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Program #12828RJ
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.
Start of Program
Apr 4, 2013
6 PM, at the hotel lobby for Welcome Meeting
You will be staying at the Double Tree Hilton Ankara that night.
Location: Ankara
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Participants should look for the Road Scholar sign or their names on a sign board after clearing passport control and customs. Independent travelers may take a taxi directly to the hotel. Taxis are available outside the terminal and will cost around $50 USD to the hotel. Shuttle buses are available for all domestic and international aircraft landing at Ankara Airport, in front of the arrivals terminal. Ticket costs 10 TL ($6) per person, is payable on the bus in cash only and the trip lasts about 40 minutes. http://www.havas.net/en/shuttle-parking/ankara/

End of Program
Apr 19, 2013
After breakfast at 10 AM.
You will be staying at the Armada Hotel Istanbul the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Transportation to site: Group transfers from the hotel to airport in Istanbul, Turkey will be arranged for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and leave on the day the program ends. Independent travelers may take a taxi directly to the airport. Taxis can be arranged through the hotel desk and will cost around $30 USD to the airport. Taxis can comfortably take 3 people and luggage.
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

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 after: Contact info@baltactours.com
Prices are per room and include VAT and breakfast. Contact the Program Provider for reservations.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
30 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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