St. Petersburg, Russia

8D/7N Moscow, St. Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    MOSCOW

  • Kremlin & Cathedrals
  • Victory Hill
  • Red Square
  • GUM
  • Arbat Street
  • Vorobievy Hill
  • Novodevichy Convent
  • Triumphal Arch
  • Moscow Metro Station
  • St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Alexander Garden
  • VELIKY NOVGOROD

  • Novgorod’s Kremlin
  • The Cathedral of St. Sophia
  • The Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Yaroslav’s Court
  • The Cathedral of St. Geroge
  • The Open-air Musuem
    ST. PETERSBURG

  • The Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Nevsky Prospect
  • The Bronze Horseman
  • The Hermitage Museum
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Church if the Spilled Blood
  • Winter Palace
  • PETERGOF

  • The Grand Palace
  • The Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain
  • The Lower Park (Nizhny Park)
  • PUSHKIN

  • Park in Tsarskoye Selo
  • Catherine’s Palace
  • Amber Room

* Minimum 1 to go
* Daily departure
* Itinerary subject to changes or cancel accordingly to local situation

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW

Moscow River, Moscow

On arrival in Moscow you will be met by our friendly local representative who will escort you by car or mini bus to your hotel. After check-in you will great start for Panoramic City Tour, this tour is the best way to get acquainted with many of the city´s major highlights. Visit to Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city from an observation point. Visit to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin and one of Russia’s leading schools of higher education, then on to Novodevichiy Convent, the Diplomatic Village, Victory Park, the Triumphal Arch, Kutuzovsky Prospect, the Arbat and much more.

DAY 2: MOSCOW
(Breakfast)

Morning, start an excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals (Please note that a visit to the Armory Chamber and the Diamond Fund is not included in the tour price. It can be added upon request for extra payment).

The Kremlin is a fascinating structure, at the same time it is an ancient tower, the city´s former military fortification, a palace, an armory, the sovereign treasury and the workplace of the Russian President. You will see several ancient cathedrals on its territory the most famous of which are the Assumption Cathedral, the Archangel’s Cathedral and the Annunciation Cathedral. Red Square is just outside the Kremlin´s walls. While walking on Red Square you will admire the Mausoleum of Lenin, the clock on the Savior (Spasskaya) Tower – showing the most correct Moscow time, the History Museum, the beautiful Cathedral of the Intercession (the Church of St Basil the Blessed), Kazansky Cathedral and many other outstanding pieces of Russian architecture.

DAY 3: MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG
(Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, start a tour of the Moscow Metro system and the Old Arbat street. The Moscow Metro is one of the largest and most grandly built metro systems in the world. The stations are all uniquely designed with decorative elements including mosaics, statues, marble floors, walls and staircases to name a few. Then tour will proceed to Old Arbat street, one of Moscow’s oldest streets. The guide will tell you about the street´s interesting history and view the street´s artisan culture. You will also have the opportunity to view and purchase souvenirs from the street´s many craftsmen.

Afternoon, depart for tour of the Tretyakovsky State Gallery. The world famous gallery contains works of Russian art from the 10th century up to the present. You will view exquisite Russian icons and paintings from the 18th and 19th century including works by Rublev, Kandinsky, Karavak, Vishnyakov, Nikitin, Antropov, Levitsky, Kiprensky, Tropinin, Fedotov, Repin and many others.

In evening, transfer to the train station for overnight train to St. Petersburg.

DAY 4: ARRIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG
(Breakfast)

On arrival in St. Petersburg you will be met by our local friendly representative and transferred to hotel check-in. Then, proceed to Panoramic City Tour visit to Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg´s most famous and vibrant thoroughfare. There you will see some of the city´s most interesting architectural monuments including the Kazan Cathedral and the Winter Palace. Continues, proceed to Vasilevsky Island – the area of the city that Peter the Great originally planned to be the city center. Next, visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress – a symbol of St. Petersburg and also the oldest building in the city. Later, transfer back to your hotel for rest.

