EXPLORE RUSSIA

EXPLORE RUSSIA
Price starting at 92999

Overview

The world's largest country offers it all, from historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides and vodka-fuelled nightlife. Moscow is approx 6 hrs flight from Delhi depending upon the flight you take. 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. Come and explore Russia with our "Explore Russia" package. Departure Dates: 22 March, 05 April, 26 April, 10 May, 17 May, 31 May, 24 June, 05 July, 19 July, 09 August, 23 August, 06 September, 13 September, 20 September, 04 October, 11 October 2020

Day 1

Arrive St. Petersburg - Transfer to the hotel

Welcome! Today we board our flight to St. Petersburg- St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season. Our representative meets you at the airport and assists to transfers you to your hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel in St. Petersburg. Meals : No Meals.

Day 2

St. Petersburg- City Tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Issac’s Cathedral + Nevsky Prospect Walking Tour + Kazan Cathedral

Today post breakfast, proceed for a panoramic St. Petersburg City tour. you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg. During this tour you would visit Peter and Paul Fortress from inside. Later break for lunch and then visit St. Issac’s cathedral- the largest church in Saint- Petersburg. Then proceed for Nevsky Prospect Walking Tour. Nevsky prospect has always been the main street of the city, it remembers many important historical events. On both sides the street is surrounded by architectural masterpieces, keeping their own unique history. Later visit the Kazan Cathedral. The Kazan Cathedral was built in 1811 and is usually associated with Russia’s victory over Napoleon in 1812. Its monumental construction was designed in Russian classical style, but it also carries resemblance to great St. Paul cathedral in Rome. Overnight stay at the hotel in St. Petersburg. Meals: Breakfast and European Lunch.

Day 3

St. Petersburg – Guided Tour to Peterhof Palace & Parks + Neva River Cruise

Enjoy a yummy breakfast at the hotel, depart from your St Petersburg hotel to the Peterhof, home to the resplendent Peterhof Palace. Marvel at the magnificent façade of the palace as you draw closer; admire the colorful frontage and beautiful gardens that surround the landmark that is often compared to the Palace of Versailles. Amble through the Lower Park past 140 distinctively ornamented fountains and exotic flowers. Later post lunch Cruise by Neva River and Canal. Saint-Petersburg is aptly called “North Venice”: a boat tour on its rivers and canals is an absolute must-do there. Breathtaking views from the water and bridges over the city architecture are really worth seeing. During this tour you will see all the main points of interest of Saint- Petersburg from water and hear the stories about its most famous bridges such as Anichkov bridge and Bridge with Golden Gryphons. You will travel along the canals and see such jewels of the city as St. Isaac Cathedral, The Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and other places than will mesmerize you and make your visit to the city unforgettable. Overnight stay at the hotel in St. Petersburg. Meals: Breakfast and European Lunch.

Day 4

St. Petersburg- Guided Tour to Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) + Church of the Savior on Blood

Today after breakfast we would visit the State Hermitage Museum. This is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world. it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists; however, the collections of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed as well. You will be literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place. Later break for Lunch. Post lunch visit Church of the Savior on Blood. This church commemorates the assassination of the Emperor Alexander II. It is situated on the very place where he was deadly wounded by terrorists. To visit this memorable place, you need to walk to the city center by the Griboedov canal, after one minute of walk from Nevsky street you’ll be stunned by the beauty of its colorful domes and unusual to foreign eye Russian style of architecture. Today the church attracts numerous visitors as a museum thanks to its finest decorations and colorful mosaics. When you walk inside the building – you almost travel to another dimension, where every part of the ceiling and walls is painted with beautiful patterns and pictures from Christian history. Overnight stay at the hotel in St. Petersburg. Meals: Breakfast and European Lunch.

Day 5

St. Petersburg- Moscow by Sapsan Train

Today after the breakfast, you are transferred to the railway station. Here you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to Moscow in comfort and safety in just 4 hours. Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president. Upon arrival, your guide meets you at the train station platform and takes you to a restaurant for lunch. Post lunch arrive at your hotel and check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow. Meals: Breakfast and European Lunch.

