Welcome to Saint Petersburg! Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel with a guide’s assistance. There are no excursions on the first day of your trip for you to relax after the flight.
In the morning you will have a guided tour in one of the oldest and largest art museums in the world: the Hermitage. Enjoy the largest collection of paintings in the world, including works of Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Velázquez, Van Gogh, Picasso, Malevich, Kandinsky and many many more. After lunch you will have a free afternoon to get acquainted with Saint Petersburg on your own.
Today will start for you with a sightseeing tour around Saint Petersburg. You will see Nevsky Prospect, the main street of the city, the Square of Fine Arts, St.Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Kazan Cathedral and other sights in the city center. You can taste traditional Russian cuisine and have a rest during lunch. Now, since you get more familiar with Saint Petersburg you can spend the afternoon at leisure.
Make a visit to the famous Peter and Paul Fortress, also known as "Russian Bastille". This majestic fortress is at the same time the birthplace of the city and an important landmark of Russian revolution. The Peter and Paul Cathedral, located in the fortress, houses the remains of almost all the Russian Emperors and Empresses. After an independent lunch you will be taken to the railway station for a trip to Moscow (4h.).
Upon arrival you will meet another guide, who will assist your transfer to the hotel.
Your first day in Moscow will start with a city tour. Discover the main sights of the Russian capital: Red Square and the Kremlin, Christ the Savior’s Cathedral, Poklonnaya Gora and Victory park, embrace this enormous city from the observation platform in Sparrow Hills, followed by a visit to the Novodevichy convent – a World Heritage Site of the 17th century. After lunch, a visit to the Izmaylovsky market will let you experience traditional Russian lifestyle. It’s a flea market where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs and productions of local handicrafts.
In the morning you can go to Kolomenskoe, a former royal estate in the suburbs of Moscow or stay in the city and discover Russian art in the Tretyakov Gallery. The collection contains more than 130,000 exhibits and lets you gain an authentic view of Russian fine art. After lunch you are free to explore the city on your own.
One cannot visit Moscow without a tour to the Kremlin or Red Square! Today you will have a guided tour to some of the Kremlin’s cathedrals, Lenin’s Mausoleum and St.Basil’s Cathedral, you will see the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, have a walk through the GUM and have lunch in the heart of the city. Tre rest of the day is at your disposal.
Goodbye Moscow! You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.