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A breathtaking experience touring Istanbul's must see Jewish heritage. Visit the local synagogues, Neve Shalom and the Ahrida Synagogue before seeing the Galata tower and Topkapi Palace with its priceless collection of jewels. Visit the Hippodrome where chariots raced during the Roman period.
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Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

 Meet and assist by your English speaking driver at Istanbul Airport. Then he will escort you to the hotel by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Check into your room. After a break, enjoy a welcome cocktail with a briefing about Turkey. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the local synagogues, Neve Shalom and the Ahrida Synagogue. Then continue to visit the Hippodrome where chariots raced during the Roman period, the Blue Mosque which is famous for its blue tiles and six minarets and St. Sophia. Back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Istanbul

 After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the Jewish neighborhood, Galata. You will see the Galata tower built by the Genoese in 1303 and the Topkapi Palace with its priceless collection of jewels and the Grand Covered Bazaar. Back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Istanbul

Walk to the synagogue to attend morning Shabbat services or spend a free day to explore the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia, Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Final Departure

 After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Airport for final departure. End of our services.
Meals: Breakfast

What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
What's Excluded:
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
Prices per Person
  • Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
 DOUBLESINGLE
JAN.01-DEC.31.2014 $ 955 $ 1110
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Clothing
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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