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Little Tour of Russia | CIE Tours

Little Tour of Russia

  • Little Tour of Russia 7 Day/6 Night Coach Tour ~ K011
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Starts Moscow
Ends St Petersburg
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Tour Highlights

Tour Includes:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 3 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Standard class high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Moscow
  • St. Petersburg

Hotels:

  • Marriott Grand Hotel| Moscow (3 nights)
  • Crowne Plaza Ligovsky or Radisson Sonya | St. Petersburg (3 nights)

*This tour is operated by our partner, Kompas Tours. While our Ireland & Britain guided vacations offer one inclusive price with no additional costs, this tour will offer additional sightseeing excursions or dining experiences that are sold separately while on tour to enhance your vacation experience.

B: Breakgast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

NOTE: Russia requires citizens of most countries to obtain a visitor visa prior to travel. CIE Tours can assist you with obtaining the necessary forms for the visa.


Hotels

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Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow

Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow Description:

This hotel is located on Tverskaya Street in the heart of city center. It is near Red Square, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre and is known for impeccable service and event facilities. Spacious guest rooms offer wonderful amenities, including a safe, individual climate control and Wi-Fi Internet access. Two restaurants provide delightful international food. Between meals, enjoy a cocktail at the Lobby Bar or read your newspaper by the fountain. Stay fit in the exclusive Fitness Gym featuring state-of-the-art equipment, and unwind in the indoor pool and sauna.

Crowne Plaza Ligovsky, St. Petersburg

Crowne Plaza Ligovsky, St. Petersburg Description:

This hotel’s elegant rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi and sofas. Upgraded suites feature marble bathrooms and chandeliers. A restaurant features European cuisine and a bar. Other amenities include a fitness room, ping pong and pool tables, a squash court and a business center.

Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg

Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg Description:

The only one of its kind, Radisson Sonya is a Four Star Hotel with a special atmosphere and a unique design concept. Here you will feel the exclusive charm of the city and enjoy the very best views of St. Petersburg. The design for this elegant boutique hotel was inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s famous novel, Crime and Punishment.  The interior concept of the Radisson Sonya hotel draws its insight from the main theme of this novel, where the transfiguration is the central idea. That is why the colorful artwork, Bohemian flair and literary motifs deliver a truly unique experience for guests staying in our hotel. The Hotel Restaurant “Metamorfos” and its adjacent Bar were also created based on the novel.

Itinerary

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K011 - Little Tour of Russia 7 Days / 6 Nights

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

NOTE: Russia requires citizens of most countries to obtain a visitor visa prior to travel. CIE Tours can assist you with obtaining the necessary forms for the visa.

Day 1Arrive Moscow, Friday

Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2In Moscow, Saturday

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 3In Moscow, Excursion To Sergiev Posad, Sunday

Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.” (B, L)

Day 4Moscow To St. Petersburg, Monday

Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join an optional tour Russian Folklore evening. (B, D)

Day 5In St. Petersburg, Tuesday

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit also Peter and Paul Fortress; built in 1703 on a small island, it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional tour Evening Canal Cruise. (B)

Day 6In St. Petersburg, Wednesday

This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the worldfamous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. Perhaps conclude your touring with an optional Russian Folklore evening. (B, D)

Day 7Depart St. Petersburg, Thursday

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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