Itinerary: St. Petersburg – Moscow
Period: 29.12.2018 – 05.01.2019
Length: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour languages: English German Italian Spanish French
DAY 1: ARRIVAL ST. PETERSBURG
Arrival to St. Petersburg, optional transfer to Hotel Ambassador**** and check-in. Welcome meeting and optional welcome dinner at the hotel
DAY 2: ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. When the city is covered in snow it has a special romantic atmosphere. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendor of the city: the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum.
DAY 3: ST. PETERSBURG
In the morning we propose an optional half day tour to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations, after we continue to Pavlovsk and experience real Russian winter adventure in a troika ride. In the evening we enjoy an optional fabulous Russian New Year Gala at the hotel.
DAY 4: ST. PETERSBURG
The optional tour in the morning is dedicated to a visit to a mass in the Orthodox Kazan Cathedral and a visit to the Peter-and-Paul Fortress to see the Peter-and-Paul Cathedral, the pantheon of the Russian czar from Peter the Great to Nicolas the 2nd. For the afternoon we propose an optional 3 hours guided shopping tour on the Nevsky Prospect. In the evening we invite you to enjoy an optional dinner at Restaurant Demidov.
DAY 5: ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW
Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the evening we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Marriott Tverskaya**** or similar..
DAY 6: MOSCOW
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon we propose an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to one of the cathedrals. The evening offers an optional excursion with an ice-breaker cruise on the Moscow River admiring illuminated Moscow by night.
DAY 7: MOSCOW
Today we recommend an optional excursion to Novodevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow‘s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the day is reserved for an optional excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery with its outstanding collection of French impressionists. The evening offers an optional dinner at Restaurant GlavPiv Torg – a unique interior in Soviet “ministry style”, located opposite KGB building.
DAY 8: MOSCOW – DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to the airport.
VISA FOR RUSSIA: This tour requires a tourist visa for Russia for most passport holders. We DO NOT provide Visa services but we’ll issue invitation letters. Our issued visa invitation letters are not visas itself and valid visa must be obtained before travelling to Russia. The invitation letters we supply should be included with all the required documentation for the Visa application. Please note that the grant or refusal of the Russia Visa is at the sole discretion of the Russian authorities and we are neither involved in the process nor are liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any delay in processing or grant or rejection of the visa application of any applicant and the cancellation conditions specified below will apply also in these cases.
Package prices per person
EUR 825.00 (double occupancy)
EUR 265.00 (single supplement)
20% upon reservation
80% 40 days before departure
40-21 days 50% refund
20-15 days 20% refund
less than 15 days no refund
4 x overnight at the centrally located Hotel Ambassador*****
3 x overnight at the centrally located Hotel Marriott Tverskaya****
7 x buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
Personalised welcome package
3 hours St. Petersburg sightseeing tour
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
3 hours Moscow sightseeing tour with metro tour
Service of English and German speaking local guide, including arrival assistance in railway station
Service of Italian and Spanish speaking local guide, including arrival assistance in railway station
Service of French speaking local guide, including arrival assistance in railway station
SAPSAN train tickets St. Petersburg-Moscow o.w. (2nd class)
Service and taxes
Transfer from the airport to the Hotel Ambassador: EUR 70.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 90.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
Welcome dinner at hotel in St. Petersburg: EUR 40.00 pp
3 hours visit to the Hermitage Art Museum: EUR 50.00 pp
6 hours visit to Zarskoye Selo Palace and troika drive in Pavlovsk : EUR 90.00 pp
3 hours guided shopping tour on Nevsky Prospect: EUR 35.00 pp
3 hours visit to Kazan Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress: EUR 45.00 pp
Dinner at Restaurant Russian Demidov: EUR 50.00 pp
New Year Gala at Hotel Ambassador: EUR 260.00 pp
3 hours excursion to Kremlin and visit to a cathedral: EUR 50.00 pp
3 hours excursion and cruise on the Moscow River: EUR 45.00 pp
4 hours excursion to Novodevichy Convent: EUR 55.00 pp
3 hours visit to the Tretyakov Gallery: EUR 45.00 pp
Farewell dinner at Restaurant GlavPivTorg: EUR 60.00 pp
Transfer frm the Hotel Marriott Tverskaya to the airport: EUR 80.00 with private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 with private minivan (4-7 persons)
GNS01: 29.12.2018 – 05.01.2019