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Program #17051RJ
17 Days | 16 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
Aug 22, 2014
Day 2: 3.00 pm - Room check-in starts. 6.00 pm - Meet in hotel lobby for Road Scholar registration.
You will be staying at the Marriott Tverskaya 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. Independent travelers are welcome to join pre-arranged group arrival transfers. Public transportation (bus or train) is not recommended. If you hire a taxi at Domodedovo (DME) or Sheremetyevo (SVO) airports 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). A currency exchange office is located in the arrival hall.

End of Program
Sep 6, 2014
Day 17: 10.00 am - Program ends. 12.00 noon - Room checkout.
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: Public transportation is not recommended. A taxi can be arranged at the hotel desk.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel is housed in a beautiful, modern building in the city center; it is a rather small and comfortable hotel, recently renovated (162 non-smoking rooms and suites). It is located within walking distance to Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Bolshoi Theatre (approximately 2,5 miles). Public transportation is easily available.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
34 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya St.
Moscow, 125047 Russia
phone: +74952583000
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/

Room amenities: Spacious air conditioned modern rooms, featuring modern private baths with all amenities, flat screen TV, telephone etc. There are no refrigerators in standard rooms.

Facility amenities: Two nice restaurants, a lobby bar, free internet connection in public areas on the ground floor and available for a fee in guest rooms, foreign exchange office, ATM machine in the lobby, small business center, concierge service, complimentary coffee in the lobby, room service, laundry service, a small fitness center and health club. This is a non-smoking hotel. The hotel employs English-speaking staff and offers 24-hour security.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: approx $380 twin; $350 single.
Additional hotel nights can be requested by contacting Road Scholar Travel Services. RSTS will confirm the reservation and rate, and you pay the hotel directly by credit card or by cash for the additional nights. Room rates are subject to change and can only be confirmed at time of reservation. It can also be booked directly via www.booking.com or similar sites.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Park Inn Nevsky is a newly 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 fashionable Nevsky Prospekt and a side street. The hotel offers all the 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:
4 Lit. A, Goncharnaya Street / 89 Nevsky Prospekt
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. Wifi is free in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Park Inn Nevsky Hotel has a pleasant modern lobby, elevators, a nice restaurant, a bar/bierstube, 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. Free wifi is available in each guest room.

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

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 15 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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4.2
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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