Explore Russia through 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 capitol, 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 starting from:
- group 42 pax. – 300 EUR + visa 65€
- group 36 pax. – 315 EUR + visa 65€
- comfortable bus Tartu-St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg – Tartu
- train tickets St. Petersburg-Moscow and Moscow- St. Petersburg
- 2 nights at hotel in Moscow
- 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches
- bus service in Moscow during 2 days
- museum tickets with ISIC card (Hermitage, Kremlin, Tretyakov gallery, Catherines’s park)
- guide services in English
- city tours in St. Petersburg and Moscow
- group leader assistance
November 1-5, 2018
- 1st day
Start from Tartu by bus in the morning, entering Russia. Short sightseeing tour on the way to the city centre. Lunch. 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. Accommodation at hotel, lunch. Leisure time in Soviet era VDNH exhibition complex. Later in the evening short walking tour in the central streets of Moscow.
- 3rd day
Breakfast. Going to city centre by metro. Excursion in the Red Square, visiting Lenin’s mausoleum (on your wish). 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. Free time for lunch. Visit of the main orthodox cathedral in Russia – Cathedral of the Christ the Saviour, enjoying the view of the city from pedestrian bridge. Leisure time.
- 4th day
Breakfast. Checking out from the hotel. Visiting one of the best Russian art collections – Tretyakov gallery. Walking around Kolomenskoe open air museum, where historically oldest settlements in the territory of Moscow were located, lunch. Leisure time in the recently opened park Zaryadye, enjoying outstanding views of central Moscow from the “floating bridge” over the Moskva River. Night train to Saint Petersburg.
- 5th day
Arrival in St. Petersburg, breakfast. City tour by bus: Smolny Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Basil’s Island, St Isaac’s Cathedral etc. Excursion to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsars’ Village) – former imperial summer residence: enjoying Catherine’s palace with famous amber room and marvelous surrounding park. Crossing Russian-Estonian border in the evening, arrival at Tartu by 11 p.m.