LITTLE TOUR OF RUSSIA
7 DAYS FROM MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG
Land arrangement only!
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 brriefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner.
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, dominant 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 jewerly, 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 Serglev Posad, Sunday (B, L)
Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town Serglev 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 hugh speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at St. Petersburg trian station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel.
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 th 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 are Palace Square with the Winter Palqace, 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. V isit also Peter and Paul Fortress; built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks. Peter and Paul Cathedral towers in the center of the fortress and is nowadays used as the burial place for Russian Emperors. Your evening is free or perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.
DAY 6 –in St. Petersburg, Wednesday (B, D)
This morning you’ll make a hgihluight 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, Rafel, Titian, Remembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez Rubens, Van Dyckm Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, th elargest 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 visit Catherin Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. Perhaps conclude your touring with an optional Russian Folklore evening.
DAY 7 – Depart St. Petersburg, Thursday (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Prague’s airport for your departure flight.
- 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
- Standard class high speed train form Moscow to St. Petersburg
- Professional Tour Director throughout
- Luggage handling
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Service charges and hotel taxes
SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
- Moscow: Mariott Grand (SF)
- Petersburg: Radisson Royale (SF) / Crowne Plaza Ligovsky (F)
|START DATES||END DATES|
|28 APR||04 May|
|12 May||18 May|
|19 May||25 May|
|26 May||01 Jun|
|16 Jun||22 Jun|
|30 Jun||06 Jul|
|21 Jul||27 Jul|
|18 Aug||24 Aug|
|01 Sep||07 Sep|
|08 Sep||14 Sep|
|15 Sep||21 Sep|
|29 Sep||05 Oct|
|Per person in Twin: $ 1,685.00|
|Single Room Supplement: $ 739.00|