Some Synagogues may
not be accessible at the time of your tour. Please ask us.
We need your passport copies by email or fax for Synagogues
on this tour.
You can request Jewish
Guides in Istanbul and Izmir upon availablity.
Arrive Istanbul airport. Meet and greet. Transfer to hotel.
Morning visit to a Jewish neighborhood, Galata. You will see
the Galata tower built by the Genoese in 1303. Visit the
local synagogues, Neve Shalom and the Askenazy Synagogue.
After lunch, visit the Hippodrome, a 3rd century site, where
chariots raced during the Roman period. Visit the Blue
Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and six minarets. Visit
St. Sophia, a world heritage site built in the 6th century.
Depart from hotel for a visit of the Balat neighborhood
where you will see the star of David appearing on building
facades. Visit the 15th Ahrida and the Yanbol Synagogues.
Visit the Jewish home for the elderly along the Golden Horn.
After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace, its priceless
collection of jewels, and the Grand Covered Bazaar. (B)
Take a visit to the Egyptian Spice Market, and Bosphorus
boat tour, viewing the beautiful palaces and the European
and Asian shorelines. After lunch drive over the bridge to
the Asian side to visit the synagogues in Kuzguncuk and
Uskudar. Then take in the panoramic view of the city from
the highest hill in Istanbul, Camlica Hill. (B)
Istanbul - Izmir
Transfer to Istanbul airport for morning departure to Izmir.
Transfer to hotel. Visit one of the local synagogues in
Izmir, where the Jewish community dates back more than 2000
years. Visit the castle of Alexander the Great and the
Izmir - Priene - Miletus - Ephesus - Izmir
Early morning departure for a visit to two of the ancient
Ionian cities with synagogues, Priene and Miletus. Visit the
ancient city of Ephesus and its Celsus Library, the theater,
the Roman baths, the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven
Wonders of the ancient world). Return to Izmir for
Izmir - Sardis - Izmir
Morning departure to Sardis, the capital of ancient Lydia.
View the significant ruins of the Acropolis. Visit the
Temple of Cybele and Diana, which later became a church. See
the golden river Pactalos and the Royal Road. Then visit the
reconstructed Synagogue, the Gymnasium and the new
excavation area. Return to Izmir for overnight. (B)
Izmir - End
Transfer to Izmir airport for departure. (B)
7 nights at 4 star hotels •
Services of professional English •
speaking tour guide. •
Comprehensive sightseeing as •
specified in the program. •
Daily breakfast •
Transportation in Turkey by A/C •
van or A/C deluxe motorcoach •
depending on the size of the •
All entry fees to the sites & •
Local taxes & service charges. •
Baggage handling at the hotels.
• Drinks and meals which are not •
listed at the itinerary
• All personal expenses
• Turkish Visa Fee
• Tips to the tour guide and driver