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Travel Package of Russia for 8 Days and 7 Nights
Duration : 8 Days and 7 Nights
Destination : Moscow, Suzdal, St. Petersburg
Tour Id : JBT187
Travel Itinerary
Day 01:      Arrive Moscow
Arrive  Moscow.  You  will  be  met  by  a  local  representative  and  transferred  to  your  hotel.  Arrive  at Moscow –  the  capital  of  Russia  and  one  of  the  biggest  cities  of  the  world.  You  will  be  met  by  a  local epresentative and transferred to your hotel. The heart of the city is the Kremlin which stands on the crest of a hill above the Moskva River. Moscow has many modern buildings and is a city of theatres, opera and ballet. Rest of the day at leisure free to see the city on your own or for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02:      Moscow – City tour
After  buffet breakfast,  proceed for half  day city  tour – the historical centre of the  city –  the  Red  Square,St. Basil’s  Cathedral,  the  Sofiskaya  Embankment  with  the building  of  the  St.  Sophia  Cathedral  and  the  panorama  of  the  Kremlin  Walls.  Also visit  the  modern  part  of the city –  the  Lenin Vorobievy  Hills,  the highest place in the city providing a beautiful view and the Poklonnaya Hill. Rest of the day at leisure free to see the city on your own or for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03:      Moscow – Vladimir – Suzdal
After buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to Suzdal via Vladimir (203 kms).  Arrive at Vladimir which was founded  in 1108 as a fort. Visit the Golden Gates and  the Uspensky Cathedral –  the most significant building. Its oldest murals date from 1161.  Proceed  to Suzdal which was the town that  was awarded The Golden  Apple  Prize  by  the International Journalist’s  Organization  for  preservation  of  its  architectural ensemble.  Arrive  at  Suzdal  in  the  afternoon.  Take  a  city  tour  of  Suzdal  visiting  the  Kremlin,  Spaso- Evfimievsky monastery and the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Evening check in at the hotel in Suzdal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04:      Suzdal – Ples – Kostroma – Yaroslavl
After  buffet  breakfast,  check  out  and  proceed  to  Kostroma.  On  the  way  take  a  “green  stop”  in  Ples (a small town located 65  kms.  From  Kostroma).  Ples  is a  small town  located in a  picturesque place  on  the banks of the river V olga, its an ideal site for a picnic or a walking tour. Afternoon arrive at Kostroma also known  as  the “cradle  of  the  Romanov dynasty”.  It  is also  well known  for  its  handicrafts.  Proceed  for a half day city tour of Kostroma including  Ipatievsky Monastery and the Church of Resurrection-on-Debra. Evening depart for Yaroslavl (250 kms. From Moscow). Arrive at Yaroslavl and check in at hotel.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 05:      Yaroslavl – Rostov The Great – Pereyaslavl – Zalessky – Zagorsk - Moscow
After  buffet breakfast,  check  out  and  depart  for  Moscow.  On  the  way  do  a  tour  of  Yaroslavl  including visit to Transfiguration Monastery. Then arrive at  Rostov-The-Great (190 kms. From Moscow)  and do a city tour. This place is a sleepy old  town with  some magnificent  buildings next to a lake. The focal point of  the  town  is  Kremlin.  Its  churches are  good examples  of  Russian 17 century architecture.  Afternoon take  a photo stop in Pereyaslavl – Zalessky  (127 kms. From Moscow)/ Arrive  at Zagorsk (60 kms. From Moscow).  Evening  visit  the  St.  Trinity  –  Sergius  Monastery,  Russi’a  most  important  religious  and historical landmarks and still a place of  spiritual pilgrimage.  Lunch in the evening at a local restaurant in Zagorsk and then depart for Moscow. Arrive at Moscow and transfer directly  to the train station  for  your overnight train from Moscow – St. Petersburg (2nd class – quad cabin). Overnight onboard the train.

Day 06:      Moscow - St. Petersburg
Early morning, arrive at St. Petersburg.  You will be  met by a  local representative and transferred to  your hotel. Buffet breakfast  at  the hotel. After breakfast  we proceed for the half day city tour of St. Petersburg (3.5  hrs.).  Visit  the  Peter  and  Paul  Cathedral,  St.  Nicolas  Church,  the  Winter  Palace,  the  Smolny Cathedral, the buildings of Senate  and  Sinod, the St.  Issak’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan designed by world famous architects make a visit to the city unforgettable. The streets and squares of the city are ornamented by brilliant sculptures. Rest of the day at leisure free for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07:      St. Petersburg
After buffet breakfast, full day at leisure to explore the town on your own. You can relax in your hotel or take an optional tour of the Hermitage Museum (3.5 hrs.) which contains one of the largest collections of pieces  of  art  in  the  world.  The  collection  is  housed  in  4  buildings  and  the  most  famous  is  the  Winter Palace  and  the  former  Royal residence.  The  museum  has  over  three  million  items,  among  them  are examples of pre-historic culture – Egyptian art, the  art  of Antiquity, Scythian gold and a great  collection of Western European paintings and sculptures. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08:      Depart St. Petersburg
After breakfast, check out and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Russia – Moscow, Gold Ring.
 
Tour price includes:
1. Accommodation at hotel opted.
2. Daily buffet breakfast.
3. Moscow airport – hotel transfers and hotel – St. Petersburg hotel - airport transfers on private basis.
4. Sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary on Seat in coach basis.
5. Oneway overnight train from Moscow - St. Petersburg in second class (sleeper, quadruple cabins).
6. Services of an English speaking guide.

Tour price does not include:
1. Passport, Visa charges, International Airfares & Airport taxes
2. Cost granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Basic Travel Quota scheme.
3. Any increase in the rate of exchange, surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect, prior to departure.
4. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the group menus.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned in “Tour Price Includes” box.

Visa requirements:
You must be in possession of a single entry visa for Russia. Visa charges will be applicable as per the consulate fees.

Passport:
To join the tour you must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your date of travel.

Hotels / Flights / Itinerary / Routes are subject to change without notice.
Subject to RBI / GOI regulations.
 
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