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All the splendours of the capitals of the Tsars

  • Moscow St. Petersburg
  • From Moscow to St-Petersburg, discover the two historic capitals of greater Russia by connecting these two cities with a comfortable and exotic night train journey, ideal for the smooth gliding from the splendors of one to the magic of the other...

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 Moscou - Kremlin
Kremlin
Voyage Russie, Moscou - Kremlin cathédrales
Kremlin cathédrales
Voyage Moscou - Cathédrale Christ Saint Sauveur
Cathédrale Christ Saint Sauveur

Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided visit to the Kremlin and its cathedrals (by foot with your guide): Former residence of the czars, the country's largest and most famous fortress, the Kremlin is a collection of palaces and cathedrals, some of which date back to the 15th century. Its walls are also home to as many as 54 burials of former czars and many other curiosities (In option: Visit the Kremlin Armoury).  Not far away from it is the impressive Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, destroyed by Stalin, rebuilt as a pool in front of the cathedral’s entrance, then identically reconstructed in the 2000’s to the original edifice, and opened for worship upon completion.

Free lunch and afternoon (In option: Radisson cruise on the Moskova river).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 4 - Moscow
Moscou - Le marché d'Izmailovo
Kremlin Izmaïlovo
Moscou - Parc Muzeon
Parc Muzeon

Breakfast at the hotel. 

In the morning, guided tour of your choice:
Option 1 - Izmailovo market
Option 2 - New Tretyakov Gallery

Free lunch, and free time in the afternoon (In option: 1/ Guided tour of Kolomenskoye park, 2/ Guided tour of Pushkin Museum).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 5 - 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 6 - 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 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it houses treasures from antiquity and the works of the great masters of the Dutch, Italian, Flemish, and Spanish schools. This is a visit appreciated for both the richness of the collections and the magnificence of the buildings.

Free time for lunch and a free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (In option: 1/ River cruises on the canals, 2/ Guided tour of Petrovsakaya Aquatorya Museum).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 7 - St. Petersburg
Voyage SPB - Peterhof
Peterhof
Voyage SPB - Peterhof
Peterhof
Voyage SPB - Pavlovsk
Pavlovsk
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Pavlovsk
Palais de Pavlovsk

Breakfast at the hotel. 

During the summer, guided tour of the domain of Peterhof: The palace of Peterhof was the Russian Versailles. The long canal connecting it to the Gulf of Finland allowed guests to reach the palace by boat. Admire the Great Waterfall and the formidable set of waterfalls, fountains, and sculptures that operate from mid-May to September.

During the winter, guided tour of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin): The village of Tsarskoye Selo (Imperial Village) was founded in the 18th century to accommodate the summer residence of the czars. Renamed "Pushkin" after the Revolution, it houses the splendid Catherine Palace, built by Rastrelli on the order of Elizabeth I, and the Alexander Palace built by Catherine II on the occasion of the marriage of her son, the future Alexander I (In option: guided tour of Pavlovsk in addition).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 8 - 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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THE PRICE INCLUDES

. Accommodation in indicated hotels or similar hotels, in a standard double room (except if your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transfers mentioned in the program

. Excursions mentioned in the program, with an English-speaking guide and admission tickets

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

. Meals which are not mentioned in the program

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional visits and excursions not mentioned in the program

FLIGHT, VISA & INSURANCE

. These services are not included in the price, except if there are explicitly mentioned in the quotation

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

. 30% deposit upon reservation

. Balance payment one month before departure

. The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons  

. Non-binding pictures 

. According to the Warsaw Convention, in case of delayed baggage delivery, in the context of air travel, the passenger must personally hand in a written protestation letter to the effective carrier (the air company ensuring the flight, which can be different from the selling company, in case of code-share flights) no more than 21 days after said luggage was given to them 

CANCELLATION POLICY

. If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 

. Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price

. Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %

. Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %

. If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount

Ticketing service: except if specified otherwise, flight and train tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable

Other services: insurance and administrative fees are non-refundable

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