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Treasures of Jewish Heritage in Turkey
Based on 17 days/ 15 nights
This tour offers a wonderful combination of past and present Jewish Heritage in Turkey going back to the Roman times; the rich history of this nation's culture is imprinted and evident in almost every corner of Turkey. The splendid architecture of the synagogues is inspiring and ready for you to be explored. This adventure will take you to the southeastern Turkey, Central Anatolia, Aegean, Thrace and Marmara regions for unforgettable lifetime memory!
Best seasons to travel to this destination are spring or fall.
NOTE: This tour is not offered as a pre-planned group tour. We would be delighted to meet the expectation of the interested individuals and/or groups with the below example outline of the trip, based on the treasures of Jewish Heritage in Turkey, or change and custom design one working around the offered itinerary according to your special interest and desire to make it unforgettable experience of your own.
Treasures of Jewish Heritage
Suggested Travel Itinerary
Day 1 ~ Depart Hometown
Depart your home town today for an overnight flight to Istanbul.
Day 2 ~ Gaziantep
Upon arrive in Istanbul, and going through immigration and customs formalities, you will proceed to the domestic terminal for your flight to Gazinatep. As you arrive in Gaziantep you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3 ~ Gaziantep
We will start our sightseeing with a visit to the Gaziantep Synagogue built in the10th century which was completely burnt and rebuilt in the 19th century to serve the community who had moved mostly from Aleppo. The city of Gaziantep restored the Synagogue and opened as a museum in 2013. Next we will explore the copper and spice market, the most interesting market in Turkey. Gaziantep (ancient Antep), is the pistachio capital of Turkey, and the city where the traditional Turkish dishes, such as baklava and kebab originated. We will also visit the Museum, where the beautiful mosaics rescued from Zeugma are on display- the best Roman Mosaics in Turkey.
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Accommodation for 15 nights at selected 3 and 4 star hotels, and/or restored Ottoman mansions and special boutique hotels
Daily private sightseeing by comfortable air-conditioned minibuses or vans including professional driver
English speaking and knowledgeable guide
Entrance fees to sites indicated in bold on the itinerary
One domestic flight in Turkey (Istanbul- Gaziantep)
Ferry across the Dardanelles
All arrival and departure transfers
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