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Season - April–October 2020
Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne" and snacks.

The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.

The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu**** or similar.

Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers an optional Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.

Optional transfer to the airport.

Inclusions

6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
6 x buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
Personalised welcome package
Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
Portage at hotels and railway stations

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Optional: Price on request

• Transfer airport to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky
• 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace
• Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
• 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
• 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
• Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
• Guided channel cruise
• 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour
• 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise
• 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad
• Transfer Azimut Smolenskaya to airport:
• Half board
• Old Russian Circus

Trip Highlights

St. Petersburg - Moscow

Fixed-Departure

22 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,163 P P twin share
AUD 1,709 P P single

29 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,163 P P twin share
AUD 1,709 P P single

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