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Istanbul Life Jewish Heritage Tours

Ishakpasa caddesi no 6 cankurtaran | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+905337385862
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Ranked #85 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We are doing Jewish Heritage Tours since 2007.and we are ready to help you.We have more than one tour options about Jewish Heritage Tour .Our agency... more » Owner description: We are doing Jewish Heritage Tours since 2007.and we are ready to help you.We have more than one tour options about Jewish Heritage Tour .Our agency is recommended in TripAdvisor by our clients « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our experience in all regards. It was easy to arrange by email, and Alp, our courteous and knowledgeable guide, arrived on time and spoke excellent English. We learned a great deal from him about both the history of the Jews of Turkey and also the history of Istanbul. The arrangements to visit the synagogues worked without any problems.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having toured much of the world and experienced many guides, Hakan and Alp exceeded all expectations and made possible a most memorable experience. Their hard work and pre planning gave me the opportunity to do things and learn things in Istanbul and of Istanbul it would be impossible to otherwise have accomplished. Courteous. Informative. Pleasant. Real pros but with a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We recently booked a half-day Jewish Heritage Tour online with this company after reading several reviews and not having to give a deposit. Not knowing what to really expect, our young guide, ALP, showed up at our hotel on time in a large, comfortable minivan. He was NOT Jewish but had extensive knowledge of the history of the Jews in... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We booked the full day tour for our first day in Istanbul from the US. All their communication was clear , correct and actually materialized as promised. Pick up at the hotel was on time, car was small but clean and comfortable. The most important was the personal. Hagan, our driver, was very good at his job and friendly. Our... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The tour was both interesting and meaningful ,revealing the long history of the Jews till current times. It was well organized and efficient without being rushed ,and we were greeted warmly by everyone we came in contact with at the various synagogues. Alp made it happen ,clearly knowing everyone ...both the Jewish staff and security staff. He knows his stuff... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My adult daughter and I had a marvelous tour to several synagogues and the Jewish Museum. We learned a great deal and really enjoyed our experience. Our guide, Alp, had a tremendous depth of understanding of Jewish life in the context of Istanbul, and Turkey. Our conversations with Alp, and with the driver, Hakan, shed further light on Jewish culture,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arranged the tour well in advance including requesting a kosher meal as we booked a full day. Our tour guide was Alp who I can not speak highly enough of. His English was exceptional and we were picked up on time which are the least of the compliments I have for him. His knowledge of Judaism was extraordinary which... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I enjoy taking this type of tour in each city we visit. I must say that our tour with Alp and his equally engaging driver Hakan was one of the most informative. Alp was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful delivery. On each stop we were all greeted in a warm, welcomed manner...a sign that Alp is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Booked upon the recommendation of Trip Advisor - Excellent tour, guide, driver. Comfortable van picked us up promptly as agreed at our hotel. Alp is an extremely knowledgeable, likeable guide. Well spoken. Respectful. Friendly. Although he is not Jewish, he was obviously known and carried himself respectfully in the synagogues and museum. He was truly interested in sharing his knowledge... More

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Istanbul
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A friend and I took the Jewish Heritage Tour yesterday in Istanbul. This was my second time and I really enjoyed the experience and the learning again. Hakan and Alp picked us up right on time and whisked us off to our first stop. Because of the rainy weather and the hills of the city, they drove us as close... More

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