On arrival at Moscow airport, you will be met by our local representative and transferred comfortably to your hotel. Moscow, the present day capital of Russia is one of the world's most remarkable cities, home to world-class museums and galleries and striking architecture. Check in at the hotel is 1400 hours Early check-in is subject to availability unless prebooked and paid in advance. Please note that the hotel may take your credit card at the time of check-in towards Incidentals. The hold on the card will be released once the guests check out if no charges are incurred. Porterage is not included in the cost. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and explore the city. You can also experience Walk to the Red Square, Visit the Lenin Mausoleum or try Russian food at Teremok. Arrival in Moscow
Day 2 : Enjoy full day city tour of Moscow with Red Square and Kremlin
Post breakfast, proceed for a full day city tour of Moscow. Visit Red Square Krasnaya Ploschad and the Kremlin, offers a comprehensive overview of the Russian capital's top attractions. Ideal for visitors short on time, you'll explore the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, the iconic riverside fortress home to four cathedrals, four palaces, and five squares. Plus, in Red Square, you'll visit the colorful Kazan's Cathedral, St. Basil's Cathedral Pokrovsky Sabor, Lenin's Mausoleum, and the GUM. Overnight in Moscow
Today is a day is at leisure for individual activities. You can also opt for the listed recommended optional tours or choose to explore the city on your own. Russian Cuisine Cooking Class and Market Tour from Moscow: Enjoy Russian cuisine cooking class and market tour. Set right in the heart of Moscow, besides the central Bouled Ring, in the homely cooking school you'll learn to cook delicious Russian dishes using local products from the Moscow region. The aim of the course is to give you the skills to cook a great Russian 3 course menu to enjoy real Russian food and impress your friends back home. In a market tour, you will learn how to evaluate the quality and select the best fresh seasonal product, the history of markets, foods and some cultural and cooking traditions. You will purchase the products for the cooking class and go the school for a cooking. In a class, you will learn how to cook 3 Russian dishes with the guidance of an English speaking chief. You will then sit down to eat the meal you have just cooked. Most popular dishes you can learn to cook: borsch, solyanka, pelmeni, blini, beefstroganov and syrniki. Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir from Moscow: A day trip to the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring of Russia - Vladimir, and Suzdal. You will immerse yourself in medieval Russia and the countryside of the Russian provinces. On your trip, you will see masterpieces of Russian architecture which are now protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight in Moscow.
Day 4 : Moscow to St. Petersburg - Russian Folk-Show at Nikolayevsky Palace Entrance only
Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to Moscow train station to board your train for St. Petersburg. Travel by high-speed Sapsan train from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The Train Journey takes you to the next destination - St. Petersburg. On arrival at St. Petersburg station, proceed to your hotel and check-in. St. Petersburg, one of the world's most majestic and compelling cities. Regain your energy while you relax in the hotel room before you gear up to feel the spirit of Russia in this beautiful folkloric show that will not leave you unaffected! If you are lucky, you might even be picked up to join the dancers on stage! Later in evening, witness the colorful energy and vibrant charm of Russian folk show, 'Feel Yourself Russian, ' during a captivating 2-hour performance at Nikolayevsky Palace in St Petersburg. Be mesmerized by the vocal quartets and dramatic dances of the show and revitalize with traditional Russian snacks during the interval own expense. Note: Transfer from hotel to pick up point will be at your own arrangements. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Today after breakfast, embark to the board for the "Grand Tour" which offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing. The tour includes Saint-Petersburg most famous sites beginning with the neo-classical splendor of St Isaac's Cathedral, the geometry of the Palace Square. Visit the oldest construction of Saint-Petersburg- Peter & Paul's Fortress and the Cathedralthe burial vault of Romanovs' family. Thereafter a visit to the Savior-on-Blood Church. The tour includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world -The State Museum of the Hermitage- to finalize your excellent introduction to St Petersburg. Note: Transfer from Museum to the hotel will be at your own arrangements if you want to stay after you're the tour is finished Overnight in St. Petersburg.
The day is at leisure for independent activities or you can opt from the recommended list. Private Imperial Residences Tour: Devote your attention to two of Russia's most celebrated imperial residences on a private 7-hour tour from St. Petersburg. Leave the city for the baroque Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Tour the interiors as you hear about the tsars who lived here, and see the showpiece Amber Room and gardens. Afterward, explore the palace and parks of the Peterhof estate, including the world-famous Grand Cascade fountains. Private Day Trip to Veliky Novgorod from Saint Petersburg Including Round-Trip Transportation: Rewind to medieval Russia on a private full-day trip to Veliky Novgorod from St. Petersburg. A capital of Russia in the 9th century, this UNESCO-listed city consists of well-preserved medieval buildings and churches. Explore the riverside Kremlin with its St. Sophia Cathedral, see fresco-coated churches, and stroll around the reconstructed buildings of the open-air Wooden Architecture Museum, all built without nails. Lunch, private round-trip transport, and hotel transfers included. Visit The Hermitage The Winter Palace: Undoubtedly St. Petersburg's most famous visitor attraction, and universally acknowledged as one of the world's greatest treasures of art and antiquities, the Hermitage is a name to be conjured with, and reason enough on its own for many travelers to book a trip to St. Petersburg. The Hermitage Museum now spans several sites, but for most visitors, it is the main collection in the Winter Palace that is an essential component of any St. Petersburg itinerary. Here you'll find not only centuries of European fine art and a rich collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, but also the astonishingly opulent 18th and 19th-century state rooms of Russia's imperial family. The Mariinsky Theatre: Renowned for the impeccable discipline and devotion to the tradition of its ballet company, and blessed in Valery Gergiev with one of contemporary classical music's most exciting and exacting conductors, as well as international stars of ballet and opera including Ulyana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva and Anna Netrebko, the Mariinsky Theatre is a world-class venue for ballet, opera and orchestral music. Rivers and canals of St. Petersburg by boat: There is a wide range of different offers available at the ious quays on or near Nevsky Prospekt, with larger boats offering guided tours some in English and onboard refreshments, and smaller boats that you can rent by the hour, choose your own route, and bring your own food and drink. All routes through the center take in some portion of the Fontanka and Moyka Rivers and the Griboedov and Kryukov Canals. Some also head out onto the River Neva, while around midnight most of the boats in the city offer the chance to watch the opening of the Neva's bascule bridges from the water. Whatever route you end up taking, a boat trip is a fantastic way to see St. Petersburg from a different angle, and perhaps the best possible means of getting an impression of the sheer scope of the city's architectural beauty and romance. Get the glimpse of Opening bridges: The Neva River connects Lake Ladoga to the Baltic Sea, and during the summer navigation season tens of cargo ships per day follow this important route, making it necessary to open the bascule bridges across the Neva in central St. Petersburg. This is done after midnight, and during the White Nights especially it has long been a tradition for crowds to gather along the embankments to watch the raising of the bridges. The raised arches of Palace Bridge make for one of St. Petersburg's most famous views, but its as much the atmosphere of lazy revelry and contentment inspired by the eternal twilight that makes this such an unmissable St. Petersburg experience. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
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