St. Petersburg & Moscow (RX) - 2014 / 2015

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7 Day Tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow


St. Petersburg & Moscow
Visit the Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River
Visit the Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River

Vacation Overview

The perfect vacation in two majestic cities! Start in St. Petersburg: savor a special welcome dinner with your traveling companions, being served caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka, and enjoy guided sightseeing including visits to the world-famous Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the magnificent Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). Travel by high-speed Sapsan train to Moscow, where sightseeing includes Red Square and the Armory Museum inside the Kremlin. Of course a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties has been prepared to celebrate the success of your Russian vacation.

     

ST. PETERSBURG
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A special welcome dinner with Russian delicacies; guided sightseeing, visit the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)

ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW
By high-speed Sapsan train

MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, visit Red Square and the Armory Museum in the Kremlin; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special farewell dinner with Russian champagne

NOTES:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Security train regulations require clients’ family and first name, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at time of booking.


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 visit 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)

St. Basil Visit the Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River 
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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 a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper farewell to Russia. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Moscow

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

High-speed Sapsan train



Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners : a welcome dinner in St. Petersburg and a farewell dinner in Moscow


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OIVIND FURE

Years of Experience: 25 years

I am a full-blooded Scandinavian who considers it a true pleasure to have you as my guest. I look forward to showing you my favorite places: the scenic roads and breathtaking beauty of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. Be ready for a fascinating journey from 1,000-year-old vibrant Viking cities, through ice-blue fjords surrounded by snowcapped mountains and thundering waterfalls, to colorful fjord villages and fruit farms. "Traverse the unique landscapes of Lapland in the ultimate north and experience the warm summer climate and a sun that does not set."

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the St. Petersburg & Moscow:

  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg
  • Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow