Jewish District & Bosphorus Cruise with Pierre Loti Hill

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Jewish District & Bosphorus Cruise with Pierre Loti Hill

Explore the old existance of Jewish community around Galata, İstanbul. After a beautiful lunch, visit Pierre Loti Hill by using cable car. See the Golden horn with the panaromic tour and lastly enjoy your Bosphorus cruise.

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

Istanbul has had a vibrant Jewish community for more than 1,000 years. After the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet II encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. Over half a million Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul, the new immigrants settled mostly near Galata – a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn – where a Jewish community had existed since the early days of the Ottoman Era in Istanbul.

On this tour, you'll walk around Galata, exploring its intriguing streets full of colorful life. The tour includes synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Kamondo, and other Jewish heritage sites.

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

After a beautiful lunch on a Turkish Restaurant, you will first visit the Pierre Loti Hill with using cable car. You will have Panoromic Golden Horn Tour by bus. You take the boat and cruise for 90 minutes.

The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything en route. You will see the views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark near the Spice Bazaar and transfer 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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