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Sightseeing tour of Moscow and St/ Pretersburg - Kreml - Red Square - Arbat - Subway - Hermitage Museum - Peterhof - Tsarskoie Selo - St. Isaac's Cathedral - Boat tour - Peter and Paul fortress

 
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Tour to Russia

Moscow + St. Petersburg

From the Grand Duchy to the Great Empire” - 8 days / 7 nights

all the year round. Arrivals on Friday

 

Day 1 (Friday)// Moscow.

Arrival in Moscow airport. Meeting with the assistant.

Accommodation in hotel.

Extra:“Evening lights of Moscow”. Tour of the Moscow evening with a tour of illumination and towers Moscow-City/ By bus.

 

Day 2 (Saturday)// Moscow.

Breakfast in the hotel.

Meeting with the guide. Sightseeing tour of Moscow. You will see the Three Station Square, Stalin skyscrapers, Lubyanskaya Square and the building of FSB, the Novodevichy Convent, Avto-metro Bridge, Vorobyovy Gory and Mosfilm, Poklonnaya Gora and the Triumphal arch, the Business center "Moscow city" and a monument to the founder of Moscow – Yury Dolgorukiy, Manezhnaya Square, the Bolshoi theater. Visit of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, constructed in 1812 as a monument to the Russian people for his courage and heroism (the temple was blown up in Soviet period and it is restored in the XXI century according to historical drawings).

Extra: Excursion to the Bolshoi theater. The Bolshoi Theater is one of the most famous theaters in the world and certainly the most famous theater in Russia.

 

Day 3 (Sunday)//Moscow.

Breakfast in hotel. Meeting with the guide.

Excursion to Moscow Metro. Today the city has more than 150 stations and is considered to be the most beautiful subway in the world. Tour around Arbat Street is a pedestrian street about one kilometer long in the historical center of Moscow.

Time for lunch.

Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin – the biggest of the Kremlin of Europe the residence of the Russian President, a symbol of the Russian statehood and one of the largest architectural complexes of the world. You will see demonstration of ceremonial of pedestrian and horse divorce of the Presidential regiment (on condition of good weather). Visit of the Assumption Cathedral (the main temple of the Russian state with XIV – XVIV. In it crowned on a kingdom of the Russian tsars), the Archangel's Cathedral (a place of burial of the Moscow grand dukes and Russian tsars), the Annunciation Cathedral (the house temple intended for family prayers of an imperial family), the Rizopolozhensky temple. You will see ensemble of the Grand Kremlin Palace – now it’s the residence of the Russian President. On the Red Square you will see St. Basil's Cathedral – a symbol of the Russian capital. Free time in the City center.

Extra: Excursion to Armoury room - a treasure-house that preserves ancient arms, the tsars’ crown jewels and many magnificent works of art.

 

Day 4 (Monday)// Moscow – St.Petersburg.

Breakfast in the hotel. Free time. Transfer to the railway station.

09,10 you will take the Sapsan high speed train to St Petersburg, which takes only 4 hours to get to St. Petersburg.

13,00 Meeting with the guide at the railway station and transfer to the hotel.

Extra from April to October: Night-time boat tours and trips. The best way to enjoy a breathtaking view of opening bridges in St. Petersburg is to take a midnight trip on a comfortable double-decked boat. Admire the illuminated facades of the city’s top attractions as you travel along its charming canals and rivers.

 

Day 5 (Tuesday)// St. Petersburg.

Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide.

City tour accompanied by our guide. Within this City Tour you will drive along the most popular sights of our beautiful city such as Point of Basil Island, Palace Square with famous Winter Palace, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Fine Arts. We will drive along Nevskiy Prospekt – the main street of our city. You will see such places as Arts Square, Catherine’s Garden, Anichkov Bridge, St. Isaac’s Square, Bronze Horseman. At the most beautiful places the guide will supply you with more information and will offer you to make a stop for taking photos.

Time for lunch.

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress – «Russian Bastille».

Excursion to St. Isaac's Cathedral orChurch of the Savior on the Spilled Blood

Extra: Excursion at Kupetz Eliseev Food Holl with degustation of caviars and “Kupetz Eliseevs” vodka

Excursion to the Museum of Russian Vodka + tasting vodka and traditional snacks

Day 6 (Wednesday)//St. Petersburg.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide.

From April to October: Tour "The Russian Versailles"to see the most magnificent summer residence of Russian tzars - Peterhof, or Petrodvorets. You will see the Big Cascade.

From November to March: Tour to Tsarskoie Selo (Pushkin ). Excursion with our guide to the Palace or Catherine the Great where the precious Amber Room is situated

Return to the City center. Free time.

Extra: The folk show "Feel yourself russian!" The show consists of two parts (45 minutes each) and lasts for 1 hour 50 minutes including the break, when guests are offered some fruit, canapes with red caviar, ham, Russian style Salami, cheese, vodka, champagne, red wine, mineral water, juice, beverages.

 

Day 7 (Thursday) // St. Petersburg.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide.

Walk around the Palace Square. You will see the most significant buildings on the square are: “The Winter Palace”, General Staff Building with its famous arc, the “Alexander Column”. The “New Hermitage” with figures of Atlas at the entrance and “The Hermitage Theatre” are located a little to north from Palace Square.

Tour of the incredible Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace.

The Hermitage is among the world's largest museums. The Hermitage boasts a vast collection of Egyptian, Greek, Ancient Roman, Oriental, Western European Art, and Applied Arts. The museum has over 2.7 million exhibits and is visited by over 3.2 million every year.

Time for lunch.

Extra from April to October: Cruise along rivers and canals by regular boat

 

Day 8 (Friday) // St. Petersburg. Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Airport.

 

 

Prices do include:

Prices do not include:

Accommodation in a hotel (1/2 DBL/TWN or SNGL

Air tickets

Breakfasts in a Hotel

Visa Support

Transportation & transfers

Registration in a Hotel

All museum entrance tickets

Meal (Lunches, Dinners)

English-speaking guide

Permission to take photographs in museums

Tickets for high-speed train Sapsan

Services and excursions specified for extra payment