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Hiking in Turkey: Istanbul and the Lycian Way

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Program #20923RJ
13 Days | 12 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
Mar 2, 2014
6 p.m. on arrival day, in the hotel lobby for welcome and orientation
You will be staying at the Armada Hotel Istanbul that night.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest city or town: Istanbul
Nearest airport: Istanbul Ataturk
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 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 or for more information.

End of Program
Mar 13, 2014
08:00AM at the Airport Hotel in Istanbul on the final day
You will be staying at the Airport Hotel the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Transportation to site: Participants can simply walk from the Airport Hotel to the check-in area at the Istanbul Airport's international terminal.
Additional transportation information same as above.
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 traditional Edirnekari woodwork painting, are a graceful blend of past and present and offer all modern amenities, including air conditioning, central heat, hair dryer, mini-bar, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, Internet connection and safety-deposit box.

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 before: Contact info@baltactours.com
Contact the Program Provider for reservations; info@baltactours.com.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the airport, making it easy to transfer to flights.

Contact info:
Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Istanbul, Turkey
phone: + 90 212 465-4030
web: www.airporthotelistanbul.com

Room amenities: Hair dryer, satellite tv, music, wireless internet.

Facility amenities: Meeting rooms, gym, internet, business center, restaurant, free shuttle service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 165 EUR, INCL tax and BRKF
Please contact info@baltactours.com for inquiries and reservations.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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4.8
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