See the amazing view from Galata Tower

Galata Tower in Istanbul

Spend a Wonderful Time at the Galata Tower
Tourism in Istanbul

Rated 4.4/5 (based on 369 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit
Apr - May, Aug - Oct
Ideal Duration
6-7 Days
Visa
On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 20,999
  • Ideal for friends
  • Beach
  • Nature

Galata Tower Tour, Istanbul (Turkey)

No trip is ever complete without a journey to view one of the light towers or normal towers. In Turkey too, there is one such tower in Istanbul, which not only offers a great view but also gives you the ancient chills that one can only feel at the viewing of amazing architecture and scriptures. Apart from these euphoric feels, one can also achieve great independence of thought and also afford a moment of breathing space from the rollercoaster ride that our lives can be, today. Galata Tower in Istanbul is one of the country’s greatest tourist spots and was known for decades as a cozy spot for lovers from around the world.

History of Galata Tower

The Galata Tower, called the “Galata Kulesi” in Turkish language, is one of the oldest and highest towers in the city of Istanbul. It stands at 63 meters (or 206 feet) high. The tower provides a panoramic view of the old town, a wonderful watch. The tower was built in the 14th century by Genoese people or colony as part of the defense wall that surrounded their district at Galata, which was directly opposite the Ancient Constantin polis. The tower was called “Christea Turris” or as the “Tower of Christ”. The Genoese colony were involved in trade with the Byzantines and this tower was then used for aerial surveillance of the Harbor I,  the region known as the “Golden Horn”. After the arrival of Mehmet II at Constantinople, it was used as a location to detect fires in the city.

After the republic announcement, the tower was restored back to parity and was opened to the public for usage and viewing in 1967. The tower has a cafeteria on top of it, there was a night club situated but was shut down after the latest restoration in 2013. There are a couple of elevators that will take you up a few levels, but there will still be three more floors to climb by staircase to get onto the terrace that offers a panoramic view, which is 52 meters above the ground. There is also a small souvenir shop here, inside the tower, just across the ticket office at the entrance level of the tower.

Attractions of Galata Tower

Observation Gallery – As aforementioned, once used to detect fires across the city, it now offers a panoramic view of the old part of town and makes for a fantastic spectacle. The Panoramic view is just beautiful and breath-capturing.

Roof-top café – The café located here takes the term “Roof-top” to the next level as it is literally the on the top of the roof at the tower, serving some of the best Turkish cuisine and liqueur.

Availability of historical costumes – If you’re someone that always enjoyed history, don’t forget to try on some of the Ottoman costumes here on display for those interested. One can severely enjoy themselves doing the same here, giving a rich, wholesome cultural experience on tour.

Light shows – There are some amazing light shows that take place almost throughout the evening, making for wonderful viewing. Enjoy the occurrence of the lights falling on ancient scriptures and building to get the best experience.

View of the Golden Horn – From the Galata Tower, you can get a clean view of the Golden Horn, another historic representation of Turkish architecture.

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    • Cappadocia
    • Antalya
    7 Days & 6 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹6,200/-

    ₹6,739/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 5 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Cappadocia
    • Kusadasi
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹20,999/-

    ₹23,076/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹29,999/-

    ₹34,090/-12% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingWater Bottle on ArrivalAirport taxesTransfersVisa fees and assistanceStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Cappadocia
    • Kusadasi
    • Pamukkale
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹30,000/-

    ₹32,967/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹35,000/-

    ₹38,043/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    3 Days & 2 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹35,499/-

    ₹39,010/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Cappadocia
    • Istanbul
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹38,000/-

    ₹41,758/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    • Cappadocia
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹39,500/-

    ₹44,317/-11% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Cappadocia
    • Kusadasi
    • Istanbul
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹40,000/-

    ₹43,956/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹40,500/-

    ₹44,505/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹40,999/-

    ₹44,564/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCruiseTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Cappadocia
    • Istanbul
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹41,999/-

    ₹46,153/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹42,998/-

    ₹47,251/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹42,998/-

    ₹47,251/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹42,998/-

    ₹47,251/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹45,000/-

    ₹49,450/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    • Cappadocia
    6 Days & 5 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹45,000/-

    ₹48,913/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfers
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹45,500/-

    ₹49,456/-8% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Istanbul
    4 Days & 3 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹45,500/-

    ₹50,000/-9% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 5 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included
  • Cities:

    • Cappadocia
    • Kusadasi
    • Istanbul
    5 Days & 4 Nights

    Starting from:

    ₹46,000/-

    ₹51,111/-10% OffExact prices may vary based on availability.

