Description

Russia’s vast geographical distances and cultural differences mean you don’t tick off its highlights in the way you might those of a smaller nation. Instead view Russia as a collection of distinct territories, each one deserving separate attention. Whether you're a culture vulture in search of inspiration from great artists and writers or an adventure addict looking for new horizons to conquer, Russia amply delivers. If ancient walled fortresses, glittering palaces and swirly-spired churches are what you’re after, focus on European Russia. Here Moscow and St Petersburg are the must-see destinations, twin repositories of eye-boggling national treasures, political energies and contemporary creativity.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Russia!

Arrive in Moscow. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Rest of the time is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

Moscow - City Tour

Enjoy a yummy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast proceed for City tour including: - St. Sofia’s Embankment, photo stop with a splendid panoramic view of the Kremlin - The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Russia’s spiritual revival. - New Maiden Convent, a fortress and monastic ensemble of the 16th century, a world-famous cemetery. - Moscow State University campus a panorama platform on Vorobiovy (Sparrow) Hills. - The White House of the Russian Federation, a landmark of post-reformed Russia. - Moscow’s boulevards, a historical and cultural centre of Moscow with its museums, theatres and memorial places. - Theatre square, the world famous Bolshoi Theatre. - Walking Tour at Arbat Street- famous souvenir shopping street 13:30 – Lunch* Stop at Indian Restaurant 14:30 - Proceed to visit Kremlin Territory + Cathedral. - Cathedral Square, a breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th – 17th centuries, where the life of Russian grand princes and tsar started and ended, the Annunciation Cathedral where they were baptized/Christianize, the Assumption Cathedral where they were crowned and the Archangel Michael Cathedral where they were buried. - Tsar’s bell and Tsar Cannon, stunning examples of casting of the 16th – 18th centuries. - The Grand Kremlin Palace, from the imperial residence to the Russian President’s gala reception quarters. - Political and governmental buildings of the Kremlin, the Senate, the Palace of Congresses, the Arsenal. - Kremlin walls and towers, a unique fortress of middle Ages’ Russia. - Bell Tower Moscow RED Square Tour: - Red Square, enjoy a unique architectural ensemble of the 4th largest square in the world, - The Cathedrals of St. Basil and Our Lady of Kazan, - The biggest History Museum of Russia, - The Trading Arcades of GUM (State Universal Store), - Lenin’s tomb and necropolis. - Aleksandrovsky Garden 18:00 – Return Back to the Hotel Overnight at the hotel

Day 3

Moscow - Day free for optional tours

After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel , you can explore the city by opting for optional tours as below: - Radisson Cruise on Moscow River - Tour to Sergei Pasad - Russian Circus - Russian Ballet - Riffle Shoot - Russian Zoo - Moscow by night. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Moscow to St. Petersburg

After breakfast, transfer to Railway Station to Board Sapsan Train 13:00 – 17:00 (approximate 4 hours journey). 17:00 – Pick-up by our representative, Transfer to the hotel. Evening is free to explore St Petersburg on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5

