Daily Istanbul Jewish Tour:
At 08:00am We transfer you from your hotel,from your cruise or Ataturk airport. After meet with your guide, first visiting to Galata Tower, in the Galata Region where, The oldest and most beautiful tower of Istanbul was constructed in 528 by the Emperor Justinian. The tower was damaged in 1261. In 1349 the Genoese have constructed a new tower on the site of the earlier tower. In 1446 the building was restored and supported by retaining walls. The tower measures 61m. From the ground and 140 m. From sea-level, The inner diameter is 8.95 m. While the walls have a thickness of 3.75m. Three floors of the tower are constructed in the style of the Genoese and the upper parts in the Turkish style. From the tower you have a magnificent view of the city of Istanbul. The Bosphorus, The Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn. Galata tower was the center of the old Jewish community.
Then we continue to visit JEWISH MUSEUM in Karakoy street, just near old Tunnel where you can see the Ottoman and Turkish telorance to the Jewish communnity in Turkey and it is also a unique and only one museum one of the Muslum country in the world. This museum is also belongs to 500 Hunreds Foundation in Istanbul. The Museum can be seen from Monday to Thursday between 10:00am to16:00pm.
We continue to see Neve Shalom Synagogue, the Askenazy Synagogue, and the Zulfaris Jewish Museum used once a synagogue. After having lunch, we drive to Balat section. In Balat (near Eyup) we visit to Star of David, appears ont the facade of some of the buildings in the area and during the tour we will continue to visit Ahrida Synagogue which was built in 1412, then visit Yanbol Synagogue, was a Jewish home for the ages, on the return road we will visit to Jewish Cemetary. Your transfer to hotel, your Ship or airport.
MEALS (Care Jewish Food): Be note that upon request we can arrange the recommended Kosher Restaurants in Istanbul. There are 5 Kosher restaurants available in Istanbul some located and serving in the Hotels 4 * Armada Hotel - 4* Cartoon Hotel (Sofra), Carne Restaurant in Ortakoy we can advice one or 2 of them. Breakfasts in the hotels.
Conditions: - Daily prayers start at 7:30 AMin all synagogues. - Upon request we can change the Synagogues name visits pre or post in the tour quotation. - Shabbat services start at 8:00 AM at all times. - Friday afternoon Shabbat services start according to sundown hours. Approximate hours can be found below. - If carrying a passport on Shabbat is not possible, please point this out when contacting the relevant Synagogue offices or Rabbinate. - For eating kosher in our city, please call the restaurant or in advance for reservations or call (within office hours) before 24 hours if you plan to eat in one of our social aid institutions.
(Jewish) Service Times for Synagogues: Very important: Please be Note that all passports number must send with ( number and full name in advance (at least 15 days before) to the relevant office and carry your passport with you for security checks during your visits to all synagogues.)