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All the wonders of the Tsar's Capitals

  • Moscow St. Petersburg
  • Take the time to discover Russian history and culture in depth through a tour to the two capitals of Russia. First of all, Moscow, the political and economic capital, the largest in Europe. Then St. Petersburg, famous for its canals and its numerous and sumptuous palaces.

day 2 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Place Rouge
Place Rouge
Voyage Russie, Moscou - Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux
Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meeting with your guide for a tour of the city by transport: discovery of the Red Square, the St-Basil Cathedral, the Gum, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, The Manezhnaya, Tverskaya street, and the mount Vorobievy with its superb panorama and finally the view of the Novodevichiy monastery. Then, visit the St-Basil cathedral near the Red Square. 

Free lunch, and free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city of Moscow (In option: guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 3 - Moscow
Voyage Russie, Moscou - Kremlin - Cathédrales - Clocher d'Ivan le Grand
Clocher d'Ivan le Grand
Voyage Russie, Moscou - Kremlin cathédrales
Kremlin cathédrales

Petit-déjeuner à l'hôtel.

Matinée libre pour une découverte personnelle de la ville (En option : visite guidée du marché aux souvenirs Izmaïlovo et son faux kremlin coloré). Déjeuner libre.

Retrouvez votre guide pour une visite guidée du Kremlin, son territoire et de ses cathédrales : Ancienne résidence des tsars, plus grande et plus célèbre forteresse du pays, le Kremlin est un ensemble de palais et de cathédrales dont les plus anciens remontent au XVIe siècle. Ses murs abritent également les sépultures de 47 tsars ainsi que de nombreuses curiosités.

Dîner libre puis nuit à l'hôtel.

day 4 - Moscow
Voyage Russie, Moscou - Cathédrale du Christ Saint Sauveur
Cathédrale du Christ Saint Sauveur

Petit-déjeuner à l'hôtel. 

Rencontre avec votre guide pour une visite guidée du métro et de la cathédrale Saint-Sauveur : Les stations du métro de Moscou sont souvent comparées à de véritables "palais souterrains". La Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur est quant à elle un monument emblématique de la capitale.

Déjeuner libre, et après-midi libre pour une découverte personnelle de la ville.

Dîner libre et nuit à l'hôtel.

day 5 - Moscow
Moscou - Parc VDNKh
Parc VDNKh

Petit-déjeuner à l'hôtel. 

Journée libre pour une découverte personnelle de la ville (En option : 1/ Visite guidée du Musée des Cosmonautes et du parc des expositions VDNKh. 2/ Visite guidée du Bunker 42, musée de la Guerre Froide).

Dîner libre et nuit à l'hôtel.

day 6 - Moscow
Visite Serguiev Possad - Laure de la Trinité Saint-Serge
Laure de la Trinité Saint-Serge
Visite Serguiev Possad - Laure de la Trinité Saint-Serge
Laure de la Trinité Saint-Serge
Voyage Russie - anneau d'or - Rempart du monastère - Serguiev Possad
Monastère de Serguiev Possad

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Sergeyev Possad with your driver (without guide). Visit of the Monastery of the Trinity-Saint-Serge with a local French-speaking guide : listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sergeyev Possad is today the seat of the Russian Patriarchate and takes a high place of pilgrimage for the faithful who come to visit the sarcophagus of the saint. It was in this monastery, founded in 1340 by Serge de Radonege, Saint Patron of Russia, that Boris Godunov was buried and that Peter The Great took refuge during the Streltsy revolt.

Free time for lunch on site. Back to Moscow, and  free late afternoon.

In the evening, transfer to the train station to catch your train to St. Petersburg (optional: take the fast train (4h) in the afternoon, and spend an extra night in St. Petersburg). 

Night on the train.

day 7 - St. Petersburg
Voyage SPB - Forteresse Pierre et Paul
Forteresse Pierre et Paul
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Canaux et Neva
Canaux et Neva
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais Youssoupov
Palais Youssoupov

Early welcome by your guide at the train station (breakfast on the train). 

