Itinerary

Day1 Day 1

Arrive St.Petersburg
Assistance upon arrival & meeting with our English speaking representative.
Transfer to Hotel & check in.
Some time to relax
Transfer for dinner at Indian Restaurant Back to the hotel & overnight

Day2 Day 2

Morning half day visit to Pushkin

Lunch at Indian Restaurant

 

Afternoon City sightseeing tour of St.Petersburg (no entrances only photostops)

Vasilievsky Island is an island in Saint Petersburg, bordered by the rivers Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva (in the delta of Neva) from South and Northeast, and by the Gulf of Finland from the West. Vasilievsky Island is separated from Dekabristov Island by the Smolenka River. Together they form the territory of Vasileostrovsky District, an administrative subdivision of Saint Petersburg. The population was 202 650 in year 2002. Situated just across the river from the Winter Palace, it constitutes a large portion of the city's historic center. Two of the most famous St Petersburg bridges, Palace Bridge and Blagoveshchensky Bridge, connect it with the mainland to the south. The Exchange Bridge and Tuchkov Bridge across Malaya Neva connect it with Petrogradsky Island. Vasilievsky Island is served by the Vasileostrovskaya station of Saint Petersburg Metro.

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ , its official name. The name refers to the blood of the assassinated Alexander II of Russia, who was mortally wounded on that site on March 13, 1881. Nevsky Prospekt or the Nevsky Avenue, is the main street in the city of St Petersburg. Planned by Peter the Great as beginning the road to Novgorod and Moscow, the avenue runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station and, after making a turn at Vosstaniya Square, to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. The chief sights include the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse (Dom Knigi), half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, and the Anichkov Bridge with its horse statues. The feverish life of the avenue was described by Gogol in his story The Nevsky Prospekt.

During the early Soviet years (1918-44) it was known as the Avenue of the 25th of October, alluding to the day of the October Revolution.

Evening see the Folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace - There is no doubt; without the folk show "Feel yourself Russian" your visit to Russia wouldn't be complete. This show is the unique opportunity to experience the history, spirit and traditions of Russia throughout one evening.

The show starts with the dance group "Reverance", the beautiful ladies in their crinolines and the elegant cavalier, accompanied by the "Peters Quartet", a vocal quartet performing classical folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns. It is followed by a Cossack song and dance company "Maidan", formed in 1992 by the honored artist V. Drachev. The skillful group reproduces on stage Cossack songs and dances in their original form. The dancers of "Petersburg Stars" have their own repertoire

including: lyrical dances of the Russian North, dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh and dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia.

The show consists in two parts of 45 minutes each and lasts one and a half hours in total. In the intermission, refreshments will be served. Enjoy a buffet table of fruit, canapés with red caviar, ham, Russian-style Salami, cheeses, Russian vodka, champagne, red wine, mineral water, juice and soft drinks. During the interval, classical quartet will perform alongside with the dancers in crinolines.

Dinner at Indian Restaurant & back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 3 Day 3

Morning half day visit to Pushkin

Lunch at Indian Restaurant

 

Afternoon City sightseeing tour of St.Petersburg (no entrances only photostops)

Vasilievsky Island is an island in Saint Petersburg, bordered by the rivers Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva (in the delta of Neva) from South and Northeast, and by the Gulf of Finland from the West. Vasilievsky Island is separated from Dekabristov Island by the Smolenka River. Together they form the territory of Vasileostrovsky District, an administrative subdivision of Saint Petersburg. The population was 202 650 in year 2002. Situated just across the river from the Winter Palace, it constitutes a large portion of the city's historic center. Two of the most famous St Petersburg bridges, Palace Bridge and Blagoveshchensky Bridge, connect it with the mainland to the south. The Exchange Bridge and Tuchkov Bridge across Malaya Neva connect it with Petrogradsky Island. Vasilievsky Island is served by the Vasileostrovskaya station of Saint Petersburg Metro.

