NEW YEAR’S MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG (28.12.2019-03.01.2020)
NEW YEAR’S MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG
1 Day, 28.12.2019
Arrival in Moscow; Transfer to the hotel with guide; Accommodation. Rest. Overnight.
2 Day, 29.12.2019
06:30-11:00 breakfast; Check out, Moscow City tour (4 hours): Sightseeing in Moscow is incredible interesting. Moscow’s historical sights make it a fascinating place to explore. Excursion in Moscow covers the highlights of the city, such as Red square, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Novodevichy convent, Sparrow hills ,Victory Park and many other beautiful places. The tour start from hotel or the central square of the city – the most beautiful and fantastic architectural ensemble, it has always been the main square in Moscow. Important events: such as church festivals, religious processions and military parades took place here. Magnificent cathedrals were constructed here. The most fabulous is St Basil cathedral- this whimsical creation became the symbol of Moscow as Tower Bridge in London. Crist the Saviour cathedral is the largest orthodox cathedral in Russia, it is the replica of the 19th century cathedral built as a symbol of military glory, a monument in commemoration of the victory of the Russian Army over the Napoleon’s army. The architectural ensemble of Novodevichy ( New Maidens) convent, founded in 1524, is exceptionally beautiful, it was inscribed into UNESCO list, the place of attraction for many people. Sparrow hills is the highest spot of the city, where visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Moscow. Victory Park is a huge memorial complex dedicated to the Second World War. Wish you to enjoy the sightseeing in Moscow! Free time in Centre of Moscow. Transfer to the railway station on train SAPSAN to St. Petersburg; Arrival in St. Petersburg; Transfer to the hotel with guide; Accommodation. Rest. Overnight;
3 Day, 30.12.2019
Breakfast 07:30-11:00 St. Petersburg City tour (4 hours): Nevsky Prospekt, The Palace Square, Winter Palace, Kazan Cathedral, Arts Square and the Russian Museum, the Menshikov Palace, the Imperial Academy of Arts and visit into Peter and Paul Fortress. The Peter and Paul Fortress occupies a special place in the history of St Petersburg. It was with this citadel, founded on 16 (27 New Style) May 1703 by Domenico Trezzini and called “Sankt-Pieterburgh” in a Dutch manner, that the city which was to become the capital of the Russian Empire began. The ground-plan of the fortress on Hare Island was a stretched hexagon: six curtain walls linked six massive bastions protruding towards an attacker. Peter the Great personally supervised the construction of one bastion and entrusted the others to his closest associates: Menshikov, Golovkin, Zotov, Trubetskoi and Naryshkin. The main gate was placed in the curtain wall between the Tsar and Menshikov Bastions. It faced St Petersburg’s earliest bridge that connected the fortress with the neighbouring Birch Island. A moat was dug out in front of the gate and an earthworks ravelin (V-shaped outwork) piled up to protect it from artillery fire. In order to provide the garrison with water in the event of a siege, a special canal was out the length of the island. The Peter and Paul Cathedral Domenico Trezzini designed this magnificent Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul within the fortress in 1712. He produced a Baroque masterpiece of singular elegance. The interior, with its glittering chandeliers, pink and green Corinthian columns, and overarching vaults, is a far cry from the traditional Russian Orthodox church. Free time in centre of St. Petersburg. Return to the hotel. Rest. Overnight;
4 Day, 31.12.2019
Breakfast 07:30-11:00 Walking tour in Hermitage (3 hours). The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository. Free time. Return to the hotel. Rest or New Year’s Eve at a hotel or restaurant in the city (for extra charge)
5 Day 01.01.2020
Breakfast 07:30-11:00 Free day.
6 Day 02.01.2020
Breakfast 07:30-11:00 Check out Transfer to the railway station on train SAPSAN to Moscow. Arrival in Moscow. Transfer with guide to the hotel.
7 Day 03.01.2020
Breakfast 06:30-11:00 Check out Transfer to the Airport
PRICE PER PERSON:
|3* Hotels||2 pax||4 pax||10 pax|
|Gamma (Moscow) & Bristol (St. Petersburg)||851 euro per person||649 euro per person||425 euro per person|
– accommodation in twin/double rooms with breakfast 6 nights: 2 nights in Moscow and 4 nights in St. Petersburg;
– entrance tickets in Peter and Paul Fortress;
– guide services according program;
– transport service according program;
– train tickets Moscow-St. Petersburg-Moscow;