Guests aboard yacht witnessing the splendor of Istanbul at night. Guests aboard yacht witnessing the splendor of Istanbul at night.
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Discover the Wonders of Galata Port

Join us on an exhilarating journey through the vibrant Galata Port in Istanbul. With a private guide leading the way, you'll dive into a world where modernity meets history.

Istanbul's Maritime Gateway

Explore the Historic Galata Port

Guided private car tour to Istanbul’s renowned Çırağan Palace.
Private yacht party with Istanbul's skyline in the background.

Guided Tours of Istanbul

Unveil the Secrets of Galata Port

Private Layover Tour from Galataport

Tourists returning to Galataport after exploring Istanbul's treasures
Visitors enchanted by the Blue Mosque's architecture, Istanbul layover.
Guests disembarking at Galataport for private Istanbul layover tour.
Exploring the opulent Topkapı Palace during a layover from Galataport.
Shopping for local goods at the Grand Bazaar during layover tour
Local guide bargaining in Sultanahmet's bazaar on layover day
Capturing memories of Sultanahmet's history before departure from Galataport.
Hagia Sophia tour with private guide, layover from Galataport.
Blue Mosque's intricate blue tiles captured on layover tour.
Topkapı Palace's lush gardens viewed during private layover.
Tourists enjoying a tram ride to Sultanahmet from Galataport.
Private layover guide explaining Hagia Sophia's mosaic art
Inside Topkapı Palace, exploring Ottoman relics on layover.
Ceramic shopping at Grand Bazaar with local tour guide.
Savoring Turkish sweets while shopping in Sultanahmet on layover.

Private Layover Tour from Galataport

Starting From: €150


For the last minute Istanbul tour requests, please call or Whatsapp / imessage us on +90 533 488 00 79

Full Day Tour Duration: Approx. 6-8 Hours 
Tour Starting Point:
Galataport / Hotel 
Tour Ending Point:
Galataport / Hotel 
Tour Includes:
Private tour, Professional Licensed Tour Guide
Tour Excludes:
Entrance Tickets, Transportation, Lunch, Drinks, Tips to Guide (Recommended) 





Private Layover Tour from Galataport

Make the most of your time in Istanbul with our exclusive Private Layover Tour from Galataport, designed for travelers seeking to explore the city's top highlights during their extended stopover between arrival and departure times at Galataport. Whether you are docked for just a few hours or have a full day to spare, our expertly organised itinerary ensures that you experience the cultural and historical wonders of Istanbul's Old City Sultanahmet before your next departure.

Hassle-Free Meeting with Your Guide at Galataport

Your adventure begins the moment you disembark from your cruise ship at Galataport, where our professional and friendly team will be waiting to greet you at a specified meeting point and time. You will embark on a journey through the heart of Istanbul's historic center, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience from start to finish.

Immerse Yourself in the Majesty of Hagia Sophia

Your first stop on this captivating journey is the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as a testament to Istanbul's rich and diverse history. Step inside this architectural marvel, where Byzantine grandeur meets Ottoman splendor, and marvel at the stunning mosaics, towering domes, and centuries-old artifacts that adorn its interior.

Admire the Beauty of the Blue Mosque

Next, prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Mosque, one of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks. Named for the exquisite blue tiles that adorn its interior, this majestic mosque is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, with its towering minarets, cascading domes, and intricate calligraphy leaving visitors in astonishment of its grandeur.

Explore the Grandeur of Topkapı Palace

Continue your journey through time as you explore the magnificent Topkapı Palace, once the opulent residence of the Ottoman sultans. Wander through the palace's immersive complex, where you will encounter priceless artifacts, beautiful hand-made carpets, dazzling jewelleries, and stunning panoramic views of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn.

Indulge in Local Delights

After immersing yourself in Istanbul's rich history, take some time to explore the vibrant streets of Sultanahmet, where local bazaars and outlet shops await. From colorful carpets and intricate ceramics to shining jewelleries and delectable sweets, there's no shortage of treasures to discover as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the Grand Bazaar and local shops.

