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Classic 7 Days Group City Break: Moscow and St Petersburg

Moscow and St Petersburg holidays available all year round!

You can visit Russia any time of the year! When planning a travel to Russia, many first-time travelers tend to limit their options to the summer months, missing the opportunity to experience the unique charm of the other seasons!
We offer you a unique opportunity to visit Russia's two largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg. This fascinating, week-long tour will take you to the historic Russian capitals that have always played the most important part in the country's history. You will enjoy such landmarks as the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.

Our amazing package includes a panoramic tours of the main highlights of each city to help you get oriented.

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$1,248

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Private English-speaking guide for all the included excursions per itinerary.
    • Accommodation in Moscow: 4* hotel DBL/twin room, 3 nights
    • Accommodation in St Petersburg: 4* hotel DBL/twin room, 3 nights
    • Arrival private transfer in an air-conditioning car/minivan from Moscow Airport to the hotel
    • Departure private transfer in an air-conditioning minivan from the Moscow hotel to Railway station
    • Arrival private transfer in a car from Railway station to the hotel in St Petersburg
    • Departure private transfer in an air-conditioning car/minivan from the hotel to Pulkovo Airport
    • Shared transportation in an air-conditioning minibus/bus throughout the tour (Day 2 and Day 5)
    • High speed express train “Sapsan” one way from Moscow to St Petersburg (4 hours)
    • Moscow city tour including the Novodevichy Convent, visit to the Kremlin
    • St Petersburg city tour including the Church of the Savior on Blood, visit to the Hermitage
    • Entry tickets: Moscow Kremlin, Novodevichy Convent, Church of the Savior on Blood, Hermitage
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Leningradskiy Railway Station
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    • Entry/Admission - Pavlovsk State Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Over 65 travel insurance supplement: €16 per person
    • Half board: €160 per person in hotel 4* (included on request)
    • Full visa service
    • International airfare (included on request)
    • Optional tours and services (Day 3, Day 6)
    • Tips to the guides aren’t obligatory, but appreciated
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Red Square
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Day 1: Arrival in Moscow

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    On arrival at Moscow International Airport our driver will take you to your hotel: once arrived you will have time to settle in and explore the surroundings of the hotel.

    Coming out today as the political and preeminent economic centre of Russia, the city of Moscow was founded in 1147 by the prince Yuri Dolgurukiy.

    Visitors from all over the world travel to Moscow and take the chance to admire its astounding mix of architectural shapes and styles. Enjoy the atmosphere of the biggest metropolis in Europe and visit its main attraction: walk along the Old Arbat and take a break in the majestic Red Square to admire the breathtaking colours of the cupules of St Basil’s Cathedral and the imposing view of the Kremlin’s red walls and one-of-a-kind towers!

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Moscow: 4* hotel DBL/twin room

    Day 2: Guided city tour of Moscow, visit to the Novodevichy Convent and the Kremlin Grounds

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    City sightseeing tour with stops in Moscow’s top locations: the Red Square, the central square of Moscow and all Russia; the Bolshoy Theatre, one of the most celebrated and famous temples of classical ballet; Tverskaya Street and Moscow’s financial district, the buzzing heart of the city life; the Boulevard Ring; the panoramic point on the Sparrow Hills, next to the famous Moscow State University (Lomonosov University); the Novodeviciy Convent, Moscow’s best known cloister dating back to the sixteenth century.

