Easy Pace Russia (2014)Tour Package USD2525
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Day 1: St Petersburg.Airport transfers depart from St Petersburg airport at 11:30, 14:30 and 17:00. This evening meet your Tour Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.(Welcome Dinner)Day 2: The Imperial Grandeur of St PetersburgA morning sightseeing tour takes in St Isaac’s Cathedral, the fortress of St Peter and Paul, Decembrist’s Square and Winter Palace. Travel down Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and oniondomed Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore, shop or relax. In the evening, perhaps take a cruise through the centre of Peter the Great’s capital?(Buffet Breakfast)Day 3: The Hermitage MuseumVisit the Hermitage, one of the world’s greatest museums. Located in the Winter Palace, wander through this fabulous collection of paintings and objets d’art, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces. During your free time, maybe take an optional excursion to the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin’s murder?(Buffet Breakfast)Day 4: The Cascades & Fountains of PetrodvoretsThe next morning cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great’s summer residence of Petrodvorets, which for over 200 years was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Alight to explore the fabulous gardens and cascading fountains.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 5: High Speed Train to MoscowSt Petersburg is a city of incomparable architectural, historic and artistic interest. This morning is all yours to enjoy as you wish. Then board your high speed Sapsan train to Moscow. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for dinner and a leisurely three night stay.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 6: Moscow, a Russian RevelationIn the morning, begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a specialist guide. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow’s landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin’s Mausoleum, while on the opposite side the grand GUM department store offers the most glamorous goods. Walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. During your stay you also visit one of the Metro stations which Stalin called ‘palaces for the people’. Gain a local insight into the themes depicted among the marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. In your free time why not witness the crown jewels and Fabergé Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family?(Buffet Breakfast)Day 7: Moscow at LeisureToday is completely at leisure in the Russian capital. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an optional excursion to Zagorsk - renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture? On your last night enjoy good food, good wine and good company at an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)Day 8: MoscowDeparture transfers will arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport at 05.00, 08.00 and 11.00 and at Moscow’s Domodedevo airport at 05.00, 10.00 and 13.00.(Buffet Breakfast)
- St Petersburg: See the great dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral, the fortress of St Peter and Paul. Drive down Nevsky Prospekt to see the Cathedral of Kazan.
- Moscow: Tour Red Square, seeing St Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s tomb.
- General Note
- Please note it is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher and a Russian Visa for this tour. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The $40 fee for the Russian Tourist Voucher is included in the cost of your tour. However the fee for the Russian visa will be an additional charge. In some parts of Russia, clean small denomination US$ bills or euro notes are the only accepted currency.
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