1 day. St. Petersburg
Arrival in Saint Petersburg. Meet your local guide and start your unforgettable journey with the city-sightseeing tour!
Inc.: Panoramic tour of Saint-Petersburg in the afternoon.
Drive along the Nevsky prospect, the city's main boulevard and also see the Peter & Paul Fortress – an excellent example of early 18-th century architecture, where from Peter the Great on all the Russian Emperors are buried. Enjoy the classical ensembles of the Senate Square with its famous “Bronze Horseman”, the St.Isaac’s Cathedral & the building of the Senate & Synod, the cathedral’s cupola & the spire of the Admiralty, Church on Blood, cruiser "Aurora", Vasilievsky island, and all other major sights of the city.
2 day. St. Petersburg
We continue our city tour. Today we visit Peter & Paul Fortress and The Hermitage museum.
Inc.: Peter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress was founded by Peter in 1703. Besides the ancient fortifications, on the grounds of the fortress one can visit the St.Peter and Paul Cathedral of the early 18th century (architect D.Trezzini) with the burial vault of Peter the Great and other Russian tsars, the museum in Trubetskoy Bastion prison, expositions: “The History of St.Petersburg”, “The History of the Imperial Mint”, “Pechatnya (Printing Workshop)”, museum on space exploration and missilery; excursion route “Panorama of the Neva” – over the roofs of the fortress’ bastions and curtains.
Hermitage Museum is housed in the four former palaces of the czars on one of the Neva’s embankments in the very heart of the city. Lavishly decorated and fastidiously maintained since the days of Catherine the Great, these large gilded rooms contain works of art of great value. Today it’s one of the world’s largest museums, which contains works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, French impressionists, as well as various objects of applied art, coins, medals, and other treasures from antiquity to the present. They say, that if you study each item in the collection for just 10 seconds, a complete tour will still take 2,5 years!
3 day. St. Petersburg
Opt.: Pushkin, Catherine Palace
Tsarskoye Selo (formerly known as Pushkin) is one of St. Petersburg's numerous Imperial estates. Located just 25 kilometres south of the city, the estate boasts a large landscape park, dotted with architectural follies, and centred on the magnificent blue, white and gold Catherine Palace. Named after its creator, Empress Catherine, the second wife of Peter the Great, the original palace was built between 1717 and 1723 by the architect Braunstein and later richly decorated by the architect Francesco Bartholomeo Rastrelli. The Catherine Palace houses some beautiful Baroque interiors, including the luxurious Grand Hall, a long, gold, mirrored ballroom. The Palace also boasts a unique Amber Room, whose priceless amber panels were stolen by Nazi troops during WWII, but which are now being painstakingly recreated by Russian craftsmen.
Peterhof is jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces and fountains. In the past it used to be an exquisite summer residence of Russian tsars. Upper Garden and Lower Park, genuine masterpieces of landscape design, number over 150 fountains, 4 monumental cascades. On the territory of the reserve in winter, there are 9 working museums: The Grand Palace, Catherine’s Block, Hermitage, the Benois family museum, Cottage, the bath Block, the Museum of Collection, the exposition of the Special Treasury and the private of Catherine the Great in the Block-under – the Armcoat of the Grand Palace.
4 day. St. Petersburg — Moscow
Transfer to train station. Sapsan speed train to Moscow, 2nd class (seating, no meals included).
Arrival in Moscow.
Inc.: Panoramic city tour (including photo stop on Red Square)
Moscow is the capital of Russia & one of the biggest metropolis of the world. 9 millions inhabitants every day from 1 to 1,5 million visitors. It’s centre of Russian Orthodox Church. There are more than 130 temples in the city. Moscow’s history dates back to 1147, when Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy established the first small outpost on the banks of the Moscow river. During the tour you will see all majors sights of the city: embankment of Moscow river, monument of Peter the Great, Novodevichiy convent, Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer and you will enjoy the best view over Moscow from University square on the Sparrow Hills.
Opt.: Moscow river cruise
Moscow is situated on the banks of the Moscow river. It is more than 500 km long. Take a river-cruise to enjoy the amazing views of the central part of Moscow. You will see Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral, Tretiakov gallery and one of the Seven Sisters, Sparrow Hills and Gorky Park.
No visits are included, all highlights from outside.
End of the tour at the hotel to check-in and overnight.
5 day. Moscow
We continue the city-sightseeing tour and visit the famous Red Square and Kremlin grounds!
Red Square lies just outside the Kremlin’s north-east wall. It used to be a market square and has always been a place the Kremlin’s occupants chose to make points to their people. The name Krasnaya ploshchad has nothing to do with either communism or the blood that’s flowed here. Krasnyy originally means beautiful.
