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Russian Capitals And Tatarstan
10 Days

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10 Days: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan

Tour Overview
With St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kazan included, this tour is one of the most charming ones you will ever take! Start in St. Petersburg, Russia’s former capital and one of its most iconic cities. Visit its world famous palaces and museums and enjoy a Russian folklore show. Take a high speed train to Moscow through scenic landscapes and arrive in the capital city, often called The Mother of Russia. Visit the city’s impressive historical buildings and squares. Depart for Kazan, the thousand year-old city in Tatarstan, and explore its old stone mosques fortresses.

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg, transfer to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.


Day 2 (Wednesday): 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 of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an 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. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks. (B)


Day 3 (Thursday): St. Petersburg

The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti. (B)


Day 4 (Friday): St. Petersburg-Moscow

The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we go to the Moscow 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. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya**** or similar. (B)


Day 5 (Saturday): 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 the highlights of the vast city: Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers an optional Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla. (B)


Day 6 (Sunday): 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. In the evening, transfer to the Kazanskaya Railway Station and departure with the Tatarstan Premium overnight train bound for Kazan. (BBD)


Day 7 (Monday): Kazan

In the morning, we arrive to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. Located at the mighty Volga River, Kazan is a beautiful thousand-year-old city, where Christianity and Islam have co-existed peacefully through the centuries. Upon arrival we are transferred to Hotel Park Inn Kazan**** or similar, where breakfast is served. The morning and early afternoon sightseeing tour allows us to explore Kazan’s rich past and takes us to the old Tatar Quarter, where we visit the city’s oldest stone mosque and Kazan Kremlin, a stone fortress of the 16th century with a perfect panoramic view. We also visit the Kul-Sharif Mosque, one of the largest in Europe, and the Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. (B)


Day 8 (Tuesday): Kazan

This morning offers an optional visit to the Admiralteyskaya Quarter and the Raifa Monastery. The monastery, located on the bank of a beautiful lake and surrounded by virgin forests, and is one of the most beautiful sites in Tatarstan. The monastery has an intriguing history dating back to the 17th century and it is still a functioning monastery today. In the afternoon an optional visit is offered to Iske-Kazan (Old Kazan), a fascinating open-air museum located where the capital of the medieval Khanate of Kazan once stood. We visit the museum dominated by a modern reconstruction of the large wooden fortress from time of the khanate, while an interactive theatrical show with the medieval ruler of the city, the Kazan Khan, and his entourage gives us a further impression of the lives of the people of medieval Kazan. (B)


Day 9 (Wednesday): Kazan

This morning an optional visit to Sviyazhsk is on our program. This scenic little town located an hour’s drive from Kazan at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers has served as a fortress and military base since the 16th century. We visit the Holy Domitian Monastery of Sviyazhsk and the Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the town and the rivers before we return to Kazan. In the evening an optional national cuisine dinner is offered at Restaurant Tatar Cuisine House. (B)


Day 10 (Tuesday): Departure Kazan

Transfer to the airport. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
June-August 2021, 10 days/9 nights
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jul 15 - 24, 2021 1990 3050
Jul 13 - 22, 2021 1825 2770
Jul 27 - Aug 05, 2021 1825 2770
Aug 10 - 19, 2021 1825 2770
Optional Tours Price Per Person
Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace 95
4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace 110
3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum 70
Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti 70
Guided channel cruise 95
3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour 35
3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise 80
8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad 115
4-hour excursion to Admiralteyskaya Quarter and Raifa Monastery 60
4-hour excursion to Iske-Kazan (Old Kazan) with entrance to the museum and fortress and interactive show 85
6-hour excursion to Sviyazshsk with entrance to Holy Domitian Monastery and Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh 85
National dinner at Restaurant Tatar Cuisine House 60
4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace 115
Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) 355

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 8 overnights at centrally located 4-star hotels
  • 1 overnight on board “Tatarstan Premium” train in 2 berth compartments
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • 1 x boxed dinner on board overnight train
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Moscow Kremlin and Kazan Kremlin
  • Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels and railway stations

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