LITTLE TOUR OF RUSSIA - 2017
LITTLE TOUR OF RUSSIA - 2017

Day 1, (Fri) arrive Moscow
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2, (Sat) in Moscow
Moscow, one to the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Sightseeing begins at the Red Square, dominated by St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarists, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University.  Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and then stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. Rest of the day is at leisure.  (B)

Day 3, (Sun) in Moscow
Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.”  (B,L)

Day 4, (Mon) Moscow to St. Petersburg
Time at leisure in Moscow before transfer to the railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. (B,D)

Day 5, (Tue) in St. Petersburg
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”.  Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Granite embankments of the Neva River. Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter & Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. It is now a museum. The gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the highest landmark of the city. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise. (B)

Day 6, (Wed) in St. Petersburg
This morning you’ll visit the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. (B)

Day 7, (Thu) depart St. Petersburg
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

 

 

Land Only Price Starting at
$1,685. per person twin


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Included Features
 

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Standard high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanved touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 Sightseeing 

  • Moscow
  • St. Petersburg

 Hotels 

  • Moscow, Marriott Grand
  • St. Petersburg, Holiday Inn Moskovskye Vorota

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For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• Passport is required.
• This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

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Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 12:02:47 PM