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HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

2013 WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PROGRAM

THE RISE & FALL OF

THE ROMANOV DYNASTY

Moscow, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg & the Golden Eagle

May 2 to 14, 2013


THE RISE & FALL OF

THE ROMANOV DYNASTY

Moscow, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg & the Golden Eagle

May 2 to 14, 2013 (13 days / 12 nights)

The fountains at Peterhof.

THE GLAMOROUS AND ILL-FATED ROMANOV DYNASTY IS THE FOCUS OF THIS

EXCEPTIONAL RUSSIAN JOURNEY. BEGIN IN MOSCOW AND SEE THE ICONIC

SIGHTS OF RED SQUARE ON A WALKING TOUR. BEFORE PUBLIC HOURS AT

THE KREMLIN, VISIT THE ARMORY MUSEUM WITH ITS TSARIST TREASURES

and Romanov jewels; then view the frescoed interiors of the cathedrals. By special

arrangement, enter the Grand Kremlin Palace. Board the luxurious Golden Eagle

train and awaken in Russia’s “Third Capital,” Kazan, where you will see its eclectic

kremlin. Continue on your rail journey to Yekaterinburg, where the tragic end to

the Romanov family will be illuminated. Fly to St. Petersburg for four nights in this

beautiful city of canals. View the astounding art at the Hermitage after hours. In

Tsar’s Village, enter Alexander Palace, the last home of Nicholas II, and Catherine

Palace, with its Amber Room. See the fountains of Peterhof, the Russian Versailles,

and enjoy a farewell dinner at Stroganoff Palace. Evening performances at the fabled

Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters add to the pleasures of this program.

On the front cover: Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, photo by Edmund Nigel Gall.

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faculty study leader for this program. We intend, however,

that you will be joined by a Harvard lecturer who will enhance

your travel experience. You will discover that our lecturers

are not only first-rate scholars and teachers but also friendly

traveling companions, eager to share their insights through

conversation as well as in scheduled presentations.

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• Local culture, history, and

cuisine at every stop

• Friendships that last

beyond your trip

Frescoes at the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Kremlin, Moscow (above) and the Hermitage, St. Petersburg (below).

HIGHLIGHTS

• Educational program featuring

a Harvard study leader

• The treasures of the Kremlin

in Moscow

• Places significant in the history

of the Romanov Dynasty

• Two-night train journey

aboard the Golden Eagle

Trans-Siberian Express

• Architectural tour of Kazan,

Russia’s “Third Capital”

• Two days in Yekaterinburg

where the last Romanovs

met their tragic end

• The Hermitage after hours.

Visits to Alexander Palace and

Catherine Palace in Tsar’s Village

• Evening performances at

the legendary Bolshoi and

Mariinsky Theaters

• A farewell dinner at one of

St. Petersburg’s finest

restaurants in the former

palace of Count Stroganoff


SCHEDULE BY DAY

THURSDAY, MAY 2

U.S.A.

Depart on an overnight flight

to Moscow.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

MOSCOW

Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer

to the deluxe Ritz-Carlton in the

historic center and overlooking

the golden cupolas and red-brick

towers of the Kremlin. A late

afternoon walking tour of nearby

Red Square will introduce you

to St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s

Tomb, and the GUM department

store. Gather this evening for a

welcome reception and dinner

at the hotel.

Icon at the Old Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

MOSCOW

Today is devoted to the Kremlin.

Begin with a before-hours tour of

the Armory Museum, displaying

tsarist thrones and coaches. At

the Diamond Fund, see the most

spectacular of the Romanov

jewels. After a traditional lunch,

view the frescoes at the

15th-century Assumption

and Annunciation Cathedrals.

By special arrangement, enter

the Grand Kremlin Palace, with

its magnificent reception halls

of St. George, St. Vladimir, and

St. Andrew (pending the Kremlin’s

schedule of events). Continue

to Terem Palace to see the living

quarters of Ivan the Terrible. This

evening, attend a ballet or opera

at the Bolshoi Theater, newly

restored. Dinner is at leisure.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

MOSCOW

Following a morning lecture,

visit the Romanov Chambers

located in the historic district of

Zaryadye. One of Moscow’s first

museums, the palace illustrates

the domestic life of the Romanov

nobles and is the birthplace of

Mikhail, the first Romanov tsar.

