13-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

Welcome to Turkeyl! This tour is designed perfectly for those who are true Jews in heart or for whom with great interest for Judaism and the temples/destinations from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Konya and Pamukkale, all the way to Aegean Region for a true Jewish themed experience.

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$3,750

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Duration

13 days

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 12 nights
    • 7 nights hotel accomodation in Istanbul
    • 2 nights hotel accomodation in Cappadocia
    • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale
    • 2 nights hotel accomodation in Izmir
    • Guided Istanbul Synagogues Tour
    • Guided Istanbul City Tour
    • Guided Istanbul Jewish Tour
    • Guided Istanbul Jewish Shabbat Tour
    • Guided Cappadocia Underground City Tour
    • Guided Konya Mevlana Tour
    • Guided Pamukkale Tour
    • Guided Ephesus Ancient City Tour
    • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
    • Professional English - speaking tour guides
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Izmir Jewish Heritage Tour
    • Hotel Room Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
    • Turkey entry visa
    • Insurance: All types
    • City tax
    • Tipping
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

  • Day 1: Istanbul - Arrival Day

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul’s original name is Byzantium then Constantinople. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, museums, customs and twelve million people. Overnight in Istanbul.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 2: Istanbul Jewish Synagogue Tour

    Stop At: Istanbul, 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.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 3: Istanbul City Tour

    Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
    After breakfast, we will visit the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of the Ottoman sultans, with its fabulous treasure chambers. We will take you to the Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 4: Istanbul Jewish Tour

    Stop At: Istanbul, 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.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 5: Istanbul Jewish Shabbat Tour

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services and the rest of the day is at your disposal for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 6: Istanbul - Cappadocia by Domestic Flight

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    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.Visit the spectacular Cappadocian valleys and villages such as Uchisar, Goreme Open Air Museum and Ortahisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Antique Cave House Hotel or 5 Star Suhan Hotel

    Day 7: Cappadocia Tour

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    Drive to the Ozkonak Undergorund City. Visit this amazing complex with its fascinating tunnels, dwellings and storage rooms. After Ozkonak, drive to old Sinassos (Mustafapasa) which is famous for its unrivaled houses with painted facades. At Sinassos, drive to Avanos to see the pottery makers. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Antique Cave House Hotel or 5 Star Suhan Hotel

    Day 8: Konya - Pamukkale

    Stop At: Pamukkale, Pamukkale
    Drive to Konya, ancient Seljuk capital, with its huge monastery complex and shrine of the mystic Mevlana, inspiration of the rite of whirling dervishes. Drive to Pamukkale. At Hierapolis (Pamukkale), enjoy the “Cotton Castles” of brilliant white calcium rock formations and hot - water travertines, where hot mineral waters emerge from the earth and cascade over cliffs. As the water-cools, the calcium precipitates and clings to the cliffs, forming snowy white travertines (waterfalls of white stone), which give credence to the name Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle”. This enchanting place is one of the natural wonders of Asia Minor. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pam Thermal Hotel

    Day 9: Ephesus Ancient City Tour

    Stop At: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    After breakfast drive to Ephesus, major port city on the Aegean, was the commercial, political, and religious center of all of Asia Minor. After a lunatic completely burned, the Temple of Diana (Artemis) on the night that Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. the Ephesians worked for 120 years to complete a magnificent reconstructed temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The city became part of the Roman Empire in the second century B.C. As a Roman capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus boasted a population approaching 250,000 people. The Great Theatre (stadium) could seat 25,000 people. Walk the marble - paved street with grooves made by chariot wheels. See the Fountain of Trojan, the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), where the Third Ancient Council convened. We visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Karaca Hotel

    Day 10: Izmir Jewish Tour

    Stop At: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    This morning, we visit the Senora Synagogue (when 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 after being destroyed by an earthquake. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Karaca Hotel

    Day 11: Izmir to Istanbul by Domestic Flight

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 12: Istanbul Free Day

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Free Day in Istanbul. The city is yours to stroll around. Overnight in Istanbul.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

    Day 13: Istanbul - End of Tour

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your trip back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TravelShop Turkey

Activity ID: V-9878P235

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