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ , its official name. The name refers to the blood of the assassinated Alexander II of Russia, who was mortally wounded on that site on March 13, 1881. Nevsky Prospekt or the Nevsky Avenue, is the main street in the city of St Petersburg. Planned by Peter the Great as beginning the road to Novgorod and Moscow, the avenue runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station and, after making a turn at Vosstaniya Square, to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. The chief sights include the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse (Dom Knigi), half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, and the Anichkov Bridge with its horse statues. The feverish life of the avenue was described by Gogol in his story The Nevsky Prospekt.

During the early Soviet years (1918-44) it was known as the Avenue of the 25th of October, alluding to the day of the October Revolution.

Evening see the Folklore show at Nikolaevsky Palace - There is no doubt; without the folk show "Feel yourself Russian" your visit to Russia wouldn't be complete. This show is the unique opportunity to experience the history, spirit and traditions of Russia throughout one evening.

The show starts with the dance group "Reverance", the beautiful ladies in their crinolines and the elegant cavalier, accompanied by the "Peters Quartet", a vocal quartet performing classical folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns. It is followed by a Cossack song and dance company "Maidan", formed in 1992 by the honored artist V. Drachev. The skillful group reproduces on stage Cossack songs and dances in their original form. The dancers of "Petersburg Stars" have their own repertoire

including: lyrical dances of the Russian North, dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh and dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia.

The show consists in two parts of 45 minutes each and lasts one and a half hours in total. In the intermission, refreshments will be served. Enjoy a buffet table of fruit, canapés with red caviar, ham, Russian-style Salami, cheeses, Russian vodka, champagne, red wine, mineral water, juice and soft drinks. During the interval, classical quartet will perform alongside with the dancers in crinolines.

Dinner at Indian Restaurant & back to the hotel for overnight.

Day4 Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel & check out.
In time transfer to Railway station for Fast train to Moscow.
1330 hrs: Departure St.Petersburg
1800 hrs: Arrival Moscow
Meeting with our representative on the Railway station and transfer to your hotel.
Check in & some time to relax.
Transfer for dinner at Indian Restaurant and back to the hotel for overnight.

Day5 Day 5

  • Morning after breakfast, proceed for visit to the Red Square, where you will also see the Lenin's Tomb & St.Basil Cathedral (outside).

  • Red Square is the most famous city square in Moscow, and one of the most famous in the world. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitay-Gorod. As major streets of Moscow radiate from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, the Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and of all Russia.

  • Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since the year he died in 1924 (with rare exceptions in wartime). Aleksey Shchusev's diminutive but monumental granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great.

  • Saint Basil's Cathedral is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin. Not particularly large, it consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The cathedral's design follows that of contemporary tented churches, notably those of Ascension in Kolomenskoye (1530) and of St John the Baptist's Decapitation in Dyakovo (1547).

  • Lunch at Indian Restaurant

  • Afternoon visit the Sparrow Hills, Victory Park with a photostop at New Maiden Convent;

  • Sparrow Hills is a hill on the right bank of the Moscow River and one of highest points in Moscow with an altitude up to 220 m (60-70 m above the river level). The observation platform, which gives a good panoramic view of the city, is situated on a steep bank 85 m above the river (200 m above the sea level). The Luzhniki Stadium (formerly, the Lenin Stadium), where the opening and closing ceremony for the 1980 Summer Olympics took place, is right below across the Moskva River. Next to it is the beautiful Novodevichy Convent, with its Naryshkin Baroque towers.

  • Moscow's Victory Park memorializes the Great Patriotic War, otherwise known as World War II. This war took a huge toll on Russia, and elderly Russians are revered for having survived this difficult time. You'll find WWII memorials all over Russia, but Victory Park is Moscow's home for these monuments, sculptures, fountains, and obelisks.

  • Located on the Moscow River, Novodevichiy Monastyr (New Maiden's Convent) is a peaceful retreat from the bustling city of Moscow The site includes a beautiful 17th-century convent complex that is once again in use and an atmospheric cemetery where many of Russia's most famous writers, poets, politicians and public figures are buried.

