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Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis

Izmir, Turkey
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Enrich your knowledge of Jewish history during a full-day guided tour of Jewish sites in Sardis from Izmir. With an expert guide, explore Sardis, the historic capital of Lydia and discover fascinating sites such as the Archaeological Museum, Marble Synagogue, Smyrna Market and the Gymnasium.
  • Full Day Tour of Jewish Sites in Sardis
  • Explore the ruins of the Temple of Cybele and Diana
  • Visit the Marble Synagogue and Mount Pagus
  • Includes lunch
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup and drop off
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Centrally located Izmir hotels

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
At your Izmir hotel, meet your local guide for your full-day tour of Jewish sites in Sardis. Begin with an air-conditioned coach ride toward the bottom of Tumulus Mountain. Then, gaze over the Hermus River plain as you arrive in Sardis, the ancient capital of Lydia. 
Next, see the remnants of the Temple of Cybele and Diana and learn how this former 4th century basilica eventually transformed into church. Nearby, admire the Royal Road and quaint river Pactolus.
Afterward, stop along the tour route for a delicious lunch before heading to the rebuilt Marble Synagogue, Archaeological Museum, the Gymnasium and gorgeous Mount Pagus. After a full day of sites head back to your Izmir hotel with a new and profound appreciation for Jewish history.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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I was the only one on this tour and...
Susan S
, Jun 2015
I was the only one on this tour and the guide decided to take me to Pergamon too. It was an awesome day.

Product code: 3795IZM05

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