Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
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Galata Bridge tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of Galata Bridge excursions and things to do. Fun family experiences, group as well as private Galata Bridge tours with an accurate description, real reviews and photos.
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Private

When Europe Meets Asia: Full Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Where else can you go from Europe to Asia in a blink of an eye? Only in Istanbul! Want to see the best of both worlds in one day? Then this is the tour for you! Get ready to see the best Istanbul has to offer as you explore the unique charms of each side of the city. Your local insider will be by your side to show you the way on this private tour. Let’s kickstart with some classics! On the European side, you can instantly appreciate the beautiful highlights that boast in the heart of the city. The stone pillar, standing tall in the Hippodrome welcomes you with a glimpse of the Roman Empire. And what would a trip to Istanbul be without seeing the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & the Topkapi Palace? Check out the hippest neighborhood in town and do as the locals do: get on a tram and head to Karakoy. Enjoy amazing views as you cross the Galata bridge and see how locals fish along the bridge. No matter what time or day, there's always a fish to catch! Do you love art and hidden gems? Then get on the underground funicular to Galata. Check out the Galata Mevlevi House and feel inspired by this museum full of traditions, music and artisan shops. And how about some tasty treats? Along the way, you can enjoy a simit, and of course a traditional Turkish coffee! Hello Asia, nice to meet you! Take the ferry, cross the Bosphorus and mingle with the locals. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy the view, and if you are lucky, you’ll spot some dolphins accompanying you for a safe travel. The hippest of them all is Kadikoy! Go straight for a delicious local lunch & to an old candy shop for the best Turkish delight. As you wander around this ‘neighborhood da moda’, you’ll stumble into a cultural gem and a must-see: the Sureyya Opera House. Here’s where your day of getting to know Istanbul comes to an end. But the fun doesn’t stop thanks to your local friend and their amazing recommendations for you to keep exploring. Want to go inside some of the highlights in this tour? It’s possible & very easy to personalize. See the videos below, pick the local you like the most and let them know what else you would like to see and/or do in Istanbul.
Private

The Best of Istanbul with your Family in Half a Day

Duration: 2 hours
Being a huge cultural melting pot, Istanbul has plenty to offer for everyone, no matter what age! Every corner has its unique charm and you and your family can see it all in just half a day. See the best highlights with a local insider by your side, and you won’t leave anything behind on this amazing family friendly tour. In the European heart of Istanbul you can instantly appreciate the main highlights as they boast proudly in the city. And what would a trip to Istanbul be without seeing the Blue Mosque? Go with your favorite local to discover this fascinating cultural gem. Kids, are you ready for a fun time in Istanbul? During your private family friendly experience your kids can enjoy fun games and activities like a cool treasure hunt. And if you are looking for a place to run around, Gulhane Park is waiting for you! And for a sweet surprise: ice cream! Your little ones will have the time of their lives in Istanbul! Check out the hippest neighborhood in town and do as the locals do: get on a tram and head to Karakoy. Enjoy amazing views as you cross the Galata bridge and see how locals fish along the bridge. No matter what time or day, there's always a fish to catch! Time for a break, so grab a simit, Istanbul's version of a bagel. Stroll around local shops, galleries and hotspots. Enjoy the lovely atmosphere and see how the local families spend their day together. Do you love art and hidden gems? Check out the Galata Mevlevi House and let your kids get inspired by this museum full of traditions, music and cool art. Sit down with your new local friend to enjoy a Turkish coffee while your kids play some more with the fun games prepared by your favorite local. This family friendly experience is packed with incredible sights and fun games, all thanks to your local insider. Just pick your favorite one from the video options and let them know what else you would like to see while in Istanbul. Personalize everything to your needs and enjoy Istanbul to the fullest!
Private

