In 1450s, Sultan Mehmet II (Fatih Sultan Mehmed) encouraged immigrants to settle in the newly conquered Constantinople (Istanbul). Jews from Greece, Portugal and Spain were welcomed in the city. Many of them began to form communities in the region known as Galata today. Explore the rich history of Jewish life in this neighborhood with a guide on this 4-hour tour. Visit some important places of the Jewish quarter.

Departure days : Every day

Starting time : 09.00 AM

End Time : 12:30 PM

Duration : 03:30 hours

– All tour operators MUST RESERVE this tour 4 DAYS before each visitor gets prior permission.
-Each person makes a copy of their passport.
-Tour may not be done during Muslim and Jewish holidays
Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim region. Pick-up with these vehicles, which should be preferred, may incur additional charges. If you have any questions, talk to our team.

Day 1
The Jewish Turks Museum

The Jewish Turks Museum was established in 2001 in Istanbul to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Seferad Jews. You will find video and audio recordings, objects and archival photos in the museum which tells the history of the Jews who lived in Istanbul. In order to enter the building, our guests need to bring their ID with them. Today, this museum has been moved to a new place within the Neve Shalom Synagogue.

Day 2
Neve Shalom Synagogue

Neve Shalom Synagogue comes from the name “Oasis of Peace” and was built in the 1940s with the rapid increase of the Jewish population in the Galata Neighborhood. This synagogue’s dome is designed for the impressive glass chandelier in the main room. The synagogue began to wear out over time, but it never lost its perfection.

Day 3
The Ashkenazi Synagogue

The Ashkenazi Synagogue was built in 1909 by the Ashkenazi Jews, close to the Galata Tower. In the building, there is a large chandelier from Vienna and its design has features borrowed from Ottoman architecture which added beauty to its beauty because everyone respected Ottoman architectural art.

Day 4
The Schneider Temple

The Schneider temple was built in 1894 by the group of Ashkenazi Jews, the Jewish Tailors Association called ‘Schneider’ (meaning the Tailor). The building, which used to serve as a temple and now an art gallery, is a must-visit. You will also have the opportunity to see the Italian Synagogue, Jewish apartments and Kamondo Buildings from outside


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

Doesn't Include:

  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Drinks at lunch
How Can I Book this tour?

Please fill the booking request form. Our team will get back to you within 4 hours. The tour will be confirmed by Moonstar Tour after the reception of the payment online.

Cancellation Policy:

You may modify or cancel a tour up to three (3) days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. There is ful refund of your payment for any cancellation prior to 3 days before tour departure. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is no refund. Please ask before reservating.

Payment Policy:

We request min %15 deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan. The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit cart at the end of the tour. We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments credit card. And there is %50 children discount for ages between 05-08. We do not charge for ages between 0-04.

Why Us ?

As Moonstar Tour, we are one of the most reliable and quality travel agencies in the region. We guarantee that you will leave your tour happy

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