Russia Tour

Magnificent Tour to the Rooftop of the World
( 8 Days )

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Day 01

Colombo / Moscow

Moscow

Check in at the Colombo airport in the morning.

Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 02

Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel.

Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. If you want to know more about the history of the Russian capital, you need to take this City tour! In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Christ-the-Saviour Cathedral, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonossov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city.

Commence a City tour including: St. Sofia’s Embankment, photo stop with a splendid panoramic view of the Kremlin. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Russia’s spiritual revival. New Maiden Convent, a fortress and monastic ensemble of the 16th century, a world-famous cemetery. Moscow State University campus a panorama platform on Vorobiovy (Sparrow) Hills.

The White House of the Russian Federation, a landmark of post-reformed Russia. Moscow’s boulevards, a historical and cultural center of Moscow with its museums, theatres and memorial places, see the Theatre square, the world famous Bolshoi Theatre. Walking Tour at Arbat Street- famous souvenir shopping street

Lunch at restaurant (included).

Proceed with the Moscow Metro Tour and Stations & Arbat Street for shopping.

Dinner at a restaurant. Return to hotel in Moscow for overnight.

Red Square

Day 03

Moscow

Kremlin Palace

After Breakfast at the hotel proceed to visit Kremlin Territory and the Cathedral.

Cathedral Square, a breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th – 17th centuries, where the life of Russian grand princes and tsar started and ended, the Annunciation Cathedral where they were baptized/Christianize, the Assumption Cathedral where they were crowned and the Archangel Michael Cathedral where they were buried.

Admire the Tsar’s bell and Tsar Cannon, stunning examples of casting of the 16th – 18th centuries. See the Grand Kremlin Palace, from the imperial residence to the Russian President’s gala reception quarters and the Political and governmental buildings of the Kremlin, the Senate, the Palace of Congresses, the Arsenal. Kremlin walls and towers, a unique fortress of middle Ages’ Russia.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Commence the Moscow RED Square Tour while enjoying a unique architectural ensemble of the 4th largest square in the world, Admire the Cathedrals of St. Basil and Our Lady of Kazan and the biggest History Museum of Russia, during the tour you will also see the Trading Arcades of GUM (State Universal Store), Lenin’s tomb, necropolis and Aleksandrovsky Garden

Overnight in Moscow.

Day 04

Moscow / Saint Petersburg

After Breakfast transfer to Leningradsky railway station. Train to St. Petersburg. Lunch box in train (Morning time depart, at 13:00. Arrive to St. Petersburg at 17:00)

Dinner at a restaurant.

Transfer to hotel St. Petersburg for overnight.

St. Petersburg

Day 05

Saint Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress

Breakfast at the hotel.

Commence half day city tour (03 hours), rightfully described as Northern Venice or Pearl of the Baltic. Drive along the Great Perspective world famous today as Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century, trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals and churches as its backdrop, enjoy this 4.5 km long thoroughfare cut through woods and marshes from the Admiralty with the city’s symbol (2 ship) on top of its gilded spire to the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky, one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried;

Stop over at an excellent picture opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva’s embankments, by the city’s Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum and the fortress of St. Peter and Paul – the cradle of Russia’s new capital, the first public museum of the country – the Chamber of Curiosities, founded by Peter the Great and the 4th world’s largest domed structures – St. Isaac Cathedral with The Bronze Horseman, unveiled in Senate Square.

Rabbit island, visit Peter & Paul fortress. Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural environment of linden trees and ponds with ducks and swans, all surrounded by cast iron fence whose beauty is frequently described as every kilo of cast iron being worth a kilo of gold.

Lunch at a restaurant. Stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame lit in the center of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars, take pictures of the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood at its background, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox architecture built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated; Drive through the Square of Arts which is a perfect classical ensemble of the city.

Evening enjoy the Neva river cruise. Dinner at a restaurant. Transfer to hotel St. Petersburg for Overnight.

Day 06

Saint Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Visit Peterhoff Park After a 22-mile drive through the suburbs of St. Petersburg reach Peterhoff, a former summer residence of the Russian tsars’ in the 18-th – 19th centuries. Explore Peterhoff designed to the request of Peter the Great to rival Versailles. 300-acre parks on the shore of the Finish Gulf, spectacular fountains, the Grand Palace, crowning the hill above the fountains and about 20 smaller Palaces and pavilions represent «Russian Versailles» now.

Enjoy picturesque Lower Gardens with three unique cascades, dozens of powerful water jets and miniature palaces – Monplaisir, Marly and Hermitage. Take a deep breath looking at the centre of the composition, the Grand Palace and Grand Cascade, including staircases, waterfalls, an avenue of 64 fountains and 37 gilded statues. Take a picture of the symbol of Peterhoff, «Samson killing a lion» fountain, an allegory of the crucial victory of Russians over the Swedish army at Poltava in 1709.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Visit the Palace Square and visit Hermitage museum (included) or free time given. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists.

Dinner at a restaurant. Transfer to hotel St. Petersburg for overnight.

Peterhof Park and Palace

Day 07

Saint Petersburg / Moscow

St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time given for shopping. Check out at 1200 hours.

Transfer to Moscow by Sapsan train to Moscow.

On arrival transfer to the airport for your flight to Colombo.

Day 08

Colombo

Arrival Colombo.

Bandaranaike International Airport

Cost of Tour

  • Cost of Tour: Adult – Rs 345,000 per Person on sharing basis
  • Child – Rs 335,000 Per Person (Sharing parent’s room)
  • Single Supplement – Rs 95,000 per Person
    (Minimum of 25 passengers required to operate the Tour with a Tour leader)

Tour Package includes:

• Economy class airfare economy class return air fare
• Accommodation twin sharing 3 or 4 star hotel
• Train ticket Moscow – St. Petersburg
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included as per the Itinerary
• Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide as per program
• Motor coach & Driver for selected tours, Airport transfers
• Entrance to attractions (as per the program)
• City Tour of St Petersburg, visit Peter & Paul fortress; tour to Tsarskoye selo
• Entrance fees: Kremlin, Metro in Moscow, Peter & Paul fortress, Hermitage, Peterhof Palace Park Only.

• Rs 200,000/- deposit at the time of booking. Balance payment before 31st January 2020.
• Due to exchange fluctuations payment deadlines must be strictly adhered.
• For delayed payment, exchange fluctuations will apply and prices will be at the current exchange rates. This requirement will be strictly adhered due to violent exchange rate fluctuations.
• Late payments subject to interest at 20 percent.
• Due to weather conditions, traffic delays and flight movements we have the right to alter final program. The order of the Tour Itinerary is subject to change. The number of dates and all the sites will be visited.
• Any items not mentioned in the included pricing such as government taxes, will be additional if applied. Please be informed that All Airlines Headline currency will be changed to USD for all fares originating from Colombo, Sri Lanka effective 15th July 2019. We advise you to make the full payment to avoid future currency fluctuations. If only the Advance payment is made, the Balance Payment collected will be based on the existing USD rate for the particular month.

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