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2017 Russian Heritage Tour

Category: Group Tours

 

 

 

 

 

For a true sense of real Russia


T
ravel back in time,


Visit the medieval 

Novgorod Veliky,
the birthplace of Russia,
 

Explore 

dynamic 
Moscow

&

awe-inspiring St. Petersburg 

 



Itinerary: Moscow (2 nights) → 1st class night train (1) → Veliky Novgorod → 
St. Petersburg (4 nights)

 


 

     

Itinerary Overview:

 

 Days

City & Activities

Meals

Day 01       Arrive in Moscow  
Day 02 Moscow, Sightseeing Breakfast
Day 03 Moscow: sightseeing. 1st class sleeper train to Novgorod Veliky    B,L,D
Day 04 Arrive Novgorod Veliky. Sightseeing. Train to St. Petersburg   B,L

Day 05

In St. Petersburg. Sightseeing

Breakfast

Day 06 In St. Petersburg. Sightseeing

Breakfast

Day 07 In St. Petersburg. Sightseeing

Breakfast

Day 08 Depart St. Petersburg

Breakfast 

     

 

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner 

 

 

 

 

 

Day-By-Day Program:

 


DAY 1          SAT         | Welcome to Russia's capital   

Arrive in Moscow. You will be met and transferred to the Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel ****.

DAY 2          SUN        | Moscow, Sightseeing  
Breakfast at hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide at hotel lobby for a trip outside of Moscow to the luxurious Country Estate at Gorki to visit the elite estate of the 19th - early 20th cc with its unique identity. Lunch. Return to Moscow to start your panoramic Sightseeing tour featuring city' key landmarks (B,L)


DAY 3          MON        | Moscow, Sightseeing  
Tour of the Kremlin Grounds and a visit inside the spectacular Armoury Museum. A guided walking tour along the Old Arbat, the main pedestrian stretch in downtown Moscow. A Metro ride, with a tour of Moscow subway stations. In the evening, an overnight train1st class sleeping compartment for two, share basis, to Veliky Novgorod, dep 9.50 pm arr 6.25 am next morning (B)


DAY 4          TUE        | In Novgorod Veliky  
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Volkhov Hotel. After breakfast, a full day of sightseeing.
Established in 859 by a Viking Prince, Novgorod was a thriving trading community and a model city that set the proud traditions of self-government when princes were hired and fired by an assembly of citizens. You will visit the magnificent Kremlin, the Byzantine Cathedral of St. Sophia, the oldest church in Russia. Explore the functioning Yuriev Monastery and visit a Museum of Wooden architecture. After sightseeing, depart by brand new High Speed train to St. Petersburg, dep 18.45 arr 21.33. Transfer to downtown Sokos Palace Bridge Hotel ***** for a 4 nights stay (B,L)

DAY 5          WED       | St. Petersburg, Must-See for Everyone
Start off your love affair with Petersburg with a panoramic City tour.  You will be introduced to the beautiful views of the elegant St. Petersburg. Also included is a visit inside the historical Peter-&-Paul Fortress where Russia’s all Emperors lie buried

DAY 6          THU       | St. Petersburg, a Treasure trove of Art & Culture 

8.30 am: Today you will be touring the incomparable Hermitage Museum. One of the most spectacular museums in the world, the Hermitage has a vast collection occupying a grand ensemble of buildings

DAY 7          FRI          | Playground of the Czars 

Today travel outside of St. Petersburg to Pushkin to visit Catherine’s Palace with its famous Amber Room (B)

DAY 8          SAT           | St. Petersburg, See You Again

After breakfast your tour ends

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


Tour Features:



Accommodations at central 4 & 5-star hotels:

   in Moscow: The Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel ****
   in St. Petersburg: the Domina Prestige Hotel ***** 

Meal plan: Breakfast daily; Two meals in Novgorod Veliky 
Overnight train, Moscow – Novgorod Veliky, 1st class sleeping compartment for two, share
Individual transfers upon arrival & departure
Major sightseeing in each city, with a licensed English-speaking guide
Entrance fees to sites and museums included in the program


Sightseeing, Moscow:
● A panoramic city tour, with photo stops
● A tour of the Kremlin territory
● A guided tour of Czar’s Treasures at Kremlin’s Armoury Museum
● A tour of the Tretyakov Art Gallery - A walking tour of the Old Arbat
● Moscow Metro ride, with Metro stations tour


Sightseeing, Veliky Novgorod:
● A city tour of Veliky Novgorod
● Tour of the Kremlin territory including St. Sophia Cathedral, Millennium Monument
● A tour of the Yuriev Monastery
● A visit to the Museum of wooden architecture


Sightseeing, St. Petersburg:
● a panoramic City tour of St. Petersburg, with photo stops
● A visit inside Peter-&-Paul Fortress
● An overview tour of the Hermitage Museum (within 3 hours)
● a trip outside of St. Petersburg to Pushkin to visit Catherine’s Palace

Departures: Saturdays, April - October, 2017

The tour is guaranteed based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together
 

The tour can be tailor made to your unique interests, time and budget 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates & Prices, 2017:

 

 

Departures, 2017:

 

Departures, 2017:

         
 Dates: Price   Dates: Price

April 29

$ 2,195    Aug 05, 12 $ 2,250

May 06

$ 2,250   Sept 23 $ 2,250

June 17*

$ 2,295    Oct 07 $ 2,225

July 08*, 22

$ 2,295    Oct 21 $ 2,195
         

 

Single Supplement: $ 675


*) - departures marked with asterisk fall on the White Nights Festival, in St. Petersburg 

 

 

 
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