TWO CAPITALS. Complete tour for individuals 7 nights
Moscow - St.Petersburg (or viceversa)
8 Days / 7 Nights
Complete tour for individuals
Period: NOVEMBER 2018 - MARCH 2019
Arrival, trasnfer to the hotel (no guide), check in.
A Moscow City Tour (3,5-4 hours). Includes all the main highlights of the Russian capital. Our professional guide will tell you about the history, culture and sights of Moscow. You will see St. Basil cathedral, the State Historical Museum, the grandiose Cathedral of Christ the Savior; New Maiden Convent with its cemetery where the most celebrated people are buried. You will be shown the panoramic view of all Moscow at Sparrow Hills, Poklonnaya Hill, Kutuzosky Avenue and the New Arbat Street.
The Old Arbat Street (a walking tour) is a peculiar area of many small streets and lanes with beautiful 18th and 19th century mansions, museums and shops. In the 19th century Arbat was turned into a favorite neighborhood for the nobility of Moscow and creative intelligentsia. Over the years the street has developed into one of the most popular places in Moscow with various souvenir shops, cafes, cultural centers, etc. Free time for shopping in the Old Arbat Street.
Moscow Metro tour.
Transfer to the hotel.
A tour to Sergiev Posad.
Sergiev Posad is a pearl of the GoldenRing, the center of the Russian Orthodox Church, the "Russian Vatican". Sergiev Posad was named after Saint Sergey, known as Sergey Radonezhsky, who was born in Radonezh, a city situated next to Zagorsk. In the 14th century he founded a monastery there and it became one of the biggest and most magnificent in Russia. Nowadays the monastery is called Lavra ("the main and most important monastery"). One of the main sights of the town is St. Trinity Cathedral.
Visit Izmailovo Kremlin. Vodka museum with tasting.
DAY 4. MOSCOW-ST.PETERSBURG
The Moscow Kremlin + Armoury - the unique State Historical and Cultural Museum-Preserve. Its monumental and elegant towers, gilded domes of cathedrals and majestic palaces create the splendid architectural ensemble that comprises cultural and architectural monuments of the 15th - 20th centuries. The Kremlin has always been the administrative center of Russia, and it still remains.
Transfer to the railway station. Departure to St.Petersburg by fast-speed train “Sapsan” (4 hrs)
Arrival, trasnfer to the hotel, check in
DAY 5. ST.PETERSBURG
A sightseeing bus tour of St.Petersburg. Includes all the main highlights of the Russian “Northern Capital” such as St. Isaac's Square, Dvortsovaya Square, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Avrora, Peter and Paul Fortress, etc.
This city is called in different ways - Northern Venice, North Palmira, North Aurora. But none of these names can fully express elegance, unique charm and originality of St.Petersburg. The unique feature of the city is that it was built according to a single design, harmonically matching the beautiful surroundings.
St.Petersburg is a marvelous ensemble, consisting of beautiful suburban palaces, mansions and wonderful parks.
Transfer to the hotel.
DAY 6. ST.PETERSBURG
Visit the State Hermitage, Russia’s most famous palace-museum. The State Hermitage Museum occupies five magnificent buildings along the Neva River Embankment in the very center of St.Petersburg. It ranks among the best museums of West European art in the world such as the Louver in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery and the British Museum in London and Prado in Madrid. The State Hermitage features one of the largest art collections in the world.
It numbers about 3 million items, including masterpieces by outstanding artists, embracing the period from the Stone Age to modern times.
A half-day tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin), that is located 25 km from St.Petersburg and is one of the most famous sights and attractions of St.Petersburg suburbs. This palace was set to Catherine the Great and later it was rebuilt and enlarged in the style of the Russian baroque, several parks were added to the ensemble. It was one of several Romanovs` Residences within St.Petersburg. After the revolution of 1917 the whole complex became a museum. The Second World War is associated here with the mysterious disappearance of the Amber Room of the Palace.
A half-day tour to Peterhof. Peterhof is a series of palaces and gardens located in the suburb of St.Petersburg. A world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof is an outstanding landmark of the Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the 18th century by Emperor Peter the Great Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence.
DAY 8. ST.PETERSBURG
Transfer to the airport (no guide).
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