Relive the Rich Jewish Heritage of Istanbul on this Private Guided City Tour

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From $267.75

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the rich history of the Jewish culture during this private guided tour of Istanbul's Jewish Heritage and how all the religions lived together in peace.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Parking Fees

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees

Food and drink


Other services not mentioned

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Galata Tower
Begin your private Istanbul's Jewish Heritage tour with your pick up from your hotel in Istanbul. Once onboard your vehicle cruise to the old Jewish neighbourhood of Galata and find out how the fourth crusade demolished and captured the area in 1203. Hear how this Istanbul monument was constructed in the 14th century as part of the colonial expansion into Constantinople by the Genoese.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tofre Begadim Askenaz Synagogue
Next stop is the Ashkenaz Synagogue the only active synagogue of its kind in Istanbul. Learn how the Austrian Jews who established it in 1900 for the Ashkenazi Jewish sect. At present, the synagogue still celebrates bar mitzvahs, weddings, other religious ceremonies and is available to visitors and those who wish to pray.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

With your professional guide continue through the Beyoğlu neighbourhood to the Jewish Museum of Turkey known before as the Zülfaris Synagogue. Explore the history of how this 19th-century religious building was rebuilt as a museum in 2001 which was to honour the 500th anniversary of Sephardic Jews arriving at the Ottoman Empire. See how Jewish culture blended with Turkish history in the Museum and learn how Muslims and Jews lived with one another.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

ETZ Ahayim Synagogue
Visit Etz Ahayim Synagogue known as the Ortaköy Synagogue. Located in the Beşiktaş district in the neighbourhood of Ortaköy and gain knowledge into how different ethnicities and religions such as Greeks, Turks, Armenians, and Jews were all able to live together in peace during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Even today this neighbourhood is a perfect example of how all colours and creeds can live in peace.

Leave Ortaköy with new knowledge of Jewish history in Turkey and head back to your hotel where your tour concludes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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