Istanbul - Galata Tower, The Lord of Istanbul

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Galata Tower, The Lord of Istanbul

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(81 reviews)
Pera, Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
45 mins

About the tour

The unique city of Istanbul, bearing the traces of many different civilizations, is also famous for its towers. Galata Tower is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and symbolic buildings of Istanbul. Galata Tower, which has witnessed many stories from the Byzantine to the Ottoman period, is waiting for you to share all its secrets and to offer a magnificent panoramic view of today's Istanbul with the seven hills of the historical peninsula. "When I think of Istanbul, towers come to my mind Whenever I draw one, the other gets jealous. If this Maiden's Tower had a mind, she would marry Galata Tower" -Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu

Meet Safak Kulansi

Safak Kulansi

Born and raised in Istanbul, Safak is a licensed guide whose father is also a professional guide. He experienced the deepest parts of the city and even the country on the tours he attended with the local guides. His whole life since childhood has been spent on tours. Thus, introducing and showing his city to the people became one of his greatest passions. After acquiring this passion built over the years, today we have a guide Şafak, who does what he enjoys most, continues to open all the gates of the city to explore.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Istanbul with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Istanbul. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Kenneth L.

01 October 2021


Leslie A.

09 September 2021

I believe Safari did a good job of explaining the history of Istanbul. His voice wasn’t always clear but that was because of the connection. His English was very good and he was easy to understand. I would like to take another tour with him where the connection and sound are better.

Annemarie D.

27 August 2021

Very sympathetic young man trying hard and doing well in delivering an interesting tour. I love Budapest, but maybe Istanbul is even more interesting 🤨😊

S M.

26 August 2021

Thank you for a great hour of info

Linda (Edmonton Canada) W.

25 August 2021

Interesting tour. Thank you Safak

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