Long Weekend 4 days
Day 1: Moscow
Arrival in Moscow. Transfer from the train station/airport to the hotel without guide. Shower/rest. Meet with you guide at the hotel lobby.
Moscow is a huge city and it takes days to really get to know it well. However, if you don’t have much time, this 4-hour city tour will take you to the most popular sights and monuments of the Russian capital city. You’ll be picked up from your hotel by a professional guide who will introduce you to the remarkable history of Russia. You will see such places as Red Square, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Arbat, Tverskaya Street, Poklonnaya and Vorobyovy Hills, Boulevard and Garden Rings, Novodevichy Convent, Kremlin (no entrance), Alexander Garden and many more. You will also explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow – Moscow Underground! First opened in 1935 with only one line and 13 stations, it has developed into a parallel world with its own legends and traditions. The system now accumulates over 200 stations, 12 lines, monorail and an orbital railroad which all together allows more than 8 million people to use it on daily basis. Moscow metro is world famous for its beautiful stations and still remains one of the most remarkable underground systems. Incredible cooperation of engineering and art brings the design of the underground to an absolutely new level. Enjoy the impressive interior ornaments of the Soviet era created in the Socialist Realism style (bronze sculptures, semiprecious stones, mosaics and frescoes, stained glass and monumental statues). Each line has a number, name and colour that made them quite easy to remember. Stations to visit: Novoslobodskaya, Mayakovskaya, Komsomolskaya, Ploshad Revolyutsii, and Kiyevskaya.
Day 2: Moscow (B)
You’ll be picked up from your hotel by a professional guide and taken to see the Kremlin. The Kremlin is the most recognizable image of Russia and the most visited place in Moscow. On this tour you will walk on the Kremlin territory basically breathing in the history. The guide will show you the largest bombard in the world – the Tsar Cannon – and the largest bell in the world – the Tsar Bell. You will visit three Royal Cathedrals: Assumption, Annunciation and Michael Archangel Cathedrals. You’ll have a look at the Senate where the President works and the State Kremlin Palace. You’ll also see the Moscow Kremlin’s Faceted Chamber and Grand Kremlin Palace from the outside. You’ll finish the tour by visiting one of the oldest museums in Russia – the Armoury. Transfer back to the hotel. Free time. Transfer to the railway station to catch the train ¹002 at 23:55.
Day 3: St.Petersburg
Arrival in St.Petersburg at 07:55. Transfer from the train station to your hotel without guide. Shower/rest. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby.
Enjoy a 4-hour city tour by car. St.Petersburg is the Russian cultural capital that is also often called the Venice of the North because of its canal system. You’ll have a fascinating city tour that includes all major sights of St.Petersburg such as the Palace Square, Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect and many more. St. Isaac's Cathedral was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand and was originally the city's main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It will impress you with its beautiful facades and interiors.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main Russian Orthodox cathedrals in St. Petersburg. The word "blood" in its name refers to the death of Tsar Alexander II who was killed on March 13, 1881 and this is exactly where the church was built. It contains over 7,500 square meters of peculiar mosaics showing biblical scenes and figures - more than any other church in the world. You’ll also see a former residence of the Russian Tsars, the Winter Palace where the cherished Hermitage Museum collection of more that 3 million world-famous works is presented. Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the most famous political prison of the Tsarist Russia. You’ll also visit a former residence of the Russian Tsars, the Winter Palace where the cherished Hermitage Museum collection of more that 3 million world-famous works is presented including da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Monet, van Gogh, Durer, Picasso and many more. Hermitage museum is undoubtedly the largest museum in the world that was established in 1895 and became the real jewel of St. Petersburg. Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the tour.
Day 4: St.Petersburg (B)
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby to start the tour. Peterhof is one of the most incredible natural sites of St.Petersburg, commissioned by Peter the Great. Enjoy a guided tour around the territory of the beautiful summer residence of the Russian Imperial family that is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 34 kilometers from St.Petersburg. You’ll see plenty of fountains of various forms and styles, beautiful gardens, and numerous golden sculptures. Peterhof is called Russian Versailles for its fountains and palaces. Transfer to the airport after the end of the tour. Departure. End of the program.
The Kremlin grounds and Armoury tour is not available on Thursdays.
The St.Petersburg city tour is not available on Wednesdays.
The Hermitage tour is not available on Mondays.
The Peterhof tour is not available on Mondays and last Tuesday of the month.
The price might change depending on your dates.
Please note that if you arrive at night (11pm-6am), extra charge will occur.
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2018 package price per person:
1 person: 97750 RUR or $1845 or €1715
2 persons: 57050 RUR or $1077 or €1001
The price includes:
- 1 night accomodation at the Arbat House hotel 4* in Moscow (*early check-in and late check-out are not included)
- 1 night accomodation at the Moscow hotel 4* in St.Petersburg (*early check-in and late check-out are not included)
- Transfers as listed in the itinerary
- Tours and trips as listed in the itinerary
- Meals as listed in the itinerary
- English speaking guide services
- Entrance fees
- Metro tickets
- 2nd class train ticket
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