Russia Past & Present

From R41 500 pps. Land Only

Package Includes: Tour as per the below itinerary.

Itinerary: Tuesday Arrival to St.Petersburg.

Transfer from airport to the hotel (private car/minivan).
Checking-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Buffet breakfast.

10:00 – City tour including visit to Peter and Paul Fortress by car/mini van incl entrance
During our tour you will get acquainted with the main sights of St. Petersburg: architectural
monuments belonging to different epochs and styles, beautiful Neva embankment, magnificent palaces, cathedrals and unique bridges. The tour is not only about sights themselves, but also about prominent people who created our city, lived and worked on the banks of the Neva. Petersburg is one of the most mysterious cities. Built on a swamp, it quickly turned into a pearl of European architecture. Myths and legends of the city on the Neva River, about which we’ll tell you, are still present to this day. Peter&Paul Fortress is the first building in the city, the history of the founding of St. Petersburg and outstanding monument of fortification with three centuries of history.
Peter and Paul Cathedral – the burial place of Russian emperors and their families, including the tomb of the family of last Russian Tsar Nicholas II – is one of the oldest temples of the city

14:00 – Tour to the Main Museum Complex of the Hermitage (including the Winter Palace and 3 other buildings adjacent to it) by car/mini van incl entrance The museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 225 paintings from the German city of Berlin.
Today, the Hermitage boasts over 3 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and from throughout history (from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th century Europe). The heart of the museum is the former Winter Palace – the residence of the Russian Tsars and it offers the magnificent tours and walks through the state rooms.

17:00 – return to hotel by car/mini van, time at leisure
Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Buffet breakfast.

09:30 – Tour to Peterhof by car/mini van (Russian Versailles: visits to the Grand Palace of Peter the Great and the walking tour of the Lower Park with fountains) incl entrance Many people compare Peterhof to Versailles, but if you visit Peterhof – you will find that, without a doubt, our park and numerous palaces surpass the famous residence of the French kings. Founded in the early XVIII century by Emperor Peter I in the vicinity of the new capital, Peterhof has become one of the most luxurious royal summer residence and a kind of triumphal monument to the successful completion of Russia’s struggle for access to the Baltic Sea.

14:30 – return to hotel by car/mini van, time at leisure
Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Buffet breakfast.

07:45 – Bus transfer from hotel to Rail station.

09:00 – Morning train to Moscow (economy class ticket one way by express train “Sapsan”*)

13:00 – Arrival to Moscow. Meeting with a guide at platform. Bus transfer from Rail station to hotel.

15:00 – Walking tour to Kremlin (including the territory, the Armory Chamber and 1 cathedral) incl entrance.
Welcome to Moscow Kremlin – the heart of of Russia, a legendary fortress near the Red Square located on the left bank of the Moskva River and considered one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles in the world. Moscow Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and mighty of the Russian state, a kind of a national idea expressed in stone. And once you enter inside it becomes clear, that Kremlin is something really unique: each era in the history of Russia left its significant architectural trace in the Kremlin. You will see the territory, one of the Cathedrals and Armory Chamber.

19:00 – return to hotel, time at leisure
Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Buffet breakfast.

10:00 – Panoramic city tour by car/mini van with walking tour of Moscow Metro incl entrance Welcome to Moscow – the heart of Russia, a big city that never sleeps! You will be amazed by its diversity, its history and beauty! Join the City Tour to get the most of it: a 3 hours excursion will show you the must-see areas and the most interesting parts of the capital of Russia! You’ll see the buildings of the Bolshoi Theater, the districts of 18-th and 19-th century, will stop by the unique and gorgeous St. Basil’s Cathedral. Then we’ll take you to the modern part of Moscow: you’ll enjoy the panoramic views from the Sparrow Hills, will see the famous «7 sisters» – the soviet skyscrapers built by Stalin, will pass the Poklonnaya Hill and the glorious Victory park, and will see the latest skyscrapers at the Moscow river embankments.

If you are in Moscow, there is one thing you shouldn’t definitely miss: experience the very famous & unique Moscow Metro! Meet your professional guide and head underground to discover the «hidden» city’s treasures. See the historical stations with authentic Soviet architecture & luxury decor: every single station is different, performing its own style, story and mystery.

14:00 – return to hotel on foot, time at leisure
Overnight at hotel.

Day 6

Buffet breakfast.
Transfer from hotel to airport. End of services.
Excludes Flights, meals and drinks not mentioned, gratuities. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Subject to currency fluctuations and availability. Errors & Omissions excluded.
Valid till 14 April 2020 – 20 October 2020.Land Only

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