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     Itinerary                                   

Days: 9

Departing from: Moscow

Style: Exclusive Tour

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Moscow - St Basils close up PF

                                  

HIGHLIGHTS OF RUSSIA

DAY 1 MOSCOW

We commence our tour with an arrival transfer to Hotel Metropol (5 star). This evening, we meet our guide and fellow tour members for a welcome dinner followed by an evening walk to the heart of Moscow, spectacular Red Square, to see it beautifully illuminated at night. (D)

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 DAY 2 MOSCOW

Today we will be introduced to the political and economic capital of the Russian Federation and see its iconic landmarks such as the Bolshoi Theatre, KGB Headquarters, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the magnificent Cathedral of Our Saviour. We will visit Novodevichy Cemetery, one of the most prestigious resting places for Russia’s political and literary figures including Khrushchev, Chekhov and Prokofiev. We then take a scenic lunch cruise along the Moskva River and, this evening, enjoy an entertaining performance by the famous Moscow Circus. (B, L)

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Moscow - Kremlin & River 2 PF

                                  

 DAY 3 MOSCOW

As we travel by Moscow’s famous metro with our guide, we will learn of its history and see its lavishly decorated stations. We follow this with the splendour of Red Square, with time to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum, before we enter the formidable Kremlin and Armoury Museum, a stunning collection of royal artefacts, carriages and coronation dresses. (B, L)

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  DAY 4  MOSCOW – SERGIEV POSAD – SUZDAL

Explore Russia’s countryside as we journey to the historic towns of Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal along the famed Golden Ring. These were the founding towns of modern day Russia and their charming old churches and monasteries paint a stunning image of early Russian art, architecture and way of life. We arrive in the picture-perfect town of Suzdal for check in at Pushkarskaya Sloboda (4 star). (B, L, D)

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Vladimir 1

                                  

DAY 5 SUZDAL – VLADIMIR – ST. PETERSBURG

Today we visit Suzdal’s 11th century Kremlin and take a horse-drawn carriage ride to beautiful St. Euthimius Monastery. We will then meet a local family and enjoy a traditional lunch in their home, before driving to Vladimir, Russia’s former capital founded in 1108 to see the city’s Golden Gate and Assumption and Demetrius Cathedrals. We return to Moscow to board the evening high-speed train to St. Petersburg and enjoy dinner in 1st class comfort. Check in at Hotel Akyan (4 star). (B, L, D)

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DAY 6  ST. PETERSBURG

Our introduction to St. Petersburg begins with something exceptional, a visit to the city’s Faberge Museum to see the most complete collection of exquisitely crafted Faberge eggs by the jeweller to the Czars, Carl Faberge. We continue with a wonderful cruise along the canals and Neva River to see the city from a different perspective. After lunch, we will tour the renowned Hermitage Museum for an introduction to its immense collection of over 2.7 million items of art. (B, L)

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St Petersburg - Peterhof fountains 4 PF

                                  

DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG

We will continue to uncover this visually stunning city on a comprehensive tour which visits Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty, and the magnificent Spilt Blood Cathedral which features 7,000 square metres of exquisite mosaics. Afterwards we will enjoy a vodka history and appreciation class at the Vodka Museum and then, this evening we will be entertained by a lively folklore performance at the Nikolaevsky Palace. (B, L)

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 DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG

Today we will immerse ourselves in St. Petersburg’s imperial past with an excursion to magnificent Catherine’s Palace and its Amber Room. We will then drive to Petrodvorets (Peterhof Palace) to see the spectacular Grand Cascade of fountains and gold statues on a guided walk through the spectacular gardens. We return to the city and this evening we will celebrate the conclusion of our tour at a farewell dinner. (B, D)

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St Petersburg - Peterhof fountains PF

                                  

DAY 9 ST PETERSBURG

Our tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

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