Russia (07Days/ 06 Nights)

DAY 1: Moscow

Arrival at Moscow airport
Transfer to Hotel. Check – in at Hotel
Transfer to dinner at Indian Restaurant.
Panoramic view of city on the way to restaurant
Dinner at Indian Restaurant
Overnight at hotel

Day 2: Moscow

Breakfast at hotel
Meeting with Guide at Hotel Lobby
Transfer for city tour with photo stops.Moscow City Tour: HIGHLIGHTS
Red Square, enjoy a unique architectural ensemble of the 4th largest square in the world, the Cathedrals of St. Basil and Our Lady of Kazan, the biggest History Museum of Russia, the Trading Arcades of GUM, Lenin’s tomb and necropolis.
Aleksandrovsk  Garden
St. Sofia’s Embankment, photo stop with a splendid panoramic view of the Kremlin.
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Russia’s spiritual revival.
New Maiden Convent, a fortress and monastic ensemble of the 16th century, a world-famous cemetery.
Moscow State University campus a panorama platform on Vorobiovy (Sparrow) Hills.
The White House of the Russian Federation, a landmark of post-reformed Russia.
Moscow’s boulevards, a historical and cultural centre of Moscow with its museums, theatres and memorial places.
Theatre square, the world famous Bolshoi.
Transfer to see Russian Circus Performance: The circus has always held a very special place in
The artistic life of Moscow and has become one of Russia’s most beloved national art forms.
(Optional)
Dinner at Indian restaurant
Transfer back to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Moscow

Breakfast at hotel
Meeting with Guide at Hotel Lobby
Transfer to visit Kremlin Territory + 01 cathedral.
Cathedral Square, a breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th – 17th centuries, where the life of Russian grand princes and tsar started and ended, the Annunciation Cathedral where they were baptized/Christianize,  the Assumption Cathedral where they were crowned and the Archangel Michael Cathedral where they were buried.
Tsar’s bell and Tsar Cannon, stunning examples of casting of the 16th – 18th centuries.
The Grand Kremlin Palace, from the imperial residence to the Russian President’s gala reception quarters.
Political and governmental buildings of the Kremlin, the Senate, the Palace of Congresses, the Arsenal.
Kremlin walls and towers, a unique fortress of middle Ages’ Russia.
Bell Tower
Moscow Metro Tour: Highlights
Moscow Metro/Underground system is the quickest and most convenient mode of transport for such a huge megapolis as Moscow. The idea of constracting Moscow Underground system appeared in early 20th century.The construction works began in 1931. The first underground line was opened on May 15, 1935. At present the Moscow underground system has eleven lines with over 260 km of track and 156 stations. More than 8 million people use it daily.
In 2015 Moscow Metro will celebrate its 80th anniversary
Walking tour along Arbat – a small street (850 m long) right in the centre of Moscow. Some remarkable places are worth seeing in Arbat.
House of Andrei Bely that singer of Moscow and the Arbat, a brilliant poet of Silver Age.
Nearly at Bolshoi Nicolopeskovsky Lane you will visit a house of wonderful Russian composer, pianist, poet and philosopher Alexander Skryabin. Now it is state museum of the composer with unique collection of recordings of concerts performed by Skryabin.
Transfer to Indian restaurant for Dinner
Dinner at Indian restaurant
Transfer back to hotel
Overnight at hotel

Day 4:  Moscow – St. Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel
Check Out From Hotel
Meeting with Guide at Hotel Lobby
Transfer to the Train Station.
Departure by SAPSAN SPEED TRAIN to St. Petersburg
Arrival at St. Petersburg
Meeting with English Speaking Guide
Transfer to Indian restaurant for dinner
Proceed for City Orientation Tour on the way to Indian restaurant.
Dinner at Indian Restaurant
Transfer to Hotel overnight at the hotel

Day 5: St. Petersburg 

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the Peterhoff
Visit Peterhoff Palace: TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
After a 22-mile drive through the suburbs of St. Petersburg reach Peterhoff, a former summer residence of the Russian tsars’ in the 18-th – 19-th centuries.
Explore Peterhoff designed to the request of Peter the Great to rival Versailles. 300-acre parks on the shore of the Finish Gulf, spectacular fountains, the Grand Palace, crowning the hill above the fountains and about 20 smaller Palaces and pavilions represent «Russian Versailles» now.
Enjoy picturesque Lower Gardens with three unique cascades, dozens of powerful water jets and miniature palaces – Monplaisir, Marly and Hermitage.
Take a deep breath looking at the centre of the composition, the Grand Palace and Grand Cascade, including staircases, waterfalls, an avenue of 64 fountains and 37 gilded statues.
Take a picture of the symbol of Peterhoff, «Samson killing a lion» fountain, an allegory of the crucial victory of Russians over the Swedish army at Poltava in 1709.

Day 6: St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed to Visit Hermitage world famous Museum: TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Join us on a tour of the world’s largest museum complexes, consisting of 5 buildings. The Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old or Grand Hermitage, the Hermitage Theatre and the New Hermitage;
Marvel at its striking collection both for its unprecedented artistic value and its size, when a visitor needs over 9 years to stop for a minute in front of its each exhibit;
Enjoy a unique opportunity to appreciate a very special charm and grandeur of royal living apartments and the treasures of world arts, be it the world’s largest malachite vase or 25 Rembrandts in one hall;
Seek a professional help of a guide when you face 3 million exhibits in 400 halls and 20 km (14.5 miles) walk ahead if you decide to visit them all;
Remember, it is a museum of superlatives at every step, whether you find yourself at displays of primitive, oriental, Russian art, or West European art from the 16th to 20th centuries;
If you think you no longer have the capacity to be amazed, remember the final floor of the Hermitage, with its outstanding collection of impressionists and post-impressionists to take your breath away.

Day 7: St. Petersburg – Moscow  

Breakfast at the hotel & Check Out
Check out
Transfer to the Airport
Departure to Moscow/Delhi for flight back.

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