DAY 5: ST. PETERSBURG
(Breakfast)

Palace Square, St. Petersburg

After breakfast depart for one of the greatest and largest art museums in the world – the Hermitage. The museum consists of five historical buildings including the Winter Palace – the residence of the Russian Tsars. The museum contains over 3 million pieces of art with dates ranging from high antiquity to the present day.

DAY 6: ST. PETERSBURG – VELIKY NOVGOROD
(Breakfast)

At 8.00 AM, depart for Novgorod. Veliky Novgorod is one of Russia’s most ancient cities and was Russia’s first capital and located in the North-West part of the Russia, about 2-3 hours drive from St. Petersburg.

In Novgorod, stop at Beresta Palace hotel or Intourist hotel to visit the restrooms and lobby bar if necessary. The first impression of the city will be the Kremlin of Novgorod – the oldest in Russia. The structure dates back to 864. The cathedral of St. Sophia dominates the structure of the Kremlin. It is the best preserved of 11th century churches, probably the oldest structure still in use in Russia and the first one to represent original features of Russian architecture (austere stone walls, five helmet-like cupolas). It is adorned with beautiful frescoes from the 12th century and icons. Next, visit to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Yaroslav´s Court.

This cathedral was built to store an icon, believed to have magical powers.

After lunch, proceed to the Yuriev Monastery, a medieval religious complex built in 1030 along the Volkov River. The Cathedral of St. George is an open-air museum of wooden structures “Vitoslavisty" hich is located close to the monastery. The museum consists of old wooden houses, huts, churches brought from all over the Novgorod region. At around 16:00, leave for back to St. Petersburg.

DAY 7: ST. PETERSBURG – PETERGOF
(Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel Visit to Peterhof. Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a jewel of Russian art – a town of parks, palaces and fountains. In the past, it was used as an exquisite summer residence by the Russian Tsars. Visit the Grand Palace – the largest and the most famous palace of the residence which was often used for gala receptions.

Next, proceed to the Lower Park (Nizhny Park) which is a genuine masterpiece of landscape design The park is adorned with more than 150 fountains and 4 monumental cascades.

*Boat cruise along the Neva River or canals (optional).

DAY 8: DEPART FROM PETERSBURG
(Breakfast)

Morning depart a Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo) Tour. Pushkin is a Palace and Park of Tsarskoye Selo is a former country residence of the Russian emperors. You will visit to the center of Tsarskoye Selo is Catherine´s Palace and the Amber Room – a truly unique work of craftsmanship – a room made entirely of amber.

Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Tour Prices (in SGD, per person):

Prices in SGD per person Total number of travellers
1 2 3-4 5-6 single supplement
Low

Nov 1 – Dec 22
Jan 11 – Mar 31

3 stars 5758 3298 2908 2248 550
4 stars 6828 3868 3438 2708 700
5 stars 8128 4538 4058 3398 1240
Shoulder

Apr 1 – Apr 30
Oct 1 – Oct 31

3 stars 5918 3388 2988 2318 600
4 stars 7208 4058 3568 2898 830
5 stars 8308 4628 4148 3478 1300
High

May 1 – Sep 30
Dec 23 – Jan 10

3 stars 6638 3708 3308 2638 840
4 stars 8168 4538 4038 3348 1150
5 stars 9228 5088 4598 3918 1620

INCLUDE:

  • Tickets to all museums
  • Private transportation to museums and for excursions
  • English-speaking Guide service
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Private transfers according to the program
  • One-way train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg (Sapsan high-speed train, economy class)

EXCLUDE:

  • Russian Visa (if required)
  • International airfare & taxes
  • Optional services as well as theatre tickets etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage
  • Own expenses
  • Tips @ USD5 per person per day
  • Photo and video shooting tickets

Remarks:

  1. Prices are per person based on double occupancy in a specific hotel. You should add single supplement to the price in case you travel in a group but you stay at a single room.
  2. Tour dates are flexible. Tours can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances on your request. We can also mix and match and adjust the accommodation to any hotel of your choice.

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