Istanbul Jewish Heritage Half Day Private Tour

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Galata - Flickr / [dizanuttos]
Flickr / [dizanuttos]Galata
Balat, Istanbul - Flickr / [dizanuttos]
Flickr / [dizanuttos]Balat, Istanbul
The Golden Horn and Galata - Flickr / [brewbooks]
Flickr / [brewbooks]The Golden Horn and Galata
The Golden Horn - Flickr / [wilhelmja]
Flickr / [wilhelmja]The Golden Horn
Neve Shalom - Flickr / [sam-_-]
Flickr / [sam-_-]Neve Shalom
Galata - Flickr / [dizanuttos]
Balat, Istanbul - Flickr / [dizanuttos]
The Golden Horn and Galata - Flickr / [brewbooks]
The Golden Horn - Flickr / [wilhelmja]
Neve Shalom - Flickr / [sam-_-]

What To Expect

Know the story of the Turkish Jews who were deported from Spain in 1492 and are now living in Turkey for more than 500 years in peace and harmony.


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Start with a tour of Galata, the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood with its famous tower built by the Genoese. You may go to Neve Shalom Synagogue or Ashkenazi Synagogue, depending on their availability.

Drive to Balat along the Golden Horn, a residential area of the Ottoman Jews where the "Star of David" still appears on the facades of some buildings. Proceed to Ahrida Synagogue, built in the 15th century, and the Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim) which you can view from outside.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • English-speaking guide

  • Entrance fees

  • Donations to synagogues

  • VAT


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Cancellation or change of date is not allowed. All sales are final and non-refundable.

  • Passports are required for security purposes during the tour.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • The pick-up service via shuttle bus takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request.

  • Photocopy of the passport page with photo is needed in 4 days in advance of the tour date for visit permits.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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