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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.

Day 1 Arrive in Moscow, meet and greet at the airport and private transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 2 Your 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 Garden.
Day 3 In 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 excursions available.
Day 4 Today 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 significant monastery).
Day 5 Spend 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.
Day 6 The 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.
Day 7 Today 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 Sea.
Day 8 Your 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.
Day 9 Your journey comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport for flight home.
Included in
this tour
First class hotels
Sightseeing excursions
All transportation during tour

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