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Jewish District Small-Group Walking Tour

by Istanbul Walks Duration 4h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $80
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Walk in Galata and find yourself in intriguing streets full of colorful life. Get a glimpse of synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Camondo, and other Jewish heritage sites such as the Camondo Stairs.

Istanbul has had a vibrant Jewish community for more than 1,000 years. After the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet II encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. More than half a million Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves in the Ottoman Empire.

The new immigrants settled mostly near Galata—a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn—where a Jewish community existed since the early days of the Ottoman Era. In Galata walk along intriguing and colorful streets full of life. Synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Camondo, and other Jewish heritage sites are part of this tour.

This tour may not be possible during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays. The walking tour visits the Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue, and includes outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, and Camondo Buildings.

Walk in Galata and find yourself in intriguing streets full of colorful life. Get a glimpse of synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Camondo, and other Jewish heritage sites such as the Camondo Stairs.

Istanbul has had a vibrant Jewish community for more than 1,000 years. After the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet II encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. More than half a million Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves in the Ottoman Empire.

The new immigrants settled mostly near Galata—a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn—where a Jewish community existed since the early days of the Ottoman Era. In Galata walk along intriguing and colorful streets full of life. Synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Camondo, and other Jewish heritage sites are part of this tour.

This tour may not be possible during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays. The walking tour visits the Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue, and includes outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, and Camondo Buildings.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$79.53

Total price is $79.53, taxes included

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Jewish District Small-Group Walking Tour

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • Sights including Camondo Stairs, Jewish Museum & Apartments

  • Impressive synagogues such as Ashkenazi & Schneidertemple

  • Walking on intriguing, colorful & charming streets of Galata

  • Hotel pickup & insightful commentary of local & expert guide

  • Tour with limited capacity—maximum of 15 people per group


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul's Jewish District

  • Admission Fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul City Center hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • You must present a valid passport on the day of the activity.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels and old city hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.