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3-Star Russian River Cruise - St. Petersburg - Golden Ring - Moscow - 11 Days (CR-01)

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3-Star Russian River Cruise - St. Petersburg - Golden Ring - Moscow - 11 Days (CR-01)

With its combination of rich history, a varied cultural programme and breathtaking scenery, this tour is a must for anyone wishing to delve beneath the surface of Russia's most intriguing cities. Beginning in St Petersburg, we'll cruise via the Golden Ring to vibrant Moscow, the country's cosmopolitan capital. Traversing several rivers, the Moscow Canal and the Baltic Waterway, our route takes us on a voyage of discovery amidst some of Russia's most compelling destinations.

Day 1
St. Petersburg
Arrival Transfer to the Ship
We arrive at the airport in St Petersburg where our driver awaits, ready to transfer us to the ship. On board, there'll be a cocktail reception giving us the perfect opportunity to mix with our fellow passengers.
Day 2
St. Petersburg
Visit to the Hermitage
Leaving the ship docked in port, we head into St Petersburg today, our destination perhaps Russia's most iconic museum. The Hermitage, housed in the Tsar's Winter Palace, is now a permanent exhibition of more than three million works of art. All the world's great artists are represented, from Leonardo da Vinci to Picasso and everyone in between. Commanding a magnificent location on the bank of the river Neva, this Baroque-style palace is undoubtedly the major attraction of St. Petersburg.
Day 3
St. Petersburg
City Tour around St. Petersburg. Peter & Paul's Fortress
St Petersburg doesn't bear to be rushed, and so today we spend a second day in this beautiful city. Our guided tour will take us to the Peter and Paul Fortress, at the historic heart of the city since its construction in 1703. It was founded to protect the new settlement from possible attack by the Swedes. The sacred site of the fortress complex is the Cathedral of Peter and Paul. Until 1917 the fortress housed political prisoners, but many of its buildings have now been converted into museums. It features a splendid cathedral containing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.
Day 4
Mandrogi
Free Time in the Village. Optional Excursions
In complete contrast to the city, today we reach the village of Mandrogi and get out into the Russian countryside. There are many attractive walks to delight, both within the village and through its surrounding woodland. The villagers, proud of their heritage, will put on a show to teach us about their traditions and culture. Sights which are just begging to be explored include the village's traditional wooden architecture and a museum devoted to that most Russian of drinks, vodka (optional). Midway through the day we'll enjoy a picnic lunch of traditional Russian shashlik (shish kebab) served buffet-style.
Day 5
Kizhi
Visit to the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture
Delightful Kizhi is today's port of call, a tiny island nestled at the northern end of Lake Onega which we reach by transiting the Volga-Baltic Canal. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its extensive collection of ancient wooden structures collected and brought here to be lovingly restored. The Church of the Transfiguration is its jewel in the crown, a charming fairytale building with no less than twenty two domes. Note that for river cruises between 1st and 14th May, we'll have to stay on the ship. Due to the lake freezing solid, unfortunately a visit to Kizhi would not be possible.
Day 6
Goritsy
Visit to the Largest Monastery of the Russian North
We move on to Goritsy, which, despite its diminutive size, plays host to the largest Russian Orthodox Church in the country. It's name is the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and we'll explore it thoroughly before continuing along the river in the afternoon.
Day 7
Yaroslavl
City Tour. Visit to the Church of St. Nicholas. Museum of the Russian Art
Charming Yaroslavl has a long history and there is much to explore here. An important port strung out along both banks of the Volga, it dates back to the 11th Century. Prince Yaroslav the Wise, its founder, made a good choice with its location. Of special interest to visitors is the magnificent 13th century Spassky Monastery complex, as well as several majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and the remains of an ancient trading centre. In addition, we'll also pay a visit to the Museum of Russian Art, which features a large collection of icons, graphics and sculptures, located in the former residence of the Governor of Yaroslavl.
Day 8
Uglich
Walking City Tour. Visit to the Kremlin & Transfiguration Cathedral
Uglich is one of Russia's best loved towns, dating from 1148. The best way to arrive is as we do: by boat. The view of the town as approached from the Volga River is especially beautiful, with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John's Church dominating the horizon. At the end of the 16th century, the seventh wife of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible lived in honorary exile in the Kremlin here. We will visit the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Kremlin, among the oldest buildings in Uglich. Tonight, our last night sailing, we celebrate with a lavish Gala dinner.
Day 9
Moscow
City Tour around Moscow. Red Square
The Russian capital combines the very best of old and new. Its leafy avenues, landscaped gardens, imposing squares and of course the granite embankments found along the Moscow River make this a very pleasant city to explore. Our guided bus tour will pick out the highlights, including a panoramic view of the city from the Sparrow Hills observation platform. Heading to the centre of this world-class city, we'll visit Red Square and also the home of the Bolshoi ballet.
Day 10
Moscow
Kremlin Territory Guided Tour. Visit to one of the Cathedrals
Today we will visit the Kremlin, the former residence of the Tsars and Russian Orthodox Patriarchs, and now the base of the Russian president. We will also see the Byzantine splendour of St. Basil's multi-coloured onion-domed cathedral in Red Square. You can take an optional tour to the Kremlin Armoury Museum, where you'll be able to admire many of the treasures of the Tsars, including spectacular jewels, crowns, thrones and royal armour.
Day 11
Moscow
Departure Transfer from the Ship
Our driver will be on hand today to transfer you to the airport for the return flight.

