Russia, Europe
Location
10 Days
Duration

Russian Capitals and Tatarstan – Fixed Departure Coach Tour

Welcome to Russia, Europe!

ROUTE: St.. Petersburg – Moscow – Kazan

DURATION: 9 Nights / 10 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
  • Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow
  • Moscow Kremlin
  • Overnight on board “Tatarstan Premium” train
  • Kazan Kremlin

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: (Please inquire about pricing):

  • 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
  • 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
  • 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
  • Guided channel cruise
  • 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour
  • 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise
  • 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad
  • 4-hour excursion to Admiralteyskaya Quarter and Raifa Monastery
  • 4-hour excursion to Iske-Kazan (Old Kazan) with entrance to the museum and fortress and interactive show
  • 6-hour excursion to Sviyazshsk with entrance to Holy Domitian Monastery and Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh
  • National dinner at Restaurant Tatar Cuisine House
  • Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • St. Petersburg: Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky
  • Moscow: Hotel Park Inn Sadu
  • Tatarstan Premium Train: 1 overnight on board in 2 berth compartment
  • Kazan: Hotel Park Inn Kazan
DELUXE:
  • Please Inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please Inquire

 Included:

8 overnights at centrally located 4-star hotels

1 overnight on board “Tatarstan Premium” train in 2 berth compartment

9 x buffet breakfast

1 x boxed dinner on board overnight train

Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice

Personalized welcome package

Entrances to Peter-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Moscow Kremlin and Kazan Kremlin

Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours

Service of Italian speaking tour escort on all tours

Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary

Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow OW (2nd class)

Portage at hotels and railway stations

Transfer airport to Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky

Transfer Hotel Park Inn Kazan to airport

 Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

City tax at hotel where applicable

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg, private transfer to Hotel, check-in, welcome meeting.

Overnight: St. Petersburg

2

Day 2 St. Petersburg

Activities:

  • St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North.
  • During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more.

OPTIONAL:

  •  The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War IIT and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
  • In the evening enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian champagne and snacks.

Overnight: St. Petersburg – (B)

3

Day 3 St. Petersburg

Activities:

  • Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL:

  • The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks.
  • In the afternoon, an optional visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum is offered.
  • In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti.

Overnight: St. Petersburg – (B)

4

Day 4 St. Petersburg - Moscow

Activities:

  • Morning at leisure.
  • Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga.
  • In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel.

OPTIONAL:

  • The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise.

Overnight: Moscow – (B)

5

Day 5 Moscow

Activities:

  • Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world.
  • The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals.

OPTIONAL:

  • In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street.
  • The evening offers an optional Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Overnight: Moscow – (B)

6

Day 6 Moscow - Kazan

Activities:

  • Day at leisure.
  • In the evening, transfer to the Kazanskaya Railway Station and departure with the Tatarstan Premium overnight train bound for Kazan.

OPTIONAL:

  • The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
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Overnight: Tatarstan Premium overnight train bound for Kazan – (B)

7

Day 7 Kazan

Activities:

  • In the morning, we arrive to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. Located at the mighty Volga River, Kazan is a beautiful thousand-year-old city, where Christianity and Islam have co-existed peacefully through the centuries.
  • Upon arrival we are transferred to Hotel, where breakfast is served. T
  • he morning and early afternoon sightseeing tour allows us to explore Kazan’s rich past and takes us to the old Tatar Quarter, where we visit the city’s oldest stone mosque and Kazan Kremlin, a stone fortress of the 16th century with a perfect panoramic view.
  • We also visit the Kul-Sharif Mosque, one of the largest in Europe, and the Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Overnight: Kazan – (B)

8

Day 8 Kazan

Activities:

  • Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL:

  • This morning offers an optional visit to the Admiralteyskaya Quarter and the Raifa Monastery. The monastery, located on the bank of a beautiful lake and surrounded by virgin forests, and is one of the most beautiful sites in Tatarstan. The monastery has an intriguing history dating back to the 17th century and it is still a functioning monastery today.
  • In the afternoon an optional visit is offered to Iske-Kazan (Old Kazan), a fascinating open-air museum located where the capital of the medieval Khanate of Kazan once stood. We visit the museum dominated by a modern reconstruction of the large wooden fortress from time of the khanate, while an interactive theatrical show with the medieval ruler of the city, the Kazan Khan, and his entourage gives us a further impression of the lives of the people of medieval Kazan.

Overnight: Kazan – (B)

9

Day 9 Kazan

Activities:

  • Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL:

  • This morning an optional visit to Sviyazhsk is on our program. This scenic little town located an hour’s drive from Kazan at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers has served as a fortress and military base since the 16th century. We visit the Holy Domitian Monastery of Sviyazhsk and the Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the town and the rivers before we return to Kazan.
  • In the evening an optional national cuisine dinner is offered at Restaurant Tatar Cuisine House.

Overnight: Kazan – (B)

10

Day 10 Depart Kazan

Departure: Private transfer to the airport. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner T=Tasting)


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Russian Capitals and Tatarstan  –  9 Nights / 10 Days

Departure date: May 28 – Aug 06, 2019 (per person cost)

Departure Date  Double CAD$ Single CAD$ Triple CAD$ NOTES
Tue May 28 CAD 2,348 CAD 3,408 WHITE NIGHT
Tue Jun 11 CAD 2,348 CAD 3,408 WHITE NIGHT
Tue Jun 25 CAD 2,348 CAD 3,408 WHITE NIGHT
Tue Jul 9 CAD 2,348 CAD 3,408 WHITE NIGHT
Tue Jul 23 CAD 2,173 CAD 3,233
Tue Aug 6 CAD 2,173 CAD 3,233

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS: (Please inquire about pricing):

  • 4-hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo and visit to Catherine’s Palace
  • Visit to folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
  • 4-hour excursion to Peterhof and visit to the Grand Palace
  • 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
  • Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
  • Guided channel cruise
  • 3-hour Moscow metro and Arbat tour
  • 3-hour Moscow-by-night tour and river cruise
  • 8-hour excursion to Sergiev Posad
  • 4-hour excursion to Admiralteyskaya Quarter and Raifa Monastery
  • 4-hour excursion to Iske-Kazan (Old Kazan) with entrance to the museum and fortress and interactive show
  • 6-hour excursion to Sviyazshsk with entrance to Holy Domitian Monastery and Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh
  • National dinner at Restaurant Tatar Cuisine House
  • Half board (9 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea)

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