St. Petersburg and Moscow

Tuesday−Monday in May–September

Experience two Russian metropolises on same tour!  

Discover one of the world’s greatest open-air museum – St. Petersburg! The Winter Palace, the Palace Square, Yusupov Palace , magnificent Catherine's Palace with famous Amber room in Pushkin and the summer residences of the Russian Czars.

 

Moscow – the capital of Russia – has a lot to offer to the foreign visitor! Visit the Kremlin, stroll across the Red Square and see St. Basil Cathedral, visit the huge Cathedral of Christ the Savior and explore the famous Tretyakov Art Gallery. Fixed date tours by train from Helsinki. Accommodation in the luxurious Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya hotel.

 

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TOUR PROGRAMME

 TUESDAY                    Welcome to St. Petersburg

Departure from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in the morning by Allegro train

Arrival in St. Petersburg in the afternoon, transfer to the choosen hotel with panoramic city tour featuring the major highlights of the city

• dinner at hotel

WEDNESDAY              For Art -lovers

Breakfast at hotel

Comprehensive tour of the Hermitage Museum featuring Old Masters, State Rooms of the Winter Palace and Impressionists´ Exhibition.

Lunch at St. Petersburg restaurant

Visit to the Yusupov palace where the most dramatic episode of the history of Russia took place, the murder of Grigory Rasputin

THURSDAY                 Palatial Splendour  

Breakfast at hotel

Excursion to Pushkin, one of the former Imperial summer recidences and visit to the beautiful Catherine's Palace with the famous Amber Room

• Lunch at local restaurant

Excursion to Peterhof - a magnificent ensemble on the Gulf of Finland, built in the 18th century as the summer residence of Russian czars. Enjoy the enormous park with beautiful fountains.

FRIDAY                   Russian Rail Experience

• Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to the railwaystation, train to Moscow in the afternoon. Arrival in Moscow in the evening and transfer to hotel.

SATURDAY               Historical Kremlin

Breakfast at hotel

Ride by the famous Moscow metro to the Red Square, visit to the Kremlin area and into one its ancient cathedrals

Lunch break at Manege shopping mall

 Walking tour of the Red Square

SUNDAY                   The capital of Russia

Breakfast at hotel

Panoramic city tour with visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Lunch

Optional tour to the Tretyakov Art Gallery with nearly 50 000 works of art                                                

Transfer to the railway station for overnight train Tolstoy at 22.50

MONDAY              Good-bye and see you again!

Arrival in Helsinki at 12.00

Included in tour price

• Train tickets Helsinki–St. Petersburg-Moscow seats in 2nd class. Mosscow-Helsinki 1st class (2 berth compartments) NB. no tour escort on train journeys.
• Transfers railway station – hotel vv. in St. Petersburg and in Moscow
• Services of a local English speaking guide in both cities
• 3 nights in St. Petersburg and 3 nights in Moscow at chosen hotel (or similar in same category) 
• Registration fee and VAT at hotels
• 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and one dinner in St. Petersburg, 2 breakfast  and one lunch in Moscow
• Excursions as per programme, entrance fees included

Important extras

• Obtaining of visa to Russia in Finland. Visa charges vary by nationality, please contact Futurist for rates
• Optional programme: in Moscow optional visit to Tretyakov Art Gallery 130€
• Optional evening programme: ballet or opera 85–140€, folklore 50€, circus 80€ per ticket
• Single supplement Moscow-Helsinki night train 160€ 
• 1st class in rail 90€ p.p. Helsinki- St. Petersburg

• Reduction for unused train tickets 70€

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