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Jewish Heritage Tour of Istanbul - Private Tour

Discover the centuries old Jewish Heritage of Istanbul. Being one of our themed tours, Jewish Heritage Tour of Istanbul takes you to historical synagogues in Istanbul, old Jewish neighborhoods and introduces you the life, past and present of Jewish community in Istanbul.

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7 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Transportation to sights with a commercial cab or private van depending on the group size
    • Entry/Admission - Ahrida Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Neve Shalom Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews
    • Entry/Admission - Ashkenazi Synagogue of Istanbul
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ahrida Synagogue, Kurkcu cesme Sokak Balat, Istanbul Turkey

    Our Jewish Heritage Istanbul Tour begins with a visit to Istanbul’s oldest and active synagogues; Ahrida. Ahrida synagogue dates back to 15th century and built by Jews of Ohri (Macedonia) more than 550 years ago and recently renovated during the Quin-centennial Celebrations in 1992, the Ahrida Synagogue is known foremost by its boat-shaped bimah.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fener & Balat, Fener & Balat, Istanbul

    After visiting Ahrida synagogue we keep exploring the colorful streets of Balat. Balat was a populated Jewish neighborhood for centuries. You will see the old Jewish houses. Balat is a popular neighborhood with traditional, colorful, old houses, small local businesses, boutiques, stylish cafes and friendly locals.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Karakoy, Karakoy, Istanbul

    We then make our way to Karakoy taking a ride along the southern coastline of the Golden Horn. Karakoy is one of the oldest parts of Istanbul. Known for sea trade for centuries. We continue with finucular up to to Galata quarter.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Neve Shalom Synagogue, Buyuk Hendek Cad. No:61 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

    In Galata, we visit Istanbul’s biggest synagogue Neva Shalom. Today, Neva Shalom synagogue houses the Jewish Heritage Museum of Istanbul.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews, Bereketzade Mah. Buyuk Hendek Cad. No: 39 Beyoglu, Next to Neve Salom Sinagogue, Istanbul 34421 Turkey

    The Quincentennial Jewish Heritage Museum is an excellent representation of the history of Jews in Istanbul and Anatolia. The museum also has an ethnography section where local traditional costumes are displayed.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ashkenazi Synagogue of Istanbul, Müeyyedzade, Yüksek Kaldırım Cd. No:31, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

    Next we will explore the beautiful scenery of Istanbul from a rooftop cafe. You wil learn more about Jewish heritage of Istanbul from you guide while sipping your Turkish tea or Turkish coffee. After taking some memorable pictures of your Istanbul experience we continute to Ashkenazi Synagogue. Ashkenazi Synagogue was established in 1900 for Jewish immigrants coming from Macedonia and Poland.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Schneidertempel Art Galery, Bankalar Cad. Felek Sok. No:1 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

    Following our visit to Ashkenazi Synagogue we continue to Schnedier’s Temple. In 19th century Ottoman Istanbul most of the Ashkenazi Jews were tailors. The synagogue was funded and opened by the Union of Ashkenazi Tailors (Tofre Begadim) on 8th of September 1894. Schneiders’s Temple serves as an art gallery today.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kamondo Stairs, Merkez Mah. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul Turkey

    Our final spot is the famous Kamondo Stairs. Kamondo Stairs were built by banker Avram Kamondo to connect Bankers street to Banker road. Kamondo Stairs is a small gem reflecting the Art Nouveau style of its time.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our guide will meet the guests in most popular touristic areas. If the hotel is not in the Old City,transportation cost (public, taxi or private van depending on the group size) will be paid by the clients to the starting point of the tour.Ports
    • Galataport İstanbul Tanıtım Ofisi, Kılıçali Paşa, Kemankeş Cd. No: 65, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Istanbul Tours 101

Activity ID: V-129696P10

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