07D MOSCOW AND St. PETERSBURG

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Overview

07D MOSCOW AND St. PETERSBURG tour package offer a snapshot of Russia.

Moscow is the capital of Russia. The city has the Kremlin as its core and is home to the President. Red Square is Russia's symbolic centre and houses Lenin’s Mausoleum. Besides, the State Historical Museum, the Bolshoi Theatre, known for ballet and opera and St. Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful, onion-shaped domes are famous tourist attractions. The city hosts the best international brands and is a shoppers paradise.

St Petersburgh is also historically famous and has a rich cultural heritage and is a wealthy architectural repository. It remains Russia's cultural centre, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works. The Hermitage Museum has a vast, world-famous collection of antiquities and paintings, many displayed in the gilt-trimmed baroque Winter Palace on Palace Square. Iconic churches include the Savior on Spilled Blood, a Russian Orthodox cathedral with ornate onion domes. 

Russia has hidden gems which are a travellers' delight. Take this tour if the culture and heritage of Russia pique your wanderlust and you wish to gather loads of memorable good times.

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Inclusions

Sapsan Train Ride

3 star

Transfer

Breakfast

Sightseeing

Stay Plan

07D MOSCOW AND St. PETERSBURG

03 nights in Moscow

03 nights  in St. Petersburg

PACKAGE DETAILS

07D MOSCOW AND St. PETERSBURG

  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All transfers to the airport and from the airport to the hotel.
  • Moscow City tour
  • Metro tour-Moscow
  • Kazan Cathedral tour-St. Petersburg
  • Moscow-St. Petersburg via Sapsan train
  • St. Petersburg Tour
  • Visa charges
  • All other tours as per itinerary.
  • All tours and transfers either on a private basis or seat-in-coach basis.

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Moscow, situated on the Moskva River, is the capital of Russia. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic centre. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colourful, onion-shaped domes.
The Garden Ring district has bars, nightclubs and museums like the Pushkin State Museum, with many Impressionist works, and the State Tretyakov Gallery, specializing in Russian art. Nearby are the Bolshoi Theatre, known for ballet and opera, and Tretyakovsky Proyezd, a street lined with luxury shops. To the north, the Ostankino TV Tower offers panoramic views. Wintertime brings ice-skating to Gorky Park, plus the Russian Winter Festival, featuring music and dance. South of the city centre is the open-air architecture museum Kolomenskoye, showcasing a wide range of building types.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT MOSCOW:

Some travellers like to visit Jun-Sep, during the mild summer. The festival of Maslenitsa (varies Feb/Mar) welcomes spring with pancakes and a carnival-style events program. The Golden Mask Festival (Mar-Apr) showcases drama, opera, dance and puppetry. Victory Day (May 9) marks Russia's WWII victory with a military parade in Red Square. The wide-ranging Winter Festival (Dec–Jan) includes open-air ice skating in Gorky Park and Christmas markets. Winter (Dec-Mar) is long and snowy, with subzero temperatures.

 

BEST PLACES TO SEE IN MOSCOW

St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city's iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia's cultural centre, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.

The Hermitage Museum has a vast, world-famous collection of antiquities and paintings, many of which are displayed in the gilt-trimmed baroque Winter Palace on Palace Square. Iconic churches include the Savior on Spilled Blood, a Russian Orthodox cathedral with ornate onion domes. Nevsky Prospekt is a shopping and dining strip, and its intersection with Dumskaya forms the main nightlife district. Popular activities are skating and skiing in city parks or boating urban canals and the Neva River. White Nights is a massive citywide summer festival.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT ST. PETERSBURG:

Peak travel is May–Aug when days are long and temperatures are mild. The White Nights (Jun–Jul) is a wide-ranging arts festival held in midsummer when nights don't really get dark. It incorporates opera and ballet performances, pop music concerts, carnivals and more. Widely observed Orthodox Christian festivals include Christmas (Jan 7) and Easter (varies Apr/May). The Tulip Festival (May) sees Elagin Island in bloom. Winter (Nov–Mar) is long and cold, with short days, frequent snow and very cold nights.

 

BEST PLACES TO SEE IN ST. PETERSBURG

07D MOSCOW AND St. PETERSBURG

 

DAY 1: Arrival in Moscow

Upon Arrival in Moscow, please clear your immigration, customs and get transferred to your hotel. The evening is free for you to roam around the area near your hotel on your own or explore this majestic city. We recommend visiting the Russian Ballet Show. Ballet is one of the most important aspects of Russian culture and heritage. A must visit for the art and culture lovers; reserve your tickets in advance to enjoy a hassle-free show. If you would like to explore the nightlife of Moscow, visit Pacha. Overnight in Moscow.

DAY 2: City tour of Moscow and Metro Tour

After breakfast, get ready to enjoy a panoramic city tour of Moscow. During the tour, you will drive along the Moscow streets, boulevards and avenues with the historic buildings and mansions.  Besides, the world's most famous Red Square, you shall also see the historic Alexander Garden, the Manezh Square and the Temple of Christ the Savior. Next, your route will allow you to witness the unforgettable views of the Moscow Kremlin from quay - a unique river and majestic monument to Peter the Great by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. Also, a view of the Kremlin and Red Square from the Moscow river embankment awaits you. After this tour, visit Moscow Metro. A tour of the underground transport network will reveal a secret underground city. Moscow Metro reflects the country's history and affords a look at a bygone era. Metro Tour will give you the opportunity to learn about the history of the underground, it's unique technical challenges, the evolution and development of the Moscow metro. Overnight in Moscow.

DAY 3: Explore Moscow

After breakfast, the day is free on leisure to choose from one of the tours of your choice. Overnight in Moscow.

DAY 4: Moscow-St. Petersburg

After breakfast check out from the hotel and get transferred to the railway station to take the Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. Arrive at St. Petersburg and get transferred to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a walk to the city center or the nightlife of St. Petersburg. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 5: City tour of St. Petersburg with Kazan Cathedral

After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of this magnificent city. During the bus tour of St. Petersburg, you will see St. Isaac's Square with the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, the Admiralty, the Winter Palace and Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Then you will see Peter and Paul Fortress from inside, Vasilevsky Island, Rostral columns, stock Exchange building. In the afternoon visit the glorious Kazan Cathedral. Post dinner you may decide to stay back and enjoy the nightlife of St Petersburg and choose to return to the hotel on your own. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 6: Explore St. Petersburg

After breakfast, the day is on leisure. We strongly recommend the Nikolaevsky Palace Folk Show at an additional cost. The Nikolaevsky Palace is not only one of the luxury palaces of Saint Petersburg but also a perfect place where one can enjoy a magnificent Folk Show "Feel Yourself Russian". Admire the lavish interiors of the Palace while listening to famous Russian music. Enjoy wonderful singers and appreciate incredible skills of Russian folk ballet dancers. Revel in the history and spirit of Russia during an enchanting evening of traditional dancing and dining. After the tour ends, explore this beautiful city on your own. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

DAY 7: Departure 

Check out of the hotel, get transferred to St Petersburg airport to board your return flight.

07D MOSCOW AND St. PETERSBURG

 

  1. Moscow Circus
  2. Shopping Tour-Moscow (Afimall, Metropolis, Vegas, Aviapark), 4 hours
  3. Kremlin Tour, 3 hours
  4. Nikolaevsky Palace Folk Show, 3 hours
  5. Peterhof tour (Palace and Park), 5 hours
  6. Hermitage (St. Petersburg)
  7. Russian Ballet Show