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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. 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 30, 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 Marriott Tverskaya 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 halls.

End of Program
Jun 8, 2014
Day 11: 10.00 am - Program ends. 12.00 noon - Room checkout.
You will be staying at the Original Sokos Olympia Garden 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. Independent travelers are welcome to join the prearranged group departure transfers. GROUP DEPARTURE TRANSFER SCHEDULES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE LAST PROGRAM SITE 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
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 miles). Public transportation (metro [subway] and trolleybus) is easily available. This is a totally non-smoking hotel.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
34 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya St.
Moscow, 125047 Russia
phone: +7-495-258-3000
Facility amenities: 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: 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sokos Hotels are 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, opening in 2008. It is a modern and cozy 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 city center (2 Metro stops away from Nevsky Prospekt).

Contact info:
Bataysky Pereulok 3 A
St. Petersburg, 190013 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, etc.

Facility amenities: The hotel has 348 comfortable rooms, 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 garden.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: approx. usd 300/twin roo
The hotel is conveniently located within short walking and driving distance to the Trinity Cathedral, the Yusoupov Palace Museum, the Mariinsky Theater (10 min), the Hermitage Museum, and other famous museums and theaters (approx. 15-20 min by Metro).

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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9 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Performances

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