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JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR

Type: Full Day Private Tour
Meeting Point : Hotel Lobby
Starts at : 08:00 - 09:00 (approx.)
Finishes at : 16:00 - 17:00 (approx.)
Duration: 8 hrs.
Available Languages: English
Available: 365 days in year
Tour Code: JEW
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    ISTANBUL JEWISH HERITAGE 
    (Private Tour)


    We begin our tour of Istanbul’s Jewish heritage with a visit to the Galata District of Istanbul and the Ashkenazi Synagogue. Built in 1900 by Austrian Jews, it is the only active Ashkenazi Synagogue in the city. From there we will take a short walk to the Neve Shalom Synagogue*, built by two young Turkish-Jewish architects to meet the demands of the growing Jewish population in the neighborhood in 1930. Afterward, we will visit the Jewish Museum of Turkey, located in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, constructed by Italian Jews in the 15th century, during the Republic of Genoa’s rule of the Galata disctrict as a semi-autonomous precinct. Next, we will take a stroll along the breathtaking Golden Horn to the neighborhood of Balat, once the most important Jewish neighborhood in Istanbul, as evidenced by the superb architecture of its Jewish houses and the Ahrida, Istanbul’s oldest synagogue. First built in the 1400s, the building has been extensively restored and reflects architectural styles from several periods. It houses an immaculate collection of carved wood furniture, including a pulpit that resembles a boat’s prow - possibly a reference to Noah’s Ark.

    Will be followed by a leisurely tour of the village which boasts an alluring combination of well-preserved historic wooden houses and charming local boutiques. Ortakoy’s Jewish roots will be explored with a visit to the Etz Ahayim Synagogue, rebuilt in 1941 following a fire, within view of the iconic Bosphorus bridge.


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    What is included ?
    • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary
    • Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • V.A.T. (incl.)

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    What is NOT included ?
     Gratuities / Tip (Optional) 
     Food & Drinks

     Lunch is your own expence.

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    Payment No Advance Payment !!! )
    • by Cash (EUR, TL, USD, GBP) during the Tour.
     by Credit Card during the Tour.  Available Cards : 
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    Additional Information
    • This is Private Tour with min. 2 persons.
    • Tour start time is up to your request.
    • 8 Hours Tours starts from your Hotel and finishes at your Hotel.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

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    Available Days > Sun   Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat 

    *Not available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when the synagogues are in use for services and weddings.


    Season : 365 days

    Price per adult : 125.-€
    Price per child (0-3) : Free
    Price per child (3-7) %50 : 50.-€
    Price per child (8-10) %30 : 100.-€
    You can make your Tour Payment Cash or with Credit Card to our Guide during the tour.

    ISTANBUL JEWISH HERITAGE 
    (Private Tour)


    We begin our tour of Istanbul’s Jewish heritage with a visit to the Galata District of Istanbul and the Ashkenazi Synagogue. Built in 1900 by Austrian Jews, it is the only active Ashkenazi Synagogue in the city. From there we will take a short walk to the Neve Shalom Synagogue*, built by two young Turkish-Jewish architects to meet the demands of the growing Jewish population in the neighborhood in 1930. Afterward, we will visit the Jewish Museum of Turkey, located in the former Zulfaris Synagogue, constructed by Italian Jews in the 15th century, during the Republic of Genoa’s rule of the Galata disctrict as a semi-autonomous precinct. Next, we will take a stroll along the breathtaking Golden Horn to the neighborhood of Balat, once the most important Jewish neighborhood in Istanbul, as evidenced by the superb architecture of its Jewish houses and the Ahrida, Istanbul’s oldest synagogue. First built in the 1400s, the building has been extensively restored and reflects architectural styles from several periods. It houses an immaculate collection of carved wood furniture, including a pulpit that resembles a boat’s prow - possibly a reference to Noah’s Ark.

    Will be followed by a leisurely tour of the village which boasts an alluring combination of well-preserved historic wooden houses and charming local boutiques. Ortakoy’s Jewish roots will be explored with a visit to the Etz Ahayim Synagogue, rebuilt in 1941 following a fire, within view of the iconic Bosphorus bridge.


    Available Days > Sun   Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat 

    *Not available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when the synagogues are in use for services and weddings.

     



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