Jewish Heritage in Aegean Region Tour 6 DAYS

Felixible

6 Days

Max People

30

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Minibus

Overview

Embark on a six-day journey to explore the significant synagogues scattered across Turkey’s remarkable regions. This immersive tour takes you to key historical sites including the ancient city of Sardes, Ephesus, Laodicea and the heart of Izmir city centre. Over the course of six days, you’ll immerse yourself in Turkey’s rich cultural and religious heritage, visiting these iconic synagogues and absorbing their centuries-old stories. Let this unforgettable experience guide you through the historical tapestry of Turkey’s Jewish heritage, promising a profound and enlightening exploration.

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Included/Excluded

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • 5 Nights accommodation in 4 stars hotels.
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches
  • Tips

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Meeting 📌

We will meet you at the airport, pick you up from there, drop off to your Hotel.

Day 2 : Sardis Synagogue 📌

In the second day we will visit Sardis Ancient City and synagogue which is belongs to 133 BC. Sardis was ruled by the Roman Empire that's why most Jewish Community there were Romaniote. Whole city was constructed again just after the Lydia Earthquake in 17 AD.

Day 3 : Ephesus Ancient City 📌

You will visit Ephesus Ancient City. The guide won't let you miss not only highlighted points but also off-the-grid ruins in the city. While, there was a big jewish community had been living there, St. Paul visited the city at 53 AD. You will see carved Menorah symbol on the Celsus Library's stairs.

Day 4 : Laodicea Ancient City📌

You will visit Laodicea Ancient City, our guide will point you to the Menorah carving with the Cross symbol on the column where is in the Nymphaeum.

Day 5 : Izmir Synagogues Tour 📌
  • In Izmir, thanks to the Jewish Community, their ruins (leftovers) could be found in 4 BC for the first time. Nowadays, we have more or less 10 synagogues in Izmir. Some of them are ruined because of earthquakes fires etc. You will visit some chosen ones.

Day 6 : Time to say goodbye 📌

This is the end of the tour. We will pick you up from the hotel and drop off to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Thank you for the participation.

This is the end of the tour. We will pick you up from the hotel and drop off to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Thank you for the participation.
  • You should bring suitable and comfortable clothes depending on the season

What do I need to bring?
  • Sun care products in the summer seasonRaincoat in the winter season
Cancellation policy
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before the event
  • star ratingAwesome time - Thank you Selim for the awesome tour last Sunday 19Nov. Selim was knowledgeable and had lots of stories to tell. He was patient and was thorough in his explanation. I would truly recommend Selim!

    avatar thumb cloudsahoy
    November 21, 2023

    star ratingHistorical tour - Our tourist guide was not quite engaging during the whole tour and quite difficult to understand her narrative. But she was pleasing and personable.

    avatar thumb dralfredo
    November 16, 2023
  • star ratingVery good tour of ephesus with our guide Esra. Would reccomend the tour. Very interesting and included virgin mary, lunch ( not great) and a trip to a pottery factory.

    avatar thumb Paul A
    November 26, 2023

    star ratingExcellent tour experience - Turkish people are very friendly. I love how they communicate with us.
    My friends and I had an excellent tour experience. We did a lot of shopping and walked around the stone houses. We recommend this tour to everyone!

    avatar thumb morgane j
    November 21, 2023
  • star ratingA must to visit if you come to Ephesus thank you! Great blessing  - Thank you for this fantastic tour!
    It was definitely worth visiting the Virgin Mary’s House and Basilica of St John
    A great blessing to have visited.

    avatar thumb Celso T
    November 17, 2023

    star ratingWe really enjoyed our trip to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis It eas a great experience Erman our tour guide was fantas - We really enjoyed our visit to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis
    Beautiful views, rich in history.
    The lunch was fantastic true Turkish cousine.
    Erman our guide was the kindest and very knowledgeable.
    He took his time to explain the history behind all the places and sites we visited.

    avatar thumb Celso T
    November 16, 2023
  • star ratingEphesus Tour  - I was picked up promptly in Izmir and driven to and from Ephesus by an experienced driver. Erman was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge of all things to do with Ephesus and other nearby archealogical sites.

    avatar thumb Callum M
    November 18, 2023

    star ratingAmazing ! - It was an excellent tour! We had a lot of fun and a lot of swimming. There was no problem in the pick-up and drop-off part.

    avatar thumb FarAway29869417508
    November 21, 2023
  • star ratingViews and warm water was amazing but don’t expect blue water as we see in pictures.our guide tour selim was very knowledgeable and helpful

    avatar thumb 622salmaw
    November 21, 2023

    star ratingBook with confidence, wonderful trip! - Fantastic trip to Ephesus! Tour guide- Esra, was on time, kind and well spoke about the places we visited. Van was new, clean, and the driver took very good care of us. Took us for a lunch stop, which was very good food. Trip is worth the money. Book with confidence!

    avatar thumb ocptmicpt
    November 25, 2023
  • star ratingJourney through time to Asia Minor’s ancient empire… - Well managed, punctual and comfortable tour. Our lovely guide, Esra, was knowledgeable, amicable and engaging. Ephesus itself naturally needs no endorsement because it’s, well, Ephesus. Land of gods, warriors, scholars, priests and royalty

    avatar thumb DominionSon
    November 25, 2023

    star ratingGreat day out - Our tour guide Esra is very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We had a smaller tour group which always great because it gave us the flexibility to ask questions and move around more freely. We were in no way rushed and were given ample time to view all the sites. All in all, an incredible day out and I really would recommend.

    avatar thumb wayde v
    November 20, 2023

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