    Upto 4 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

Places To Visit In Istanbul

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All
  • Dolmabahce Palace In Istanbul

    Nestled on one of the most spectacular parts of the Bosphorus, the grandeur of the Dolmabahce Palace leaves everyone in awe. Constructed during the Ottoman area, it later became the Presidential Palace. The attraction still holds a significant place in Turkey. Built by an Armenian architect, Garabet Amira Balyan, Dolmabahce...

    • Sightseeing
    • Dolmabahce Palace
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Galata Tower In Istanbul

    No trip is ever complete without a journey to view one of the light towers or normal towers. In Turkey too, there is one such tower in Istanbul, which not only offers a great view but also gives you the ancient chills that one can only feel at the viewing of amazing architecture and scriptures. Apart from these euphoric fee...

    • Sightseeing
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Breathtaking views
    Read More
  • Hagia Sophia In Istanbul

    A country with both Islam and Christian histories, Turkey is a delight to visit; and Hagia Sophia is one of the go-to places in Turkey. Located in the old capital Istanbul, it is a cathedral that was later found out to be a mosque and now runs as a museum, mainly as a tourist spot that runs on the visits of foreigners as we...

    • Sightseeing
    • Hagia Sophia
    • Museum
    • Ideal For Family
    Read More
  • Suleymaniye Mosque In Istanbul

    A tribute to Suleiman- the Magnificent, Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous mosques of Istanbul. Built in between 1550- 1557, its construction took almost 8 years; however, the architectural design of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul is still worthy of appraisal. Designed by the architect Mimar Sinan, the mosque attrac...

    • Sightseeing
    • Suleymaniye Mosque
    • Religious Tour
    • Ideal for friends
    Read More
  • Topkapi Palace In Istanbul

    Looking for a great time exploring the royalty of the Turkish kings or sultans? Look no further. ‘Topkapi Palace’ is the place to be. Of the many things to see in Turkey, mainly Istanbul, the museum is definitely a must-see. Its ancient carvings are one to watch out for. Topkapi Museum is the subject of many colorful storie...

    • Sightseeing
    • Topkapi palace
    • Adventure
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

Things To Do In Istanbul

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All
  • Grand Bazaar In Istanbul

    As the name suggests, the Grand Bazaar is one of the largest markets in Istanbul with a variety of shops selling different souvenirs. It is one of the oldest covered markets with around 4000 shops and covers almost all the main streets of the city. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul attracts lots of people from all around the world thr...

    • Shopping
    • Grand Bazaar
    • Sightseeing
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More
  • Taksim Square In Istanbul

    Considered as the heart of the modern Istanbul, Taksim Square is one of the major cities in terms of economy, entertainment and tourist attraction. The Istanbul metro is located here, making it a lot more important. Many monuments and statues can even be found in here. The Taksim Square even has a meaning of its name; Taksi...

    • Sightseeing
    • Museum
    • Ideal for friends
    • Ideal for families
    Read More

How To Reach Galata Tower in Istanbul

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2020

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Authentic Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    SM

    Sankalp Maheshwari

    New delhi

    Sankalp's 8 days trip to Istanbul

    Very well managed and quality services provided. I am frequent user of travel triangle and as always the services are up to mark.

    TV

    Tantu Vardhn

    272

    Tantu's 7 days trip to Istanbul

    The team in Travel Triangle was really helpful in planning, deciding and customizing my itinerary. The team from Carlson and Trips (Greece-Turkey tours) and their agent in Turkey were very responsive and executed the trip with perfection. Good job. Cheers!

