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Romantic Russia
 
06 Days / 05 Nights
 

 

Day
1
Arrive Into St. Petersburg
• Guided Panoramic City Tour Of St. Petersburg
Welcome to your ‘Cox & Kings Romantic Russia’ tour. On arrival in St. Petersburg clear immigration and customs and proceed to the hotel on your own to check in. (check in after 1400 hrs). Assemble in the lobby at 17.00 hrs. to enjoy a Guided Panoramic City Tour of the cultural capital of Russia. View the dreamy and picturesque River Neva; see the Alexander Nevsky Monastery and Nevsky Prospect lined with the marble palaces of Russian Royalty. Soak in the rich history of St. Petersburg in the Church of the Spilled Blood, the Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace. After dinner return to your hotel.

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Day
2
In St. Petersburg
• Harmitage Museum
• Boat Ride Of St. Petersburg

This morning visit the celebrated Harmitage Museum, one of the most important museums in the world. It houses a fabulous collection of nearly three million works of applied art, archaeological finds, coins, graphic art and paintings in six different buildings. This evening, enjoy a boat ride along the canals of St. Petersburg from where you can view the city’s grand neoclassical architecture. Then drive around the Menshikov Palace, the Russian Museum and the Peter and Paul Fortress, all of which emphasize the city’s rich architectural heritage and lineage.

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Day
3
In St. Petersburg
• Peterhof - Grand Palace
• Pushkin Tour
• Tour Of Catherine's Palace

This morning, drive down to Peterhof, an erstwhile residence of the Czars of yore. Visit the Grand Palace and be amazed with its fascinating & elaborate interiors. This world-famous Palace, Fountain and Park ensemble of Peterhof shines forth as a glittering landmark of Russia’s aesthetic culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains of various forms, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, paintings and works of art and culture make Peterhof a veritable gem of art, often called the ‘Capital of Fountains,’ unique in the world. Travel to the lovely city of Pushkin - formerly Tsarskoe Selo, the Tsar’s Village. Take a tour of Catherine's Palace a beautiful baroque-style building that was built by Empress Elizabeth and named for her mother, Catherine the First. Like many other royal residences, the palace sustained heavy damage during World War II, although most of it has been restored to its former glory.

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Day
4
Onto Moscow
• Visit St. Isaac's Cathedral
• High Speed "Sapsan" Train To Moscow

Today, drive to Isaac's Cathedral, the main church of the Russian Empire. The cathedral was under construction for 40 years and was decorated in an elaborate way. In the afternoon, proceed to the station for your high-speed train to Moscow. This sleek “Peregrine Falcon”, when it begins its renowned hunting dive, achieves speeds of 330 kilometres per hour (205 miles per hour). On arrival, after dinner transfer to the hotel through the busy city of Moscow.

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Day
5
In Moscow
• Guided Panpramic City Tour Of Moscow
• Kremin Tour
• Metro Tour
• Arbat Street
• Russian Circus

This morning, proceed on a Guided Panpramic City Tour of Moscow, which includes the iconic Red Square and the stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful onion-shaped domes. Later, depart for the Kremlin, the ‘walled fortress’ of Russia that holds much of its history, politics and religion. The walls, originally of white stone, were rebuilt in the late 15th century, in their distinctive red brick. Today, the Kremlin houses four cathedrals, three palaces and two museums and is the official residence of the Russian President. It holds many treasures of the former Czars. What was once the Kremlin’s Armoury Chamber, has been made into a museum of sorts. Next, take a metro tour. The stations of Moscow’s subway system are often called ‘the peoples palaces’ for the elegant Soviet-era design and the lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Later, stroll down Arbat Street, now an extensive and enthralling pedestrian walkway, filled with interesting shops and restaurants. In the evening, enjoy the world famous Russian Circus. After dinner, return to your hotel.

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Day
6
Homeward Bound
Good times need never end ! As you get ready to depart on your individual flight schedules, relive the high points of your ‘Cox & Kings Romantic Russia’ tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon… Breakfast either at the hotel or onboard your return flight.

Suggestion : Our Best of Scandinavia tour can be combined as a pre tour to this itinerary.

Note: This tour may run with an altered flow due to operational constraints

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City Nights Hotels Ratings
       
Tour Cost
ADULT IN SINGLE PER ADULT IN TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING PER CHILD* WITH BED PER CHILD* WITHOUT BED
$1,299.00 $1,099.00 $819.00 $799
Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of Cox & Kings Tour Manager or Local Representative.
  • Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Exclusion
  • Cost of your Round Trip Economy Class Excursion Airfare.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa Charges for UK and Schengen.
  • Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance policy valid for the duration of the tour covered for passengers upto the age of 70 years.
  • Compulsory Tips of EUR 3 per person per day.
  • Optional & Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Any increase in rate of Euro (presently calculated at 1 EUR = USD 0.85) leading to an increase in Tour Cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports, seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.

  • PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE DUE TO CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS AND PRICE FUEL HIKES. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING, SUBJECT TO AIRLINE RULES AND REGULATIONS, KINDLY ENSURE THAT THE FOLLOWING ARE ADHERED TO: - TRAVEL INSURANCE, VISA’S AND VACCINATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE.