7 DAYS RUSSIA TOUR

Code: RUS07
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS
  • Red Square
  • Armory Museum
  • GUM
  • baroque Novodevichy convent
  • Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk
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  • Winter Palace
  • Senate Square
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Smolny Cathedral
  • church of savior
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Hermitage
  • Hermitage 1
  • Hermitage 2
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Moscow The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination for more adventurous tourists. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see the city’s world-renowned attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Church of the Ascension, all dating from between the 14th and 17th centuries. While in Moscow your optional tours will also include Red Square, the Tretyakov Gallery, the National Museum of Russian Fine Art, the Moscow Metro and a tour of the Armoury and its spectacular and priceless collection of royal jewels, crowns, thrones and armour of the Tsars.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Sheremetyevo International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED

Accommodations Transportation
Professional guide Meals specified in itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare Guide gratuity
Optional fees Meals not specified in itinerary

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Day 1: Moscow (D)

Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery
of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

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Day 2: Moscow (B)

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated
by colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin.
Visit the Armory Museum (Kremlin Armoury)  is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1851, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. The Kremlin Armoury originated as the royal arsenal in 1508. Until the transfer of the court to St Petersburg, the Armoury was in charge of producing, purchasing and storing weapons, jewelry and various household articles of the tsars. The finest Muscovite gunsmiths (the Vyatkin brothers), jewelers (Gavrila Ovdokimov), and painters (Simon Ushakov) used to work there. In 1640 and 1683, they opened the iconography and pictorial studios, where the lessons on painting and handicrafts could be given. In 1700, the Armoury was enriched with the treasures of the Golden and Silver chambers of the Russian tsars.
Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store and the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union, known as State Department Store during the Soviet era. Similarly-named stores were found in some Soviet republics and post-Soviet states. It is currently a shopping mall. Prior to the 1920s, the location was known as the Upper Trading Rows. The glass-​roofed design made the building unique at the time of construction. The roof, the diameter of which is 46 ft (14 m), looks light, but it is a firm construction made of more than 50,000 metal pods (about 819 short tons (743 t), capable of supporting snowfall accumulation. Illumination is provided by huge arched skylights of iron and glass, each weighing some 820 short tons (740 t) and containing in excess of 20,000 panes of glass. The facade is divided into several horizontal tiers, lined with red Finnish granite, Tarusa marble, and limestone. Each arcade is on three levels, linked by walkways of reinforced concrete.
Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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Day 3: North Moscow (B/L)

Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. This imposing, white-stone building, with unusual sloping walls and gold dome, became a blue-print for Russian church architecture and the inspiration for the Kremlin’s Cathedral of the Assumption. In 1458 a brick chapel was added to house the tomb of Sergii’s successor, Nikon of Radonezh. Inside the Cathedral there is a silver shrine containing the relics of St. Sergii, and an iconostasis with many works by Andrei Rublev. In 1476, Ivan the Great instructed craftsmen from Pskov to build the graceful Church of the Holy Ghost, a rectangular structure of white brick, topped by a slender, blue and gold domed bell-tower, which also acted as a lookout post.
After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.

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Day 4: Moscow – St. Petersburg (B/D)

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St.
Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel.

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 center, 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. One of the world’s most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world’s greatest literature, music, and visual art. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season.

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Day 5St. Petersburg (B)

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s
best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the
“Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to
Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Granite embankments of the Neva River.
Then you will visit Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. It is a museum nowadays. The gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the highest landmark of the city.
Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise.

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Day 6St. Petersburg (B/D)

This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the
largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner.

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Day 7St. Petersburg (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Finish the fantastic tour.

 

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