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Accommodation is offered on three decks: main, middle and boat. The major difference is the location on the ship with the boat deck being on the top. You are likely to have better views from cabins located on top decks where it is also quieter as ship entrance and reception are located on the main deck.

All standard cabins are the same regardless of the location and equipped with private facilities and a shower, wardrobe, radio, refrigerator and air conditioning. There is a large picture window in each cabin. Standard cabins are on a twin basis. If you prefer more comfort and space during your voyage please choose among our Junior Suite and Suite packages.

Please see below for detailed description of the ship operated on this cruise.
Motor Ship Zosima Shashkov - 3* Vessel
MS "Zosima Shashkov" is a four deck vessel built in Germany in 1986 (project 302, named after famous Soviet statesman, scientist and the Minister of the River Fleet of the USSR), refurbished in 2011. The motor ship is equipped with modern navigation devices and can reach the speed up to 26 km per hour (around 17 MpH). Its length is 129 meters, width is 16.7 meters, and immersion is 2.9 meters. The boat can accommodate up to 284 passengers. Learn more
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section.

Travel dates Excluding flights Including flights Single supplement Motor Ship Book
18/05/2019 - 28/05/2019 £1,445 £1,745 - 3* Shashkov book now
08/06/2019 - 18/06/2019 £1,495 £1,795 - 3* Shashkov book now
29/06/2019 - 09/07/2019 £1,545 £1,845 - 3* Shashkov book now
20/07/2019 - 30/07/2019 £1,495 £1,795 - 3* Shashkov book now
10/08/2019 - 20/08/2019 £1,495 £1,795 - 3* Shashkov book now
31/08/2019 - 10/09/2019 £1,495 £1,795 - 3* Shashkov book now
21/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 £1,445 £1,745 - 3* Shashkov book now
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Travel dates Excluding flights Including flights Single supplement Motor Ship Book
18/05/2019 - 28/05/2019 £1,595 £1,895 - 3* Shashkov book now
08/06/2019 - 18/06/2019 £1,645 £1,945 - 3* Shashkov book now
29/06/2019 - 09/07/2019 £1,695 £1,995 - 3* Shashkov book now
20/07/2019 - 30/07/2019 £1,645 £1,945 - 3* Shashkov book now
10/08/2019 - 20/08/2019 £1,645 £1,945 - 3* Shashkov book now
31/08/2019 - 10/09/2019 £1,645 £1,945 - 3* Shashkov book now
21/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 £1,495 £1,795 - 3* Shashkov book now
Travel dates Excluding flights Including flights Single supplement Motor Ship Book
18/05/2019 - 28/05/2019 £1,645 £1,945 - 3* Shashkov book now
08/06/2019 - 18/06/2019 £1,695 £1,995 - 3* Shashkov book now
29/06/2019 - 09/07/2019 £1,745 £2,045 - 3* Shashkov book now
20/07/2019 - 30/07/2019 £1,695 £1,995 - 3* Shashkov book now
10/08/2019 - 20/08/2019 £1,695 £1,995 - 3* Shashkov book now
31/08/2019 - 10/09/2019 £1,695 £1,995 - 3* Shashkov book now
21/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 £1,545 £1,845 - 3* Shashkov book now
Travel dates Excluding flights Including flights Single supplement Motor Ship Book
18/05/2019 - 28/05/2019 £1,695 £1,995 £245 3* Shashkov book now
08/06/2019 - 18/06/2019 £1,745 £2,045 £245 3* Shashkov book now
29/06/2019 - 09/07/2019 £1,795 £2,095 £245 3* Shashkov book now
20/07/2019 - 30/07/2019 £1,745 £2,045 £245 3* Shashkov book now
10/08/2019 - 20/08/2019 £1,745 £2,045 £245 3* Shashkov book now
31/08/2019 - 10/09/2019 £1,745 £2,045 £245 3* Shashkov book now
21/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 £1,595 £1,895 £245 3* Shashkov book now
