- First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- Service charges and hotel taxes
- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
- Airport transfers
- Touring by modern motor-coach
- Professional Tour Director
- Luggage handling
- Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can
easily hear your guide's commentary
- St. Petersburg
Please note - a visa is required for travel into Russia.
Day 01, (Fri) Depart US
Overnight flight to Russia from US (not included in land cost - may be booked
in conjunction with this tour). Arrive Moscow next morning.
Day 2, (Sat) arrive in Moscow
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the
day is at leisure. Welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 3, (Sun) in Moscow
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and
soul of the country. Sightseeing begins at the Red Square, dominated by St.
Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin.
Visit the Armory Museum; proceed to see the Moscow University
and the popular Arbat shopping district. Continue with a drive along the wide
boulevards and then stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. Rest
of the day is at leisure. You may take part in an optional tour by night of
Moscow and its subway. (B)
Day 4, (Mon) to Tver and Novgorod
After an early breakfast, depart for Tver, an ancient trading port nestled on
the banks of the Volga River. The city offers fascinating treasures, including
Putevoy Dvorets, built for Catherine II as a resting place on her journeys from
Moscow to St. Petersburg. Enjoy a short sightseeing tour of this remarkable
city. End the day in historic Novgorod, founded almost twelve centuries ago.
Day 5, (Tue) to St. Petersburg
A morning sightseeing tour of Novgorod starts at the Kremlin with a visit to
St. Sophia Cathedral. Then, cross the river via a pedestrian
bridge to visit the Yaroslav Court. In the afternoon, travel
north to St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Romanov Czars. Upon arrival
first enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city starting with the visit of
Peter and Paul Fortress, quarter of the City museum and its
cathedral, which houses the crypt of the Russian emperors. Next, visit
St. Isaac's Cathedral. (B,D)
Day 6, (Wed) in St. Petersburg
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St.
Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe's
best architects, craftsmen and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over
100 islands linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as "Venice of
the North". This morning sightseeing tour will feature highlight: the
world-famous Hermitage, which houses many treasures from the
Czarist era. The rest of the day is at leisure. An optional tour to visit
Petrodvorets, Peter the Great's Summer Palace, will be available. In the
evening you may take part in an optional tour featuring a folklore performance.
Day 7, (Thu) in St. Petersburg
Free day for shopping or individual activities. An optional tour to visit
private palace & park of Catherine's Palace in Pushkin, will be
Day 8, (Fri) depart St. Petersburg
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.