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Tour ID: 36
Tour type: Forthcoming Tours

Tour Category: International

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Exotic Russia

06 Days / 7 Nights

Moscow (3), St Petersburg (3)

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Day 1 :: 10 Jul 2018 : Arrive in Moscow (D)

Early Arrival to Moscow. A professional licensed guide will meet you on arrival at the airport. The group will be transferred to the hotel for check in and breakfast. You will meet the guide in the hotel lobby and go on a city tour including all major external highlights (Sparrow Hills, Moscow University, Red Square, GUM, Bolshoi Theatre, Tverskaya street, KGB-building etc). During the city tour you will visit the St.Basil's cathedral. Dinner is included in a city restaurant with local food.

 

Day 2 :: 11 Jul 2018 : In Moscow (B,L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You will meet the guide in the hotel lobby. Visit to the Kremlin and its Armory. Moscow Kremlin is the office of the President of Russia and a museum. The tour of the Kremlin covers the history of Moscow and Russia, life of Russian Tsars. You will see the famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon and even the tree planted by the famous Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin upon his return from the flight into space. You will visit several cathedrals on the Kremlin territory, including the Assumption Cathedral that used to be the place where the Russian Tsars were crowned, nowadays it has one of the largest collections of Russian icons in the world. After lunch - enjoy the tour to the famous Moscow underground, so called “Palaces for people”. After that a walk along Arbat pedestrian street, souvenir shopping (if needed). Dinner in local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 3 :: 12 Jul 2018 : In Moscow (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After the breakfast, your guide will meet you for a day trip to Sergiev Posad, which is located 70 kilometers north of Moscow. It is one of the ‘Golden Ring’ towns that surround the capital. Sergiev Posad is a colorful, truly Russian town. It is famous for its spectacular fortified monastery, the Trinity Monastery of Saint Sergius (Troitse-Sergieva Lavra), an important center of Orthodox Christianity and a major destination for pilgrims. Its complex of medieval buildings might rival Moscow Kremlin in its beauty. Blue and golden cupolas offset by snow-white walls - Sergiev Posad has been designated by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Lunch and dinner are included in the city restaurants with local food.

Day 4 :: 13 Jul 2018 : Moscow - St Petersburg (B,D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After the check-out at 12:00 you will meet your guide at the hotel lobby and will be transferred to the railway station to catch a SAPSAN speed train for St Petersburg.

You will arrive at St Petersburg at 19:20 (estimated). Your English speaking guide will meet you at the station and transfer you to a local restaurant .Later transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in St Petersburg.

Day 5 :: 14 Jul 2018 : In St Petersburg (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide in the hotel lobby. Morning enjoy the city tour  in which you go along Nevsky Avenue, passing by Gostiny Dvor and pass by Saviour-on-the-Blood Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, enjoy the ensembles of Palace Square with Winter Palace, Hermitage and Alexander Column, St. Isaac's Square and Cathedral, Mariinsky Palace, Dekabristov Square, and you will visit Peter-and-Paul’s Fortress, the city’s cradle and the place where the Romanov dynasty was traditionally buried. Lunch at the city restaurant. After lunch you will visit the famous Saviour-on-the-Blood Cathedral and have some free time for shopping and taking pictures. Transfer to the restaurant for dinner after which you transfer to the hotel.

Optional : Opera show with Dinner

 

Day 6 :: 15 Jul 2018 : In St Petersburg (B,D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Coach and guide for 10:00 - 21:00. Meet the guide in the hotel lobby. Morning trip to Peterhof (a suburb of St Petersburg). Peterhof with Peter’s Grand Summer Palace and gardens which are often referred to as "the Russian Versailles", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic estate. After return to the city and free time for lunch under own arrangements- a visit to the Hermitage museum, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852, which is one of the largest and oldest museums of the world. Dinner at the city restaurant. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 :: 16 Jul 20178: St Petersburg-India (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Coach and guide for 10:00 – 16.00. Today you will visit Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) with Ekaterina’s Palace and gardens, that, in terms of grandeur and excess, outstrip even Versailles. What is more, at Tsarskoe Selo, the 18th century saw the construction of two vast and truly exceptional palaces, both surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens with diverse and fascinating decorative architecture. The Catherine Palace is undoubtedly Tsarskoe Selo's top attraction, particularly renowned for the extraordinary Amber Room. After the lunch you will be transferred to the airport.

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