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    Proceed for dinner at Indian Restaurant and return back to the hotel for overnight.

Day6 Day 6

  • Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Kremlin territory:

  • The Moscow Kremlin usually referred to as simply The Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex that used to be the residence of Tzar family located at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of Kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia.

  • Cathedral Square - This is the Kremlin's main square. For many years it was the compositional centre. It took shape together with the Kremlin in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, when it became a public centre associated with historical events of great importance. Here ceremonies connected with the coronations of the rulers of Russia were held, the heads of the Russian Church, metropolitans and later patriarchs, were chosen, foreign ambassadors were received, church processions took place and theatrical mysteries were enacted.

  • The Tsar Bell (literally "Tsar of bells") is a huge bell on display in the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. The bell was commissioned by Empress Anna, niece of Peter the Great.The bell is the largest bell in the world, weighing

  • 216 tons, with a height of 6.14 m and diameter of 6.6 m. It was founded from bronze by masters Ivan Motorin and his son Mikhail in 1733-1735. Ornaments, portraits, and inscriptions were made by V. Kobelev, P. Galkin, P. Kokhtev, P. Serebryakov and P. Lukovnikov. The bell was never rung - during a fire in 1737, a huge slab (11.5 tonnes) cracked off while it was still in the casting pit. After the fire, the bell remained in its casting for a century.

  • In 1836, the Tsar bell was placed on a stone pedestal next to the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the Moscow Kremlin. The slab is nearly three times larger than the world's largest bell hung for full circle ringing, the tenor bell at Liverpool Cathedral.

  • Tsar Cannon - The famous Tsar Cannon stands on a decorative gun-carriage. In the sixteenth century no country in the world had cannons like this. It weighs 40 tons and the barrel is 5 metres 34 centimetres long and 15 centimetres wide with an 890 millimetre calibre. The Tsar Cannon was made of bronze by the master Andrei Cho-khov at the Moscow cannon foundry, which was on the banks of the River Neglinnaya not far from the Kremlin. It was intended to defend the Kremlin Saviour Gate. But the cannon's fate was similar to that of the bell. Just as the latter never rang, so the Tsar Cannon never fired, although it was intended for military use.

  • Lunch at Indian Restaurant

  • After lunch take a ride on the Moscow Metro: The Moscow Metro, which spans almost the entire Russian capital, is the world's second most heavily used rapid-transit system. Opened in 1935, it is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain outstanding examples of socialist realist art. In total, the Moscow Metro has 292.2 km (181.6 miles) of route length, 12 lines and 177 stations; on a normal weekday it carries over 7 million passengers. Passenger traffic is considerably lower on weekends bringing the average daily passenger traffic during the year to 6.8 million passengers per day. The Moscow Metro is a state-owned enterprise. Building of the Moscow Metro has begun in 1931. The first line - from station "Sokolniki" to station "Ohotnij rjad" and to stations "Culture Park" and "Smolensk" - has been opened further for general using on May, 15th, 1935, in 7 o'clock in the morning. Visible Soviet architects, artists, sculptors took part in underground designing. Majestic stations have been decorated by stained-glass windows, lists, mosaic, sculptural groups, are revetted by a various finishing stone and it is also famously called Underground Musuems.

  • Later free time on Arbat Street: The Old Arbat Street is a picturesque pedestrian street in Moscow, running west from Arbat Square (which is part of the Boulevard Ring) towards Smolenskaya Square (which is part of the Garden Ring). The Old Arbat has the reputation of being Moscow's most touristy street, with lots of entertainment and souvenirs sold. It is distinct from the New Arbat, a street running parallel to it and lined with Soviet skyscrapers made of steel, concrete, and glass.

  • Evening Russian Circus

  • Transfer for dinner at Indian restaurant and back to the hotel for overnight.

Day7 Day 7

Breakfast & check out
Morning fee (no coach no guide)
Transfer for lunch at Indian restaurant and thereafter free time for shopping etc.
Airport transfer for onward flight

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