Quick Request

AMEX Diners Club JCB MasterCard Visa

Guaranteed departures on every Saturday*

* From May till Septermber, 2016
From October till April - twice a month

Included 

  • 2-night stay in Moscow central hotel
  • 1-night stay in Novgorod central hotel
  • 3-night stay in St. Petersburg central hotel
  • Overnight train to Novgorod the Great (2nd class compartment)
  • Suburban train Novgorod - St. Petersburg
  • Breakfasts on each day except on the first arrival day
  • All airport and train station transfers
  • Transportation service for sightseeing tours (as per itinerary)
  • Highly-experienced English-speaking guide in each city
  • Prearranged entrances to all major landmarks (as per itinerary)
  • Visa support letter
  • All taxes
 

 3*** Standard Tour Package

Our Standard Tour package includes stay in well-known Ibis Paveletskaya Hotel in Moscow, recently opened hotel located withing the walking distance from the subway station with easy access to the Kremlin and Red Square, Intourist Hotel in Novgorod the Great and Nevsky Grand Hotel in St. Petersburg, located in the very centre of St. Petersburg, close to the Nevsky prospect, Palace Square and Spilt Blood Cathedral.

Price is given in 
USD per person 
per tour package
Low Season
27.02-16.04.2016
01.10-10.12.2016
Shoulder Season
30.04-06.05.2016
02.07-17.09.2016
High Season
07.05-25.06.2016

SingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDouble
Standard 3*** Package 1550 1340 1610 1370 1700 1410

  


 4**** Superior Tour Package

Our Superior Tour Package includes stay in Katerina City hotel in Moscow, Intourist Hotel in Novgorod the Great (Junior suite accommodation) and Petro Palace Hotel in St. Petersburg.

Price is given in 
USD per person 
per tour package
Low Season
27.02-26.03.2016
08.10-10.12.2016
Shoulder Season
05.04-30.05.2016
02.07-01.10.2016
07.05-25.06.2016

SingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDouble
Superior 4**** Package 1770 1440 1990 1560 2290 1720

Tour itinerary

 

Day 1 - Saturday - Moscow 

Airport arrival transfer to the hotel
 
 

Day 2 - Sunday - Moscow 

Moscow City Centre Walking Tour. A guided walking tour around major cultural and historical venues in Moscow. You will walk pass one of the famous “Seven Sisters” skyscrapers built during Stalin's last years and initially thought as elite housing, visit Lubyanka square the world-famous KGB centre of the Soviet epoch, Teatralnaya Square next to Bolshoi Theatre. The tour continues through the small central streets and lanes where every building has its own unique story. Most of them currently represent Russian theatres, hotels, museums or state institutions. You will visit Tverskaya Street – the main and the busiest street in Moscow – with its shops and restaurants. The tour finishes on the famous pedestrian Old Arbat Street. You will have some free time after the walking tour.

Red Square Guided Tour. Red Square got its name from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". Each building here is a legend: beautiful St. Basil's cathedral, the world - renowned Lenin Mausoleum, popular GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral and Kremlin towers. During the Soviet period the Red Square used to be associated with images of stone-faced communist party leaders standing in the cold atop Lenin's Mausoleum and watching military parades. Today, Red Square is a popular tourist attraction and it is often used for rock and pop concerts.

Lenin’s Tomb and Burial Places of Prominent Soviet Figures Tour (closed till 01/04/2013). Granite Lenin’s Tomb was designed by Alexei Shchusev in 1924, during a period in which the strength of the Russian Avant-Garde had not yet been decimated by Stalin's enforced return to heroic realism and conservative classicism. You will also visit the Kremlin Wall Necropolis which is entered on both sides of Lenin's Tomb where many prominent Soviet politicians, military leaders, cosmonauts and scientists are buried.
 
St. Basil’s Cathedral Tour. St. Basil’s Cathedrals on the Red Square is known as a symbol of Moscow and impresses with its colours and shapes. Its montage of domes, cupolas, arches, towers, and spires, each bearing a distinctive pattern and hue, have fascinated visitors since its construction in the 1550s. Although St. Basil's was built to commemorate Ivan the Terrible's capture of the Mongol stronghold of Kazan and is properly named the Cathedral of the Intercession, its popular name has long associated it with a ragged prophet who foretold the Moscow fire of 1547.
 
