St. Petersburg Fortress
Excursion to Peter and Paul Fortress (The tour includes a visit to Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first cathedral of St. Petersburg, a burial place of the Romanov dynasty) afternoon visit to Peterhof. Peterhof is known as Russian Versailles. The main attraction in Peterhof is its beautiful Lower Park with 150 fountains and four cascades. The main and the most amazing cascade called the Great Cascade is situated in front of the Great Imperial Palace which was the gala summer imperial residence for 200 years. Park complex and the small Palace, Grand Palace - external review.
St. Petersburg City Tour
St. Petersburg is also known as the cultural capital of Russia. On this day in this incredible city, you will have a guided tour in the Hermitage museum, one of the largest art museums in the World. After lunch, you will be exploring the main sights of St. Petersburg: the Square of Fine Arts, Palace Square, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood, a masterpiece of Russian medieval architecture, containing over 7500 square meters of mosaics - more than any other church in the World.
Imperial St. Petersburg
You will spend the whole day in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. Get immersed in the epoch of Russian Empire with guided tours in Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof. Tsarskoye Selo is a former Russian summer residence of the imperial family. Catherine's Palace, the largest palace of the tsars, is famous for its Baroque interiors, including the Gold Rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the World. After lunch discover the amazing "Russian Versailles" - Peterhof palace and park. You will tour the Grand Palace, the Lower and Upper Gardens with countless fountains, above which rises the Grand Cascade with the breathtaking Samson Fountain.
St. Petersburg Highlights
In the morning you will visit Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra, a monastery of the 18th century, where many famous Russians are buried, followed by a tour to the Peter and Paul Fortress. The fortress played an important role in Russian revolution and was called the "Russian Bastille" at the time. In the evening discover traditional Russian cuisine in one of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg.
The Northern Venice
Our City Tour provides a unique opportunity to get familiar with one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and one of its greatest sights. You'll see magnificent Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square with Hermitage, amazing Isaac's, Kazansky and Savior-on-the-Spilled-Blood cathedrals, palaces of the greatest Russian noble families, and Peter and Paul's fortress - the oldest part of the city, which was founded by Peter The Great, who took part in building the fortress himself.
Afternoon we invite You to make a short trip along these rivers and canals on board of a river-boat and to enjoy the beautiful sights of St. Petersburg. Each boat is well equipped, has a terrace open to the fresh air and a light and spacious saloon with huge panoramic windows and a glass ceiling. Navigation usually begins in May and ends with the first frosts.
Moscow City Tour
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour around Moscow. You will see the panoramic view of Moscow from the observation platform in Sparrow Hills, the amazing Moscow University, Park Pobedy - the heritage of Soviet Russia and of course the famous Moscow Kremlin and Red Square - the heart of the city. After lunch, you will be able to take a closer look at the Kremlin cathedrals and visit the Red Square with St.Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum.
In the morning you will see other remarkable Moscow sights. You will be taken to the Novodevichy convent - a World Heritage Site of the 17th century, followed by a visit to Christ the Savior's Cathedral, the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church. You will then walk along one of the oldest streets in Moscow - Arbat, where you can find lots of souvenirs or spend some time at leisure. After lunch, visit Moscow Metro which is decorated with sculptures, frescos and mosaics. It's a fascinating tourist attraction and transit system at the same time.
You will spend the whole day in the ancient town of Sergiev Posad (around 70 km. from Moscow). Originated in the 15th century, it embraces one of the largest monasteries in Russia: the Trinity Lavra, which is an important historical landmark as well as a place of pilgrimage. During lunch you can taste traditional Russian food in the original monks' refectory.
The Golden Ring
In the morning you will have a sightseeing tour around Suzdal. Discover the finest examples of Russian medieval architecture with a visit to the Kremlin and The Monastery of Saint Euthymius. After lunch you will leave for Vladimir, another town of the Golden Ring, which has preserved significant buildings surviving from the 12th century.
You will have a sightseeing tour there, visiting its famous Assumption, Dormition and St. Demetrius' Cathedrals and the Golden Gate. In the late afternoon you will return to Moscow.
Red Square Troll
Red Square is the most famous city square in Moscow. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitay-gorod. As major streets of Moscow radiate from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, the Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow.
GUM is the largest, most over-the-top shopping mall in Moscow located on the Red Square. It is a historical trade center which is perfect for strolling through its capacious, architecturally stunning hallways packed with the likes of Burberry, Joop!, Hermès and Moschino.
This 'confrontation' complex is a bunker housing a confidential communication center used during the Cold War period. Built in 1956 this enormous structure greater in area than 7000 m² was operated under strict control and secrecy. It was designed to provide communication to the state leaders in case of nuclear attack. It could shelter approximately 5000 people for several months. Reconstructed in 2006, 'Tagansky' is a veritable monument to the might of the Soviet Union. After going down on a speed elevator to the depth of 65 meters, you will find yourself inside one of the USSR most classified military sites. Each visit comprises an impressive tour around the secret tunnels of 'Tagansky', with imitation of nuclear explosion.
This small museum presents the long history of Russia's national drink, from 12th Century peasants through to 20th Century presidents. Display cases full of vodka bottles in unusual shapes, old advertising campaigns and some funny dioramas explain the evolution of the Russian firewater.
How many kinds of vodka are there in Russia? Where does the name "vodka" come from? Why does Russian vodka contain 40% of alcohol? Who has invented vodka? What does "Na zdorovie" stand for? You will get answers to these and many more questions. Apart from enriching you knowledge of vodka production, you will get a chance to try three kinds of vodka. It could so happen that Vodka Tasting Party will let you gain a deeper insight into the Russian culture.