Inc.: Kremlin grounds with cathedrals
The Moscow Kremlin is situated in the very centre of the capital of Russia. It’s the monumental walls & towers, golden domes cathedrals & ancient palaces stand high on the Borovitsky Hill above the Moscow river forming a magnificent architectural ensemble. Since 1991, the Kremlin has been the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
Inc.: Moscow metro
After the tour of the Kremlin grounds you will see the Moscow Metro which is the largest and most efficient metro system In Russia with gleaming stations hidden deep underground and astonishingly decorated with elegant marble, glittering chandeliers, magnificent mosaics and gilded works of art. It is the soul of the new Russia and an intriguing mix of history and politics, business and culture. You will visit the most beautiful stations, such as Revolution Square, Theatrical station, Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Belorusskaya, Mayakovskaya.
Opt.: Moscow circus
Moscow Circus, or Nikulin's Circus The circus is one of the oldest circuses in Russia. The circus building was opened as the Solomonsky Circus on 20 October 1880. Among the famous performers who worked there were the clowns Karandash, Oleg Popov, and Yuri Nikulin. Nikulin managed the company for fifteen years, and it has borne his name since his death in 1997. In front of the building is a remarkable statue of Nikulin, whose son has managed the circus since his death.
6 day. Moscow
Opt.: Sergiev Posad
The town is named of honor of Saint Sergey Radonezskiy who was born in Radonezh, a neighboring town. In the 14th century he founded here one of the biggest and the most significant monasteries in Russia – Troitse – Sergiev monastery that today became a Russian kind of Vatican. It includes a seminary, a very large library of religious literature, a historical museum. Many famous icons, monuments of antiquity, and treasures are stored here. Every year tens of thousands piligrims come to Sergiev Posad to pay homage at the relics of Sergiy Radonezhskiy. Troitse – Sergiev Monastery is a very large architectural complex of walls, towers, churches, chapels, and other constructions, For several centuries it played the role of fortress, monastery, and the centre of the ancient Russian culture.
Opt.: Folkshow “Kostroma”
Dayly from June 15th to September 15th in Folk theatre “Russian national ballet “Kostroma” presents “The Russian National Dance Show “Kostroma”, the program that reveals the history of Russia and the life of its peoples where the infinite of time and horizons broaden the boundless means of the art of dance! Vital historical milestones, traditions and customs of the multinational Russia expose originality of the hundreds of cultures of the united people of Russia plunging the audience in the times of christening of Russia, tsar’s Russia and USSR, revealing the life of the people living in the Far North, in the southern steppes, in the mountains of the Caucasus and in the Central Russia.
4 STAR HOTELS IN THE CITY CENTER — ROOMS GUARANTEED!
PARK INN BY RADISSON NEVSKY ****
• 89, Nevsky pr/4 lit A Goncharnaya st., St. Petersburg
• Located on the city's main street and within walking distance of popular tourist and historical sites, this hotel in St. Petersburg is ideal for both the busy executive and the couple on holiday.
NOVOTEL MOSCOW CENTER ****
• 23, Novoslobodskaya St, Moscow
• Novotel Moscow Centre combines convenience and comfort in the centre of town. This 4-star central hotel is the perfect choice for your business or leisure trip. Just 15 minutes from the Kremlin and in easy access to Moscow major International airports. Two metro stations are at the doorstep of the hotel.
Package price per person:
| Package Price per person
|LEY 0507||20.05 — 26.05.2019||EURO 1075||EURO 460|
|LEY 0514||27.05 — 02.06.2019||EURO 1075||EURO 460|
|LEY 0604||17.06 — 23.06.2019||EURO 1075||EURO 460|
|LEY 0611||24.06 — 30.06.2019||EURO 1075||EURO 460|
|LEY 0702||15.07 — 21.07.2019||EURO 975||EURO 360|
|LEY 0709||22.07 — 28.07.2019||EURO 975||EURO 360|
|LEY 0730||12.08 — 18.08.2019||EURO 975||EURO 360|
|LEY 0806||19.08 — 25.08.2019||EURO 975||EURO 360|
|LEY 0827||09.09 — 15.09.2019||EURO 975||EURO 360|
|LEY 0903||16.09 — 22.09.2019||EURO 1060||EURO 445|
GROUP RATE FROM 10 PAX
Package price includes:
• 3 overnights in 4 star hotel, St. Petersburg, in double room, BB buffet;
• 3 overnights in 4 star hotel, Moscow, in double room, BB buffet;
• Entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum, Kremlin grounds incl. cathedrals, Moscow metro;
• Service of tour escorts on all tours;
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary;
• Sapsan speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow, 2 class seating, NO meals included;
• Luggage handling at hotels and railway stations;
• Service & VAT.
Arrival to Moscow
| The price for this tour
(including accomodation, meal & transfers according to program)
|from 975 €|
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