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Russian capitals - the Starter
Do you like to be flexible with time when planning your travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg? Do you like to keep your options open when it comes to daily activities? Do you like clean yet inexpensive lodging representing local culture? Don't mind traveling by economy class and eating local food? If all of the above questions are answered yes, then this package is for you.
Take advantage of our guided walking tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg. See the Red Square, Lenin's tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral, Kremlin, Bolshoi Theater, and the Moscow's flourishing main street, Tverskaya. In St. Petersburg you will walk along the main street, Nevsky Prospekt, and also will visit the St. Isaac's cathedral. Read more information about popular tourist spots in St. Petersburg here and Moscow here
For your stay in St. Petersburg we chose B&B style mini hotels. These types of hotels are a relatively recent addition to the lodging options in St. Petersburg. In most cases they are reasonably priced, centrally located, renovated old buildings or private houses, usually small, but cozy and charming with 2-10 single/double rooms. The bathroom and shower in some are shared by other guests.
For your stay in Moscow we chose Soviet era hotels. Trying to compete with a growing hospitality business, these hotels today offer a good service, but most importantly, they still have the atmosphere of the Soviet Empire. Just the building's architecture, rooms, and hall decorations will definitely flash your memories with old soviet images that for the most part are already history in today's modern Moscow...
Enjoy the train. Meet people, share conversation, have tea.
You can start this tour either in Moscow or St. Petersburg. Feel free to add tours* and the number of days as you wish.
Day 1: Arrival transfer. Hotel check in. Free time.
Day 2: City tour. Departure transfer. Overnight train.
Day 3: Arrival transfer. Hotel check in. City tour. Free time.
Included:Hotels (3 stars), 2 nights w/breakfast;
Arrival transfers (2);
Departure transfer (1);
Private train, 2nd economy class, one way;
Guided walking city tours (2), 3 hrs each;
Standard tourist visa support (invitation letter);
Not included:Travel/Health insurance;
Meals (lunches and suppers);
Visa registration upon arrival (~$3-5 at the hotel)
Cities of the Czars
Craft & Folk Art of Central Russia
Doctor Zhivago and Pasternak
Golden Ring of Russia Getaway
Golden Ring of Russia in Depth
Kremlin & Red Square highlights
Moscow the City
Novgorod Veliky Getaway
Rail Tailored trips: Classic Trans-Siberian (3 stops)
Rail Tailored trips: Russia-Mongolia-China (3 stops)
Royal Estate - Catherine's Palace
Royal Estate - Peterhof Palace
Sergiyev Posad - the Holly Place
The Czar of Russian Poetry
The Legacy of Doctor Zhivago
The State Russian Museum
Welcome to St. Petersburg - day tours
Due to seasonal fluctuation of accommodation fees, Sokol Tours reserves a right to adjust the cost accordingly.
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