Turkey’s Jewish Heritage


Istanbul | Izmir | Ephesus (7 Days)

This one-week itinerary covers the main centers of Jewish culture in Turkey, along with some of the country’s most iconic historic landmarks.

Highlights
  • Experience the energetic city of Istanbul, a bridge between continents
  • Enjoy a ferry cruise on the Bosphorus waterway
  • Uncover the story of the Jewish communities that settled in Istanbul and Izmir
  • Visit important synagogues and cultural museums
  • See the ruins of the synagogue at ancient Sardis
  • Step back in time on the streets of ancient Ephesus
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul and private transfer to your hotel in the Old City. Istanbul
Day 2 Full-day private tour including Sultanahmet (Istanbul’s historical district) and the old Jewish neighborhood of Galata. Istanbul
Day 3 Full-day private tour including Sultanahmet, the old Jewish neighborhood of Balat, seaside Ortakoy, and a boat tour on the Bosphorus. Istanbul
Day 4 Flight to Izmir and private transfer to your hotel. Izmir
Day 5 Full-day private tour of Izmir’s Jewish heritage sites and ancient Sardis. Izmir
Day 6 Full-day private tour of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses en route to your hotel in the area. Ephesus
Day 7 Transfer to the airport for departure.  

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