Galata Tower Tickets & Walking Tour

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1 hr. 30 min.
  • Get a magnificent bird’s eye view of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower.
  • Catch sight of landmarks like Hagia Sophia Museum, Suleymaniye Mosque or the Topkapi Palace.
  • Embark on a walking tour with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • 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.
  • 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 of ancient Constantinople. Galata Tower Istanbul has reopened for the public after the COVID-19 pandemic and a 3-month restoration process. A wide array of safety measures and guidelines are in place to ensure public safety. Learn all about getting your Galata Tower tickets and what you can expect from a visit to the venue.

Post-COVID Safety Measures at Galata Tower Istanbul

  • Galata Tower tickets can be bought on the spot, but it is highly recommended that visitors book their tickets online to reduce contact. 
  • All visitors have to wear a mask that fully covers the nose and mouth throughout their visit. The staff will be wearing masks full-time as well.
  • All visitors must follow social distancing protocols and maintain a minimum distance of 5 feet from each other. 
  • Tourists will be temperature-checked before entering the tower.
  • Contactless payment has been enforced for all gratuities and add-ons.
  • Hand sanitizer has been made available to the public.
  • Frequent touch points and tourist hot spots will be thoroughly sanitized often.
  • All gear/equipment needed in the tour will be sanitized.
  • Staff members are sanitized and temperature checked every day.

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

In the recent rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that you purchase your Galata Tower tickets online before arriving at the venue to enjoy a contactless experience. This will 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
Galata Tower Tickets

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.