    SB

    Sushmita Bhattacharya

    Guwahati

    Sushmita's 5 days trip to Istanbul

    We had an amazing time in turkey . Every thing was very well planned n hassle free. Hotels were good with amazing view but the rooms were bit small n tacky . We saw big rooms were available which you could have given us. Apart from that all was good . Cabs for site seeing in Istanbul n cappadocia were too comfortable n the guides were so information , professional n helpful. It was totally enjoyable trip for us. Had our best time ! Best things about the trip was hassle free transfers, super comfortable cabs n very very informative n helpful ground staff at turkey ( the tour guides )

    S

    Shaikhanas7

    Mumbai

    Shaikhanas7's 7 days trip to Istanbul

    A BIG Thank You to Riya (Travel Triangle) for arranging a very well organised and comprehensive Turkey trip to Cappadocia and Istanbul. She was always available for any type of concerns and was very co operative. Thanks to her, I could enjoy the entire trip without having to worry about anything. Looking forward to some more vacations with the assistance of Riya (Travel Triangle) ! Cheers ! Wonderful journey with Travel triangle

    BK

    Bhavna Keniel

    Mumbai

    Bhavna's 6 days trip to Istanbul

    While going across through the holiday blogs we were attracted to some of the most surreal pictures of Turkey and thats when we decided to plan our next holiday to Turkey rather than going to the usual holiday destinations closer to India. We explored the beautiful cities of Istanbul and Cappadocia and the experience was beyond words. The travel agent SVS Travels shortlisted through Traveltriangle made sure we had a smooth and hasslefree holiday which infact turned out to be as things were all well planned and well coordinated as soon as we landed in Turkey. Right from the hotel arrangements to the daily tours, everything was well planned and details were shared in advance without any followup or reminders. Though we couldn't do the hot air balloon due to weather conditions but instead the travel agent made sure we experience the ATV ride which was also quite adventurous. Great work Santosh and team and Ria traveltriangle partner.

    AR

    Akhtar Rehan

    Delhi

    Akhtar's 8 days trip to Istanbul

    Every thing was fabulous..I juss love all the arrangements..thanku travel triangle for this wonderful trip

    AS

    Asifulla Saleem

    Bengaluru

    Asifulla's 7 days trip to Istanbul

    I have booked a trip a Turkey for my Sister with Dorganizers and I am glad my decision was right My sister and her husband are back from the trip, they truly enjoyed it and were happy with the systematic organization. The people who were in charge there were very courteous and punctual. Thank you so much , I will definitely recommend your agency to others (Special thanks to Atish and Dakksh to arrange the trip memorable) Wonderful experience

    NB

    Nishit Bhuwalka

    Bangalore

    Nishit's 10 days trip to Istanbul

    The trip was very nice. We had a lot of fun. Everything was organized very well. The punctuality was commendable. Also, the support extended when the flight was canceled from Kayseri was just our savior. We are delighted that we chose Travel Triangle and D'organizers for our trip to Turkey Excellent service and quality

    RK

    Ravi Kiran

    Chennai

    Ravi's 9 days trip to Istanbul

    Travel triangle and D organizers ... The best combo if you would like to travel to Turkey... The confidence and support they give is really the best... I was afraid about visa and also the people at turkey but trust me one unforgettable trip... The guide, drivers, hotel staff , flights everything was best

    RP

    Rohan Pailkar

    Mumbai

    Rohan's 8 days trip to Istanbul

    It was suppose to be Honeymoon, but after spending INR 2.2 Lakhs didn't get Honeymoon experience in Hotels. I was expecting to be lil special for honeymoon couples but they (Agent & Hotel) had to be told. The bed in Cappadocia Suite hotel were twin beds with no drinking water initial given. Also the experience was more sort of travel but not as special for Honeymoon from Travel Triangle/Vendors - Dorganizerscom Pammukale, Efes City and Cappadocia trip.

    Property Types in Istanbul

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Istanbul

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    The 3D special show that runs everyday is the most amazing thing in Galata tower. Just ask at the entrance and you will be guided to view the show.

    No, to view the tower completely one needs to take many steps and it is not feasible for differently abled people.

    Belly dancing and other authentic shows are hosted at the nightclub located in the upper floors of the tower.

    This tower was built as a defence tower and is now a popular tourist attraction. In 1967, it was made open for public. This tower offers a bewitching view of the city and within the walls there is a cafeteria and a souvenir shop.

     

    Also known as Christea Turris, the Galata tower was built in the year 1348 and therefore the age of this historic tower is 671 years.

    The tower was built in the year 1348 by the Genoese colony as a defense wall overlooking the Galata district. It was known as the Tower of Christ or Chirstea Turris.

    How It Works

    1

    Personalise This Package

    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.

    2

    Get Multiple Quotes

    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.

    3

    Book The Best Deal

    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.