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The Best of Turkey: A Journey by Land and Gulet

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Program #18761RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 40 total, 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Low Fat; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Double Tree Hilton Ankara: Ankara, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel is located on walking distance to the central commercial and business district of Ankara. "Ulus" the old city centre, museums, the popular entertainment district are also within easy reach of the hotel. The hotel is located across the nice view park.

Contact info:
Ziya Gokalp Bulvari No: 58
Cankaya
Ankara, Turkey
phone: + 444 3829
web: hilton.com.tr/en/Doubletree-Ankara/default.aspx

Facility amenities: Warm welcome with the signature of DoubleTree Chocolate chip Cookie at Check in Neutrogena Bath Amenities 5 Meeting Room, 1 Ballroom High speed internet access (Wireless Internet) Business Center Spa & Wellness Center Roxanne Restaurant & Bar, Park Restaurant & Lounge, Cafe Del Habanos

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact Baltac Tours.
Prices depend on season and availability. For your inquiries please contact with Baltac Tours; info@baltactours.com

Yunak Evleri: Cappadocia, 3 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: The Yunak Evleri is a cave hotel typical of the region, where some caves date from as early as the 6th century AD. The rooms, with a balcony or patio, are carved from the rock, and are tastefully decorated with modern amenities.

Contact info:
Yunak Mahallesi
Cappadocia, 50400 Turkey
phone: +90 384 341-6920
web: www.yunak.com

Room amenities: Non-allergenic beds, direct-dial phone, hair dryer, private bathroom with shower, heat, safety deposit box, CD player, mini-bar, teakettle.

Facility amenities: Reading room, library, internet connection.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hilton Garden Inn Konya: Konya, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Konya hotel, is a modern business hotel designed in perfect harmony with the folklore and traditions of the Anatolian city of Konya and is located next to the Mevlana Culture Center and within walking distance of a range of shopping and business districts.

Contact info:
Aziziye Mahallesi, Kislaonu Sokak No:4
Konya, 42020 Turkey
phone: +0911 0332 221 60 00
web: hilton.com.tr/en/Hilton-Garden-Inn-Konya/default.aspx

Room amenities: TV and complimentary wired and wireless internet access.

Facility amenities: 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Bar Area, Coin Laundry, Foreign Currency Exchange, Room Service, Safety Deposit Box.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Rixos Downtown Antalya: Antalya, 1 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Contact info:
Sakip Sabanci Bulvari
Konyaalti Sahili
Antalya, 07050 Turkey
phone: +90 242 249 49 49
web: http://www.rixos.com/en/rixos-downtown-antalya-hotel

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Exclusively Chartered Gulet (yacht): Turquoise Coast Cruise, 4 nights
Type: Other

Description: Step aboard an exclusively chartered gulet for a four-night cruise. Constructed of teak and oak, the gulet is a motorized sailing vessel unique to Turkey. A maximum of 18 Road Scholars are accommodated in twin-bedded cabins with private toilet and shower. Observation sundecks fore and aft provide ample room for relaxing underway. Meals aboard are prepared with fresh ingredients and feature typical Turkish cuisine, and are served in both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The gulet has a crew of at least three: captain, cook and deckhand(s). As there is no telephone service aboard the gulet, the telephone number provided, in case of emergency, is the Program Provider's office.

Contact info:
100/1 Mesrutiyet Cad
Istanbul, 34430 Turkey
phone: +90 532 284-2552
Room amenities: Comfortable twin cabins with modern, private facilities and hot water.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning, a variety of water sport equipment, and deck chairs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Charisma Hotel: Ephesus, Sirince, 2 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Contact info:
AKYAR MEVKİİ NO:5
Aydin, Turkey
phone: +0 256 6183266
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Armada Hotel: Istanbul, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Armada hotel is centrally located in the old city of Istanbul, on the city's historical peninsula. It is surrounded by the ancient city walls and is within walking distance and has views of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii). Open since 1994, the building was constructed on the site of a series of row houses which were built for the marine soldiers of the famed Ottoman Admiral Hayrettin Pasha (Barbarossa) in the 16th century. The hotel's façade replicates the original structures.

Contact info:
Ahirkapi Cad, 24
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, 34400 Turkey
phone: +90 212 455 44 55
web: www.armadahotel.com.tr

Room amenities: 110 rooms, decorated in the Ottoman style with Edirnekari woodwork painting, are a blend of past and present and offer all modern amenities, including air conditioning, central heat, hair dryer, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, Internet and safebox.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, bars, rooftop terrace, room service and laundry service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $175 DBL; $165 SGL.
Prices are per room and include VAT and breakfast. Contact the Program Provider for reservations.

Check out time: 10:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
25 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
1 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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