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Imperial Russia

Imperial Russia | Scandinavian American World Tours

ESCORTED - 13 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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St. Petersburg | Moscow

Tours start in St. Petersburg on Sundays
Departures May 27, June 03, July 15, 22, 29, August 05, 12, 19, 26,
September 02, 09, 16, & 23, 2018

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive St. Petersburg

Today you arrive in St. Petersburg and meet our local representative at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport before transferring together to your five star hotel, superbly situated on the Nevsky Prospekt—the main artery of the city. Please see the welcome letter provided to you upon check-in at your hotel for details about the meeting point and time with your tour escort.

St. Petersburg, a city founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city was virtually unharmed after the 1930-50s Stalinist reconstruction, and its downtown dazzles the eye of the visitor with splendid palaces, stylish monuments, straight avenues, beautiful bridges, and other attractions.

The evening is at leisure. Your tour escort will assist with recommendations and reservations for optional evening arrangements for the next five nights.

Hotel Angleterre*

NOTE: May 27 and June 03 departures will stay at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg*. Escorted transfer is only available from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to your hotel on the official start date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative.

Day 02: St. Petersburg

Enjoy your first buffet breakfast at your hotel. Afterward you’ll meet a local English-speaking guide for a 3-hour panoramic city sightseeing tour and cover on foot some of the many highlights of the city. Drive along Nevsky Prospect and make scenic stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Senate Square, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Arts Square, and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches: the Church of the Savior on Blood, and the Nikolsky Cathedral.

The drive tour ends at your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore. Your tour escort will recommend additional tours, allowing you to fully grasp this jewel on the Baltic Sea.

Hotel Angleterre*

*NOTE: May 27 and June 03 departures will stay at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg.

Day 03: St. Petersburg

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a day tour of the city starting out at the six buildings of the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum on the River Neva, afterward touring the state rooms of its Winter Palace—residence of the Russian Tsars. Constructed over the period of two and a half centuries, the Hermitage exhibits a collection of over 3 million cultural and artistic items from the Stone Age to the present.

Return to the hotel after the city tour and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Hotel Angleterre*

NOTE: May 27 and June 03 departures will stay at the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg*. There is an optional 4-hour privately guided group tour of Peterhof Palace (private transportation to and from included), a place dedicated to the Sea God Englis. The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble are an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture from the 18-19th centuries founded by Peter the Great, not far from his capital of St. Petersburg. Price: $98 per person.

Day 04: St. Petersburg - Moscow

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning is at leisure before you are transferred to the Moscow Railway station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow.

Enjoy the beauty of endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga as we travel through the countryside. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in Moscow, checking in at your five star hotel before a free evening to relax or explore the city.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel

Day 05: Moscow

Breakfast is at your hotel. This morning you’ll enjoy a full-day, privately guided sightseeing tour of Moscow—where you’ll experience the unique beauty of Russia’s ancient churches and cathedrals, some of them dating as far back as the 15th century, many of them having been restored or even built anew lately. Continue the city tour by visiting beautiful theatres and palaces; modern business complexes and hotels; and buildings of late Soviet architecture such as Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympic Games.

Moscow, with over 10 million inhabitants, is vast and at times chaotic. You’ll visit the historical center of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. You’ll also see the modern part of the city which includes the Lenin (Vorobievy) Hills–the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city. Next is Poklonnaya Hill, where there is a monument commemorating defenders of the city during World War II.

You’ll experience one of Moscow’s beautiful Metro stations before we take a short break for lunch (not included), and then continue on our tour of the city.

You’ll be returned to your hotel at the end of the city tour, and the rest of the afternoon and evening are free to explore this amazing city in the heart of imperial Russia.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel

Day 06: Moscow

Breakfast at hotel. This morning we’ll enjoy a half-day, privately-guided city tour of Moscow, during which you’ll walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber, viewing its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels, and royal thrones.

The word Kremlin (kreml) means a fortress or walled town; Moscow’s is the biggest and most famous. The earliest ramparts were of earth and wood, but successive rulers raised and strengthened the defenses after every attack. The present brick walls date from the 1490s, though they have been frequently restored.

The tour ends at your hotel. Enjoy a final afternoon and evening at leisure, exploring Moscow on your own or relaxing in your hotel before you head home the following day.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel

Day 07: Depart Moscow

After your final buffet breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer you directly to Moscow Airport for your flight home.

NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from your hotel to Moscow Airport on the official end date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative.

 

Additional Information

Prices include:

  • 6 nights St. Petersburg – Moscow
  • 6 nights’ accommodation including (6) daily buffet breakfasts as per itinerary in centrally located deluxe class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
  • Guided tours with local English-speaking guide in St. Petersburg and Moscow, all entrances included as outlined. All listed sightseeing tours are conducted in a private coach and in English only (Spanish/Portuguese speaking guests will have own coach for all city tours)
  • Arrival transfer (St. Petersburg) and departure transfer (Moscow) as stated in itinerary above
  • High speed Sapsan train St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels and rail stations except for days 1 and 7
  • Bi-lingual tour escort Days 01-07 (English & Spanish or Portuguese only)
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats

NOTE: Prices do not include beverages & extra items, required Russian visa, and any services not listed in the program.

NOTE ON THE RUSSIAN VISA: Your Russian visa must be obtained on your own. Visit www.russianembassy.org for more information, fees, details, and forms. We will provide the required visa confirmation letter and voucher once booked and confirmed.

Optional services available for pre-booking: Optional group excursion to Peterhof Palace on day 03: USD $98 per person.

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2018 PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

* Prices are per person sharing twin-bedded room. Tours start in St. Petersburg on Sundays.

Departure Dates and Information
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Tour dates & availability per 9/26/2017. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Guests 7 years or older are welcome; children 7-18 years old must travel with an adult. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. All tours are guided in English.

Third person in extra bed/special child discount! Deduct $152 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older. Child discount (7-12 years): $294.

Land Only
Price

Single
Supplement

May
27


$1925 p.p. twin


$811

June
03


$1925 p.p. twin


$811

July
15, 22, & 29


$1925 p.p. twin


$811

August
05, 12, 19, & 26


$1925 p.p. twin


$811

September
02, 09, 16, & 23


$1925 p.p. twin


$811

Tour Information

Tour Type:Escorted Tour
Price: from $1925
Duration:7 days
Cities Visited:St. Petersburg - Moscow
Departures: May - June - July - August - September

Tour Map

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