JEWISH HERITAGE (The Quincentennial of Sepharads)
(Private Tour / Half or Full Day) Except Saturday & Sunday
THE STORY OF TURKISH JEWS who were deported from Spain in 1492 living in Türkiye more than 500 years in peace & harmony
Start after breakfast for a tour in GALATA, the centuries-old Jewish neighborhood with its famous tower built by the Genoese. Visit to NEVE SHALOM SYNAGOGUE or ASHKENAZ SYNAGOGUE (according to availability). Drive to BALAT along the GOLDEN HORN, residential area of the Ottoman Jews where the “Star of David” still appears on the facades of some buildings. Visit to the AHRİDA SYNAGOGUE, built in the 15th century and the JEWISH HOSPITAL (Or-Ahayim) from outside.
Visit to the ZÜLFARİS JEWISH MUSEUM of the Quincentennial Foundation, and the “Oldies House” at Hasköy. The JEWISH CEMETERY where the martyrs of Neve Shalom are buried. Stop at Ortaköy, first disembark point of the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain by the religious disturbance of the Spanish King and Queen, desperate on the ships in the middle of the sea, not being accepted by any European countries, except the Ottoman Sultan Bayezit Khan II., who welcomed them offering a safe and peaceful life. Last visit to ETZ-AHAYİM SYNAGOGUE.
Half Day Tour (ends with Jewish Hospital) Full Day Tour (lunch included)
1 guest : € 175.- 1 guest : € 225.-
2 guests: € 95.- / person 2 guests: € 115.- / person
3 guests: € 75.- / person 3 guests: € 95.- / person
4 guests: € 65.- / person 4 guests: € 85.- / person
5 guests: € 60.- / person 5 guests: € 80.- / person
6 guests: € 55.- / person 6 guests: € 75.- / person
* Pictured page photocopy of the passports is needed in advance for visit permits.
Tour Includes: Round trip transfers, A/C private transportation, professional guidance, entrance fees, lunch in the full day tour and V.A.Tax (18%); excludes drinks. Please inform us if you' d like to have kosher meal or to upgrade your restaurant.