General

Day 01 USA   St. Petersburg
Included: Breakfast

Board an international flight bound for Russia. Spend the night aboard as we cross the Atlantic to Russia.

Day 02 Arrive  St. Petersburg
Included: Breakfast

Upon your arrival in St. Petersburg an Amiri Travel representative will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel.

Day 03  St. Petersburg
Included: Breakfast

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
Included: Breakfast

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
Included: Breakfast

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
Included: Breakfast

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
Included: Breakfast

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
Included: Breakfast

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
Included: Breakfast

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.

Travel Insurance:

We strongly recommend that all clients take out comprehensive travel insurance when making a booking. We recommend getting insurance that covers loss of baggage, trip cancellation, and medical expenses. Insurance is available at additional cost.  You can get insurance HERE.

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

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Russia

Russia

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most populous country with nearly 144 million people in November 2014.

Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait.

The nation’s history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus’ ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus’ lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde, and came to dominate the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus’. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America.

Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world’s first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower, which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world’s first human-made satellite, and the first man in space. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality (the sole successor state) of the Union state.

The Russian economy ranks as the tenth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia’s extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in the world, have made it one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia was the world’s second biggest exporter of major arms in 2010-14, according to SIPRI data.

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Highlights

Package includes:

  • Sightseeing:

1-Hermitage
2-Peter and Paul fortress
3-Issac Cathedral
4-Grand Palace (Peter’s palace)
5-Nevsky avenue (St. Peterssburg’s Chaps-Elysees)
6-Pushkin palace and Park
7-Sparrow Hills
8-Tretyakov Gallery
9-Kremlin
10-Red Square
11-Lenin’s Tomb
12-St.Basil Cathedral
13-Moscow Metro

  • 8 Nights accommodation at luxury 5 star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • All Transfers and sightseeing, visit to shopping area with private air-conditioned buses
  • Services of English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Package Excludes:

  • Air Fare (International)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours

1-Riverboat cruise
2-Maryinsky or Aleksandryisky ballet (Swan Lake Ballet)
3-Folk show in Nikolaevsky palace
4-Night Tour

  • Customary tips to your drivers, local guides and escorts, and Bell Boy
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance

Booking Procedure:

  • The final confirmation will be communicated 15 days before departure.
  • $2000 Deposit Required.
  • Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

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