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ROMANIA / HUNGARY / CROATIA / SERBIA / BULGARIA / TURKEY

Adventures Afloat: Istanbul, Budapest and the Lands of the Danube: A Journey by River

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Program #19361RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Sep 24, 2013
Budapest, Hungary. Program starts at 6:00 PM at the hotel.
You will be staying at the Danubius Hotel Astoria that night.
Location: Budapest
Nearest highway: Road 4, M1, M7
Nearest airport: Budapest Liszt Ferenc
Transportation to site: Take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. It will cost approx. 5000 Hungarian Forints and take approximately 30 minutes.

End of Program
Oct 6, 2013
Istanbul, Turkey. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest city or town: In town
Nearest airport: Atatürk International Airport
Transportation to site: The Legacy Ottoman Hotel is located about 10 miles from the airport. A taxi ride to the airport from the hotel will cost approximately 45 Turkish Liras.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The newly renovated Danubius Hotel Astoria was built on the site of Budapest's medieval town walls and is one of the most charming old-style hotels of Hungary's capital. It was opened in 1914 after the world famous Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The hotel is centrally located and is home to the popular Mirror Cafe & Restaurant.

Contact info:
Kossuth Lajos utca 19-21
Budapest, H-1053 Hungary
phone: +36 18896000
web: www.danubiushotels.com/astoria

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, television, soundproof windows, minibar, room safe, wireless Internet access (for a fee), and a hairdryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, cafe, air conditioning, Internet access (for a fee), business services (for a fee), porterage, souvenir shop, room service, laundry services (for a fee), and an airport shuttle (for a fee).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the Eminonu district (Old City) of central Istanbul, the Legacy Ottoman Hotel offers luxury accommodations in a traditional, elegant Byzantine style. This 100-year-old historic landmark boasts modern facilities in a breathtaking atmosphere overlooking the Bosphorus. It is within walking distance of the Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge and Sultanahmet.

Contact info:
Hobyar Mah. Hamidiye Caddesi No:64
Istanbul, 34112 Turkey
phone: +90 212 527 6767
web: www.legacyottomanhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has a LCD television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safe, free Broadband Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bars, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, massage, sauna, meeting rooms, lounge, air conditioning, laundry and ironing services, fax machine, shop and free Broadband Internet access in the rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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4.7
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