By the way, your local tour guide will show you the best places for shopping and help you with some bargaining games which is part of the Turkish culture.

Return to Galataport

As your layover tour comes to an end, you will be accompanied back to Galataport in time for your next departure, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience from start to finish.

On the way back, you will have a great collection of pictures and videos reflecting on the unforgettable memories you have created and the hidden gems you have uncovered. You will depart Istanbul with a newfound appreciation for this captivating city and its timeless beauty.

Please review our flexible Cancellation Policy for details on booking modifications and cancellations. Click here for full terms and conditions.

• We kindly request our guests to be ready 5 minutes before the agreed departure time.
• Tour fees include guidance.
• Luxury Istanbul Tours is not responsible for any loss or larceny of personal belongings during the tour.
• Please be on time at the meeting points during the tour period given by the tour guide.
• Hat and sunglasses on summer days, umbrella on rainy days and warm clothing on winter days are advised.


Galata Port has played a pivotal role in Istanbul's maritime history, representing a vibrant fusion of modern and historical elements.

The tour includes significant landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace and some other majoy attractions in Sultanahmet Old City.

Our expert tour guides are fluent in various languages, providing personalized and insightful commentary throughout the Galata Port Tour.

Practical Information and Added Value

Gain practical tips for dressing appropriately, considering the weather, and what to bring. Enjoy added value like personalized attention, flexibility in your itinerary, and expert bargaining tips during shopping.

Entrance fees to attractions are not included, but your guide will have a pre-paid tickets or he will assist in purchasing tickets on-site. In both cases, you will have priority to enter.

Yes, the tour offers flexible start times to align with your schedule, especially accommodating cruise ship passengers.

No, the tour does not include a lunch. But your tour guide will stop and advise you the finest restaurants when you need to have a lunch.

Hear from Our Happy Travelers


My day exploring Istanbul with the Galataport - Sultanahmet Old City Highlights Private Tour was an absolute delight! Our guide, Olivier, made the historical landmarks like Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace come to life with fascinating insights. Skipping the queues and having a personalized experience made the tour seamless. The Grand Bazaar shopping tips were a bonus. Highly recommend this private tour for a tailored and enriching cultural experience.

Sophie Dubois

Eureka Luxury Istanbul Tours provided an exceptional Galataport - Sultanahmet Old City Highlights Private Tour. Our guide, Isabella, was not only knowledgeable but also made the tour enjoyable. Visiting iconic sites like the Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern felt special with a private guide. The lunch break and shopping time at the Grand Bazaar were well-planned. A personalized and insightful journey into Istanbul's rich history.

Liam Thompson

Obrigado to Eureka Luxury Istanbul Tours for an incredible private tour experience. Exploring Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome with our guide, Gabriela, was educational and engaging. The personalized attention and the freedom to set our agenda made the tour stand out. The lunch break and shopping at the Grand Bazaar added cultural depth to the day. A must for those seeking a tailored and immersive Istanbul experience.

Rafael Silva

感谢 to Eureka Luxury Istanbul Tours for a fantastic Galataport - Sultanahmet Old City Highlights Private Tour. Our guide, Li Wei, was informative and accommodating. Skipping the queues at major sites like the Blue Mosque and Topkapı Palace allowed us to make the most of our time. The lunch break and shopping at the Grand Bazaar provided a taste of local culture. Highly recommended for a personalized Istanbul exploration.

Wei Zhang

Our private tour with Eureka Luxury Istanbul Tours was an enriching experience. The personalized attention from our guide, Raj, made the day special. Exploring landmarks like Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar felt like a cultural immersion. The assistance with local bargaining added a fun element to the shopping experience. A well-organized and tailored tour for those wanting a deeper connection with Istanbul's history and culture.

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