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Russian Capitals

St Petersburg, Russia

Tour Details

Visit: St. Petersburg, Moscow

Day 1 (Tuesday): St. Petersburg

After arrival in St. Petersburg you will be transferred to the hotel for check in and a welcome meeting.

Day 2 (Wednesday): St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title "The Venice of the North". During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. We will then visit Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the evening you will enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne" and snacks.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Thurday): St. Petersburg

The morning is reserved for a visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful park. In the afternoon, we will visit the world famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening you'll enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (Friday): St. Petersburg - Moscow

In the morning, you will have the possibility to do an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we will go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. We will then arrive to Moscow and check in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Saturday): Moscow

Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we will visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon you will have the possibilty to do an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. In the evening, you will also have the possibility to do another optional Moscow by night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 (Sunday): Moscow

The day starts with an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we will visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700 years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. During the evening, you'll be able to do an optional visit of the Old Russian Circus

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 (Monday): Moscow

Transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Package Includes:

  • 6 Overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 6 Buffet Breakfast
  • Welcome Meeting with champagne, cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Entrances to Peter Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
  • 4 hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
  • 3 hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours
  • Service of local French and Portuguese speaking guides on certain tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Sapsan high speed train St. Petersburg - Moscow OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations

 

Not Included:

  • 4 hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine's Palace: $139.00 per person
  • A Visit to a folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: $113.00 per person
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti &Radosti: $87.00 per person
  • 3 hour guided channel cruise: 113.00 per person
  • 3 hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour: $43.00 per person
  • 3 hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise: $96.00 per person
  • 8 hour excursion to Sergiev Posad $139.00 per person
  • Half board (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): $313.00

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • St. Petersburg: Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky 4*
  • Moscow: Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya 4*

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and escorted tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (vh)

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