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Welcome to Moscow! Your personal guide will meet you at the arrivals lobby and transfer to your hotel to relax after your flight. Your guide will be happy to advise you on where to go for lunch or dinner (check in - after 14.00).
4+4 In the evening you will have a unique opportunity to see the city in the shine of colorful lights and extraordinary illumination by going with a guide on an evening excursion "Night Moscow"! Your guide will show you the delightful main square of the country at night - Red Square, the Kremlin, GUM, the Historical Museum, St. Basil's Cathedral ... the entire architectural complex is so beautiful that it takes your breath away! Then you will see the magnificent ensemble of Theater Square - the Bolshoi and Myliy theaters, strewn with night lights; the white-stone Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the banks of the Moscow-river; walk along the beautiful Patriarch bridge, where you can enjoy the incredible view of the Kremlin domes in the evening illumination, enjoy the mesmerizing panorama of Moscow from the Sparrow Hills, see Poklonnaya Hill, take memorable photos against the backdrop of the skyscrapers of the Moscow-City center.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast you will go for a sightseeing tour of Moscow, you will pass along the famous embankments and streets of the historical city: Boulevard and Garden Ring, admire the most beautiful panoramic views of the Kremlin from Sofiyskaya Embankment, see the Bolshoi Theater and Manege, Lubyanka, Slavyanskaya and Theater Squares, the legendary "Stalin's High-Rises", which are often called "Seven Sisters", the most beautiful fountains and masterpieces of architecture of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, Ostankino Tower, Kutuzovsky Prospect, Triumphal Arch, Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, Victory Museum, golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Patriarchal Bridge, Swan Pond near the walls of the Novodevichy Convent, observation deck on Sparrow Hills, the building of Moscow State University, Luzhniki Stadium, modern Moscow-City skyscrapers and much, much more.
We will end our sightseeing tour near the Kremlin and Red Square and you will have free time to try Russian cuisine in one of their cozy restaurants in the city center.
After that you will go for excursion to Moscow Kremlin, which located on its territory unique monuments of architecture and art of the 15th - 20th centuries: temples, churches and chambers, magnificent palaces and front office buildings. You walk along Kremlin squares and streets, see the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, visit Sobornaya square and one of the cathedrals: Uspensky, Arkhangelsky or Blagoveshchensky.
Next, we will invite you to visit the Armory Chamber - a world-class treasury museum, you will see royal clothes and weapons, items made of gold and silver, made by Russian, European and oriental craftsmen. It is here that the most famous relic is kept - Monomakh's hat, which was crowned with the kingdom of the great princes of Russia and the throne of Ivan the Terrible. You will get acquainted with a collection of 24 carriages and carriages from different eras, which has no analogues in the world, you will see the imperial Easter masterpieces of the Faberge company surprises.
After visiting the Armory Chamber, you will stroll through the Alexander Garden and again find yourself on Red Square, visit the main department store - GUM, which looks like a real fabulous Russian tower, see Zaryadye Park, where you can admire postcard views and take magnificent photographs of the Kremlin bell towers through Russian birches and groves Siberian forest that has grown in the very center of Moscow! You will also visit the famous Soaring Bridge - a magnificent observation deck hanging right over the Moscow River!
And finally, you can walk around the city center on your own or your guide will take you to the hotel, where you can relax and gain strength for the next day of excursion.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
In the morning you will go to the Tretyakov Gallery. This is a unique opportunity to touch the history of Russian art from the 10th to the beginning of the 20th century. Today, this main and one of the world's best national art collection contains about 100,000 works: from icons by Andrei Rublev to paintings by Vasnetsov, Repin, Surikov, Serov, Vrubel, Levitan and many other Russian artists.
After visiting the Tretyakov Gallery, your guide will offer you a free time for lunch advice you where is the best place to go.
Next, you will have an excursion to the museum-reserve Kolomenskoe with a visit to the palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich.
