Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage

4 hr

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Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

After pickup from your hotel in the morning, start your private tour with a drive to the Galata Tower, built in 1348 by the Genoese during their colonial expansion in Constantinople. Located in the centuries-old Jewish quarter of Galata, which was seized and destroyed in 1203 by the Fourth Crusade, the tower dominates the skyline and...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

After pickup from your hotel in the morning, start your private tour with a drive to the Galata Tower, built in 1348 by the Genoese during their colonial expansion in Constantinople. Located in the centuries-old Jewish quarter of Galata, which was seized and destroyed in 1203 by the Fourth Crusade, the tower dominates the skyline and remains a symbol of the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Askenazi Synagogue, Yuksek Kaldirim Cad. No:27 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Continue to the nearby Ashkenaz Synagogue, founded by Austrian Jews in 1900 for the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic division. This is the only still-active synagogue of its kind in Istanbul. The synagogue holds weddings, bar mitzvahs and other religious ceremonies, and is open for public visits and prayers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews, Karakoy Meydani Percemli Sok. No:1 Karakoy, Beyoglu Next to Neve Shalom Synagogue, Istanbul 34421 Turkey

Also in the Beyoğlu district is the Jewish Museum of Turkey, your next stop. Formerly known as the Zülfaris Synagogue, this 19th-century religious structure was restored and remodeled as a museum in 2001 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire. Inside the museum, learn about the traditions and history of Turkish Jewry, and its coexistence with Muslim culture, as well as the historical accounts of the Jewish odyssey from Spain to Turkey.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: ETZ Ahayim Synagogue, Muallim Naci Cad. No:6 Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul Turkey

Your last stop is the Etz Ahayim Synagogue, also known as the Ortaköy Synagogue, located in the Ortaköy neighborhood of Istanbul's Beşiktaş district. During the Ottoman Empire and the first decades of the Turkish Republic, communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews coexisted in this area, and today it continues to show how people from multiple cultures and religions can live in harmon

After gaining insight into Istanbul’s Jewish history, return to your hotel in the early afternoon.

Duration: 45 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
  • Entry/Admission - The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry to the Galata Tower
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

8:45 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note you MUST provide your full passport details at time of booking. This information is required in order to obtain permission to enter the synagogues
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.