Our luxury package on a river cruise is specially designed for customers who prefer to travel in style, and to have additional comfort in their accommodation – suites. View Suite cabin plan.
Travel dates Excluding flights Including flights Single supplement Motor Ship Book
18/05/2019 - 28/05/2019 £2,145 £2,445 - 3* Shashkov book now
08/06/2019 - 18/06/2019 £2,195 £2,495 - 3* Shashkov book now
29/06/2019 - 09/07/2019 £2,245 £2,545 - 3* Shashkov book now
20/07/2019 - 30/07/2019 £2,195 £2,495 - 3* Shashkov book now
10/08/2019 - 20/08/2019 £2,195 £2,495 - 3* Shashkov book now
31/08/2019 - 10/09/2019 £2,195 £2,495 - 3* Shashkov book now
21/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 £2,045 £2,345 - 3* Shashkov book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the right-hand side column, section “Included”.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
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Julia was very responsive to questions. Also very knowledgeable with information of the tour. Nicholas, on board guide was very attentive to all of the guests needs.
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Moscow
Moscow City Centre Walking Tour During the tour we will walk around major cultural and historical points in Moscow. We will visit Lubyanka Square – the world-famous KGB centre of the Soviet epoch, and the Teatralnaya Square next to Bolshoi Theatre. Then we will continue our walk through the small central streets and lanes where every building has its own unique and interesting story. Most of them currently represent Russian theatres, hotels, museums or state institutions. We will also visit Tverskaya Street – the main and the busiest street in Moscow – with lots of shops, restaurants and unique combination of old, Stalin and modern architecture. We will then take a stroll along the pedestrian zone near the Red Square.

£55

per person
4 hours

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Moscow City Tour by Car A city as great as the Russian capital requires your undivided attention. Our guided city tour by car affords the opportunity for you to sightsee without concerning yourself with getting around, as well as enabling you to cover sufficient ground to get a sense of place. Here in Moscow, more than anywhere else in Russia, you’ll sense the presence of the Russian Renaissance; the city, like the country as a whole, has altered immensely over the past two decades.

£85

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5 hours

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Moscow City and Novodevichy Convent Tour by Car Start your discovery of Moscow with a guided city tour by car. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the Sparrow Hills observation platform, visit Poklonnaya Hills a monument in honour of a Russian victory in the Great War (World War II), see the famous Red Square and the Bolshoi (Big) theatre or explore modern Moscow’s busy streets and discover the rich history of this magnificent city. Visit one of the oldest convents in Russia, the Novodevichy Convent.

£90

per person
4 hours

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Moscow by Night City Tour by Car Moscow combines the best of old and modern architecture. It is a city of long avenues and majestic squares, leafy boulevards, parks and gardens, new luxury housing, bridges, the granite embankments of Moscow River, and the unique cultural and historical sites. Discover Moscow by night with a guided city tour by car.

