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Delights of Russia

  • Duration: 6N/7D
  • Location: Moscow, St. Petersburg
  • Available Seat: 10
  • Price: On Request
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Delights of Russia

6 Nights / 7 Days

2N Moscow / 4N St. Petersburg

ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVE IN MOSCOW

Arrive in Moscow. Upon arrival in Moscow, you will check in at your hotel. Enjoy a free time at leisure.

Overnight in Moscow.

DAY 02: MOSCOW

After breakfast, at 1100 hrs, you will do a Moscow City Tour. This tour will cover all the major significant places of the Russian capital. You will visit the Red Square, the so-called heart of the capital, and then pass through the historic Alexander Garden, walk along the Manezh Square and visit the Temple of Christ the Savior. Next, your route will allow you to evaluate the unforgettable views of the Moscow Kremlin from quay – a unique river and majestic monument to Peter the Great by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. The excursion includes an external examination of the Kremlin. Also you will see Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) and Poklonnaya Hill, the Arc de Triomphe on Kutuzov Avenue, House of the Russian Government. At 1600 hrs, you will do a Moscow Metro tour. The Moscow Metro plays a very important role in the life of Muscovites, and still is the main transport artery of the city. It is a monument of culture, architecture, a tour of the underground transport network will reveal secrets, a secret underground city. During Moscow Metro tour, you will learn about the history of the Moscow metro, the beginning of its construction and development, the functioning of the Moscow Metro during the war. At 1700 hrs, you will visit the New and Old Arbat streets. In each city with a long history there is such a street, a magnet for tourists – soaked in special spirit, with houses and lanes, each of which tells a fascinating history. In Moscow, it is a well-known. Arbat Street – one of the oldest streets in Moscow. Today, Arbat is as important landmark, as the Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil’s Cathedral. (B)

Overnight in Moscow.

DAY 03: MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG

After breakfast, at 1300 hrs, you will do a Kremlin tour (territory plus 3 cathedrals). During the tour in the Moscow Kremlin, you will visit the inner territory of the Kremlin, Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Archangel. Going into the Kremlin through Trinity Kutafya tower and gate, you will see the Arsenal building, built in the time of Peter I, with captured guns of Napoleon’s army. Next, you’ll continue on to the Ivanovo area, the proverbial, Senate Palace, the famous Tsar Cannon, the largest weapon of its time and the Tsar Bell, which weighs about 200 tons. You will come to the famous Cathedral Square, perhaps the most beautiful square in Moscow and one of the oldest. At 1800 hrs, you will board the Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. At 2200 hrs, you will arrive in St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, you will check in to your hotel. (B)

Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 04: ST. PETERSBURG

After breakfast, at 1000 hrs, you will do a St. Petersburg City Tour. The standard sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg begins at the Moscow station – one of the city’s oldest station. Sitting in the car, you will pass through the main streets of St. Petersburg. Every part of the city plays an important role in the history of St. Petersburg. On a tour of the St. Petersburg, your guide will tell you about the history of the main street – Nevsky Prospect. Later, you will visit all the major attractions of the northern capital. In addition, during the tour of St. Petersburg, you will enjoy the beauty of the Neva River, with its impressive bridges and historic ships. During a city tour, you will see the most important and historically significant attractions: Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace square with Winter Palace, Spit of Vasilievsky Island and Cathedral of Our Savior on the spilled blood. At 1300 hrs, you will visit the Hermitage museum. It is one of the largest art museums in the world, with its exhibits placed in more than 350 rooms. The State Hermitage Museum – one of the greatest assets of the Russian Federation. It is not only the most important museum in St. Petersburg, but also one of the largest art museums in the world. (B)

Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 05: ST. PETERSBURG

After breakfast, at 1000 hrs, you will visit Petergof (park and palace). Once Peter the Great visited Versailles – the country residence of the French king Louis XIV. He liked it very much: a magnificent palace, a huge formal garden, pavilions, gazebos, sculptures. But most of all liked the Emperor Versailles fountains. So he decided to build not the same, but a better palace at home with parks and fountains. Within two years of founding of the Northern capital, he began to build his dream palace on the southern shore of the Gulf in a place called Peterhof. However, the most surprising thing in the fountains of Peterhof is not just their numbers or beauty, it is the way they work. It does not use water pumps or any electrical aids. The water is carried to the fountains by gravity. (B)

Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 06: ST. PETERSBURG

After breakfast, you will enjoy a free day at leisure. (B)

Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 07: DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Pulkovo Airport for your flight. (B)

 

INFORMATION:

INCLUSIONS:

  • 3*/ 4* Accommodation as per itinerary (subject to availability) at the time of booking or similar.
  • Includes 6 Breakfasts, meals as per itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner).
  • Transfers
  • Sapsan Train Moscow – St. Petersburg

 

Highlights:

  1. Moscow City Tour
  2. Kremlin (territory plus cathedrals)
  3. St. Petersburg City Tour plus Peter and Paul Fortress
  4. Hermitage
  5. Petergof


COST: On Request

 

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • All international flights, excess baggage fees, airport departure taxes and other relevant taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e. internet, curio, laundry, beverages, etc.) unless specifically quoted for above
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Anything not specifically quoted in the inclusions
  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • GST extra as applicable


NOTES:

  1. Rates are subject to availability and to further terms and conditions.
  2. All prices are correct at the time of printing. Namaste Tourism reserves the right to alter the published price of any tour due to increasing tariffs, costs and entry fees or fluctuation of exchange rates, such amounts shall be determined at the sole discretion of Namaste Tourism.
  3. No reservations have been made and accommodation is subject to availability. In case of non-availability, alternate accommodation will be recommended.
  4. All outdoor activities are weather permitting.
  5. Smoking is not allowed in the vehicles. Comfort stops will be made en route.
  6. All distances and travelling times are approximate.
  7. Peak Season Surcharge may be applicable during Xmas, New Year or during any special events.
  8. Namaste Tourism Terms & Conditions Apply.
  9. Effective November 15, 2015, Swachh Bharat cess in addition to the Service tax will be applicable on all currencies (payable in INR).
  10. All Payments to be made in INR, USD or EUR as per rate of exchange at the time of booking.
  11. Any payments automatically mean adherence to the terms & conditions of Namaste Tourism.
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