Moscow/St Petersburg

About the Destination

Russia is a land of diverse landscapes of icy tundra and sun-kissed beaches, dense silver birch and fir forests and deep and mysterious lakes, snow-capped mountains and swaying grasslands - those famous steppes and lost-in-time wooden villages make Russia a simply amazing destination.

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Arrive in Moscow

Arrival at Moscow airport and transfer to your hotel. Check-in to your hotel and the rest of the day is free for your leisure.

Moscow City tour

Today you will have a tour around the most beautiful sights in Moscow and you take a glimpse of its culture and history. The tour starts in the heart of the city, at Red Square. After observing St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum and other sights of the area we move along the Moscow river embankment. On the way we enjoy views of the Kremlin and continue with the Cathedral of the Christ the Savior. Then we travel to Moscow State University on the Lenin’s Hills and the Sparrow Hills. Visit to the observation spot of the Sparrow Hills opens an outstanding view on Moscow. After this stop we pass through the Memorial Complex at Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Kutuzov Avenue, New Arbat, Boulevard ring, Pushkin square, Tverskaya street and end the tour at Manezhnaya Square.

Kremlin Grounds, Armoury Museum

Today you will discover the interior of the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian President. You will also visit one of the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov and the early Romanovs loom large.Guided tour of the Armoury Museum. Its collections represent the wealth of Russian tsars, accumulated throughout the centuries.Evening transfer to the railway station.
Transfer to the train station, where you get an overnight train to stunning St Petersburg


St Petersburg City Tour

Arrival in St Petersburg.Check-in to your hotel and relax for a bit. Then, proceed to the city tour of St Petersburg.It is impossible not to fall in love with St Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Once you have visited it, you’ll understand why. The most European of all Russian cities, St Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. But unlike the busy capital Moscow, it is calm and unhurried, just as a real museum-city should be. Today, we take you around the stunning 'Venice of the North', as St. Petersburg is sometimes known. You will see the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood. Then there's the famous Aurora warship, the legendary ship whose canon-fire gave the signal, on the order of Lenin, for the beginning of the Great Socialist Revolution more than 90 years ago.

The State Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)

Today you will have a guided tour of the Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tzars (the famous Winter Palace) and one of the best museums in the world.This stunning palace, an architectural masterpiece in itself, contains a collection over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The collection includes works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasured icons, coins and Tsars’ jewellery. The Hermitage is an unforgettable place to visit.

Guided tour to Tsarskoe Selo

A guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of Royal St Petersburg – the settlement of Tsarskoe Selo (now part of the modern town of Pushkin) located 25km south of the city.The Palace is an astonishing example of baroque architecture with its striking interiors that are simply spectacular. The Catherine Palace is known for its legendary unique Amber Room that was looted during World War II, and completely and painstakingly recreated as recently as 2003, a process that took over 20 years and cost more than $12 million.

St Petersburg- Departure

Transfer to the airport and catch your flight back home along with sweet and memorable memories of Russia with Shakthi Tours and Travels.