Day 01 USA St. Petersburg
Board an international flight bound for Russia. Spend the night aboard as we cross the Atlantic to Russia.
Day 02 Arrive St. Petersburg
Upon your arrival in St. Petersburg an Amiri Travel representative will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel.
Day 03 St. Petersburg
Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Isaac Cathedral: After breakfast, departure from the hotel with an English–speaking guide who will assist you for sightseeing around St. Petersburg.
You will see such world famous sights as the Hermitage Museum (the former Winter Palace) and now the treasure house of fine and applied arts. The former residence of Russian Tsars, the Hermitage is beautifully decorated with paintings and sculptures and houses almost three million exhibits.
We then visit Peter and Paul Fortress, an outstanding architectural monument and the burial place of Russian Romanov Czars. The city’s first building (once a political prison in Tsarist Russia), the cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul was a Burial Place of the Russian Tsars starting from Peter the Great. You will also enjoy the very interesting architectural monument St. Isaac’s Cathedral, designed by the outstanding architect Auguste Montferand in the 19th Century, which has unique works of art inside including paintings, sculptures and mosaic compositions.
Day 04 St. Petersburg
Grand Palace, Nevsky Avenue: After breakfast you will enjoy an excursion to Peterhof (Grand Palace) the former summer Palace of the Czars. Peter the Great built a series of palaces to the west of St. Petersburg to rival Versailles in Paris. The combined ensemble is known as Peterhof (Peter’s Palace). The Fountains are a sight to see. The Grand Cascade and Water Avenue were partly engineered by Peter himself and are an important part of Peterhof’s charm. In the afternoon we visit Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg’s Champs-Elysées and walk this famous shopping street, and view the magnificent mosaic covered Cathedral of the Savior.
Day 05 St. Petersbug
Pushkin Palace and Park: In the afternoon visit Pushkin town, Catherine the Great’s Palace and park, located 12 miles from St. Petersburg. Almost razed to the ground during the Nazi occupation, the Palace has been under continuous restoration since 1944. The restoration works are still underway to this day, including the famous Amber Room which was looted by Fascists, (although the loot was lost somewhere near the German border).
Day 06 St. Petersburg – Moscow
After breakfast you check out and transfer to the airport and fly to Moscow the capital city of Russia, where an Amiri Travel representative will guide you to your hotel.
Options in St. Petersburg: * A riverboat cruise *Maryinsky or Aleksandryisky ballet performances *Folk show in Palace * Night Disco
Day 07 Moscow
Sparrow Hills, Moscow University, Tretyakov Gallery: After a hearty breakfast, your city tour includes famous Sparrow hills (Lenin’s hills) the highest point in Moscow where you’ll see the panorama of the city, Moscow University, main streets and squares, and many monuments dedicated to famous artists and political leaders. At the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian national art museum in Moscow, you will see the incomparable wealth of Ancient Russian art and stunning paintings from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
Day 08 Moscow
Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Gum Dept. Store: After breakfast, this morning we explore the Kremlin and Cathedrals Square to visit the ancient territory of the heart of Moscow, where Russian Tsars were crowned. You will see interesting famous Palaces and also Red Square (the central square of the capital). You will visit Lenin’s Tomb and St. Basil’s Cathedral (built in the 16th century). Next, you will visit the historic Gum Department Store, and walk along the Old Arbat street (famous shopping site) where tourists can find great bargains on souvenirs. Finally we’ll go to the Moscow Metro and see some of the most unique stations, which were decorated in marble, granite, and chandeliers during Stalin’s era.
Day 09 Moscow
Shopping:We’ll see the fancy Okhotny Ryad underground shopping center near the Kremlin (also known as Manezh). Finally we’ll find some time for last minute shopping of caviar, and once again shop along Arbat Street for samovars, matrushkas, etc.
Options in Moscow: *The Circus, *Riverboat Cruise and Night Tour, *Folk Show, *Yar restaurant and cabaret.
Day 10 Moscow – USA
This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight home arriving in the US the same day.
NOTE: Amiri Travel is *not responsible * for any optional tours purchased by passengers in Russia.
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Cancellation without insurance:
Cancellations are very costly and usually do not occur in time for resale of the cancelled tour. If Amiri Tour and Travel receives any cancellation prior to commencement of services without travel Insurance, the following cancellation fees will apply per person:
- 60 days prior to departure: $250 per person.
- 60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost.
- 30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost. No refund