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Istanbul Life Jewish Heritage Tours

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Address: Ishakpasa caddesi no 6 cankurtaran | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905337385862
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Description: We are doing Jewish Heritage Tours since 2007.and we are ready to help...
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
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My husband and I had a wonderful time on this private Jewish Heritage tour in July 2012. Our guide was very nice, spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable! We liked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time on this private Jewish Heritage tour in July 2012. Our guide was very nice, spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable! We liked our experience so much that we also booked an excursion to experience the whirling dervish a few days later. I highly recommend this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had excellent service from Hakan as well as a wonderful guide, Alp. We were a party of only my wife and I, but we were treated like royalty! All is very informative and helpful! He attended to our every need. After a tour of the historical Jewish sites, we stopped at Spice market for some free samples from some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I had read some good reviews on Trip Advisor about the Istanbul Life Jewish Heritage Tours, but still was somewhat skeptical. This skepticism shortly disappeared after the start of the tour. John was extremely knowledgeable about Jewish history pertaining to Turkey and taught my wife and I a great deal. He was very patient with all our inquiries and went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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