Russian Capitals

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Escorted visit to St Petersburg & Moscow
7 days
Apr - Oct
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This fantastic tour takes you to all the highlights of these two great Russian cities, from palatial wonders to the treasures of the art galleries and cultural masterpieces.

Day 1 Arrive St Petersburg 
Private transfer from the airport to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar; check-in and early evening welcome meeting with your tour escort & fellow guests.

Day 2 St Petersburg: Imperial City Tour & Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room 
This is an amazing city where Imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title, 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 Saviour, Nevsky Convent and more. Afternoon visit to Zarskoye Selo to see the impressive Catherine’s Palace and Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. Evening 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
Morning excursion to Peterhof Palace - an uncontested masterpiece of Peter the Great's time, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade, Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. Afternoon visit to the world-famous, treasure filled, Hermitage Art Museum - a truly wonderful way to end your exploration of this great city. Tonight, you might like to join the optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.

Day 4 St Petersburg - Moscow: Channel Cruise and Fast train to Moscow
Early morning guided canal cruise along the meandering waterways. 
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. Late afternoon arrival in Moscow, for 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. Afternoon visit to the famous Moscow Metro including the stations along the Ring Line, followed by a guided stroll along famous Arbat Street, is offered. Evening 'Moscow by Night' tour which and includes an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Day 6 Moscow: Sergiev Posad & Russian Circus
Full day excursion to Sergiev Posad, with a visit to the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the country's spiritual. This year the monastery celebrates the 700th anniverary of St Sergius. This evening is our final excursion - a fun visit to the Old Russian Circus.

Day 7 Depart Moscow
Private transfer from hotel to the airport and end of arrangements

2019 departures: 16 Apr;   07, 14, 21*, 28 May;   11, 18*, 25 Jun;   02*, 09, 16*, 23, 30* Jul;  
06, 13, 20*, 27 Aug; 03, 10, 17, 24 Sep;   01 Oct

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

Includes: 6 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice; 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; porterage at hotels; private arrival + departure transfers; 4 hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo & Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room; folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace; 4 hour excursion to Peterhof Palace including Grand Palace; 3 hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour St Petersburg channel cruise, 3 hour Moscow Metro and Arbat Street tour, 3 hour Moscow by Night tour, 8 hour Sergiev Posad tour, visit to Russian Circus.

Excludes: Russian Visa; optional special dinner being Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti; half board at hotels (6 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea).

Maximum group size: 45 persons

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2140.00
Single AUD$ 2812.00

Includes: 6 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice; 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; porterage at hotels; private arrival + departure transfers; 4 hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo & Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room; folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace; 4 hour excursion to Peterhof Palace including Grand Palace; 3 hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour St Petersburg channel cruise, 3 hour Moscow Metro and Arbat Street tour, 3 hour Moscow by Night tour, 8 hour Sergiev Posad tour, visit to Russian Circus.

 

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