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Situated on the Gulf of Finland and spread over numerous islands in the Neva Delta, St Petersburg is a city of arched bridges, winding canals, wide boulevards, elegant palaces, impressive squares and ornate churches, and as such is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North'. It has an elegance also reminiscent of cities like Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, but is at the same time too uniquely Russian to be European, and beguiles with a charm all its own. The capital of Russia is an exciting, sparkling city which attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s a city of contrasts, where Soviet architecture mixes with fancy shops, and old Ladas and kitschy Bentleys drown in chaotic traffic. Moscow is a mixture of Asia and Europe, a quintessential combination of democracy and Soviet heritage. The city’s numerous sights, vibrant nightlife and relaxing green parks make it a wonderful holiday destination.
Day – One
Arrive St. Petersburg
Arrive at St. Petersburg Airport transfer to the hotel for check in at 1500 hrs onwards.
St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. Rest of the day if free at leisure to explore the city on your own.
Day – Two
St. Petersburg City tour
Breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon meet your guide and explore the sights of St. Petersburg on a city tour with photo stops. Return back to the hotel. Evening we suggest you enjoy the Russian Folklore show – an exciting showcase of traditional Russian dance and song (Optional).
Dinner at Indian restaurant, Return back to the hotel. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Day – Three
St. Petersburg to Moscow
Today is your last day in St. Petersburg. Check out from the hotel and transfer to the Railway Terminal. You will then board Sapsan train (2 nd Class) and journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Arrive at Moscow. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Moscow.
Day – Four
Moscow City tour With the Kremlin tour
Today meet your guide and proceed for a City Tour of Moscow, where you will visit Red
Square, followed by a visit to GUM department store, continue to a panoramic stop at
Sparrow Hills with St. Basil Cathedral externally. Later we take you to the heart of Moscow,
The Kremlin. Return back to the hotel, Evening we suggest you Experience the thrills of the Russian Circus (Optional) Overnight in Moscow.
Day – Five
Post Breakfast at the hotel, day is free at leisure. Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes. Overnight in Moscow.
Day – Six
Today is your final day in Moscow, check out of the hotel. Get ready to board your flight. Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to the airport. We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon……
Highlights of City tour
St. Petersburg City Tour:
Begin with the Nevsky Street Walk – Almost three miles (5km) long,
Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and the main thoroughfare of St
Petersburg. It starts at the gilded spire of the Admiralty Building, passing both the Moscow
Railway Station and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Continue with a visit to the Kazan
Cathedral – Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei
Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade,
encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of
St. Peter in Rome and was intended to be the country main Orthodox Church. Also visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood externally which is The Church of the Resurrection, also
known as the ”Savior on Spilled Blood, was built in memory of Alexander II who was
assassinated in 1881. The church stands in the very place where a bomb was thrown into his
carriage by a young man who opposed the Tsar reforms. Finally a visit to St. Isaac's
Cathedral which was originally the city main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. It
was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be
one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. One hundred and
eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.
Moscow city tour:
Visit famous Sparrow Hills observation deck which is one of the highest
points in Moscow and one of its most breathtaking places. It is a picturesque hill on the
banks of Moskva River. The 720 ft hill opens incredible panoramic views of the hectic capital
of Russia from the famous observation platform, located on a steep bank.
Kremlin grounds tour:
Is a magnificent architectural achievement with its monumental walls
and towers, golden-domed cathedrals and ancient palaces stand high on the Borovitskiy Hill
above the Moscow River. an entire city within Moscow. Russian princes and tsars lived
here long time ago, but today it is the official residence of the President of Russia. Kremlin is
the Russian word for “fortress” or “citadel”. Indeed, some other old Russian cities have their
own Kremlin. But the Kremlin of Moscow is the one known around the world and the symbol
of the Russian state.
Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral:
St. Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most famous artistic
work of architecture. Also called Pokrovsky Cathedral or The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat it is the most recognizable Russian building. This Cathedral means to Russians the same as the Eiffel Tower to the French, being an honorable symbol of their past, present, and future.