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THE DAY OF AIRBORNE FORCES IN RUSSIA

03 August 2020

02 August is the Day of Airborne Forces in Russia and in some countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union.
RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING LIFTED IN ST. PETERSBURG

30 July 2020

Starting this week, shopping malls, restaurants and travel companies of St. Petersburg are reopening their doors to visitors after a four-month closure.

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Two Capitals and the Golden Ring

Two Capitals and the Golden Ring

St. Petersburg – Moscow – Vladimir – Suzdal – Rostov – Sergiev Posad

10 Days / 9 Nights


Departure dates 2020

From Monday till Wednesday
August: 03, 17
September: 07

Minimum number of participants – 2 pax.


Day 1. Saint-Petersburg

Arrival, transfer to the hotel, check-in.

 

Day 2. Saint-Petersburg

Breakfast.

In the morning we will make the extensive panoramic tour of the city, named "Venice of the North". We will make stops at the St. Isaak Square, the Field of Mars, Winter Palace and the Neva River embankment etc. Then we will continue with the visit of the interior of the Kazan Cathedral. We will end our excursion with the visit to the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, the historic core of the city.

 

Day 3. Saint-Petersburg

Breakfast.

We will dedicate this morning to a visit of the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum (main building), one of the largest museums in the world. Its collections comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Among the treasures of the Hermitage are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Tiziano, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rembrandt etc.

 

Day 4. Saint-Petersburg

Breakfast.

Package tour ¨The suburbs of Saint Petersburg¨

(Optional) We recommend you to dedicate this day to the suburbs of St. Petersburg and go to the majestic summer residences of Russian Emperors: Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) and Peterhof. In the morning we will go to the town of Pushkin to visit the spectacular Catherine Palace with its famous ¨Golden Suite of rooms¨ including the unique Amber Room. Afterwards, we continue to the residence of Peter the Great - Peterhof located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. We will walk along the beautiful parks of Peterhof, enjoy the majestic water cascades, elegant gardens adorned with classical statues. 

 

Day 5. Saint-Petersburg / Moscow

Breakfast.

A transfer to the train station is scheduled according to the departure of the train, we will take a high-speed train Sapsan to Moscow – the capital of Russia. Arrival. Transfer to the hotel, check-in.

 

Day 6. Moscow

Breakfast.

Today we will get acquainted with Moscow, the capital of Russia, during a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city we will drive along the main streets and squares, make photo stops at the most picturesque places of the city and see the Red Square, Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil Cathedral, the building of Lubyanka, the former KGB headquarters and many others. We will admire the exterior of the beautiful Novodevichy Convent, visit the famous Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, which has a tragic history of its own. Afterwards, we will go down on a fascinating trip of Moscow Metro that is considered to be among the most beautiful metros in the world. Some say that stations are as beautiful as palace halls. We will continue our tour by walking along famous Arbat street, one of the oldest streets of the city that remains to be the cultural and tourist centre of the capital. 

 

Day 7. Moscow

Breakfast.

This morning we will visit the historical and political centre of Moscow – the Kremlin. During an unforgettable walk around the impressive territory of the Kremlin, the ancient citadel of Moscow, we will visit one of the Cathedrals, see the Palace of the President, the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon. 

 

Day 8. Moscow / Vladimir / Suzdal

Breakfast.

Today we will get acquainted with the famous towns of the Golden Ring. The Golden Ring is a tourist route that passes through the ancient towns located around Moscow. White stone architecture of the towns of the Golden Ring was included in UNESCO World Heritage list.


Transfer to Vladimir.

tour of the historical centre of Vladimir will tell us about the history of the town. Today we will visit the Assumption Cathedral, one of the principal churches of medieval Russia of the 12th-14th centuries that is now part of World Heritage. The exterior walls of the church are covered with elaborated engravings. The interior was painted in the 12th century and repainted by Andrei Rubliov. We will definitely see the Golden Doors and Cathedral of St. Dmitry. 


Transfer to Suzdal.

In 1024 the town of Suzdal was mentioned in the chronicles for the first time. Very soon the town became a major religious centre that counted numerous monasteries and churches. Today the town is an important tourist centre that has a large number of finest examples of ancient Russian architecture. A sightseeing tour of the town includes a visit to the Kremlin of Suzdal, the Nativity Cathedral, the Euthymios Saviour Monastery, the cathedral of Transfiguration, the museum of Wooden Art and the monastery of the Intercession.

Check-in at the hotel.


Day 9. Rostov / Sergiev Posad

Breakfast.

Transfer to Rostov.

Rostov is one of the most ancient towns in Russia. Starting 988 it was one of the principle Russian eparchies. In the 13th century Rostov became the capital of one of the most prominent Russian principalities. Even after it lost independence Rostov continued being an extremely important religious centre. We will visit the Kremlin and the Museum of Smalts, and walk to the lake Nero.


Transfer to Sergiev Posad.

We will visit the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius that is one of the most important monasteries in Russia and the spiritual centre of Russian Orthodox Church. UNESCO listed this Monastery in World Heritage Sites in 1993 stating that it is "a good example of a functioning orthodox monastery that has some military features typical for the 15th-18th centuries, the main period of its development”. UNESCO also notes that one of the treasures of the monastery is the famous Trinity icon by Andrey Rubliov.

Check-in at the hotel.

 

Day 10. Sergiev Posad

Breakfast.

Your transfer to the airport is scheduled according to the departure of the plane.