Tour «Moscow – Tula – Saint-Petersburg»
- Accommodation in hotels on route 5 nights
- Three meals a day on the route
- Tickets for excursions
In this trip, tourists will see three completely different Russian cities, bustling and modern Moscow, austere and regal Saint-Petersburg and small and very cozy Tula, which has preserved the charm of an old provincial town. The rhythm of the two capitals, historical monuments, traditional cuisine and a combination of excursions and free time to explore the cities will make this week unforgettable.
The group arrives to Moscow on an early morning flight and after passing passport control on a comfortable bus will head out on a tour to the heart of Moscow, which will begin on The Red Square.
For an hour and a half tourists can take pictures of Kremlins chiming clock and colorful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, try out famous ice-cream in the main mall of the capital – GUM, take a look at it’s amazing architecture and feel the remained spirit of Soviet time. After that, the group will get behind the red walls to see The Kremlin inside and take a closer look to the centuries-old relics.
After The Kremlin tourists return to their bus and go on to look at the main sights of Moscow. On the way the group will stop in a small traditional restaurant, where they can taste Russian traditional cuisine.
After lunch the bus will make stops at the Novodevichiy convent, Sparrow hills, the main building of Moscow State University and Victory Park. There will be enough time to have a walk and take pictures of each place.
Also today, tourists will go underground to see the most beautiful subway in the world. Moscow subway was built with the purpose of praising socialism and at this moment is the most important monument of architecture of the twentieth century.
In the evening tourist check-in the hotel and they can go take a walk by themselves around Moscow or relax at the hotel room or in one of the restaurants in the city.
After Breakfast in the hotel, tourists get on the bus and go to Tula, a town, that is about three hours from Moscow.
Arriving in Tula the group will go on an excursion to the Museum-estate "Yasnaya Polyana", which belonged to the Russian writer, the author of the novels "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina", Leo Tolstoy. Here tourists will visit the house in which were written the main works of the great writer, his grave and walk through the estate.
After lunch at a café in the city centre, the tour continues in the Tula Kremlin, after which the tourists can taste and buy as a souvenir gingerbread - traditional Russian biscuit, which Tula is famous for.
After the tour bus takes tourists back to Moscow, where they will wait for dinner and free time in the capital.
The final day of stay in Moscow. In the morning after Breakfast and checking out of the hotel the group will depart on an hour walk around The Russian Exhibition Centre which is the main walking area of the city now.
After that the bus will take the group to the pier on The Moscow River where starts an hour cruise to explore the city “from water”.
Tourists will be completing the acquaintance with Moscow on the main pedestrian street of the city – Arbat, which is especially charming in the evening. Here they can listen to street musicians, feel the rhythm of the city and to buy Russian souvenirs in one of many shops – dolls, badges, painted shawls, caskets and Soviet attributes.
After buying souvenirs tourists return to the bus, which will take them to the Leningrad station, where they will leave Moscow and head out to Saint-Petersburg.
Early in the morning the train arrives at the cultural capital of Russian Federation – Saint-Petersburg. A comfortable bus meets tourists at the Moscow station and takes them for a busy sightseeing day.
Saint-Petersburg is primarily associated with the Royal dynasty, so there is a huge amount of sights associated with a more than 300-year reign of the Romanov family. First of all tourists will visit The Summer Palace of Peter the Great, the founder of the city. The Palace is considered one of the oldest buildings in the city. Duration – 1.5 hours.
After lunch tourists will look at the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the symbols of the city, not only outside, but even inside. Here you can also get to the top of the dome of the Cathedral and make the best pictures of the city from height.
Next to the Cathedral, tourists will also see the monument to Peter the great and walk a little further to the Neva river bund to look at the Sphinx on the University bund. These amazing sculptures where brought from Egypt by order of Tsar Nicholas the First, their age is about 3.5 thousand years.
In the evening the group will have dinner and some time to relax or explore the city.
After Breakfast at the hotel, the group sets off to explore the main attraction of the city on Neva river - the Winter Palace, which has seen the most colorful balls and receptions, as well as the assault and disturbance during the revolution of 1917. Now the Palace is a part of the main Museum complex of the Hermitage. The tour of the Palace will last an hour and a half.
Leaving the Palace, tourists will find themselves in the vast Palace square, which is not inferior by scale to The Red Square in Moscow. Here within half an hour tourists can take pictures of the Palace and Alexander column.
After lunch at one of the cafes in the city centre, the bus moves to the Cathedral of the Savior on spilled Blood, bright and unusual architecture which can hardly leave anyone unconcerned.
Also today, the tourists will see the Kazan Cathedral and walk along the main street of the city, Nevsky Prospect, where a large number of restaurants, cafes and shops.
After the tour ends, tourists will have plenty of time to walk around by themselves.
Today is the last day exploring Saint-Petersburg. After Breakfast the group will go to one of the most famous museums in the world, the state Hermitage Museum, which presents an impressive collection of art from all around the world.
After a two-hour excursion in the Hermitage group moves on Vasilievsky island, the largest island in the Neva Delta and see the Peter and Paul fortress and the famous spire of the Admiralty.
After lunch the group will visit the Smolny Palace, which at various times was the Imperial residence, Institute for noble maidens and revolutionary centre.
In the evening after dinner and buying souvenirs the bus will take tourists to airport where they will head out back home.