Highlights of Russia: Moscow, Sochi & St.Petersburg
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meeting with a guide. Transfer to the hotel. Accomodation and free time at leisure. Overnight
Breakfast at the hotel. Saint Petersburg city tour that includes all major points of interest such as Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Isaac Square and the outer part of the Church of the Savior on Blood. In the afternoon visit of the main tourist attraction of Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum. Its collection includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture. Optional ballet performance in the evening.Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Peterhof. Located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, the spectacular Peterhof attracts thousands of tourists with its parks, palaces and, of course, fountains. As a former residence of the Emperors,Peterhof is also the home of several palaces with the Grand Palace as its main landmark. In the afternoon the excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, one of the most striking St. Petersburg’s buildings. A Canal Boat Tour (available in the period of navigation). Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight to Sochi. Meeting with a guide and driving for the sightseeing excursion around the city, including most popular sites of the famous Russian resort: Riviera park; Sea terminal and railway station architectural palace ensembles; Stalin’ Dacha, the former Summer Residence of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. It’s one of the few real-life relics left in Sochi from the communist times. Hotel check-in. Free time at leisure. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Mountain Ski Resort Krasnaya Polyana, sometimes called the «Russian Courchevel».The cable-chair lift takes you to 2238 m above sea level and you can admire the exciting scenery of the Main Caucasian Range. Lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to the Olympic Park in the Imeretinskaya Lowland, the so-called Coastal Cluster of the Olympic Sochi. Here you can see enormous sport arenas and stadiums, have a trip by golf carts and take photo near the Olympic torch, visit theme park «Sochi Park» or see the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Circuit. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Moscow. On the arrival meeting with a guide. Dinner at the restaurant on the way to Moscow. In the afternoon, Moscow city tour including all major sights of Russian capital. Hotel check-in. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the Moscow Kremlin, a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow that has played a dominant role in Russian life for over eight hundred years. Nowadays the complex serves as the official residence of the president of the Russian Federation. Continue with the excursion to the Armoury Museum, one of the oldest museums of Moscow. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon excursion to Kolomenskoe estate. Since the 14th century Kolomenskoye had been the summer residence of Great Moscow Princes, and then – Russian tsars. Return to the hotel. Overnight