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PROGRAM IN MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG (6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS)

PROGRAM IN MOSCOW
1 DAY

Arrival in Moscow to airport

Meeting with guide and transfer with transport to the city

Dinner in the restaurant

Transfer to the hotel

Check in hotel and overnight

2 DAY
Buffet breakfast in the hotel
10.00

Meeting with guide in the lobby of the hotel and departure to the excursions

City tour

You set out on a half day city highlights tour, providing an excellent introduction to Moscow’s neighborhoods, its famous buildings, and top monuments. Get an impressive view of the Kremlin from the Sophiiskaya Embankment, see Lubyanka Square and Tverskaya Street, view the white and gold Christ the Savior Cathedral, see Victory Park, take in parts of Red Square including the colorful onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum and more.

13.00 lunch in the restaurant
14.30

Excursion in the Kremlin (territory and cathedrals)

The territory of the Moscow Kremlin is a place of high historical and cultural value, where architectural monuments of the 14th to 20th centuries are situated. The Kremlin cathedrals, churches, administrative buildings form the ensemble of the Cathedral, Ivanovskaya, Senatskaya, Dvortsovaya and Troitskaya Squares and Spasskaya, Borovitskaya, and Dvortsovaya Streets of the Kremlin.

The center of the Moscow Kremlin is occupied by the main and most ancient square of the city — the Cathedral Square, which still retains its original form — a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture.

18.00 Dinner in the restaurant
20.00 End of excursions in the hotel
3 DAY
Buffet breakfast in the hotel
10.00 Meeting with guide in the lobby of the hotel and departure to the excursions
11.00

Excursion in the Tretyakov Gallery

You'll have a highlights tour of the Tretyakov Gallery, the largest museum of Russian art in the world. The museum represents the history of Russian art from the ancient periods. Its superb collection consists of numerous icons, paintings, sculptures, and graphics. Tretiakov Gallery may boast of its 62 halls, packed with artistic items, including Soviet propaganda paintings.

13.30 lunch in the restaurant
15.00

Metro tour with visit several nicest stations

The Moscow Metro is one of the largest and most grandly built metro systems in the world. It was meant to be a showcase of the Soviet Union´s achievements both for the Russians and foreign visitors. The stations are all uniquely designed with decorative elements including mosaics, statues, chandeliers, marble floors, walls, and staircases, utilizing semi-precious stones and sculptures.

16.00 End of Metro tour at Metro Smolenskaya or Arbatskaya
16.30

Walk on Old Arbat street with stories and shopping

The tour will proceed to bohemian Old Arbat Street, the heart of one of Moscow’s trendiest neighborhoods and the most famous pedestrian shopping street in the country. Learn about the street´s interesting history, including the great fire of 1812, and enjoy its vibrant artisan culture.

18.00 Dinner in the restaurant
20.00 End of excursions in the hotel
4 DAY
Buffet breakfast in the hotel
09.30 Check out, meeting with guide in the lobby of the hotel and departure for excursions and transfer
10.30

Excursion in Novodevichi Monastery with Cemetry

Drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery, and walk within the white fortifications of the impressive 15-building complex. Cathedrals, towers, ramparts, and more, Novodevichy is a walk through Russia’s past, as over the centuries it has become the final resting place of key Russian nobles, notable authors and political figures. Don’t miss the frescoes in the complex’s oldest structure, the Smolensky Cathedral, which some of the finest in Moscow.

13.30 lunch in the restaurant
15.00 End of excursions at Leningradskiy RW Station
15.30 Departure to St Petersburg by Sapsan# , economy
PROGRAM IN ST PETERSBURG
19.16 Arrival at in St Petersburg to Moskovskiy RW Station from Moscow by train
Meeting with guide at the wagon and transfer to the restaurant
20.00 Dinner in the restaurant
22.00 End of excursions in the hotel, check in and overnight
5 DAY
Buffet breakfast in the hotel
10.00

Departure with guide and transport for excursions

City Tour around St. Petersburg

You set out on a highlights tour of St. Petersburg to get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of the city. Drive along the world famous Nevsky Prospect and view the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and the cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, and other iconic Russians were buried. See the massive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the world, adorned with a golden dome which dominates the skyline along the Neva.

13.00 lunch in the restaurant
14.00

Hermitage Museum, main building

Today you’ll set out on a tour of the Hermitage Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spread across four massive buildings, including the renowned Winter Palace, the Hermitage is comprised of nearly 360 rooms in total. The collection of Western European art, numbering over 600,000 items, presents the development of art from the Middle Ages to present, and is considered to be one of the finest in the world. Enjoy outstanding masterpieces by Old Masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian, and marvel at world famous works by Picasso, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. Admire the Military Gallery, featuring hundreds portraits of generals from the Patriotic War of 1812, and see works from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as early Eastern art.

18.00 Dinner in the restaurant
20.00 End of excursions in the hotel
6 DAY
Buffet breakfast in the hotel
09.30 Check out, meeting with guide in the lobby of the hotel and departure for excursions and transfer
10.30

Visit Fortress of St.Paul and St.Peter

You’ll visit Peter and Paul's Fortress, a Travel+Leisure ‘Thing Not to Miss’, and site where Peter the Great first broke ground for the construction of St. Petersburg. The citadel boasts a 400 foot bell tower, and became the burial site of many Russian tsars and nobles.

13.00 lunch in the restaurant
15.00 Transfer to airport
Departure to home


PRICE INCLUDES:

IN MOSCOW

3 nights in the hotel:

3* — Izmailovo Gamma, Aminievskaya, Cosmos, or similar

4* — Izmailovo Delta, Izmailovo Vega, Korston, Intourist Kolomenskoyue or similar

4*+ — Holiday Inns, Radissons or similar

5* — Balchug Kemlinskiy, Marriott Grand, National, Metropol or similar

Entrance tickets:

– Kremlin (territory and cathedrals)

– Metro

– Tretyakov Gallery

– Novodevichi Monastery and Cemetery

IN ST PETERSBURG

2 nights in the hotel:

3* — Rossia, Rus’, Polustrovo, or similar

4* — Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya, Park Inn Pulkovskaya, Moskva, Oktiabrskaya or similar

4*+ — Crown Plaza Ligovskiy, Ambassador, Petropalace, or similar

Registration in hotel in St.Petersburg

Entrance tickets:

– Hermitage Museum (main building

– Fortress of St.Paul and St.Peter

Transport as in program

Guide as in program

Standard touristic meals as in program

Sapsan, economy, one way

One tourleader in SGL free of charge

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