Excursion to Moscow and St.Petersburg

Explore Russia by visiting two of its greatest cities -Moscow and St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is a city of haunting magnificence, an imperial city that was built from scratch by Peter the Great. While St. Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital, Moscow is its familial heart.    It is a city in which one comes face to face with all that is finest and all that is most frustrating in Russia.

Price:
  • group 42 persons – 305 EUR + visa 65€*
  • group 36 persons – 320 EUR + visa 65€*

*Visa fee for EU citizens. Visa fee differs if you are not EU citizen.

Passport must be valid at least until 20.10.2020.

Register here

Upon registration please note if you participate in the contest “My Tartu Roots/Routes”.

Price includes


  • bus Tartu – St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg – Tartu
  • train tickets St. Petersburg – Moscow and back
  • 2 nights in Moscow at hostel near Kremlin in    4-and 6-bed dormitories
  • 3 breakfasts
  • bus service in Moscow according to the programme
  • museum tickets with students card (Hermitage, Kremlin, Tretyakov gallery, St. Isaac’s cathedral)
  • city tours in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • group leader assistance

Important dates


  • 10 – 28.02 registration with passport, photo and prepayment (150 eur)
  • 02.03 – 20.03 applying for visas (your passports are held in the consulate)
  • final payment by 20.03
Palace square in St.Petersburg
Komsomolskaya metro station in Moscow

 

Red Square in Moscow

Programme

April 16-20, 2020


  • 1st day

    Start from Tartu by bus in the morning, border formalities entering Russia. Arriving at St. Petersburg in the afternoon. Short sightseeing tour on the way to the city centre. Excursion in the State Art museum Hermitage. Leisure time. Night train to Moscow.

  • 2nd day

    Arrival at Moscow in the morning, time for breakfast. City tour by bus: Sparrow Hills, the Moscow State University, Victory park and triumphal Arch in Kutuzovsky prospect, Russian Government building, the City etc. Walking in Zaryadye park, enjoying outstanding views of central Moscow from the “floating bridge” over the Moskva River. Excursion in the Red Square. Accommodation at hostel. The evening is just for you to explore more points of interest which are close to the hostel: the museum of Fine Arts  / Art gallery. You can also take a trip by metro.

  • 3rd day

    Breakfast. Visiting the main orthodox cathedral in Russia – Cathedral of the Christ the Saviour, enjoying the view of the city from pedestrian bridge. Exploring  the Kremlin: Cathedral Square, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Senate building, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon. Observing the traditional changing of the guards parade in Kremlin at noon, if available. Free time for lunch. Strolling in the streets of historical centre. Leisure time: Old Arbat promenade/ art cluster in former chocolate factory Red October/ theatre.

  • 4th day

    Breakfast. In the morning walking to Tretyakov gallery – one of the best Russian art collections, excursion with a local guide. Time for lunch. At 2 p.m. heading to Kolomenskoe open air museum, where historically oldest settlements in the territory of Moscow were located. Bus tour to Soviet era VDNH exhibition complex – the largest exposition, museum and recreational complex in the world with masterpieces of architecture, fountains and museums. Night train to Saint Petersburg.

  • 5th day

    Arrival at St. Petersburg, breakfast. City tour by bus: Nevsky avenue, Palace square, Smolny Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Basil’s Island, Peter the Great monument “Bronze horseman” etc. Excursion in St Isaac’s Cathedral, on your wish – enjoying the city view from the observing tower of the cathedral. Free time for lunch. Crossing the border in the evening, coming back to Tartu by midnight.

 

Creative space Red October and Peter the Great statue