Duration: 6 hours(approx)
Route: Kadifekale Castle-Asansor- Beth Israel Synagogue (Not guaranteed visiting inside)-Dario Moreno Street-House-havra Street,Kemeralti str. (STREETS ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS)
You shall be picked up from the Izmir airport, Izmir Hotel ,Izmir Marina or Izmir cruise ship port. Your Izmir guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Your Izmir Tour Guide or Turkish Local Travel Agency will provide you with a complimentary Izmir City map, Turkey map and Turkey brochures.Izmir tour will take approximately 9 hours and after will drive you back to your Izmir hotel ,Izmir Marina ,Izmir airport or Izmir harbor in Turkey.
In the Full Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Izmir ,We will drive to Izmir city center. Our first stop is above the city at Mt.Pagus is the most enduring of Alexander’s legacies, the Kadifekale Castle, built in the 4th century BCE,From Kadifekale there is excellent view across the harbour to Karsiyaka. We will drive to Jews District in Izmir and Visit the one of the Jews Synagogues of Izmir, Then we drive to Asansor, The historical asansor(elevator) running to Asansor the street of Dario Moreno, are places well worth visiting in the city.Dario Moreno was a Turkish polyglot singer of Jewish origin, as well as an accomplished composer, lyricist and guitarist, who was born in Turkey, and who attained fame and made a remarkable career centered in France which also included films, during the 1950s and the 1960s.Asansor built in 1907 by Nesim Levi. He is the Grand –grand father of Marc Levy, who is a world renowned french writer.Before its construction,a stair- way with 155 steps was used to climb to the Halit Pasha,a district 50 meter above.with aid of the two elevators in the tower,the two district were joined.After visiting to Asansor and Dario Moreno Street,We will visit the Beth Israel Synagogue,It was built after an order written by Sultan Abdulhamit II to the Governor Of Izmir,former Grand Vezier Kamil Pasha,in order to facilitate the religious chores of the Jews living at the neighborhood af Karatas.This Synagogue is largest one at Izmir.Today ,our jewish citizens hold their wedding ceremonies in this synagogue.The construction of the synagogue was started in 1905,and it was put into service in 1907.After that we will drive to Kemeralti, Izmir’s one of the best known shopping centers is the historical kemeralti Bazaar,Havra Street is an important street the historical Kemeralti Bazaar.Havra Streets get its name from Many Synagogues (havra) built on it.Today this region hosts 9 synagogues (Signora Giveret Synagogue,Shaar Ashamayan Synagogue,Berkholim Synagogue,Algazi Synagogue,Aydınlı Shalom Synagogue, Bilkour Holim Synagogue,Rosh-Ha-Ar Synagogue,Hevra Synagogue,Shaar Ha Shamaim Synagogue ),of which 4 are currently in use. After you have taken in the sights your Izmir Jewish Heritage Tour, your Izmir tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments in the Asansor, When the tour has finished your Izmir Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Izmir Jewish Heritage Tour where you can be picked up by your Izmir Tour guide at your convienence, where your Izmir Tour guide will pick you up at approx 08.00 hours for your tour.
PS: Jeiwsh heritage tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Izmir Harbor, Izmir Airport, Izmir Hotel
- Drop off to Izmir Harbor, Izmir Airport, Izmir Hotel
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- Appointment fee to Synagogue
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private IZMIR JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ( is runs everyday and available all year round.