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Private Jewish Heritage Half-Day Tour

by Neon Tours
per traveler Price is $232
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Duration: 4h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Historical sights & culture of Jewish influence in Istanbul

  • Old Jewish quarter of Galata & its iconic tower

  • Several eminent synagogues in the city including Ashkenaz

  • Extensive historical narrative at the Jewish Museum

  • Private tour for dialogue tailored to your interests

Highlights

  • Historical sights & culture of Jewish influence in Istanbul

  • Old Jewish quarter of Galata & its iconic tower

  • Several eminent synagogues in the city including Ashkenaz

  • Extensive historical narrative at the Jewish Museum

  • Private tour for dialogue tailored to your interests

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $232, taxes included

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Private Jewish Heritage Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Istanbul

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

    Istanbul


Description

For centuries a Jewish population has lived in Istanbul; hear some of that history while exploring famous sights pertaining to Judaism. From old residential areas, to long-standing synagogues your expert guide takes you on a tour of Jewish highlights, providing fascinating insight along the way.

Begin in Galata—an ancient residential quarter in the center of the city. Long popular with Jewish communities, see the commanding tower dominating the skyline and hear how it has become a symbol for the city as a whole. At Ashkenaz Synagogue, learn more about the inner workings of this place of worship and ceremony, and its role as a civic hub.

In the Beyoglu district visit a former synagogue, now a museum. Here, learn more about the Turkish Jewry culture and its relationship with Istanbul, especially intriguing is the harmony accorded between them and the local Muslim population.

A final stop at the Etz Ahayim Synagogue in a multi-cultural district serves as an idyllic reminder to the peaceful coexistence in the city of members of multiple faiths and religions.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul city center hotel

  • Live commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • You must submit valid passport details at least 5 days before the activity in order to obtain permission to visit the synagogues.

  • Tour stops vary.