St. Petersburg - City Tour with Hermitage Museum

08:00 : Breakfast at the hotel 09:30 : Assemble at Hotel Lobby and meet English speaking Guide. 10:00 : Proceed for St. Petersburg City Tour: - Tour of a city, rightfully described as «Northern Venice» or «Pearl of the Baltic»; - Drive along the world famous Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century, trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals and churches as its backdrop. Enjoy this 4.5 kms long thoroughfare cut through woods and marshes from the Admiralty with the city’s symbol (2 ship) on top of its gilded spire to the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky, one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried; - Stop at an excellent picture opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva’s embankments, by the city’s Rostral Columns. You will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum and the fortress of St. Peter and Paul - the cradle of Russia’s new capital, the first public museum of the country - the Chamber of Curiosities, founded by Peter the Great and the 4th world’s largest domed structures - St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman» unveiled in Senate Square. - Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural environment of linden trees and ponds with ducks and swans, all surrounded by cast iron fence whose beauty is frequently described as every kilo of cast iron being worth a kilo of gold; - Stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame lit in the center of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars, take pictures of the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood at its background, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox architecture built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated; - Drive through the Square of Arts which is a perfect classical ensemble of the city; – Stop to enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world - the Palace Square with the Alexander Column at its center being the world’s biggest free-standing architectural monument, nearly 50 meters high to the top of the cross and over 600 tons in weight, the Alexander Column has become surprisingly harmonious element of the Palace Square together with the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building on its one side and the Winter Palace complex on another; - Visit famous Faberze Museum and pick-up some world famous souvenirs - Visit Vodka Museum and try a Russian Shot (Feel yourself Russian) 13:00: Lunch Stop at Indian Restaurant 14:00 : Proceed to Visit Hermitage Museum - Join us on a tour of the world’s largest museum complexes, consisting of 5 buildings. The Winter Palace, the SmallHermitage, the Old or Grand Hermitage, the Hermitage Theatre and the New Hermitage; - Marvel at its striking collection both for its unprecedented artistic value and its size, when a visitor needs over 9 years to stop for a minute in front of its each exhibit; - Enjoy a unique opportunity to appreciate a very special charm and grandeur of royal living apartments and the treasures of world arts, be it the world’s largest malachite vase or 25 Rembrandts in one hall; - Hermitage hosts 3 million exhibits in 400 halls and 20 kms (14.5 miles) if one decides to see them all; - Remember, it is a museum of superlatives at every step, whether you find yourself at displays of primitive, oriental, Russian art, or West European art from the 16th to 20th centuries; - If you think you no longer have the capacity to be amazed, remember the final floor of the Hermitage, with its outstanding collection of impressionists and post-impressionists to take your breath away 18:00 – Return back to the hotel.

Day 6

St. Petersburg - Day free to explore the city

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, day is free for leisure and to explore the city on your own. You can also opt for the below optional tours at an additional cost: - Peterhoff - Catherine Palace (Tsars Village) Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7

Depart St. Petersburg

After breakfast, pack your luggage for your journey back to home. Today our trip ends. Hope you have enjoyed your journey and will return home with the evergreen memories of the trip. We wish to serve you again!

Date & Price

Select Rooms Type & Travellers

Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 65999.00 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

Hotels

City Name Hotel Name
St Petersburg St Petersburg /Oktiabriaskaya hotel or similar
Moscow Cosmos Hotel/Izmailova Gamma/Beta Hotel or similar
Note:Under unavoidable circumstances Hotels are subject to change, in such condition substitute hotel of similar category is provided

Inclusions

  • 03 Nights stay in Moscow
  • 03 Nights stay in St. Petersburg
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Electronic Visa Support Letter
  • City tour in both the cities as per the itinerary
  • Entrance Tickets to Kremlin, Hermitage and Moscow Metro
  • Tickets on super fast one way SAPSAN train between Moscow & St. Petersburg or vice versa
  • All transfers on SIC basis
  • A/C coach/transport & English speaking guide/escort as per the itinerary
  • Return airfare with taxes

Exclusions

  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Entrance Fee (unless specified)
  • Gratitude tips to Driver & Guide
  • Early Check-in / Late Check-out
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Peak Period supplements
  • 9% GST
  • Insurance
  • Visa fee

Important Informations

  • The rates valid only on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April ; 7th, 14th, 21st , 28th July ; 4th, 11th, 18th , 25th Aug ; 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Sept. ; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Oct. ; 3rd , 10th, 17th, 24th Nov. ; 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Dec.

Terms & Conditions

  • Service tax of 9% is applicable over and above the package price
  • Maximum of 3 persons allowed in one room
  • An additional mattress or a rollaway bed will be provided for the third person sharing the room
  • The Rate of Exchange (ROE) will be the prevailing rate on the date/day of booking
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in hotel of similar standard

Cancellation charges as per dates.

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-7 Days 100 % Starting price per person
7-14 Days 75 % Starting price per person
15-29 Days 50 % Starting price per person
30-45 Days 25 % Starting price per person
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