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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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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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We scheduled this private tour for the morning of our third day in Istanbul. Our guide and driver were great and picked us up promptly at our hotel. We were able to visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We scheduled this private tour for the morning of our third day in Istanbul. Our guide and driver were great and picked us up promptly at our hotel. We were able to visit the interiors of both the Ashkenazi Synagogue, and the Ahrida Synagogue. Neve Shalom, the Zulfaris Synagogue and the Jewish Museum were all closed although we were able... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We did this tour on our first day of a four day visit to Istanbul. As has been mentioned, before, Alp, although not Jewish is very knowledgeable about the Jewish culture, religious services, and Jewish society. As well as touring the synagogues, and even attending part of the morning service, Alp was able to give us insights in planning our... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Very well organized tour, pick-up (with luggage) very efficient. Visit to Synagogues and Museums very interesting and informative. Great guide (Tily) - offered insight into past and present life of Jewish people in Istanbul. We enjoyed the stop at the bakery for tea and pastry. In our opinion this was a tour well worth the time - operated by very... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We took the half day morning Jewish heritage tour of Istanbul on September 9th after having travelled in Turkey for 17 days. Our guide, Alp was superb. Knowlegable, pleasant, extremely well-informed. He grew up in the Balat neighborhood and took us to an amazing bakery as well as several synagogues and the Jewish Museum.I highly recommend this company and this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Firstly, the booking was simple, efficent and effective over the internet although it was extra for a Jewish guide. We were picked up promptly by her and her driver and way we went. It was worth every euro having her...she embodied Jewish life now in Turkey.. Highly educated and skilled, she took us to all the synagoguesand sights with a... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were coming to Istanbul and I realized that we had forgotten to include a Jewish heritage tour as part of our visit to this wonderful city. I contacted Istanbul Life Jewish Heritage Tours and after a few emails and a very easy payment process we were all set to go later that same week. Alp was our guide who... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our guide, Alp, was exceptional! He picked us up promptly at our hotel and we were off to discover our Jewish roots in Istanbul. We visited several synagogues, cultural museum, old Jewish quarter among sites and had delightful coffee break with delicious pastries. Not to be missed by those interested in finding Jewish culture in Istanbul. Great half day!

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Palo Alto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Can't say enough good things about our half day tour of the Jewish community. Saw three synagogues, the neighborhood of the first Sephardic immigrants from Spain, and enjoyed the Jewish museum as well. Our guide, Alp, was super knowledgeable and really helped us understand the community, its challenges and the color and flavor of Jewish history in Turkey. Highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family recently had enjoyed this amazing tour. Our guide, Alp, was extremely knowledgeable and informative and was great. We could not have asked for a better guide !! What an interesting tour. Highly recommended !!!

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Whenever I have clients visiting Istanbul, my tour company of choice is Istanbul Life. They do an outstanding Jewish Heritage Tour, covering all the historically important as well as current sites of interest. My clients have always been thrilled with their guides! I also use Istanbul Life for general Istanbul tours and again, they offer a quality of service which... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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