Uncover the mystery of Russia, a land that lay hidden from the world for decades with this 7-day excursion through Moscow, Tver, Novgorod, and St. Petersburg.

Experience the grandeur of Moscow, one of the most magnificently preserved cities in the world. Visit Red Square, once a place of executions and military parades, situated in the middle of Moscow and considered as the symbolic center of all of Russia. Likewise, not to be missed is St. Basil's Cathedral, the most iconic landmark in Russia, immediately known for its kaleidoscopic-colored onion domes.

En route to St. Petersburg, pass by Tver and Novgorod, where you will find Kremlin, also known as the Detinets, a beautiful park where sits one of the oldest cathedrals in Russia dating to the 10th century, St. Sophia.

Cap off your sightseeing tour with a visit to St. Petersburg, often described as the Venice of the North and seat of Russian culture. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, he transformed this metropolis into a grand European-style city brimming with long boulevards, narrow canals and grand public squares. Your tour will include a visit to intricately designed cathedrals, ornate bridges over the city's canals, and palaces bedecked with Russia's treasures.

Grab a seat now and take advantage of this opportunity to go on a Little Tour of Russia then you will begin to realize why Russia is simply amazing!

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Overview

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  • 11 Days, 10 Nights accommodation in First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Ten (10) Breakfasts meals
  • One (1) Lunch meal
  • Six (6) dinner meals including a welcome dinner in Venice
  • Private deluxe motor-coach with air conditioning, extra leg room and emergency washroom
  • Sightseeing with local guides: Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Capri
  • Airport transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director
    Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary
Exclusions

The following are not included in the basic package price, but etravel PH can easily arrange them for you.

  • Airfare and Airline Taxes
  • Pre and Post-accommodation which maybe necessary depending on flight schedule
  • Visa and airport taxes (Schengen Visa - Php 7,500; UK Visa - Php 11,000)
  • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to guides, drivers, porters and waiters
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Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a welcome dinner.

DAY 1

Arrival - Moscow (D)

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massivered walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue,on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 2

Moscow (B)

DAY 3

Moscow (B/L)



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.”

DAY 4

Moscow to St. Petersburg (B/D)

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.

DAY 5

St. Petersburg (B)

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 on the tour 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. Granite embankments of the Neva River. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress and served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. It is a museum nowadays. The gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the highest landmark of the city. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise.

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 worldfamous 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 leisureexploring 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.

DAY 6

St. Petersburg (B/D)

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

DAY 7

Departure - St. Petersburg (B/D)

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