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Welcome to Russia and the start of your holiday. Meet and greet arrival transfer from St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to your hotel and check in. Rest of the evening is free.
Stunningly grandiose St Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers. We start the day with city tour, stopping at the Church on Spilled Blood and drive along Nevsky Prospect, giving us a solid introduction of this beautiful city. Later, we then enjoy a guided visit at the treasure-filled Hermitage.
Today we visit the summer palace of the Tsars, both Peterhof and Catherine Palace. Both stunningly beautiful buildings, the Peterhof boasts one of the largest fountains in the world, whilst Catherine Palace is home to the Amber Room, made from several tons of amber. The lavish Palace and gardens offer insight into the privileged lives of Russia’s Tsarsist aristocracy. We will then transfer you this evening to the train station for the overnight train to Moscow.
The city that kept Bond busy. At Red Square, we enjoy a guided walk of Moscow’s heart. The rest of the day is free for you to further explore.
Today, we tour Russia’s powerhouse - the mighty Kremlin, with guided walk through the grounds where we’ll see numerous government buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the tsar bell - the largest bell that never rang! Later you can visit St Basil’s Cathedral with brightly coloured onion shaped domes is destinctively iconic Russia. Afterward there is free time.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight check-in.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...