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Moscow, Russia, St. Petersburg
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In 8 days you will see the most important sights of the two capitals. You will learn many historical facts, as well as find the answer to the question of why St. Petersburg is called the cultural capital.2 CAPITALS OF RUSSIA EXSCLUSIVE TOUR

Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern Europe. As well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow is among the world’s largest cities. Being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 15th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world by Mercer and has one of the world’s largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and is also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

Saint Petersburg situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27  1703. On 01 September 1914, the name was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, on 26 January 1924 to Leningrad (Russian: Ленингра́дIPA: [lʲɪnʲɪnˈgrat]), and on 07 September 1991 back to Saint Petersburg.Between 1713 and 1728 and in 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the capital of Imperial Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved to Moscow.

Saint Petersburg is one of the modern cities of Russia, as well as its cultural capital.The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.Many foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.

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    Intellectual St. Petersburg Moscow trip

    Moscow-St. Petersburg 8 days / 7 nights

    1 day

    The guide meets you at the airport in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation. Start to Intellectual St. Petersburg Moscow trip

    Free time.

    2 day

    Breakfast at the hotel on the "buffet". Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby. Walking tour "Red Square - the heart of Moscow" - the main attraction of Moscow, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amazing walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin, recognizable all over the world, St. Basil's Cathedral is Russia's main brand, the magnificent building of GUM, one of the most beautiful shopping complexes in Moscow. The Kazan Cathedral is the first temple that was completely restored to its original appearance in the post-Soviet period, as well as the Mausoleum of Lenin and Stalin - the tomb of great leaders.

    Lunch in the restaurant of the city. in our Intellectual St. Petersburg Moscow trip

    An excursion to the Moscow Kremlin is the heart of Russia, in which the Assumption, Blagoveshchensky and Archangel cathedrals are located, as well as the Church of the Deposition. The Tsar Bell is the biggest bell in the world with a tragic history, after all, it was not possible to call it. Tsar gun - bombard, designed to fire stones weighing up to 800 kg. Ivanovskaya Square is the business center of Russia.

    Excursion to the Armory Chamber / Diamond Fund - a unique collection of various attractions and jewelry from all over Russia.

    Free time.

    3 day

    Breakfast at the hotel on the "buffet". Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

    A tour of the metro is a story about how to build a "subway", what materials used, in what style is this or that station, the secrets and legends associated with the subway. Excursion is carried out in headphones. The metro station "Kitay-Gorod" comes to an end. We leave on Varvarku (an exit from the underground Solyanka and Varvarka) and the sightseeing tour across Moscow begins.

    Sightseeing tour around Moscow (bus or public transport) about 4 hours - exit from the metro station to Varvarka. Climb up the escalator, exit the glass doors into the underground lobby and stay to the right. At the end of the long tunnel we see 2 sights.

    We begin the excursion from Varvarka past the ancient churches of the Life-Giving Trinity in Nikitniki, the Church of St. George the Victorious, the Znamensky Cathedral, the chambers of the boyars of the Romanovs, the church of St. Maximus, the church of St. Barbara. . We leave to the Church of the Intercession of the Virgin and cross the underground passage to the Moskvoretsky bridge (panorama of the Kremlin, the Sofia embankment, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the house on the Kotelnicheskaya embankment). We return to the Church of the Intercession of the Theotokos (Basil's Cathedral of the Blessed) through Krasnaya square pass to the metro station Okhotny Ryad.

    Lunch at Doctor Zhivago 99

    We continue the tour. Metro "Kropotkinskaya" or walk past the house of Pashkov, the Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin excursion to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, with a visit to the patriarchal bridge, we look at the panorama of the Kremlin and the monument to the Russian Navy for 300 years (Peter the Great). Further Novodevichy monastery and Novodevichye cemetery (bus traffic on Prechistenka). The next point is Vorobyovy Gory (viewing platform), the building of the Moscow State University (Stalin's skyscraper). Victory Park.

    We return to the hotel.

    Free time.

    Directions on this day by subway. Upon request, you can book a transfer from the hotel prior to the start of the excursion in the city center - 7200 rubles per group.

    4 day

    Breakfast at the hotel on the "buffet". Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

    Excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery. Park Museon.

    or

    Kolomenskoye - the state museum-reserve, on the picturesque bank of the Moskva River. Acquaintance with the architectural monuments of the Sovereign of the Court of Tsar Alexis Mikhailovich and the Square of the Ascension of Our Lord, as well as visiting the exposition in the Front Gate complex.

    Lunch in the restaurant of the city.

    Free time. At will for additional payment - a cruise along the Moskva River by boat of the Radisson Royal flotilla * (1250 rubles / person).

    Or

    Sergiev Posad

    Kolomenskoye

    Tsaritsino

    Arkhangelskoye

    5 day

    Transfer to St. Petersburg

    Departure by Sapsan- fast train 5-40 7-30 to St. Petersburg

    An early meeting at the railway station with a guide, boarding a bus.

    Breakfast in the cafe.

    Acquaintance with the city center with stops for photos in panoramic and most significant places of the city: Smolny, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Strelka Vasilievsky Island, University, Academy of Arts, Alexander Nevsky Monastery, monuments and monuments, main bridges and streets of the central part.

    Time for lunch (European cuisine) during the excursion.

    Excursion around the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress. Visiting the cathedral of Peter and Paul - the tomb of Russian tsars.

    Hotel accommodation.Free time.

    6th day

    Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the Hermitage.

    Excursion to the Hermitage - a panoramic tour of the Palace Square.

    Time for lunch (European cuisine).

    Survey of the interior of the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood.

    Inspection of the Kazan Cathedral (active, inside the tour there).

    Walk along Nevsky Prospekt, shopping. Return to the hotel.

    Day 7

    Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide. Departure for a country tour "By Peterhof road"

    Guided tour: the guide will tell you about the arrangement of fountains and places of interest along the road.

    Excursion to the Lower Park of Fountains (from the moment of stopping the work of fountains, from the end of October - an excursion to the Grand Palace!)

    Return to the city and Time for lunch (European cuisine).Return to the hotel.

    Day 8

    Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide. Departure for a country excursion to Pushkin. Visiting the Catherine Palace, visiting the Amber Room, walking through the park. Return to the city and Time for lunch (European cuisine).

    Free time before departure. Transfer to the station / airport.

    Additionally we offer: • Visiting an evening theater or folklore show • During the navigation (until the end of October) - cruises on the ship: to Valaam, from St. Petersburg to Moscow and back • Walking along the rivers and canals - daytime, by boat in St. Petersburg during navigation (until the end of October) • Night excursion to the bridging in St. Petersburg (during the navigation period, until the end of October). Options: - Bus excursion with stops for photographing - Bus excursion + boat trip along the Neva River (before you open bridges, which you will see from the water!) • A trip to Kronstadt is a city on an island in which guests will pass through a dam across the Gulf of Finland and in a tunnel under the bay. From the embankment there are warships • Country excursion to Pavlovsk: Pavlovsky interior residential palace and park • Excursion to Lake Ladoga along the Road of Life (a route through which people were transported during the siege of Leningrad and delivered products). Lunch in a cafe on the beach, including fresh smoked fish in the menu): you can combine a stop for lunch and a tour at the return from the village of Mandrogi

    The cost for 1 p. at the rate of 10 people

    5 * hotel 1250 euros

    4 * hotel 960 euros

    Included: hotel accommodation, transport by program, guide services, breakfasts in the hotel, entrance tickets to museums.

    It does not include: air travel, railway tickets (to St. Petersburg), services for extra. board, lunches and dinners.

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