For centuries the world has wondered what to believe about RUSSIA. The country has been reported variously as a land of unbelievable riches and indescribable poverty, cruel tyrants and great minds, generous hospitality and meddlesome bureaucracy, beautiful ballets and industrial monstrosities, pious faith and unbridled hedonism. These eternal Russian truths coexist in equally diverse landscapes of icy tundra and sun-kissed beaches, dense silver birch and fir forests and deep and mysterious lakes, snow-capped mountains and swaying grasslands or those famous steppes. Factor in ancient fortresses, luxurious palaces, swirly-spired churches and lost-in-time wooden villages and you’ll begin to see why Russia is simply amazing.
Russia is not only the largest country of the world, but also a country of vast geographical distances and cultural differences. The Russian Far East, alone is the size of Europe. It would be sensible to view Russia as a collection of countries, each one deserving exploration. West of the Ural mountains is European Russia, bustling with cultural and architectural masterpieces. The vast spaces of Siberia and the Far East is where Russia’s great outdoors, come alive with top ski resorts and raft-friendly rivers.
For a land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades. Russia goes beyond the grandeur of Moscow and the grace of St.Petersburg. The intricately detailed cathedrals, historic monuments, age-old treasures and romantic landscapes of this great nation make Russia very enigmatic. Honestly, it’s hard to describe this gigantic land. Awe-inspiring would be an understatement.
BEWITCHING MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG - 6NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
ARRIVE AT ST.PETERSBURG
On arrival at St.Petersburg you’ll be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Neva River. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning go on a half-day visit to the World Famous Heritage Museum. In the afternoon visit the Peter & Paul Fortress. In the evening go on an optional visit to see the famous Russian Ballet or spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Post breakfast go on a half day excursion to Peterhof and visit the beautiful palace & park. Later in the afternoon visit Pushkin town and see Catherine Palace with the famous Amber Room. Return to St.Petersburg for overnight stay.
After a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be transferred to railway station / airport to connect fast train / flight for Moscow. You’ll be met and assisted on arrival and transferred to your hotel. In the evening go on a visit to a Moscow theatre and witness the mesmerizing Russian Folklore Show. Transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Moscow.
In the morning, you’ll meet your guide and go on a sightseeing tour where you’ll visit the Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral, Lenin Tomb and GUM State Department Store. Spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, indulge in some laughter and excitement at the world famous Russian Circus. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast proceed to visit the Kremlin territory including a visit to Armoury Chamber. In the afternoon go on a Metro Tour of three of the most beautiful metro stations of Moscow and thereafter continue city sightseeing visiting Sparrow Hills, New Maiden Convent (from the outside), Christ the Saviour Cathedral and later spend some free time on Arbat Street for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out time 1200 hrs. Transfer to airport to board your flight home.