Two capitals of Russia

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1 day: Arrival in Moscow. Meeting the group at the airport / railway station. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation at the hotel (3 nights). Free time.
Work of transport: transfer
 
2 day: Breakfast «Buffet». Moscow city-bus tour, during which You will meet with many world-famous attractions (Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kitay-gorod, Novodevichy Convent, Poklonnaya Hill, Vorobyovy Gory), and you will get the first impression about the biggest city in Russia, which also is its capital – Moscow! Visit the Moscow Kremlin – the most famous attraction in Russia! In the center of Kremlin is situated the main Cathedral Square, which is preserved unique architecture ensemble of the Middle Ages: Uspensky, Arhangelsky, Blagoveshensky Cathedrals, the Faceted Chamber, Golden Tsarina’s Chamber and the church of Terem Palace, Ruzpolozhenia Cathedral, Patriarch’s Chambers with the church of the Twelve Apostles, the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower. Also you will see the Tsar-Cannon and Tsar-Bell! Free time.
Work of transport: 8 hours
 
3 day: Breakfast «Buffet». Excursion to the Moscow Metro with overview of the most famous stations: Ploshad Revolutzii, Komsomolskaya, Novoslabodskaya, Tretyakovskaya and others. Way out in the station Tretyakovskaya. Excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery. Free time in the city.
Walking day
 
4 day: Breakfast «Buffet». Check out. Excursion to the museum «Tsaritsyno». Excursion to the Palace part of the architectural and park ensemble and sightseeing tour of the Grand Palace, including the demonstration the state rooms and halls of Archeology. Returning to Moscow on the Old Arbat street. At present the group – a walking tour «Oh, Arbat, my Arbat»: acquaintance with the famous Pedestrian Street, mansions, museums, theaters, located on it, famous people who once resided here. Transfer to Leningrad Railway Station. Departure to St. Petersburg on night train (2 class).
Work of transport: 9 hours
 
5 day: Arrival in St. Petersburg. Breakfast in city restaurant. St. Petersburg’s city-bus tour, during which you will meet with many world-famous attractions (Palace Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Cabinet of Curiosities, the Spit of Basil’s Island, Nevsky Prospect), and you will get a first impression of the most beautiful city in Russia, which is also a cultural capital of the largest country in the world – St. Petersburg! Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress – the first building on the Neva River banks, which for more than 300-years history St. Petersburg has kept its original appearance. The Spirit of Peter the Great St. Petersburg is still in the walls of this fortress. You will tour in the Peter and Paul Cathedral and the prison of Trubetskoy bastion. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation at the hotel (3 nights).
Work of transport: 8 hours
 
6 day: Breakfast «Buffet». At present the group – an excursion «the Tolerant Prospect». St. Petersburg was conceived as an international city. Throughout the history of the city on its territory lived more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. Nevsky Prospekt is the main street of St. Petersburg, and on it there are 6 churches of different confessions and religions. You will visit one of them – the Kazan Cathedral, the main temple of the city! Visit the largest museum in Russia, brought together in their collections the best works of art from around the world, which is, indeed, “the face” of St. Petersburg – the Hermitage! Professional guide will take you to the famous Main Staircase of the Winter Palace, the halls, where Russian emperors lived, and will tell you about the history of the many exhibits on display at the museum. So at least you have time to browse the museum after the tour. Free time in the city.
Work of transport: 4 hours
 
7 day: Breakfast «Buffet». Departure to one of the world-famous suburb of St. Petersburg – Tsarskoe Selo. It is a model of an ideal combination of the two incongruous styles – baroque and classicism! Of course, the heart of Tsarskoe Selo is the Catherine’s Palace, perhaps, with the most famous room in the world – Amber room! Alexander Pushkin studied in Tsarskoe Selo and now there is Lyceum-museum near the Palace (probably visit for an additional fee). Return to the hotel. Free time.
Work of transport: 7 hours
 
8 day: Breakfast «Buffet». Check out. Free time. Transfer to the airport / railway station.
Work of transport: transfer

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