We offer you a unique opportunity to visit Russia’s two largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg. This fascinating, week-long tour will take you to the historic Russian capitals that have always played the most important part in the country’s history. You will enjoy such landmarks as the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTED: FROM ISLAMABAD-LAHORE-KARACHI-RUSSIA-MOSCOWCITY TOUR-MUSEUM-HISTORICAL SITES-ST.PERERSBURG CITY TOUR-WINTER PALACE
Day 1) St.Petersburg :
MEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDETRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORTCHECK-IN AT THE HOTELOVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL
Day 2) St.Petersburg, CITY TOUR
During the tour, you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg.
PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
Peter and Paul Fortress is the place of birth of Saint Petersburg, here began the foundation of this beautiful city. Today it is home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of Saint-Petersburg’s foundation and growth. Here you may visit main museums like the Peter and Paul cathedral – the tallest building in the city center and the burial place of members of the Imperial family – the Grand Ducan Mausoleum, the Boat house, the Artillery Armory, the Mint, Engineering and Commandant’s house, guardhouse
and many others. The fortress also used to be a political prison as you may see during a visit to its casemates, in the XIX in became the main political prison of Russia.
Day 3) St.Petersburg HERMITAGE. WINTER PALACE
It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – the State Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists; however the collections of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed as well. You will be literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place.
Day 4) St.Petersburg, Moscow,
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTELCHECK-OUT OF THE HOTELTRANSFER TO THE RAILWAY STATIONSAPSAN TRAIN SAINT PETERSBURG – MOSCOW (2ND CLASS)ARRIVAL AT THE RAILWAY STATIONMEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDETRANSFER FROM THE RAILWAY STATIONCHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL
Day 5: Moscow CITY TOUR
Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation and represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. If you want to know more about the history of the Russian capital, you need to take this City tour! In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Cathedral Christ-the-Saviour, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonosov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city.
Day 6) Moscow, RED SQUARE WALKING TOUR
Even if you have seen this place and its landmarks dozens of times, it will be a breathtaking experience to see it in real life. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73,000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, St Basil’s Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Historical Museum. Turn to the left, and find yourself in one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow – Alexander Garden. It keeps a lot of valuable architectural monuments: Kutafia tower of the Kremlin, Italian grotto, an obelisk to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, as well as sculptures, fountains and mosaics based on popular fairytales. The guide will tell you about the numerous of important historical events, which took place on the Red square and bring you all around it to discover from different points of view.
KREMLIN (TERRITORY AND CATHEDRALS)
Visit one of the most well-known sights of Moscow – the Kremlin with its red brick walls and 20 towers holding their own unique history. Since its first construction in 1156 as a wooden fortress by the order of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky, it has been rebuilt several times. The current appearance was formed in 1495 by the best architects of Russia and Italy. Today Kremlin is the residence of Russian President and the main symbol of the country, revered by all of its citizens.
Day 7) Moscow,
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTELCHECK-OUT OF THE HOTELTRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT WITH GUIDEDEPARTURE FROM THE AIRPORT