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Uncovering the Origins of Western Civilization: Rome, Athens and Istanbul

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Program #21335RJ
14 Days | 13 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
Apr 4, 2014
The program starts with the Orientation at the hotel in Rome at 5 PM
You will be staying at the Hotel Nord Nuova Roma that night.
Location: Rome
Nearest airport: Rome International Airport - Fiumicino
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Other participants are encouraged to take the group transfer if their flights arrive in time. The group arrival flight is: AZ 0609 JFK-FCO, Arrives Rome 6:25AM 04 April, 2014 A Road Scholar representative will meet you at the airport holding a Road Scholar sign.

End of Program
Apr 15, 2014
The program ends with a transfer to the airport in Istanbul on the departure date.
You will be staying at the Barceló Eresin Topkapi the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest airport: IST - Atatürk/Yesilköy International
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Other participants may take the group transfer as long as their flights depart at or around the same time as the group flights. Participants who took advantage of the Free Air option through Road Scholar Travel Services will receive a free overnight in Rome at the end of the program. The group departure flight is: AZ 0705 IST-FCO, Departs Istanbul 2:30PM 16 April, 2014
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the heart of Rome, where history is dominant, you feel tradition and innovation. In a building erected at the turn of the century, the Hotel Nord embraces a pioneering style based on essential lines and furniture design to accommodate its guests. The Hotel Nord is a short walk to the center of Rome, and is connected to the main Roman monuments, train station, airport and main roads. Within a short walking distance are many famous monuments immersed in centuries of Roman history: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Opera House, and Diocletian’s Baths.

Contact info:
Via G. Amendola, 3
Rome, 00185 Italy
phone: +39 06 4817163
web: http://www.romehotelnord.it/

Room amenities: Easy, elegant, spacious and cozy. All 157 rooms of the Hotel Nord are soundproof and some are non-smoking. The ambience is comfortable thanks to antique wooden furniture, but is also young and dynamic with a great care and service details: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, colour TV with international channels, and safety deposit box. The lovely and spacious bathrooms are equipped with every comfort, with shower or bathtub and hairdryer. Internet access and free WI-FI in all the guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Room service is available from 6.30 am till midnight. From 6.30 am to 10.30 am you can order breakfast. During the opening hours of the restaurant you can have starters or main courses available on the menu of the day. In addition, throughout the day, you can request drinks, sandwiches or cold dishes such as salads, cold meats and cheeses. A modern equipped gym is available to guests. Massage also available at extra cost. Free Wi-Fi Internet is available. If needed they do have computers with printers for boarding passes, etc.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact the provider for most current pricing for this progrma.

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Discover this elegant hotel located in the old part of Istanbul. The Barceló Eresin Topkapi hotel is situated in the Old Town in Istanbul’s European quarter. The historic centre, the Gran Baazar and the Sütlüce conference centre are only 10 min by tram which stops right in front of the hotel. This hotel in the Barceló Premium category boasts spacious, light-filled rooms, a fantastic health and wellness centre (1,000 m²): the U-Spa, a conference centre with 12 meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi connection in all the rooms and common areas. There is also a fabulous culinary offer with themed menus in the Picasso Restaurant. The hotel also boasts its own Hammam (Turkish bath) to help you discover the traditions of this fascinating country.

Contact info:
: Turgut Özal 186. Topkapi
Estambul, 34104 Turkey
phone: +90 212 631 12 12
web: www.barcelo.com/BarceloHotels/en_US/hotels/Turkey/Istanbul/hotel-barcelo-eresin-topkapi

Room amenities: •Air conditioning •Minibar •Desk •Satellite TV •Safe •Wi-Fi internet connection (free) •Telephone in the room and bathroom •Fully equipped bathroom •Bathtub •Hairdryer •Magnifying mirror •Laundry service •24 hour room service •Slippers

Facility amenities: Health and beauty: · Gym with fitness trainer · Jacuzzi · 2 saunas · Turkish bath (hammam) · Steam room · Massage service · Wellness centre · U-Spa · Heated indoor swimming pool The use of a swimming cap is compulsory. · Children's pool Meeting rooms and Internet: 12 meeting and banquet rooms with capacity for 850 people Additional services: · Banqueting rooms with capacity for 750 people · Bureau de change · Cyber Corner · Doctor (upon request) · International newspapers · Left-luggage service · Gift shop · Car Hire · Fax service · Safety deposit boxes · Laundry service · Salon · Excursions · Crèche (on request) · Maps · Free parking · Shop · Facilities for people with reduced mobility

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

Elevator: Yes


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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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