What is included in the tour
- General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Excursion: Visit to Catherine Palace in S. Petersburg.
- City tour in : St. Petersburg, Moscow.
- Ticket admission: Catherine Palace in S. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in S. Petersbourg, Kremlin and its Principal Cathedrals in Moscow, Great Patriotic War Museum in Moscow.
High Speed Train: St. Petersburg/ Moscow.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Great Patriotic War Museum (World War II)
- Hermitage Museum
- St. Petersburg
01. St. Petersburg.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
02. St. Petersburg.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic visit of St. Petersburg. Catherine Palace.
With a local guide we begin the panoramic visit of this beautiful city crossed by the Neva River and built on 40 islands. Saint Petersburg is the second most important city of Russia and capital of the Russian Empire. This imperial city reveals the history of the Russian tsars through its museums, palaces, and architectural wealth. The visit includes the Peter and Paul Fortress, origin of the city (entrance included). The city is surrounded by numerous palaces, in the afternoon we include the excursion (tour with guide and tickets) to the CATHERINE PALACE located 25 km from St. Petersburg, it was the Tzars summer rococo residence.
03. St. Petersburg- Moscow.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Hermitage Museum. High speed train to Moscow.
Today we have included the Hermitage Museum, a fantastic art museum located in the building that was the Tsars’ Winter Palace (visit with guide and tickets).
In the afternoon we take the “Sapsan”, the modern high- speed train, and in four hours we cover the nearly 800 km separating the two cities. Arrival in Moscow and transfer to our hotel.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: city tour of Moscow.
We will start our day with an exciting visit to Russia’s huge capital city. This city unites past, present and future in a very unique way. We will go along their immense avenues, their elegant shopping areas, the Red Square where Lenin’s Mausoleum is, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour… We include a ticket to the Kremlim with a visit to two of its main cathedrals. We will try (not guaranteed) to coincide with the ceremonial military parade in Sobornaya Square. Free afternoon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Viewpoint over Moscow. Great Patriotic War Museum.
We will learn more about the history of Russia and its capital. We will pass by the university viewpoint, with its fantastic view over the city where newly married couples leave flowers (we could go to the viewpoint after Saturday’s visit instead of Sunday) and we will get to know (including entry) the Great Patriotic War Museum (World War II) that also shows us many aspects of the Soviet period. Free afternoon.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our services.