Jewish Heritage of Istanbul Shore Excursion

Jewish Heritage of Istanbul Shore Excursion
Jewish Heritage of Istanbul Shore Excursion
Jewish Heritage of Istanbul Shore Excursion
Jewish Heritage of Istanbul Shore Excursion

Everyday/except Fridays(Allyear round)
Reservation Requirements:
Please enter name of your Cruise Port the Ship Name and Arrival/Departure Hours at the time of the booking.
Departure Point:
Istanbul ports
Departure Days:
Weekdays (except Fridays & Jewish, National, Religious holidays)
Ending Point:
Returns to the original departure point.
The guide will be holding a sign with the lead passenger name written on it.
8-9 hours (approx.)
Service basis:
Sit in private vehicle
Additional Info:
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•Photocopy of the passport page with photo is needed in advance (4 days) for visit permits.
•Passports required compolsory for security during the tour

Available Language(s):
•Local tour guide (Monolingual)
Included Services:
•Admission fees to the museums & sights mentioned in the itinerary,
•Neve Shalom compulsory donation fee,
•Licensed Jewish Heritage Expert - English/Spanish speaking private guiding service,
•Private pick up and drop off services from/to Istanbul port,
•Meal as planed in the itinerary
Excluded Services:
•Beverage with meal.
•Donations to other Synagogues (customary/optional),
•Entrance to Galata Tower,
•Personal expenses

What’s Unique:

Enjoy a FULL DAY guided Jewish Heritage of Istanbul Shore Excursion, where the Judeo heart of Turkish history beats.


"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 1400s. The pulpit in the shape of Noahs Ark is exceptional here. "Kamondo 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. We have "free time for lunch" near Beyoglu, Taksim Square. "Neve Shalom Synagogue" is where the Turkish Jews attend Shabbat prayers, weddings and funerals. Our guide explains us about few historical facts about the synagogue’s 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 cruise port.

•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.

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