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Russia, Moscow - St. Petersburg

Route: Moscow – St. Petersburg

duration - 8 days / 7 nights



Arrival in Moscow. Meet the local English speaking guide at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel.
Check in.
Optional: visit the famous Moscow Circus.



Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Moscow, the capital of Russia with more than eight hundred years of history
and the biggest metropolitan area in Europe nowadays. During the tour you will see the major tourist attractions
– the Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre You will drive along the main streets of Moscow: Tverskaya,
Novy Arbat, Sadovoye and Bulvarnoye Rings. Take your time to enjoy a panoramic view of the city
from the Moscow State University view point on the Sparrow Hills.
Optional: St. Basil’s Cathedral
Optional in the afternoon: You are invited to have a specialty tour of the Moscow metro, which is famous all
over the world. At present moment there are 172 stations and 11 lines, in total there are 260 km of railways. All
the stations have their unique style and decoration, we will bring you to the most beautiful and interesting ones.



Today you will have a tour to the very heart of Russia– to the Kremlin and its glorious churches. The
towers and walls of the Moscow Kremlin were designed and built by Italian architects in XII century
for the Russian Prince Yuri Dolgoruky, and centuries after the Moscow Kremlin remains the residence of
the Russian Government. Ancient cathedrals, the Armory Chamber, Russia’s oldest museum, and the
Diamond Fund with its unique collection of precious stones and jewellery, are located within the walls of
Moscow Kremlin. You will have this afternoon at your leisure for the personal exploration of the city.
Optional: Tretiakov Gallery.



Transfer to the airport. Flight to St. Petersburg.
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meet the local English speaking guide at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel.
Check in.
Optional: we are pleased to invite you to Russian Folklore
Show and enjoy Russian folk dance and songs.



Today you will have a guided sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, during the tour you will get acquainted with
architecture, history and present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia, and learn fascinating stories
about the Romanov dynasty. Among the major sights on our route are: Palace Square, the Winter Palace, Arts
Square and the Russian Museum, Smolny Convent, Nevsky Prospekt, Summer Garden and the Field of
Mars. You will enjoy the classical ensemble of Senate Square with its famous “Bronze Horseman”, the site of
Basil Island, many other architectural monuments, gorgeous palaces, marvelous bridges and picturesque
Optional: Peter  and Paul Fortress
Optional: St. Isaac’s Cathedral
Optional: in the afternoon you can have a relaxing cruise by boat along the main rivers and canals. The tour will take you to see the palaces and mansions on the banks of some of the 66 rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.



Today you will have a guided tour to one of the largest museums in the world – the Hermitage. The museum
collections are displayed in five historical buildings, including the Winter Palace – the former residence of the
Russian tsars. 1764 year considered to be a birthday of the museum collection, when Empress Catherine II acquired a collection of European paintings. In the end of the 19th century the museum was opened to public. You
will have a rare chance to see the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, P.P. Rubens, Rembrandt, A. El Greco, N. Poussin, P. Gauguin, P. Picasso, A. Matisse, works of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, German, French and Spanish painters.
Optional: in the evening you can enjoy the classical Russian Ballet performance in one of the city theatres.



Breakfast. Free day to explore the city on your own.
Optional: we are pleased to offer you a day tour to one of the summer residences of Russian tsar – Catherine Palace.
It is a fascinating example of the world’s architecture and gardening. Peter the Great ordered to construct the small
palace for his wife, future empress Catherine I. In the middle of the 18th century the palace was rebuilt and became
a masterpiece of that period architecture. While visiting the Catherine Palace you will see the Amber Room, also known as the 8th Wonder of the World.
Optional: Tour to Peterhof (Grand Palace and Low Park
with fountains).



Transfer to the airport.

The package includes

  • Accommodation in DBL/TWN room, hotel 4* with breakfasts;
  • Fast speed train Sapsan St. Petersburg – Moscow or Moscow – St. Petersburg (tourist class);
  • Transfers (to – with guide, out – without guide assistance);
  • Excursions in St. Petersburg: sightseeing tour, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress,  the Hermitage museum;
  • Excursions in Moscow: sightseeing tour, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow Metro, the walking tour of Arbat Street,  the Kremlin (territory and cathedrals);
  • ESG;
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned museums;
  • A/c transportation;
  • Visa support.

Optional excursions:

  • Moscow Circus;
  • St. Basil’s Cathedral;
  • Moscow metro;
  • Tretiakov Gallery;
  • Russian Folklore Show;
  • Peter  and Paul Fortress;
  • River and Canals Boat Trip;
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral;
  • Russian Ballet ;
  • Peterhof;
  • Catherine Palace.


Company reserves the right to change the program without changing the volume of services provided. If you miss or fail to appear, tourist company reserves the right to change the sequence of program execution without changing the volume of services provided. The duration of its individual elements may change before departure and during the execution of the tour. Elements of the program, depending on climate conditions and actions beyond the control of the organizer and organizations (road, the local administration, etc.) may be excluded from the program, based on the actual situations on the route.
Tour program can be adjusted according to the wishes of the group.