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Hiking in Turkey: Istanbul and the Lycian Way

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Program #20923RJ
13 Days | 12 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: 26 total, 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 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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Armada Hotel Istanbul: Istanbul, 2 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 traditional Edirnekari woodwork painting, are a graceful blend of past and present and offer all modern amenities, including air conditioning, central heat, hair dryer, mini-bar, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, Internet connection and safety-deposit box.

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 before: Contact info@baltactours.com
Contact the Program Provider for reservations; info@baltactours.com.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Tuvana Hotel: Antalya, 1 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Surrounded by gardens, the elegant Tuvana Hotel is in the historic center of Antalya, only 1500 ft from Hadrian's Gate. It features an outdoor pool and spacious guest rooms with traditional Ottoman décor. Air-conditioned rooms have hardwood floors and furnishings made from oak and pine wood. They come equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a DVD player. Some rooms have a balcony. In the morning, the hotel serves a buffet breakfast. Seraser Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining, serving international and Turkish cuisine made from fresh ingredients. Guests can relax on the grounds, which are filled with orange and plum trees. Tuvana Hotel is one mile from Konyaalti Beach and is a 5-minute walk from Mermerli Beach. The hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and free on-site private parking.

Contact info:
Tuzcular Mah. Karanlik Sokak
No: 18 Kaleici
Antalya, Turkey
phone: + 90 242 244-4053
web: www.tuvanahotel.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioned rooms have hardwood floors and furnishings made from oak and pine wood. They come equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a DVD player. Some rooms have a balcony.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Grounds, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Safe, Heating, Air Conditioning, Restaurant With Dining Menu

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

Arcadia Holiday: Olympos, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: If you are looking for nature, beauty and a retreat away from the stress of everyday life, you will find it in Arcadia. Sit on your porch and look out onto the turquoise waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Lie under a sun umbrella until the mood for a dip in the ocean strikes you. Hike up to the mysterious fires of the Chimera hidden in the surrounding mountains. Everything is on the doorstep. Arcadia offers five separate and spacious pine bungalows, all hand-made with loving attention to detail. Each room has air conditioning and heating, a mini-bar, coffee maker, a telephone and wireless internet access.

Contact info:
Cirali, Olympos
Antalya, Turkey
phone: + 90 242 825-7340
web: www.arcadiaholiday.com/

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning and heating, a mini-bar, coffee maker, a telephone and wireless internet access.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, beach front location, A/C in rooms, wi-fi

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

Yediburunlar Light House Hotel: Fethiye/Lycian Way, 4 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Yediburunlar is one of the most magical corners of Turkey. This location is perched on the mountains running parallel along the splendid coastline of southern Turkey. The hotel is located on top of the hills, enjoying a stunning view of the mountains and the sea. The hotel has only 9 rooms and is the most suitable hotel to enjoy hikes along the Lycian Way.

Contact info:
Yediburunlar Bogazici Village Esen
Fethiye
Mugla, Turkey
phone: + 90 252 679 1001
web: www.walkyediburunlar.com

Room amenities: A/C, hairdryer, private bathroom, great views.

Facility amenities: 9 unique rooms equipped with private bathrooms. Restaurant, outdoor seating seating area, outdoor bathtub.

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

Airport Hotel: Istanbul, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the airport, making it easy to transfer to flights.

Contact info:
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Istanbul, Turkey
phone: + 90 212 465-4030
web: www.airporthotelistanbul.com

Room amenities: Hair dryer, satellite tv, music, wireless internet.

Facility amenities: Meeting rooms, gym, internet, business center, restaurant, free shuttle service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 165 EUR, INCL tax and BRKF
Please contact info@baltactours.com for inquiries and reservations.



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.

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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