Best Little Tour of Russia 2015

8 days / 7 nights - Air & Land

7 days / 6 nights - Land only



Rates do not include airfares, which can be booked at the time of booking.

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TOUR FEATURES:

  • Airport transfers
  • Superior First (SF) & First (F) class hotels; rooms with private facilities
  • 10 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing tours, as per itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling


YOUR HOTELS:

MOSCOW – Marriott Grand (SF)
NOVGOROD – Park Inn Veliky Novgorod (F)
ST. PETERSBURG – Holiday Inn Moskovskye Vorota (F)



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DAY 1 Friday

USA - MOSCOW

Depart today on an overnight jet flight to Moscow (flight not included).

DAY 2 Saturday

MOSCOW (Dinner)

You’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free for independent activities and meeting your fellow travelers.

DAY 3 Sunday

MOSCOW (Breakfast)

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Sightseeing begins at Red Square, dominated by St. Basil’s Cathedral and the massive red walls of the Kremlin. We visit the Armory; then proceed to see Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Drive on wide boulevards and stroll through GUM, the largest Russian department store. The balance of the day is at leisure.

DAY 4 Monday

MOSCOW - NOVGOROD (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After an early breakfast, we depart for Tver, an ancient trading port nestled against the banks of the Volga. The city offers fascinating treasures, including Putevoy Dvorets, built for Catherine the Great as a stop-over on her journey from Moscow to St. Petersburg. We end the day in Novgorod, founded almost twelve centuries years ago.

DAY 5 Tuesday

NOVGOROD - ST. PETERSBURG (Breakfast, Dinner)

Our morning sightseeing tour of Novgorod starts at the Kremlin with a visit to St. Sophia Cathedral in the citadel. Cross the river over a pedestrian bridge to visit Yaroslav Court. In the afternoon, travel north to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, enjoy a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

DAY 6 Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG (Breakfast)

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as "Venice of the North”. The morning sightseeing tour will feature the world-famous Hermitage which houses many art treasures from the Czarist era. The balance of the day is at leisure.

DAY 7 Thursday

ST. PETERSBURG (Breakfast)

Today is a day for shopping or individual activities: an optional tour to visit Petrodvorets, Peter the Great’s Summer palace, will be available. In the evening, you may take part in an optional tour featuring a folklore performance.

DAY 8 Friday

ST. PETERSBURG (Breakfast)

After breakfast, you’re transferred to the airport for your home-bound flight.



Best Little Tour of Russia 2015
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

Departures from the U.S.A. - Friday
Starting dates in Vienna - Saturday
Ending dates in Prague - Thursday
Price for Land Only
June 19
June 20
June 26
$1928
July 3
June 4
July 10
$1928
July 24
July 25
July 31
$1928
August 21
August 22
August 28
$1928
September 4
September 5
September 11
$1928
September 11
September 12
September 18
$1928
September 18
September 19
September 25
$1928
October 2
October 3
October 9
$1928
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $798
Rates do not include airfares which can be booked at the time of bookings.