Explore amazing Russian History and Culture traveling to two Russian capitals, an exciting and vibrant Moscow and St. Petersburg - Russia's most romantic and fascinating city. This tour takes you to the Red Square, brings to the Kremlin, leads to the ancient Russian churches, opens the doors to priceless treasures of the Hermitage Museum.
Prices are given in USD per person per tour (accommodation is not included). March 01 - December 31, 2017.
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- arrival and departure transfers with local guides in Moscow and St.Petersburg
- Moscow: 2 full day tours with local guide and private tourist class vehicle
- Moscow: entrance tickets to the museums: the Moscow Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber, The Diamond Fund, St.Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Art Gallery, pass to the Metro
- St.Petersburg: 2 full day tours with local guide and private tourist class vehicle
- St.Petersburg: entrance tickets to the museums: Petr and Paul Fortress, St.Isaak's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the State Hermitage, Catherine Palace and Amber room
- All local Russian taxes; Private tourist class vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide. Other languages are at extra fee.
The Moscow KremlinIt is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The Moscow Kremlin submitted to UNESCO World Heritage. The existing Kremlin walls and towers were built by Italian masters over the years 1485 to 1495.
Diamond fundPiter The Great believed that the most precious items should belong to the state. Diamond Fund exhibits a unique collection of gold, platinum, precious stones, pieces of state regalia, medals, jewellery, and of course- diamonds including the 190 carat eponymous Orlov diamond, the Great Imperial Crown with boasts an eye-watering 4936 diamonds, the world’s largest sapphire, and several Faberge eggs.
St. Basil’s CathedralEvery capital has a well-known landmark making it easily recognizable. In Moscow, the Cathedral of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, better known as the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed (or St. Basil’s Cathedral, as it is often called in English), standing in Red Square is such a landmark. Can you believe that the cathedral’s original color was said to be white to match the white stone of the Kremlin? You will know much more amazing fact about history of the cathedral by the end of the tour.
The State Hermitage MuseumFor those wanting a greater insight into Russian culture and history, the Hermitage's extensive collection of artworks literally paints a picture of the nation's captivating past. In fact it's one of the largest and oldest museums in the world! The museum was founded in 1764 and nowadays, the Hermitage has about 2.7 million exhibits and displays a full range of world art.
Tsarskoe Selo: Catherine palace and Amber roomIf 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 this suburban estate named TsarskoeSelo (Tsar village) - that, in terms of grandeur and excess, outstrip even famous French Palaces and gorgeous Italian Villas. The Amber Room in the Palace was a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Due to its singular beauty, it was sometimes dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
Church of the Savior on the Spilled BloodThe Cathedral is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. 7 500 square meters of mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings.
Day 1: MoscowWelcome to Russia! Your guide will meet you in the airport and take you to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day preparing for an exciting full day of touring tomorrow!
Day 2: MoscowEnjoy full day Moscow sightseeing tour including excursions to the heart of Russia the Moscow Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber and Diamond Fund. You will also visit St.Basil's Cathedral.
Day 3: Moscow – St. Petersburg“Check out” from the hotel. In the morning explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, the best gallery of Russian art. In the afternoon take our guided “Moscow Metro” tour and see the most splendid metro in the world. Departure to St. Petersburg by speed train Sapsan. Apon arrival we will transfer you to the hotel.
Day 4: St. PetersburgMagnificent stories and legends, the luxurious sites and delights of the Russia Cultural Capital are waiting for you! During full day tour you will learn the history of St.Petersburg and visit Peter and Paul fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood.
Day 5: St. PetersburgThe first excursion of the day is the State Hermitage Museum. In the afternoon we will drive you 30 km to the most fascinating of Russian Tsar estates – Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin). You will visit Catherine's Palace, the Amber room and the park.
Day 6: St. Petersburg“Check out” till 12.00. Guided transfer to airport/railway station.