09DAYS 08NIGHTS

Enjoy THE wonderfully preserved history With the grandeur of st. petersburg, the imperial city of the tzars. explore the history and culture of this region, the many palaces including peterhof palace and state hermitage in st. petersburg and the kremlin in moscow

2018 DEPARTURE DATES
MAY: 27
JUN: 03
JUL: 15, 22, 29
AUG: 05, 12, 19, 26
SEP: 02, 09, 16, 23

*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in S. Petersburg & to the Airport in Moscow and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.

RATES:

Per person in double/twin room:

EUR 1,650.00

Supplement for single room:

EUR 695.00

3rd person in extra bed sharing a double/twin room:

EUR 1,520.00

Child (7 – 12 years), per child when sharing room with parents:

EUR 1,398.00

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 6 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 6 Breakfasts - buffet style
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 1 to Day 7 (English & Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Train ticket for journey St. Petersburg- Moscow, Train Sapsan
  • All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • Guided tours in the cities of St Petersburg & Moscow as per program
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Pulkovo Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Moscow Airport*
  • Porter Service, at the hotels and railway stations during the program (Excl. Day 1 & Day 7)  

ITINERARY:

DAY

SUNDAY

­Arrival to St. Petersburg            

1

 

Hotel Angleterre

*****

Arrival to St. Petersburg Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. Day is at leisure.

*IMPORTANT NOTE! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Pulkovo Airport and only on the official date of beginning of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

*Groups 1 & 2 will be accommodated at Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

DAY

MONDAY

­St. Petersburg

Breakfast

 

2

 

Hotel Angleterre

*****

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will be met by a local guide for a panoramic city sightseeing tour, which will cover some of the many highlights of the city. We will drive along the Nevsky Prospect - the heart of the city, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senate Square, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Art's Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches, the "Spilled Blood" and the Nikolsky Cathedral.

The city tour ends at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. Your tour escort will provide you with suggestions for tours.

DAY

TUESDAY

­St. Petersburg

Breakfast

3

 

Hotel Angleterre

*****

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide to continue our adventure in this charming city. You will visit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th Centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) presents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th Century. Today the Museum is creating a digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. The tour ends at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

OPTIONAL * PETERHOF PALACE   

Per person Price € 65      

Take the opportunity to visit the Peterhof Palace, also known as the palace of the Sea God. Here the fountains are not mere accessories: they are the essence of the place. They are the symbolic expression of the sea's dominion, the mist that rises from the waves as they surge against its shores. The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof, is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture from the 18-19th Centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth Century by Emperor Peter the Great, not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Credit for its creation should go to a great number of eminent architects, artists, and anonymous folk craftsmen. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains of various forms and styles, and four cascades, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, remarkable collections of sculpture, painting and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art unique in the world, often called "Capital of Fountains". After 1917 the Peterhof ensemble was taken into state custody and turned into architecture and art museum. Nowadays, due to the unforgettable beauty of its fountains, parks and palaces, Peterhof has become the most attractive suburban royal park and palace ensemble of northern Russia's capital for numerous Russian and foreign visitors.

DURATION:     4 Hours

INCLUDES:      Private transportation to hotel.mEntrance to Peterhof with guided tour. Private tour guide

MINIMUM:      2 passengers

DAY WEDNESDAY

­St. Petersburg - Moscow           

Breakfast

 

4

 

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

*****

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer with local guide from your hotel to the Railway station, where we will board the Sapsan Train bound for Moscow.

This train ride takes you through endless Russian landscapes and along the Volga River. Afternoon arrival in Moscow and transfer to your hotel Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya, located on the main avenue of the city, Tverskaya. The evening is at leisure.

DAY

THURSDAY

­Moscow

Breakfast

5

 

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

*****

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning starts with a full day privately guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Moscow. We will see many ancient churches and cathedrals, some of them dating as far back as the 15th century, many of them having been restored or even built again; beautiful theatres and palaces; modern business complexes and hotels; buildings of late Soviet architecture such as the Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympic Games. Moscow, with its some 10 million inhabitants, is vast and at times chaotic. We will visit the historic centre of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. We will also see the modern part of the city which includes the Vorobievy (Lenin Hills) – the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city and Poklonnaya Hill where there is a monument commemorating defenders of the city during World War Two. During this visit we will also experience a tour of one of Moscow’s beautiful Metro stations, a highlight in itself and a must do when visiting Moscow.

After the Metro visit, free time for lunch before we continue our visit of the city.

The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure. 

DAY

FRIDAY

­Moscow

Breakfast

 

6

 

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

*****

Breakfast at the hotel. We meet our local guide for a half day excursion, which includes a privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with Armoury Chamber. During this tour we will walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber with its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels and royal thrones. The word Kremlin (Kreml) means a fortress or walled town; Moscow’s is the biggest and most famous. The earliest ramparts were of earth and wood, but successive rulers raised and strengthened the defences after every attack. The present brick walls date from the 1490s, though they have been frequently restored. End of the tour at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY

SATURDAY

­ Moscow-Departure

Breakfast

 

7

Breakfast at the hotel.  

A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Moscow Airport*(Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Moscow Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

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