Multi Cultural Istanbul: Galata Tower - Fener and Balat - Golden Horn by Ferry

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We have a passion for uncovering this unique city’s lesser known historical treasures on foot. Our tour starts with imposing Galata Tower which is overlooking to beauties of Bosphorus and the Old-City. We take you off the major tourist trail to multi-cultural Fener, Balat and Ayvansaray. These are the old Istanbul neighborhoods where Constantinople officially ends which means we admire surviving city walls of Byzantines and discover historic churches, mosques, synagogues, traditional houses and even the remnants of a palace. Finish off our tour with a relaxing ferry journey along the Golden Horn.

What's Included


Professional guide

Small Group

Transport by Ferry, Tram, Bus

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Galata Tower Admisssion


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Galata Tower
We will see great Istanbul panorama from top of this tower. One of the city’s most distinctive sights, this great fortification dating back to 1348 was erected by Genoese Italians.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

In the Ottoman era, Beyoğlu (then known as Pera) was the European Quarter of Istanbul. Home to embassies and trading centers, as well as fine 19th-century, Parisian-style apartment houses.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews
Museum of Turkish Jews, where artifacts chronicling the history of Jewish people in Turkey, plus an art gallery & synagogue. Great to understand the history of Jewish people in Turkey

• Admission Ticket Free

Kamondo Stairs
Elegant set of 19th-century art nouveau stairs en route to the Galata Tower, popular for photos.

• Admission Ticket Free

Arap Camii
Arap Camii

• Admission Ticket Free

Galata Koprusu
Bascule bridge that spans the Golden Horn provides both a real and symbolic link between two important parts of Istanbul.

• Admission Ticket Free

Halic (Golden Horn) means inlet in English separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The views of this water body is magnificent, especially at dawn or dusk

• Admission Ticket Free

Fener Rum Patrikhanesi
Ecumenical Patriarchate is recognized as the spiritual center (basically the “Vatican”) of the Eastern Orthodox Christians.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fener & Balat
Colorful streets of Fener and Balat await you. One could describe the combined neighborhoods of Ayvansaray, Balat, and Fener as a miniature chronicle of the Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern times. These streets have hosted the most influential of empires along with their monuments; housed a mosaic of communities.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bulgarian Orthodox Church
This is a curious, neo-Gothic white-painted church and interestingly made up from cast iron sections. Built or should say “cast” in Vienna in 1896 and carted all the way to Istanbul.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Very emotional and spiritual place.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)
The walls of Constantinople were the greatest fortifications of the medieval age. With various towers and gates, large sections still stand more or less intact today.

• Admission Ticket Free

Historic Areas of Istanbul
The historical city of Istanbul, the only city in the world located on two continents, was the capital of three great empires; Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman Empire.

• Admission Ticket Free

Karaköy is one of the oldest and most historic districts of the city, and is today an important commercial center and transport hub.

• Admission Ticket Free


• Admission Ticket Free

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