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Two capitals

The beauty and charm of Russian Venice
TitleMDD4. Two capitals
RegionSt. Petersburg; Moscow;
ActivitiesSightseeing tour;
Duration7 days
Description

We invite you to explore with us the most beautiful and large cities of Russia, Moscow and St.Petersburg. We take you around the most famous places of interest of two Russian capitals. You will see Red Square, Kremlin, Moscow metro, St. Sergius Holy Trinity Monastery, Hermitage, the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul, Peterhof.  

DAY 1

Arrival in Moscow. Transfer without guide to the hotel. Accommodation since 14:00.

DAY 2

Breakfast. 3-hour Moscow city tour: Red Square (Cathedral of St. Basil, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, History Museum building, Kremlin towers, Upper Trading Arcades (GUM), Lenin's tomb and necropolis), The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, New Maiden Convent, The Moscow State University campus and panorama platform on the Vorobiovy (Sparrow) Hills, Moscow boulevards, The Theatre Square with the Bolshoi Theatre and the Metropol hotel. Free time for lunch (to pay on spot). Kremlin grounds tour: Cathedral Sq. – breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th-17th cc. including visit of one of cathedrals (the Annunciation Cathedral where Moscow and Russian grand princes and tsars were baptized, the Assumption Cathedral where they were crowned or the Archangel Michael Cathedral where they were buried), Bell the Tsar and Cannon the Tsar – stunning examples of casting of the 16th c., Grand Kremlin Palace (residence of emperors and president’s gala reception quarters), the Senate, the Arsenal and the Palace of Congresses specially built in communist times for XXII Congress of CPSU (1961) fixed new CPSU programme (plan of building of communism by 1980). 1-hour Moscow Metro tour. You will be acquainted with spectacular system of underground public transport with fantastic mosaics, statues, stained glass panels and chandeliers. Return to the hotel by metro. (B)

DAY 3

Breakfast. Meeting with guide at the hotel lobby. Transfer to Sergiev Posad (62 km) – a spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy. St. Sergius Holy Trinity Monastery grounds and churches tour. Architectural ensemble of the Monastery reflects all steps of the Russian architecture development. The Trinity Cathedral has an unique iconostasis of Andrei Rublev. The Dormition Cathedral is a sepulcher of the Russian patriarchs. Lunch at local restaurant is included. (BL)

DAY 4

Breakfast. Check-out. 11:40 Transfer to the Leningradsky railway station. 13:40 Departure for St. Petersburg by rapid train #768 “Sapsan”. 17:40 Arrival in St. Petersburg. Transfer without guide to the hotel. Accommodation. (B)

DAY 5

Breakfast. St. Petersburg city tour: Nevsky Prospect, Neva's embankments, Rostral Columns, buildings of Hermitage museum, the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul (entrance), Senate Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nicolay I statue, Peter I statue (Alexander Pushkin’s “Bronze Horseman”), Summer Garden, the Field of Mars, Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood built on the place where emperor Alexander II was killed by terrorists on 01.03.1881, Square of Arts, Palace Square with Alexander Column. Free time for dinner (to pay on spot). Hermitage museum tour. Hermitage is one of the largest fine arts museums in the world. Somebody calculated that if a visitor stops only for one minute in front of each exhibit it will take him over 9 years to see all items exhibited. (B)

DAY 6

Breakfast. Peterhof tour: Lower Gardens, Grand Palace. Petershof was designed to the request of Peter the Great to rival the Sun King and his Versailles. 300-acres park on the shore of Gulf of Finland , spectacular fountains, the Grand Palace crowing the hill above fountains and about 20 smaller places and pavilions represent “Russian Versailles” now. (B)

DAY 7

Breakfast. Check-in by 12:00. Transfer without guide to the airport. (B)

Legend:

B- breakfast, L – lunch, D - dinner

The order of the excursions might be changed and some excursions might be changed for equivalent.
DATESRound the year
Price per person, EUR

Tour capacity, pax

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Kind of vehicle

car

minivan

minibus

AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 01-10.01, 01-30.04, 01-31.10

1224

1098

1074

1033

932

911

896

884

AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 11.01-31.03, 01.11-19.12

1179

1053

1030

989

887

867

852

840

AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 01.05-31.07

1371

1245

1222

1181

1079

1059

1043

1032

AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 01.08-30.09, 20-31.12

1312

1186

1163

1122

1020

1000

984

973

Hotels Maxima Zarya/ Maxima Irbis***, St. Petersburg Hotel, superior ***; period in St. Petersburg 01.01-27.04, 01.10-31.12

945

799

713

670

624

590

565

546

Hotels Maxima Zarya/ Maxima Irbis***, St. Petersburg Hotel, superior ***; period in St. Petersburg 28.04-25.05, 10.07-30.09

996

850

764

721

674

643

618

598

Hotels Maxima Zarya/ Maxima Irbis***, St. Petersburg Hotel, superior ***; period in St. Petersburg 26.05-09.07 (White Nights)

1027

882

796

753

706

675

650

630

Included
  • - TWN standard accommodation;

    - meals per programme;

    - service of English-speaking guide and local guides in museums;

    - excursion per programme with entrance fee included;

    - transfers per programme;

    - 2nd class sitting car train tickets Moscow – St. Petersburg;

    - tickets for Moscow Metro (1 trip)

Not included
  • - international air/train tickets

    - insurance;

    - service of left-luggage rooms

     

    Note:     

    All the costs are valid at the date of publication and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.

Supplements
SERVICE NAME
PRICE, EUR
DISCOUNT AMOUNT
SGL accommodation:
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 01-10.01, 01-30.04, 01-31.10
409
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 11.01-31.03, 01.11-19.12
369
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 01.05-31.07
542
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow ****, Pushka Inn Hotel **** 01.08-30.09, 20-31.12
489
Hotels Maxima Zarya/ Maxima Irbis***, St. Petersburg Hotel, superior ***; period in St. Petersburg 01.01-27.04, 01.10-31.12
158
Hotels Maxima Zarya/ Maxima Irbis***, St. Petersburg Hotel, superior ***; period in St. Petersburg 28.04-25.05, 10.07-30.09
196
Hotels Maxima Zarya/ Maxima Irbis***, St. Petersburg Hotel, superior ***; period in St. Petersburg 26.05-09.07 (White Nights)
220
Visiting Peterhof in periods 01.01-22.04 and 17.10-31.12
10
1st class sitting car train tickets
60
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