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 Religious Tours Turkey

Jewish Heritage of Turkey

 5 Nights / 6 Days

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Departures daily

 Day 1 : Istanbul  
Transfer from the airport to your centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or begin your exploration of this
fascinating city.

Day 2 : Istanbul  
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a tour of Jewish Istanbul. You will see the old Jewish Quarter of Balat
where the Star of David appears on the facades of some buildings. A visit to the Ahrida Synagogue, built over 500 years ago. Afternoon visit the Archeological Museum, Topkapı Palace Museum and the Grand Bazaar. (B)

 Day 3 : Istanbul
After breakfast visit St.Sophia, once the greatest church of Byzantine empire, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. Afternoon drive to Pera hill to visit Jewish Synagogues of Ashganazi and Neve Shalom. (B)

Day 4 : Istanbul - Izmir - Sardis
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir (not included in price), ancient Smyrna. Upon arrival private transfer to your city center hotel. In Izmir visit Beth Israel Shar Ashmain Synagogue and then drive to Sardis, the ancient capital of Lydia to visit the synagogue from the
Roman Period. Return to Izmir for overnight. (B,L)  

Day 5: Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir 
Full day tour to visit the archeological site of ancient Ephesus with its marble streets, theater, baths and gymnasia. Among the ruins are Hebrew signs and symbols, reminders of the Jewish past of Ephesus.(B,L)

  Day 6 : Izmir
After breakfast, private transfer to airport. (B)

2018 PRICES  on Request
minimum 2 passengers traveling on the same date

* Price excludes domestic flights within Turkey ( Approx. $190 per flight)