After lunch, continue to the Old

Tretyakov Gallery, which displays

an extraordinary collection of

Russian art, ranging from 12thcentury

icons to 20th-century

paintings. Step into the adjacent

St. Nicholas Church to view its

famed “Lady of Vladimir” icon,

and enjoy a private performance

of choral music. Return to the

hotel in the late afternoon.

The evening is at leisure.

MONDAY, MAY 6

MOSCOW / GOLDEN EAGLE

This morning is unscheduled.

You may wish to enjoy the

amenities of the hotel or return

to Red Square to see Lenin’s

Tomb or stroll through GUM.

After checking out of the hotel,

explore the famous Metro on a

guided tour, with stops at some

of the most celebrated stations.

Continue to the Novodevichy

Convent and Cemetery, the

resting place of many of Russia’s

most famous artists, writers,

and politicians. Then board the

luxurious Golden Eagle train for

a two-night journey. Dinner is

served in the beautifully appointed

restaurant car.

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Kul-Sharif Mosque, Kazan.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

KAZAN

Awake in Kazan, Russia’s “Third

Capital.” Founded in the 11th

century, it is one of Russia’s

oldest centers of culture, science,

and trade. An architectural

tour introduces you to Kazan’s

enormous and eclectic kremlin,

including the Kul-Sharif Mosque,

one of the largest in Europe, and

the 16th-century Annunciation

Cathedral. Enjoy tea with

faculty and students of Kazan

University, followed by a concert

of Tatar folk music. Rejoin

Golden Eagle in time for a

late lunch. As the train travels

east to Yekaterinburg, relax

in the lounge and watch the

passing scenery. Dine with

fellow travelers tonight in the

elegant restaurant car.

Red Square at night (from left: GUM, St. Basil’s, the Watch Tower, and the Kremlin).


WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

YEKATERINBURG

Arrive in Yekaterinburg

this morning and disembark

Golden Eagle. An orientation

tour of this city, which borders

Europe and Asia, begins at the

historic square and continues

to the vibrant theater district.

Yekaterinburg is the birthplace

of Boris Yeltsin, the first Russian

President, and you will also see

sights connected with him.

Check in to the Hyatt Regency,

your home for the next two

nights. Following lunch, visit the

city’s borderline, decorated with

semi-precious stones from the

Ural mountains. Dinner features

regional Ural cuisine.

Ganina Yama, photo by Michel Rouse.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

YEKATERINBURG

The morning is dedicated to the

final days of Nicholas, Alexandra,

and their children. Begin at the

Russian Orthodox Church on

the Spilled Blood in Honor of

All Saints, recently built and

dedicated to the last tsar’s family.

Below the main sanctuary is a

memorial museum, whose cellar

is the site of their execution in

1918. Drive to the outskirts of

the city to visit Ganina Yama,

where the remains of the royal

family were discovered in 1991.

St. Petersburg

Moscow

RUSSIA

Golden Eagle

At lunch, meet an anthropologist

who participated in excavation

and recovery work here. Visit

Yekaterinburg’s art museum

to see Kasli UKRAINE moulding (castiron

sculpture) and the history

museum to view the Shigir

Idol, the oldest known wooden

sculpture in the world. Dinner

is at leisure.

Black

FRIDAY, MAY Sea10

YEKATERINBURG /

ST. PETERSBURG

Fly to St. Petersburg TURKEY this morning.

Upon arrival, transfer to the Grand

Hotel Europe in the city center.

In the late afternoon, enjoy a canal

cruise past magnificent palaces

and under historic bridges.

Dinner is at the hotel.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

ST. PETERSBURG

At breakfast, historian Dr. Zoya

Belyakova presents a lecture on

the Romanov Dynasty. Travel to

an island in the Neva River to see

the Peter and Paul fortress and

cathedral. Topped by an angel

cupola, the cathedral is the

resting place of Peter the Great

and subsequent tsars. The

remains of Nicholas II and his

family were placed here on the

80th anniversary of their deaths.

Continue to the gold-domed

St. Isaac’s Cathedral to view its

elaborate interior, decorated with

intricate mosaic icons. After

lunch, the afternoon is at leisure.

This evening, you are invited

for an after-hours visit to the

Hermitage with its astounding

collections. A highlight is the

French Impressionist works. Dine

together at an elegant restaurant.

Kazan

Golden Eagle

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Yekaterinburg

ST. PETERSBURG

Drive to Peterhof, KAZAKHSTAN

built by Peter

the Great to rival Versailles. See

the Grand Palace and admire

the Grand Cascade, a series of

UZBEKISTA

bronze sculptures and fountains.

