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Little Tour of Russia Escorted Moscow High Speed Train to St. Petersburg

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,745

Welcome to Moscow the fabled capital of Russia. The city opens doors to the heart and soul of Russia.


Explore the cultural gems of Russia - Moscow and St. Petersburg - connected by High Speed Train.

Click for more details on the Sapsan High Speed Train.

First stop will be at Red Square at which you will see the colourful St Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin and the Armory Museum. Next day the tour continues to northern Moscow known for ancient Russian and architecture.  And also known as the spiritual center for the Russian Orthodox Christians because of the Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra Monastery.

Next stop is St. Petersburg known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has something for everyone to experience. From amazing architecture to wild nightlife. This place is where the past and the present meet. This city sits on 100 islands which are connected by 600 bridges and often gets referred to as “Venice of the North”.

Visits in this city will include St Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress and Palace Square to list a few of the stops. For those interested in art the next day a stop will be made at the Hermitage, which houses more than four million works of art. It is considered one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. This tour is great to explore the cultural and historical gems of Russia. 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,745

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Day 1

Arrive Moscow

Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Grand Marriott

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    Grand Marriott


    The Marriott Grand is located on Tverskaya Street, just a 5-minute walk from the Tverskaya Metro, in the heart of city center near Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre and is known for impeccable service and event facilities. The spacious room and suites ...

    The Marriott Grand is located on Tverskaya Street, just a 5-minute walk from the Tverskaya Metro, in the heart of city center near Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre and is known for impeccable service and event facilities. The spacious room and suites offer wonderful amenities and are decorated with light woods and Art Deco touches.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Moscow

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Moscow

Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called "Palaces for the People."

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Moscow to St. Petersburg

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin

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    Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin



    Plan your visit to one of Russia's most captivating cities. Located between the Griboedova Channel and Kanonerskaya Street, the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel provides a home away from home for both business and leisure travelers. Our accommodation showcases modern spaces and smart design, ...

    Plan your visit to one of Russia's most captivating cities. Located between the Griboedova Channel and Kanonerskaya Street, the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel provides a home away from home for both business and leisure travelers. Our accommodation showcases modern spaces and smart design, with deluxe pillow top bedding, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Upgrade to a suite, and enjoy two room accommodation. Maintain your workout routine in our fitness center, or enjoy flavorful cuisine from Russia and Germany at our on-site restaurants. Our prime hotel location in St. Petersburg's historic city center puts you conveniently within walking distance of Mariinsky Theatre, as well as many popular business destinations; our free shuttle makes it easy to discover St. Isaac's Cathedral and the attractions of Nevsky Prospekt. Rest assured that the award-winning Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel will exceed your every expectation.

    Facilities

    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Wedding Facilities
    • WiFi

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Day 5

St. Petersburg

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe's best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the "Venice of the North." Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Granite embankments of the Neva River. Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. It is a museum nowadays. The gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the highest landmark of the city. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

St. Petersburg

This morning you'll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7

Depart St. Petersburg

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Please inquire

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • First class hotels; Rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air - conditioned motor coach
  • High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage Handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Optional Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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28 Sep 2018
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