On arrival in St Petersburg, transfer to your hotel for check in. (Early check –in subject to availability).
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. See the St. Isaacs Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Rastrelli esque Stroganov Palace, the neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Russian National Library, the Statue of Peter the Great, the Peter & Paul Fortress, Summer Garden, Smolny cathedral and many more sights.
After a local lunch, proceed to Peterhof - It is famous for its series of palaces and gardens known as the Peterhof Palace, laid out on the orders of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great and sometimes called the ‘Russian Versailles’. The park holds numerous fountains and few monumental cascades which are one of Russia’s most famous tourist attractions. Later, visit the Grand Palace entering by the ornate Ceremonial Staircase and see the Ballroom, Throne Room, the Western Chinese Study, the Drawing Room, the Imperial Suite, the Oak Study Room and the Crown Room. Later, drive back to St. Petersburg.
After a buffet breakfast, visit the Hermitage Museum, a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg. It is the largest and oldest museums in the world with collections comprising of nearly three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. After lunch, enjoy a cruise on the Neva River. It is one of the best ways to view the majesty of the St. Petersburg’s 18th century architecture and craftsmanship. The cruise will expose you to the magnificent panorama and stunning sights of this great city. It will pass under the main bridges of St. Petersburg which will unfold the city’s history and its legends connected with the waterways. Later, get set to enjoy the spectacular world famous Russian Ballet.
After a buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the train station to board the high speed train ‘Sapsan’. This train gets you to Moscow in 3 hours 30 minutes. Arrive into Moscow – the financial and political centre of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It also boasts the largest community of billionaires in the world. On arrival enjoy lunch & later drive to your hotel and check in. Evening, see the world famous Russian Circus. For over two centuries circus has been an important part of Russia’s rich cultural heritage. It is a truly universal form of entertainment enjoyed by all, regardless of race, religion, language, social class, education or age.
After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Explore the Kremlin grounds, Cathedrals and see the Patriarch’s Palaces in Moscow. The small city in the center of Moscow, once the residence of Czars and Patriarchs, contains Russia’s main Cathedrals, Assumption Cathedral, Archangel’s Cathedral and the Deposition of the Robe Cathedral. Later enjoy lunch and experience the Metro, the most reliable and rapid transport system, connecting the central part of the city with industrial, residential areas and neighboring towns. Moscow metro is the world’s leader in the volume of traffic and reliable transportation.
After a buffet breakfast, visit the Patriarch’s Palace - a museum of seventeenth-century life and applied art, displaying ecclesiastical regalia, period furniture, gold and silver ware from Russia and Western Europe. The palace dates back to 1640 and incorporates the Church of the Twelve Apostles, which was the private place of worship for the patriarchs. After lunch day is free to explore on your own.
This morning, after a buffet / boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. (B)
|Twin / Double||US$ 1,400|
|Single Person||US$ 450|
|DEPARTURE DATES 2020|
|USA Citizens||Single Entry Russia Visa|
|Green Card Holders||Single Entry Russia Visa|
|Indian Nationals||Single Entry Russia Visa|
|Cost of visas is NOT INCLUDED in your tour price.|