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Jewish Heritage in Istanbul / Full Day Tour

Min Person 1
Max Person 8
Duration 1 days
Meeting Point Istanbul
Rating 4.9 / 5

Experience the city's Jewish roots by traveling through its numerous Jewish quarters. Stop by the Neve Shalom, visit the momentous Ahrida and Ashkenazi Synagogues, and walk through the Jewish communities in Balat and Galata by the Golden Horn.







Day 1

Turkey Istanbul,

Discover this cosmopolitan city with many thriving Jewish quarters - Visit the Neve Shalom, Ahrida and Ashkenazi Synagogues steeped in history...Take a stroll in the colorful streets of the Jewish communities in the quarters of Balat and Galata along the Golden Horn...

Pick up from the port or hotel. Proceed to downtown Beyoglu & Pera and take a stroll down Istiklal Avenue to the Galata quarter, a Jewish neighborhood for centuries with many synagogues and bustling street life. There we visit the Ashkenazi Synagogue , which serves the community of European Jews. En route, see the cosmopolitan nature of the city passing historic diplomatic posts, handsome old houses, fashionable boutiques and cafes. Stop-off at Galata Tower, once the high-point of the Genovese fortified town, from which there are spectacular views over the city. Also visit the Neve Shalom Synagogue , the largest modern synagogue in the city center to a strong Jewish community. Later in the afternoon, we cross to the Western shore of the Golden Horn to take a stroll through the atmospheric old streets in the Jewish quarter of Balat , where many Jewish immigrants settled to help repopulate the city under Sultan Beyazit II. Today the Star of David can be seen on the facades of some buildings. Also in this colorful area, we visit the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue, with beautiful furnishings, including the bema (pulpit) shaped like the prow of a ship. Drop off to the hotel or cruise ship port.

Synagogue Permissions:

All advance permissions necessary for entering the synagogues are arranged by us prior to the tour.

We offer you many hotel options we selected out of more than 25000 hotels.

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Istanbul Hotels

The prices are per person in USD (based on the number of the participants):

1 Persons
from 210$

2 Persons
from 150$

3 Persons
from 120$

4 Persons
from 90$

5 Persons
from 75$

6 Persons
from 60$

7 Persons
from 49$

All Baby

All Child

The prices are only valid for the early bookings. It may change with the high demand of the clients in the different seasons. For the further enquiries, please send us an email.

Price of the package includes:

• Admission fees, tax and service charges

• Services of a Professional English-speaking tour guide who is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and an expert on Turkey's history and culture.

• Local transportation by a private chauffeur driven deluxe van with A/C

• All transfers and touring as per itinerary from arrival to departure

Price of the package excludes:

The choices of hotels inIstanbul depending on your requests and availability

Customary end-of-tour gratuities to guide and drivers and lunch.

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