(Moscow, St. Petersburg)
Discover Kiev, the capital of Ukraine considered to be the mother city of all Eastern Slavic people. It is the state where the Russian Orthodox Church and Eastern Slavic art and architecture were all founded between the 9th and 11th centuries. Start your trip with a city tour around the old city center. Visit St. Sophia Church and the Caves Monastery which are among the country's most fascinating sites, dating to the days of Kyivan Rus. The old city center stands on the wooded hills above the west Bank of the Dnipro River. During your tour you will see both the old and the modern city, with wide boulevards and beautiful architecture. The city has managed to survive Mongol invasions, devastating fires, communist urban planning and as well as the massive destruction of WWII. Today, Kiev has a big city atmosphere, and is the most cosmopolitan in the country. From Kiev, continue to Russia where you will experience both its famous cities. Both Moscow and St. Petersburg has so much to offer. Enjoy its sites with a private local guide.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with your own vehicle and driver in Kiev.
Hotel Riviera (4*) on Podol is located in the historical and business centre of Kiev, in a few steps from the Dnipro river, in 40 km from the International Borispil Airport and 10 km from the Railway station. Such suitable location makes it easy to reach main business district and historical attractions. The Hotel offers comfortable 80 rooms of seven different categories. Each detail of the rooms, decorated in a modern style, is meant to emphasize a cozy atmosphere. The Restaurant offers a complete menu to please any taste. It is an excellent place for a dinner or an evening cocktail. The hotel also provide a Fitness centre and a massage room for relaxation.
Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and the cradle of Eastern Slavonic states of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. It is a beautiful city with its centuries-old history and rich culture. The tour includes a visit to Vladimir’s Cathedral the most prominent sacral painting complex of the late 19th century decorated by world renowned artists. You will examine magnificent mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral the oldest temple in the Eastern Slavonic states built in the beginning of the 11th century to glorify the victory of Prince Yaroslav the Wise over Pechenegs’ tribes. You will enjoy amazing views of two golden-domed monastery complexes while walking along Sophiiska and Mykhailivska Squares. The tour continues to St. Andrew’s Church a striking piece of baroque architecture of the 18th century built according to the designs of well-known architect B.Rastrelli on the top of Vladimir’s Hill. Andriivskyi Uzviz (Descent) that starts from St. Andrew’s Church will impress you with its unique atmosphere. It is a short street meandering down through the luxuriant vegetation of Vladimir’s Hill to the picturesque Podil. Numerous art galleries and shops of folk and applied art make this romantic street the cultural center of Kiev. The entrance fee to St. Sophia Cathedral is included in the tour cost.
Take a visit to the Chernobyl museum in the company of an English speaking Guide with a private vehicle. The museum chronicles the biggest ever radioecological disaster which occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986, just 70 miles from Kiev.The bulk of this exhibition, including hundreds of photos and witnessed testimonials are shown to you through the medium of modern technical and audio/visual aids. Over seven thousand exhibits are on show in five different halls helping visitors understand what happened on that fateful day. Some of these exhibits contain items that originate within the Power Plant as well as items that come from people who died in the disaster. Maps, secret documents, photos and items from homes give you a better understanding of the lives people led here. Many exhibits are exposed for the first time and all demonstrate the negative effects a disaster like this has on our planet. The entrance fee is included in the tour cost and at the end of your tour you will be brought back to your hotel.
Enjoy a half a day tour to the Ethnographic Museum in Kiev, located in the suburbs of the town of Pirogivo. Three hundred ancient rural huts, collected from all over Ukraine can be seen in Pirogovo. The majority of them were moved to the museum and then reconstructed. Huts, wooden churches, water and wind mills, clothes and kitchen utensils, dating back to the period of the 17th century to beginning of the 20th century, give a realistic impression of this era. During the tour you will gain a better knowledge of how local inhabitants lived in the past. The entrance fee to the Museum is included in the tour cost.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Enjoy a private airport transfer in Moscow with a private vehicle, Driver and an Assistant.
A welcome package with small wooden doll Matreshka, nice book on Russia, vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
We will provide you with a letter of Invitation for your Russian Visa. Once payment has been received, the letter along with other important documents will be sent to you.
Peter 1 Hotel (4*) is located in the historical and cultural centre of the city, within walking distance from the Red Square and the Christ of the Saviour Cathedral. The Big Theatre, State Duma, Manezhnaya Square as well as the State Tretjakov Gallery are some of the major attractions near the property. The hotel is housed in a six-storey building and was constructed in the late XIX century. In 2005-2006 the hotel was totally renovated, and today is considered to be a modern hotel of the highest quality, while effortlessly combining its historial vestiges. The property has 133 spacious and originally decorated rooms.
