Jewish Heritage Tour (6 nights/7 Days)

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Tour Duration: 6 nights / 7 daysJewish Heritage Tour - 6 nights/7 days
Days of Operation: Private Tour
Destination(s): Turkey
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Year
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
*Overnight Place: 3 nights Istanbul, 3 nights Izmir

Jewish Heritage (6 nights/7 Days) Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Istanbul.

Arrive in Istanbul. Our transferman will be ready to meet you at Istanbul Airport upon your arrival. After we meet you at the airport, you will be transfered to your hotel. Time at leisure, stay overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: No meals.

Day 2: Istanbul.

After meet with your guide, visit to The Galata Tower, in the Galata Region where, you will enjoy magnificent view of Istanbul. The Bosphorus, The Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn. Galata tower was the center of the old Jewish community. Then we continue to visit Jewish Museum ( Monday to Thursday between 10:00am to 16:00pm) in Karakoy street, just near old Tunnel where you can see the Ottoman and Turkish telorance to the Jewish communnity in Turkey and it is also a unique and only one museum one of the Muslum country in the world.Then visit the Neve Shalom Synagogue or the Askenazy Synagogue. After having lunch, we drive to Balat where we will visit to Star of David, appears ont the facade of some of the buildings in the area and during the tour we will continue to visit Ahrida Synagogue which was built in 1412.After tour transfer back to your hotel.Stay overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 3: Istanbul.

Today we will explore some of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks and see why it is the only city in the world that truly bridges East and West, past and present. Visit the world-renowned Blue Mosque, built in 1616, and enjoy the rare beauty of its Iznik tiles and six minarets. Across the way.Then Hagia Sophia, built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian as the largest and most magnificent church in the Christian world. After lunch, it’s on to explore the worldly splendors of Topkapi Palace overlooking the bosporus, home of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. The oldest and largest of the remaining palaces in the world. Many of the Ottoman diplomats and court physicians were Jews and you’ll have the chance to walk in their footsteps, as you explore the lavish chambers and courtyards that comprise the Palace and their contents including the legendary harem, imperial thrones, costumes and precious jewels. The most famous inhabitant of the treasury is the pear-shaped 86 carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond, one of the largest in the world. The Grand Bazaar was built at the command of Fatih Mehmet shortly after the Conquest. It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls and 18 fountains. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel, time at leisure. Stay overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 4: Izmir.

Breakfast and check out from your hotel in the morning. Visit the Egyptian Bazaar known as Spice Market to taste the hundreds of lively colored spices; before embark on a ferry to start your cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, while sailing along the European and Asian shores enjoy viewing Ottoman Palaces, Fortresses, Ottoman wooden houses and Suspension bridges. After this lovely cruise, possibility of lunch in a restaurant along the Bosphorus. After lunch, take a flight to Izmir known in ancient times as Smyrna and has a 400-year-old Jewish community.Arrive in Izmir and check in to your hotel.Stay overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 5: Izmir Smyrna – Sardis.

After breakfast you will visit Beth Israel Synagogue which dating from 220 B.C.It is abundant in synagogues, of which you will visit the most important one this morning.Then drive on to Sardis, the ancient capital of Lydia. Here you will visit the remains of one of the world’s oldest synagogue’s, the Sardis Synagogue, first built in the 3rd century BC.After tour return to Izmir and enjoy wonderful Kordon offers the bests of the Aegean.Stay overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 6: Ephesus.

After breakfast we will have a full day to explore Ephesus, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity. It is the site of the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You will stroll the marble road past the Roman terrace houses, the Library of Celsus and the bath to the theater where Greek and Roman drama was performed and classical concerts still take place today. Inside the Ephesus Museum you’ll find many of the most famous relics of the ongoing excavations protected from the elements.After tour return to your hotel.Stay overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day 7: Departure to Istanbul

After visits transfer to the airport to take a back to Istanbul.Arrive in Istanbul and the end of our services.
Meals: Breakfast.
Notes: Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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