Russia, country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. Once the pre-eminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.; commonly known as the Soviet Union), Russia became an independent country after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. If ancient walled fortresses, glittering palaces and swirly-spired churches are what you’re after, focus on European Russia. Here, Moscow and St Petersburg are the must-see destinations, twin repositories of eye-boggling national treasures, political energies and contemporary creativity. Within easy reach of these cities are charming historical towns and villages, such as Veliky Novgorod, Pskov and Suzdal, where the vistas dotted with onion domes and lined with gingerbread cottages measure up to the rural Russia of popular imagination.
On arriving at St. Petersburg airport, clear immigration, collect your bags and proceed to the hotel (on your own) where you will meet your friendly tourmanager. Check in and rest after the long journey. In the evening we shall proceed to restaurant for dinner. (Dinner)
Begin our guided tour by visiting the St. Isaacs Cathedral situated in the center of the city & dominated by the grand gold dome continuing Jungfraujoch our tour we visit the Peter and Paul Fortress which never actually saw military action & St. Petersburgs most instantly recog?nizable landmarks - the Church on Spilled Blood, drive on St. Petersburg central avenue Nevsky Prospekt, See the Brozen Horseman – St. Petersburgs symbol & most famous the equestrian statue of Peter the Great. Later visit the former official residence of the Romanov Tsars know as the Winter Palace it is undoubtedly St. Petersburgs most visited & famous attrac?tion with over 03 million items in its collection and universally acknowledged as one of the worlds greatest treasuries of art and antiquities, the Hermitage. Discover centuries of European fine art and a rich collection of Greek and Roman antiqui?ties, and the astonishingly opulent 18th and 19th century state rooms of Russias imperial family. Enjoy lunch at Indian restaurant and in the evening enjoy a scenic cruise on Neva River admire all the sights that line St. Petersburg’s romantic waterways. See the Peter and Paul Fortress that was built by Russian Tsar Peter the Great, and see cultural city highlights like Mariinsky Theatre. Pass under countless charming bridges and compare different examples of architecture. Built on the river, central St Petersburg consists of a network of waterways with countless canals and more than 300 bridges of varying sizes from different architectural periods. Overnight in St. Petersburg. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning after breakfast check out and proceed to the Moskovsky Railway Station to board the Sapsan - Hi-speed train to Moscow. On arrival we begin our guided tour of the Kremlin situated in the heart of Moscow is also the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Enjoy a walking tour of the impressive Kremlin, see Ivan - the Great Bell Tower, the iconic cathedrals, Grand Kremlin Palace. Today, lunch will be provided and later, proceed for dinner at Indian restaurant. Check in and relax in the comforts of your hotel. Overnight in Moscow. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Accompanied by an expert local guide we begin our city tour wherein we see important landmarks of Moscow. Visit the iconic Red Square it remains the heart and soul of Russia where so much of Russian history has unfolded. Located here is St. Basil cathedral a landmark which is synonymous with Russia, See the Cathedral of Christ the Savior which is the tallest orthodox cathedral, See the Moscow university part of the seven sister which is situated on the Sparrow hill from here you get splendid view of the city. Proceed on Moscow Metro tour - the most beautiful in the world. Here, you will learn about the history and architecture of the Metro subway system in the Russian capital city. The Moscow metro was begun in the 1930s and its various stations reflect completely different styles and discover why the subways of Moscow are recognized globally in the evening witness the famous Russian Circus in its land of origin. End the fascinating day with dinner. Overnight in Moscow. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Check out and proceed to the airport (on your own) for our flight back home as realize how beautiful our journey has been visiting to these stunning cities. Return home. (Breakfast)
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