MarmaraTour



PRIVATE JEWISH HERITAGE OF TURKEY - 5 Nights / 6 Days


DAY 1 - ISTANBUL - ARRIVAL
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, Topkapi Palace Museum and the Grand Bazaar. (B)



DAY 3 – ISTANBUL
After beakfast in the hotel.Visit the Neve Shalom Synagogue, St.Sophia, once the greatest church of Byziantian empire, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome.Afternoon drive to Pera hill to visit Jewish Synagogues of Ashganazi (B)



DAY 4 – ISTANBUL / IZMIR / SARDIS
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir, ancient Smyrna.Upon arrival start touring 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,D)



DAY 5 - IZMIR / EPHESUS / IZMIR
Full day tour to visit the archeologicel site of ancient Ephesus with it’s marble streets, theater and baths, gymnasia. Among the ruins are Hebrew Signs and Symbols, reminders of the Jewish past of Ephesus.(B,D)



DAY 6 - IZMIR
After breakfast, private transfer to airport. (B)