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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.
Start of Program
Oct 1, 2013
6 pm. in the hotel on Day 2.
You will be staying at the Double Tree Hilton Ankara that night.
Location: Ankara
Nearest airport: Ankara Esenboga International Airport.
Transportation to site: Shuttles to the city center run every half-hour. Current cost is 10 YTL (approximately 7 USD) per person. From the shuttle bus depot, a taxi to the hotel costs approximately 12 Turkish liras ($8). Taxis are metered and must be paid for in local currency. Alternatively, taxis are available from the airport to the hotel. Fare is around 60 - 70 TL ($45)

End of Program
Oct 16, 2013
After breakfast at 10 AM.
You will be staying at the Armada Hotel the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest airport: Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Transportation to site: For independent travelers, taxi is the most convenient way to travel to the airport, and costs approximately 40 Turkish Liras (approximately U.S.$25 - 30)
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 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

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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

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4.9
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