Moscow & St. Petersburg
Explore the capital of Russia and Amazing St. Petersburg
Day 1 - Arrive in Moscow, Russia
On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the Russian capital. Tonight, you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 2 - 3 - Moscow
This morning, will include sightseeing with a Local Guide. Later,a drive into Red Square, then a walk past St. Basil’s, a visit to the Kremlin one of its cathedrals, and one of Moscow’s famed underground Metro stations is planned. During Free time you can join other optional activities or do your own exploring of Russia’s fascinating capital.
Day 4 Moscow tour to SergiyevPosad–Overnight Train to St. Petersburg
Start your day by visiting Trinity Monastery of St. Sergiyev, founded by St. Sergiyev, one of Russia’s most worshipped holy men. Till date, thousands flock to the monastery not only as an act of religious belief but also to see one of Russia’s greatest and most wonderful architectural treasures. It is also been used by filmmakers because of its five-tiered bell tower, uniquely beautiful and equally photogenic. Post dinner in Moscow, you will be transferred to the station for your overnight train journey to St. Petersburg.
Day 5 - St. Petersburg
With a Local Guide you can see the highlights of this fascinating city. Created in 1703 by Peter the Great, this city was made the capital of all the Russias. Although not one of Russia’s oldest, it is steeped in history, particularly from the early 20th century to the end of the World War II when it experienced one of the longest and brutal sieges in modern history. Afternoon would be free time for you to explore more about this beautiful city.
Day 6 - St. Petersburg
After breakfast, you can visit the Peterhof Palace and its gardens. This historic building was almost totally destroyed during World War II and was most lovingly restored to its original glory just a few years ago.
Day 7 - St. Petersburg
Today, you willvisit the Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace built by the Swiss/Italian architect Rastrelli in 1754 during Empress Elizabeth’s reign. Until 1917, it remained the home of the imperial Russian Royal Family. Its collection of paintings spans all eras and is particularly well known for its French Impressionist and modern art. The inside architecture is of outstanding beauty; note the magnificent Jordan staircase. A day to be remembered.
Day 8 - St. Petersburg
This morning ,yourwonderful vacation comes to an end& you will be escorted to the airport for your flight back home.