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Tales of Moscow & St. Petersburg – 7 Days

$ 1,884.00

Russian has been undergoing an incredible and rapid change during the last two decades. This trip showcases you the most dynamic city in Russia – Moscow and St. Petersburg – The most cultural city in Russia.

7 days visit Moscow and St. Petersburg

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Day 1, Arrive Moscow, Friday (D)
Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia.

Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Moscow: Marriott Grand

Day 2, in Moscow, Saturday (B)
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country.

Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University.

Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own.

The rest of the day is at leisure

Day 3, in Moscow, excursion to Sergiev Posad, Sunday (B/L)
Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture.

For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries.

After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure.

This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.”

Day 4, Moscow to St. Petersburg, Monday (B/D)
Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg.

Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel.

Dinner at hotel. Join an optional Russian Folklore evening.

St. Petersburg: Ambassador or Crowne Plaza Ligovsky

Day 5, in St. Petersburg, Tuesday (B)
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.”

Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect.

Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I.

Your evening is free or join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.

Day 6, in St. Petersburg, Wednesday (B/D)
This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great.

Tonight, join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner.

Day 7, Depart St. Petersburg, Thursday (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


Based on sharing
USD $1884
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • Single supplement: USD $798

Based on sharing
CAD $2505
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • Single supplement: CAD $1063



GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019 – 2020

January:
February:
March:
April:
26
May:
10, 17, 24
June:
14, 28
July:
19
August:
16, 30
September:
6, 13, 27
October
4
November:
December:

Additional information

OVERVIEW

An escorted tour which showcases you the most dynamic city in Russia – Moscow and St. Petersburg – The most cultural city in Russia.

DEPARTURE

Group departure guaranteed for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
• Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
• Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
• Airport arrival and departure transfers
• High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
• Professional Tour Director throughout
• Luggage handling
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Service charges and hotel taxes

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips to guides and drivers and beverages

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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