Russia (St Petersburg - Moscow). Excluding the dates of Governmental events. Relevant during May - September period
Arrival at the International St Petersburg Pulkovo airport, meet and greet by English speaking guide, transfer to the Hotel with the 1st opening of the city. Created by Peter the Great in 1703 to be his "window on Europe", St Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. The city is famous because of his rivers and canals, Royal summer residencies around, the Hermitage museum, 42 islands and, of course, the famous Russian Ballet with White Nights.
This high-speed comfortable boat will sail all along a beautiful waterway to cite center in about 40 min. Guest will travel along the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland and they will see the city from the sea.
Peterhof is one of the wonders of the world. The estate has several parks and palaces and it has been the favorite summer residence of many Russian emperors and empresses. They all had their palaces there. The main park of Peterhof has a unique system of exquisitely decorated fountains.
Full city orientation tour with photo stop.
Created by Peter the Great in 1703 to be his "window on Europe", St Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. The city is famous because of his rivers and canals, Royal summer residencies around, the Hermitage museum, 42 islands and, of course, the famous Russian Ballet with White Nights.
Inside visit of Kazan Cathedral.
Kazan Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, on the Nevsky Prospekt near the Gostiny Dvor department store, and Zinger House. This is one of the largest cathedrals of St. Petersburg and one of the most famous sights of the city.It is impossible to miss the church while being on the Nevsky Prospect. The interior of the cathedral is impressive. 56 columns of pink Finnish granite with gilded decorative elements are located inside the temple. Pay attention to the floor of the temple. It is made using different grades of marble, which create the original pattern on the floor.
Inside visit of St Isaac's Cathedral.
The dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and its gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city. You can climb up the 300 or so steps to the observation walkway at the base of the cathedral’s dome and enjoy the breathtaking views over the city. This is the 4th highest cupola cathedral in the world.
Inside visit of the Hermitage State Museum.
The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg is a historical monument of Russia's architecture and one of the largest art museums in the world. To date, the museum has rich collections of paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Poussin, Titian, Veronese, Claude Lorrain and others. But the collection of the Hermitage museum complex consists not only of painting, but also objects of applied art, sculptures, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
Inside visit of Peter and Paul fortress.
The Peter and Paul Fortress is the oldest architectural monument of St. Petersburg. May 27, 1703 - the day of the founding of the Peter and Paul Fortress is also considered the foundation day of the city.The Peter and Paul Cathedral is the tomb of Russian emperors. It was built simultaneously with the fortress, first in a tree, and from 1712 - from stone.
Sapsan Speed train to Moscow.
Sapsan is Russian for the peregrine falcon, the fastest bird in the falcon family, so it was an appropriate name for this new train, which can reach speeds of up to 250 kmph. Produced with true German precision by Siemens, the Sapsan is fully adapted to the harsh climate of Russia. Number of passenger seats on the Sapsan - 554.
Arrival to Moscow.
Capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe, Moscow is an amazing mix of various cultures and architectural styles! 11 000000 inhabitants, speedy life style, glamour night clubs & restaurants.
Kremlin Grounds visit (Territory + 2 Cathedrals).
Walking tour across the territory of Kremlin + visit of 2 Cathedrals. Kremlin has been the heart of Moscow since its establishment. This is where the Russian history has been written most of its existence as a country. The guests will have a possibility to see the grand cathedrals built by architects from all over Russia. Kremlin is a historic fortified complex, overlooking the Moskva River (to the South), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the East) and the Alexander Garden (to the West). It is the best known of kremlins and includes five palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
The Armory Chamber, a treasure house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace's complex. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars' treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The museum was named after one of the oldest Kremlin's treasury.
Walking transfer to the Red Square.
Red Square remains, as it has been for centuries, the heart and soul of Russia. Few places in the world bear the weight of history to the extent that Moscow's central square does. From the 16th Century St. Basil's Cathedral - one of the most famous pieces of architecture in the world - to the constructivist pyramid of Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square is rich in symbols of Russia's turbulent and intriguing past.
Moscow underground tour + transfer back to the hotel.
The Moscow Metro is the world's fourth most heavily used rapid transit system after Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of its 188 stations. Moscow’s metro opened its doors in 1935 and only had 13 stations. Now it has turned into one the biggest subway systems consisting of more than 150 stations and it is said to be one of the most beautiful underground systems in the world.
Full city orientation tour with photo stops.
A unique tour that will allow guests to feel the spirit of old Moscow and see many historical sights. You will surely be impressed by wonderful panoramic views of the old town from different locations. Vorobievy Hills (the highest point of Moscow with fascinating views of the city) – Poklonnaya Hill – Arbat walking street and more.
Inside visit of Christ the Savior Cathedral.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is situated in Moscow and is considered as the largest Orthodox Church in the world. The historic building itself is superb and was rebuilt in 2000 after Stalin demolished the original one. This monument is known as the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world.