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Remarkable Russia (Summer 2019) - Luxury Gold

Remarkable Russia (Summer 2019)

Luxury Gold

Starting at $4,755


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Decadence and ornate beauty await you in Russia, the world's largest country. Delve into its fascinating history and colourful culture as you explore old-world St. Petersburg and cosmopolitan Moscow. From taking a trip to the Grand Kremlin Palace's Royal Apartments where you'll learn more about the fascinating history of Russia's tsars, to uncovering the secrets of Moscow's beautiful metro and its elegant architecture, you're sure to be impressed as you travel in style and indulge in world-class fine dining.


Destination & Sightseeing

Destination Highlights:

St. Petersburg: Set off on a private sunset cruise as you take in Russia's White Nights. A unique natural phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's geographical location, the sky remains bright after midnight.
St. Petersburg: Explore St. Petersburg in the daylight and head to Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Once a prison, but currently used as a museum, this wonderfully ornate building was designed by Domenico Trezzini in the 18th century.
St. Petersburg: Check out the striking Church of the Savoir on Blood, where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. Learn about its history with your Travelling Concierge.
St. Petersburg: Head to the Fabergé Museum where you'll find the ornate imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of other decorative pieces.
St. Petersburg: Journey to Peterhof Palace in style, onboard a hydrofoil boat ride. Explore the beautiful palace and gardens, known as Russia’s Versailles, with a Local Expert.
St. Petersburg: Find out more about the history of Matryoshka dolls at a workshop on how the Russian nesting dolls are created.
Sapsan Train: Sapsan in Russian, translates to falcon. Relax in business-class luxury and take in the beautiful scenery while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
Moscow: During a city tour of Moscow, you will see some of the city's landmark locations including the historic Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral.
Moscow With your Local Expert explore the secrets of Moscow's Metro, known as one of the most beautiful in the world.

ITINERARY

Welcome to St. Petersburg.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Welcome to St. Petersburg, where decadence and modernity collide. Once you have arrived at Pulkovo airport, a transfer will take you to your luxurious accommodation, the Grand Hotel Europe. This cultural and culinary landmark is situated in the heart of Russia's iconic port city. Positioned adjacent to Arts Square and in the heart of the city's architectural treasures, the hotel is an ode to the country's unique appreciation of the arts. At 19:00, join your Travelling Concierge at Restaurant Legran, located in the true heart of St. Petersburg, minutes from the Winter Palace. Get to know your fellow travellers and experience what is promised to be a glamorous gastronomic journey. Later you'll set off on a private sunset cruise as you take in Russia's White Nights. A unique natural phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's geographical location, the sky remains bright after midnight.(Dinner with Wine)

Highlights of St. Petersburg.
Delve into St. Petersburg's religious history, with a trip to Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Once a prison, but currently used as a museum, this wonderfully ornate building was designed by Domenico Trezzini in the 18th century. Continue your exploration of the city with your Travelling Concierge before enjoying some free time for lunch and shopping. Udelnaya Fair offers eager shoppers a range of one-off antique memorabilia, while those looking for more modern, glamorous pieces, should explore Au Pont Rouge. Why not head back to your hotel for a relaxing evening? It offers a therapeutic sauna, plunge pool and beauty salon for its guests.(Breakfast)

Ornate Russia.
In the morning visit the Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. Next, move on to the Fabergé Museum, where you'll find the imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of other decorative pieces. In the evening you'll head to the esteemed Hermitage Museum where you'll explore the venue with your Local Expert after hours with a glass of champagne in hand.(Breakfast)

Russian Versailles.
Prepare for your visit to Peterhof Palace in style, with a hydrofoil boat ride to the Russian Versailles. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll explore its palaces and gardens in the utmost style. In the evening head for a world class dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Move on to Moscow.
In the morning, find out more about the history of Matryoshka dolls at a workshop on how the Russian nesting dolls are created. You'll then move on to Moscow. Relax in modern luxury and business-class comfort as you swoop to the founding city of Russia in just a few hours onboard the high-speed Sapsan train. A cultural and political hub, you'll be impressed by its sheer size, as it holds the title of the largest city in Europe. Head to a lecture by a local historian on the KGB, the main spy agency of the former Soviet Union. In the evening you'll enjoy a delicious menu of local specialities at your hotel.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

A Day of Theatre.
Explore Moscow in all its glory, starting with a VIP experience at the Kremlin Royal Apartments, Kremlin Armory and historic Red Square. See St. Basil’s Cathedral, a vibrant fusion of colour and patterns. Make sure you have your camera ready for a picture of this aesthetic, symbolic Russian construction. You'll have free time for lunch – your Travelling Concierge can help suggest some local dining options. Famous for its opera and ballet performances, you'll also head to the Bolshoi Theatre where you’ll experience a backstage tour of the venue.(Breakfast)

Highlights of Moscow.
Learn more about the city you're in on a Moscow Metro experience with your Local Expert. The afternoon is yours at leisure, why not delve into more of Russia's unique history with a trip to the State Historical Museum? Or check out Tretyakov Gallery, which houses one of the largest collections of Russian art in the world? For outdoorsy types, there is the beautiful Gorky Park, which holds a number of fitness activities in the summer, along with screenings at its open-air movie theatre. In the evening you'll head on a romantic, dinner cruise, where you'll see this beautiful city in a glittering new light.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Farewell Moscow.
It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers and take a transfer to the airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.(Breakfast)

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