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Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow 2020

7 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, of artists, poets and musicians, whose great gifts to the romantic city of St. Petersburg you will have an opportunity to see over the next few days. This evening, meet Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner.

Day 2 St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Hermitage Museum visit
Explore the might of imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. View the magnificent Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress on an included visit before we 'Connect With Locals', meeting some of the students of St. Petersburg's Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. Learn how your visit will 'Make a Difference' to the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth. Later, join a Small Group Sightseeing visit with a 'Local Specialist' to the Hermitage Museum. Consider a theatre visit to enjoy a fascinating Russian Folklore performance. (Breakfast)

Day 3 St. Petersburg At Leisure
The narrow lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. (Breakfast)

Day 4 St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)
After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space. Straddling the Moskva River, this city is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub - and your home for the next three nights.

Day 5 Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure
Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Moscow your way or head to the ancient 14th-century town of Sergiev Posad on Russia's Golden Ring route on an Optional Experience. Home to the beautiful blue and gold onion domes of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the town is the centre of Orthodox faith and Russia's most important pilgrimage site. Visit the Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery which still operated during the atheist years of Communist rule. Then, return to Moscow for a guided sightseeing tour with your 'Local Specialist' which features the imposing walls of the Kremlin. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Moscow At Leisure
A leisurely start to your day could see you enjoying the kofe culture of Moscow with the locals. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience inside the Kremlin and explore the golden-domed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour before taking a stroll along Arbat street, Moscow's Montmartre. This evening, toast to the magic and magnificence of Mother Russia, joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Depart Moscow
We close the door on our epic At Leisure holiday in two iconic Russian cities and say farewell to newfound friends. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
A rail adventure combining art and antiquities with such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insights into Russia's transformation over the centuries.

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • High-speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights
The Trafalgar Difference
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS This is a unique 'Be My Guest' opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a stage performance by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls. (Day 2)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Admire the impressive collection of artefacts and art collected by Russia's tsars and tsarinas since the mid-18th century. (Day 2)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE The St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth will enlighten you on the institute's work and show you how funds contributed on your behalf are used to promote the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth. (Day 2)
Sightseeing Highlights
  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING in St. Petersburg, enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests
  • VISIT the Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
  • VIEW the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and the Walls of the Kremlin in Moscow
Accommodations
St. Petersburg: Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky
Moscow: Hilton Leningradskaya
Notes
  • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • Day 1: Transfers from St. Petersburg Airport will operate at 2:30PM and 5PM. Please ensure to arrive by the last transfer time for the included orientation drive followed by a Welcome Reception and light dinner.
  • Day 7: Transfers to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport will arrive at 5AM, 10AM and 1PM; and to Moscow Domodedovo Airport wil arrive at 6AM, 10AM and 12Noon.
  • St. Petersburg Overnight Bag: Guests need to pack a small bag which they travel on the train from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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