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Jewish Heritage Tour

Turkey

Take a walk with us through the rich Jewish heritage of Istanbul, one of the planet’s most culturally diverse cities. Wander the lanes of the old-Jewish quarter of Balat, one of the city's most charming neighbourhoods where the Sultan welcomed exiles from the Spanish Inquisition.

Discover the 15th Century ​​wonder of the Ahrida Synagogue. Marvel at its ancient furnishings, including a unique bimah (pulpit) shaped like the prow of a ship, said by many to represent Noah’s Ark. Following that, let our knowledge guide introduce you to the visual treats on display at Istanbul's fascinating Jewish Museum.

Finish your tour with an exploration of the area surrounding the Galata Tower, one of the city’s most historic Jewish enclaves, an area that until the late 20th Century still rang with the sound of Ladino, the beautiful mix of Judeo-Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews. Once complete you will be returned to your hotel by private transfer.

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