Departure : 15th Mar / 12th Jul / 10th Oct
Starting City : Saint Petersburg
Ending City : Moscow
Day 1: St. Petersburg | Hotel : Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya | Meals : Breakfast
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Day 2: St. Petersburg | Hotel : Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya | Meals : Breakfast
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic visit of St. Petersburg. Catherine Palace.
With a local guide we begin the panoramic visit of this beautiful city crossed by the Neva River and built on 40 islands. Saint Petersburg is the second most important city of Russia and capital of the Russian Empire. This imperial city reveals the history of the Russian tsars through its museums, palaces, and architectural wealth. The visit includes the Peter and Paul Fortress, origin of the city (entrance included). The city is surrounded by numerous palaces, in the afternoon we include the excursion (tour with guide and tickets) to the CATHERINE PALACE located 25 km from St. Petersburg, it was the Tzars summer rococo residence.
Note: Depending on availability, Peterhof Palace may be visited instead of Catalina Palace. The Peterhof Palace, with very similar characteristics, was also a former residence of Tzars.
Day 3: St. Petersburg | Moscow | Hotel : Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya | Meals : Breakfast
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Hermitage Museum. High speed train to Moscow.
Today we have included the Hermitage Museum, a fantastic art museum located in the building that was the Tsars’ Winter Palace (visit with guide and tickets).
In the afternoon we take the “Sapsan”, the modern high- speed train, and in four hours we cover the nearly 800 km separating the two cities. Arrival in Moscow and transfer to our hotel.
Day 4: Moscow | Hotel : Azimut Smolenskaya | Meals : Breakfast
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: city tour of Moscow.
We will start our day with an exciting visit to Russia’s huge capital city. This city unites past, present and future in a very unique way. We will go along their immense avenues, their elegant shopping areas, the Red Square where Lenin’s Mausoleum is, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour… We include a ticket to the Kremlim with a visit to two of its main cathedrals. We will try (not guaranteed) to coincide with the ceremonial military parade in Sobornaya Square. Free afternoon.
Day 5: Moscow | Hotel : Azimut Smolenskaya | Meals : Breakfast
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Viewpoint over Moscow. Great Patriotic War Museum.
We will learn more about the history of Russia and its capital. We will pass by the university viewpoint, with its fantastic view over the city where newly married couples leave flowers (we could go to the viewpoint after Saturday’s visit instead of Sunday) and we will get to know (including entry) the Great Patriotic War Museum (World War II) that also shows us many aspects of the Soviet period. Free afternoon.
Day 6: Moscow | Hotel : Azimut Smolenskaya | Meals : Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our services.
Ajith HewawasamAugust, 2018
Dear Aalam Tours Thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip to Europe for us. Everything went very well and we had a great time. We are especially grateful to the tour Leader Mr Ahsan for all of his arranging and hospitality. Everyone of our group is very nice and friendly. The hotels ,transportation and guides are excellent. We hope to travel through your company and will recommended to all our friends. Thank you Again.
Al DanishJanuary, 2018
Excellent service. Highly recommended. We took the tour to the Middle-East (from Jordan to Egypt). Very good hotels and food. Visited several places in a short time.
Pulasthi PereraJanuary, 2018
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