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Russian Capitals in Winter

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 1,025.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 1,365.00 (single occupancy)

 

Dates:

Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 05, 2019 

Hotels:

Ambassador**** or similar
Mercure Arbat Moscow**** or similar

Included:

• 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
• 7 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• Personalised welcome package
• 3 hour St. Petersburg sightseeing tour and 3 hour Moscow sightseeing tour
• Entrance to Moscow metro
• Service of English and German speaking local guide
• Service of Italian and Spanish speaking local guide
• Service of French and Portuguese speaking local guide
• Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
• Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)
• Porterage at hotels and railway stations

 

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN EUR:

  • Transfer airport to Hotel Ambassador: EUR 70.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 90.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Welcome dinner at hotel: EUR 40.00 pp
  • 6-hour visit to Pavlovsk Palace and troika ride in Pavlovsk Palace parks: EUR 90.00 pp
  • 3-hour visit to Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
  • Fabulous New Year Gala at Hotel Ambassador: EUR 260.00 pp
  • 3-hour visit to Kazan Cathedral and Yusupov Palace: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Farwell dinner at Restaurant Demidov EUR 50.00 pp
  • 3-hour excursion to Kremlin and visit to a cathedral: EUR 50.00 pp
  • 3-hour ice-breaker cruise on the Moscow River: EUR 45.00 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Novodevichy Convent: EUR 55.00 pp
  • 3-hour visit to the Tretyakov Gallery: EUR 45.00 pp
  • Farewell dinner at Restaurant GlavPivTorg: EUR 60.00 pp
  • Transfer Hotel Mercure Arbat Moscow**** to airport: EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • Full Visa Service: USD 350 per person

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG

Arrival in St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Ambassador**** check-in, welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at the hotel

Options: transfers, welcome dinner at the hotel
Day 2  : ST. PETERSBURG

City tour of St. Petersburg

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 “The Venice of the North”. When the city is covered in snow it has a special romantic atmosphere. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Saviour, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional visit to Pavlovsk with the impressive Pavlovsk Palace and experience a real Russian winter adventure during an unforgettable troika ride.

Options: Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Troika Ride
Day 3  : ST. PETERSBURG

Morning offers an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening we enjoy an optional entertaining and fabulous Russian New Year Gala at the hotel.

Options: visit to Hermitage Museum, Russian New Year Eve Gala at the hotel
Day 4  : ST. PETERSBURG

The optional tour this morning offers a visit to a holy mass in the Orthodox Kazan Cathedral and a visit to the Yusupov Palace, once a residence of one of the wealthiest and most influential families in Russia. The Palace on the Moika River was built in the middle of the 18th century by famous French architect Vallin de la Mothe. The Palace impresses with magnificence of decoration and style as well as its historical past. In the evening enjoy an optional farewell dinner at Restaurant Demidov.

Options: holy mass in the Orthodox Kazan Cathedral, visit to Yusupov Palace, farewell dinner at the Demidov restaurant
Day 5  : St. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW

Fast train from St. Petersburg to Moscow

Morning at leisure, 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 snow-cladded Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the evening we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Mercure Arbat Moscow**** or similar.

Day 6  : MOSCOW

City tour of Moscow, Moscow Metro tour

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 all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds, where we see Ivan the Great Bell Tower and visit one of the cathedrals. The evening offers an optional ice-breaker cruise on the Moscow River to admire the illuminated centre of Moscow by night.

Options: Visit to Kremlin grounds and cathedral, ice breaker cruise on the Moskva river in the evening
Day 7  : MOSCOW

The morning offers an optional excursion to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow‘s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the day is reserved for an optional excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery with its outstanding collection of French impressionists. The evening offers an optional dinner at Restaurant GlavPiv Torg, located opposite to the former KBG-building and decorated with unique interior in Soviet “ministry style”.

Options: visit to Novodevichiy Monastery, visit to Tretykov Gallery, dinner at a local restaurant
Day 8  : DEPARTURE FROM MOSCOW

Optional transfer to the airport.

Options: transfers