Departure with your guide for a city tour of St. Petersburg by transport then visit the Peter and Paul Fortress: discovery of the sumptuous capital dreamed by Peter the great at the mouth of the Neva. The Decembrist square, the Admiralty and the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the Nevsky Prospect, the canals, Savior on the Spilled Blood ... the city tour is the ideal excursion to understand the geography of this great city.

Free lunch and free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (optional: guided tour of the sumptuous private apartments of the Yssupov Palace). 

Free dinner and night at the hotel.

day 8 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Ermitage
Ermitage
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Ermitage
Ermitage
Visite Saint-Pétersbourg - Promenade sur les canaux
Promenade sur les canaux

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Meet with your guide and depart for the guided tour of the Hermitage Museum: A shining jewel of Russian Baroque art, the Hermitage Museum is one of the most important museums in the world. 

Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it contains best-known works of art of the great masters who represent  Dutch, Italian, Flemish, and Spanish schools. You will be amazed by

the rich collections and by the magnificence of the palace itself.

Free time for lunch and a free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (Optional: River cruises on the canals)

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 9 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Russie, Saint-Pétersbourg - Cathédrale Saint-Isaac
Cathédrale Saint-Isaac
Saint-Pétersbourg - Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-Sang-Versé
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-Sang-Versé
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg -  Musée Russe
Musée Russe
Destination SPB - Kunstkamera
Kunstkamera

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Departure for a guided tour of St. Isaac Cathedral and   St. Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral (a breathtaking climb to the collonade of St. Isaac Cathedral can be confirmed in advance upon request).The Orthodox Cathedral of St-Isaac, built in the nineteenth century under the reigns of Alexander I, Nicholas I, and Alexander II, had remained the center of religious life in St-Petersburg until the Revolution. The third-largest cathedral in Europe, it has a magnificent view of the city and of the Neva river from its main dome  which is 102 meters high. Built by Alexander III on the spot where his father, Alexander II, was murdered in 1881, St. Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral was constructed in  Neo-Russian style. Along with St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, the St. Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral is one of the most picturesque and most visited museums in St. Petersburg today.

Free time for lunch, and free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (Optional: 1/ Guided tour of the State Russian Museum, 2/ Guided tour of Kunstkamera, 3/ Guided tour of Kuznechny market).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 10 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Peterhof
Palais de Peterhof
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Peterhof
Palais de Peterhof
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Peterhof
Palais de Peterhof

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by public transport/on foot with your guide to take the hydrofoil to Peterhof (available from May to September) NB! Hydrofoil ride may be canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Grand Palace of Peterhof was built by Peter the Great in honor of the Victory over the Swedes. Its called ¨the Russian Versailles¨ and some experts say that it even overshadows it in luxury and magnificence. Peterhof is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland which allows tourists to get there by boat. Peterhof's centerpiece is the Grand Cascade, a symphony of over  200 magnificent bronze statues and 75 fountains which are open from May to October.

Lunch, return to St.Petersburg, free end of afternoon.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 11 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Pavlovsk © Dreamstime
Palais de Pavlovsk
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Pavlovsk © Dreamstime
Jardins du Palais de Pavlovsk

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by transport for a guided tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) by car: Tsarskoye Selo which is also called the “Imperial Village” was founded in the 18th century as a summer residence of the Tsars, it was renamed "Pushkin" after the Revolution in honour of Russia's greatest poet. A must visit place in Pushkin is the Catherine Palace and its wonderful Amber Chamber. (Optional: visit of the Pavlosk Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site.)

Pavlovsk Palace and Park Ensemble are the monuments of Russian architecture of the XVIII and early XIX century. The Great Palace at Pavlovsk is famous for its interiors, unique collection of furniture, sculptures, and paintings. The Pavlovsk Park is called an English-style park and since its creation, it is known as the best-landscaped park in the world.

Free time for lunch.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 12 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-sang-versé
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-sang-versé

Free time, depending on flight schedules. Transfer to the airport and return flight.

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