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Russian Capitals Winter Edition
7 Days

ITINERARY

7 days: Moscow, St. Petersburg

Tour Overview:
Discover the well-known Russian cities of St Petersburg and Moscow as winter wonderlands. Arrive in Moscow, Russia’s capital. One of the most dynamic metropolises in the world, Moscow, is world renowned for its onion domed cathedrals. Take a train ride to St Petersburg through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, St. Petersburg is Russia’s fairytale-like former capital. Visit the city’s historical squares and cathedrals and learn about its legendary rulers such as Peter & Catherine the Great.

Day 1: Arrival Moscow

Arrival in Moscow, Transfer to Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya**** check-in, welcome meeting.


Day 2: Moscow

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 to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds, where we see Ivan the Great Bell Tower and visit one of the cathedrals. The evening offers an optional ice-breaker cruise on the Moscow River to admire the illuminated centre of Moscow by night. (B)


Day 3: Moscow

The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. (B)


Day 4: Moscow – St. Petersburg

Morning at leisure, around noon we go to the railway station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for St.Petersburg. The train ride takes us through endless snow-cladded Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the evening we arrive to St.Petersburg and check in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar. (B)


Day 5: St. Petersburg

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”. When the city is covered in snow it has a special romantic atmosphere. During the morning sightseeing tour, we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: The Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Saviour, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers a visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. (B)


Day 6: St. Petersburg

The morning offers optional excursion 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. Afternoon is at leisure in the city to explore it on your own hand. (B)


Day 7: St. Petersburg

Transfer to the airport. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Departure: December 2021 - March 2022
2021
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Dec 08 - Dec 12 1305 1600
Dec 22 - Dec 26 1305 1600
2022
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 05 - Jan 09 1305 1600
Jan 19 - Jan 23 1305 1600
Feb 02 - Feb 06 1305 1600
Feb 16 - Feb 20 1305 1600
Mar 02 - Mar 06 1305 1600
Mar 16 - Mar 20 1305 1600
Optional Tours Price Person
Half board at hotels (4 x 3 course dinners with coffee/tea 175

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 6 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • 3 hour Moscow sightseeing tour with Moscow metro tour and 3 hour St.Petersburg sightseeing tour, visit to Hermitage
    Art Museum
  • Service of English and German speaking local guide
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking local guide
  • Service of French and Portuguese speaking local guide
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Sapsan high-speed train Moscow-St.Petersburg OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations

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