Russian Capitals

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7 days / 6 nights escorted tour where we enjoy St. Petersburg and Moscow. English, German, Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours. Accommodation in 4**** hotels and bustransport in 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans.

What´s Included

Including:

  • 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 6 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours
  • Service of Portuguese speaking tour escorts on tours departing on July 14th & 21st and August 11th & 25th
  • 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


Optional:

  • Transfer airport to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky: EUR 70 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 90 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace: EUR 80 pp
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: EUR 65 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace: EUR 75 pp
  • 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50 pp
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti: EUR 50 pp
  • Guided channel cruise: EUR 65 pp
  • 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour: EUR 25 pp
  • 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise: EUR 55 pp
  • 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad: EUR 80 pp
  • Transfer Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya to airport: EUR 80 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Half board (6 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 180 pp

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Tuesday: Arrival St. Petersburg
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Tuesday: Arrival St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

DAY 2
Wednesday: St. Petersburg
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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.

DAY 3
Thursday: St. Petersburg
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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.

DAY 4
Friday: St. Petersburg-Moscow
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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.

DAY 5
Saturday: Moscow
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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.

DAY 6
Sunday: Moscow
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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.

DAY 7
Monday: Moscow departure
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Monday: Moscow departure

Optional transfer to the airport.

NB! Please note that this tours starts in St. Petersburg and ends in Moscow - So please have that in mind when you book your flight tickets.



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