April 2022 / March 2023
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
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.
Note : Visitors must wear formal attire in the cathedral. Please bear this in mind before the visit.
09:00 h . We start out on an exciting tour of the Russian capita l lasting approximately three and a half hours. This city has a past, present and future like no other. We will see its enormous avenues, elegant shopping districts, the Red Square and the Lenin Mausoleum, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (open for worship, visitors wearing shorts are not allowed to enter). Visit to the Kremlin and to the two main cathedrals included . We will try to make our visit coincide with the military parade held in Sobornaya Square, but we cannot guarantee it. At the end of the visit, visitors can stay in the city centre or return to the hotel.
Free afternoon.-Our guide will offer you the following optional outings: visit to Moscow Metro, the "Kostroma" Folklore Shore or Moscow Circus.
09.30hrs. - We include a guided tour in NOVGOROD (entrances included) , an exciting city which was formerly one of Russia’s most important cultural and political hubs. During the Middle Ages it was one of the most important cities in Eastern Europe. Its monuments were declared World Heritage by Unesco. We will visit its Kremlin, its old market quarter, Yaroslav’s Court... We will go to the city outskirts to visit the Wooden Architecture Museum, an outdoor museum of peasant houses and beautifully decorated wooden churches. Lunch included .
17.00hrs- SAINT PETERSBURG . As we enter the city, we will take a brief sightseeing tour of this city crossed by the Neva River and built on top of 40 islands. Arrival at hotel.
After the visit, we include in the heart of St. Petersburg the Hermitage Museum , a fantastic museum with more than 2.5 million works of art from Europe and the Orient, located in which was the main residence of the Czars, the Palace of winter. Guided tour and tickets included.
After the visit, free afternoon or return to the hotel.
08:00 h. We leave the hotel and set out for the outskirts of the city.- What was once the capital of Russia during the Czars period is surrounded by many palaces. Today, we will include a tour ( guided tour and tickets ) of PETERHOF PALACE , known as the “Russian Versailles” located 30 km from Saint Petersburg. This baroque style set of palaces, used to be the tsars’ official residence and has some huge size and magnificent fountains and gardens declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
14:30 h . Return to St. Petersburg just before lunchtime.
Free afternoon. -