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Program #14304RJ
13 Days | 12 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.
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
May 14, 2015
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 Original Sokos Olympia Garden 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. GROUP ARRIVAL TRANSFER SCHEDULES WILL BE CONFIRMED IN THE FINAL MAILING PACKET SENT 5 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DEPARTURE. Public transportation (bus) is not recommended. If you hire a taxi at Pulkovo Airport (LED) upon arrival, please go to one of the several official taxi stands in the arrival hall, where you can prepay the fare to the hotel in rubles (approximately the equivalent of $50). In order to obtain rubles, a currency exchange desk and ATMs that dispense rubles are located in the airport arrival hall.

End of Program
May 25, 2015
Day 13: 9:00 am -- program officially ends. Drop off at airport.
You will be staying at the Marriott Tverskaya Hotel 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. GROUP DEPARTURE TRANSFER SCHEDULES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE LAST PROGRAM SITE 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sokos Hotels are part of Finland's premier hotel chain, with nearly forty hotels across Finland. The Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden was the group's first hotel in St. Petersburg, opened in 2008. It is a modern and comfortable hotel located in central St. Petersburg, in a leafy park along one of the city's main roads, Moskovsky Prospekt, and a 3-minute walk to a Metro [subway] station on a direct line to the Nevsky Prospekt. The hotel is conveniently located within walking or a short walking and driving distance to the Trinity Cathedral, the Yusoupov Palace Museum, the Mariinsky Theater and other famous museums and theaters.

Ship Information: N / A

Contact info:
Bataysky pereulok 3-A
St. Petersburg, Russia
phone: +7 812 335 2270
web: www.saint-petersburg.com/hotels/sokos-hotel-olympic-garden/

Room amenities: The hotel has 348 comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped guest rooms, all with individual climate control and complimentary WiFi access, and all the modern amenities of a European, 4-star hotel: flat screen TVs, modern private facilities, hair dryers, and other features.

Facility amenities: The hotel has 348 comfortable rooms, a pleasant lobby, excellent meeting and conference facilities, a cozy restaurant and a lively bar. It has a well-equipped fitness center and sauna, boasts 14 hi-tech meeting venues, and a full range of standard business and leisure facilities. There are a number of shops and restaurants near the hotel, and the nearest Metro station is directly across a lovely, small park. 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: approx $250 /twin
Contact Road Scholar travel service for additional nights prior to the program. or book directly via Internet : www.booking.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM

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 (metro [subway] and trolleybus) is easily available. This is a totally non-smoking hotel.

Ship Information: N/A see a separate page

Contact info:
34 1 Tverskaya -Yamskaya Street
Moscow, Russia
phone: +7-495-258-3000
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are air conditioned, spacious, well appointed and quiet, most of them have 2 twin beds, Guest rooms include all amenities of a modern hotel including flat screen TVs, modern bathrooms with standard amenities and a hair dryer, telephone and Internet connection (fee allies in standard rooms). Free Internet connection is available in the hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: This beautiful hotel has a nice lobby, two nice restaurants, a lobby bar, free Internet connection 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, room service, laundry service, a small fitness center and health club, and safe deposit boxes at the front desk. This is a non-smoking hotel. It employs English-speaking staff and offers 24-hour security.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $300/twin approx.
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.


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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
5 Performances

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