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Program #19580RJ
18 Days | 17 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.
Meals: 45 total, 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners

We are unable to offer meal options outside of our standard menu on this program.

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

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Qianmen Jianguo Hotel: Beijing, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Originally built in the 1950s, this modernized hotel is located in a traditional district south of Beijing's famous Chan An Avenue and short distance from many of Beijing's historic and monumental sites, including Tian'anmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City. It also maintains a well-known theater devoted to nightly performances of Beijing Opera.

Contact info:
175 Yonggan Road, Xuanwu District
Beijing, NA 100050 China
phone: +86 -10-6301-6688
web: www.qianmenhotel.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, satellite television, international direct-dial telephone, safe-deposit box, mini-bar, laundry service, coffee- and tea-making facilities. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Four restaurants with Western and Chinese cuisine, rooftop bar, business center, fitness center, beauty salon, Liyuan Peking Opera theater.Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby with free cost.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact CAEE for pricing
Additional nights pre-program can be arranged by your Program Provider.

Chinese Train: Chinese Train, 1 nights
Type: Train

Description: The train is furnished in a modern and practical manner.

Contact info:
xxxx
Beijing, China
phone: +00 0000
Room amenities: Each cabin has four-berth compartments featuring two lower and two upper berths. Beds convert to comfortable sofas for daytime travel. Travelers ride no more than two persons per a four-berth compartment. A WC is found at each end of the car. There are no shower facilities on board the Chinese train.

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

Bathroom: The train has shared bathrooms.

Tsar's Gold Train: Tsar's Gold Train, 1 nights
Type: Train

Description: The Tsar's Gold train is a comfortable, though not luxurious, private train, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers. Travelers from around the world join these tours to experience the legendary rail ride. The majority of travelers aboard the Tsar’s Gold train are from German- and French-speaking European countries such as Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland, contributing to the multi-lingual onboard atmosphere. English-speaking guides are provided for English-speaking travelers from the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada, the U.S. etc.

Contact info:
85 South Washington St., Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104 USA
phone: 800-424-7289
Room amenities: Bolshoi Platinum Class: this is the most comfortable option available. Each cabin has a small private bathroom with a shower, WC, and washbasin. Cabins are equipped with 2 convertible upper/lower berths and a window-table. Bolshoi Class: cabins feature the same modern en suite amenities as Bolshioi Platinum but in a smaller space with a smaller bathroom area. Nostalgic Comfort Class: cabins are aboard new cars retrofitted with furnishings reminiscent of the special sleeping cars used by the Communist Party leaders in the 1950's. Cabins include convertible upper and lower berths, a comfortable armchair and storage space above the door. A small sink with a basic hand-held pull-out shower is shared between each two compartments and a WC is found at each end of the car. Standard Plus and Standard Plus New Classes: these cabins have twin-berth compartments featuring two lower berths. Beds convert to comfortable sofas for daytime travel. There is a storage space under the berths and above the door in each cabin. A WC is found at each end of the car and there is a separate shower room located in every other car.

Facility amenities: Four dining cars featuring traditional Russian cuisine, two of the restaurant cars operate as a bars/lounges after dinner. Wireless internet is not available on the train. Smoking is allowed on board the Tsar's Gold train only in designated areas. These designated areas are only in the end of the carriage where the cars connect to each other. Smoking is not allowed inside the compartments, nor in corridors, nor in restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Nostalgic Comfort Class has a small basic hand held shower for every 2 cabins, WC is at each end of the car. Standard Plus New Class has a shower in the end of the car, Standard Plus Class has a shower in every other car. WC is at each end of the car.

Ramada City Center Hotel: UlaanBaatar, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Contact info:
17th Khoroo Gandan
Peace Avenue 35/1, Bayangol District
UlaanBaatar, Mongolia
phone: +976-70-141-111
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Tsar's Gold Train: Tsar's Gold Train, 3 nights
Type: Train

Description: The Tsar's Gold train is a comfortable, though not luxurious, private train, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers. Travelers from around the world join these tours to experience the legendary rail ride. The majority of travelers aboard the Tsar’s Gold train are from German- and French-speaking European countries such as Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland, contributing to the multi-lingual onboard atmosphere. English-speaking guides are provided for English-speaking travelers from the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada, the U.S. etc.

