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Extension: Moscow Revealed

Program Number: 20782RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/18/2013 - 6/21/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Moscow, Russia
Price starting at: $1,298.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise
Meals: 6; 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 0 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Add three nights in Moscow to your voyage, giving you time to explore and learn in this complex, beautiful city.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day. Periods of standing in museums.



This program may only be taken as an extension to Program #14304 Russian River Voyages Between Moscow and St. Petersburg.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Moscow (Russia), 3 nights.



Days 1-3: Disembark ship in Moscow (Russia):

Take advantage of three additional days to discover Russia’s capital, one of the largest, most historic, most fascinating cities anywhere. Take an expert-led field trip to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, boasting masterpieces by both Russian and Western European artists. Enjoy abundant free time to discover Moscow independently Lodging: Centrally located four-star hotel.



Day 4: Departure



Moscow

Russia’s beloved megalopolis spreads out over 1,000 square miles, but at the heart of this 850-year-old city lies the Kremlin, the nexus of political power for more than a millennium. Like a small village, the Kremlin shelters cathedrals, gardens and the Armory, full of Romanov treasures.



Meals and Lodgings
   Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
  Moscow, Russia 3 nights
 Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: The Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel is housed in a beautiful modern building in the city center, and it is a rather small and comfortable hotel, recently renovated ( 204 rooms and suites). It is located in walking distance to Red Square to the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre (approximately 2 miles). Public transportation is available.
  Ship Information: n/a
  Contact info: 34 1st Tverskaya -Yamskaya Street
Moscow,  125047 Russia
phone: +7- 495-258-3000
web: www.marriott.com
  Room amenities: Guest Rooms are spacious, have 1 or 2 double beds, Air conditioned, have daily provided bottled water, Safe, Bathtub/shower combination,Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Bathroom amenities,Electrical adaptors available, Mini-refrigerator, Refrigerator, Cable television, All news channel, AM/FM radio, Direct dial phone number.
  Facility amenities: Two nice restaurant, lobby bar, high-speed wireless Internet connection, foreign exchange, the ATM in the lobby, a small business center, concierge service, complimentary coffee in the lobby, room service, laundry service, a small fitness center and health club with Carita salon. Smoking is permitted in designated rooms and areas only of the hotel. Hotel employs English speaking staff and offers 24 hour security.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: 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 will 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.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: 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 will 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.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Day 1: 10am on board the cruise; transfer to city You will be staying at Marriott Tverskaya Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Day 4: 10am room check out 12.00noon You will be staying at Marriott Tverskaya Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
n/a
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Public transport from ship to hotel is available but not recommended
To Start of Program
  Location:  Moscow
  Nearest city or town:  Moscow
  Nearest highway: n/a
  Nearest airport:  SVO Sheremetyevo
  Transportation to site: Ground public transport is available but not recommended. Transfer from the ship to the city, and to the program hotel are included in this program.
  From End of Program
  Location: Moscow
  Transportation from site: Public ground transportation is available but not recommended. Additional transfer details will be provided in the ETC program informational packet.
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Equipment Requirements: n/a
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Pushkin museum of Fine Arts
(Tuesday, June 18)

Note: walking up to 2 miles, rest areas are available



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship
 Morning: After breakfast on board the ship and check out, transfer to the Pushkin museum of Fine Arts for an expert led excursion.
 Lunch: Lunch in the city
 Afternoon: Arrive at hotel for check in. Free time.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own
 Evening: Free evening for personal discoveries or performances. On site assistance is provided with theater tickets.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2: An expert led lecture/Free afternoon and evening
(Wednesday, June 19)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: An expert led lecture.
 Lunch: Lunch in restaurant in the city.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon in the city center (suggestions: explore the Manezh Square, GUM,. Grand Theater Square, Arbat street)
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free evening for personal discoveries or performances. On site assistance is provided with theater tickets.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: A Full day and evening free for personal discoveries
(Thursday, June 20)

Note: Assistance on site is provided by a representative.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: Morning free for personal discoveries
 Lunch: Lunch on your own
 Afternoon: Afternoon free for personal discoveries
 Dinner: Dinner on your own
 Evening: Free evening for personal discoveries or performances. On site assistance is provided with theater tickets.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Departures.
(Friday, June 21)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: Program ends. Departure transfers.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Odyssey Guide Moscow, St. Petersburg & The Golden Ring


Author: Masha Nordbye


Description: A comprehensive guidebook to the art, culture and history of these two great Russian cities, filled with maps and fine color photographs. It also includes a 50-page chapter on the ancient cities of the Golden Ring around Moscow.



Russia, A Concise History


Author: Ronald Hingley


Description: A very readable condensed history of Russia's multiple transformations from her illiterate, pagan, Slavic roots to a multi-ethnic empire. This well known scholar summarizes the tragic history of Russia from the invasions of the Tartars, Napoleon and Germans to the collapse of the Soviet Union. He doesn't shy from the abuses of power by autocratic tsars and the totalitarian Communist regime. With 205 well-integrated illustrations and four maps.





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