Jewish District of Istanbul

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Jewish District of Istanbul

Let’s take a 3 hours walk on the colorful streets of Galata, Istanbul’s Jewish Quarter and learn about Jewish community living in Istanbul.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up Service from centrally located hotels


  • Wander around the colorful streets of Galata
  • See old photographs and documents that chronicle Jewish life in Istanbul at the Jewish Museum

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.



  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up Service from centrally located hotels
  • Drop-off Service

Meeting point

Pick up Service from centrally located hotels


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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Customer Reviews

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Bradley - February 01, 2019

Our tour was wonderful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant and engaged. She made the tour an unforgettable one. 

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