Jewish District

Explore Istanbul's Jewish heritage alongside visiting historically and culturally rich neighborhoods of Istanbul.

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Highlights

  • Explore Istanbul's Jewish districts
  • Visit synagogues, museums, Jewish Apartments and the Kamondo Steps.

Overview

With this tour you will be visiting the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood, its museums, synagogues which are Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue and Italian Synagogue. Further you will see Jewish Apartments and Kamondo steps. The program of the tour differs on weekdays, on saturdays and sundays. You can check the details down below:

 

Tour  programs:

Monday – Friday: Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments and Kamondo Stairs.

Saturday: Outer visits to Schneidertemple Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Italian Synagouge, Jewish Apartments and Kamondo Stairs.

Sunday: Jewish Museum, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Neve Shalom Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagouge, Jewish Apartments and Kamondo Stairs.

Important Notes

Before attending this tour, to be able to get permission for entrance to Synagogues you need to make reservation 4 days prior to the tour day, otherwise inside visits of synagogues will not be on schedule. Passport copies are required – either bring them in – or fax them to our Office. This tour may not be applicable during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays.



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Half
Day
Tour

Hours
Start: 09.00am End: 12.30



Meeting
Pick-up from hotel.

Price Includes
Guiding, Transportation, Entrance Fees.


Remarks
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Jewish District and Bosphorus Cruise

Jewish District and Bosphorus Cruise

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Highlights

  • Explore Istanbul's Jewish districts
  • Visit synagogues, museums, Jewish Apartments and the Kamondo Steps
  • Cruise along the Bosphorus, the famous water in between the two continents; Europe and Asia
  • This tour is a combination of Jewish District and Bosphorus Cruise tour.

Overview

With this tour you will be visiting the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood, its museums, synagogues which are Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue and Italian Synagogue. Further you will see Jewish Apartments and Kamondo steps. You will end your tour with enjoying breathtaking landmarks of Istanbul from the seat of your cruise. The program of the tour differs on weekdays, on saturdays and sundays. You can check the details down below:

 

Tour  programs:

Monday – Friday: Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments and Kamondo Stairs.

Saturday: Outer visits to Schneidertemple Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Italian Synagouge, Jewish Apartments and Kamondo Stairs.

Sunday: Jewish Museum, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Neve Shalom Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagouge, Jewish Apartments and Kamondo Stairs.


Important Notes

Before attending this tour, to be able to get permission for entrance to Synagogues you need to make reservation 4 days prior to the tour day, otherwise inside visits of synagogues will not be on schedule. Passport copies are required – either bring them in – or fax them to our Office. This tour may not be applicable during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays.

 

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Full
Day
Tour

Hours
Start: 09.00am End: 17.00



Meeting
Pick-up from hotel.

Price Includes
Guiding, Transportation, Lunch and Entrance Fees.


Remarks
Entrance fees cover Jewish Museum, Synagogues, Cable Car and Bosphorus Cruise.

Jewish District Cruise Tour

  • Schedule: This tour is available everyday of the week.
  • Meeting: This tour includes a hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours
  • Confirmation: This tour is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • A chance to look at closely to cultural heritage of Jewish community of Ottoman Empire.
  • You won’t see only Jewish Museum and synagogues, you’ll also see the architectural mentality of Jewish community at Kamondo steps and apartments.
  • Galata where Jewish people lived who migrated from Spain to Ottoman Empire is waiting for you with its attractive cultural mosaic.

What to Expect

You’ll meet the guide at lobby of your hotel. Then your trip will begin. You’ll visit Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue.  You’ll see Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings from outside.

Most of Jewish people migrated to Ottoman Empire from Spain and Portgual because of religious pressure and Ottoman Empire was second homeland for them at that times. They came to nearby Galata and they became a different piece of multi-cultural Ottoman Empire. This tour makes you more well-informed about Jewish community in ıstanbul with architecture, religion and other work of arts.

You’ll see these places in this tour:

  • Jewish Museum
  • Ashkenazi Synagogue
  • Schneidertemple Synagogue
  • Georgian Synagogue
  • Neve Shalom Synagogue
  • Italian Synagogue
  • Jewish Apartments
  • Kamondo Buildings

What’s Included

  • Admission to Jewish Museum and synagogues.
  • Transportation
  • Guiding along the tour

What’s Not Included

  • Personal purchases
  • Public transportation
  • Lunch

Remarks

Tickets are for 1 use only

Please note that you have to make reservation 4 days before departure to able to visit synagogues.

Passport copies are required. You can also fax them to our office.

If you attend to this tour on Jewish and Muslim religious holidays,  tour may not be applicable.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel at the beginning of the tour and dropped off at Galata at the end of tour.

We underlined that this tour has different routes for weekdays and weekends. There are details below:

Program for Monday – Friday: Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings.

Program for Saturday: Outer visits to Schneidertemple Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings.

Program for Sunday: Jewish Museum, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Neve Shalom Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings.


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