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Cultural Treasures of Moscow and St. Petersburg

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Road Scholar
Program #3318RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Jun 6, 2014
Day 2: 3.00 pm - Room check-in starts. 6.00 pm - Meet at hotel lobby for Road Scholar registration.
You will be staying at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel that night.
Location: Moscow
Nearest city or town: Moscow RF
Nearest airport: DME Domodedovo
Transportation to site: Public transportation (bus or train) is not recommended. If you hire a taxi at either Domodedovo (DME) or Sheremetyevo (SVO) airport upon arrival, please go to an official taxi stand in the arrival hall and reconfirm the taxi fare in advance (expected cost: equivalent of $80-90, payable in rubles). In order to obtain rubles, there are a currency exchange desk and ATMs that dispense rubles located in the airport arrival halls.

End of Program
Jun 15, 2014
Day 11: 10.00 am - Program ends. 12.00 noon - Room checkout.
You will be staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky Hotel the night before.
Location: St. Petersburg
Nearest city or town: St. Petersburg
Nearest airport: Pulkino Airport LED
Transportation to site: If you are not joining a group transfer, an independent taxi transfer can be arranged at the hotel. Public transportation (bus or train) is not recommended.
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel is located within the limits of medieval Moscow, on the city's major central thoroughfare, within walking distance from the Kremlin and Red Square. It offers all the comforts and services one would expect from a Marriott hotel, including a well-trained and professional English-speaking staff. The hotel boasts 390 modern and comfortably furnished guest rooms with excellent technical amenities, as well as a full range of excellent, well-equipped conference rooms and other business facilities. Conveniently located for business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers a comprehensive range of secretarial services in its Business Center and extensive conferencing facilities and meeting space.

Contact info:
Tverskaya Street 26/1
Moscow, 125009 Russia
phone: +7 495-937 0000
web: www.marriotthotels.com

Room amenities: Standard twin rooms at the Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel vary slightly in size but are all spacious and come with two double beds and a full complement of comfortable furniture. In-room features are: Modern bathrooms with all standard amenities; Air-conditioning; Complimentary drinking water; Electronic door-lock; Hairdryer; Safe; Flat screen TV.

Facility amenities: The 9-story hotel has 372 guest rooms and 15 suites; there are also 10 meeting rooms and 855 sq m of total meeting space located on 3 levels. Built as a conference-style hotel, the Moscow Marriott Grand has a beautiful, spacious lobby and a number of bars and restaurants. It offers comforts for all guests staying there, enjoying access to the Grand's excellent health center, featuring a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium. Dining options are also numerous, with three separate restaurants offering European and Russian specialties. The hotel has 24-hour security and English-speaking staff.

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

Bathroom: Standard Bath Configuration.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $450 and up /twin appr.
Additional nights can be booked via Road Scholar Travel services or via the Internet: www.booking.com or similar sites.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Park Inn is a recently opened 3-4-star hotel (269 rooms) in the heart of St Petersburg. It is housed in an impressive modern building occupying an entire city block and facing the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt and a side street. The hotel offers all the modern amenities and is conveniently located in walking or short driving distance to many tourist attractions and theaters. It is also next to a Metro stop and the Moscow train station. 24-hour security and English-speaking staff.

Contact info:
89 Nevsky Prospekt
St. Petersburg, 193106 Russia
phone: +7-812-406-7310
web: www.rezidorparkinn.com

Room amenities: Newly furnished, comfortable rooms have individual climate control (including air conditioning), private showers (no bathtubs), telephones, and flat-screen TV. The rooms are tastefully furnished, although rather small, all have safes and hairdryers. Internet connection is free of charge in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Park Inn Hotel has a pleasant modern lobby, elevators, a nice restaurant, several bars, concierge service for theater tickets, a small fitness center, a well-equipped business center with Internet access, and conference facilities. The hotel offers various services including laundry, dry cleaning, room service, etc.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: USD 320 /Twin (approx.).
Additional hotel nights can be requested by contacting Road Scholar Travel Services. RSTS will confirm the reservation and rate and you will pay the hotel directly by credit card or by cash for the additional nights. Do note the reservation will be separate from the program reservation and it is likely that you will need to check out of the room and check back in to a different room with the group. Additional nights can also be booked independently via the Internet.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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