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Galata Jewish District Walking Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    TravelShopTurkey

  • Locations

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $56 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00am - 1:00pm

  • Starting Location

    Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul.

  • Price Includes

    Pick up transfer to/from your hotel in Istanbul; Guided walking tour of Galata; Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach; Professional English-speaking tour guide.

Highlights

  • Walk in Galata and find yourself immersed in this amazing culture full of life.
  • Hear amazing stories of locals such as Abram Kamondo, whose heritage is now part of today's tour.
  • You will visit major Synagogues, Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, along with other major Jewish sites.

Trip Info

For more than 1000 years Istanbul has been home to a vibrant Jewish community. After the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet II encouraged immigration to re-populate the city. Over half a million Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul, the new immigrants settled mostly near Galata – a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn – where a Jewish community had existed since the early days of the Ottoman Era in Istanbul.

Your adventure awaits!

TravelShopTurkey

TravelShop Turkey is dedicated to providing the utmost in quality and service. Our team of travel professionals all bring individual areas of expertise and this knowledge goes into each of our tours. TravelShop Turkey is a member of TURSAB (Turkish Travel Agents Association), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and ETOA (European Tour Operators Association). We are registered under TravelShop Turkey & Murti's Tour Alliance Group, licence number is 5291. We have certificates of excellent from Trip Advisor, the Century International Quality ERA in the GOLD category, and from Ceneva and Corporate Excellence Award in Travel & Tourism.

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