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Istanbul: Maiden's Tower Entry Ticket with Boat Transfer

Product ID: 266862
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Explore one of the icons of Istanbul by getting easy online tickets to Maiden's Tower, also known as Leander's Tower. Choose to start your trip at Üsküdar or Kabataş Port, then enjoy a short boat ride out to the tower. Admire wonderful city views.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit one of the symbols of Istanbul
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of Istanbul's scenery from the island
  • Learn about the myths and legends of the tower
Full description
Dive into mythology with a visit to Maiden's Tower in Istanbul. Depart from either Üsküdar or Kabataş Port and take a short boat trip out to the islet where the tower was first built in 1110 AD. Once there, discover the myths and legends of the place and soak up 360-degree views of Istanbul.

Learn how, in one story, the tower was built by an emperor to protect his princess daughter from snakes, after a sorcerer predicted she would die from a snake bite. On her 18th birthday, the emperor went to the island with a basket of exotic fruit as a present, only for a snake to conceal itself in the fruit and bite her upon arrival.

Find out why Maiden's Tower is also knows as Leander's Tower, after the story of Hero and Leander in Greek mythology. Despite the tragedy of both stories, enjoy the opportunity on this trip to, as one poet said, “see the worst scenery of Istanbul when you look from Maiden's Tower.” When asked why he thought this, the poet replied: “because you do not see Maiden's Tower.”
  • Roundtrip boat transfer
  • Entrance to the museum of the tower
What’s Not Included
  • Food or beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Know before you go
• Departures from Üsküdar Port are every 15 minutes from 9:15 AM-6:30 PM
• Departures from Kabataş Port are every hour from 12-6 PM on weekdays and every hour from 10 AM-6 PM on weekends
• There is a museum, restaurant, and romantic cafe with a 360-degree view on the island
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Istanbul Tourist Pass

Product ID: 266862