ENCHANTING RUSSIA

    ENCHANTING RUSSIA
    Price starting at 98999

Description

The world's largest country offers it all, from historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides and vodka-fuelled nightlife. Moscow is approx 6hrs flight from India. Russia’s vast geographical distances and cultural differences mean you don’t tick off its highlights in the way you might those of a smaller nation. Instead view Russia as a collection of distinct territories, each one deserving separate attention. Whether you're a culture vulture in search of inspiration from great artists and writers or an adventure addict looking for new horizons to conquer, Russia amply delivers. If ancient walled fortresses, glittering palaces and swirly-spired churches are what you’re after, focus on European Russia. Here Moscow and St Petersburg are the must-see destinations, twin repositories of eye-boggling national treasures, political energies and contemporary creativity.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Moscow

Welcome to Moscow - the capital city of Russia ! Meet and greet by our friendly representative at the airport and check-in at the hotel. Day is free to relax and explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

Moscow – City Tour

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Later meet your English-speaking guide at reception. Proceed to Moscow City Tour. A half-day orientation tour that will take you around the city and cover Moscow’s landmarks (all monuments from outside): Red Square, the Cathedrals of St. Basil and Our Lady of Kazan, the biggest History Museum of Russia, the Trading Arcades of GUM, Lenin’s tomb, St. Sofia’s Embankment, The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maiden Convent, Moscow State University campus a panorama platform on Vorobiovy (Sparrow) Hills, The White House of the Russian Federation etc. Metro Tour: Famous for being the most beautiful metro system in the world, each metro station has a story to tell. An entirely different design for each station, the Russian metro is a sight for sore eyes with the statues and chandeliers that line the ceilings! On the way, we will stop at various metro stations to learn about the history of each station and appreciate the marble floors, mosaic and stain glass work that makes these metro stations so tasteful and elegant. While some stations look like palaces, others look like picture galleries. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Moscow.

Day 3

Moscow – The Moscow Kremlin and Cathedrals

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide at reception. Proceed to the Moscow Kremlin and Cathedrals, usually referred to as simply The Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex that used to be the residence of Tzar family located at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known Kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia. Later you will have free time for shopping. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Moscow.

Day 4

Moscow to St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Meet with English-speaking guide at the reception. Proceed for Moscow railway station to take your fast speed train SAPSAN (duration 4hrs) to St. Petersburg. On reaching St. Petersburg, you will be greeted by our English-speaking guide right outside your train compartment, and will be escorted to the hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel in St. Petersburg.

Day 5

St. Petersburg- Panoramic City Tour & Hermitage Museum

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to the Panoramic City Tour. This is a 3-hour orientation tour that will take you around the city and to the famous stops and buildings of St. Petersburg. The city tour will cover the main monuments located in the heart of the city: Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul’s fortress, Blood of the Savior Cathedral and the majestic Isaac Cathedral, Palace Bridge, Hermitage Museum, Kazan Cathedral etc. Depart for an excursion to the world’s famous art museum Hermitage- one of the most important museums in the world. It houses a fabulous collection of nearly three million works of applied art, archaeological finds, coins, graphic art and paintings. A famous collection of Western – European Art that includes paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Dyke and French Impressionists. Winter Palace is a part of the Hermitage. Transfer to hotel Overnight at a hotel in St. Petersburg

Day 6

St. Petersburg – Peterhoff and Grand Palace, Fascinating Neva river cruise

Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, meet with our English-speaking guide at the reception. Proceed to visit to Peterhoff and Grand Palace along with park and fountains (Open from May to October).It’s the fountain capital of the world and the oldest summer residence of the Russian tsars built on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Excursion around the Low Park with survey of the fountain cascades. There are more than 100 fountains decorated with bronze and gilded or marble sculptures. Back to the city. Enjoy 1 hour Neva river cruise. During the fascinating Canal cruise through the rivers and canals, you will pass under the numerous bridges with intricate wrought-iron railings; admire the exteriors of the many former noble to hotel. Return and overnight stay at the hotel in St. Petersburg.

Day 7

Depart St. Petersburg

Today our trip ends. Post breakfast, pack your luggage for your journey back to home. Check-out from the hotel and meet our English speaking guide at the reception. Transfer to the airport to catch your return flight. We wish to serve you again!

Date & Price

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Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 98999.00 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 102999.00 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

Hotels

City Name Hotel Name
Moscow D' Hotel or similar
St Petersburg Azimuts or similar
Moscow Azimut Olympic or similar
St Petersburg Sokos Olympia Garden or similar
Note:Under unavoidable circumstances Hotels are subject to change, in such condition substitute hotel of similar category is provided

Inclusions

  • Return airfare with taxes (Delhi-Moscow, St. Petersburg-Delhi).
  • 03 Nights stay in Moscow.
  • 03 Nights stay in St. Petersburg.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Electronic Visa Support Letter.
  • City tour in both the cities as per the itinerary.
  • Tickets on super fast one way SAPSAN train between Moscow & St. Petersburg or vice versa.
  • All transfers and sightseeing on private basis with English speaking guide.
  • All entry tickets as per the respective program (city tour, Kremlin & Cathedrals, metro tour).
  • Excursions and activities as per the respective program (city tour, Hermitage museum, Pushkin & Catherine Palace ( from January till April)/ Peterhoff & Grand Palace (from May till October), Neva river cruise).

Exclusions

  • Lunch / Dinner.
  • Entrance Fee (unless specified).
  • Gratitude tips to Driver & Guide.
  • Early Check-in / Late Check-out.
  • Expenses of Personal nature.
  • Peak Period supplements.
  • Goods & Service Tax : 5%.
  • Insurance.
  • Visa fee.

Important Information

  • rates are not valid on peak seasons, Christmas , New Year Eve etc. Also the rates are valid only for the arrivals on Friday or Saturday.

Terms & Conditions

  • Service tax of 5 % is applicable over and above the package price.
  • Maximum of 3 persons allowed in one room.
  • An additional mattress or a rollaway bed will be provided for the third person sharing the room.
  • The Rate of Exchange (ROE) will be the prevailing rate on the date/day of booking.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in hotel of similar standard.

Cancellation charges as per dates.

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-7 Days 100 % Starting price per person
7-14 Days 75 % Starting price per person
15-29 Days 50 % Starting price per person
30-45 Days 25 % Starting price per person
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