10 DAYS JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR TURKEY
Day 01 - Istanbul - Arrival Day Arrival in Istanbul and transfer from airport to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. After a break, welcome drink with a briefing about Turkey. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 - Istanbul Jewish Synagogue Tour 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.
Day 03 - Istanbul Jewish Tour You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services. We have lunch break and After lunch, visit the Topkapi Palace, its priceless collection of jewels, and the Grand Covered Bazaar Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04 - Istanbul - Cappadocia by Domestic flight Transfer from Hotel to Istanbul airport. Morning flight to Kayseri and drive to Cappadocia to see the rock-cut churches and monasteries. Drive also to Pasabag and Zelve where you will enjoy the most unusual types of Fairy Chimneys and rock formations. After lunch visit the spectacular Cappadocian valleys and villages such as Uchisar, Goreme and Ortahisar. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 05 - Cappadocia Tour Drive to the underground city of Kaymakli. Visit this amazing complex with its fascinating tunnels, dwellings and storage rooms. After Kaymakli, drive to old Sinassos (Mustafapasa) which is famous for its unrivaled houses with painted facades. After lunch at Sinassos, drive to Avanos to see the pottery makers. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 06 - Cappadocia to Izmir by fly - Kusadasi After breakfast, we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from Izmir airport to your hotel in Kusadasi. The rest of the day is yours to explore Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 07 - Ephesus Tour Spend a full Day exploring the jewel of Turkey ''s ancient past, the ruins of Ephesus. Archaeological excavations begun in 1869 have uncovered well-preserved main streets, squares, temples, theaters and houses. Visit the Great Amphitheater, and stroll down the Marble Way to the magnificent Library of Celcus. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 08 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour At 08:30 we depart for Daily Pamukkale. We shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 09 - Izmir Jewish Tour 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 and rebuilt in the 3rd century AC to its present Day size after being destroyed by an earthquake. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 10 - Kusadasi - Izmir to Istanbul - End of Tour Today we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
10 DAYS JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR TURKEY Photos
• All Airport transfer mention inside the Itinerary
• Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
• Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Izmir
• Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
• 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
• 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
• 1 night hotel in Izmir
• 9 open buffet breakfasts
• 6 local dinners at the hotel
• 2 different Guided Istanbul Jewish tour
• Guided Cappadocia tour
• Guided Ephesus tour
• Guided Pamukkale tour
• Guided Izmir Jewish Tour
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
• Professional English - speaking tour guides
Tour Not Includes
• International flights
• Insurance: All types
• Turkey entry visa
• Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
• Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section