Jewish Heritage Tours

Jewish Heritage Tours in Istanbul
For Visitors ;
Security in the Jewish community is very tight. An essential prelude to any visit to any synagogue in Turkey is contact with the Jewish Heritage tour company in Istanbul . They will ask you to complete a form giving details of a reference your adress in Turkey and the dates and times you wish to visit particular synagogues…

ISTANBUL
After the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in1453 , Sultan Mehmet II ( the Conqueor 1451-1481 ) encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. Jewish communities were invited to take up residence at Hasköy on the eastern bank of the Golden Horn. Under Sultan Beyazit II ( 1481-1512 ) Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves in the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul the new immigrants settled mostly near the Balat quarter on the western bank of the Golden Horn where a Jewish community had existed since Byzantine times. Jews also settled in villages along the western shore of the Bosphorus….

GALATA
The area around the Galata Tower in Beyoglu is of prime interest to visitors touring the Jewish interest sites. The neighborhood has bustling street life the synagogues have great historical and artictic value,and all sites are within easy walking distance of one another.

BALAT
This is another of the quarters in which Jews were settled after their expulsion from Spain enlarging a community which had lived here since Byzantine times. Today Balat is a working-class district on the shores of the Golden Horn.

1- Half Day Jewish Morning Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul
Half Day Jewish Morning Tour in Istanbul Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! A ) Advance Reservation Req More info
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2 – Half Day Jewish Afternoon Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul
Half Day Jewish Afternoon Tour in Istanbul Galata – Balat – Fener – Ortakoy       Except Saturday an More info
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3 – Full Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul
Full Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul Galata – Karakoy – Balat – Fener – Ortakoy Except Saturday More info
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4 – Half Day Jewish & Half Day Sultanahmet Tour

Istanbul
Half Day Jewish & Half Day Sultanahmet Tour – Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! – A ) Advance Rese More info
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5 – Half Day Jewish Heritage & Half Day Bosphorus Tour

Istanbul
Half Day Jewish Heritage & Half Day Bosphorus Tour – Except Saturday and Sunday !!!! – A ) Advan More info
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