Jewish District and Bosphorus Cruise: Join us for a day combining two fascinating sides of Istanbul with a walk through the Jewish district and a cruise along the Bosphorous. Ta day to steep yourself into a rich, vibrant history and landscape while exploring this wondrous city.
On the northern bank of the Golden Horn, dive into a dynamic Jewish district with a long-standing history. Settled nearly 1000 years ago in the early days of the Ottoman Era, walk the colourful streets of Galata getting a feel for the culture and pulse of this energetic neighbourhood. Tour in and amongst beautiful sand stroll the stone streets lined with Jewish apartments. Experience the picturesque Jewish Museum and hear the amazing story of Abraham Kamondo as you make your way through the many Jewish heritage sites of Istanbul. Afterwards, make your way to the Bosphorous Sea.
First, climb Pierre Loti Hill by cable car and enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the city below. Enjoy the splendid sprawling scenery before boarding the boat and heading into the waters. While cruising along the shoreline, gaze at the views of the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace and the simplicity of the solitude of Leanders Tower. Remark at the expansive suspension bridges connecting the city, the grandeur of the Rumelihisar? Fortress, and the many fine seaside mansions. Finally, you'll wind down the delights of your day with a trip to the city's Spice Bazaar.
An opportunity to experience two unique sides of this captivating city on the sea, be drawn into the allure of Istanbul from both the ground of Galata's Jewish district and the amazing scenes along the water's edge of the Bosphorous.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 9.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am - 8:30am.
End/closing time: At 5pm - 5:30pm.
Others: To be able to get permission for entrance to Synagogues you need to make reservation 4 days prior to departure, otherwise inside visits of synagogues will not be on the schedule. Passport copies are required; either bring them in or fax them to our office. This tour may not be applicable during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays.