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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 3, 2014
6 p.m. on Day Two, in the hotel lobby for welcome and orientation
You will be staying at the Marmara Pera Hotel that night.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest airport: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport
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 $40 - $50 USD to the hotel. Shuttle buses are available for all domestic and international aircraft landing at Istanbul Airport, in front of the arrivals terminal. Ticket to Taksim Sq costs 10 TL ($6) per person, is payable on the bus in cash only and the trip lasts about 40 minutes. http://havatas.com/en/coach.aspx?i=1 Participants can also write to info@baltactours.com to arrange a private transfer.

End of Program
Sep 11, 2014
After breakfast at 10 AM.
You will be staying at the Marmara Pera Hotel 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 $40 - $50 USD to the airport. Taxis can comfortably take 3 people and luggage.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Renovated in 2004, the Marmara Pera is a modern hotel centrally located in the historic Beyoglu district at the heart of Istanbul, in the Pera region, within walking distance of the pedestrian area.

Contact info:
Mesrutiyet Cad
Tepebasi
Istanbul, 34430 Turkey
phone: + 90 212 251-4646
web: www.themarmarahotels.com/The-Marmara-Pera/index.asp

Room amenities: 200 rooms with air conditioning, direct dial telephone, Internet access in rooms, PC modem, TV with satellite channels, mini-bar, safe, hair dryer, smoke detector and fire sprinkler. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center, restaurant, meeting rooms, cinema, laundry and dry cleaning service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: €165 DBL, €155 SGL.
Includes taxes and breakfast. Contact the Program Provider to reserve additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Renovated in 2004, the Marmara Pera is a modern hotel centrally located in the historic Beyoglu district at the heart of Istanbul, in the Pera region, within walking distance of the pedestrian area.

Contact info:
Mesrutiyet Cad
Tepebasi
Istanbul, 34430 Turkey
phone: + 90 212 251-4646
web: www.themarmarahotels.com/The-Marmara-Pera/index.asp

Room amenities: 200 rooms with air conditioning, direct dial telephone, Internet access in rooms, PC modem, TV with satellite channels, mini-bar, safe, hair dryer, smoke detector and fire sprinkler. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Facility amenities: Pool, fitness area, business center, restaurant, meeting rooms, cinema, laundry and dry cleaning service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: €165 DBL, €155 SGL.
Includes taxes and breakfast. Contact the Program Provider to reserve additional nights.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
26 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
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