The Best of Istanbul: Half Day Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Being a huge cultural melting pot, Istanbul has plenty to offer! Every corner has its unique charm and if you want to see it all in just half a day, this is the perfect way to satisfy your need to explore! See the best of the best with a local insider by your side, and you won’t leave anything behind on this amazing & private tour. In the European heart of Istanbul you can instantly appreciate its main highlights as they boast proudly in the city. And what would a trip to Istanbul be without seeing the Blue Mosque? Go with your favorite local to discover this fascinating cultural gem. If you are looking for some cultural awakening, then Caferaga Medresesi will be one of your favorites. Step into the cobblestoned courtyard and see the work of local artisans. You’ll be amazed! Check out the hippest neighborhood in town and do as the locals do: get on a tram and head to Karaoke. Enjoy amazing views as you cross the Galata bridge and see how locals fish along the bridge. No matter what time or day, there's always a fish to catch! Time for a break, so grab a simit, Istanbul's version of a bagel. Stroll around local shops, galleries and hotspots. Enjoy the lively buzz of locals chilling at cafes with their nargile in hand. Do you love art and hidden gems? Check out the Galata Mevlevi House and feel inspired by this museum full of traditions, music and artisan shops. In this same square, there’s a little gate that will lead you to meet a very interesting character. No need to spoil the surprise, all you have to know is that you’ll be in for an inspiring treat! Sit down with your new local friend to enjoy a Turkish coffee while you both recap everything about your private tour. By the end of your experience, your love for Istanbul will be even bigger! This half day experience is packed with incredible sights and things to do, all thanks to your local insider. Just pick your favorite one from the video options and let them know what else you would like to see while in Istanbul. Personalize everything to your needs and enjoy Istanbul to the fullest!
Private

Istanbul’s Nightlife Tour: Local Hotspots & Culture

Duration: 3 hours
As the sun sets, Istanbul’s light keeps shining! Unwind together with the locals and go to their hotspots where they like to gather with friends. From a must sip traditional cup of coffee, to mouth watering street food without forgetting the highlights and hidden gems: this will be a night to remember! Here’s a real local treat: coffee! Embrace the culture of Istanbul and be a part of the coffee ritual, so beloved by the locals. Chill out at pop up coffee stand and see for yourself how your coffee is getting brewed, right in front your eyes! Go where the locals go for a little late night shopping. Mae Zae has a big artsy vibe and its shops are open till late, perfect for a little splurging to treat yourself with local goods and artifacts, and where you can see local artists who proudly show off their work. Of course there’s going to be street food, because this private nightlife tour is all about what the locals love. At the Galata Bridge, you’ll even have the option to choose from two locals’ favorites: fish or doner durum. Take their word for it, you cannot go wrong with any of them! Vegetarian? No problem, there’s also a delicious option for you! A popular meeting point for the locals is a highlight that you probably noticed during the day. Under the moon, the Galata Tower shines with a different beauty. The local vibes here, are strong! You’ll see more highlights during this experience like Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque and its hamam which is a magnificent Turkish bath and an interesting tradition. More local favorites coming your way! The fish bazar is the perfect place to socialize with food with a very lively atmosphere. But where the party’s really at is at the Nevizade street. This popular street full of bars and local hotspots is the spark of Istanbul. Lively establishments and cafes filled with locals are the flame that keeps the night going. And to finish your night with a bang, your local host will take you to a cocktail bar with the best view over Istanbul. The perfect grand finale! Your magical night in Istanbul can even be personalized to fulfil your wishes. Where do you want to go? Check out the video options, pick your favorite local and let them know what kind of night scene you are into, and they’ll create the perfect nightlife tour for you!
Private

A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

Duration: 5 hours
See Istanbul in the most delicious way: through your taste buds. Traverse the stunning, hilly city on this 4,5-hours guided tour, eating your way through street food stalls and bazaars. Take a stroll through historic and colorful Kadikoy Market, converse with fishermen on the Galata Bridge, eat some of the best baklava this side of the Bosphorus and then walk it all off by strolling the streets as your guide shares evocative historical details on this eye- and taste-bud-pleasing metropolis.