Kolomenskoe is the Tsar's yard or the summer estate of Russian tsars, especially beloved by the father of Peter the Great - Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, who built a wooden palace here, recognized as the "eighth wonder of the world" and the pinnacle of Russian wooden architecture. On the excursion you will be transported to the 17th century, you will see the ancient walls of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, the Sytny courtyard, the house of Peter I, the Temple of John the Baptist. You will visit the reconstructed palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, see the magnificent royal mansions, learn how people of royal blood lived during the late Russian Middle Ages, plunge into the world of court ceremonies and ambassadorial receptions, visit the grandiose royal feast, examine the male and closed to prying eyes the female half of the palace. Finally, you will join the mystical stories of this place, where traces of the legendary library of Ivan the Terrible are lost, and according to legend, a real time portal is hiding in the ravine of the park, which once transferred the soldiers of the Golden Horde fifty years ahead.
And this day will end with a trip on a modern and comfortable panoramic yacht "Radisson Royal" with a gorgeous dinner on board. You will spend an unforgettable time on a snow-white yacht, enjoying the romance of travel along the Moscow River, delicious food, a cozy atmosphere and historical views of the center of the capital. The river will open unique views of all the main sights of the capital: the Moscow Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Peter the Great Monument, Moscow-City skyscrapers. Then the guide will take you to the hotel, where you will relax and be able to gain strength for a new excursion day.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, check out.
On this day, after breakfast at the hotel and checking out of rooms, you will go to the Leningradsky railway station in order to take the high-speed train "Sapsan" to the "city on the Neva" Saint-Petersburg. The road will be comfortable and will take about 4 hours.
Upon arrival at the Moskovsky railway station, you will be met by a guide and you will go on a sightseeing tour of the "Northern capital". You will admire the panorama of the beautiful Neva, you will see magnificent ensembles of the central squares, drive along the central avenues and streets of the city. Everything that attracts guests from all over the world will be brought to your attention: Kazan's Cathedral, Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral, Summer Gargen, Admiralty building, Senat's Square, the "Bronze Horseman" monument, St.Isaak's Cathedral, Winter Palace, Palace Bridge, Spit of Vasil's island, the Exchange building, Rostral columns, University embankment, Mikhailovsky Palace, Marble Palace, Mikhailovsky Castle, Mar's Field, Nevsky Prospect and other places of interest. Excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress with outside view of the Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. After the sightseeing tour, you can have lunch on your own in one of the Saint-Petersburg cafes or restaurants located in the city center, and then you will get acquainted with the grandiose St. Isaac's Cathedral. Then you will visit St. Isaac's Cathedral - one of the largest Orthodox temples-museums in Saint-Petersburg, it is the fourth largest in the world in terms of size. The Cathedral is one of the architectural dominants of Saint-Petersburg and the second tallest building after the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city silhouette and serves as a hallmark of the Northern capital as the spire of the Cathedral of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the "Bronze Horseman" and the golden ship of the Admiralty.
You will end this day with a visit to the Faberge Museum in the Shuvalov Palace and get acquainted with the world's largest collection of works by the famous Faberge jeweler. You will admire the richly decorated interior of the palace and see an unparalleled collection of Russian jewelry and decorative and applied arts of the 19th - 20th centuries. The most valuable and well-known items in the museum's collection are 9 imperial Easter eggs created by the firm of Carl Gustav Faberge. At the end of this day you will go to the hotel, where you can relax in your comfortable room. Your guide will tell you where to go for a dinner.
EXTRA CHARGE And also you will have a unique opportunity to go on an unforgettable cruise along the night Neva on a comfortable double-deck motor ship! Stunning views of the city at night, picturesque Saint-Petersburg embankments, Saint-Petersburg bridges in dazzling illumination, facades of luxurious palaces, magnificent Neva panoramas - all accompanied by jazz music are waiting for you (only May-Sept).
