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Adventures Afloat: Russian River Voyages Between Moscow and St. Petersburg

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Program #14304RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
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Start of Program
Sep 4, 2014
Day 2: 3:00 pm - hotel check in starts. 6.00 pm - meet in the hotel lobby for Road Scholar registration.
You will be staying at the Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel that night.
Location: St. Petersburg
Nearest city or town: St.Petersburg
Nearest airport: LED Pulkovo
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and arrive on the group date.

End of Program
Sep 16, 2014
Day 14: 9:00 am -- program officially ends. Drop off at airport.
You will be staying at the Nikolay Chernyshevsky the night before.
Location: Moscow
Nearest city or town: Moscow
Nearest highway: n/a
Nearest airport: DME Domodedovo
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and depart on the group date.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The international-class Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel is a comfortable, conference-style hotel offering facilities for tourists and business guests. It is located 3 miles from Pulkovo Airport, about 5 miles from the heart of St. Petersburg, and close to a Metro station (5-7 minute walk) on a direct line to the heart of the city. The hotel is located in two buildings and has a total of 840 guestrooms and suites. For this program, rooms are reserved in Building 2 of the hotel.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
1 Pobedy Square
St Petersburg
RF, 196240 Russia
phone: +7 (81274) 039-00
web: www.parkinn.com/hotelpulkovskaya-stpetersburg

Room amenities: Standard guestrooms are spacious and air conditioned, all have telephone and TV, are nicely furnished, have a small refrigerator, private baths and standard amenities, including hair dryers. No WiFi service is available in standard rooms but is available in the hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel has a pleasant, newly updated lobby, excellent conference facilities, WiFi service in the hotel lobby, a business center with Internet access, 3 restaurants, several bars, a theater ticket desk, and a fitness center with solarium, sauna, swimming pool, and a beauty salon (fee applies). The hotel offers various services, employs English-speaking staff, and has 24-hour security.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: not available
Additional nights are subject to availability and should be booked independently by participants. Note: the rooms for the program dates are reserved in Building 2 of the hotel, which is adjacent to the main building. Please note that this hotel is not located in the city center and is chosen to best fit the program schedule for the first two days in St. Petersburg, which we spend outside the city.

Type: Cabin

Description: For 10 nights your floating hotel will be your river cruiser. The motor ship 'Nikolay Chernyshevsky', managed by the Russian river cruise operator Vodohod, was built in Germany in 1981. It was completely refurbished in 2002 and 2009 and freshly painted in 2011, with new carpeting installed in the cabins and all public areas, and with new furniture in the restaurants and bars. The friendly all-Russian crew and cruise staff are trained to service western travelers and most of them speak English.

Ship Information: Ship Type 301 – a 4-passenger deck vessel. Length – 125 m. Beam – 16.7 m. Draft – 2.9 m. Speed – 25.5 km per hour (15 mph). Total Passenger capacity: 250-252. The ship has 2 two-room suites, 4 junior suites with double beds, 100 standard twin cabins (approx.129 sq. feet) on the 2nd, 3d and 4th decks, 18 single cabins (100 sq. feet, not used for this program), and 10 triple cabins. For this program we have reserved 2 junior suites and standard twin cabins with 2 twin lower beds on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th decks. The same cabin types/configuration are used for both twin and single-occupancy. Single-occupancy cabins with 2 beds are usually assigned on the 2nd deck. The ship is equipped with the latest navigational system and satellite phones. Communication: radio and mobile phones (used for emergencies only). Electrical service: 220 V, requiring round prong sockets. The ship is fully airconditioned.

Contact info:
St. Petersburg River Station. Terminal Utkina Zavod
Oktyabrskaya Naberezhnaya 31
St. Petersburg, Russia
phone: +01 17xx-x
web: www.vodohod.com

Room amenities: For this program we have reserved: Standard twin cabins (approx.129 sq. feet) with 2 lower twin beds (32" x 87") attached to the opposite walls and located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th decks; 2 Junior suites (approx 270 sq. feet) have a double bed (2 twin beds put together) attached to the wall, and a couch that could be used as an extra bed. All cabins have large windows, have simple showers/private facilities, a built-in wardrobe, a table, and a small refrigerator. The cabins are clean and pleasant but rather modest by western standards. Bed linen is changed every 3 days, and towels are changed daily. Hairdryers are provided in all cabins, electrical outlets are for 220V and require round prongs.

Facility amenities: There is a large sun deck, a reception area, a gift shop, two bars, a large conference/social room, two restaurants, a small fitness center, and recreational areas. On board services include: Complimentary drinking water tanks; Bottled water served at all meals; Morning coffee station; Medical facilities and a medical doctor or trained nurse on board; A hair salon and massage room; Laundry services Credit card payments are accepted on board (MC and Visa only); There are no ATMs and no public phones on board; There is no WiFi service on board; Internet cafes are available at ship's stopover points. Personal mobile phones suitable for use in Russia are recommended to bring along for possible personal emergency communication. It must be remembered that this ship is comfortable, but it is still a river vessel, not a luxury river or ocean cruise ship. The ship will serve the needs of sailing along the rivers and canals with frequent stops for shore excursions along the way. In inclement weather all passengers gather inside and attend various activities on board.

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

Additional nights after: n/a
Not available on board the ship

Check out time: 9:00 AM

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
5 Performances

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4.4
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