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6 Days / 5 Nights

This tour gives you a chance to see with your own eyes and compare Russia's two capitals and one of the most ancient cities in Russia. Moscow, the ancestral capital of the Tsars, was founded by Yiry Dolgoruky in 1147. It is build around the walled citadel of the Kremlin, a treasure house of ancient cathedrals, palaces and museums. Since 12th century Moscow has been the center of the Russian Empire. St-Petersburg, Russia's pride, a museum and a world in itself, was created by contrast out of nothing but will of one man - tsar Peter the Great. Call it as you wish - Northern Venice, Palmyra of the North, Northern Aurora. But none of these can fully express its beauty and fascinating elegance. Most of itineraries focus on Moscow, the center of current political transformation and St. Petersburg - the gorgeous Tsarist capital on the banks of Neva River. These cities are enjoyable at any time of year. Veliky Novgorod is located North-West of the European part of Russia, 180 kilometers away from Petersburg and 606 kilometers away from Moscow. Veliky Novgorod represents ancient history of Russia. Definition of the date of foundation of the town was based on the chronicles and, according to some of them, the Novgorodians already existed in 859. There is no other town in Russia that played such an important role in the history of our statehood at early stages of its development as Novgorod.

Day 1 Arrival to Moscow
Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel "Ukraina"/"Cosmos". Check in, registration.

Day 2 Moscow Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, Tverskaya Street, the former Headquarters of the KGB, Moscow State University located on Lenin Hills considered to be the highest point of the city, Russian White House, Kutuzov Street, and the Victory Park with its fountains and churches, other attractions.

Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin cathedrals. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian land. Each era of Russian history left its architectural mark on the Kremlin. Within the Kremlin walls you will see many architectural monuments, churches, cathedrals, museums. Return to the hotel. Evening transfer to railway station. The overnight sleeper train to Velikiy Novgorod (1st class ticket).

Day 3 Arrival to Velikiy Novgorod
Accommodation at the Hotel ("Beresta/Intourist). Novgorod City Tour. The Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral (XI century), Yaroslav's Courtyard, Old Marketplace (churches and cathedrals), Yuriev Monastery (XI century), "Vietoslavlietsy, the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Lunch at the local restaurant (Russian cuisine). Return to the hotel.

Day 4 Arrival to St-Petersburg
Morning transfer to St. Petersburg (3 hour drive). Panoramic City Tour. All major city highlights in the course of three hours tour including visits to Peter and Paul's Fortress, the burial place of all Russian Emperors. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel "Moskva"/Oktyabrskaya.

Day 5 Hermitage Museum
Breakfast at the hotel. The Hermitage ranks among the world's major museums. Its collection consists of nearly three million art objects. Exhibits are displayed in the Winter Palace, as well as the Small, Old and New Hermitages. The Hermitage collection has six departments: West European art, the Ancient world, primitive culture, Oriental culture and art, history of Russian culture, as well as numismatics. Return to the hotel.

Day 6 Departure transfer
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.


Price of Tour


Single supplement - $356

All prices are quoted per person in US Dollars and are based on accommodation in double/twin rooms (except for those requesting individual programs for 1 person). Single supplement price applies to those traveling in groups and wanting to stay in a single room .Please note that hotel of your choice may not be available, especially on a short notice. Total price is subject to change based on room availability.The prices include all services mentioned in the itinerary, including accommodation at a hotel of specified category.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: International airfare (please contact our agents for a quote).Russian visa processing (available at discount with tour booking). Travel insurance.

Dates of this tour are flexible. The tour can be customized per your request. If you prefer certain hotel or wish to stay at one of our St. Petersburg and Moscow apartments, wish to tour certain sites not mentioned in the itinerary, visit a local performance, or have any other special interests, we will be happy to accommodate you. Your stay can be extended as well if you wish to spend more time in either city. Please contact our agent for personalized itinerary and your individual price.

50% deposit is required in order to initiate booking, The balance is due after tour confirmation and no later than two weeks prior to departure from your country.

In case of cancellation, $100 non refundable deposit is retained.

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