After breakfast you will visit the Hermitage - one of the largest museums in the world. The Hermitage was founded as a personal collection of Empress Catherine II, who, wishing to establish herself as an "enlightened empress", began collecting works of art. Painting experts, European scholars, collected and bought collections of paintings for the Russian empress, and soon Russia accumulated enormous wealth - a collection of works of Western European old masters. For a long time, the museum remained closed to the general public, and became public only in the middle of the 19th century. Now his collection numbers over 3.5 million items. Among them are paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velazquez, Goya, Watteau, Poussin, Gainsborough, antique sculpture, Egyptian antiquities and much, much more. You will not only see the famous masterpieces, but also learn how the rulers of the Russian Empire lived in the 18th - 19th centuries, because the main building of the Hermitage - the Winter Palace - until 1917 remained the main Winter residence of the royal family.
Then you will visit the arch of the General Staff building, where you can get acquainted with the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, as well as with the works of artists of various schools and trends. Personal exhibitions of legendary creators deserve special attention: Van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky. After the excursion to the Hermitage, the guide will offer you free time for lunch in the city center in one of the cozy Saint-Petersburg cafes or restaurants. You will continue this day with a visit to one of the most famous Russian monuments - the Cathedral of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which was built in 1883-1907 on the site of the death of Alexander II. The Cathedral of the Savior on Spilled Blood is the only Orthodox church, the decoration of which is one of the largest mosaic collections in the world. In the design of the facades and interiors, semi-precious and ornamental stones, jewelry enamel, majolica and terracotta are also used.
And at the end of the day we will invite you to an incendiary performance of Russian folklore groups in the luxurious interiors of the Nikolaevsky Palace. This evening you will touch Russian traditions, learn the history of the Nicholas Palace, plunge into bright, noisy fun together with a folklore show, which allows you to feel the history and soul of Russia in one evening!
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
After lunch you will go on a country excursion to Tsarskoe Selo with a visit to the Catherine Palace. Tsarskoe Selo was the favorite ceremonial summer residence of Russian emperors. Founded by the wife of Peter the Great, it reached its heyday during the reign of the next two empresses - Peter's daughter Elizabeth and the world-famous Empress Catherine II. The Catherine Palace is one of those places where the luxurious 18th century still lives. Lush decoration, an abundance of gold, carvings and paintings, an endless golden suite of state rooms, spatial scope - this palace was born for the organization of grandiose holidays designed to emphasize the power of the Russian monarchy in the eyes of foreign ambassadors. And once inside, you, without a doubt, feel like a noble special era of Enlightened absolutism in Russia! It is in this palace that the famous Amber Room is located, which was recreated by St. Petersburg restorers for the 300th anniversary of Saint-Petersburg.
After visiting the magnificent Catherine Palace, you will go to a traditional Russian feast at the Podvorie restaurant. The menu includes a variety of meat and fish dishes, classic Russian soups and pickles. Various sorts of vodka - on birch buds, on the basis of horseradish, on rowan fruits. The exterior and interior are made in the style of Russian northern wooden architecture of the 16th - 17th centuries. You will continue this day with a suburban excursion to the brilliant Peterhof - the "Capital of fountains" and the favorite residence of Peter I. In splendor and richness of decoration, Peterhof surpassed its prototype - French Versailles and became the most beautiful palace and park ensemble in Europe. You will get acquainted with the history of the creation of this man-made miracle, admire the most famous fountains and cascades, learn the engineering secrets of its construction, walk along the shady alleys of the Lower Park, and also admire the panorama of the Gulf of Finland.
EXTRA CHARGE In the evening, we recommend you listen to unique concerts of classical music in the magnificent historical palaces of Saint-Petersburg or to visit one of the famous Imperial Theaters of Saint-Petersburg and watch one of the famous ballet performances that always delight and fascinate with their spectacle.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, check out. After checking out you will have time to stroll through the souvenir shops and shops of Nevsky prospect and buy gifts for friends and relatives. Then the guide will take you to the airport or railway station.
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.