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 KremlinThe Moscow Kremlin is the oldest part of the city that includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with towers. The name "Kremlin" means "fortress inside a city". Moscow's fortified complex is located at the heart of the Russian capital. The Kremlin serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation and is linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century.
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, such a landmark is the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral. Looking at the vivid colors of the church, can you believe that its original color scheme was white to match white stone of the Kremlin? During this tour, you will learn many amazing facts about history of St. Basil’s Cathedral.
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: Welcome to MoscowWelcome to Russia. On your arrival, Fremad Russia will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some rest and prepare for an exciting sightseeing tour of Moscow 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: Leaving St. PetersburgThis day marks the end of an unforgettable vacation to Russia. Check out from your hotel by 12:00 pm. Fremad Russia will transfer you to the airport/railway station.