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Cultural Tour, from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 99 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2190 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2190 US Dollar (USD)

This is a tour of two main cities and capitals of Russia. It is difficult for Westerners to comprehend what an important place Moscow holds in the Russian imagination as a symbol of both spiritual and political power. It has always been the heart of this vast country. Moscow has been the center of government ever since the Soviet power moved there in the spring of 1918. The city is more than a metropolis of over nine million people, more than the administrative, legislative, educational, and cultural capital of Russia - it is the embodiment of the Russian Character and of Russian history.

Saint-Petersburg: Peter the Great build his own capital on the Baltic coast as a "window onto Europe". The city changed its name several times. It was know as Saint-Petersburg, Petrograd and Leningrad. Now it is called Saint-Petersburg. Saint Petersburg is both West European and Russian. It has come from Saint Petersburg much of what is known as Russian culture. It was from Saint Petersburg that the Faberge craftsmen created splendid objects; that Pavlova, Nijinsky and Ulanova showed the world what ballet was about; that Dostoyevksy and Pushkin used the settings for their masterpieces. Saint Petersburg is a thriving city, the home of five million people, who often say that they consider their city superior to other cities - especially to Moscow.

Day 1: Moscow. Arrival to Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. Guided transfer to hotel. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 2: Moscow. Breakfast in hotel. Car or minivan sightseeing tour of Moscow, including Red Square, GUM department store, Lenin Mausoleum, Moscow University, Russian "White House". Tour of the Tretyakov gallery (collection of icons).

Day 3: Moscow. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of the Moscow Kremlin including two cathedrals. Tour of the Moscow metro (subway).

Day 4: Moscow. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of Trinity St. Sergius Lavra. This monastery was founded in 1340 AD (60 km out of Moscow). Tour of Kolomenskoe, the former country residence of Russian tzars. Free time for shopping at Arbat street. Late departure to Saint-Petersburg by overnight train.

Day 5: Arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in hotel. Car or minivan sightseeing tour of the city. Accommodation in hotel. Tour of Hermitage.

Day 6: Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of Peter and Paul's Fortress. The tour of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

Day 7: Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in hotel. Tour of Peterhoff. Tour of Ethnographic Museum.

Day 8: Saint-Petersburg. Breakfast in hotel. Free time for shopping. Transfer to airport.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Tour cost: USD 2190 p/p (double supplement).
- Single supplement in hotels: USD 790.
- Single supplement in train: USD 330.

Price Includes:
- Hotels in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg.
- Porterage only in hotels.
- Meals only breakfasts in hotels.
- Car or minivan services as per program, including transfers on the first and the last days of the trip.
- Guide services.
- Entrance fees in all museums as per program.
- Tickets for the train on the territory of Russia as per program.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare.
- Travel insurance.
- Consulate visa charges.
- Tips to guides and drivers.
- Porterage (except for hotels).

About This Supplier
Location: Russia
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001

M08558 is a licensed and officially registered travel agency. We provide on sight services in former Soviet Union. The travel agency was started in February 1995 to promote inbound group and individual travel to the Russian Federation. We are in position to offer all needed services for groups and individuals including...

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