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Highlights of Moscow and St.Petersburg

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 48 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Museum Tours   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1055 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1290 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:
Arrival in Moscow.
Meet at the airport or train station by the driver.
Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel.
The guide picks you up at the hotel for the walking tour to the Tretyakov Picture Gallery. The Gallery was founded in the 19th Century by a rich Moscow merchant and nowadays it hosts the world's biggest collection of Russian icons and paintings.
We continue with a tour of Moscow Metro (subway) which is one of the greatest sights of Moscow. Stops will be made at the most interesting stations featuring mosaics, marble decorations and Socialist Realism style bronze statues.
Afer visiting Metro we walk along the lovely Old Arbat pedestrian street, famous for its historical houses, street musicians and artists, shops selling matryoshka dolls, paintings and antiques.
Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 3:
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning the guide waits for you at your hotel for the walking tour to the Moscow Kremlin, probably the most famous place in Russia. The tour includes the architectural complex of the Cathedral Square with the magnificent cathedrals, palaces and chambers, gigantic Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon.
Continue with the walking tour of the centre of Moscow - Red Square, GUM department store, the Cathedral of the Christ the Savior and other sights of the historical centre of the city.
Evening is free. Our driver will take you from the hotel to the train station for one of the overnight trains leaving at 23:00-24:00.
If you prefer to travel during the daytime we recommend the evening high-speed "Sapsan" train leaving from Moscow at about 19:30 and arriving in St.Petersburg at about 23:20.
(B)

Day 4:
Arrival in St.Petersburg in the morning at 07:30-08:30.
Meet at the train station by the driver and transfer to the central hotel.
Our guide invites you for the city tour of St.Petersburg. We drive and walk along Nevsky prospect, the main street of the city, We observe magnificent churches of the city centre such as St.Isaac's and Kazan Cathedrals and historical buildings including those where Pushkin and Dostoevsky lived.
Continue with the tour to Peter and Paul's Fortress. Founded by Tzar Peter the Great in 1703, the Fortress is the oldest building in St.Petersburg. Peter and Paul Cathedral located inside the Fortress is the last resting place of the members of Romanov imperial family from Peter the Great onward. Beautiful views open from the Fortress on the Neva River panorama and the Hermitage.
Overnight at the hotel.
(B)

Day 5:
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning we leave for the walking tour to the Hermitage Museum. Housed in the magnificent building of the Winter Palace of the Russian tzars, the Museum features one of the world's best and biggest collections of works of art from the ancient times to the modern era (over 3 million items).
After the guided tour you can stay in the Hermitage on own till the Museum closes.
Overnight at the hotel.
(B)

Day 6:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Guided tour by car to the town of Pushkin in the outskirts of the city. The complex of the palaces and parks in Pushkin is one of the top attractions of St.Petersburg. The central part of the complex is Catherine's Palace which was built in the 18th Century as a summer residence of the royal family. Rooms of the Palace are lavishly decorated with wall carvings, paintings and frescoes. The most famous is the Amber Room which was opened in 2003 after the full restoration.
The Palace is surrounded by the peaceful Park.
Return to St.Petersburg.
Overnight at the hotel.
(B)

Day 7:
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up by the driver, transfer to the airport or train station.
(B)

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Low Season October - April:
USD 1055 per person.
Single supplement: USD 210

High Season May - September:
USD 1290 per person.
Single supplement: USD 280

Included:
1. Accommodation at 3* hotels (such as "Izmailovo Vega" 3* hotel in Moscow and "M-Hotel" 3* hotel in St.Petersburg).
Accommodation at 4* and 5* hotels is possible on request.
2. Breakfasts.
3. Airport and train station transfers as per itinerary.
4. Train tickets between Moscow and St.Petersburg, 2nd class sleeping cabin for 4 people. Upgrade to the 1st class is possible on request.
5. Tours as per itinerary with local English-speaking guides.

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