Tsars' Capitals: Moscow and St. Petersburg
9 days / 8 nights
The first mention of Moscow appears in 1147.
Moscow was Russia's capital until 1703 when the capital was moved to St. Petersburg by
Peter the Great. In 1918 Moscow became the capital again with Lenin. On this tour you will
travel to both cities exploring the history and pageantry of the Russian people.
in Moscow, meet and greet at the airport and
private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation
at the hotel.
day will start with Moscow city tour and include
a visit to Kremlin (residence of Tsars and Patriarchs),
Armory Museum (collection of gold, silver and
jewelry), the Diamond Fund, Red Square and Alexandrovsky
the morning you will visit Kolomenskoye Estate
(summer residence of Tsars since the time of
Ivan the Terrible) and its church, built in
1530, once called the 8th wonder of the world.
The rest of your day is free with many optional
you will take a full day trip to the town of
Sergiyev Posad (Zagorsk). The town is a historical
and cultural center of Russian Orthodox Church
and known for its Holy Trinity - St. Sergius
Lavra (the word “Lavra” in Greek means the most
your morning and afternoon to explore the city
on your own. Evening transfer to the train station
for an overnight departure to St. Petersburg
on a famous Red Arrow train.
train arrives in St. Petersburg in the morning.
You’ll be met and transferred to the hotel.
Accommodation at the hotel. On this day you
will take a sightseeing tour of the city, which
includes major sites such as the Bronze Horseman,
the Spirit of Basil Island, St. Isaac’s Cathedral,
Cathedral of the Spilled Blood. Complete your
tour with visit to the famous bastions of the
Peter and Paul Fortress.
you will take a day tour of Peterhoff, Peter
the Great’s summer palace, best known for its
outstanding series of golden fountains that
reach from the palace down the hill to the Baltic
day will start with visit to the world-famous
Hermitage Museum where masterpieces of hundred
of artists including Renoir, Da Vinci, Rembrandt
and Picasso are displayed. An afternoon free
will give you time on your own to visit new
sights or revisit the Hermitage. Your final
evening will be completed by a farewell dinner
and folklore show.
journey comes to an end as you are transferred
to the airport for flight home.
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