Istanbul Jewish Heritage

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Tour is rated as #13 in destination Istanbul

Explore the most popular Synagogues of Istanbul with an expert Jewish guide. Learn as Jews have not only found religious asylum in Turkey but also become part of its society and assumed important roles in different fields. Today over 26,000 Jewish people live in Turkey. The vast majority live in Istanbul. Luxury transportation, 4* accommodation, lunch in the local restaurant provided.


4 Star Hotel

Accommodation Type

The 5-Star hotel is available on request.


3 Days

Tour Style


Airport Transfer

Drop-Off, Pickup


International flights are NOT included



Level of Difficulty



Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as per itineraries

Tour Highlights

his is a customized 3 days package with Professional English Speaking Jews guide.
Visit the most important synagogues and learn the culture of Jews
Walk on the Istiklal Street (Grande Rue de Pera), once it says, a stroll along its length is a must
Taste typical Turkish food in local restaurants


2-night accommodation in Istanbul
Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
Admission fees for all sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
Transfer services from/to Airports on a private basis
Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle

Other Inclusions

Charges & Taxes, Tour Guide, Tickets & Entry Fees


Beverage with meals
Tips for the guides & drivers (0ptional)

Good to Know

Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, and shoes
Take your camera (without professional equipment)
There will be roughly 2mile walking during the tour.
The tour is not available on Fridays, Jewish, National, Religious holidays


Airconditioned Vehicle


NOT included


NOT Included


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Istanbul Jewish Heritage

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Upon arrival in Istanbul, the guide will greet you and drive to your hotel. After check-in leisure day to explore the city. Overnight in Istanbul.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Avicenna Hotel or similar.


Day 2: Jewish Heritage Tour (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel depart for first visiting the place to “Ashkenazi Synagogue” is favored for its imposing facade with three oriental arches and octagonal rosette windows. Inside, the floors are of marble, the lofty blue dome is painted with stars, and the elaborately worked ark of dark wood blends eastern European and Arabesque styles.
“Ahrida Synagogue” is in the Balat district, and is the oldest synagogue of Istanbul from the 1400s. The pulpit in the shape of Noah’s Ark is exceptional here. “Komando Staircase” is a graceful curved double staircase built in the nineteenth century on the order of the Kamondos, the Jewish community`s most prosperous family.
“Zulfaris Synagogue” is dating from 1671 and is presently being restored as a museum of Turkish Jewish life. After Lunch proceeds to. “Neve Shalom Synagogue” is where the Turkish Jews attend Shabbat prayers, weddings, and funerals. Our guide explains to us a few historical facts about the synagogue and the Turkish Jew’s history here. We view “Galata Tower” from outside which dominates Istanbul’s skyline since 1348. We wander through the daily life of picturesque Galata District viewing workshops, groceries, housewives hanging out laundry, children playing in the narrow streets, or making their way to and from school. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Avicenna Hotel or similar.


Day 3: Departure Day (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel, check out, and according to your flight time drive to Airport. End of the Service.

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  1. Chamika

    Tour Altinkum was very helpful at all times. Highly responsive and ensured that every change we made to airport transfers and hotel changes were adhered to. Very professional and would highly recommend to other travellers.

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    •Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show at specified meeting time.
    •The provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
    •Its highly recommended to make travel insurance for your holiday, as the provider can not be held responsible for the incident(s) which may occur during the tour.
    •Amendments caused by the flights are upon availability and may require a supplement fee.
    •Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.
    •The provider cannot be held responsible for letter mistakes that may occur from names forwarded to us for the purchase of flight tickets.
    Tax: Included
    Cancellation Policy: Hotels, Airport Transfers, Tours can be canceled without any penalties 3 days (s) prior to the first service date. Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.

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