Full Day Private Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul


Are you ready to discover the rich Jewish Heritage of Istanbul?

Explore Istanbul’s Jewish Heritage from the early days to the present on a private tour with us.

Full Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul

Karakoy – Fener – Balat – Ortakoy

    Except Saturday and Sunday ! 


Synagogue Visits In Istanbul

Jewish community have lived in the geographic area of Asia Minor for more than 2,400 years. In the later Middle Ages, Ashkenazi Jews migrating to the Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire supplemented the original Jewish population of Asia Minor. At the end of the 15th century, a large number of Sephardic Jews fleeing persecution in Spain and Portugal settled in Asia Minor on the invitation of the Ottoman Empire.

Despite emigration during the 20th century, modern day Turkey continues a Jewish population.The present size of the Jewish Community is estimated at around 26,000 according to the Jewish Virtual Library. The vast majority live inIstanbul, with a community of about 2,500 in İzmir and other smaller groups located in the rest of Turkey.

Sephardic Jews make up approximately 96% of Turkey’s Jewish population, while the rest are primarily Ashkenazic.Turkish Jews are still legally represented by the Hahambasi, the Chief Rabbi. Rav Izak Haleva, is assisted by a religious Council made up of a Rosh Bet Din and three Hahamim. Thirty-five Lay Counselors look after the secular affairs of the Community and an Executive Committee of fourteen, the president of which must be elected from among the Lay Counselors, runs the daily affairs.


Those are the Synagogues that we will visit during this tour.

08 : 30 Am Pick up from your place
09 : 00 Am Ashkenazi Synagogue for Morning Service
09 : 20 Am Galata Quarter Visit and Kamondo Steps
09 : 50 Am Balat Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
10 : 00 Am Ahrida Synagogue
10 : 20 Am Tea / Coffe Break in a Local Patisserie
11 : 00 Am Ortakoy Etz Ahayim Synagogue
11 : 30 Am Ortakoy Area & Bosphorus View Walking
12 : 15 Pm Lunch in La Casa de Barinyurt or Another restaurant in Istanbul
13 : 00 Pm Beth Israel Synagogue ( If they give us permission )
13 : 40 Pm Visit Jewish Museum
14 : 30 Pm Neve Shalom Synagogue
15 : 30 Pm Local Markets or Spice Bazaar Visit
16 : 15 Pm – 16 : 30 pm End of the Tour and Return Back to your place


Pick up Drop Off


English speaking Tour Guide

Transportation with a deluxe air conditioned vehicle


Personal Expenses

Tipping To the guide and the driver


2 – 3  Guest
275 USD Per Person
4 – 6 Guest
250 USD Per Person
7 – 10 Guest
175 USD Per Person
11 – More Guest
135 USD Per Person
1 Guest
550 USD Per Person