Tour the Kremlin, the city´s former military fortification, a palace, an armoury, the sovereign treasury (Diamond Funds not included in price) and the workplace of the Russian President on a private guided tour with an english speaking guide and private driver. Among the sights included in the tour are the Mausoleum of Lenin, the clock at the Savior (Spasskaya) Tower – showing the most correct Moscow time, the beautiful Cathedral of the Intercession (the Church of St Basil the Blessed), Kazansky Cathedral and many other outstanding pieces of Russian architecture. (Entrance to Kremlin Walls and Cathedrals included in tour price).
Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful Moscow convents, founded at the beginning of 16th century. The complex consists of 15 buildings, surmounted by golden domes. For 400 years the Novodevichy Convent was part of important historical events, connected with the names of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Sofia and Peter I. The architectural ensemble of the convent was formed by the end of 17th century and till now remains one of the best in Russia. For several years, it was even used as a place of imprisonment for disgraced women from noble families. Visit the interesting cemetery, a charming sight, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the Twentieth century inner city. Explore how the sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country’s history. Entrance fee is included in the tour price.
Enjoy a train station transfer with private vehicle/driver and guide.
Watch the changing landscapes on your fast speed train ride from Moscow to St. Petersburg, departing in the afternoon.
Enjoy a private train station transfer with vehicle, driver and English speaking guide.
Located in St. Petersburg, the Ambassador Hotel (4*) is a unique complex, combining a modern building with an architectural gem from the 19th century. The hotel has 255 air-conditioned bedrooms that are comfortable and provide a homely ambience. Whatever the day, whatever the hour, the Ambassador hotel offers a room catering service for your convenience. In adhering to culinary traditions, the onsite restaurants are renowned for high standards and exceptional style. Despite the stylistic differences of the hotel's facades, the interiors are all in the classical style. Guests have access to gymnasium, sauna and swimming pool as well as beauty salon, currency exchange point and newspaper stand.
Take a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St Petersburg, ride along its main streets and prospects, and enjoy its splendid parks and gardens. Drive along world famous "Nevsky Prospect" lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques. View Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried. Visit St. Peter and St. Paul's fortress, view St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman». Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural surrounding. Stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame lit in the centre of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars, at the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood at its background, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox. Drive through the Square of Arts which is a perfect classical ensemble of the city, enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Entrance fee to Peter and Paul's Fortress is included in the tour price.
Enjoy a private guided 5hr tour of the Hermitage and admire the gems of the collection. During the tour you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, a part of the collection of paintings of Old Masters and other exciting exhibits and works of art. Value the splendour of the Gala stair-way, Peter's Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall and its various amusements and other gala rooms. You are sure to enjoy the works of applied arts, precious items and paintings. The collection of Western European art, numbering over 600,000 items, is considered to be one of the finest in the world. It presents all the stages of the development of art from the Middle Ages to the present. Enjoy masterpieces by outstanding Western European artists, as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Renoir, Picasso and others. You will have an opportunity to see such world-famous masterpieces as works by Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Gauguin and others. Admire the richest collection of ancient and early medieval items, works of art from Ancient Greece and Rome, fabulous treasures of oriental culture and wonderful European art. (Entrance fee to Hermitage Museum is included in the tour price).
Take a full day tour to Pushkin, originally named Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village), famous for the marvelous Catherine Palace and park. The town, also known as Pushkin, in honour of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, was the main summer residence of the royal family. The collection of the palace includes a large number of precious works of art, such as furniture, porcelain, statues, canvases, including personal belongings of Russian emperors and members of their families. Visit one of the most remarkable interiors of Catherine Palace, the Amber Room. Your private guide will tell the story of the Catherine Palace's construction, and will get to know about the tragic moments in the palace's history, connected with the Nazi occupation during the World War II. Continue with the summer residences of the Royal family, Peterhof. The world-famous palace, fountain and park is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18th-19th centuries. Learn from your private guide about the fate of the palace and the parks during the World War II, see the pictures representing the palace and in process of restoration works. Walk through the various fountains of different sizes and shapes in the lower Park, and admire the beautiful gardens. Return to hotel. Entrance fee to Peterhof Palace is included in the tour price.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in St Petersburg.
Depart from St. Petersburg international airport - end of itinerary.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Russia for the most up to date visa information.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Ukraine for the most up to date visa information.
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