Russian Capitals

St Petersburg & Moscow
7 days
May - Sep
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This fantastic tour takes you to all the highlights of these 2 great Russian cities. See palacial wonders, the treasures of the art galleries and cultural masterpieces.

Day 1 St Petersburg Arrival
Make your own way to your hotel or take an optional private transfer from the airport. Accommodation at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar; check-in and early evening welcome meeting with your tour escort and fellow guests.

Day 2 St Petersburg: Imperial City Tour & Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room 
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 your morning sightseeing tour, become acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and more. In the afternoon,  there is an optional visit 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. In the evening you can enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace to seen an exciting traditional Russian folklore show, including some Russian drinks and snacks.

Day 3 St Petersburg: Peterhof Palace & Hermitage Art Museum
This morning offers an optional excursion to Peterhof Palace - an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade, Water Avenue and its wonderful parks (please note the fountains at Peterhof only operate from May to the end of August). In the afternoon, you can enjoy an optional visit to the world-famous, treasure filled Hermitage Art Museum - a truly wonderful way to end your exploration of this magnificent city.  Tonight, you might like to join the optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Pryanosti & Radosti.

Day 4 St Petersburg-Moscow: Canal Cruise and Fast train to Moscow
In the early morning, you can take an optional guided canal cruise along the meandering waterways of St Petersburg.
Around noon, we transfer to the 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. In the late afternoon we arrive in Moscow; accommodation at Hotel Park Inn Sadu or similar.

Day 5  Moscow: Kremlin, Cathedrals, Metro & 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 one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. Morning sightseeing includes all the highlights of this vast city - Red Square with the Kremlin, Theatre Square with the Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and the Kremlin grounds including one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the famous Moscow Metro including the stations along the Ring Line, followed by a guided stroll along famous Arbat Street, is offered.  This evening's optional tour is 'Moscow by Night' tour which and includes an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Day 6 Moscow: Sergiev Posad & Russian Circus
Today is available a full day optional excursion to Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the country.This year the monastery celebrates the 700th anniverary of St Sergius.  The evening offers an optional final excursion, being a fun visit to the Old Russian Circus.

Day 7 Moscow Farewell
Optional private transfer from hotel to the airport. and end of arrangements

Departures 2018: May 08, 15, 22 and 29; July 17*, 24* and 31*; August 07*, 14, 21 and 28; September 04, 11 and 18

* These departures continue on, becoming a 10 day tour incl. Vladimir, Suzdal & Bogolyubovo. Please see our tour Russian Capitals and Historic Towns for more details.

Includes: 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice; personalised welcome package; entrances to Peter-and-Paul Fortress St. Petersburg, Kremlin Moscow; services of English-speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; train ticket St Petersburg-Moscow one way 2nd class; portage at hotels.

Excludes: Russian Visa; optional private arrival and departure transfers; optional excursions being 4 hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo & Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room; folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace; 4 hour excursion to Peterhof Palace including the Grand Palace;  3 hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour St Petersburg canal cruise, 3 hour Moscow Metro and Arbat Street tour, 3 hour Moscow by Night tour, 8 hour Sergiev Posad tour, visit to Russian Circus. Optional special dinners being Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Pryanosti & Radosti; half board at hotels (6 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea).

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1234.00
Single AUD$ 1814.00

Includes: 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels including daily buffet breakfasts; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice; personalised welcome package; entrances to Peter-and-Paul Fortress St. Petersburg, Kremlin Moscow; services of English speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; train ticket St Petersburg-Moscow one way 2nd class; portage at hotels.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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