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    We invite you to the Moscow Kremlin which is a magnificent architectural achievement with its monumental walls and towers, golden-domed cathedrals and ancient palaces stand high on the Borovitskiy Hill above the Moscow River. It's an entire city within Moscow. Russian princes and tsars lived here long time ago, but today it is the official residence of the President of Russia. Kremlin is the Russian word for “fortress” or “citadel”. Indeed, some other old Russian cities have their own Kremlin. But the Kremlin of Moscow is the one known around the world and the symbol of the Russian state.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000 Russia
    The famous Tsar Bell is one of the highlights of Moscow Kremlin ensemble; it's the biggest bell in the world. It weighs about 200 tons, but no one has ever heard its ringing. The bell was broken during a big fire and it was never lifted on a bell tower.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
    St. Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most famous artistic work of architecture. Also called "Pokrovsky Cathedral" or "The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat", it is the most recognizable Russian building. This Cathedral means to Russians the same as the Eiffel Tower to the French, being an honorable symbol of their past, present, and future.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    The smell of history is in the air! When you think about Russia there is no way Red Square and Kremlin won't pop up. The stories about Moscow are as limitless as your desire to explore. On this tour you'll explore the heart of Moscow in depth. A morning stroll through Kitay Gorod will be a beautiful start. Let the historical feast begin with the Red Square tour. *This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Red Square Tour • Resurrection Gate with opportunity to flip a coin to come back • Iconic Manege Square • Disney Inspiring Kazan Cathedral • GUM - the State Department Store with 123-year old history • St. Basil's Cathedral, known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev, who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty • Lobnoye Mesto (or "Place of the Skulls") where big and sometimes terrible events took place.
    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral Square, ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000 Russia
    Explore the national heritage of Russia
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great, Dvortsovaya St., 1Zh, Moscow 103073 Russia
    See the Ivan the Great Bell Tower - the very Heart of Moscow
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Uspensky Cathedral, Borovitskaya Street Kremlin, Moscow 613310 Russia
    The Cathedral of the Assumption - coronation and burial place
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), Borovitskaya ulitsa Kremlin, Moscow 119234 Russia
    The Cathedral of the Archangel - the necropolis of the main Russian dynasties - Ruriks and first Romanov
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of the Annunciation, Borovitskaya Ulitsa , Ivanovskaya Ploshchad Kremlin, Moscow 103073 Russia
    The Cathedral of the Annunciation - the private royal church
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Twelve Apostles and Patriarch's Palace, Borovitskaya Ulitsa Kremlin, Moscow 119234 Russia
    Hear the intriguing facts from Russian history
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Joseph Stalin's body also lay in the Lenin mausoleum from 1953 to 1961!
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
    GUM - the State Department Store with 126-year old history
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Minin & Pozharsky Monument, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Hear the fascinating story of the Russian heroes
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Nikolskaya st., 3, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Enjoy the views of Disney Inspiring Kazan Cathedral
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Take in the views of astonishing historical Kremlin walls and towers
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Moscow: 4* hotel DBL/twin room

    Day 3: Optional Excursion: Sergiev Posad or Arbat Street and Moscow Metro

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    On your third day in Moscow you will have the chance to either participate in various optional guided tours or to take on Russia’s big capital by yourself, enjoying a full free day in the city.

    Stop At: Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central Russia
    Recommended optional guided tour -

    Excursion to Serghiev Posad (Trinty Lavra of San Sergius, monastery grounds and cathedrals).

    The Trinty Lavra of San Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks. The complex is been listed as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO since 1993.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Arbat, Arbat, Moscow, Central Russia
    Recommended optional guided tour -

    Old Arbat and Moscow Metro walking tour.
    The Arbat is one of the oldest street surviving in the contemporary Moscow, dating back to 15th century. In 17th and 18th century the street became the core of Moscow’s most prestigious living area, the Arbat District: in the following century the Old Arbat would become the residence of choice of the muscovite nobility and his entourage, including some of the city’s most famous artists and academics.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in Moscow: 4* hotel DBL/twin room

    Day 4: Departure to St Petersburg

    Pass By: Moscow, Russia
    Free time in the morning. Our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and escort you to the train station.

    Stop At: Leningradskiy Railway Station, Komsomolskaya Sq., 5/43, Moscow 107140 Russia
    High-speed train to St Petersburg (Sapsan, 2nd class).
    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Upon arrival, our driver will take you to the hotel. St Petersburg, once the opulent capital of the Tsarist Empire conceived and created by the Emperor Peter I the Great, is today regarded as Russia’s foremost cultural and artistic centre and is renowned for its architecture, his charming canals and monumental landmarks: Nevsky Prospekt, the Ostrovskij Square and the statue of Catherine II, the Church of the Saviour on Blood and the Kanzan and St Isaac Cathedrals, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Square of the Arts, the Admiralty, The Senate Square and the “Bronze Horseman”, the Field of Mars and the Summer Gardens.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in St Petersburg: 4* hotel DBL/twin room

    Day 5: Guided city tour of St Petersburg, visit to the Church of the Savior on Blood and the Hermitage State Museum

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    City tour of St Petersburg with stops at Saint Isaac’s square, the Church of the Savior on Blood, which was erected on the place where the Tsar Alexander II of Russia had been killed, Art Square, which owes its name to the numerous museums and theaters in the vicinity, the cruiser Aurora, which is now a floating museum, Nevsky Prospekt, the Smolny Cathedral, built and designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and finally, the Field of Mars.

