This fantastic tour takes you to all the highlights of these 2 great Russian cities. See the wonders of the palaces, the treasures of the art galleries and the cultural masterpieces. All the excursions are included in the tour cost.
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DAY 1 ARRIVAL ST. PETERSBURG
Arrival in St. Petersburg, transfer from the airport to Hotel Sokos Vasilievksy or similar; check-in, welcome meeting.
DAY 2 ST. PETERSBURG: IMPERIAL CITY SIGHTSEEING, CATHERINE'S PALACE, AMBER ROOM & FOLKLORE SHOW
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. The afternoon visit is to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. Evening visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace, including an exciting Russian folklore show, with Russian drinks and snacks.
DAY 3 ST .PETERSBURG: PETERHOF PALACE & HERMITAGE MUSEUM
Morning excursion 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 parks. Afternoon visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. Evening: enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch.
DAY 4 ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW: CANAL CRUISE & FAST TRAIN TO MOSCOW
Early morning, guided canal cruise. Around noon we 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. The train ride is approximately 4 hours. In the evening arrive in Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu or similar.
DAY 5 MOSCOW: KREMLIN, CATHEDRALS, METRO & EVENING RIVER CRUISE
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 to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. This morning's sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. Afternoon visit to the famous Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat street. The evening's 'Moscow by Night' tour includes an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.
DAY 6 MOSCOW: SERGIEV POSAD & RUSSIAN CIRCUS
Today enjoy a full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we 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 700th anniversary celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The evening offers a visit to the Old Russian Circus - relive your fond childhood memories!.
DAY 7 MOSCOW DEPARTURE
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
DEPARTURES: 30 May; 06, 13, 20* and 27 June; 04*, 11, 18* and 25* July; 01*, 08*, 15, 22 and 29 August; 05, 12 and 19 September 2017
* These departures continue on, becoming a 10 day tour including Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal and Bogolyubovo. Please see our tour Russian Capitals and The Golden Ring for more details.
INCLUDES: Arrival transfer - St Petersburg Airport to hotel (Day 1 only); 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels, including buffet breakfast; Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice; Personalised welcome package; Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, the Moscow Kremlin and the Moscow Metro; 4-hour excursion to Peterhof , including a visit to the Grand Palace; Visit to the folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace; 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo, including a visit to Catherine’s Palace; 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3-hour guided canal tour; 3-hour excursion and cruise on the Moscow River; 8 hour visit to Sergiev Posad; Visit to Old Russian Circus; Departure transfer Moscow hotel to airport (Day 7 only); Service of English-speaking tour escort on all tours; Service of 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class); Portage at hotels and railway stations; Service and VAT
EXCLUDES: Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch; Half board (6 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea); Russian Visa
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