7 days tour to Russia - Moscow to St. Petersburg - K011

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8 Days to - Moscow & St. Petersburg


FLIGHT TO MOSCOW

FLIGHT TO MOSCOW

FLIGHT TO MOSCOW

Overnight flight to Moscow.


Day 1 - Friday

Day 1 - Friday

ARRIVE MOSCOW

Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner.(Dinner).
Hotel: Marriott Grand.


Day 2 - Saturday

MOSCOW

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast).
Hotel: Marriott Grand.


Day 3 - Sunday

Day 3 - Sunday

MOSCOW

Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk - founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour.(Breakfast & Lunch).
Optional tour :
Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called "Palaces for the People."

Hotel: Marriott Grand.


Day 4 - Monday

Day 4 - Monday

MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner).

Hotel: Ambassador.


Day 5 - Tuesday

Day 5 - Tuesday

ST. PETERSBURG

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe's best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the "Venice of the North." Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac's Square with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Granite embankments of the Neva River. Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, Built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. It is a museum nowadays. The gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the highest landmark of the city. Your evening is free.(Breakfast).
You can also join an Optional tour - Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise.
Hotel: Ambassador.


Optional Russian Folklore:
A chance to attend one of the best Russian Folklore programs in St. Petersburg. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission of canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled. Memorable experience.

Optional Evening Canal Cruise:
An evening cruise through the canals and River Neva transforms the city into a magical place that has inspired generations of artists. You will be offered champagne, caviar, and vodka on board. Enjoy the sights of this classical city from a different perspective.


Day 6 - Wednesday

Day 6 - Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG

This morning you'll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an Optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great.(Breakfast & Dinner).
Hotel: Ambassador.

Optional tour Catherine Palace & Park:
The former summer Residence of Czar Peter the Great was his Russian recreation of Versailles. It is famed for its palaces, extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces on your visit.

 


Day 7 - Thursday

Day 7 - Thursday

DEPART ST. PETERBURG

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (Breakfast).


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Dates & Rates


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14 May 2020 15 May 2020 21 May 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
21 May 2020 22 May 2020 28 May 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
25 Jun 2020 26 Jun 2020 02 Jul 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
27 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Sep 2020 04 Sep 2020 10 Sep 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Sep 2020 11 Sep 2020 17 Sep 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 01 Oct 2020 $1959 $2788 $1959 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


HOTELS:

Included Features:

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Standard class High speed train from Moscow to St.
  • Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Moscow
  • St. Petersburg

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