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SEPHARDIC HERITAGE

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Highlights: Istanbul- Izmir- Ephesus
Departure Location: Istanbul
Duration: 6 Days – 5 Nights
Departure Dates: All year around. Except on Saturday and Jewish religious holidays for Synagogues visits

ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Istanbul

Arrival to the Istanbul airport, assistance and transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 2: Istanbul

In the morning, visit the neighborhood of Galata where many of the Jews fleeing from Spanish Inquisition in 1492 settled.  Visit the Galata Tower, built by the Genoese in 1303.  Continue to Neve Shalom Synagogue, the biggest one in Istanbul, built in 1951 for the Sepharadic Jews.  In the afternoon, visit the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. (B,L)

 

Day 3: Istanbul

Visit of Balat district which has been the earliest neighborhood of the Jews from 1492 and on. Star of David can still be noticed on the facades of some of the buildings. Then visit Ahayim Jewish Hospital (also called the Balat Jewish Hospital), built in 1897; continue the tour with Ahrida Synagogue built over 500 years ago. In the afternoon, visit of Covered Bazaar. (B,L)

 

Day 4: Istanbul/ Izmir

Early flight to Izmir. On arrival, drive to Sardis, capital of Lydia. Visit the oldest synagogue there dating from the 3rd century BC ; an evidence of the Jewish community existence in West Anatolia in the ancient times with its capacity of 1000 people . Return to Izmir to visit Beth Israel Synagogue , one of the most important of the city. (B,L)

 

Day 5: Izmir

Depart for Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city of the antiquity to visit of its great theater, agora, baths, library of celsus, Temple of Artemis, St John and Museum.(B,L)

 

Day 6: Departure from Izmir

Transfer to airport. end of Sephardic Tours Turkey

 

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • Pick up from Istanbul Ataturk airport. Drop of Izmir International airport
  • Professional English speaking Official Tour Guide throughout tour
  • Entrance fees to the various sites
  • Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation on chosen category
  • Dinner in the hotels are may not include according to the chosen category
  • B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner as indicated schedule

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

 

  •  Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Domestic flights per itinerary
  • Tip to driver and tour guide
  • Anything unless specified being included

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