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     Itinerary                                   

Days: 9

Departing from: Moscow

Style: Exclusive Tour

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HIGHLIGHTS OF RUSSIA

DAY 1 MOSCOW

Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to Hotel Metropol (5 star). This evening, meet your 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.

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 DAY 2 MOSCOW

Today you 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 magnificent Cathedral of Our Saviour. Visit Novodevichy Cemetery, one of the most prestigious resting
places of Russia’s political and literary figures including Khrushchev, Chekhov and Prokofiev. Take a scenic lunch cruise along the Moskva River, and this evening enjoy an entertaining performance of the famous Moscow Circus.

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Moscow - Kremlin & River 2 PF

                                  

 DAY 3 MOSCOW

Travel by Moscow’s famous metro and with your guide learn of its history and see the lavishly decorated stations. Take in the splendour of Red Square
with time to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum, before entering the formidable Kremlin & Armoury Museum – a stunning collection of royal artefacts, carriages and coronation dresses.

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  DAY 4  MOSCOW – SERGIEV POSAD – SUZDAL

Explore Russia’s countryside as you 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. Arrive to the picture-perfect town of Suzdal for check in at Pushkarskaya Sloboda (4 star).

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DAY 5 SUZDAL – VLADIMIR – ST. PETERSBURG

Today visit Suzdals 11th century Kremlin and take a horse-drawn carriage ride to beautiful St. Euthimius Monastery. 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. Return to Moscow to board an evening high-speed train to St. Petersburg enjoying dinner in 1st class comfort. Check in at Hotel Ambassador (4 star).

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DAY 6  ST. PETERSBURG

Your 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. Continue with a wonderful cruise along the canals and Neva River to see the city from a different perspective. After lunch, tour the renowned Hermitage Museum for an introduction to its immense collection of over 2.7 million items of art.

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DAY 7 ST. PETERSBURG

Continue uncovering this visually stunning city with a comprehensive tour visiting Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault
of the Romanov dynasty. Then visit the magnificent Spilt Blood Cathedral featuring 7,000 square metres of exquisite mosaics. Enjoy a vodka history and appreciation class at the Vodka Museum and this evening be entertained at a lively folklore performance at Nikolaevsky Palace.

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 DAY 8 ST. PETERSBURG

Immerse yourself in St. Petersburg’s imperial past with an excursion to the magnificent Catherine’s Palace and its Amber Room. Then
drive to Petrodvorets (Peterhof) to see the spectacular Grand Cascade of fountains and gold statues and take a guided walk through the lovely gardens. Return to the city and this evening celebrate the conclusion of your tour at a farewell dinner.

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St Petersburg - Peterhof fountains PF

                                  

DAY 9 ST PETERSBURG

Today you visit the renowned Hermitage Museum, located in the imperial Winter Palace, for an introduction to its immense collection of over 2.7 million items of art. After an orientation tour, return to your hotel for a free afternoon, stopping en-route at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. In the evening, join your private cruise along the canals and Neva River of St. Petersburg, followed by a farewell dinner to mark the conclusion of your journey. (B, D)

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 DAY 10 ST PETERSBURG – HELSINKI

Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.

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