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The Czar Route

9 days
8 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 1,370.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,935.00 (single occupancy)

Supplement for May 15 - Jul 03:
$125.00 (double occupancy)
$125.00 (single occupancy)

 

 



Dates:

May 22, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
Jun 05, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022 
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022 
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022 
Jun 26, 2022 - Jul 04, 2022 
Jul 03, 2022 - Jul 11, 2022 
Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022 
Jul 17, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Jul 24, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022 
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 
Aug 07, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022 
Aug 14, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 
Aug 21, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022 
Sep 04, 2022 - Sep 12, 2022 
Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 
Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 03, 2022 

Hotels:

  • Helsinki - Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside****
  • St. Petersburg - Sokos Vasilevsky 4*
  • Moscow - Azimut Smolenskaya 4*

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Included:

  • 8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 8 x buffet breakfas
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Entrances to Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki, Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours
  • Service of Portuguese speaking tour escorts on tours starting Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
  • 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
  • MONOLINGUAL guided tours for city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective monolingual local guide

Optional Services:

  • Transfer airport to Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside:EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
  • 3-hour excursion with water bus to the Suomenlinna Fortress: EUR 60.00 pp
  • Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve: EUR 60.00 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to theGrand Palace: EUR 75.00 pp
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace: EUR 65.00 pp
  • 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace: EUR 80.00 pp
  • 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti: EUR 50.00 pp
  • Guided channel cruise: EUR 65.00 pp
  • 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour: EUR 25.00 pp
  • 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise: EUR 55.00 pp
  • 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad: EUR 80.00 pp
  • Transfer Hotel Azimut Smolenskayato airport: EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-persons)
  • Half board at hotels (8x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 290.00 pp

Itinerary:

Day 1  : SUNDAY - ARRIVAL HELSINKI

Arrival in Helsinki, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting. Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Day 2  : MONDAY - HELSINKI

Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harboursand the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an optional excursion toSuomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18thcentury as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.The evening offers optional Finnish dinner at Restaurant Salve. Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Options: Excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress
Day 3  : TUESDAY - HELSINKI-ST. PETERSBURG

Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a short sightseeing tour and a photo-stop at Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky**** or similar. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 4  : WEDNESDAY - 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”. 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. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Options: Visit to Tsarskoe Selo (Catherine Palace and Amber Room), Folkshow at the Nikolayevsky Palace
Day 5  : THURSDAY - ST. PETERSBURG

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. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Options: Visit to the Hermitage, optional Russian dinner
Day 6  : FRIDAY - ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW

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 Azimut Smolenskaya**** or similar. Overnight in Moscow (B)

Day 7  : SATURDAY - MOSCOW

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. Overnight in Moscow (B)

Options: Moscow Metro, Moscow by Night River Cruise
Day 8  : SUNDAY - MOSCOW

The day offers anoptional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad,where we visit theTrinity 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 ofthe birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh .Overnight in Moscow (B)

Day 9  : MONDAY - MOSCOW DEPARTURE

Optional transfer to the airport.