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Istanbul Jewish Heritage Private Tour

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Private perfectly designed Jewish Heritage tour in Istanbul for those who are true Jews in heart or for whom with great interest for Judaism and the destinations in Istanbul for a full Jewish themed experience to visit Balat, Galata and the synagogues in Istanbul.

Free cancellation

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Live tour guide

English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian


6 Hours

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No required advance payment, you can pay it at the tour.

Private tour & Good for avaiding crowds

Private group tour & Customize the itinerary according to your schedule.


  • See old photographs and documents that chronicle Jewish life in Istanbul at the Jewish Museum
  • Learn about the Jewish financier Abraham Camondo
  • Wander the colorful streets of Galata
  • Visit the Jewish Apartments and the Kamondo Buildings
  • Private tour: only you & your local host!
  • Two different areas: Galata and Balat

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What to Expect

Istanbul Jewish Heritage Private Tour
You will meet your tour gudie at your hotel and proceed to downtown Beyoglu & Pera and take a stroll down Istiklal Avenue to the Galata quarter, a Jewish community 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. Also visit the Jewish Musuem in this area.

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.


  • Professional local guide fees
  • All local taxes and services
  • Lunch
  • Museum/Attraction Tickets
  • Personal expenses

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    Places You'll See

    Ahrida Synagogue
    Ashkenazi Synagogue
    Beyoglu & Pera
    Galata Tower
    Istiklal Street
    Museum Of Turkish Jews
    Neve Shalom Synagogue
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    Meeting Point & Return

    Returns to original departure point.
    We wiil meet you at your hotel or location in Istanbul.

    Additional Info

    All passengers' country name and passport numbers are required.
    To be able to get permission to enter the synagogues you need to make reservations 4 days prior to departure, otherwise visits inside the synagogues will not be included on the schedule.
    Walking shoes and sunglasses are recommended for hiking.


    Can I cancel my tour?
    You can cancel the booking 3 days prior to the start of the tour.
    What time the tours start?
    The tour start time is entirely your choice for private tours. We recommend you to start between 08:30am. - 09:30am. to see many places as possible.
    Can I pay by credit card?
    Yes you can pay it by VISA and MASTERCARD at the tour
    Do you accept different currencies for payment?
    Yes we accept TRY, EURO, USD, GBP and AUD for the payment.
    **You can pay the tour with currencies mentioned above with Turkish Liras exchange rate at the day of payment.


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