Mergulhe na fascinante história e cultura judaica de Istambul nesta excursão privada pelos locais judeus e sinagogas da cidade . Com um guia local particular, bem-informado, entre por baixo da proeminente Torre de Gálata, visite a Sinagoga Asquenaz e a Sinagoga Etz Ahayim, e faça uma excursão ao Museu Judaico da Turquia (conhecido como Sinagoga Zülfaris). Você conhecerá a vasta herança judaica de Istambul desde os tempos bíblicos, passando pelos impérios romano, bizantino e otomano até os dias de hoje.
This tour was so fantastic! From meeting us in a huge gold mini van at the port where our cruise ended, to bringing us to our hotel afterwards, it was luxurious and showed great hospitality. Our guide had arranged for us in advance to visit inside two synagogues and with all the security it is clear we could not have done this on our own. She knew quite a lot about the history of Jews in the Ottoman Empire and had spent a few months on a kibbutz in Israel. She knew her stuff. We started with a visit to Galata tower, which was beyond what was advertised. That gave us a terrific orientation to Istanbul. We saw five synagogues all together in real working class neighborhoods, and we felt like the only tourists on the street. It was so special! We stopped for coffee in a neighborhood shop that had so much character. It was really a remarkable experience, worth very penny!
Tour interesting. Guide knew his history of Istanbul. Knew a lot about the synagogues etc, but was not Jewish so perhaps we missed some of what life inTurkey was like before and after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
we did a Jewish heritage tour.
we visited a couple of synagogues and the Jewish Museum, which were interesting
we did not get many details about the history of the Jews in Istanbul or Turkey, how or where they live now, their contribution to the current community, how many Jews live in Istanbul.
thus I was very disappointed with the tour
The half day tour could have been completed in 2 hours. Two synagogues..... Synagogues actually charged us to go in rather than wait for tzeduka. I was very surprised. Perhaps the Jewish museum could have been added to the tour, or another synagogue?
Very interesting and we enjoyed it a lot. It would have been even better if the guide was Jewish or knew more personally about the Jewish community, past and present, but he still did a very good job. It was great having an air conditioned car to take us around.