Winter suite

 (Moscow / St.Petersburg)

8 Days / 7 Nights

 The iconic image of Russia in the eyes of many foreigners is related to a lot of snow. It is true that in most of the territory of the country the snowy winters can be rather long. But in spite of that the winters of Western and North Western European Russia they are relatively mild in comparison to the places of the same latitude in Siberia or Canada. The winter temperatures are normally just slightly below zero Celsius, rarely going below 10 degrees, due to benign influence of the warm Atlantic currents, which influence can be felt even that far.

It makes European part of Russia worth visiting during winter months. The two capital cities of Russia are especially beautiful in their winter white bridal attire. Apart of seeing them different appearance you also avoid hustle and bustle of the popular summer months, there are no queues to the Kremlin and the Hermitage and many places are just much easier to access then in the peak of the high season.

The program of the tour:

Day 1

Arrival to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome greeting with a glass of Champagne. Check-in. Dinner at the hotel. The night tour of Moscow allows you to get a different prospective of the Russian capital, with the most famous landmarks and buildings artfully and beautifully lit.

Day 2

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Moscow: Tverskaya ulitsa, (the main thoroughfare of the city), Manege Square, Red Square, Sparrow Hills (known for a fabulous view of the city), Novodevichy Convent (New Maden convent, probably the best-known cloister of Moscow, remaining virtually intact from 17 century), Christ the Saviour Cathedral (the main cathedral of Russia and the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world) etc. Lunch in a city restaurant. Afternoon tour of the Kremlin, the historical citadel at the heart of Moscow and the seat of the Russian government, including one of the Kremlin\'s ancient cathedrals.

Day 3

Breakfast. Trip to Kolomenskoye, an ancient royal summer retreat. Welcome greeting by a folklore group. The wooden churches of Kolomenskoye with their blue and golden cupolas date back to the early period of the Russian State. Among the attractions of the place is the house of the Russian Emperor Peter I, with a 600 years old oak tree planted nearby. Lunch in a city restaurant. Afternoon visit to the Pushkin Fine Art Museum, one of the best art museums in Russia featuring exhibits from Greek antiquities to Picasso.

Day 4

Breakfast. Trip to the town of Klin (90 km north-west of Moscow), known for the country estate of the Russian composer Tchaikovsky to be located there. It was in Klin that he composed world famous symphonic concerts and ballets. In a concert hall of the museum visitors can enjoy listening to Tchaikovsky’s great music. Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Moscow. Time at leisure. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to St.Petersburg by overnight train.

Day 5

Arrival in St.Petersburg. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome greeting with a glass of Champagne. Check-in. Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of the city (Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square, The Spit of the Basil’s Island, St. Isaac’s Square, Smolny Cathedral, etc.). Tour of the Peter and Paul fortress. Lunch in a city restaurant. Time at leisure.

Day 6

Breakfast. Whole day trip to Pushkin and Pavlovsk, the former royal residences. Breakfast. Trip to Pushkin, for the tour of the Catherine’s Palace, home to the famous Amber Room. The palace and surrounding park are among the best masterpieces of the Russian landscape design and architecture. Lunch and folklore show in the Podvorye Russian restaurant.  Proceed to Pavlovsk for the tour of the Emperor Paul’s Palace. Troika ride in the beautiful Palace Park of Pavlovsk.

Day 7

Breakfast. Tour of the Hermitage museum (West European Arts, the gala and private rooms of the Winter Palace, etc.). Lunch in one of the city’s palaces. Afternoon tour of the Rimsky-Korsakov museum including a concert of the classical music. Return to the hotel. Farewell dinner in a city restaurant.

Day 8

Breakfast. Tour of the majestic St.Isaac’s Cathedral, the biggest and the most famous in St.Petesburg. Farewell drink. Transfer to the airport.

The price of the tour is quoted by request.