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Road Scholar
Program #18766RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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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.
Meals: 48 total, 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

Lodging
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Astana International: Almaty, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The European-style Astana International Hotel opened in 1996. Located in a quiet part of Almaty near the National Museum, the Astana is ten minutes from the city center and 30 minutes from the international airport.

Contact info:
113 Baitursynov Street
Almaty, 050022 Kazakhstan
phone: +7 (727) 250 70 50
Room amenities: All bedrooms offer satellite TV, individual climate control, hairdryer, safety deposit box, international direct dial telephone, minibar, and internet.

Facility amenities: The Astana International Hotel offers a business center with secretarial and interpreting services, same day dry cleaning/valet laundry service, gym, sauna, massage, room service (24h), souvenir shop, beauty salon, car parking, car rental, and internet. There is a lounge bar, a restaurant with French and Kazakh cuisine, and a sports bar with billiard tables.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact the program provider MIR Corporation at 877-535-9815 for rates and bookings. Please note that additional nights pre-program affect visas in Kazakhstan. Extra nights in Almaty must be booked by the provider at the included hotel due to visa requirements and must be arranged prior to applying for visas, more than 90 days prior to the program date.

Golden Dragon Hotel: Bishkek, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: 35 kilometers from Manas international Airport

Contact info:
60 Elebaev Street
Bishkek, 720005 Kyrgyzstan
phone: +996 (312) 90 27 71
web: www.gdhotel.kg/

Room amenities: International telephone line, internet, minibar, safe deposit box, ironing and sewing accessories.

Facility amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, business center with computers, internet, copy machine, scanner, fax, laptop rental, DVD player, VHS, camera; and several restaurants.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Club 777 Hotel: Fergana, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
7a Pushkin Street
Fergana, 712000 Uzbekistan
phone: +998732243777
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Sugd Hotel: Khujand, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
179 Lenin Street
Khujand, Tajikistan
phone: +998 662 235-8230
Room amenities: TV, minifridge, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Lobby bar, shop, internet access in public areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Miran International Hotel: Tashkent, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located close to the Fine Arts Museum in downtown Tashkent, the four star Miran International features a restaurant serving international cuisine, a lobby bar, indoor pool, fitness center and spa services. The spacious guestrooms include air conditioning, minibar, flat-screen cable TV, in-room safe, complimentary WiFi and bathrobes.

Contact info:
Shakhrisabz Passage 4
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
phone: (+99871) 232-30-00
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Asia Samarkand Hotel: Samarkand, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Opened in 2008, the Asia Samarkand Hotel is well located, just across from the Registan.

Contact info:
50 Kosh-Hauz Street
Samarkand, 140100 Uzbekistan
phone: +998 662 235 8230
Room amenities: Telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer, windows that may be opened, minibar, air-conditioning.

Facility amenities: Hotel bar, full service restaurant offering Uzbek and European food, open-air catering, conference facilities, non-smoking rooms, hotel safe, outdoor swimming pool, outside parking, sauna, massage, fitness room, disco/night club, business center, luggage service, 24-hour room service, currency exchange office, laundry service, evening entertainment, internet access

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

New Moon Hotel: Bukhara, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Built and decorated in the style of the ancient Orient, Bukhara's New Moon Hotel offers air conditioned rooms with satellite TV, a minibar and Internet access. The hotel restaurant specializes in local Uzbek cuisine.

Contact info:
Eshoni pir str 8
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
phone: +(998-65) 224-4442
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Asia Khiva Hotel: Khiva, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Asia Khiva was built in 2004 and is located just outside of Ichon Qala, a two-minute walk from the city wall.

Contact info:
K. Yaqubova Street
Khiva, Uzbekistan
phone: +998 362 375 76 83
Room amenities: Satellite TV, air conditioner, telephone, internet, and minibar.

Facility amenities: Bar, restaurant, cafe, business center, conference hall, beauty salon, non-smoking rooms, outdoor pool, outdoor pool bar, sauna, hotel safe, sauna, gift shop, billiards, 24-hour room service, laundry service, in-house doctor, luggage service, internet.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Ak-Altyn Plaza Hotel: Ashkabad, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Four Points Ak Altin Hotel was built in 1995. It is located in 3 km to the city centre and near Independent Monument, National Museum, Earthquake Victims Museum. Turkmenbashi Airport - 7 km. Railway station - 5 km.

Contact info:
141 Magtum Guli Avenue
Ashkabad, 744000 Turkmenistan
phone: (+993-12) 512-181
Facility amenities: 24-hour font desk, 24-hour room service, business center/services, car rental service, casino, concierge service, fitness facility, indoor heated pool, lounge, outdoor heated pool, wake-up service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services (1-800-241-1404) to make reservations for additional nights after the program ends. Rates are subject to availability at time of booking. Extra nights in Ashkabad must be booked by the provider at the included hotel due to visa requirements.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
17 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
28 Field trips
3 Performances
2 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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