Highlights of Moscow and St. Petersburg

Highlights of Moscow and St. Petersburg
Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights

Activities:Sightseeing

Cultural holiday in two Russian capitals
- Panoramic city tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg
- Visit the Kremlin, the Hermitage and Catherine’s Palace
- Travel by hi-speed train
- Easy to add more days and visits

Brief itinerary

Day 1. Moscow

Meals No

Arrival in Moscow.
Meet by the driver and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. Moscow

Meals B

Breakfast at the hotel.
~10:00 – 17:00 - Meet the guide at the hotel and panoramic Moscow city tour by car, with visits to the Sparrow Hills, Novodevichy Convent and Victory Park. Tour of Moscow metro and Arbat pedestrian street.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3. Moscow - St. Petersburg

Meals B

Breakfast at the hotel.
~10:00 – 15:00 - Meet the guide at the hotel and walking tour to Moscow Kremlin. Continue with a walking tour of Red Square and Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
~18:00 - Transfer to the railway terminal.
~19:25 - Departure for St. Petersburg by hi-speed train.
~23:14 – Arrival in St. Petersburg, meet by the driver and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4. St. Petersburg

Meals B

Breakfast at the hotel.
~09:00 - Meet the guide at the hotel and city tour of St.Petersburg by car, including a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress.
~14:00 – 17:00 – Walking tour of the Hermitage museum.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5. St. Petersburg

Meals B

Breakfast at the hotel.
~09:00 - Meet the guide in the lobby of the hotel and transfer to the town of Pushkin.
~10:00 – Visit to Catherine's palace, including the Amber room. Visit the Catherine’s Park.
~15:00 – Return to the city.
~15:30 – 18:00 – Guided tour of the cathedrals of St.Petersburg including the Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady of Kazan.  
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6. St. Petersburg

Meals B

Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick-up by the driver, transfer to the airport or train station.

Sights

Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin is a big architectural ensemble, a fortress and a historical center of Moscow, which is located on the left bank of the Moskva River on Borovitsky hill. At the moment it is the residence of the supreme bodies of state power as well as one of the main histrorical and cultural complexes of Russia.

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent (or New Maiden's Convent) is one of the most famous and beautiful monasteries in Russia.

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The Cathedral of Our Christ the Savior is the largest Orthodox church in Russia. Located very close from the Kremlin, it can accommodate up to 10000 people at the same time.

Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

Moscow metro is famous for it's architecture. Many tations are beautifully decorated with statues, wall paintings and frescous.

St. Petersburg Historic Center

St. Petersburg Historic Center

The Historic Center of St. Petersburg is enlisted in the UNESCO's World Heritage List and features churches, palaces and houses dated back to the 18th-19th Centuries

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

The fortress was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 on Zayachy island, which is located on the Neva River.

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox churches in Russia.

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg was built in honour of the victory over Napoleon in the war of 1812.

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is an Orthodox memorial cathedral, a museum and a monument of Russian architecture.

Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

The town of Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo or Tzar Village) is one of the most picturesque suburbs of Saint Petersburg.

The Hermitage and Winter Palace

The Hermitage and Winter Palace

This is one of the most famous St. Petersburg attractions. It had been the winter residence for emperors of Russia since the end of the 18th century till the revolution of 1917. The Hermtage, one of the biggest museums of the world, is in the same architectural ensemble.

This trip is operated all year round.

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1. Accommodation;
2. Breakfasts;
3. All transfers as per itinerary.
4. Train ticket Moscow - St. Petersburg, 2nd seat at one of the daytime hi-speed "Sapsan" trains;
5. All tours as per itinerary, including entrance fees;
6. Local English-speaking guides' services (one guide in Moscow and another guide St. Petersburg).

3* - hotels located close to metro stations in Moscow (such as Maxima) and in the city centre of St. Petersburg (such as M-hotel).
4* - hotels located in the city centre of Moscow (such as Marriott tverskaya) and in the city centre of St. Petersburg (such as Petro Palace).

My wife and I would like to thank you and all your associate travel agents at Saints Petersburg and Moscow for a well co-ordinated and very professional conduct of the tour.
We were met punctually on time at all the airports, train stations and at the hotels. Both the guides were very knowledgeable and took great care of us even when my wife's shoes got wet in the snow in Saint Petersburg, Elena (spelling?) showed us to a shop in town to get a new pair before proceeding on with the tour.
All in all, we had a most memorable first impression of your great country. Although there is more to be done in terms of infrastructure (trains, hotels and shopping malls), I am confident Russia will grow to be an attractive destination for tourist. Once again thank you for your fine and professional service.

Anthony and Regina, Singapore

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