EXPLORE RUSSIA

EXPLORE RUSSIA
Price starting at 103999

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 6hrs flight from India. 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.

Day 1

Arrive St. Petersburg

Welcome to Russia! Arrive St. Petersburg airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative at the airport and check-in at the hotel. Day is free to relax and explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

St. Petersburg- Visit to Hermitage Museum & City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, visit to the Hermitage museum, Russia’s best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The principal building of the Hermitage Museum is the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Czars. Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and from throughout history The Hermitage’s collections include works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandts and Rubens. Lunch at the local restaurant. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour in the city. The historical capital of the Russian Empire invites you to admire its splendid views: the Square of Arts with 3 museums and 4 theatres along its perimeter, the Palace Square offering an impressive view upon the Baroque Winter Palace; the historical Strelka (Cape) of the Vasilevsky Isle; the famous Nevsky Avenue considered the “heart” of the city. We will also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress that is actually considered the place of birth of St. Petersburg. During this tour, you will be taken insight into the history of the city and the Romanovs’ royal dynasty. Enjoy your lunch in the afternoon. Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel in St Petersburg.

Day 3

St. Petersburg – Visit to Peterhof Palace

Enjoy a yummy breakfast at the hotel. The morning starts with the visit to Peterhof. It is perhaps St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the palace was built by Peter the Great initially as a resting place on the way to the Imperial naval base at Kronshtadt. But the Czar was quick to recognize the attractiveness of the area and masterminded a vast estate intended to rival the famous gardens of Versailles. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The enormous park is adorned with statues and pavilions. It boasts the world’s largest system of fountains, earning it the title of the “Russian Versailles”. Overnight stay at the hotel in St Petersburg.

Day 4

St. Petersburg - Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station for the high-speed train to Moscow. Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow.

Day 5

Moscow - City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, proceed for city tour of Moscow. Doing this tour you will get an excellent opportunity to learn the history of the Russian capital and see the most impressive sights of great historic and cultural value. The Red Square, one of the most spacious squares of the world, famous for Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil Cathedral and dominated by the grand Kremlin walls of red brick. You will have a chance to see the glanderous tower buildings symbolic of the Soviet Moscow, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior that was demolished and then reconstructed as a symbol of the Russian faith. After that we will visit the Moscow Subway (Metro) which spans almost the entire Russian capital. It is one of the world’s most heavily used metro systems. It is well known for the ornate design on many of its stations, which contain beautiful examples of socialist realist art. Lunch in the afternoon. Return and overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow.

Day 6

Moscow – Visit to Moscow Kremlin

After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, visit the Moscow Kremlin. It is the symbol of Moscow and of the entire Russia. This stronghold is the historical, spiritual and political heart of Moscow and the city’s most famous landmark and tourist attraction. Most of the city had been inside the Kremlin walls until the XVI century. It was rebuilt several times in the past, it was wooden originally and the brick walls and towers we see now were built in 15th century. Today the Kremlin is the official residence of the Russian President. Enjoy your lunch in the afternoon. Return and overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow.

Day 7

Moscow – Visit to Sergiyev Posad

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, in the morning we go to the Sergiyev Posad. Located 70 kms north from Moscow, the historic ensemble of Sergiyev Posad is of great interest for tourists and pilgrims as it is a place abundant in excellently preserved monuments of the Russian culture dating back to the XV-XVII centuries. The Monastery of the Trinity and St. Serge founded in 1337 is famous all over the world and often referred to as the “Russian Vatican”. Lunch at the local restaurant. Return and overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow.

Day 8

Depart Moscow

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

Date & Price

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Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 103999.00 31 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 103999.00 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2018
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 129999.00 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2018

Hotels

City Name Hotel Name
St Petersburg Sokos Vasilievsky / Sokos Olympia or similar
Moscow Holiday Inn Suschevsky or similar
St Petersburg Corinthia / Nevsky Palace or similar
Moscow Marriott Aurora / Metropol or similar
Moscow Cosmos Hotel/Izmailova Gamma/Beta Hotel or similar
St Petersburg Nevskiy Grand or Ibis or Asteria or similar
Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.

Inclusions

  • Return airfare (Delhi - St. Petersburg; Moscow - Delhi).
  • Meet and greet assistance.
  • 03 nights stay in St. Petersburg.
  • 04 nights stay in Moscow.
  • 07 breakfasts and 5 lunches according to itinerary.
  • Return hotel and airport transfers on Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Russian Heritage Guided Metro Tour.
  • Tickets for the high-speed train “Sapsan” Moscow-St Petersburg or St. Petersburg - Moscow.
  • Mentioned city tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
  • Visit to the Moscow Kremlin and its Cathedrals.
  • Half-day trip to Sergiyev Posad.
  • Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • Visit to the Hermitage museum.
  • Half-day visit to Peterhof (Palace and Park).
  • English speaking guide throughout the circuit.
  • Entrance tickets to the mentioned places.
  • Visa Supporting Letter.
  • All tours and transfers on Seat - In - Coach basis.
  • Visa fees.

Exclusions

  • Overseas Mediclaim Insurance.
  • Porterage fee at the hotels, airports and train stations.
  • The registration fee at St. Petersburg (about 3 USD / passenger).
  • Meals other than those specified in the Inclusions.
  • Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the package ‘Inclusions’.
  • Goods & Service Tax : 5%.

Important Information

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

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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