£75

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3 hours

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Red Square, St. Basil`s & Lenin Mausoleum Guided Tour Guided tour to the Red Square arguably one of the most famous squares in the world. It's got its name from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". Each building here is a legend: you will see brightly-domed St. Basil's cathedral, the world - renowned Lenin Mausoleum, expansive facade of the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral and Kremlin towers. Today, Red Square is a popular tourist attraction and it is often used for rock and pop concerts including high-profile participants like Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and others.

£55

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4 hours

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Kremlin Grounds & the Armoury Guided Tour You will discover the interior of the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. The Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large. We will also visit the Armoury to see a unique collection of ancient state regalia: the ceremonial vestments and coronation dress of the Tsars, gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, and ceremonial weapons and arms (optional).

£80

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5 hours

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Diamond Fund Guided Tour The Diamond Fund is located in the Kremlin Armoury containing the most valuable gems of Russia - a collection of masterpieces of jewellery of the 18th-20th centuries, rare precious stones, gold and platinum nuggets of great artistic, historic and scientific importance. It is one of the few treasuries in the world that house unique crown jewels. The exhibition features such treasures as diamond encrusted Coronation Crown of Catherine the Great, the world-famous 190-carat Orlov Diamond among other stunning examples.
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2 hours

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Moscow Underground Guided Tour Explore one of the masterpieces of the Soviet era created in the Socialist Realism style. Moscow Metro with its stations decorated with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures looks like a vast art museum. It was one of the proudest achievements of the Soviet era and it’s still beating many other European underground system with its extremely reliable services. During our guided tour we will explore the most sensational underground stations where the guide will show architectural masterpieces and also explain the history of metro construction.

£55

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2 hours

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Tretiakov Gallery Guided Tour A guided tour of the Tretiakov Gallery, the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the world. The core of the museum's collection was assembled in the middle of the nineteenth century by Pavel Tretiakov, a wealthy Moscow merchant whose passion for collecting included violins, birds, and milk cows as well as Russian art. The museum represents the whole history of Russian art from the ancient period until now. There are more than 130 000 unique examples of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by talented Russian artists.

£65

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4 hours

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Old Arbat Street Guided Tour Your guide will take you to the Old Arbat street, famous for its architectural masterpieces and souvenirs. This street became a favorite place of walk of the Muscovites. You will see many improvised shows, poets and entertainers. After the guided tour you will have some free time to browse among the shops selling merchandise and enjoy various Arbat cafes or restaurants.

£55

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3 hours

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Guided Tour This temple was originally constructed on a vow given when banners and keys from conquered cities were brought to the temple. The height of the temple was 103 meters. In December 1931, the temple was blown up. Subsequently, the foundation ditch was used for the construction of a swimming pool. In 1994, the pool was closed and in January 1995 the reconstruction of the temple took place. Today the construction is completed and features both a working church and a museum, where excursions are regularly held.

£55

per person
3 hours

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Izmailovo Kremlin - Wooden Architecture Complex, Arts & Crafts Centre Kremlin in Izmailovo was created on the basis of the world famous “Vernisage in Izmailovo” souvenir market. Here you will have a unique opportunity to broaden your perception of Russian national traditions and artistic crafts and see unique examples of wooden architecture.  You can visit Museum of Bells, Russian Toys, Russian Costume and Way of Life, Museum of Russian Fairytales and Vodka History Museum (entrance fees are not included). You can also take part in various master-classes on Russian dolls painting, pottery, toy making, cooking and much more.

£65

per person
4 hours

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Kolomenskoye Estate - UNESCO Heritage Site and Former Tsar Residence Guided Tour Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate and one of the most picturesque and enjoyable of Moscow’s out-of-town attractions. This 15-17th century Tsarist estate is preserved in its original layout and comprises of unique architectural monuments, including the Church of the Ascension (1532). Kolomenskoye Estate’s large parkland is open to the public for you to enjoy. Kolomenskoye also hosts traditional festivals during all major holidays.

