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Treasures of Two Capitals with Veliky Novgorod Extension®

Small group tour
12 days
4 cities
3nights

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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    Day 1: Arrival

    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.


    Day 2: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

    During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, admire the famous GUM department store and go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, and see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. 

    After a break for lunch, you pay a visit to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    In the evening you can choose to join an optional guided Radisson boat ride (226 USD per person) or an optional evening walk with a local guide (130 USD per person).


    Day 3: Visiting the Kremlin Territory & Armoury Chamber

    This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and set off on a 4-hour walking tour. You walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

    Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    In the afternoon you can choose to join an optional guided tour of Izmailovo Kremlin and Vodka Museum (292 USD per person).


    Day 4: Moscow Subway & the Sparrow Hills Viewpoint

    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy discovering one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations. 

    After the Subway ride, you have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow. 

    Today you also drive by the Victory park, have a photo stop at the Triumphal Arch and visit the new Zaryadye Park, dubbed as the new symbol of Moscow, where you have amazing photo opportunities with the most picturesque views on the historic center of Moscow.

    After a break for lunch, you are transferred to the train station.

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    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    4-star hotel
    Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, Russia, 125009
    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    The 4-star hotel located on a charming 18th-century street is less than 10 minutes from the best sights of Moscow. You can relax after busy sightseeing day in the on-site fitness center and spa salon followed by dinner at your choice of the hotel's restaurants including Terraneo, the Russo-American Flat Iron Bar, and Roadhouse. Your beautifully decored room is fitted with air-conditioning system, flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and spacious bed. Grab a coffee at the Lobby Cafe on your way to explore the beautiful Moscow!... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Russian Visa Processing Service
    • Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Moscow Subway & the Sparrow Hills Viewpoint
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Moscow - Saint Petersburg
Standard Class Seat
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
4 hours
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
5nights

St. Petersburg, Russia

Visiting Saint Petersburg? The most romantic place in Russia also referred to as ‘The Second Capital of Russia’ is worth at least four days of your journey. Pay a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress - where almost all Russian emperors and empresses have been buried, then make your way to the most famous church in St. Petersburg the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. For the most memorable experience in Saint Petersburg, we recommend going on a river tour to see the stunning palaces and really understand why the city is also called ’The Venice of the North’. ...
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    Day 4: Arrival

    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.


    Day 5: St. Petersburg City Tour & Boat Ride

    After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions. 

    During the tour you also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. 

    Later you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective.

    In the evening you have a chance to enjoy an optional visit to the Feel Yourself Russian Folk Show with private transfers (160 USD per person) or an optional evening walk with a local guide (130 USD per person).


    Day 6: Tour of the Hermitage Museum

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

    During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough.

    You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    In the evening you can choose to join an optional Saint Petersburg by Night and Drawing Bridges Tour (148 USD per person).


    Day 7: Trip to Peterhof

    After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

    During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.


    Day 8: Trip to Pushkin

    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

    During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

    After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.


    Day 9: Free Day in S. Petersburg & Departure to Veliky Novgorod

    After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, this day is free for you to explore the city center of the most european city in Russia on your own. 

    In the evening your driver takes you to Moscow Railway Station, where you board a train to Veliky Novgorod. 

    Please note: alternatively, you may book optional tours in Saint-Petersburg for today or late check-out at your hotel. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.

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    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    Nevsky Prospect, 57, St.Petersburg , RUSSIA, Russia
    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    6 days / 5 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Transport
    • Full Day City Tour with Boat Ride
    • Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | St. Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod
Standard Class Seat
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
3 h
Novgorod-na-Volhove Railway Station
Veliky Novgorod, Russia
2nights

Veliky Novgorod, Russia

The oldest city in the country, Veliky Novgorod is undoubtedly a charming addition to any Russia tour. Boasting a UNESCO-listed city center, it houses an imposing 9th-century Kremlin, as well as the Cathedral of Saint Sophia. In addition to that, Veliky Novgorod also provides picturesque surroundings and scenic landscapes along the Volkhov River....
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    Day 9: Arrival in Veliky Novgorod

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

    Day 10: Veliky Novgorod City Tour

    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most iconic sights of the city. Later you enter Great Novgorod Kremlin - a defensive fortress and economic, cultural center of the region centuries ago. You also explore the interiors of outstanding, thousand years old St. Sofia Cathedral, which is also a burial place of many Russian princes and princesses. 

    Together with your guide you travel outside of the city to walk along the archeological site - Rurikovo Gorodische, also known as the original settlement of Novgorod Princes in the 8th century.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 11: Visit to Yuriev Monastery and Wood Architecture Museum 

    After breakfast at your hotel you have some free time to explore the city on your own. 

    You meet your guide in the afternoon to drive to one of the most important religious sites of Novgorod lands - Yuriev Monastery, which according to the legend was founded by Yaroslav the Wise in the 8th century.  

    Next highlight for today is an open-air museum of wooden architecture, where you have a chance to learn about the daily life of old Russian village and its residents, enter churches and houses of gently preserved unique constructions. 

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.  

    In the evening your driver takes you to Central Novgorod Station, where you board a train to Saint-Petersburg. 

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    Boutique-Hotel Truvor
    4-star hotel
    RU, Dvortsovaya Ulitsa 2/1, 3,, Velikiy Novgorod, 173000
    Boutique-Hotel Truvor
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    Stay at the authentic Boutique-Hotel Truvor while in Veliky Novgorod, Russia! Located within walking distance from the Kremlin, the Ancient Market Place and numerous other points of interest in the city, the hotel is situated in a house dating back to the 19th century! In addition to the great location and authentic surroundings, the Boutique-Hotel Truvor provides all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Comprehensive Sightseeing Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Veliky Novgorod - St. Petersburg
Standard Class Seat
Novgorod-na-Volhove Railway Station
Veliky Novgorod, Russia
3 h
Moskovskiy Railway Station
St. Petersburg, Russia
1night

St. Petersburg, Russia

Inspired by the grandeur of European architecture during his travels, Russia's legendary emperor, Peter the Great, laid the first bricks of what later became Russia's breathtaking second capital a little over 300 years ago. With an appearance untypical of Russia, to this day, grand cathedrals, ornate gardens, lush palaces and royal venues, designed by the greatest European architects of the time, line the many canals of the city, all resulting in the most romantic destination in Russia that's often called "The Venice of the North". No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without time spent in the Peter and Paul Fortress, an exploration of the glorious Hermitage and Faberge museums, a climb up to the St. Isaac's Cathedral or a visit to the colorful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And for an even more spellbinding experience, make sure to save some time for the residences of the Russian Tsars, including stunning Peterhof and the brilliant Catherine's Palace....
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    Day 11: Evening arrival in Saint-Petersburg

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

    Day 12: Departure

    This is the final day of your amazing tour of Russia! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. 

    We hope you've enjoyed three magnificent Russian cities and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, Saint Petersburg
    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, and Catherine's Palace, open-air museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsy";
  • Private boat ride in St-Petersburg;
  • Economy class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Standard Class roundtrip train ticket from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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