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UPDATE ON TRAVELLING TO RUSSIA

27 September 2022

From July 15th, Russia has lifted the restrictions on crossing its land borders established in connection with the pandemic. Foreign tourists once again have the opportunity to enter our country on regular bus lines Lux Express and Ecolines.
GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL IN KAZAN

15 September 2022

On September 17-18, Kazan will host the Tasty Kazan gastronomic festival for the eighth time. The festival will take place on the square in front of the Palace of Farmers. Visitors will be able to try dishes, take part in culinary master classes from chefs, try tasting sets, learn the rules of hospitality and much more.

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3-day programs. St. Petersburg and Moscow



Included:

Day 1. the panoramic tour, the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Cathedral of St. Isaak OR Cathedral on the Spilled Blood, the Hermitage.

Day 2. panoramic visit of Moscow, the Kremlin, the Armoury, the Moscow metro.

Day 3. Peterhof (The Grand Palace and the Lower Park).

 

3 Days

DAY 1. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Departure for the panoramic tour of St. Petersburg during which you will see the perspective of Nevsky Avenue, the Fine Arts Square, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Mariinsky Theater. We will also visit the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan.  Then we will go to the Peter and Paul Fortress considered to be the historic center of the city and enter the first cathedral of St. Petersburg - one of St. Peter and St. Paul. Afterwards we will visit the Cathedral of St. Isaak OR Cathedral on the Spilled Blood (to choose!).


Free time for lunch.


In the afternoon we will visit the Hermitage, the largest museum in Russia and one of the most important and well-known in the world. The museum collections originated by the Empress Catherine the Great in 1764 today contain more than 3 million samples dating from prehistoric to modern times and are exhibited in 400 rooms. Its real jewels are the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, P.P. Rubens, A. Van Dyck, El Greco.


Return to the port.

 

DAY 2. ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed train to Moscow.


In the morning we will make panoramic visit of Moscow. You will learn the history of the Russian capital and visit many places of interest; among them is one of the largest squares in the world - Red Square located inside the walls of the old Kremlin – the fortress with the Lenin's Mausoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral founded in the 16th century. You will enjoy the world-famous view: one of the Kremlin from the Santa Sofia river bank; Seven buildings - towers built after the 2nd World War, the symbol of modern Moscow whose excellent panorama can be seen from the viewpoint of the University of Moscow. We will visit the Kremlin - fortress located on a 40 meter high hill built of wood in the s. XII and rebuilt later in stone. Now it’s a Russian president residence. The oldest square in Moscow known as Cathedral Square is also located in the Kremlin’s grounds. The Cathedral of the Assumption, the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, the Cathedral of the Archangel St. Michael, the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles surround this beautiful square. We will see the famous Tsarina (Queen) of Bells, a huge 200-ton bell and the largest cannon in the world - the Tsar of the Cannons weighing 40 tons. We will enter the Armory located in the Kremlin and see its fascinating collection of jewels. Since the s. XIV until the beginning of the s. XIX the Armory stored the Treasury of the Moscow Tsars. Today the Armory exhibits unique samples: objects of decorative art gifted by foreign ambassadors to Russian tsars, collection of weapons from the ss. XIII – XVIII, jewelry from the ss. XII – XIX. You will admire magnificent objects made of gold, silver, precious stones, ivory, porcelain, pearl-embroidered fabrics and famous Fabergé Easter eggs.


Free time for lunch.


We continue our panoramic tour and visit the Moscow metro. You will understand why it is called the most beautiful in the world. Each station is unique with its own style, architecture and decoration. Every day the metro transports 7 million people, it has 172 stations, 11 lines whith total length of 260 km.


Return to St. Petersburg. Return to the port.

 

DAY 3. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Today we go to one of the most beautiful summer residences of the Russian Emperors - Peterhof.  The Peterhof or Petrodvorets ensemble is a city of parks, palaces and fountains, founded in the early 18th century by Peter the Great to commemorate the glory of Russia. The excursion includes visit to the Grand Palace and walk through the Lower Park. Return to St. Petersburg.


Free time in the city center with transport and guide at your disposal.


Return to the port.


NB The order of the visits is subject to changing according to the museum work hours.


Prices in US DOLLARS, per person, including commission for tour operators:

Number of pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
Tour price, p.p. $2270 $1375 $1180 $1005 $900 $860 $805 $775 $740 $715


Price includes:

· meeting at the port terminal

· English-speaking guide

· transport with a/c

· entrance tickets: Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaak Cathedral or Cathedral on Spilled Blood (to choose!), Kremlin, Armory, Moscow metro, Peterhof (Grand Palace and Lower Park)

· train tickets St. Petersburg - Moscow – St. Petersburg (economy class).


The final program and cost might suffer changes due to sanitary requirements and protocols that will apply at the time of your guests' arrival in Russia (such as: group size restrictions on museum visits and transportation, restrictions on restaurants’ operations etc.).


To find out the options for the night program, you can visit the section Optional night tours in St. Petersburg or write to us in the Comments of the Book the Tour form.