Contact info:
85 South Washington St., Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104 USA
phone: 800-424-7289
Room amenities: Bolshoi Platinum Class: this is the most comfortable option available. Each cabin has a small private bathroom with a shower, WC, and washbasin. Cabins are equipped with 2 convertible upper/lower berths and a window-table. Bolshoi Class: cabins feature the same modern en suite amenities as Bolshioi Platinum but in a smaller space with a smaller bathroom area. Nostalgic Comfort Class: cabins are aboard new cars retrofitted with furnishings reminiscent of the special sleeping cars used by the Communist Party leaders in the 1950's. Cabins include convertible upper and lower berths, a comfortable armchair and storage space above the door. A small sink with a basic hand-held pull-out shower is shared between each two compartments and a WC is found at each end of the car. Standard Plus and Standard Plus New Classes: these cabins have twin-berth compartments featuring two lower berths. Beds convert to comfortable sofas for daytime travel. There is a storage space under the berths and above the door in each cabin. A WC is found at each end of the car and there is a separate shower room located in every other car.

Facility amenities: Four dining cars featuring traditional Russian cuisine, two of the restaurant cars operate as a bars/lounges after dinner. Wireless internet is not available on the train. Smoking is allowed on board the Tsar's Gold train only in designated areas. These designated areas are only in the end of the carriage where the cars connect to each other. Smoking is not allowed inside the compartments, nor in corridors, nor in restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Nostalgic Comfort Class has a small basic hand held shower for every 2 cabins, WC is at each end of the car. Standard Plus New Class has a shower in the end of the car, Standard Plus Class has a shower in every other car. WC is at each end of the car.

Courtyard Irkutsk City Center: Irkutsk, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Opened in late 2011, Courtyard Irkutsk City Center features a restaurant serving Russian and European cuisine, complimentary WiFi in public areas, the Cedar international bar, a fitness center and meeting rooms.

Contact info:
15 Chkalov Street
Irkutsk, 664025 Russia
phone: +7 3952 481 000
web: www.courtyardirkutsk.com

Room amenities: AC with individual climate control, mini fridge and minibar, color TV with cable and satellite channels, safe, iron and ironing board, bathrobe, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: A restaurant serving Russian and international cuisine, Cedar international bar, "Sweet Corner" pastry shop, fitness center, business center, WiFi in public areas, meeting and conference facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Tsar's Gold Train: Tsar's Gold Train, 4 nights
Type: Train

Description: The Tsar's Gold train is a comfortable, though not luxurious, private train, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers. Travelers from around the world join these tours to experience the legendary rail ride. The majority of travelers aboard the Tsar’s Gold train are from German- and French-speaking European countries such as Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland, contributing to the multi-lingual onboard atmosphere. English-speaking guides are provided for English-speaking travelers from the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada, the U.S. etc.

Contact info:
85 South Washington St., Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104 USA
phone: 800-424-7289
Room amenities: Bolshoi Platinum Class: this is the most comfortable option available. Each cabin has a small private bathroom with a shower, WC, and washbasin. Cabins are equipped with 2 convertible upper/lower berths and a window-table. Bolshoi Class: cabins feature the same modern en suite amenities as Bolshioi Platinum but in a smaller space with a smaller bathroom area. Nostalgic Comfort Class: cabins are aboard new cars retrofitted with furnishings reminiscent of the special sleeping cars used by the Communist Party leaders in the 1950's. Cabins include convertible upper and lower berths, a comfortable armchair and storage space above the door. A small sink with a basic hand-held pull-out shower is shared between each two compartments and a WC is found at each end of the car. Standard Plus and Standard Plus New Classes: these cabins have twin-berth compartments featuring two lower berths. Beds convert to comfortable sofas for daytime travel. There is a storage space under the berths and above the door in each cabin. A WC is found at each end of the car and there is a separate shower room located in every other car.

Facility amenities: Four dining cars featuring traditional Russian cuisine, two of the restaurant cars operate as a bars/lounges after dinner. Wireless internet is not available on the train. Smoking is allowed on board the Tsar's Gold train only in designated areas. These designated areas are only in the end of the carriage where the cars connect to each other. Smoking is not allowed inside the compartments, nor in corridors, nor in restaurants.

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

Bathroom: Nostalgic Comfort Class has a small basic hand held shower for every 2 cabins, WC is at each end of the car. Standard Plus New Class has a shower in the end of the car, Standard Plus Class has a shower in every other car. WC is at each end of the car.

Hotel Park Inn Sadu: Moscow, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Moscow's four-star Park Inn Sadu is modern and centrally located in the historic heart of Moscow within walking distance of the Kremlin and Red Square. The Polyanka metro station, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and the Tretyakov Gallery are also just a short walk away.

Contact info:
17 Bolshaya Polyanka Street
Moscow, NA 119180 Russia
phone: +7-495-644-4844
web: http://www.parkinn.com/hotelsadu-moscow

Room amenities: WiFi internet, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer, A/C with individual climate control.

Facility amenities: The hotel's restaurant, Cafe Sadu, offers international cuisine and the bar serves cocktails and coffee. Hotel offers meeting facilities and high-speed internet.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact MIR for prices
Additional nights pre-program can be arranged by your Program Provider.



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.

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16 nights of accommodations
45 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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