|Purpose:||History, Culture, Discovery - Este programa también se opera en Español|
|No. of days:||7 days - 6 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Moscow, St. Petersburg|
Your Tour Includes:
Tour does not include:
Hotels in your Tour:
|Moscow||Holiday Inn Lesnaya||4|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
Day 1 – Fri: Moscow
Upon your arrival in Moscow you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to discover this phenomenal city. [B]
Day 2 – Sat: Moscow
Buffet breakfast. This morning city tour will showcase the best and the most interesting parts of Moscow. You’ll visit the historical center: worldwide famous Red Square, the Sofiiskaya Embankment with panorama of the Kremlin walls, the buildings of the Bolshoy Theatre, the districts of 18-th and 19-th century. Then we’ll take you to the modern part of Moscow: you’ll enjoy the panoramic views from the Sparrow Hills, will see the famous «7 sisters» - the soviet skyscrapers built by Stalin, and will see the latest skyscrapers at the Moscow river embankments. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel. [B]
Signature option : The Kremlin
Tour to the Kremlin that has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. Each era in the history of Russia left its significant architectural trace in the Kremlin. On the territory of the Kremlin there are buildings of 5 Russian Orthodox Cathedrals among which the most famous is the Cathedral of Assumption (1475–79) — Russia's principal church; the Bell Tower named after Ivan the Great (1505–08); the Tsar Bell — the biggest bell in the world (1733-35); the Tsar Cannon with the largest caliber of any gun in the world (1586); the Grand Kremlin Palace (which is a group of several buildings with the main section dating back to 1838–1849); the Arsenal (early 19th cent); the Palace of Congresses (1961) and many other objects. The Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral is one of the oldest edifices of the Kremlin. It was built by the Italian architect Aristotle Fiorovanti, who had spent many years in Russia studying traditional architecture. Topped by five gilt domes, it is both austere and solemn. It contains rare ancient paintings, including the icon of the Virgin of Vladimir (11th cent) and the icons of St. George (12th cent) and the Trinity (14th cent). The carved throne of Ivan the Terrible also stands here
Day 3 – Sun: Moscow, St. Petersburg
After breakfast at the hotel you’ll have some time for last shopping or relaxation. Be ready to check-out from hotel and take your transfer to the railway station and board the Sapsan bullet train to St. Petersburg departing at 1:30 pm and arriving at 6:00 pm. Meet your guide at the station that will get you transferred to your hotel for checking-in and overnight. [B]
*Train schedule is subject to reconfirmation at time of booking
Day 4 – Mon: St. Petersburg
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and start a panoramic city tour that you will get acquainted with the main sights of St. Petersburg: architectural monuments belonging to different epochs and styles, beautiful Neva embankment, magnificent palaces, cathedrals and unique bridges. You will see St Isaac's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, Palace Square, Neva Embankment, a monument to Peter the Great, Summer Garden, the Mariinsky Theatre and many more.
The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel. [B]
Day 5 – Tue: St.. Petersburg
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and a free day to enjoy St. Petersburg on your own or to take an optional tour. We recommend you visit the Hermitage Complex including the Winter Palace, one of the most spectacular museum complexes in the world. Overnight at hotel. [B]
Signature option:  Visit to Hermitage Complex
In the afternoon visit the Main Museum Complex of the Hermitage that is among the largest, oldest and most respected art museums in the world and is the largest art gallery in Russia housing a collection of over 3 million items. The heart of the museum is the Tsars’ Theater and the former Winter Palace of the Russian Tsars that offers magnificent walking tours through the stateroom.
Day 6 – Wed: St. Petersburg, USA
Enjoy your breakfast and make sure you’ll checkout from the hotel before noon. At the appointed time, depending on your flight you’ll be picked-up and transferred to the airport for your journey back home.
|Jul 20, 27|
Prices are per person, valid for 2018 and may change without notice.
| Kremlin Tour||$139|
| Hermitage Museum Complex Tour||$129|
Prices are per person
Visa required for Russia.
Tour Code: RU02MOW18ST