£75

per person
4 hours

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Half Day Guided Tour to Sergiev Posad Monastery - the Heart of Russian Orthodox Religion The town located in the suburbs of Moscow grew up in the 15th century around one of the greatest Russian monasteries - the Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. The town also claims to be the birthplace of the Russian nesting doll, or matryoshka. On our way to Sergiev Posad we will enjoy the charming Russian countryside as the highway runs through huge birch forests, hills, as well as past beautifully decorated country homes.

£105

per person
7 hours

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Poklonnaya Hill and WWII Victory Park Guided Tour Poklonnaya Hill is the most significant monument constructed in honour of victory in the Great Patriotic War. The solemn opening of the Victory Memorial in Moscow was held on May, 9, 1995. On February 23, 1958 on this site, a memorable granite sign was established with the inscription: "Here there will be a monument to the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War." The Victory Park and the Square of Victors are important parts of the outdoor museum with many tanks and other vehicles used in the Second World War.

£65

per person
4 hours

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Museum of the Cold War - Former Top Secret Command Centre We invite you to visit the former top secret command centre of the Russian Armed Forces recently converted into museum of the Cold War period. It is the newest museum opened in Moscow. After entering a regular building in a quite central street of the city and a ride on a rapid elevator 65 meters under the ground you will see a real top secret military facility of the USSR. During a short guided tour you will pass through the secret tunnels, see samples of communication equipment and fire arms.

£85

per person
3 hours

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Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia Guided Tour Guided visit to the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia which contains 24 exhibition halls. The strength of the Museum’s historical collection is in its collection of banners of Soviet and Third Reich Army and personal belongings of Soviet and Nazi leaders (including the General Zhukov and Adolf Hitler). The Museum has a wide range of weapons, military uniforms and decorations. The outside exposition of the Museum presents many armoured vehicles, artillery, antiaircraft systems and battle aircrafts.

£65

per person
4 hours

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Memorial Museum of Astronautics Memorial Museum of Astronautics in Moscow is a unique museum devoted to space exploration and development of rocket science. It is located in the basement of the monument "Conquerors of Space" erected in honor of the launch of Sputnik by architects M. Barshch, A. Kolchin and sculptor A. Faydysh - Krandievskiy and opened on 4 November 1964. The monument is made of polished titanium, used in rocket production, its height is 110 meters, and the angle is 77 degrees.

£65

per person
4 hours

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Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino Guided Tour Guided tour to the Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino - one of the world's largest aviation museums, and the largest for Russian aircraft. You will see the famous "Ilya Muromets", Soviet "Concorde" (Tupolev-144), Ivan Kozhedub’ s La-7 (during the WWII he brought down 62 German airplanes), Tupolev-95 Bomber (NATO classification - Bear), Tupolev-22Ì (Backfire) and other legendary aircraft... The museum also features collections of weapons, uniforms and air-related artwork.

£105

per person
6 hours

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Trip to Cosmonaut Training Centre - Star City Star City is situated to the North-West of Moscow in a beautiful pine and birch forest. See the hall where real space vehicles are used to train astronauts, the hydro laboratory, in which future astronauts learn to live and work in conditions of weightlessness, and the largest centrifuge in the world. You will see unique equipment where cosmonauts train for flight, including the MIR simulator. All the crews on the Vostok and Voskhod missions and the various models of manned “Soyuz” spacecraft, as well as those who worked on the MIR orbiting station, were trained here.

£175

per person
6 hours

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St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Tour by Car It is impossible not to fall in love with St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Start your discovery of St. Petersburg with a guided city tour by car that will take you around the stunning "Venice of the North"; you will see the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Christ's Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood). You will also see the famous cruiser Aurora; the legendary ship whose canon gave the signal, on the order of Lenin, for the beginning of the Great Social Revolution more than 90 years ago.

£65

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4 hours

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St. Petersburg City Tour & Guided Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress After your guided city tour around St. Petersburg you will visit Peter & Paul’s Fortress. Built on the small Hare Island to secure Russia’s position on the River Neva delta and in order to protect the Neva lands, regained during the Northern War, from possible attacks by Swedish troops, the Peter and Paul Fortress did not actually see the actual combat until 25 October 1917. Recently this doughty fortress-cum-prison has had many of its buildings converted into museums and features a splendid cathedral containing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.

