Jewish Heritage of Turkey
5 Nights / 6 Days
Day 1: Istanbul - Arrival | Upon arrival to Istanbul you will be transferred to your hotel. Free afternoon at leisure.
Day 2: Istanbul - F/Day | 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 Etz Ahayim Syna- gogue, built over 500 years ago. Afternoon visit the Archeological Museum, Topkapı. B
Day 3: Istanbul - F/-Day | After breakfast, visit the St. Sophia, once the greatest church of the Byzantine Empire, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. After lunch drive to Pera hill visit Jewish Synagogues of Ash- ganazi and Neve Shalom B
Day 4: Istanbul – Izmir – Sardis | After breakfast trans- fer to the airport for your flight to Izmir, ancient Smyrna. Upon arrival private transfer to your city center hotel. In Izmir visit Beth Israel Shar Ashmain Synagogue and then drive to Sardis, the ancient capi- tal of Lydia to visit the synagogue from the Roman Period. Return to Izmir for overnight. B L
Day 5: Izmir – Ephesus – Izmir | Full day tour to visit the archeological site of ancient Ephesus with its marble streets, theater, baths and gymnasia. Among the ruins are Hebrew signs and symbols, reminders of the Jewish past of Ephesus. B L
Day 6: Izmir | After breakfast, transfer to airport. B