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Jewish Heritage Tour / 7 Day Trip : Istanbul, Izmir, Smyrna, Sardis, Ephesus

Key Details

Tour Name : Jewish Heritage Tour / 7 Day Trip
Tour Code : CPP-17418
Travel Duration : 6 Night 7 Day
Service Level : Private Travel
Travel Destinations : Istanbul, Izmir, Smyrna, Sardis, Ephesus

Travel Details

DAY 1 : Istanbul

Overnight : Istanbul
Daily Meal Plan : ---
Description : You will arrive to Istanbul / Turkey and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 2 : Istanbul

Tour to Galata Tower, Balat, Ashkenazy Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue
Overnight : Istanbul
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : After breakfast you will meet with your guide. The first visit of today will be to The Galata Tower, in the Galata Region where, you will enjoy magnificent view of Istanbul. The Bosphorus, The Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn. Galata tower was the center of the old Jewish community. Then we continue to visit Jewish Museum ( Monday to Thursday between 10:00am to 16:00pm) in Karakoy street, just near old Tunnel where you can see the Ottoman and Turkish telorance to the Jewish communnity in Turkey and it is also a unique and only one museum one of the Muslum country in the world.Then visit the Neve Shalom Synagogue or the Askenazy Synagogue. After having lunch, we drive to Balat where we will visit to Star of David, appears ont the facade of some of the buildings in the area and during the tour we will continue to visit Ahrida Synagogue which was built in 1412. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 3 : Istanbul

Tour to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque
Overnight : Istanbul
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : Today you will explore some of Istanbul's most famous landmarks and see why it is the only city in the world that truly bridges East and West, past and present. Visit the world-renowned Blue Mosque, built in 1616, and enjoy the rare beauty of its Iznik tiles and six minarets. Across the way. Then Hagia Sophia, built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian as the largest and most magnificent church in the Christian world. After lunch, it's on to explore the worldly splendors of Topkapi Palace overlooking the bosporus, home of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. The oldest and largest of the remaining palaces in the world. Many of the Ottoman diplomats and court physicians were Jews and you'll have the chance to walk in their footsteps, as you explore the lavish chambers and courtyards that comprise the Palace and their contents including the legendary harem, imperial thrones, costumes and precious jewels. The most famous inhabitant of the treasury is the pear-shaped 86 carat Spoonmaker's Diamond, one of the largest in the world. The Grand Bazaar was built at the command of Fatih Mehmet shortly after the Conquest. It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls and 18 fountains. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel, time at leisure.

DAY 4 : Istanbul - Izmir

Tour to Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise
Overnight : Izmir
Flight : Istanbul to Izmir
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : After breakfast, check out from your hotel in the morning. Visit the Egyptian Bazaar known as Spice Market to taste the hundreds of lively colored spices; before embark on a ferry to start your cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, while sailing along the European and Asian shores enjoy viewing Ottoman Palaces, Fortresses, Ottoman wooden houses and Suspension bridges. After this lovely cruise, possibility of lunch in a restaurant along the Bosphorus. After lunch stop, take a flight to Izmir known in ancient times as Smyrna and has a 400-year-old Jewish community. Arrive in Izmir and check in to your hotel.

DAY 5 : Izmir - Sardis

Tour to Beth Israel Synagogue, Sardis Synagogue, Kordon
Overnight : Izmir
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : After breakfast you will visit Beth Israel Synagogue which dating from 220 B.C.It is abundant in synagogues, of which you will visit the most important one this morning. Then drive on to Sardis, the ancient capital of Lydia. Here you will visit the remains of one of the world's oldest synagogue's, the Sardis Synagogue, first built in the 3rd century BC. After tour return to Izmir and enjoy wonderful Kordon offers the bests of the Aegean. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Izmir.

DAY 6 : Izmir - Ephesus

Tour to Ephesus with the Terrace Houses, Ephesus Archaeology Museum
Overnight : Izmir
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : Today, you will have a full day to explore Ephesus, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity. It is the site of the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You will stroll the marble road past the Roman terrace houses, the Library of Celsus and the bath to the theater where Greek and Roman drama was performed and classical concerts still take place today. Inside the Ephesus Museum you'll find many of the most famous relics of the ongoing excavations protected from the elements. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Izmir.

DAY 7 : Izmir

Overnight : ---
Daily Meal Plan : Breakfast at hotel
Description : After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to the Izmir airport for your flight to another destination of Turkey. End of Services.


6 night accommodation at the 4* Hotels or Special Category Hotels
--- Istanbul (3 night) : Pera Tulip Hotel Taksim or equivalent hotel
--- Izmir (3 night) : Ramada Plaza Hotel Izmir or equivalent hotel
6 breakfast at the hotel
Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul Atatürk Airport or S.Gokcen Airport
Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul Atatürk Airport or S.Gokcen Airport
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the day tours
Domestic Flights
Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Car park fees at the tours and airport transfers
Baby car seat for ages between 00 and 04
Entrance fees of the mentioned tours in the itinerary


International Flight Tickets
Tips for guide, driver, hotel and restaurants
Travel Insurance
Lunch and Dinner
Personal Expenses
Package Price (Per Person)
Avalibale for dates between 31.10.2016 and 31.10.2017
Your Party Adult (13 +) Child (7-12) Child (3-6)
2-3 People 2,665 US$ 1,333 US$ 125 US$
4-5 People 1,899 US$ 950 US$ 125 US$
6-7 People 1,642 US$ 821 US$ 125 US$
8-9 People 1,514 US$ 757 US$ 125 US$
10-11 People 1,437 US$ 719 US$ 125 US$
12-13 People 1,386 US$ 693 US$ 125 US$
14-15 People 1,349 US$ 675 US$ 125 US$
Single Suppl. 439 US$
For your groups over 15 people, contact us for special rates.

Accommodation Details of Travel Plan
Istanbul : Pera Tulip Hotel (Special Category)
Izmir : Ramada Plaza Hotel (5 Stars)


Prices are per person and available for accommodation in double or twin share rooms.
This travel package organise in private tour basis. That's mean, There will not be another passenger / tourist with you. All the travel services will provide for you.
If you would like stay at 5 stars hotel or boutique hotels, please inform us about that. The upgrade of hotel category is available for this travel package.
Due to the nature of this tour, this tour is not recommended for guests using a walker or wheelchair, or who have difficulties in walking, climbing, or managing steps.

Discounts & Supplements

A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 07-12. We charge 125 US$ for ages between 03-06. We do not charge for ages between 00-02.
The guiding language of the tours are English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility.

How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your deposit (25%) payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.

Payment Policy

We request min 25% deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
The balance should be paid by clients before 24 days of departure date. If your booking is made within 24 days of the departure date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 24 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel between 11 and 23 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit.
If you cancel within 10 day(s) prior to departure, there will not be any refund.

Booking Request Form

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This form is not a form of direct booking. You will receive an email from our travel counsellors and this email will give you more information about the travel details, prices, booking steps and the special discounts if there is any hot deal.

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