£75

per person
4 hours

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City Tour & Visit to the Cruiser Avrora Your guide will tell you the story of the city, the events that have left their scars on its face, its optimistic and dramatic plans for the future, together with anecdotes about its strange, friendly and colourful inhabitants, and answer any questions you might have about this most fascinating of cities. Additionally to your St. Petersburg guided city tour you will visit the legendary Avrora cruiser, famous for firing the signal of storming of the Winter Palace – official beginning of 1917 Revolution.

£75

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4 hours

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Draw Bridges Night Tour by Car Like Venice, St. Petersburg is spread across a lot of big and small islands and it's hard to walk more than a few hundred meters without crossing a bridge! St. Petersburg has the largest number of bridges of any city in the entire world. With a total of 539 bridges (315 in the historical centre alone), not even Venice, Stockholm or Amsterdam can beat the city’s total! And more than 20 of all bridges are drawbridges. The elegance of some bridges can be compared only to the beauty of the city architectural ensembles. The bridges of St. Petersburg have become an integral part of the city.

£85

per person
3 hours

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Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) Guided Tour A guided tour of the Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tzars and one of best museums of the world. This stunning palace, an architectural masterpiece in itself, contains a collection over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasures icons, coins and Tsar’s jewellery. The Hermitage is an unforgettable place to visit.

£55

per person
4 hours

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Hermitage & the Golden Chamber Guided Tour Additionally to our regular tour in the Hermitage museum we offer you the unforgettable visit to the Golden Room, displaying the smallest and most valuable treasures. The room is situated in the part of the Winter Palace where auxiliary services were originally located. The exhibition features unique objects unearthed on the territories of the Northern Black Sea Coastlands and Northern Caucasus. These artefacts, created by Scythian, Greek and ancient Oriental craftsmen, include ceremonial arms, plates and dishes, bits of horse harness and decorations for clothing. All these articles were buried in the barrows of Scythian and Sarmatian "kings" (5th-3rd centuries BC), the most famous of them being the Solokha and Chertomlyk mounds.

£85

per person
4 hours

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Half day Guided Tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Catherine Palace & Amber Room) Guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of the Royal St. Petersburg - settlement of Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) located 25km south of the city. This small town has two gigantic palaces, set amidst huge and beautiful parkland: the glorious Catherine Palace, a Baroque masterpiece by the Italian architecture Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and the Alexander Palace, where the last tsar family dwelt. We will visit the Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room. It features splendid interiors, designed by eminent architects Rastrelli, Cameron, Stasov and Monighetti.

£85

per person
5 hours

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Half Day Guided Tour to Petrodvorets (Palace, Fountain and Park ensemble) Half day tour to the suburbs of St Petersburg to visit one of the magnificent summer palaces - Petrodvorets. The Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a world-famous palace, fountain and park complex, and an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth century by Emperor Peter the Great not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence.

£90

per person
5 hours

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Russian Museum Guided Tour Russian museum features the largest collection of Russian art no other museum in the world can boast of. Over 400,000 exhibits reflect history of Russian fine art from the ancient icons to the 20th century avant-garde, presenting all the stages, schools and genres. The permanent exhibition of the State Russian Museum presents the works of Russian and Soviet artists and covers the period from the 11th century till nowadays. Along with paintings, the museum boasts unique collections of works of folk art, decorative and applied art, and numismatics.

£55

per person
4 hours

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Yusupov Palace Guided Tour Once belonging to prince Yusupov noble family it is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. Its expositions reflect refined luxury, splendour of high life, human relationships and the history of rich aristocratic family. During the tour you will see luxurious decorations of the interiors: murals, carvings, marble, mirrors, gilded chandelier, expensive silk clothes and refined furniture. The palace is also known for the murder of Grigory Rasputin who is believed as having influenced the later days of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II.

£65

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Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace The folk show "Feel Yourself Russian" is comprised of the bright performances of St. Petersburg professional folk companies. During two hours of this dynamic colourful and picturesque show you will hear tuneful folk songs - romantic, and full of life, watch sparkling dances of different provinces of Russia, and learn that some items - such as saws, wooden spoons, and other traditional household appliances - can also be used as musical instruments! The national colour of the performance is enriched with the bright dresses made in accordance with Russian traditions.

