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Cultural Treasures of Moscow and St. Petersburg

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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
May 16, 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: 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). In order to obtain rubles, there are a currency exchange desk and ATMs that dispense rubles located in the airport arrival hall.

End of Program
May 25, 2014
Day 11: 10.00 am - Program ends. 12.00 noon - Room checkout.
You will be staying at the Moscow Hotel the night before.
Location: St. Petersburg
Nearest city or town: St. Petersburg
Nearest airport: Pulkino Airport LED
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and depart on the group date. GROUP DEPARTURE TRANSFER SCHEDULES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE LAST PROGRAM SITE 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
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.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $450/twin approx.
Additional nights can be booked independently via www.booking.com or similar sites.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Moscow Hotel, built in 1977, is located in a modern seven-story building in central St. Petersburg, in front of the historic Alexander Nevsky Lavra (monastery) on Nevsky Prospect (the main street of the city) and the Neva River. The Lavra's cemetery is the burial place for many famous Russians, including the writers Lomonosov and Dostoevsky, composers Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, the painter Kramskoy, and others. A metro station is located in an adjacent building, 2 metro stops away from the heart of the city.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
2 Alexander Nevsky Square
St. Petersburg, 191 317 Russia
phone: +7 (812) 333-2-444
web: www.hotelmoscow.ru

Room amenities: All rooms have two twin or one single bed, a desk and coffee table with two armchairs. They are simple but pleasantly furnished, and rather small in size. Some rooms have a beautiful view of the river. All rooms have private modern bathrooms with standard amenities and hairdryers, a safe, air conditioning, TV, telephone, and a small refrigerator.

Facility amenities: The Moscow Hotel, Russian-managed and recently renovated, is an international-class, conference-style hotel with 735 rooms and suites. It is air conditioned, has a spacious modern lobby, several restaurants and bars, a well-equipped health center, a business center, and excellent conference facilities. Free Wifi service is available in the hotel lobby. The hotel employs English-speaking staff and has 24-hour security.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: approx. $250 for a twin room
Additional nights may be booked via www.booking.com or similar sites.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.8
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