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You will explore not only the classic sites of landmarks in both capitals, but also hear many historical details about the October Revolution 100 years ago. You will visit sites related to the revolutionary events of the last century and see exhibits, monuments, and other sites preserved as a tribute to the Soviet country's communist past.

St.Petersburg: Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad - cruiser Aurora - Hermitage Museum - Smolny - State Museum of the Political History -Piskaryovsky Memorial Cemetery- "Sapsan" train to Moscow - Ploshchad Revolyutsii - Lenin’s Dacha and Museum - VDNKH Park - Museum of Cosmonautics -Novodevichy Cemetery - Museum of the Great Patriotic War

 
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Tour to ST.PETERSBURG & MOSCOW

Red Russia” – 8 days/7 nights

 

You will explore not only the classic sites of landmarks in both capitals, but also hear many historical details about the October Revolution 100 years ago. You will visit sites related to the revolutionary events of the last century and see exhibits, monuments, and other sites preserved as a tribute to the Soviet country's communist past.

 

Day 1: ST. PETERSBURG

 

Arrival to St. Petersburg and meeting with guide in airport

Transfer to hotel

On the way you will visit The Monument to theHeroic Defenders of Leningrad and nearest

Moskovskaya Ploshchad with House of Soviets (outside). In front of it is situated the one of the biggest monument of Lenin.

Check-in and dinner.

Day 2: ST. PETERSBURG

 

Breakfast Meeting with guide.

Visit the cruiser Aurora, the one of the great symbols of Revolution. It’s shot gun was the signal for the beginning of active actions on the Palace square.

Visit Palace Square and Hermitage Museum. Winter Palace, the residence of Russian emperors, has become the main object of conquest for revolutionist in 1917. Now here is an art collection of pictures, archaeological finds, jewelry, utensils, etc., the total number of more than 3 million exhibits.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Learn of Kazansky Cathedral.

Return to hotel

Free time

Extra: Visit F.M. Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum, to the flat of good known Russian writer, who’s books are translated into all foreign languages.

Day 3: ST. PETERSBURG

 

Breakfast. Meeting with guide.

Journey to another historically significant site - Smolny. Till 1917 the Institute for Noble Maidens, the first in Russia women's educational institution, which laid the foundation for women's education, was located here. In October 1917, the Institute was moved, and the vacant building became the headquarters of the Bolshevik uprising, which was led by the Petrograd Military Revolutionary Committee. Smolny then served as the headquarters of the Bolshevik government and Lenin personally. In November 1917, the All-Russian Congress of Soviets, which adopted the "Decrees on Peace and on Land," was held here. Now Smolny is the official residence of the governor of St. Petersburg, and the city's government and administration work here.

Visit Finljandski Railway Station. On April, 03, in 1917 Lenin has come to Petrograd and made a speech to workers directly in the Station. The locomotive that brought him, is located on the station platform in glass pavilion now.

Visit State Museum of the Political History of Russia. The Museum collection covers the period of Russian history beginning with the reign of Catherine II and continuing to the most recent events in political life of Russia.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Return to hotel

Free time

Day 4: ST. PETERSBURG

 

Breakfast Meeting with guide.

Especial sightseeing tour “Red Leningrad” to learn history of Under-Ground people, cafe, rock-musicians, closed Soviet shops as “Death to Husbands” and “Beriozka”; ban of currency exchange in USSR and many different story from 20 century.

Visit Piskaryovsky Memorial Cemetery. In this territory is a place of burials of Leningrad’s residents were dying of starvation during the Blockade.

Day 5: ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW

 

Early breakfast

Check-out from hotel

Guiding transfer to train station

07.00 Sapsan Train to Moscow

11.00 Arrival in Moscow

Transfer to Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square). In 1917, during the October armed uprising, in the area were irreconcilable fighting.

Visit Bolshoi Theatre (outside), Karl Marx Statute, Red Square and Lenin Mausoleum (outside).

Walking through Tverskaya Street

Lunch (in a stylized Soviet café)

Transfer to hotel

Check-in to the hotel

Day 6: MOSCOW

 

Breakfast Meeting with guide.

Transfer to Gorki Leninskiye

Visit Lenin’s Dacha and Museum including two excursions to Kremlin Office of Lenin and Memory Museum.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Transfer to VDNKH Park to walk. It wasExhibition of Achievements of National Economy in past, collecting in this territory the most advanced achievements of the Soviet Union. Now this park is a museum of Soviet standard architecture. You will see pathetic fountains and pavilions of the former Soviet republics and many buildings are devoted to different kinds of arts, culture and science. Here is a famous Russian space shuttle “Buran” also.

Visit Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.

Visit Friendship of Nations Complex and Worker and Kholhoz Woman Statue

Return back to hotel

Day 7: MOSCOW

 

Breakfast Meeting with guide.

Visit Novodevichy Cemetery. It functions from XVI century and in this place you can see burials of good known people as daughters of Ivan Terrible and tsar Alexey, wife of Peter the Great, Russian writers Chekhov, singer Shalyapin, painter Levitan, etc., and many persons of social position as president Boris Eltsyn and Mstislav Rostropovich.

Transfer to Park Pobedy and visit Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Lunch at a local restaurant

Return to hotel

Free time

Extra: Visit The Tretyakov Gallery On Krymsky Val (New Tretyakov) or Classic Tretyakov Gallery

Day 8: MOSCOW

 

Breakfast

Check-out from hotel to 12.00pm

Transfer to the Airport

Extra: guiding transfer

All NET prices are given approximately in USD per one person (adult) in TWN/DBL occupancy

on base of standard room category in Hotels below and subject to change on any conditions

as numbers of pax, prices for Currency in Central Bank of Russia, dates of accommodation, etc.

The proposed Hotels or similar are upon request.

Included Services

Not included Services

- Accommodation in a Hotel (4 nts in St.Petersburg/3 nts in Moscow) in Twn/Dbl rooms and in Sgl room for FOC

- Lunches and dinners as mentioned in the above itinerary

- Airport transfers as mentioned in the above itinerary

- Economy Class Sapsan Train tickets

- English-speaking guide service for all the tours and visits as mentioned in the itinerary

- 1 FOC for the tour leader

- Registration in a Hotel

- Arphones

 

- International flight tickets

- Travel insurance

- Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary

- Tips

- Guide for Department transfer

 

Prices are included:

  • Museums entrance tickets in St.Petersburg: cruiser Aurora, Hermitage, Kazansky Cathedral (free), Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad (outside view of the Square), Political History of Russia, Piskaryovsky Memorial Cemetery & excursion “Red Leningrad”.

  • Museums entrance tickets in Moscow: Lenin’s Dacha and Museum (excursions to Kremlin Office of Lenin and Memory Museum), Museum of Cosmonautics, Novodevichy Cemetery, Great Patriotic War, Meal: 3 dinner, 5 Lunches, 7 Breakfasts in hotels (european cuisine)

  • Tickets for hight-speed train Sapsan. Approximate price of economy-class ticket is ~57-59Euro per 1 pax on the moment.

  • English-speaking guides above the programme excluding transfer for departure from Moscow (other languages are upon request)

  • Transportation (mini-bus for group to 16 persons/bus for group from 21 persons)

  • Excursion on the programme (as Red Square around, Worker and Kholhoz Woman Statue around, Finljandski Railway Station, etc)

  • Registration in hotels

 

Prices are NOT included:

 

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary

  • Tips

  • Permission to photo in museums

  • Porterage at airports and hotels

  • Visa Support

 

 

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