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Tour to Two hearts of Russia (7 Night /8 Days)

Package Inclusions :

    Accommodation: 3 * hotel DBL Moscow/St Petersburg
Breakfasts at the hotel
Transport: for transfers and sightseeing we use a comfortable coach, car or minibus; on our sightseeing we can also go on foot or use public transport (mainly underground which is very efficient and helps to avoid traffic congestion)
Tour staff and support: English-speaking guide, transfer driver
Guided sightseeing city tour Moscow/St Petersburg
Guided tour to Rd Square
Kremlin Grounds and Cathedrals Guided Tour
Guided Tour to Sergiev Posad
Guided tour to Hermitage
Guided tour to Pushkin, entry fee to the Catherine Palace
Entrance fees: all entrance fees as per itinerary
   
   
   
   
Highlights :

• See where the president of Russia works, The Moscow    Kremlin
• Wander through intricate merchant streets and the wide   soviet squares of Moscow, see the unique combination of   classic, Stalinist and modern architecture
• See one of the masterpieces of the Soviet era created in the   Socialist Realism style - the Moscow Metro
• Visit one of the most famous squares at the world – Red   Square
• Find out why St. Basil's cathedral was the favourite cathedral   of Ivan the Terrible and why he had its architect's eyes   removed
• Visit a famous monastery of Russia - the Heart of Russian   Orthodox Religion
• Take a guided walk around St Petersburg
• Visit a former residence of the Russian Tsars - famous   Winter Palace and be amazed by the incredible art collection   of the Hermitage
• See glorious the Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace of   Tsarskoye Selo
• Enjoy the "Eighth Wonder of the World" – Amber room at the   Catherine Palace

 
Itinerary Details
Day 1 : Moscow

Arrival to the Russian capital - Moscow. You will be met by our representative and taken to the hotel.









Overnight Stay in Moscow

Day 2 : Moscow City Centre Walking Tour, Moscow Underground Guided Tour

Today you will have a guided walking tour around major cultural and historical points of Moscow.

You will visit the world-famous KGB headquarters of the Soviet times – the Lubyanka Square; Teatralnaya Square next to Bolshoi Theatre. You will the wander through the small central streets and lanes where every building has its own unique and interesting story. You will visit Tverskaya Street – the main and the busiest street in Moscow – with lots of shops, restaurants and unique combination of classic, Stalinist and modern architecture. You will buy Russian souvenirs at the famous pedestrian Old Arbat Street, famous for its souvenirs, street dancers and artists.

After the walking tour, you will explore one of the masterpieces of the Soviet era created in the Socialist Realism style. Moscow Metro with its stations decorated with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures looks like a vast art museum. It was one of the proudest achievements of the Soviet era and it’s still beating many other European underground systems with its extremely reliable services.



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Moscow City Centre Walking Tour, Moscow Underground Guided Tour
Day 3 : Moscow, Red Square Guided Tour, Kremlin Grounds and Cathedrals Guided Tour, The Armoury Museum and Tsar Treasures

This morning you will visit the Red Square, arguably one of the most famous squares in the world. It’s got its name from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". You will see brightly-domed St. Basil's cathedral, the world - renowned Lenin Mausoleum, expansive facade of the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral and Kremlin towers.

You will discover the interior of the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. The Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large.

You explore the overwhelming collection of the Armoury museum. It contains such exhibits as the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy, the helm and armour of Boris Godunov, collection of over fifty Faberge eggs, golden and silver works of applied art by Russian, European and Oriental masters, invaluable weapons and other works made of precious metals and stones.




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Day 4 : Moscow/ Sergiev Posad

Today you will visit Sergiev Posad, a small ancient city, the heart of Russian orthodox religion, the home of Russia’s Patriarch. The town located in the suburbs of Moscow grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest Russian monasteries - the Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. The town also claims to be the birthplace of the Russian nesting doll, or matryoshka. 
After, you will be taken to the railway station, where you will take a train to St Petersburg.




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Moscow/ Sergiev Posad
Day 5 : St. Petersburg, City Tour

Today will take you around the stunning "Venice of the North", as St. Petersburg is also known; you will see Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled-Blood. You will also see the famous Aurora warship; the legendary ship whose canon-fire gave the signal, on the order of Lenin, for the beginning of the Great Socialist Revolution more than 90 years ago.





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Day 6 : St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)

After breakfast we will head off to our one of the greatest and the most beautiful art museums in the world - the State Hermitage Museum. The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture, including Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Monet and Michelangelo. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.





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St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)
Day 7 : St. Petersburg, Tsarskoye Selo, the Catherine Palace, Amber Room

This morning you will be taken to Tsarskoye Selo to see the magnificent Catherine Palace and legendary Amber Room. A gift by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence.  The Palace is an astonishing example of baroque architecture with its striking interiors that are more than spectacular. The Catherine Palace is known for its legendary unique Amber Room that was looted during World War II and completely and painstakingly recreated only in 2003, a process that took over 20 years and cost more than $12 million.



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St. Petersburg, Tsarskoye Selo, the Catherine Palace, Amber Room
Day 8 : St. Petersburg

Our representative will meet you at the lobby of you hotel to take you to the airport. 









Overnight Stay inSt. Petersburg
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