Day 6

Moscow - City tour + Christ the Savior Cathedral+ Metro Tour+ Arbat Street

After breakfast, we proceed for a panoramic city tour of Moscow. In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Cathedral Christ-the-Saviour, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonosov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city. Later break for the lunch. Post lunch, visit Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Its significantly dramatic past is an integral part of the history of Russia. Consecrated in 1883 to commemorate the victory over Napoleon, the original was torn to the ground by the Soviet government in 1931 and replicated in 2000. Today, it is the biggest Orthodox cathedral in Russia, providing enough room for up to 10,000 people. You will see valuable artifacts inside such as war relics and centuriesold icons and enjoy sweeping views of the city center. Then proceed for the Metro Tour. If you wonder why Moscow metro is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is for you! It constitutes a vast museum of underground palaces with impressive interiors, statues and reliefs, monumental and decorative compositions (paintings, mosaics, stained glass and painting) and numerous labyrinths. During the tour you will visit the most remarkable stations like Komsomolskaya, Kurskaya, Kievskaya and others, with the experienced guide who will bring you a full insight into their fascinating history. Post this visit the Arbat Street. Arbat Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. Originally it was a part of an important trade route and was home to a large number of craftsmen. In the 18th century Arbat became one of the most prestigious living areas in Moscow and then a place for the intelligentsia and artists to live. In soviet times young people used to held their meetings and protests here. The street nowadays reflects these eventful periods with its elegant buildings, a museum in the house of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, a lot of nice shops, cafés and restaurants, an entire wall dedicated to the pioneers of Russian rock and the impressive building of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow. Meals: Breakfast and European Lunch.

Day 7

Red Square Walking Tour+ Kremlin (Territory and Cathedrals) + Alexander Garden

After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the Guided Red Square Walking Tour. Even if you have seen this place and its landmarks dozens of times, it will be a breathtaking experience to see it in real life. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73,000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, St Basil’s Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Historical Museum. Turn to the left, and find yourself in one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow - Alexander Garden. It keeps a lot of valuable architectural monuments: Kutafia tower of the Kremlin, Italian grotto, an obelisk to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, as well as sculptures, fountains and mosaics based on popular fairy tales. The guide will tell you about the numerous of important historical events, which took place on the Red square and bring you all around it to discover from different points of view. Later visit the Kremlin (Territory and Cathedrals). Visit one of the most well-known sights of Moscow – the Kremlin with its red brick walls and 20 towers holding their own unique history. Since its first construction in 1156 as a wooden fortress by the order of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky, it has been rebuilt several times. The current appearance was formed in 1495 by the best architects of Russia and Italy. Today Kremlin is the residence of Russian President and the main symbol of the country, revered by all of its citizens. Later visit Alexander Garden. Founded in 1812, Alexander Garden is one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow. It lies along the Kremlin’s western wall and consists of three separate gardens: Upper, Middle and Lower Garden. There are a lot of valuable architectural monuments in the gardens: Kutafia tower of the Kremlin, Italian grotto, an obelisk to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, as well as sculptures, fountains and mosaics based on popular fairytales. The biggest essential sight is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier near to the entrance to Red Square. Don’t miss a guard change ceremony which takes place in front of the eternal flame every hour! Break for Lunch.Post lunch, you are transferred back to your hotel. Rest of the day you have free time. The city has significantly changed in recent decades: after its communist past, it has emerged as one of the most advanced international cities of Russia. Today it offers a huge variety of interesting sights and entertainment opportunities. There are more than 60 museums awaiting to be explored, beautiful parks, streets, restaurants in the capital. Moscow leaves nobody indifferent, and remains mysterious and magnetic for all its guests. Use your free time to explore it on your own! Overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow. Meals: Breakfast and European Lunch.

Day 8

Depart Moscow

Today our trip ends. Post breakfast at the hotel, depart for Moscow airport to catch your return flight. Hope you have enjoyed your trip. We wish to serve you again! Meals: Breakfast.

