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Russian Revolution

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9 days
2 cities
3nights

Moscow, Russia

The capital of the largest country in the world sounds stately, doesn't it? Glorious Moscow, without a doubt, corresponds to this title. Being a renowned metropolis that hardly ever sleeps, vibrant Moscow is a real adventure waiting for you to happen! When getting to the Moscow city center you may find yourself overwhelmed by the dense concentration of exceptional landmarks every Russian citizen is proud of. The Red Square, framed by the jagged red-brick Kremlin Wall and crowned by the colorful domes of the iconic St. Basil Cathedral, is traditionally the best place to start your Moscow city tour, followed by visiting such marvels as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the treasure trove of Russian art, the Tretyakov Gallery. Even an ordinary subway ride in Moscow turns into an exciting journey as the Moscow Metro is considered one of the fanciest in the world! In any case, dazzling Moscow deserves hundreds of compliments or at least one visit to understand that they are true!

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  • Day By Day

    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: Revolutionary Moscow City Tour

    After breakfast, you go on a revolutionary city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

    During the tour, you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square and Revolution Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, admire a beautiful facade of the famous GUM department store, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (if time allows) and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

    You then proceed to the State Central Museum of contemporary history of Russia, where you learn more about important political events which have defined Russian society and state development for the last 150 years.

    Or instead, you can visit 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.

    Note: Please, confirm which museum you would like to visit before booking.

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

    Day 3: Visiting the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Lenin's Mausoleum

    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 go inside the Kremlin walls to visit its famous Armoury that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Faberge eggs.

    Your next stop is Lenin's Mausoleum, located on Red Square. Also known as Lenin's Tomb, it is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924.

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

    Day 4: Trip to Gorky & Subway Ride

    In the morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel and together with your guide go on a tour of the house-museum Gorki.

    Here you see the Gorki Leninskiye Estate, the old country mansion "Gorki" as well as Lenin's Study and Apartments at the Kremlin Museum - an exhibit which has been moved to Gorki, holding the only storage of material things which surrounded him in the Soviet period.

    You then return back to Moscow to explore 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 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 3,5 hours.

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

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  • Included in your trip
    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    4-star hotel
    RU, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, 125009
    4-star Marriott Courtyard
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    Marriott Courtyard is set only 15 minutes away on foot from the Red Square and Kremlin on a very quiet street in a charming 18th century mansion. The rooms are well-equipped, WiFi is available for free in the lobby.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
      Get ready for an unforgettable six hours of sightseeing with the top local guide in Moscow. Discover the best of the city from the iconic gems of the Red Square to the world-famous Fabergé eggs.
    • Moscow Subway Ride
    • Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
      Explore the best of Moscow with a private guide who cannot wait to share their excitement and knowledge with you today. Spend 4 hours learning about the top sights and history of the capital of the world's largest country.
    • Full Day Tour to Leninskiye Gorky with Great October Revolution Exposition
    • Russian Visa Processing Service
      Sit back and relax while we will take care of your Russian visa. Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries.
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Moscow - Saint Petersburg
Standard Class Seat
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
4 h
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
5nights

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 4: Arrival

    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your private 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: Exploring St. Petersburg Highlights & 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 Saviour on Spilled Blood (no entrances included), as well as the Finlyandsky Station, that is most famous for having been the location where Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia from exile in Switzerland on 3 April 1917, ahead of the October Revolution.

    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.

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

    Day 6: Visiting the Hermitage Museum & Cruiser Aurora

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, where 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, as well as the General Staff Building to enjoy an incomparable collection of impressionist art.

    You then proceed to the famous museum ship Cruiser Aurora. The ship was taken over by the Bolsheviks who were preparing for a Communist revolution. At 9.45 p.m. on 25 October 1917 a blank shot from her forecastle gun signalled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the beginning of the October Revolution.

    After the tour, you return to the 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: Departure

    After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from St. Petersburg.

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  • Included in your trip
    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
    1 room / 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 Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable 4 and 5-star 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;
  • Economy class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • 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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