Moscow Underground Tour. During the tour you will explore one of the masterpieces of the Soviet era created in the Socialist Realism style. Moscow Metro with its stations decorated with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures looks like a vast art museum. It was one of the proudest achievements of the Soviet era and it’s still beating many other European underground system with its extremely reliable services.

 

Day 3 - Monday - Moscow

Kremlin Grounds and Cathedrals Tour. You will discover the interior of the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. The Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large.

The Armoury Museum and Tsar Treasures. The fist mentioning of Armoury recorded in 1508 and it started to function as the storehouse for the Kremlin weaponry. However, within a few decades the structure had gained the added function of a workshop and a repository for all sorts of treasures of the Imperial court. In 1813 the Armoury building became an exhibition hall and a museum. The collection of the Armoury is overwhelming. It contains such exhibits as the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy, the helm and armour of Boris Godunov, collection of over fifty Faberge eggs, golden and silver works of applied art by Russian, European and Oriental masters, invaluable weapons and other works made of precious metals and stones.

Transfer to the railway station

Overnight train to Novgorod the Great
 

Day 4 - Tuesday - Novgorod the Great

Train arrival transfer to the hotel
 
Novgorod Kremlin Guided Tour. Novgorod the Great (or Novgorod Velikiy in Russian) is one of the oldest towns in Russia, it was founded in the 9th century. It is situated at the source of the River Volkhov and Lake Ilmen not far from St. Petersburg. Its history is inextricably linked to all key stages of the Russian state development. Novgorod the Great is the birthplace of Russian democratic and republican traditions, and an important spiritual stronghold of orthodox Russia.

Tour to the Novgorod Kremlin (traditionally known as the Detinets) - a masterpiece of the medieval architecture which also contains the oldest palace in Russia dating back to 1433 – the Chamber of the Facets, which served as the main meeting hall of the Russian archbishops; the oldest Russian bell tower from mid 15th century, and the oldest Russian clock tower. 

Yaroslav's Courtyard Tour. Yaroslav's Courtyard, named after the Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev - Yaroslav the Wise, who managed to unite the two principalities for some time under his rule in the 11th century. 
 
Tour to the Yuriev (St. George's) Monastery which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of Russia's oldest monasteries founded in 1030 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise whose Christian name was George. The monastery is situated on the left bank of the Volkhov River near where it flows out of Lake Ilmen.

Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Wooden Architecture Tour. Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Wooden Architecture is situated along the Volkhov river and Myachino Lake, close to the Yuriev Monastery and possesses over 20 wooden buildings dating back from XIV – XIX century which were brought here from various parts of the Novgorod region, among them wooden churches, dwelling houses and mills.
 

Day 5 - Wednesday - St. Petersburg

Transfer from the hotel to the train station. Suburban train to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Panoramic City Tour. Enjoy the magic atmosphere of the city and find out a lot of interesting facts about its history and culture. During the city tour you will see a lot of world-famous sights: Spilt on the Blood Cathedral, St. Isaac Cathedral, Palace Square and the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Aurora battlecruiser.
The route goes across Nevsky prospect to the Palace Square, then to the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island and Hare Island. You will make stops at Spilt Blood Cathedral and St. Isaac Cathedral.
 

Day 6 - Thursday - St. Petersburg

Tour to the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. One of the largest and oldest museums of the world, the Hermitage was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public in 1852. Nowadays the collection of the Hermitage museum includes more than three million works of art and artifacts of the world culture. During thetour you will visit the splendid Gala Rooms of the Winter Palace You will see famous collection of Western-European Art which includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael.

 

Day 7 - Friday - St. Petersburg

Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Fountain Park  

Guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of the Royal St. Petersburg - Grand Palace and famous Fountain Park in Peterhof. You will visit the glorious Grand Palace, a Baroque masterpiece of the Italian architecture Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and enjoy walking through the Fountain park which is truly one of the most beautiful parks in the world. 

 

Day 8 - Saturday - St. Petersburg

Airport departure transfer from the hotel
 
 
 

 

 

 
© 2014 Private and Group Tours In St. Petersburg, Russia | Petersburg Voyage | Tour Operator License MBT 011483