RUSSIAN WONDERS

                    6 days / 5 nights

 
                                     St.Petersburg - Moscow
                        
                                     

TOUR ENQUIRY

 

Price in INR per person

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : MOSCOW ( D)

On arrival at Moscow International Airport our driver will take you to your hotel: once arrived you will have time to settle in and explore the surroundings of the hotel. Coming out today as the political and preeminent economic centre of Russia, the city of Moscow was founded in 1147 by the prince Yuri Dolgurukiy.

 

Visitors from all over the world travel to Moscow and take the chance to admire its astounding mix of architectural shapes and styles. Enjoy the atmosphere of the biggest metropolis in Europe and visit its main attraction: walk along the Old Arbat and take a break in the majestic Red Square to admire the breathtaking colours of the cupules of St Basil’s Cathedral and the imposing view of the Kremlin’s red walls and one-of-a-kind towers!

 

In addition to the included tours, we offer various optional visits such as the excursion to the Trinty Lavra of San Sergius and the Old Arbat and Moscow Metro walking tour. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Moscow.

 

DAY 02 : MOSCOW CITY TOUR - KREMLIN (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. City sightseeing tour with stops in Moscow’s top locations: the Red Square, the central square of Moscow and all Russia; the Novodevizy (or Danilov) Monastery; the Bolshoy Theatre, one of the most celebrated and famous temples of classical ballet; Tverskaya Street and Moscow’s financial district, the buzzing heart of the city life; the Boulevard Ring; the panoramic point on the Sparrow Hills, next to the famous Moscow State University (Lomonosov University).

 

Free time for lunch (on own). In the afternoon, visit to the Kremlin (grounds and main cathedral). The Moscow Kremlin is a fortress located in the historic center of the city, on Borovickiy Hill. It is the oldest part of the city and one of the most important artistic and historical complexes in the country. Today the Kremlin is the seat of Russia’s national governmental institutions. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Moscow.

DAY 03 : MOSCOW - ARBAT STREET WALK - METRO TOUR (B, D)

Have a sumptuous breakfast at hotel. Proceed to take a Moscow Metro Tour. If you have ever wondered why the Moscow subway is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is made for you. It constitutes a vast museum on its own with crazy labyrinths of stations and transfer. The experienced guide will bring you a full insight into the history and architecture of Moscow metro.

It is one of the oldest surviving street in Moscow. Originally the street 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. During the USSR, it was a place where young people held meetings and protests. The street nowadays reflects this eventful history as it features elegant buildings, a museum in the house of famous Russian poet 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. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 04 : ST PETERSBURG (B, D)

Free time in the morning. Our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and escort you to the train station. High-speed train to St Petersburg (Sapsan, 2nd class). Upon arrival, our driver will take you to the hotel. St Petersburg, once the opulent capital of the Tsarist Empire conceived and created by the Emperor Peter I the Great, is today regarded as Russia’s foremost cultural and artistic centre and is renowned for its architecture, his charming canals and monumental landmarks:

 

Nevsky Prospekt, the Ostrovskij Square and the statue of Catherine II, the Church of the Saviour on Blood and the Kanzan and St Isaac Cathedrals, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Square of the Arts, the Admiralty, The Senate Square and the “Bronze Horseman”, the Field of Mars and the Summer Gardens. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at St Petersburg

DAY 05: ST.PETERSBURG - GUIDED CITY TOUR - HERMITAGE (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of St Petersburg with stops at Saint Isaac’s square, the Church of the Savior on Blood, which was erected on the place where the Tsar Alexander II of Russia had been killed, Art Square, which owes its name to the numerous museums and theaters in the vicinity, the cruiser Aurora, which is now a floating museum, Nevsky Prospekt, the Smolny Cathedral, built and designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and finally, the Field of Mars.

 

Visit of the State Hermitage, one of the most important art collections in the world; the building was originally a part of the imperial palace, the residence of the Romanov dynasty for 2 centuries until 1917, the year of the beginning of the October Revolution. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at St Petersburg.

DAY 06 : ST.PETERSBURG (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. After the check-out our driver will meet you in the lobby and take you to the airport. Departure from St Petersburg. End of our services. Comes to an end a fantastic journey through Russia’s most iconic locations: the imposing proportions of the Kremlin and the Hermitage, the unforgettable shapes and colours of St Basil Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Blood, the majestic sights on the Red Square and the Nevsky Prospekt.

2020 Departure Dates (subject to change)

April: 01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

May: 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

June: 03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

July: 01, 04

                           HOTELS

  • Moscow              : Hotel Aerostar**** or similar

  • St Petersburg      : Hotel Park Inn By Radisson Parablitskya/ Hotel Dostovskey or similar

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arbat Street visit and metro tour in Moscow

  • Visit Nonodevichiy Convent

  • Visit Trtyakov Gallery

  • Moscow city tour including the Novodevichy (or Danilov) visit to the Kremlin (outside view)

  • St Petersburg city tour including the Church of the Savior on Blood, visit to the Hermitage (outside view/ If want to visit inside Entrance @ INR 1400 pp)

INCLUSIONS

  • Return Economy class Airfare from Delhi

  • Accommodation in Moscow: 4* hotel DBL/twin room BB, 3 nights

  • Accommodation in St Petersburg: 4* hotel DBL/twin room BB, 2 nights

  • Daily Buffet breakfast at Hotel

  • Daily Dinners at Indian/Local Restaurants (06)

  • Transfers: Airport – hotel – train station – hotel - airport

  • Visa support/tourist invitation

  • Private English-speaking guide for all the included excursions as per itinerary

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers

  • Single entry Visa

EXCLUSIONS

- Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals

- Lunch

- GST

- Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

- Travel and Medical Insurance

- Airline baggage fees

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