Tour: RX - 2013 (RX) - 2013 / 2014

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Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to St. Petersburg! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special welcome dinner at your hotel with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. (Dinner)

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DAY 2St. Petersburg

Founded by Peter the Great, construction began in 1703 and the city eventually spread over 100 islands linked by 700 bridges. It suffered severe damage during World War II, when a cruel 900-day siege claimed more than a million victims. Start with the Winter Palace complex. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the major French impressionists. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and admire ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with its gilded dome and marble columns. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3St. Petersburg

Travel to Pushkin, home of Russia’s last czar, and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). Balance of the day is at leisure, and exciting optional activities are available. (Breakfast)

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DAY 4St. Petersburg–Moscow

Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. (Breakfast)

Visit the Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River St. Basil 
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DAY 5Moscow

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes RED SQUARE, the center of this 865-year-old city. At its core are the Lenin Mausoleum and opulent St. Basil’s Cathedral. Inside the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. At the ARMORY MUSEUM, see treasures such as Ivan the Terrible’s throne. Of course, you will also see the Bolshoi Theater. (Breakfast)

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DAY 6At Leisure in Moscow

Another day to further explore this fascinating city. This evening, enjoy dinner with your traveling companions to celebrate the success of your vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Moscow

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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