• Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 195.00 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis

Sardis, Turkey

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.

Customer Reviews

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

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