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NZD $1530
per person twin share
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Knowing Russian culture will give you a brief insight into this amazing country and will make your visit to this vast Eastern European country all that more enjoyable!

Russia is the largest country in the world in area and spans Europe and Asia from west to East. Because Russia encompasses so much land, it also exhibits a great diversity of geography and ethnicities. Though generalizations about Russian culture can be made, the size and diversity of the country mean that regions in Russia maintain cultural elements that aren't typical of other areas of Russia.

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Monday
St. Petersburg

Arrive in St. Petersburg by flight On arrival at St. Petersburg Airport, after completing Immigration and Customs formalities, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel. Your accommodation in St. Petersburg is for 03 nights in Hotel including breakfast

Tuesday
St. Petersburg (B/L)

This morning, starts from the visit to the Hermitage museum, Russia’s best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The principal building of the Hermitage Museum is the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Czars. Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and from throughout history The Hermitage’s collections include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandts and Rubens. Lunch. City Sightseeing Tour in the city. The historical capital of the Russian Empire invites you to admire its splendid views: the Square of Arts with 3 museums and 4 theatres along its perimeter, the Palace Square offering an impressive view upon the Baroque Winter Palace; the historical Strelka (Cape) of the Vasilevsky Isle; the famous Nevsky Avenue considered the “heart” of the city. We will also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress that is actually considered the place of birth of St. Petersburg. During this tour you will take an insight into the history of the city and the Romanovs’ royal dynasty.

Wednesday
St. Petersburg (B)

Today, starts with the visit to Peterhof. It is perhaps St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the palace was built by Peter the Great initially as a resting place on the way to the Imperial naval base at Kronshtadt. But the Czar was quick to recognize the attractiveness of the area and masterminded a vast estate intended to rival the famous gardens of Versailles. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The enormous park is adorned with statues and pavilions, it boasts the world’s largest system of fountains, earning it the title of the “Russian Versaille”.

Thursday
St. Petersburg – Moscow (B)

Today at an appointed time, you will be collected from your Hotel and transferred to Train station to board the highspeed train to Moscow TBA Depart from St. Petersburg by Train TBA Arrive in Moscow On arrival at Moscow train station, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel Your accommodation in Moscow is for 04 nights in Hotel including breakfast

Friday
Moscow (B/L)

This morning embark on a city tour of Moscow. The Red Square, one of the most spacious squares of the world, famous for Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil Cathedral, and dominated by the grand Kremlin walls of red brick. You will have a chance to see the glanderous tower buildings symbolic of the Soviet Moscow, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior that was demolished and then reconstructed as a symbol of the Russian faith. After that we will visit the Moscow Subway (Metro) which spans almost the entire Russian capital. It is one of the world’s most heavily used metro systems. It is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain beautiful examples of socialist realist art. Afternoon is at leisure.

Saturday
Moscow (B/L)

In the morning we visit the Moscow Kremlin. It is the symbol of Moscow and of the entire Russia. This stronghold is the historical, spiritual and political heart of Moscow and the city’s most famous landmark and tourist attraction. Most of the city had been inside the Kremlin walls until the XVI century. It was rebuilt several times in the past, it was wooden originally and the brick walls and towers we see now were built in 15th century. Today the Kremlin is the official residence of the Russian President. Afternoon is at leisure

Sunday
Moscow (B/L)

In the morning we go to the Sergiyev Posad. Located 70 km north from Moscow the historic ensemble of Sergiyev Posad is of great interest for tourists and pilgrims as it is a place abundant in excellently preserved monuments of the Russian culture, dating back to the XV-XVII centuries. The Monastery of the Trinity and St. Serge founded in 1337 is famous all over the world and often referred to as the “Russian Vatican”. Return to Moscow.

Sunday Moscow (B)

Today, at an appointed time, you will be collected from your Hotel and transferred Moscow Airport for your onward flight TBA Depart from Moscow by flight

Meals mentioned above: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner All flight times mentioned above are local, subject to change by airlines without prior intimation. It is advisable to check the scheduled flight departure time at least 3 days prior to your travel. Please check with our ground operators locally to reconfirm your return travel schedule well in advance.

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from now until 30 September 2019

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