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Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul: Seat of Three Empires

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Program #18720RJ
10 Days | 9 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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Start of Program
Sep 11, 2013
6 p.m. on Day Two, in the hotel lobby for welcome and orientation
You will be staying at the Palazzo Donizetti that night.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest airport: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport
Transportation to site: Group transfers will be available for participants who bought their tickets through Road Scholar Travel Services. After purchasing the visa, clearing passport control and customs, go through the sliding doors and look for the Road Scholar sign OR your name on a board or a piece of paper. After you introduce your self to our representative, you will be in safe hands.

End of Program
Sep 19, 2013
After breakfast at 10 AM.
You will be staying at the Palazzo Donizetti the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Transportation to site: If you are traveling independently, you can write to info@baltactours.com to arrange a private transfer with greet and meet service. Otherwise, the most convenient method is to take a taxi to the hotel. Taxis are lined outside the arrival terminal. Make sure you have the name and address of the hotel written down on a piece of paper to show to the driver in order to avoid any misunderstandings. A taxi ride costs approximately 45 Turkish Liras (approximately U.S $25 - 30)
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, named after the musician Giuseppe Donizetti who lived in Beyoglu in the times of the Ottoman Empire, is a new hotel.The building that was traditionally used as a guesthouse carries footsteps throughout the years, and lives today combining both elegance and comfort.Glorious Italian Carrera marbles, antique Italian venetian colors, stained glass lighting in addition to high ceilings with classic motifs and golden foils were used in the hotel. Palazzo Donizetti's 105 year old antique elevator also presents a nostalgic Beyoglu experience.

Contact info:
Asmali Mescit Sok. No: 55
Beyoglu, Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
phone: + 90 212 249-5151
web: www.palazzodonizetti.com

Room amenities: Working Desk, Free Wi-fi Internet Access, 24 hour Room Service, 32 inch LCD Full HD Television, Interactive TV System, Coffee-Tea set-up, Minibar, Safe-box (large enough to contain a laptop), Pillow Menu, Daily Newspaper Service and Turn Down Services are provided in our rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 180 Euro/tax & breakfast incl.
Participants need to contact Baltac Tourism at info@baltactours.com. VISA or MasterCard is required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, named after the musician Giuseppe Donizetti who lived in Beyoglu in the times of the Ottoman Empire, is a new hotel.The building that was traditionally used as a guesthouse carries footsteps throughout the years, and lives today combining both elegance and comfort.Glorious Italian Carrera marbles, antique Italian venetian colors, stained glass lighting in addition to high ceilings with classic motifs and golden foils were used in the hotel. Palazzo Donizetti's 105 year old antique elevator also presents a nostalgic Beyoglu experience.

Contact info:
Asmali Mescit Sok. No: 55
Beyoglu, Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
phone: + 90 212 249-5151
web: www.palazzodonizetti.com

Room amenities: Working Desk, Free Wi-fi Internet Access, 24 hour Room Service, 32 inch LCD Full HD Television, Interactive TV System, Coffee-Tea set-up, Minibar, Safe-box (large enough to contain a laptop), Pillow Menu, Daily Newspaper Service and Turn Down Services are provided in our rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 180 Euro/tax & breakfast incl.
Participants need to contact Baltac Tourism at info@baltactours.com. VISA or MasterCard is required.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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