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Welcome to Russia and the start of your holiday! Meet and greet arrival transfer from airport to hotel and check in. Remainder of the evening at leisure. Overnight - Moscow
To legendary Red Square for a guided walk of the Kitay-Gorod and Lubyanka area. In Red Square, feast your eyes on the intensely coloured, turban domed St Basil’s Cathedral, the subject of countless postcards. Along one side runs the elegant façade of the illustrious GUM department store, once the only choice for shopping in the Communist era. Also on Red Square is Lenin’s Mausoleum. If open, we can pay our respects to the father of Communism for free! This afternoon join a group tour and go underground to visit one of Stalin's Cold War Bunkers. Overnight Moscow.
Today, we journey back to Red Square via the Metro underground to undertake a guided tour inside the grounds of the mighty Moscow Kremlin. Highlights include the Assumption Cathedral, Ivan the Great Bell Tower and Tsar Bell. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to explore on your own. Overnight Moscow.
Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight up to St Petersburg, the jewel in Russia’s Imperial Crown, is an enchanting city with a rich history and elegant buildings, formed around a series of canals, making it reminiscent of Venice. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight St Petersburg.
Stunningly grandiose St Pete’s - founded by Peter the Great in 1703 is built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers. We start the day with a city tour, driving along Nevsky Prospekt, we stop to see the outside of the Church on Spilled Blood and explore Peter and Paul Fortress, giving us a solid introduction of this beautiful city. At one time a gruesome prison within the Peter and Paul Fortress compound is SS Peter and Paul Cathedral - housing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. Later, we enjoy a guided tour of the treasure-filled Hermitage at the Winter Palace. Overnight - St Petersburg
This morning you will visit Yusupov Palace As excellent tour-guides lead you through the beautifully recreated interiors of the palace, the full story of the murder of Rasputin will unfold before you. Afterwards continue to the Vodka Museum for a bit of taste testing of one of Russias more popular creations. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight St Petersburg.
Sadly you time with us comes to an end as you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...