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Tour Code LRT 153/A Istanbul Jewish HeritageTour (Daily)
Full day tour in centuries-old Jewish neighborhood, Galata, with its tower built by the Genoese.
Visit Neve Shalom Synagogue & Ashkenaz Synagogue, drive to Balat along the Golden Horn where the Star of David appears on the facades of some buildings. Visit to Ahrida Synagogue, built in the 15th century. If required, lunch at Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim).
Visit to the special "Exhibition of the Quincentannial Foundation" about the Jews in Turkey, upon private rendezvous, and the Jewish Cemetery, where the martyrs of Neve Shalom are buried. Last stop at Ortaköy, first disembark point of Sepharads, welcommed by the Ottoman Sultan, and visit to Etz-Ahayim Synagogue.
Tour Code LRT 153/B Istanbul Jewish Heritage Tour (5 Days)

1st day, Wednesday - Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul..Meet your guide and driver and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.

2nd day, Thursday - Istanbul
After breakfast, visit Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia.After Lunch, visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul.

3rd day, Friday - Istanbul
Visit Pera, the Galata quarter and Galata Tower, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue and the Zülferis Synagogue and Museum. Following a lunch break in Galata, continue to the Golden Horn to visit Ahrida Synagogue in Balat, Chora Church and Pierre Loti Hill in Eyup. Overnight in Istanbul.

4th day, Saturday - Istanbul
You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services.
The day is at leisure.

5th day, Sunday - Home
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.
 
Tour Code LRT 153/C Istanbul Jewish Heritage Tour (6 Days)

1st day, Tuesday - Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul. Meet your guide and driver and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.

2nd day, Wednesday - Istanbul
After breakfast, visit Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia.
After Lunch, visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul.

3rd day, Thursday - Istanbul
Visit the Spice Market and Rustempasa Mosque, followed by a cruise by ferry through the Bosphorus, by which you will also be served lunch, at a fisherman's village named Ortakoy. In the afternoon, explore the opulent 19th century Dolmabahce Palace.
Overnight in Istanbul.

4th day, Friday - Istanbul
Visit Pera, the Galata quarter and Galata Tower, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue and the Zülferis Synagogue and Museum. Following a lunch break in Galata, continue to the Golden Horn to visit Ahrida Synagogue in Balat, Chora Church and Pierre Loti Hill in Eyup.
Overnight in Istanbul.

5th day, Saturday - Istanbul
You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services.
The day is at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul. 

6th day, Sunday - Home
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.
 
Tour Code LRT 153/D Izmir Jewish Heritage Tour (Daily)

This morning visit the Senora Synagogue (if possible) and Havra Street in Izmir where Jewish immigrants settled in 1492.
You'll continue on to Sardes, where you'll visit one of the important historical cities of western Anatolia, the capital of the Lydian State. Sardes has rich architectural works reflecting its magnificent past. You'll see the Temple of Artemis, the mint house where coins were made, the gold purifying center, shops, gymnasium and the synagogue which was once one of the largest in history, built first in the 4th century BC.
Overnight in Izmir.
 
Tour Code LRT 153/E Izmir Jewish Heritage Tour (2 Days)

1st day - Ephesus

Start from your hotel or from the airport for the visit of the world famous great Ionian city of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final days, Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John and The Ephesus museum.Drive back to the hotel.

2nd day - Izmir
This morning visit the Senora Synagogue (if possible) and Havra Street in Izmir where Jewish immigrants settled in 1492. You'll continue on to Sardes, where you'll visit one of the important historical cities of western Anatolia, the capital of the Lydian State. Sardes has rich architectural works reflecting its magnificent past. You'll see the Temple of Artemis, the mint house where coins were made, the gold purifying center, shops, gymnasium and the synagogue which was once one of the largest in history, built first in the 4th century BC.
 
Tour Code LRT 153/F Istanbul - Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Istanbul (13 Days)

1st day, Tuesday - Istanbul
Arrival.

2nd day, Wednesday - Istanbul
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.
Overnight in Istanbul.

3rd day, Thursday - Istanbul
Visit the famous Spice Market, transfer to the pier, take a cruise along the Bosphorus. Lunch in a fish restaurant with the beautiful view of Bosphorus. Visit Topkapi Palace, its priceless collection of jewels and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul.

4th day, Friday - Istanbul
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.
Overnight in Istanbul.

5th day, Saturday - Istanbul
You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services. The day is at leisure.

