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Jewish Heritage: Private Full Day Tour from Istanbul

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Jewish Heritage: Private Full Day Tour from Istanbul

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  • Tour DurationTour duration: 8h
  • Tour TimeUpcoming departures:
    • 21.06.2019: 09:00
    • 24.06.2019: 09:00
    • 25.06.2019: 09:00

    This tour must be booked at least 96 hours before departure

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  • Hotel Pick-up Service Hotel Pick-up Service
  • Live Guide Live Guide
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors Suitable for families, young and seniors
  • UNESCO site UNESCO site
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted Mobile Voucher Accepted

Why you should go

Enjoy in full day tour learn about the story of Turkish Jews who were deported from Spain in 1492, now living in Türkiye for more than 500 years in peace and harmony. Visit the most important Synagogue and enjoy in the delicious lunch.

Highlights

  • Enjoy breakfast in Galata
  • Visit the Neve Shalom Synagogue or Ashkenaz Synagogue
  • Visit to Ahrida Synagogue and Jewish Hospital
  • Stop at Ortaköy, first disembark point of Sephardic Jews
  • Explore the jewish Cemetry where the martyrs of Neve Shalom are buried
  • Visit ther Etz Ahayim Synagogue in Ortaköy

What shall I see

We will start after breakfast in Galata, the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood with its famous tower built by the Genoese. Visit to Neve Shalom Synagogue or Ashkenaz Synagogue (upon availability)

After visiting of the Synagogue, we are going to Balat along the Golden Horn, residential area of the Ottoman Jews where the “Star of David” still appears on the facades of some buildings. Visit to Ahrida Synagogue, built in the 15th century and from outside Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim). Explore Zülfaris Jewish Museum of the Quincentennial Foundation and the “Oldies House” at Hasköy.

The Jewish Cemetery where the martyrs of Neve Shalom are buried. Stop at Ortaköy, first disembark point of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain by the religious disturbance of the Spanish King and the Queen, desperate on the ships in the middle of the sea, not being accepted by any European country except the Ottoman Sultan Beyazid Khan The Second who welcomed them offering a safe and peaceful life. Last visit to Etz Ahayim Synagogue in Ortaköy.

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

Price excludes

  • Drinks

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Money
  • Passport

Good to know

  • This tour is available on every except Saturday and Sunday
  • Photocopy of the passport page with photo is needed in advance (4 days) for visit permits. Passports required for security during the tour.

Pick-up service

  • Free Transfers from any Istanbul Hotel (only centrally located and accesable hotels
  • Some streets are narrow and it’s not possible to access them by busses and some hotels are far away from city center so they are not on our free shuttle route)
  • For those with hotel pick-up, please call 24 hours prior to your departure to reconfirm your tour and schedule your hotel pick-up
  • On the day of your tour, please be ready at least 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time
Istanbul Pickup Service: This tour offers pickup service from your accommodation. Please select the pickup point "Any Istanbul hotel" and write in the "Additional info" section on the "Checkout page" where is your exact accommodation. We will let you know the exact pickup time when you receive the booking confirmation.

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