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Secrets of the Tsar's Capitals

  • Moscow St. Petersburg
  • Take advantage of the 10 days at your disposal to discover the two Russian Capitals. Moscow at first will charm you with its architecture and its cathedrals. Then go to Saint-Petersboug, the former imperial capital, to discover the most beautiful museums and palaces.

day 2 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Place Rouge
Place Rouge
Visite Moscou - Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux
Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux
Voyage Moscou - Galerie Tretiakov
Galerie Tretiakov

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Meeting with your personal guide and drive for a Moscow city tour by transport: Discover the Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral, the GUM supermarket, the Kremlin, the Bolshoy theatre, Tverskaya Street, and the Sparrow mountain ("Vorobyevi Gory") with its superb view over Moscow and finally the view of the Novodevichy convent.   

Free time for lunch, then guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery: Housed in the private mansion of collector Pavel Tretyakov, in the heart of the picturesque Moscow district of "Zamoskvorietchié", the "Tretyakova" gathers the most important collection of Russian art and icons in the world and covers the history of Russia in the 11th and 20th centuries. 

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

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Free time in the morning for a personnal discovery of the capital (Option: guided tour of the Izmailovsky flea market and its colored kremlin). Free time for lunch. 

Meeting with you guide for a tour of the Kremlin (territory and cathedrals): Former residence of the tsars, the largest and most famous fortress in the country, the Kremlin is a complex of palaces and cathedrals, the oldest of which date back to the 16th century. Its walls also house the tombs of 47 tsars as well as many curiosities.

Free time for dinner, overnight stay at the hotel.

day 4 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Alexandrovsky Sad
Alexandrovsky Sad
Voyage Moscou, parc Zariadie | Tsar Voyages
Parc Zariadie

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day in Moscow for a personal discovery of the city.

In the evening, transfer to the train station to take your night train to St-Petersburg (supplement of 80€/pers. for travelling in 1st class - train compartment of two people) . Departure time to be determined according to train schedules.

Night on the train.

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 and your driver for a city tour of St. Petersburg by transport, and guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress: You discover 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 time for lunch and free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (Option: guided tour of the sumptuous private apartments of the Yussupov Palace). 

Free time for dinner and overnight stay 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 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 (Option: 1/ River cruise on the canals of St. Petersburg from mid-may to mi-september, 2/ Guided tour of the interactive miniature museum Petrovskaya Aquatorya)

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 7 - 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.

Your personal guide will pick you up at the hotel. Departure on foot (or by public transport) to the pier. Departure by airboat (from May to September, weather permitting; in winter the trip is by transport) for the visit of Peterhof: very impressed by the splendour of the French court, Peter the Great installed his "Russian Versailles" on the Baltic Sea to celebrate his victory against the Swedes. A long canal linked to the Gulf of Finland allowed guests to reach the palace by boat, admiring the Great Waterfall, this formidable ensemble of fountains, water jets and sculptures that still operates from mid-May to September.

Lunch free on site, return to town, late afternoon free.

Free dinner and night at the hotel.

day 8 - 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 with your personal driver and guide for the visit of the Pavlovsk Palace: Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pavlovsk is famous for the splendour of its interiors with many 18th century furniture, sculptures, and paintings, but also for the beauty of its English style park (Optional: guided tour of the gardens of the Pushkine/Tsarskoe Selo estate).

Lunch free, return to St. Petersburg and afternoon free.

Dinner at leisure and overnight at the hotel.

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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 (with a breathtaking climb to its collonade). 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 (Option: 1/ Guided tour of the Russian Museum offering a complete panorama of all Russian painting schools from the 10th century to the present day, 2/ Guided tour of Kunstkamera, a fascinating museum of objects collected by Peter the Great).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 10 - 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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