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7 Days: ST. Petersburg & Moscow

Tour Overview
Explore two of Russia’s most charming cities with this fascinating 7-day tour. Arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia’s fairytale-like former capital, also known as the Venice of the North. Visit the city’s historical squares and cathedrals and learn about its legendary rulers such as Peter & Catherine the Great. Take a train ride to Moscow through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. One of the most dynamic metropolises in the world, Moscow, Russia’s capital, is world renowned for its onion domed cathedrals.

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: the 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. (B)


Day 7 (Monday): Moscow Departure

Transfer to the airport. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Oct 06 - 12, 2020 $1,285 $1,970
Oct 13 - 19, 2020 $1,285 $1,970
Oct 20 - 26, 2020 $1,285 $1,970
Optional Tours Price Per Person
4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace $121
Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace $98
4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace $113
3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum $76
Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti $76
Guided channel cruise $98
3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour $38
3-hour Moscow by night tour and river cruise $83
8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad $121
Half board (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) $272
2021
March-October 2021, 7 days/ 6 nights
Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jun 08 - 14, 2021 1370 2170
Jun 15 - 21, 2021 1370 2170
Jun 22 - 28, 2021 1370 2170
Jun 29 - 05 Jul, 2021 1370 2170
Mar 30 - Apr 05, 2021 1225 1885
Apr 13 - 19, 2021 1225 1885
Apr 27 - March 03, 2021 1225 1885
March 04 - 10, 2021 1225 1885
March 11 - 17, 2021 1225 1885
March 18 - 14, 2021 1225 1885
Jun 01 - 07, 2021 1225 1885
Jul 06 - 12, 2021 1225 1885
Jul 13 - 19, 2021 1225 1885
Jul 20 - 26, 2021 1225 1885
Jul 27 - Aug 02, 2021 1225 1885
Aug 03 - 09, 2021 1225 1885
Aug 10 - 16, 2021 1225 1885
Aug 17 - 23, 2021 1225 1885
Aug 24 - 30, 2021 1225 1885
Aug 31 - Sep 06, 2021 1225 1885
Sep 07 - 13, 2021 1225 1885
Sep 14 - 20, 2021 1225 1885
Sep 21 - 27, 2021 1225 1885
Sep 27 - 04 Oct, 2021 1225 1885
Oct 05 - 11, 2021 1225 1885
Optional Tours Price Per Person
4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace 115
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 70
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
Half board (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea) 115
370

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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
  • Personalized welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow 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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