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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
Dec 5, 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.

End of Program
Dec 16, 2014
The program ends with a transfer to the airport in Istanbul on the departure date.
You will be staying at the Barcelo Saray Hotel 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.
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: 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: The hotel Barceló Saray is an urban hotel , in a modern, minimalist style situated in the historic centre of Istanbul. Located only 200 yards from the entrance to the Gran Bazaar and a few minutes walk from the city's main tourist attractions: Santa Sofía, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Sunken Chapel, making it the ideal starting point to discover Istanbul. The hotel Barceló Saray offers the opportunity to relax after a tour of the city in the Saray Health Club, where you can enjoy beauty treatments and a traditional Turkish bath (hammam). In the Vista Restaurant you'll find extensive culinary offers, with spectacular views of the Beyazit Mosque, a menu and buffet service, and special events organised by the hotel Chef. The hotel also has 3 meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 96 people. A complete hotel in the heart of Istanbul

Contact info:
Yeniceriler Caddesi 77. Beyazit
Istanbul, 34126 Turkey
phone: +90 212 458 98 00
web: www.barcelo.com/BarceloHotels/en_GB/hotels/Turkey/Istanbul/hotel-barcelo-saray/general-description.aspx

Room amenities: Air conditioning, heating, minibar, 24 hour room service, safe, suelos de parquet, telephone, 32" LCD satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet connection (free), fully equipped bathroom, shower, magnifying mirror, hairdryer in room.

Facility amenities: Vista Restaurant: Situated on the upper floor, the restaurant has a fantastic view of the Beyazit Mosque and Istanbul University, with a-la-carte and buffet menus offering a splendid choice of Turkish and international dishes. Piano bar: The piano bar is the perfect place to sit and relax with live music after sightseeing in the city. Saray Café: Situated in the hotel entrance, this is the ideal spot to enjoy light snacks or sweet pastries with a large variety of teas and coffees Heath services include a sauna, Turkish Bath (Hammam), steam room, massage service and body treatments and hair salon. The Internet connection facilities include Free Wi-Fi and a Cyber Corner for guests who do not have their own computers. Additional facilities include a bureau de change, laundry service, luggage service, a bank, and an on-site ATM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact the provider for the most current post program rates.


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Dec 4 — Dec 17, 2014 $3995  
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Special Offer: Free round-trip air from New York is included in the program price! Need assistance getting to New York? Please call one of our Advisors at (877) 426-8056 for more information. Please note free airfare may be limited. We suggest enrolling as soon as possible to ensure availability.

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

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