(NOTE: We will need to have, in advance, your full name, birthday, and passport number, in order to obtain the special permission for visiting the Synagogues in Istanbul).
Your tour of Sephardic history begins at the Galata Quarter. (You will also get to visit a visit the famous Galata Tower). The first stop will be at the Neve Shalom Synagogue. Afterwards, you will see the Ashkenazy Synagogue; before stopping at the Zulfaris Synagogue, which also serves as The Turkish Jewish Museum. After a stopover for Lunch, drive to Balat on the shores of Kagithane River, or Halic (The Golden Horn); you will visit the restored Abrida (Achrida) Synagogue, and then the Jewish Cemetery. There will be a shopping opportunity before your return.