Private tour

Visit Jewish Landmarks in Istanbul

Visit Jewish Landmarks in Istanbul

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 210.23 per person

Visit famous Jewish synagogues, neighbourhoods museums and more as this tour lets you explore the inner workings of Jewish life, past and present, in Istanbul.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
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  • See the famous Galata neighbourhood and the Galata Tower, built in 1303
  • Have a close-up look at the 15th Ahrida and Yanbol Synagogues
  • See the many Stars of David that stud Balat
  • Visit the 500 Jewish Museum
Full description
For more than 2,000 years there has been a significant Jewish presence in Turkey. With this unique tour, you can get a first-hand look at the important Jewish landmarks in Istanbul. After being collected from your hotel, the tour will take you straight to the famous Jewish neighbourhood of Galata. There, you will be able to get up close and personal with the Galata Tower, which was built by the Genoese back in 1303, and offers a panoramic view of old Istanbul. While in Galata you will also see the Neve Shalom and Askenazy Synagogues. Then, it’s off to the 500 Jewish Museum, a converted synagogue from the 1600s that houses photos, paintings and other artifacts depicting the history of Jewish people in Istanbul. Next, it’s time for you to take in the Balat neighbourhood, the Jewish quarter of the city’s Faith District. You can count the Stars of David that adorn the buildings around the area before heading off to the 15th Ahrida and Yanbol Synagogues. The final stop is the Jewish home for the elderly along the Golden Horn, before the tour drops you back at your hotel at approximately 17:00.
  • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approximately 8:30am
  • Guided Istanbul Jewish tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel at approximately 5:00pm
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Please Note: You must provide a photocopy of your passport in order to enter the synagogues. Your E-Ticket will include a fax number to which you must send the photocopy at least 14 days before your tour date.

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