Charm of the Russian Capitals

  • Day 1. St Petersburg
  • Day 2. St Petersburg - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Day 3. St Petersburg - Peterhof - Tsarskoye Selo
  • Day 4. St Petersburg
  • Day 5. St Petersburg - Moscow
  • Day 6. Moscow - Kremlin
  • Day 7. Moscow - Sergiev Posad
  • Day 8. Moscow
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Day 1. St. Petersburg

Highlights:St. Petersburg city tour

 

Upon arrival to Saint Peterburg you will have a panoramic city tour to see the famous Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the City, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty with its gilded top, the largest Church in St. Petersburg – the Blood Church and stop by the ensembles of Palace Sq. with Winter Palace, Hermitage and Alexander Column and Mariinsky Palace.

Dinner with traditional Russian food and a folk show.

 

Meals: D
Overnight: Saint Petersburg 

Highlights:St. Petersburg city tour

 

Upon arrival to Saint Peterburg you will have a panoramic city tour to see the famous Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the City, the Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty with its gilded top, the largest Church in St. Petersburg – the Blood Church and stop by the ensembles of Palace Sq. with Winter Palace, Hermitage and Alexander Column and Mariinsky Palace.

Dinner with traditional Russian food and a folk show.

 

Meals: D
Overnight: Saint Petersburg 

Day 2. St. Petersburg – Peter and Paul Fortress

Highlights: Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage museum

 

Morning visit at the Peter and Paul Fortress – the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg and put up for fortification purposes but never been attacked. Founded by Peter the Great, who himself took part in the construction of the building, enjoy the beauty of one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces, the golden Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Afternoon visit to one of the world’s greatest art museums – the Hermitage, located within the Winter Palace, baroque masterpiece and residence of the Russian tsars. It boasts a collection of art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The Hermitage is so large that according to expert’s it would take you 9 years to look at each item of the museum collection for one minute! So, don’t get frustrated if you can’t see it all, but take away some special memories from this visit, because the Hermitage is definitely a “must see” museum for any art lover.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Saint Petersburg 

Highlights: Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage museum

 

Morning visit at the Peter and Paul Fortress – the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg and put up for fortification purposes but never been attacked. Founded by Peter the Great, who himself took part in the construction of the building, enjoy the beauty of one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces, the golden Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Afternoon visit to one of the world’s greatest art museums – the Hermitage, located within the Winter Palace, baroque masterpiece and residence of the Russian tsars. It boasts a collection of art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The Hermitage is so large that according to expert’s it would take you 9 years to look at each item of the museum collection for one minute! So, don’t get frustrated if you can’t see it all, but take away some special memories from this visit, because the Hermitage is definitely a “must see” museum for any art lover.

 

Meals: B+L
Overnight: Saint Petersburg 

Day 3. St. Petersburg – Peterhof – Tsarskoye Selo

Highlights: Peterhof Palace, Catherine Palace

 

This day is devoted to exploring one of St. Petersburg suburbs – Peterhof, where famous summer residence of the Russian tsars is located.  This palace is Russian answer to French Versailles with an impressive park with 200 fountains that make its major attraction. World best artists designed the unique ensemble of fountains and cascades over long period of over 100 years.
You stay in  St. Petersburg would not be complete without visit of  another outstanding suburban residence of the Russian tsars – Catherine Palace, named after the Empress Catherine I, its the first royal owner of the imperial palace. It is the best example of Russian baroque with incredible collection of art, where you will admire breath-taking interiors of its 29 halls, including the legendary Amber Room assembled with over 500,000 pieces of amber like a huge puzzle.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: St. Petersburg

Highlights: Peterhof Palace, Catherine Palace

 

This day is devoted to exploring one of St. Petersburg suburbs – Peterhof, where famous summer residence of the Russian tsars is located.  This palace is Russian answer to French Versailles with an impressive park with 200 fountains that make its major attraction. World best artists designed the unique ensemble of fountains and cascades over long period of over 100 years.
You stay in  St. Petersburg would not be complete without visit of  another outstanding suburban residence of the Russian tsars – Catherine Palace, named after the Empress Catherine I, its the first royal owner of the imperial palace. It is the best example of Russian baroque with incredible collection of art, where you will admire breath-taking interiors of its 29 halls, including the legendary Amber Room assembled with over 500,000 pieces of amber like a huge puzzle.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: St. Petersburg

