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Jewish Heritage and Synagogue Tour in Istanbul


Jewish Heritage Tour reservation.
Special Permission is required to go inside the Synagogues !
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Child / 2-12 Age


Jewish Heritage and Synagogue Tour in Istanbul

Duration: 4 Hours Private Tour.
Location: Pickup Service from Hotel.
Language: Available in English. ( Professional Licenced Tour Guide )

Discover the rich history of Jewish culture in our this private guided tour in Istanbul. Explore old Jewish synagogues and learn about Istanbul’s historical Jewish heritage. Enjoy visits to famous sites like Fener – Balat Area  – Galata and the Jewish Museum of Turkey to grasp the depth of Jewish people’s history from ancient times through Roman, Byzantine,  Ottoman empires to Turkish republic.

Programme ;

Istanbul Jewish Tour Programme
Pickup from The Hotel or Cruise Port
Ashkenazi Synagogue visit
Galata Quarter Visit
Walking in Fener – Balat jewish Quarter
Ahrida Synagogue Visit
Yanbol Synagogue ( Optional )
Tea / Coffe Break in a local Patisserie
Neve Shalom Synagogue
Jewish museum
Rustempasa Mosque Visit ( Optional )
Local Markets or Spice Bazaar Visit ( Optional )
End of the Tour and Return Back to hotel

Important Information ;
Due to security reasons; we need to inform the visitors arrival to the Synagogues and get a special permission from the rabbinate. In order to do this we need the passport copies of each guests, hotel adresses & get permission to enter the synagogues.

What is Included ;
Transportation by private deluxe air-conditioned Mercedes Minivan
Driver and professional licensed tour guide ( Mr. Alp )
Entrance fees
Gas and parking fees
Local taxes

What to bring
Passport or ID card

Receive a full refund for cancellations done 7 days before the experience date.
Your experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Here is our adres :

Google Maps :

Bazaar Turkey – Les Arts Turcs

Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk.
No: 19 Floor : 3 (Behind The Underground Cistern) Sultanahmet 34110
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact = +905442201022 ( Mr. Alp )

The Ashkenazi Synagogue
Located near the Galata Tower, it is the only active Ashkenazi Synagogue open to visits and prayers. Founded Ashkenazim of Austrian origin in 1900, it is the last remaining synagogue among a total of three built Ashkenazim. Visits con be made during weekday mornings and for Shabbat services on Saturday mornings.

The Neve Shalom Synagogue
Built and opened in 1951 and the scene of a tragic terrorist attack in 1986, it is the largest synagogue in Istanbul where most of the religious ceremonies are held. The Neve Shalom is open to the public for morning visits during the weekdays and for Shabbat prayers every Saturday morning.

The Ahrida Synagogue
Located in Balat near the Golden Horn, built Jews of Ohri (Macedonia) more than 550 years ago and recently renovated during the Quincentennial Celebrations in 1992, the Ahrida Synagogue is known foremost its boat-shaped bimah. It can only be visited during weekday mornings.

Etz Ahayim Synagogue
Located in Ortakoy, near the European leg of the Bosphorus Bridge. When the previous synagogue burned down in 1941 with only the marble Aron-ha-Kodesh remaining, the new synagogue was rebuilt on the location of the then midrash. Visits can be made with previous appointments and both weekday and Shabbat services can be attended likewise.

Other Synagogues in Istanbul

Hemdat Israel – Haydarpasa
Yenikoy Synagogue
Bet Avraam Synagogue –Sirkeci
Bakirkoy Synagogue
Bet Israel Synagogue –Sisli
Yanbol Synagogue
Kal Kados Corapci Han Synagogue
Italian Synagogue

1 review for Jewish Heritage and Synagogue Tour in Istanbul

  1. lesartsturcs

    Jennifer G
    Washington DC, DC3 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Solo
    Alp is a fantastic tour guide!! He is so knowledgeable about Jewish history and culture in Turkey, and he took the time to take me to a variety of synagogues. We had a great time and I highly recommend this tour! Thank you!

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