10 days
9 nights

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Per person in USD:

$ 2,290.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,790.00 (single occupancy)

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Included:

2 nights in Kiev
2 nights in Moscow
4 nights in St. Petersburg
Private Sightseeing Tours with an English speaking guide
Transportation by private car
Arrival and Departure transfers by private car
All admission and Entrance fees
Tax and Service Charges
Half board at the hotels (at extra charge)

Not Included:
Airfare
Porterage
Gratuities
Recomended Tips:
$5-7 pp per day for guide
$3-5 pp per day for driver

Highlights & Experience:

Moscow by Night City Tour
Kitaigorod Walking Tour
Red Square and Kremlin
Armory Tour
Metro Tour
Tretyakov Gallery
City Tour of St. Petersburg
Spilled Blood Churh (outside)
Peter and Paul Fortress
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Hermitage Tour
Yusupov Palace
Grigoriy Rasputin Cellars
Tour to Pushkin
Catherine Palace and Amber Room
Tour to Petergoff

Itinerary:

Travel to Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg

Day 1  : Kiev

Arrival in Kiev. Transfer and hotel check-in. Afternoon and evening at leisure

Day 2  : Kiev

After breakfast enjoy a 5-hour city tour of Kiev - the largesft city and the capital of the Ukraine with a population of almost 3 million people. It is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe dating back to the 5th century. During the tour you will see the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites: St. Sophia Cathedral and Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Mariynskiy Palace, St. Michael, St. Andrew's, St. Vladimir Cathedrals, the reconstructed Golden Gate and other notable monuments such as statue of Bogdan Khmelnitsky astride his horse, the monument of Vladimir the Great, the Baptizer of Rus, the monument to Kyi, Schek Khoryv and Lybid - the legendary founders of the city located at the Dnieper embankment. fModern landmarks are the Mother Motherland Statue standing at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War on the right bank of the Dnipro River, The Glory Square, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame at the WWII memorial. The tour includes visit to Kiev Pechersk Lavra.

Day 3  : Kiev

After breakfast enjoy a 2- hour the Dnipro River boat cruise. The view of the city from the boat is exhilarating and you can clearly see the outline of Kiev's beautiful monuments, churches, squares and buildings. After the boat trip, transfer to the airport for a flight to Moscow.

Moscow

Upon arrival in Moscow. Transfer and hotel check-in. Enjoy a 3-hour Moscow by Night city tour of Russia's intriguing capital will give a great chance to experience the magic atmosphere of Moscow and photograph the best landmarks. A city totally transformed into a sea of colorful lights.

Day 4  : Moscow

Explore the capital city with 7-hour walking excursion visiting historic Kremlin, Red Square, Kitay Gorod area and Armory. You will see the golden domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, the National Historical Museum, elegant arcades of the GUM store and other landmarks around the Red Square. Inside Kremlin the main landmarks are three Cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel, dated back to the 15-16th centuries. Other landmarks are Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, Hall of Facets and Terem Place. Armory is famous for its stunning collection of treasures: royal regalia, Faberge Easter eggs of precious metals and jewels, the 800-diamond throne of Tsar Alexey, the jewel-studded and sable-trimmed gold Cap of Monomakh worn for coronations for two centuries, the coronation dresses of the 18th century empresses, the sleigh in which Elizabeth rode from St. Petersburg to Moscow for her coronation pulled by 23 horses at a time. Between the Armory and the Annunciation Cathedral is the Great Kremlin Palace - the official residence of Russian president.

Day 5  : Moscow

In the morning - Moscow Metro tour followed by the visit to the State Tretyakov Gallery, one of the most celebrated and extensive collections of Russian art and artifacts in the world located in one of the oldest districts of Moscow - Zamoskvorechye. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made great contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Late evening transfer to Moscow for overnight sleeper train to St. Petersburg.

Day 6  : St. Petersburg

Upon arrival meet your guide at the train station and begin City Tour of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. You will drive by the elegant buildings on the Nevsky Prospect, stately palaces on Palace Embankment along the Neva River, Palace Square with Winter Palace and Alexander Column, Bronze Horseman - the famous monument to Peter the Great, Admiralty, Schmidt Bridge, Strelka with Stock Exchange and Rosstral Columns, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Canal Griboyedova, Fontanka, Kazan Cathedral, Church on Spilled Blood and other finest architectural, historical and cultural landmarks. During the tour you will visit Peter and Paul Fortress and St. 
Isaac's Cathedral.

Peter-and-Paul Fortress was built in 1704 to defend the city from naval attacks; however it never served its purpose. Instead its history is rather gruesome: thousands of laborers died while building the fortress, many political prisoners, including Peter's own son Alexi were kept and tortured in its cells, and the tombs of the Romanov family is in its Cathedral.

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the world?s largest Cathedrals and can accommodate about 10,000 audiences. It was designed by then unknown Auguste de Montferrand and opened in 1858. The Cathedral is beautifully decorated inside with marble of 13 colors, malachite, lapis-lazuli, paintings, mosaics and stained glass made by the most famous Russian artists

Day 7  : St. Petersburg

Today you will enjoy a private tour of one of the nation's main glories - the State Hermitage Art Museum. It occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the Neva River, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built according to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository. Put together throughout two and a half centuries, the Hermitage collection consists of over 3,000,000 works of art and presents the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. In the afternoon you are free to continue exploring the Hermitage on your own or enjoy the beautiful St. Petersburg.

Day 8  : St. Petersburg

After breakfast tour to the Petergoff (formerly known as Petrodvorets), located on the southern shores of the Finnish Gulf 14 miles (29 kilometers) away from St. Petersburg. The history of Petergoff began in 1704 when Peter I built a wooden house on the Gulf while overseeing the construction of the nearby Kronstadt Fortress. In 1713 he began transforming the area into an imperial residence. The Grand Palace was inaugurated in 1723 and later expanded by Empress Elizabeth. The Palace is surrounded by a beautiful park famous for its fountains. There are 144 of them, all operating without the use of pumps by a combination of naturally generated water pressure and magic. Each fountain is unique and once you step in the kingdom of fountains you will be surprised by this splendid beauty created by a man.

Day 9  : St. Petersburg

Morning tour of the Yusupov Palace located on a quiet stretch of the Moika River. This long yellow building once was a residence of the wealthy and respected Yusupov family and served as a stage for one of Russian history's moments of high drama - the murder of Grigory Rasputin, a peasant who had gained control over the tsar's family through his alleged supernatural powersThe Palace is notable for its lavish interiors, the exotic Moorish Room, the elegant Rococo style Theater and Rasputin Cellars where the holy man Grigory Rasputin was murdered by Prince Felix Yusupov.

In the afternoon take a trip to Pushkin's palaces located 25-30 km from St. Petersburg. Pushkin's palaces and parks were created under Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great between 1744 and 1796. The main landmark is the Catherine Palace designed by Rastrelli and named after Elizabeth's mother, Peter the Great's second wife. Pushkin's original name is Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar's Village).

Day 10  : St. Petersburg

Transfer to the airport.

Notes:

Daily all-year-round