Tour «Two capitals»
- Accommodation in hotels on route 6 nights
- Three meals a day on the route
- Tickets for excursions
The most amazing sights of two Russian capitals, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, are gathered in this journey. Gilded domes of cathedrals, museums and palaces, parks and the most beautiful subway in the world – this journey combines history and modernity, East and West, that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Tourists are heading out today to meet the capital of Russian Federation – Moscow. After having breakfast and checking out of the hotel they will move out on a bus to the main square of Russia – 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 after dinner, the group heads to the Leningrad station from where a night train goes 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 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. Evenings can be spent at their discretion.
Today is the last day of exploring Saint-Petersburg. After Breakfast the group will go on Vasilievsky island, the largest island in the Neva Delta, here they will 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.
After dinner, the group moves to the Moscow station and goes back to Moscow.
The final day of the tour, which will be as eventful as the previous ones. The bus meets tourists at the Leningrad station and will take tourists to the Moscow city Sergiev Posad (about one and a half hour drive), one of the main religious centers of Russia.
Here is the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the largest Orthodox monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. Here tourists will visit all the churches of the monastery and Cathedral refectory, to taste the traditional monastery food.
After tourists return to Moscow they will head to 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 airport to catch their flight back home.