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Treasures of Two Capitals with Veliky Novgorod Extension

Private 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: Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow 
    This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and 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 a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store. After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 3: Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour 
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a transfer to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

    After the tour, you take a ride on the Moscow Subway and feel the taste of local life and explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. After touring the subway, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 4: Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
    Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today 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 see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. 

    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 the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

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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
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    • Russian visa processing service
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
    • Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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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, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

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

    Day 5: St. Petersburg City Tour

    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square and the Hermitage Museum, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions.

    One of the places you enter today is the St. Isaac's Cathedral, which dominates the St. Petersburg skyline and opens outstanding city views, it's lush interiors and golden dome are very impressive.

    Next on your list is an entrance to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, you have a tour of the beautiful and recognizable church which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. You then walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater.

    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.

    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.

    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
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    • Full Day Guided St Petersburg Sightseeing Tour
    • Half Day Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Transport
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
    • Full Day Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine Palace and Park
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | St. Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod
St. Petersburg
 
Veliky Novgorod
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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    • Full Day Comprehensive Sightseeing Tour
    • Tour to Yuriev Monastery and Open-Air Wooden Architecture Museum
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    • Arrival 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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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 according to the program;
  • 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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