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: The Heart of Moscow & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery with Moscow Subway
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.
Today you also 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 coffee break, you 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 the world-famous treasure trove of Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend an 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 subway ride back to the hotel.
You 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: Panoramic City Tour
Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy discovering the most interesting sites in Moscow.
First, you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.
Then 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 Victory park and have a photo stop at the Triumphal Arch.
After a break for lunch, you are transferred to the train station.
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: Departure
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and depart from St. Petersburg.
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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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