Arrive in St. Petersburg - former capital of Imperial Russia. On arrival, after clearing immigration and baggage claim, meet and greet your local airport representative/driver outside the arrival hall. Later proceed to your hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at an Indian Restaurant. NOTE: Check in time at hotel is 15:00 hours.
In the morning we drive to Peterhof after breakfast. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, St. Petersburg which was 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. Explore the Grand Palace and take a walk to see the magnificent fountains and cascades.
After lunch, we visit The State Hermitage Museum - a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg. Known as the second largest art museum in the world, the art museum has been open to the public since 1852. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, before we leave for our Indian meal.
After the 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.
We then have a quick photoshoot 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. Explore the 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 leave for dinner.
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, dedicated to space exploration. The museum contains a wide variety of former Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of flight, astronomy and space exploration & technology. The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy.
In the morning, we proceed on a guided tour of this marvellous city. Your tour includes a 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 - considered 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, the highest wall of the Kremlin with the Spasskaya tower and 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 public transport systems which is considered one of the brainchild of the tsars but finally put into action by Joseph Stalin. Each metro station are constructed and decorated in its own unique way.
In the evening enjoy the Great Russian Circus.
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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