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Russia European (Central) / Moscow

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Route: - St. Petersburg - Moscow - Russian Capitals RR
Code:COM-002
Duration:9 Days
Date:upon request
Discounts:%35 (2 people);
%38 (3 people);
%42 (4 people);
Difficulty:Not applicable
Cost:1 528 USD
-per person;
-walking
-pub. transport;

1 797 USD
-per person;
-by private car;

Peter the Great

Royal regalia

Feature tour  Cities of the Czars

 Pre-revolutionary and present flag of the Russian Federation

This tour takes you to Moscow and St. Petersburg - the two capital cities from which the Czars ruled the Russian Empire. The excursion schedule includes not only the major highlights of these cities, but provides a focus on the history of Russia, as influenced by these rulers. You start in Moscow, a city over 850 years old, and home to Russia's most famous Kremlin. Here the Czar's ruled until Peter the Great saw fit to move it to St. Petersburg, the city he is credited with building. In St. Petersburg, you will see in the art and architecture just how wealthy and powerful this empire once was, and learn about the last days of the Czars as the Revolution of 1917 changed the history of Russia forever, and in the process, moved the capital back to Moscow. As there are many other sites to see in both of these cities, aside from those directly related to the Czars, we have left some free time, which you can use to explore on your own, or you can opt to include other excursions - from art and literature to shopping or just neighborhood walking tours. We also recommend attending a performance at the Bolshoi, Marinsky, or other theaters. Once your travel dates are set, we will be happy to provide you with scheduling information.

Highlights:

  • Moscow the City click here

  • St. Petersburg the City click here

    Itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrive in Moscow. Meeting and transfer by a private car. Afternoon, free time. Add More Tours/Activities

    Day 2: Morning, 3 hours tour of the historic heart of the city, including Red Square, the Kremlin and Tverskaya Street. In Kremlin, we will visit 2 Cathedrals and the Armory room for an introduction. Afternoon, free time. Add More Tours

    Day 3: Morning, 3 hours tour to Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve, where Czars in the 14th century built their summer residences. Afternoon, free time. Add More Tours

    Day 4: Morning, 3 hours tour to Novodevichy Convent, where Peter the Great and other Czars sent their wives and daughters to "keep them out of trouble". Afternoon, free time. Evening transfer for overnight train. Add More Tours

    Day 5: Arrival in St. Petersburg, transfer to accommodations by private car. Once settled in, we will invite you for an Introductory, 3 hours city tour. You will visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, final resting place of many Czars from Peter II to Nicholas II and his family. Learn the interesting history of the reformist Czar Alexander II, as you visit the Church of "Spilled Blood", built on the site of his murder in 1881. Afternoon, free time. Add More Tours/Activities

    Day 6: Morning, 3 hours tour to Peterhoff Palace to see its magnificent golden Grand Cascade surrounded by beautiful Park. Afternnon, free time. Add More Tours

    Day 7: Morning, 3 hours tour of the Hermitage Gallery, one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Afternoon free time, although you may well find that you are still exploring the many halls of the Hermitage until closing! Add More Tours

    Day 8: Free day. Walk around the interesting side streets of St. Petersburg, shop, visit more museums, or take in a performance. You will have no shortage of options, but if you like, we'd be happy to make some suggestions based on your interests. Add More Tours

    Day 9: Free day. Departure transfer by a private car to the train station/airport. Add More Tours

    Included:

  • Arrival/departure transfers by car (4 total);
  • Transportation according to the price (see "Cost")
  • Bilingual Guide;
  • General admission fees to museums as per program;
  • Tourist Visa support (single entry);
  • Sokol orientation guide;

    Not included:

  • Russian Embassy fees for visa processing;
  • Accommodations;
  • International/domestic air or train fares;
  • Admission fees to special/feature exhibitions;
  • Travel/Health insurance;
  • Meals;
  • Photo/Video surcharges in museums;

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    Novgorod Veliky Getaway
    Royal Estate - Catherine's Palace
    Royal Estate - Peterhof Palace
    Russian capitals - the Starter
    Sergiyev Posad - the Holly Place
    The Czar of Russian Poetry
    The Legacy of Doctor Zhivago
    The State Russian Museum
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    Comments:

  • Most museums in Russia are closed on Mondays.
  • Be prepared for a rainy day during walking tours.
  • Hermitage business hours 10:30-18:00pm. Closed Monday;



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