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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

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
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Lunch
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sardis (Sardes)
Your tour will depart Izmir for Sardis, capital of ancient Lydia, where once the churches of St. John existed. Sardis is located at the foot of the Tumulus Mountains and overlooks the Hermus River plain.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sardis (Sardes)
Tour the ruins of the Temple of Cybele and Diana, where a 4th century Basilica and later became a church. See the golden river Pactalos and the Royal Road. Visit the reconstructed Marble Synagogue, the Gymnasium, Archaeological Museum and see Mount Pagus. The Full Day Tour of Jewish Sites in Sardis includes lunch.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Neon Tours

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group: Jewish Sites in Sardis.

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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.
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