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Extension: Moscow Revealed

Program Number: 20782RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/30/2013 - 8/2/2013;
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; it is a rather small and comfortable hotel, recently renovated (204 rooms and suites), and located within walking distance to Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Bolshoi Theatre (approximately 2 miles). Public transportation is easily 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, are air conditioned, have bottled water, a safe, a bathtub/shower combination with private bathroom, a hairdryer, standard bathroom amenities, Mini-refrigerator, cable television with all-news channels, AM/FM radio, and a direct-dial phone. Electrical adaptor plugs are also available.
  Facility amenities: A spacious lobby, two nice restaurants, a lobby bar, high-speed wireless Internet connection, 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. Smoking is permitted only in designated rooms and areas of the hotel. The 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 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 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: 10 am - program begins. 10 am - disembark the ship. You will be staying at Marriott Tverskaya Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Day 4: 10 am - program ends. 12.00 noon -room check-out. 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 HOTEL ON JULY 30 IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THIS PROGRAM.
  From End of Program
  Location: Moscow
  Transportation from site: TRANSFER FROM THE HOTEL TO DME AND SVO AIRPORTS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR COST AND WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS DEPARTING ON AUGUST 2.
    (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, July 30)

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, focusing on the museum's collection. Opened in 1912, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts houses a collection of Western European art second in Russia only to St. Petersburg's Hermitage. Much of the strength of the collection is Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. A special collection of Schliemann’s Gold of Troy is also on display here and could be explored during free time in the museum.
 Lunch: Lunch in a restaurant in the city
 Afternoon: Arrive at hotel for check in. Free time.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free evening for personal discoveries and performances. Assistance with tickets to evening performances is available during the program (subject to performance schedule) Note: Bolshoi theater is not performing during these program dates.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2: Expert-led lecture / Free afternoon and evening
(Wednesday, July 31)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: An expert-led presentation on a historic or cultural site or a lecture (topic to be reconfirmed on site).
 Lunch: Lunch in a restaurant in the city.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon in the city center: have independent visits to museums of your choice, or explore Manezh Square, the GUM department store, or the theater district. Your Group Leader is available to assist you on site and to make suggestions for independent visits.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free evening for personal discoveries and performances. Assistance with tickets to evening performances is available during the program (subject to performance schedule) Note: Bolshoi theater is not performing during these program dates.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Full day and evening free for personal discoveries
(Thursday, August 1)

Note: Assistance on site is provided by a representative.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: Morning free
 Lunch: Lunch on your own
 Afternoon: Afternoon free
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free evening for personal discoveries and performances. Assistance with tickets to evening performances is available during the program (subject to performance schedule) Note: Bolshoi theater is not performing during these program dates.
   
Accommodations: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Departures.
(Friday, August 2)
   
 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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