Istanbul Jewish Heritage Tour

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Pickup offered

Will pick you up from your accommodation.

Total Price: $ 249

Istanbul Jewish Heritage Tour

Explore the streets of Galata on this tour of Istanbul’s Jewish Quarter and learn more about the thriving Jewish community of Istanbul. Visit the Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Neve Shalom, Ahrida Synagogue and more.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul in the early morning and the tour will commence.

  • Admire old photographs and documents that chronicle Jewish life in Istanbul at the Jewish Museum
  • Learn about Jewish financier Count Abraham Camondo and his role in Ottoman history and the Jewish community
  • Explore the colourful streets and sites of Galata
  • Visit the Jewish Synagogues

At the end of tour, we will drop you off to your hotel.


  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • All Local Taxes


  • Personal Expenses
  • Food & Drinks

Ahrida Synagogue

Ahrida Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Istanbul, located in Balat, which was a once thriving Jewish settlement that expanded in the 17th century. Named the Ahrida Synagogue after a town in Macedonia of which many of its congregation travelled from during Byzantine times. A key feature of Ahrida is its Bima (pulpit), which is in the shape of the prow of a ship and is said to symbolise Noah's Ark. The Ahrida was badly damaged by a fire in the late 17th century and later rebuilt in the Baroque style of the Tulip Period.

Ashkenaz Synagogue

Founded by Jews of Austrian descent in 1900, this is the last remaining synagogue from a total of three built by Ashkenazim (the population of Ashkenazi Jews accounts for four per cent of the total Jewish population in Turkey). Close to Galata Tower, the synagogue has an imposing facade, with three Oriental arches and octagonal rosette windows. The interior has marble floors, a dome decorated with the Stars of David, and an ark of dark wood, which is a blend of eastern European and Arabesque styles.

We do have special discount for +6 people. Please contact with our travel agent from chat to recieve 15% discount.

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