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The Czar Route – 9 Days

$ 1,395.00

An escorted tour explore the the legends of the mighty Czars in this amazing 9-day tour of St. Petersburg, Moscow and Helsinki!

9 days visit Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Description

DAY 1 (SUNDAY): ARRIVAL HELSINKI
Arrival in Helsinki, transfer to your hotel.

Hotel Glo Art or similar

DAY 2 (MONDAY): HELSINKI (B)
Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital.

The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbours and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock.

The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, an oasis in the midst of the city with cottages, farmsteads and manors from all around Finland.

DAY 3 (TUESDAY): HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG (B)
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle.

In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at your hotel.

Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar

DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY): ST. PETERSBURG (B)
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”. 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.

DAY 5 (THURSDAY): ST. PETERSBURG (B/D)
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 Russian Kitsch.

DAY 6 (FRIDAY): ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW (B)
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 the hotel.

Hotel Park Inn Sadu or similar

DAY 7 (SATURDAY): MOSCOW (B)
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.

DAY 8 (SUNDAY): MOSCOW (B)
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.

The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.

DAY 9 (MONDAY): MOSCOW DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests

Regular Departure
$1395
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $595

 
Special Departure
$1525
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement: $645

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020

2019: 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 04 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep
2019: 26 May, 03 Jun, , 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 07 Jul (Date with White Night)

GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019

January:
February:
March:
April:
May:
26
June:
9, 16, 23, 30
July:
7, 14, 21, 28
August:
4, 11, 18, 25
September:
1, 8, 15
October
November:
December:

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Hunt for the legends of the mighty Czars in this amazing 9-day tour of St. Petersburg, Moscow and Helsinki! The starting point of your captivating Route will be in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. Not to mention the chance to experience the top pleasures of Finland, such as the amazing atmosphere in Finnish public saunas and deliciousness of coffee during “Fika”, many impressive landmarks await to be explored, such as the famous Senate square and the masterpiece of Stripped Classicism – the Parliament building. Moving forward on your fabled journey, the golden city of St. Petersburg will become your host. In the former Russian capital you will witness the amazing luxury of the architecture of Winter Palace and other famous landmarks, and one of the richest art collections in the world in Hermitage Museum. After the treasures of St. Petersburg, the final scene of your spectacular tour will be in Moscow. You will find yourself wandering in the impressive Red Square and standing right next to the St. Basil’s Cathedral in Kremlin. Sounds like a perfect journey, doesn’t it? It’s time to pack your luggage and prepare for a tour that will leave some life-lasting impressions!

DEPARTURE

Group departure guaranteed for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

8 overnight stays at centrally located 4* hotels
8 x buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
Personalised welcome package
Entrances to Church-in-the-Ruck in Helsinki,
Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
Service of bilingual English speaking tour leader on all tours
Service of 1st class motor buses or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg- Moscow (2nd class)
Portage at hotels and railway station

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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