TWO CAPITALS: MOSCOW & ST-PETERSBURG

Duration: 8 days

DAY 1.

Guide & transport

Arrival to Moscow. Meet the guide at airport. Transfer with guide to hotel. Accommodation.

Free time without guide.

DAY 2. MOSCOW CITY TOUR Guide & transport

Breakfast.

City tour with stops at Red Square, Zaryadye Park, New Maiden Convent, Vorobyovy Gory observation deck, Victory Park. Free time without guide.

DAY 3. KREMLIN GROUNDS Guide & transport Breakfast.

Visit to the Kremlin (residence of the President of Russia) and the Armoury Chamber – one of the largest museums of applied arts. Free time without guide.

DAY 4. SERGIEV POSAD Guide & transport Breakfast.

Check-out. Suburban excursion to Sergiev Posad (70 km from Moscow). Visit the Holy Trinity St.Sergius Lavra (Monastery).

The monastery was founded by one of the most famous Russian saints, venerable Sergius of Radonezh. The monastery received the status of Lavra in 1744, now it is a place of pilgrimage for the Russian Orthodox Church and one of the most interesting museums where you can find icons of Andrei Rublev and other famous masters of the 15-18 centuries.

Late afternoon – return to Moscow. Free time without guide.

Late evening – transfer to the train station. Departure to St-Petersburg by night train.

DAY 5. ST-PETERSBURG CITY TOUR

Guide & transport

Arrival in the morning to St-Petersburg.

City tour with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Tourists will see the Palace Square, Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, Nevsky Prospect, Winter Palace, Kazan and St. Isaac’s Cathedrals, the Admiralty, famous Egyptian sphinxes, monuments to Peter I (“The Bronze Horseman”) and Nicholas I, the cruiser “Aurora”, Peter and Paul Fortress and many other architectural sights and monuments.

Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Free time without guide.

DAY 6. HERMITAGE

Guide & transport Breakfast.

Excursion to Hermitage.

The Hermitage is the best Russian gallery of world art, one of the most famous art museums in the world and, of course, the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great acquired a collection of 255 paintings in Berlin.

The Hermitage is proud of over 2.7 million exhibits and presents a wide range of art and artifacts from around the world and throughout history

(from Ancient Egypt to Europe in the early 20th century).

Free time without guide.

DAY7. TSARSKOE SELO

Guide & transport Breakfast.

Suburban excursion to Tsarskoe Selo. Visit to Catherine`s Palace & Park.

The Catherine Palace is located near the city, it was the summer residence of Russian monarchs of the 18-19 centuries. The place is famous for its picturesque parks and gardens. And also there is the Lyceum where the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin studied in 1810.

The Catherine Palace is one of the finest examples of Russian Baroque. It was built in 1756 by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. A famous room in the

palace is called – the Amber Room (or Amber cabinet).

DAY 8.

Breakfast.

Check-out. Transfer to airport.

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Guide:

English-speaking/French-speaking/German-speaking/Spanish-speaking/Czech-speaking. Other languages are upon request.

TWO CAPITALS: MOSCOW & ST-PETERSBURG • 8 days

Classic tour offers to get acquainted with two Russian capitals at once – the official and the cultural. This is a great opportunity to compare two beautiful cities. The program is organized with a transfer by night train, in order to optimize not only the cost, but also the time.
Tourists will have enough time to order additional excursions or free time for walks.
This program can also be offered in the opposite direction.

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