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Included Features:

ФФ First class hotels, rooms with private facilities

ФФ Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

ФФ Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach

ФФ Airport arrival and departure transfers

ФФ Standard class high speed train from Moscow to St.

Petersburg

ФФ Professional Tour Director throughout

ФФ Luggage handling

ФФ Whisper technology enhanced touring

ФФ Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing Tours Included in:

ФФ Moscow

ФФ St. Petersburg

Hotels:

ФФ

Moscow:

Marriott Grand (SF)

ФФ

St. Petersburg:

Radisson Royale (SF)/ Crowne Plaza

Ligovsky (F)

Day 3, in Moscow, excursion to Sergiev Posad, Sunday

Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev

Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned

as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it

served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia.

Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue

domes of the

Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra

, one of the most

beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant,

return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an

Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway

, to see the metro stations

which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.”

(B, L)

Day 4, Moscow to St. Petersburg, Monday

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our

four hours high speed Sapsan

train

ride to St. Petersburg. Upon

arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel.

Dinner at hotel.

(B, D)

Day 5, in St. Petersburg, Tuesday

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 and linked by over 600 bridges,

it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main

sites to be visited are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate

Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great,

the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

,

Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect.

Visit also

Peter and Paul Fortress

; built in 1703 on a small island, it

was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks. Peter and Paul

Cathedral towers in the center of the fortress and is nowadays used

as the burial place for Russian Emperors. Your evening is free or

perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.

(B)

Day 6, in St. Petersburg, Wednesday

This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous

Hermitage

, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks

among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world,

founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous

masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El

Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists.

The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter

Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest

of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you

may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park

in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the

Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. Perhaps

conclude your touring with an optional Russian Folklore evening.

(B,

D)

Day 7, Depart St. Petersburg, Thursday

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your

departure flight.

(B)

St. Petersburg

Moscow

BELARUS

FINLAND

ESTONIA

LATVIA

LITHUANIA

RUSSIA

TOUR K011

START DATES:

END DATES:

28-Apr

04-May

12-May

18-May

19-May

25-May

26-May

01-Jun

16-Jun

22-Jun

30-Jun

06-Jul

21-Jul

27-Jul

18-Aug

24-Aug

01-Sep

07-Sep

08-Sep

14-Sep

15-Sep

21-Sep

29-Sep

05-Oct

PRICES:

PER PERSON IN TWIN:

$1,685

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $739

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