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06 Days - Russia

06 Days - Russia

Escorted Holiday to Russia, covering Moscow and Saint Petersburg

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Tour Highlights

 

  • Kremlin Grounds & Cathedral

  • Peter & Paul Fotress

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Grand palace & parks

  • Tretyakov Gallery

  • Church on blood spilled

  • Excursions – Red square with Lenin Mausoleum

  • Ekaterina palace

  • Petergoff

  • City tour of Moscow

  • City tour of Saint Petersburg

 

Price Includes

 

  • 02 nights accommodation in  Moscow - 4 star Hotel

  • 03 nights accommodation in Saint Petersburg - 4 star Hotel

  • Daily Breakfasts

  • 05 Dinners

  • A/C coach for transfers & sightseeing 

  • English speaking guide for the program 

  • One way economic class ticket in bullet train ( Moscow – Saint Petersburg) 

  • Registration fee for Tourists in Russia 

  • Invitation letter for visa

  • Transfers on Private Basis (Minimum 2 Passengers travelling together)

 

There maybe a supplement for any bookings that take place within 45 Days of departure

 

Price Does Not Include

 

  • International Flights

  • Tips and Gratuity

  • Passport, Visa or Other Consular Fees

  • Porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages are not included.

  • Lunches Will Be On Own (Can be purchased on Tour)

  • Any Other Items Not Mentioned In This Itinerary

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

 

Hotels

 

  • Novotel / Holiday Inn / Radisson / Park inn 4* or similar in Moscow

  • Sokos Olympia /Coutyard Pushkin / Holiday Inn / Park Inn 4* or similar hotels in Saint Petersberg

 

Optional Excursions

 

Excursion

2 Pax

4 Pax

6 Pax

8 Pax

Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace with transfers

$92

$68

$58

$54

Russian Circus with transfers

$93

$72

$62

$58

Bridge Opening with guide

$62

$36

$25

$20

Lunch per day

$23

$23

$23

$23



 

All prices above are Per Person

Excursions are subject to availability

All additional excursions need to be paid locally in USD

Day 1

St. Petersburg

Arrive in St. Petersburg former capital of Imperial Russia. On arrival, after clearing immigration and baggage claim, meet your local airport representative/driver outside the arrival hall. Later proceed to your hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner at an Indian Restaurant.
Note: Check in time at hotel is 15:00 hrs.

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Day 2

St. Petersburg

This morning we drive to Peterhof after breakfast. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred to as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city centre is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Grand Palace and take a walk to see magnificent fountains and cascades. After lunch, we visit The State Hermitage Museum - a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg. The secondlargest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. It has been open to the public since 1852. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, before going for your Indian meal.

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Day 3

St. Petersburg

Today after breakfast we take a guided tour to visit Peter and Paul Fortress - the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great. The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city. It has had a rich, hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history. We then have a short photo stop at Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and Statue of Peter the Great. In the afternoon we enjoy a scenic ride on the Neva River. See this beautiful imperial city and some of its most famous historical sites along the banks of the Neva River. Rest of the day is free for shopping or leisure activities before we go for dinner.

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Day 4

St. Petersburg - Moscow

Check out and proceed to Moscow by the superfast Sapsan Train. (In case of unavailability of the train, we shall take a flight to Moscow). On arrival enjoy your lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later proceed to The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics i.e. Space Museum of Moscow, dedic,ated to space exploration. The museum contains a wide variety of Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of flight, astronomy and space exploration & technology. The evening is free for you to enjoy.

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Day 5

Moscow

Today proceed on a guided tour of this marvellous city. Your tour includes visit to the Kremlin Walls - The Moscow Kremlin Wall is a defensive wall that surrounds the Moscow Kremlin, recognisable by the characteristic notches and its Kremlin towers. Within the walls we see the Tzar’s Bell, Tzar’s Cannon (without Armoury Chamber) etc. Later continue your city tour to see the Bolshoi Theatre from outside and other important sites of the capital city. Visit the Red Square - Being the most recognizable symbol of Russia in the world. Among the main landmarks standing on the Red Square are the famous colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral built on the moat under the rule of Ivan IV, the highest wall of the Kremlin with the Spasskaya tower with the clock, State Historical Museum and of course Lenin’s Mausoleum. Enjoy some free time at the square. After lunch we take you on a short metro ride tour. The Moscow Metro is also undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. The brainchild of the tsars but finally put into action by Stalin. Each metro station constructed and decorated in its own unique way. In the evening enjoy the Great Russian Circus.

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Day 6

Moscow

After breakfast check out and proceed to the airport for your return flight.
Note: Check out time at hotel is 1100 hours

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2019 USD Dates & Prices

 

Departure Dates

Adult

Child

Single

Apr - 17

$1045

$840

$1325

May - 07

$1045

$840

$1325

May - 25

$1150

$930

$1450

Jun - 11

$1150

$930

$1450

Jul - 23

$1105

$900

$1385

Aug - 21

$1105

$900

$1385

Sep - 10

$1060

$860

$1340


Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $210 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person(s)

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 10 weeks in advance and get

$55 OFF per adult and child

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

 $35 OFF per adult and child

 

Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Russia

(Russian Federation)

Moscow

Russian Ruble

Yes

UTC +2 to +12

220V,

50Hz

+7



 

Currency

 

The currency of Russia is the Russian Ruble.

 

Russia is fundamentally a cash society. Although most stores and hotels serving foreign customers take credit cards, many businesses such as cafés, bars, grocery stores, and even smaller hotels and inns do not.

 

Forget about travellers' cheques (only some banks, such as Sberbank, will cash even American Express, but it does so without commission), and bring enough cash to last you for a few days, as occasionally communications networks handling ATM and credit card transactions are not available.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

 

Lunches are not included in this tour.

 

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Russia

Russia



 

Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in Russia will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Do not take photos of government buildings. Be very careful about photographing stations, official-looking buildings and any type of military-security structure – if in doubt, don’t take a photo, travellers, have been arrested and fined for such innocent behaviour.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

 

Visas & Passports

 

To enter Russia you will need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you allow enough time to get your visa. As part of the visa application process, all applicants over the age of 12 will need to visit a visa application centre to submit biometric data (scanned fingerprints). The Russian government has also announced plans to introduce biometric fingerprinting for all foreign nationals, including British nationals, when entering Russia.

 

Indian Nationals will require a visa in advance of travelling to Russia.

 

All other nationals should check with the relevant embassy.

 

Weather

 

Climate Of course with an area the size of Russia, it is difficult to give any sort of general advice about the climate and weather except that summers are warm to hot, and winters get very cold in some areas. In general, the climate of Russia can be described as highly continental influenced climate with warm to hot dry summers and (very) cold winters with temperatures of -30°C and lower and sometimes heavy snowfall. sometimes very strong easterly winds, called Buran can occur, bringing freezing cold temperatures and snowstorms. Precipitation varies from region to region; the Western parts of Russia have the most rain (up to 750 mm), the southern and southeastern areas in the russian Steppes are the Dryest with an annual average below 200 mm.

 

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.


 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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