Jewish District & Bosphorus Cruise with Pierre Loti Hill

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Jewish District & Bosphorus Cruise with Pierre Loti Hill

Let’s walk together on the colorful streets of Galata and learn about Jewish community living in Istanbul. Then see Pierre Loti Hill and join a Bosphorus Tour.

Duration: 8 Hours
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Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Wander around the colorful streets of Galata
  • See old photographs and documents that chronicle Jewish life in Istanbul at the Jewish Museum
  • See beautiful views of the waterway on the Bosphorus Cruise
  • Travel up Pierre Loti Hill by cable car to enjoy views of the Golden Horn below

Full Description

Since the early days of the Ottoman Era, there is a vibrant Jewish community living in Istanbul. After Sultan Mehmet II conquered Istanbul, he encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. Most of the immigrants settled near Galata, a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn.

On this tour, we will walk around colorful streets of Galata, where you can take great pictures while you’re walking. We will see synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments and other Jewish heritage sites. Next, we will be listening to the amazing story of Abraham Kamondo from a magnificent guide.

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

After having a lunch break on a Turkish Restaurant, , we will visit the Pierre Loti Hill with using cable car and we will have Panoromic Golden Horn Tour by bus. Then, we will be taking a boat tour for 90 minutes.

Our guide will be explaining us everything on the route while we enjoy the great view of the shores Bosphorus. We will see Dolmabahçe Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus on the route. Finally, the boat will disembark near the Spice Bazaar and you will be transfered to your hotel.

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Includes

  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick-up and Drop-off Service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Refreashments

Meeting point

Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • Please bring copies of your passport or fax them to the number on your voucher.
  • To be able to get permission to enter the synagogues you need to make reservations 4 days prior to departure, otherwise visits inside the synagogues will not be included on the schedule.
  • This tour may not run during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays.
  • This tour will not run on Saturdays and Sundays.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Thomas - February 03, 2019

Excellent tour and views! The guide was a very nice person, thanks! :)

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