Joiners tour to St Petersburg and Moscow

Saint Petersburg – Moscow (8d/7n) 

Joiners tour starts in St Petersburg and end in Moscow. 8 Days / 7 Nights

Guaranteed dates for the tour: May 16 – 23, 2021; May 23 – 30, 2021; June 6 – 13, 2021; June 20 – 27, 2021; July 4 – 11, 2021; July 18 – 25, 2021; August 1 – 8, 2021; August 15 – 22, 2021; August 29 – September 5, 2021; September 5 – 12, 2021; September 12 – 19, 2021; September 26 – October 3, 2021

 

Day 1 Arrival in St Petersburg

Flight from Manila or Cebu to Dubai via Emirates airlines. Stop over in Dubai 4-6 hours and flight to St Petersburg.

During the flight you will have meals and selection of movies to watch.

Approximately from Manila or Cebu 2 flights will take 14 to 22 hours depend on airlines schedule.

Arrival and transfer to the hotel 3*. You can upgrade hotel to 4 or 5 stars optional.

Free time to recharge yourself after the long flight. Be ready for the active program for the next days. And take a note its -5 hours to Manila time.

Day 2 St Petersburg City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with English speaking guide. 3 hours City Tour. Lunch (European)

The most exciting tour through the culture and architecture of the most beautiful city in Russia. The most precios monuments of the North Capital of Russia.

You will breath in the culture, listen stories about the history and take amazing pictures.

On the way you will see Nevskiy prospect. You will walk on the main street surrounded by architectural masterpieces, keeping their own unique history.

The Kazan Cathedral (1811) with 96 tall columns. St Isaac’s Cathedral with the famous Horeseman. Winter Palas with the view of Neva river. Peter and Paul Foreteress, Vasilievsky island, Senate Square and Palace Square

Day 3 Hermitage and Winter Palace (Main collection) + Savior on Blood Chirch

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour to Hermitage museum and Winter Palace (4 hours). Lunch (European).

The most famose museul worlwide. Hermitage holds the priceless collection and occupies 5 historical buildings (Winter Palace was a residence of Royal family.

The Hermitage is so huge. If you will spend few minutes for each paintings, you will need a whole week for all of them. 

Collection include over 3 million exhibits. Paintings of Leonardo da Vinchi and Rafael. Plus collections of Ancient Egypt and Greece. Dont miss it!

Chirch Savior on Blood is beautiful and unique not only outside. You will be really amazed when you will enter and see mosaic and paintings. So colorful!

Day 4 Peterhof Palace and Parks + Neva River Cruise

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour to Peterhof (5 hours). Lunch (European)

Peterhof is the world famous parks and palaces complex with amazing fountains. Everything is so shiny. The main fountain of Peterhof is Samson. He is fighting with the lion.

Peterhow was destroyed during the Second Warld War by Nazis and then carefully restored as to exhibit the splendor of the Royal way of life.

After lunch you will have Neva river cruise. Its must see trip with all breathtaking views of St Petersburg from the water. You will listen stories about all bridges and historical buildings on the way.

Day 5 Fast Train to Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, meeting with guide.

Transfer to the railway station. You will take the fastest train in Russia “Sapsan”. Estimated speed is 250 kilometers per hour with the maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

Upon arrival you will take a lunch at the restaurant with European cousine.

Transfer to the hotel and free time to explore nearby streets and take a rest. 

Day 6 Moscow City tour

Breakfast in the hotel and departure to City tour (4 hours). Lunch at the restaurant.

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.

After lunch you will visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (1883). The biggest Orthodox Cathedral in Russia.

And at the end of the day you will see Moscow Metro. Its not just a subway. Each station have their own stule. Looks like palace. 

Day 7 Red Square, Kremlin and Alexander Garden

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Red Square. Lunch at European restaurant.

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.

In Alexander Garden you will see 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.

Today Kremlin is a residence of the President, But you will walk around the main simbol of the country. It was built in 1156 with a wood.

In the evening you will have free time for souvenir hunting.  

Day 8 Departure back to the Philippines

Included:

  • Accommodation 3* hotel in Moscow – 3 nights with breakfast
  • Accommodation 3* hotel in St Petersburg with breahfast 4 nights
  • Daily lunch at European cousine restaurants.
  • Fast train 2nd class St Petersburg – Moscow
  • Tickets to all mentioned in the program museums
  • Airport transfers (driver only)
  • English speaking local guide for all mentioned tours

Not included

  • Tips for guide
  • Tips for picture taking
  • Porterage service at the airport, railway station and hotel
  • Personal expences
  • Visa processing fee

Optional tours

  • Observation deck Panorama 360
  • Boat trip on the Moskva river
  • English speaking guide assistance during airport transfer
  • Rivers and canals cruise in St Petersburg
  • Return back to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil from Peterhof
  • Tsarskoe selo (Pushkin): Pushkin Palace and Park
  • Russian sauna 

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