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Little Tour of Russia

LITTLE TOUR OF RUSSIA

Russia

7D/6N Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral - Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral - Moscow, Russia

Armory Museum - Moscow, Russia

Armory Museum - Moscow, Russia

Kremlin, Moscow

Kremlin, Moscow

Sergiev Posad, Russia

Sergiev Posad, Russia

Smolny Cathedral - St. Petersburg, Russia

Smolny Cathedral - St. Petersburg, Russia

Moyka River - St. Petersburg, Russia

Moyka River - St. Petersburg, Russia

Saint Issac's Cathedral - St. Petersburg, Russia

Saint Issac's Cathedral - St. Petersburg, Russia

Palace Square - St. Petersburg, Russia

Palace Square - St. Petersburg, Russia

Hermitage - St. Petersburg, Russia

Hermitage - St. Petersburg, Russia

Catherine Palace - St. Petersburg, Russia

Catherine Palace - St. Petersburg, Russia
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Travel Period : Valid until May 25, 2018

Description

Early Booking Discount Available!

Get 10% of your 2018 Kompas Tour when you book by June 30, 2017.

Uncover the mystery of Russia, a land that lay hidden from the world for decades with this 7-day excursion through Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and St. Petersburg.

Experience the grandeur of Moscow, one of the most magnificently preserved cities in the world. Visit Red Square, once a place of executions and military parades, situated in the middle of Moscow and considered as the symbolic center of all of Russia. Likewise, not to be missed is St. Basil's Cathedral, the most iconic landmark in Russia, immediately known for its kaleidoscopic-colored onion domes.

En route to St. Petersburg, pass by Tver and Novgorod, where you will find Kremlin, also known as the Detinets, a beautiful park where sits one of the oldest cathedrals in Russia dating to the 10th century, St. Sophia.

Cap off your sightseeing tour with a visit to St. Petersburg, often described as the Venice of the North and seat of Russian culture. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, he transformed this metropolis into a grand European-style city brimming with long boulevards, narrow canals and grand public squares. Your tour will include a visit to intricately designed cathedrals, ornate bridges over the city's canals, and palaces bedecked with Russia's treasures.

Grab a seat now and take advantage of this opportunity to go on a Little Tour of Russia then you will begin to realize why Russia is simply amazing!

Inclusions

    • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
    • Service charges and hotel taxes
    • Daily Breakfast meals
    • One (1) Lunch meal
    • Three (3) Dinner meals
    • Airport transfers
    • Touring by modern motor coach
    • Professional English speaking Tour Director
    • Luggage Handling
    • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary

     

    Exclusions

    The following are not included in the basic package price, but etravel PH can easily arrange them for you.

    • Airfare and Airline Taxes
    • Pre and Post-accommodation which maybe necessary depending on flight schedule
    • Visa and airport taxes (Russian Visa - Php 11,200)
    • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips to guides, drivers, porters and waiters

Things we love

    • The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world can be found in St. Petersburg. We recommend a visit on your free day.
    • Relax and enjoy a leisurely stroll in Gorky Park in Moscow. 
    • Icons and Byzantine Art are a large part of Russian culture and spirituality. Take note of these beautiful art expressions as you visit churches and cathedrals.
    • On top of Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg is a magnificent golden angel holding a cross. This weather-vane is one of the most prominent symbols of St. Petersburg.
    • Ogle at the fabulous displays at the Armory Museum in Moscow, take note of the renowned Easter eggs  made from precious metals and jewels by the famous jeweller, Faberge.

Departure Dates

  • 12Apr-27 2018, 12May-11 2018, 12May-18 2018, 12May-25 2018, 12Jul-20 2017, 12Jul-27 2017, 12Aug-17 2017, 12Aug-31 2017, 12Sep-7 2017, 12Sep-14 2017, 12Sep-21 2017, 12Sep-29 2017
  • Note:Pre and post-accommodation maybe necessary before and after the tour

Itinerary

    DAY 1     ARRIVE MOSCOW - Friday
    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner in the evening.

    DAY 2     MOSCOW - Saturday
    Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Sightseeing begins at the Red Square, dominated by St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum; proceed to see the Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and then stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

    DAY 3     MOSCOW - Sunday
    Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.” 

    DAY 4     MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG - Monday
    Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel.

    DAY 5     ST. PETERSBURG - Tuesday
    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 and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit also Peter and Paul Fortress; built in 1703 on a small island, it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks. Peter and Paul Cathedral towers in the center of the fortress and is nowadays used as the burial place for Russian Emperors. Your evening is free or perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise.

    DAY 6     ST. PETERSBURG - Wednesday
    This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the worldfamous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. Perhaps conclude your touring with an optional Russian Folklore evening.

    DAY 7     DEPART ST. PETERSBURG - Thursday
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

    BOOKING CONDITIONS

    Deposit of USD 300 upon reservations (NON REFUNDABLE)
    Subject to availability upon reservations.
    Any amendment / changes are subject to cancellation charges once booking is finalized.
    Non refundable for any unutilized services of the tour/package.
    Passport should be valid not less than six (6) months from the date of departure.

    RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Things to do

    • LEARN. The Moscow Kremlin, considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you a glimpse of Russian history, it was directly associated with every major event in Russian history, it contains architectural masterpieces and religious monuments of exceptional beauty.
    • NAZDAROVYE. Drink Vodka the Russian way - toast the glass, says "nazdarovye" (to your health!) and drink it straight up, one brave swig, in a shot glass!
    • SHOP. On the eastern side of Red Square lies GUM, Russia's most famous shopping mall. A shopping mecca for visitors the world over, the building itself is a sight to behold .
    • DINE. Have a taste of delicious European and Russian Food in Zoom Café in St. Petersburg, where the ambience is very relaxed, has wi-fi access and a no smoking zone.
    • GARDEN.  The beautiful Versailles - inspired the Summer Palace of Emperor Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, is a small palace built on a Summer Garden. While the palace is impressive, the garden steals the show. Take the optional tour to this place and you will not regret it.

Dates and Prices

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Apr 28 - May 4,
May 12 - 18,
May 19 - 25,
May 26 - Jun 1,
Jun 16 - Jun 22,
Jun 30 - Jul 6,
Jul 21 - 27, 
Aug 18- 24,
Sep 1 - Sep 7,
Sep 8 - Sep 14,
Sep 15 - Sep 21,
Sep 29 - Oct 5,

PHP 89,305 PHP 79,995

PHP 26,665 
/ mo.

PHP 13,332.50 
/ mo.

 

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