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2 hours

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St. Petersburg Boat Trip with an Audio-guide A new perspective on St. Petersburg can be gained from water-level and the boat trips visit some areas of the city that might not be reached on ground. The looming silhouettes of the bridges, the grandeur of the waterways, the granite embankments with their various piers and slipways, the 18th and 19th century palaces and parks on the banks of the Neva and the canals, architectural landmarks in the form of the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals, visible from a long way off - all this contributes to the unique appearance of the "Venice of the North". The boat trip is with a recorded audio-guide.

£25

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Museum of Political History of Russia Guided Tour The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, former the State Museum of Revolution, was created on October 9, 1919, by decree of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and the Red Army Deputies. Among the initiators were prominent figures in the Bolshevik Party and the narodnik (populist) movement, and representatives of the intelligentsia. By the mid 1920s it had a unique collection of revolutionary banners, an extremely valuable collection of leaflets of the different political parties, posters, and objects from that period.

£55

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3 hours

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State Museum of the Defense and Blockade of Leningrad This small but extremely moving museum collection is dedicated perhaps to the most harrowing period of the city's historical siege and defence of Leningrad during the Second World War. Displays show the famine-ravaged city and the heroic efforts to somehow get food in from beyond the blockade, across the frozen Lake Ladoga; the famous 'Road of Life' is depicted here. More than one million people died during the Blockade. Their sacrifice and the extraordinary endurance of the survivors is a source of both immense pride and profound sorrow of Leningrad.

£55

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3 hours

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St. Isaac’s Cathedral Guided Tour The gleaming golden dome of the St. Isaac's Cathedral soars majestically above the rooftops and is visible from Gulf of Finland. It is one of the finest architectural monuments of the XIX century and famous landmark of St. Petersburg. St. Isaac's Cathedral is the forth largest domed cathedral in the world, after the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rome, the Cathedral of St. Paul in London and the Cathedral of St. Maria in Florence.

£55

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Eclectic Architecture of St. Petersburg We start on the Petrograd side, where we discover fabulous art nouveau houses and charming courtyards. This mainly residential, now upper middle class area is crammed with art nouveau buildings from the late 19th century. The housing boom of the time spread to this part of St. Petersburg and created this extraordinary, enchanting style of architecture. The apartment buildings, banks and offices, richly decorated with floral designs and images of the mythical birds and animals of the North, reflect the passion for extravagance of pre-WWI St. Petersburg and the industrial and financial developments of the time.

£65

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Artistic St. Petersburg Guided Tour ’Peter’ is the local colloquial name for enchanting, bohemian St. Petersburg, one of the greatest artistic cities in the world. We offer a fascinating tour through Peter’s most famous galleries, starting with Pushkinskaya 10, a symbol of the city’s famous spirit of resistance. This dates back to the Decembrist revolt of the early 19th century, and was shown again with Siege of Leningrad in WWII, and the underground artistic movement of Soviet times.

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Dostoevsky Guided Walk Explore the legacy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the famous Russian novelist. Walk in the footsteps of characters from Dostoevsky’s stories, including Crime and Punishment, Netochka Nezvanova, White Nights, and Poor Folk. Our Dostoevsky discovery tour will take you to many places around St. Petersburg associated with this famous Russian: the site of his mock execution in Semenovsky Square, the Hay Market, or Sennaya Ploschad , the heart of the city’s slums in Dostoyevsky's time. We also visit the Dostoevsky museum, in the apartment where Dostoevsky spent the two last years of his life and wrote The Brothers Karamazov. Many of the writer’s possessions are on display.

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Helicopter Sightseeing You have already done some sightseeing in St. Petersburg and now you want to escape the hustle of the big city? We would like to offer you to experience the most extravagant sightseeing and photo opportunity - our helicopter flights! Seeing the grandeur of the Russian nature from the sky will provide you with such a thrill and excitement! You also get the chance to experience most flight conditions like straight and level flight, climbs, turns, descents and hovering!
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