Then visit the Cottage Palace, a

favorite residence of Nicholas I.

Continue Caspian to Mon Plaisir Palace TURKMEN

or try to Sea outsmart the trick

fountains of the lower gardens.

Return to St. Petersburg by

hydrofoil. Following lunch, the

balance of the afternoon is at IRAN

leisure. Attend a performance

this evening at the worldrenowned

Mariinsky Theater.

MONDAY, MAY 13

ST. PETERSBURG

Travel to “Tsar’s Village” for

a morning visit to Alexander

Palace, famous for being the

last home of Tsar Nicholas II. At

the Baroque Catherine Palace,

see the exquisite Amber Room;

the original treasure was lost

in World War II and it has been

painstakingly reconstructed

based on black-and-white photos.

Then stroll in the formal gardens.

Lunch with entertainment is at

lively Podvorye in a log house.

Upon returning to St. Petersburg,

the remainder of the afternoon

is unscheduled. Celebrate this

memorable trip with a festive

farewell dinner at Russian Empire,

one of the city’s finest restaurants

and located in the former palace

of Count Stroganoff.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

ST. PETERSBURG / U.S.A.

Transfer to the airport this

morning for the flights home.


GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS

Clockwise from top left: Golden Eagle in Moscow, the dining room, the lounge, and a gold-class cabin.

Journey in comfort from Moscow to Kazan and Yekaterinburg aboard Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

Sleeping cars feature private en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled air-conditioning. Dine on traditional

Russian specialties and savor fine wines in the beautifully appointed restaurant car. Relax and chat with friends

in the opulent bar car, where a pianist plays for your listening pleasure. A doctor accompanies the journey,

and a service attendant is available around the clock.

PROGRAM RATE $13,995 per person, double occupancy;

single supplement $4,995.

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS Three nights at the Ritz-Carlton,

Moscow; two nights cabin accommodations aboard Golden

Eagle; two nights at the Hyatt Regency, Yekaterinburg; four

nights at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; flight

from Yekaterinburg to St. Petersburg; breakfast daily, eight

lunches, and seven dinners; wine with lunches and dinners;

alcoholic beverages at welcome and farewell reception;

evening performance at the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow;

evening performance at the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg;

enrichment program of lectures and special events; escorted

sightseeing by motorcoach; entrance fees for visits; airport /

hotel / train group transfers and porterage; customary

train gratuities; taxes; service charges; gratuities to guides

and drivers; $50,000 emergency medical assistance and

evacuation insurance.

TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS International airfare; passport

and visa fees; alcoholic beverages other than as specified

above; personal items and expenses; airport transfers for

those not on group flights; excess baggage; trip insurance;

any other items not specifically mentioned as included.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENT To reserve

your space on this program, a $2,500 deposit is required per

person. Please either call us at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806,

or fill out and mail or fax the registration form. Reservations

are acknowledged in order of receipt until the maximum enrollment

has been reached. Your final payment is due 120 days prior to

departure and must be made by check.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS All cancellations must be

made in writing to HAA Travels and are subject to a $350 nonrefundable

administrative fee. Cancellations received between

120 and 91 days prior to departure will be charged a fee in the

amount of 20 percent of the program cost per person; those

received between 90 and 61 days before departure, 50 percent;

no refunds will be given for cancellations received within 60

days of departure. No refunds are given for cancellation on or

after the day of departure, or for unused portions of the tour,

for any reason.

CHANGES IN ITINERARY & COSTS The itinerary is subject to

change at the discretion of HAA Travels and the tour operator.

Deviations from the scheduled itinerary are at the expense of

the individual. All prices quoted are based on prevailing fuel

prices, airfare, and currency exchange rates in effect at the time

of brochure printing and are subject to change. While the tour

operator will do everything possible to maintain the published

trip price, it may be necessary to institute a surcharge.

INSURANCE We highly recommend the purchase of trip

cancellation insurance. An application for insurance will be

provided by HAA Travels upon confirmation.

RESPONSIBILITY Certain other provisions apply regarding

limitations of liability and rights of HAA Travels and the tour

operator. The statement of responsibility is available at

http://alumni.harvard.edu/travel/trips/russia-romanovs-2013.

If you are not able to access the Internet, please call HAA Travels

at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806.

DISCLAIMER Every reasonable effort has been made to

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Neither HAA Travels nor the tour operator is responsible for errors

in or damages resulting from use of the information contained

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