Inclusions

  • Return airfare with taxes (Delhi - St. Petersburg; Moscow - Delhi) calculated at INR 32000/- per adult.
  • 04 nights stay in St. Petersburg.
  • 03 nights stay in Moscow.
  • 07 breakfasts and 6 European lunches according to the itinerary.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • St. Petersburg guided City tour.
  • St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • St. Petersburg Saint Issac’s Cathedral.
  • Nevsky Prospect Guided Walking Tour.
  • Kazan Cathedral.
  • Visit to Peterhof (Palace and Park).
  • Neva River Cruise.
  • Visit to the Hermitage (Winter Palace, Main Collection).
  • Visit to the Church of the Saviour on Blood.
  • Economy class Sapsan train ticket from Saint Petersburg to Moscow.
  • Moscow City tour.
  • Visit to the Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
  • Moscow Metro Tour.
  • Visit to Arbat Street.
  • Red Square Walking Tour.
  • Visit to the Kremlin (Territory and Cathedrals).
  • Alexander Garden.
  • Russia Single entry tourist Visa.
  • Registration fees in the hotel.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) on Seat in Coach basis.
  • Services of our Tour Manager or local representatives, while on the tour.
  • All applicable taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any increase in the air fare, fuel surcharge and taxes charged by the airlines on your air ticket.
  • Porterage.
  • Cost of the meals not mentioned in the inclusions and the itinerary.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral/bottled water, food and drink not in the regular menus provided by us, mini bar and telephone calls.
  • Anything not mentioned in the package “Inclusions”.

Important Information

  • Rates are not valid during peak periods, Christmas, New Year and Festival periods.

Date & Price

Select Hotel Category

Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 92999.00 22 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 96999.00 05 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 104999.00 26 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 104999.00 10 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 17 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 112999.00 31 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 24 Jun 2020 - 24 Jun 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 05 Jul 2020 - 05 Jul 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 19 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 09 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 23 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 06 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 13 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 106999.00 20 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 95999.00 04 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 95999.00 11 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020

Accommodation

Saint-Petersburg Hotel or similar | St Petersburg

Great views of Saint Petersburg and the Neva River, and spacious rooms are offered by this hotel. It is centrally located on Pirogov Embankment. The Saint-Petersburg Hotel has modern rooms with cable TV, desk, and seating area. Many feature large windows with panoramic river views. Room service is available 24/7. Russian, Pan-Asian and European food is served in the Saint-Petersburg’s Bering restaurant. Varied buffet breakfasts are prepared in the mornings. The rooftop La Vue restaurant with a panoramic view of the Neva river features 5 dining halls and wine tasting. Hotel Saint-Petersburg’s reception is open 24 hours a day. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Other facilities at the Saint Petersburg include a souvenir shop and conference rooms. Saint-Petersburg Hotel is less than 3 km from the Hermitage Museum. Finlyandsky Train Station is less than 1 km away.

Delta Izmailovo or similar | Moscow

Located near Moscow Izmailovsky Park, this 4-star hotel offers 19 conference halls. The Partizanskaya Metro Station is 300 m away. Rooms at the Izmailovo Delta are simply furnished and have a TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a working area. Some rooms have a separate seating area. Each bathroom comes with a bath, slippers, bathrobes and free toiletries. Russian and international cuisine are served in the hotel’s restaurant. Free WiFi is available on site and there is also a fitness centre at Izmailovo Delta. For guests convenience a cash machine and a currency exchange is available at the property. Moscow city centre is a 15-minute metro ride and a ride to Crocus City Expo Centre takes 40 minutes. Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo international airports are 55 km away and shuttle service is provided upon request.

Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.

Terms & Conditions

  • Price mentioned is on per person basis for two persons travelling together and sharing same room.
  • Bookings are subject to availability of rooms with the hotels.
  • The above package rate is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends. Surcharges applicable.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
  • Rates are valid for Indian Nationals only.

Cancellation Charges

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-7 Days 100 % Package price per person
8-14 Days 75 % Package price per person
15-29 Days 50 % Package price per person
30-45 Days 25 % Package price per person
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