Easy Pace Russia
St. Petersburg, Hermitage, Moscow
Experience the grandeur of Russia, exploring the baroque architecture of St. Petersburg and the palaces of Moscow. Marvel at the famous art collection of the Hermitage Museum and travel by hydrofoil and high-speed train in perfect style.
Our prices start from3,750 LAND ONLY
8 Days • GUIDED • 9 MealsOperated Tour
- 7 nights accommodation
- Services of a travel director
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Restrictions apply
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To St. Petersburg
You will depart from St. Petersburg airport. Meet your guide and travel companions for a friendly welcome dinner served with wine.
Day 2 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing with your local expert includes views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. Travel along Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic, onion-domed Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps join an optional experience to the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin, and visit the beautiful Catherine Palace? Or, if you'd prefer to relax, head back to your hotel where you can make the most of its luxury facilities.
Day 3 - Relaxed Start - Petrodvorets By Hydrofoil
Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets. For over 200 years it was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Explore the perfectly manicured gardens and see the cascading fountains. Later you are at leisure, or perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder.
Day 4 - Relaxed Start - The Hermitage Museum
Located in the Winter Palace, the Hermitage is one of the world's greatest museums. Marvel at this fabulous collection of paintings and ornaments, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore, shop or relax.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start - High Speed Saspan Train To Moscow
Enjoy a relaxed start in the morning. Later, board your high speed Sapsan train and relax in modern luxury and comfort as you travel to Moscow in just a few hours. On arrival in this fascinating city, you are transferred to your hotel for a leisurely three-night stay. Famous for its unique history and colorful architecture, explore Moscow's enchanting city centre and get lost in its captivating Modern art scene. For those wanting to take a pretty stroll, head to Gorky Park. Designed in the 1920s by Konstantin Melnikov, the park is famous for its outdoor activities and art exhibitions.
Day 6 - Relaxed Start - Moscow, A Russian Revelation
Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a local expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin's Mausoleum, while on the opposite side, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. During your stay, you will visit one of the Metro stations which Stalin called "Palaces for the People." Gain a local insight into the themes depicted among the marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. In your free time, witness the crown jewels and Fabergé Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Moscow And The Kremlin
In the morning you are at leisure to relax or explore the Russian capital as you wish. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an optional experience to the renowned center of ancient Russian art and architecture, Zagorsk. In the afternoon, walk within the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. Learn more about Russia's famous Tsars, the history of the Fortress and how its role has changed over the years. Later, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company as you toast to your travels during your celebration dinner.
Day 8 - Farewell Moscow
Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on April 11, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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