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Russian Heritage: Moscow, the Golden Ring and St. Petersburg

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Program #17051RJ
18 Days | 17 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.
Start of Program
Apr 26, 2013
Day 2: 3 pm - Room check-in starts. 6.00 pm: All meet at hotel lobby for Road Scholar registration.
You will be staying at the Peking Hotel that night.
Location: Moscow
Nearest city or town: Moscow
Nearest airport: Domodedovo
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Participants traveling independently are responsible for their own transportation arrangements to meet the group at the first site and to get to the airport on the last day of the program. Public transportation (bus or train) is not recommended. If you choose to hire a taxi at Domodedovo Airport (DME) or at Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) upon arrival, please consider an official taxi stand in the arrival hall and reconfirm the taxi fare in advance (expected cost: equivalent of $80-90, payable in rubles).

End of Program
May 12, 2013
Day 18: 10 am - Room check-out is 12:00 noon
You will be staying at the Park Inn Nevsky Hotel the night before.
Location: St. Petersburg
Nearest city or town: St.Petersburg
Nearest airport: Pulkovo
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and depart on the group date. Participants traveling independently are responsible for their own transportation arrangements to meet the group at the first site and to get to the airport on the last day of the program.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Peking is situated in the heart of Moscow, next to the famous Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, less than 2 miles from Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Bolshoi Theater. It is a 3-star Russian-managed hotel and a famous Moscow architectural landmark. It is housed in one of the city's unique 'wedding-cake' buildings, constructed in 1956, a typical example of Soviet neogothic-style skyscrapers.

Contact info:
Bolshaya Sadovaya 5
Moscow, 123001 Russia
phone: +7 (495) 650 2215
web: www.hotelpeking.ru/en

Room amenities: Guest rooms may differ in decor and configuration but they have been renovated and are elegantly decorated in a traditional style. All are rather spacious, have high ceilings, large windows, and smart reproduction furniture. However, depending on room location one must be prepared to hear street noise if the windows are opened. Rooms are air-conditioned, have safes, a small refrigerator, telephone and television with satellite and local channels. All have updated bathrooms with basic amenities and a hairdryer.

Facility amenities: The Hotel Peking represents the architectural grandeur of the Soviet era and has elegant, renovated but somewhat old-fashioned rooms (a total of 122 rooms and suites). There are 2 restaurants, a bar, a café, a small gym, and a small business center with Internet access (a fee applies). The hotel is air conditioned, has elevators, and a newly renovated lobby with an ATM machine. Services at the hotel are limited, with no laundry service. The friendly hotel staff speaks English and there is 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: $250 for a twin room (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.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Park Inn Nevsky is a newly opened 3-4-star hotel (270 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 modern amenities and is conveniently located within walking or short driving distance to many tourist attractions and theaters, and it is also next to a Metro stop and the Moskva train station. 24-hour security and English-speaking staff.

Contact info:
Goncharnaya Street 91
St. Petersburg, 191036 Russia
phone: +7 812-406-7310
web: www.rezidorparkinn.com

Room amenities: Standard guest rooms are of good size, comfortable, air conditioned, offer all modern amenities, are pleasantly furnished, all have private modern showers (no baths), and all have safes and hairdryers.

Facility amenities: The Park Inn Nevsky 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: approx. $270 -350 twin room
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. The room rate will be reconfirmed at the time of the reservation based on currency exchange. 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 into a different room with the group.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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16 nights of accommodations
41 meals: 16 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 16 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances

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