Upon Arrival in Moscow, please clear your immigration, customs and head towards the baggage claim area to collect your bags. You will have a driver waiting just outside the baggage claim area with your name on a placard. You have a seat in coach transfer to your hotel. On arrival at your hotel, time is free after you check in. All hotels have a check-in time of post 1400 Hrs. You may have to wait if you arrive earlier than that. Post check-in, relax for a while.
Later collect city map and hotel visiting card from the hotel reception, You are also advised to enquire about theNearby market where you can buy drinking water and other necessities and reliable currency exchange counter. Exchange some Euros to the local currency.The day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. The present day capital of Moscow is one of the world's most remarkable cities, home to world class museums and galleries and striking architecture. Take a stroll in one of Moscows colorful parks there are numerous parks throughout the city, providing miles of walking paths through evergreen forests and green fields. Ignite your imagination with an explosive show at a Moscow Circus, a stunning visual array of high tech lightening, acts you may have never seen before featuring extraordinary skills and abilities it is just too good to missAfter the dinner you can go back to hotel or choose to stay back to enjoy the night life of Moscow. If you choose to stay back, you are requested to make your way back to hotel on your own.Overnight at the hotel in Moscow.
In the evening enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant on your own.
Day 2: City Tour of Moscow / Visit of the Kremlin Grounds and the three cathedrals
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel at 09:00 Hrs for an Hour. City Tour of Moscow. Later get ready to enjoy a Panoramic City Tour of Moscow. The tour starts in the heart of the city, at the Red Square. After observing St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum and other sights of the area we move along the Moskva River embankment. On the way, we enjoy views of Kremlin, and continue to the Cathedral of the Christ the Savior, New Maidens Convent, Moscow State University. Visit to the Sparrow Hills observation spot opens outstanding view on Moscow. Then we travel to the Memorial Complex at Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Kutuzov Avenue, New Arbat, Boulevard ring, Pushkin square, Tverskaya Street and end the tour at Manezhnaya Square. The tour starts at 10:00 Hrs and ends at 13:00 Hrs.
Later at 13:00 Hrs you will be given free time for lunch on your own.
From 14:00Hrs to 17:00 Hrs visit The Kremlin grounds and 3 cathedrals. Moscow Kremlin is a unique architectural ensemble. It is famous for the ancient Sobornaya (Cathedrals') Square and cathedrals: Cathedral of the Annunciation; Assumption Cathedral where Russian tsars and imperators were crowned; Cathedral of the Archangel was a burial place for Grand Princes; Church of the Deposition of the Robe; the Patriarch's Chambers; Ivan the Great Bell Tower. The world-famous Tsar Canon and Tsar Bell became symbols of Moscow, and at the Senate Square, one can see buildings of former Senate and Arsenal (monument of architecture of Peter the Great time). The Great Kremlin Palace used to be a residence of Russian tsars and imperators; nowadays it is a residence of Russian President.After the dinner you can go back to hotel or choose to stay back to enjoy the night life of Moscow. If you choose to stay back, you are requested to make your way back to hotel on your own.Overnight at the hotel in Moscow.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel at 09:00 Hrs for an Hour. . Later complete your check out formalities, pay any extras and board the coach for day long sightseeing tours.
Metro tour of Moscow:
Today you will enjoy your Metro tour and Arbat street walking tour. The stations of Moscow's subway system have often been called "the people's palaces", for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin's rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was. Today the Metro system has grown into an enormous network of 11 lines and over 160 stations, with new stations opening every year.
During the tour you visit such stations as Mayakovskaya, Komsomolskaya, Ploschad Revolutsii, Kropotkinskaya, Novokusnetskaya, Novoslobodskaya. It is also recommendable to visit Arbatskaya, Belorusskaya, Kievskaya and Park Kultury stations. This tour starts from your hotel at 10:00 Hrs in the morning and will end at 13:00 HrsIn the evening you will be transferred to the Indian restaurant where you can enjoy Indian dinner on your own.After the dinner you will be transferred to the Moscow central railway station. Catch the overnight luxurious train at 23:55 hrsSpend the Overnight onboard the luxurious train.
Later at 13:00 Hrs you will be given free time for lunch on your own.Rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful city on your own.
Day 4: Arrive St Petersburg Half Day Tour of the City Visit to the Hermitage State Museum
Arrive St Petersburg at 08:00 Hrs in the morning and head directly to the local cafe for breakfast. Half Day tour of St Petersburg. After the breakfast start your Half day city sightseeing tour at 10:00 Hrs from hotel, the tour will last till 14:00 Hrs. During the tour you will take a drive along the "Great Perspective" world famous today as Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century, trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals. You have an excellent picture opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Nevas embankments; by the city's Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty and St.Isaacs Cathedral.
You visit the most splendid architectural masterpieces of St.Petesburg Fine Arts Square with the Russian Museum, the magnificent Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, Field of Mars, the Alexanderinsky Drama Theater, Smolny Cathedral, Senate & Synod classical buildings, the Bronze Horseman and much more. Enjoy the beauty of the third largest square in the world the Palace Square with the Winter Palace and the Alexander Column. The half day city tour ends here.
Later at 13:00 Hrs you will be given free time for lunch on your own.
Tour to Pushkin town and visit of Catherine's Palace. At 15:00 Hrs you will start the tour to Pushkin town and visit of Catherines palace. If any proof is needed for the extravagance of Russia's Imperial rulers, then it can be found in the fact that, in less than two centuries, the Romanov Tsars established not one but two suburban estates - at Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof that, in terms of grandeur and excess, outstrip even Versailles. Built for Empress Elizabeth by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the architect of St. Petersburg's Winter Palace.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel at 09:00 Hrs for an Hour. Today you will visit the Hermitage State Museum from 10:00 Hrs to 13:00 Hrs. The premier city attraction is the Hermitage Museum. For many traveling to Russia it is the main destination and even the reason for the tour. As the director of the Hermitage once put it I cannot say that the Hermitage is a number one museum in the world but I know that it is certainly not number two. And with over 3 million works of art exhibited in five connecting palaces the museum cant fail to impress. If works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Rembrandt or Leonardo da Vinci dont make you gasp then the interiors of the Winter Palace will. The five buildings that make up the museum include the opulent winter palace, which was built by Peter the Great's daughter (Elizabeth) and has undergone major renovations that have left it sparkling. Walk up an imposing baroque marble staircase and marvel at all the gold leaf, and check out the several heavily decorated rooms including a throne room. It can take a complete day to see the highlights, but investigating every corner in each of the five linked buildings could take years.
Later at 13:00 Hrs you will be given free time for lunch on your own. Post Lunch, the evening is free for you to explore the city on your own or you can visit the local flea markets. In the evening enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant on your own. After the dinner you can go back to hotel or choose to stay back to enjoy the night life of St Petersburg. If you choose to stay back, you are requested to make your way back to hotel on your own. Overnight at the hotel in St Petersburg.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. It takes about 60-90 minutes to drive to the airport. Please check out of the hotel on time, settle your extras if any, and be ready in the lobby at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time given to you. You will be picked up from the hotel, and transferred to the airport. On arrival at the airport, please check in at the respective airline counter (check for the number on the various screens given) and clear your immigration and security check. Hope you have pleasant memories of the trip. We hope you liked our services. We will appreciate your feedback and suggestions to improve.