1 ARRIVAL - ISTANBUL (Dinner)
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer from airport to the hotel.
Check in to the hotel. After a break, welcome cocktail with
a briefing about Turkey. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 ISTANBUL (Dinner)
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.
DAY 3 ISTANBUL (Breakfast
Visit the Topkapi Palace, its priceless collection of jewels,
and the Grand Covered Bazaar.
DAY 4 ISTANBUL (Breakfast
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.
DAY 5 ISTANBUL (Breakfast
You may walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services.
The day is at leisure.
DAY 6 HOME ( Breakfast
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for homebound flight.
4 star Hotel Accommodations including breakfast and dinner,
in Turkey by private a/c tour coach,
as stated in itinerary,
fees to the sites and to the museums mentioned on the above
sight-seeing as itinerary,
pre-departure information pack,
speaking professional guide throughout,
the hotels and restaurants,
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