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Two Capitals of Russia

Two Capitals: Moscow – Saint Petersburg

8 days / 7 nights

The same programme can start in St. Petersburg.

Minimum number of participants – 2 pax.

 

Day 1. Moscow

Arrival, transfer to the hotel, check in.

 

Day 2. 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 3. 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 4. Moscow / St. Petersburg

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 Saint Petersburg – the cultural capital of Russia.

Arrival. Transfer to the hotel, check in.

 

Day 5. St. 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 6. St. 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 7. St. 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 8. St. Petersburg.

Breakfast.

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

 

Prices in US DOLLARS per person (commission for tour operators is included).

 

April - October 2020,
except High season*
* High season
15.05.20 – 10.07.20
Tour price per person in DBL room USD 1295 Tour price per person in DBL room USD 1435
SGL supplement USD 430 SGL supplement USD 570


Price includes:

Accommodation: 4 nights at the Ambassador Hotel 4* or similar (St. Petersburg)

Accommodation: 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya Hotel 4* or similar (Moscow)

Buffet breakfast in the hotel

Arrival and departure transfers (without guide)

Tours and excursions in Saint Petersburg: City tour, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum (main building).

Tours and excursions in Moscow: City tour, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Metro, a walk along Arbat Street, Kremlin.

Transportation for all tours and transfers

English-speaking guide service

Entry tickets to the museums as per the itinerary

Train ticket Saint Petersburg – Moscow (or vice versa), standard class.