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    This tour is a great start to your trip and the best way to get acquainted with all of the city's major highlights. Our professional guide will take you down Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's most famous and vibrant thoroughfare. There you will see some of the city's most interesting architectural monuments including the Kazan Cathedral and the Winter Palace. You will then proceed to Vasilevsky Island - the area of the city that Peter the Great originally planned to be the city center. This island juts out into the Gulf of Finland - reminding you of St. Petersburg's close proximity to the sea and maritime history.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Take a look at the principal Orthodox Cathedral of the city (from outside)
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    The dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and its gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city. Take a dozen pictures of glorious St Isaac's Cathedral (from outside)
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    The magnificent Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of St. Petersburg's most memorable landmarks. The church, built at the end of the nineteenth century, is constructed in a classical Russian style decorated with colorful domes and glazed tiles.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Tour to the Hermitage Museum, including the Winter Palace. You will see the unique interiors of the palace and the vast collections of the best European art. We will see the most important masterpieces of famous painters, sculptors and masters of Applied arts. In our program there are Petrovsky Hall , the Throne Hall, where you can appreciate the power, strength and greatness of Russia at that time.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    The tour will include a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress - a symbol of St. Petersburg and also the oldest building in the city. While there, you will visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Tsars from Peter the Great onward.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    You will then be taken back to your hotel to relax. In the evening you will have free time to stroll along the city streets and to dine at a restaurant of your choice. If you would like recommendations on good places to eat, just ask us.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in St Petersburg: 4* hotel DBL/twin room

    Day 6: Optional Excursion. The summer residences of the Tsars: Pushkin, Peterhof and Pavlosk

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Free day.

    Recommended optional excursions to the summer residences of the Tsars:
    1. Pushkin (Catherine’s Palace and the Amber room)
    2. Peterhof (with its beautiful park and fountains)
    3. Pavlovsk (palace and park of Paul I)

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    Once the summer residence of the Russian tsars and now a museum, Catherine Palace was named after Catherine I, who had it built in 1717. The structure was later rebuilt into an elaborately decorated Rococo-style palace in 1756 by Bartolomeo Rastrelli under the direction of Empress Elizabeth, meant to rival the Palace of Versailles in France. Today, the palace is famous for its baroque style and neoclassical interior that exemplifies Russian wealth and extravagance. Its main attractions are the Grand Hall, the opulent Amber Room, which is lined with gilded amber wall panels and ornate furniture, and the 1,400-acre (566-hectare) Catherine Park with its masterful landscaping.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    It’s easy to see why Peterhof Palace, a magnificent complex of palaces and gardens stretching along the St. Petersburg seafront, is called the Russian Versailles. Fronted by the opulent Grand Palace and displaying a rich variety of architectural styles, this UNESCO World Heritage Site—known officially as the Peterhof State Museum-Reserve (Muzeya-Zapovednika Peterhof)—is one of the city’s most visited attractions. You will have the chance to admire the Great Palace (Exteriors), visit the gardens laid out with more than 150 monumental fountains and visit the interiors of the favorite, intimate corner of Peter I, the Monplaisir Palace.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Pavlovsk State Museum, Sadovaya St 20, Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg 196621 Russia
    Today, the painstakingly restored palace is open to the public and provides an intimate glimpse into the life of one of Russia’s most enigmatic rulers. Visitors can peek into the chambers of Maria Feodorovna, where her personal items are still on display; explore the state rooms, decorated with an impressive collection of furnishings, fine china and paintings; and admire highlights like the lavish Throne Room, the grand Dining Hall and Paul’s Library, home to a series of tapestries gifted to the couple by Louis XVI.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in St Petersburg: 4* hotel DBL/twin room

    Day 7: Departure form St Petersburg

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with BienvenidoSPB!

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On arrival in Moscow you will be met by our friendly representative who will escort you by car or mini bus to your hotel.Airports
    • Vnukovo Airport, Vnukovo, Moscow Russia
    • Domodedovo Airport, Moscow Russia
    • Sheremetyevo Airport, Khimki 141400 Russia
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    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by BienvenidoSPB Tours

Activity ID: V-62627P48

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