6th day, Sunday - Istanbul - Cappadocia
Transfer to the airport for the early flight to Cappadocia. Visit Soganli village and rock churches,Taskinpasa mosque,Kaşlik monastery,Cemil village and Mustafapasa town.
After local lunch in an old greek house, visit Kaymakli underground city and the local carpet and kilim workshops.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

7th day, Monday - Cappadocia
Discover the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, rock cut monasteries and churches, the fairy chimnies, troglodyte dwellings, and valleys. Visit Dervent and Pasabag Valleys,Zelve and Goreme Open air Museums, Avanos town which is famous with Tile and pottery workshops, Sarıhan Caravanserai, Uchisar rock castle and Ortahisar village and museum.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

8th day, Tuesday - Konya - Pamukkale
Early start from Cappadocia to Pamukkale via Konya,the ancient Seljuk capital, with its huge monastery complex and shrine of the mystic Mevlana, inspiration of the rite of whirling dervishes.. Visit the Mevlana Museum after lunch drive to Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale in a thermal hotel.

9th day, Wednesday - Ephesus
Early start for the visit of the world famous great Ionian city of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final days, Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John and drive to Izmir.
Overnight in Izmir.

10th day, Thursday - Izmir
This morning visit the Senora Synagogue (if possible) and Havra Street in Izmir where Jewish immigrants settled in 1492. You'll continue on to Sardes, where you'll visit one of the important historical cities of western Anatolia, the capital of the Lydian State. Sardes has rich architectural works reflecting its magnificent past. You'll see the Temple of Artemis, the mint house where coins were made, the gold purifying center, shops, gymnasium and the synagogue which was once one of the largest in history, built first in the 4th century BC.
Overnight in Izmir.

11th day, Friday - Istanbul
Flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel and
Overnight in Istanbul.

12th day, Saturday - Istanbul
Free day in Istanbul.

13th day, Sunday - Home
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.
Tour Code LRT 153/G Istanbul - Ephesus - Izmir - Istanbul (11 Days)
1st day, Tuesday - Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul. Meet your guide and driver and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.

2nd day, Wednesday - Istanbul
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.
Overnight in Istanbul.

3rd day, Thursday - Istanbul
Visit the famous Spice Market, transfer to the pier, take a cruise along the Bosphorus. Lunch in a fish restaurant with the beautiful view of Bosphorus. Visit Topkapi Palace, its priceless collection of jewels and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul.

4th day, Friday - Istanbul
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.
Overnight in Istanbul.

5th day, Saturday - Istanbul
You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services. The day is at leisure.

6th day, Sunday - Istanbul - Ephesus
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Izmir.Transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Half day in leasure.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

7th day, Monday - Ephesus
Early start for the visit of the world famous great Ionian city of Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final days, Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John and drive to Izmir.
Overnight in Izmir.

8th day, Tuesday - Izmir
This morning visit the Senora Synagogue (if possible) and Havra Street in Izmir where Jewish immigrants settled in 1492. You'll continue on to Sardes, where you'll visit one of the important historical cities of western Anatolia, the capital of the Lydian State. Sardes has rich architectural works reflecting its magnificent past. You'll see the Temple of Artemis, the mint house where coins were made, the gold purifying center, shops, gymnasium and the synagogue which was once one of the largest in history, built first in the 4th century BC.
Overnight in Izmir

9th day, Wednesday - Istanbul
Flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel and
Overnight in Istanbul.

10th day, Thursday - Istanbul
Free day in Istanbul.

11th day, Friday - Home
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.
Tour Code LRT 153/H Istanbul - Cappadocia - Istanbul (9 Days)
1st day, Sunday - Istanbul
Arrive at İstanbul.Take the flight to Cappadocia.Meet your guide and driver and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

2nd day, Monday - Cappadocia
Discover the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, the fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings and valleys.. Visit Dervent and Pasabag Valleys,Zelve and Goreme Open air Museums, Avanos town which is famous with Tile and pottery workshops, Sarıhan Caravanserai, Uchisar rock castle and Ortahisar village and museum.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

3rd day, Tuesday - Cappadocia
Visit Kaymakli underground city, Soganli village and rock churches,Taskinpasa mosque, Keşlik monastery,Cemil village and Mustafapasa town.
After local lunch in an old greek house, visit the local carpet and kilim workshops.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

4th day, Wednesday - Cappadocia - Istanbul
Transfer to the airport for the flight to İstanbul ,transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.

5th day, Thursday - Istanbul
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.
Overnight in Istanbul

6th day, Friday - Istanbul
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.
Overnight in Istanbul.

7th day, Saturday - Istanbul
You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services. The day is at leisure

8th day, Sunday - Istanbul
Transfer to the pier, take a cruise along the Bosphorus. Lunch in a fish restaurant with the beautiful view of Bosphorus. Visit Topkapi Palace, its priceless collection of jewels and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul.

9th day, Monday - Home
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.

 


 
 
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