Day 4. St. Petersburg – Boat tour – St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Highlights: canal tour, St. Isaac’s Cathedral

 

Morning boat trip in Neva River and canals. Getting around St Petersburg by boat is one of the best ways to enjoy a romantic sightseeing in the city of rivers and canals. The combination of fascinating architecture and water in St. Petersburg, as well as in Venice, has a special charm.
Afternoon visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral: the largest Church in Russia and one of the finest architectural works and capable accommodate about 10,000 people.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: St. Petersburg

Highlights: canal tour, St. Isaac’s Cathedral

 

Morning boat trip in Neva River and canals. Getting around St Petersburg by boat is one of the best ways to enjoy a romantic sightseeing in the city of rivers and canals. The combination of fascinating architecture and water in St. Petersburg, as well as in Venice, has a special charm.
Afternoon visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral: the largest Church in Russia and one of the finest architectural works and capable accommodate about 10,000 people.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: St. Petersburg

Day 5. St. Petersburg – Moscow

Morning departure by speed train “Sapsan” to Moscow (approx. 4h). Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Moscow.

Enjoy a free evening in Moscow by visiting one of the many fancy restaurants, bars or simply having a stroll on its streets while admiring the lights and bright facades of its impressive buildings by night.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: Moscow

Morning departure by speed train “Sapsan” to Moscow (approx. 4h). Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Moscow.

Enjoy a free evening in Moscow by visiting one of the many fancy restaurants, bars or simply having a stroll on its streets while admiring the lights and bright facades of its impressive buildings by night.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: Moscow

Day 6. Moscow – Kremlin

Highlights: Moscow city tour, Kremlin

 

Start today with a tour to the heart of Russia – the world-famous Red Square, Moscow’s Kremlin and the stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral. Once you see this incredible ensemble, you will never forget it! Visit the Kremlin and learn about its history, tightly connected to the dramatic history of the country, listen about traditions of Moscow, which left their mark in the names of ancient towers.
After the Kremlin the tour continues to Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city, you will proceed to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin, the Diplomatic Village, Triumphal Arch and much more.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: Moscow

Highlights: Moscow city tour, Kremlin

 

Start today with a tour to the heart of Russia – the world-famous Red Square, Moscow’s Kremlin and the stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral. Once you see this incredible ensemble, you will never forget it! Visit the Kremlin and learn about its history, tightly connected to the dramatic history of the country, listen about traditions of Moscow, which left their mark in the names of ancient towers.
After the Kremlin the tour continues to Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city, you will proceed to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin, the Diplomatic Village, Triumphal Arch and much more.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: Moscow

Day 7. Moscow – Sergiev Posad – Moscow Metro and Arbat

Highlights: Sergiev Possad, Moscow Metro and Arbat 

 

Morning departure to Sergiev Possad (70 km from Moscow, approx. 6 h) – the city founded around the sacred place of the Russian land and the World Cultural Heritage sight – the Trinity Sergius Lavra, which is Trinity Sergius Lavra monastery named respected Russian saint Sergius.
Afternoon continues with discovering other highlights of Moscow – its famous Metro and Arbat street. This tour introduces the history and architecture of the Metro subway system and includes travels by Metro to see the most famous stations that are uniquely designed with decorative elements including mosaics, statues and marble staircases.
You will proceed to Old Arbat street, one of Moscow’s oldest streets. The street has gone from being the headquarters of Ivan the Terrible’s secret police to the center of aristocratic life in Moscow in the 18th century to finally being the center of the Russian bohemian life.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: Moscow

Highlights: Sergiev Possad, Moscow Metro and Arbat 

 

Morning departure to Sergiev Possad (70 km from Moscow, approx. 6 h) – the city founded around the sacred place of the Russian land and the World Cultural Heritage sight – the Trinity Sergius Lavra, which is Trinity Sergius Lavra monastery named respected Russian saint Sergius.
Afternoon continues with discovering other highlights of Moscow – its famous Metro and Arbat street. This tour introduces the history and architecture of the Metro subway system and includes travels by Metro to see the most famous stations that are uniquely designed with decorative elements including mosaics, statues and marble staircases.
You will proceed to Old Arbat street, one of Moscow’s oldest streets. The street has gone from being the headquarters of Ivan the Terrible’s secret police to the center of aristocratic life in Moscow in the 18th century to finally being the center of the Russian bohemian life.

 

Meals: B + L
Overnight: Moscow

Day 8. Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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