistern.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Skip the line Basilica Cistern Tickets with Highlights Tour and Audio Guide (German, English, Spanish, Turkish & Russian available)
  • Hagia Sophia, Topkapi & Basilica Cistern Combo Ticket.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Topkapi Palace Tickets: Skip the Line

€23.86
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • The Topkapı Palace was the home of the Ottoman Sultan, as well as the center for administration.
  • It has survived four centuries and the rule of 25 sultans.
  • Enter the Palace led by a representative, and explore the opulent interiors by yourself at your own pace.
  • The First Courtyard consisted of a hospital, a bakery, an arsenal, the mint, storage places, and some dormitories.
  • Fun Fact: The Byzantine Church of Hagia Eirene was located in the first courtyard but was converted into an armory.
  • The Second Courtyard was the seat of the Divan, and also hosted the privy stables and the kitchens.
  • The kitchen has on display a collection of Chinese porcelain, which is said to be the third most valuable in the world.
  • Important: Please note that while you cannot enter the Topkapi Palace without a representative, this ticket is not for a guided tour. After your representative takes you to the entrance of the palace, you can explore the palace by yourself.
  • Keep in mind that entry to the Palace is only possible at the time slot selected during booking. Once inside, you can stay as long as you want until the closing time of 5pm.
  • Step 1: Go to Apple or Play Store and search for ''YourMobileGuide''.
  • Step 2: Download ''YourMobileGuide''.
  • Step 3: Open the App and select ''All Audio Tours''.
  • Step 4: Select Turkey and then Istanbul and search for "Topkapi Palace".
  • Step 5: You will receive your redeem code from the representative.

Note:

  • There is limited internet at the museum/pier so please download the app prior to your visit.
  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded (ensure you have activated GPS).
  • Do not forget to bring your headphones.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Hagia Sophia VIP Guided Tour with Audio Guide

From €15€12
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
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30 min.
  • Pick up interesting facts about this revered landmark, as you witness the gigantic dome, mosaics, and the wishing column.
  • Built over 1400 years ago, this monument is the epitome of Byzantine architecture.
  • Once your guide is done walking you through key areas, you can plug in your complimentary audio guide and continue exploring at your pace. (Please note that audio guides have to be downloaded onto your mobile phone).
  • Note: With this ticket, you are paying for a guided tour. Entry into the attraction is free.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise from Old City

€10
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 10 min.
  • Experience Istanbul in its essence by way of the picturesque Bosphorus Cruise and discover the most important waterway that separates Europe and Asia.
  • The cruise will set its sail from Old City on the European side and halt on the Asian side after covering various historical landmarks.
  • Gasp in awe as you witness magnificent sights such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, and other historical landmarks.
  • Learn about the centuries of history that resonates with the city of Istanbul with the help of an audio guide app available in 10 languages.
  • Note: Your cruise will leave from Üsküdar Ferry Terminal, a quick 5-min walk from the Eminönü bus stop.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Audio Guide

€10
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min.
  • Escape the city traffic and set sail on this 90-minute boat ride that shows you the best sights along the Bosphorus Strait.
  • At the pier, a Marine Officer will meet and greet you and give you an overview of the things you will be seeing.
  • You will also be given a handy map of the Bosphorus to help you identify the best spots along the way and an informative audio guide that is available in 9 languages.
  • Glance over at Istanbul’s most beautiful attractions including Topkapi Palace, Golden Horn, Ortaköy Mosque.
  • Take photographs as you pass under the legendary Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia.
  • To get to your location, make your way to Dentur Avrasya Kabataş. This is located across tram line no 1 and the funicular. Come to the wooden house behind the red petrol station. Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card ticket window.

Tips & Information

  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic and Chinese.
  • 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.

Your Galata Tower Tickets Explained

Galata Tower Tickets

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

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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. 

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.