TRIP TO MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG (3-10 JULY 2011)
Dear all! Moscow has served as the capital of the Soviet Union, the Russian Empire and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Moscow has had a tumultuous history dating back to medieval times when it was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruki in the early 12th century. It has seen numerous invasions and sieges from the Mongols to the Poles and Lithuanians to the Crimean Tatars to Napoleon and finally the Nazi’s but it has persevered and today is a thriving metropolis. The city is filled with unique architecture from the Kremlin and Red Square to giant Stalin skyscrapers to new office blocks built during the economic boom of recent years and it contains a strikingly beautiful metro system. There is always something going on in Moscow and there is so much to see. Tour Moscow with us! St. Petersburg is the former capital of Imperial Russia, home of the Tsars and one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. St. Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 on the banks of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland. The city has seen
• We can arrange this trip at the first week of July (from 3 to 10 of July) • Hotels: in Moscow (Courtyard Moscow City Center) and St. Petersburg (Taleon Imperial Hotel) to be confirmed : about £100 per person per night in a double room • Airfare: about £300 round ticket from London to Moscow (Aeroflot), about £130 round ticket from Moscow to St, Petersburg (Aeroflot) per person per flight • Excursions and shuttle rent: around £400 per person • Tickets to the theatres are not
its share of historical events including the Decembrist revolt, the palace coup and murder
included, but we can book them in
of Tsar Pavel, the intrigues of Catherine the Great, the assassination Tsar Alexander II, the
advance if you want
influence of Rasputin on the Russian royal family, the Revolution of 1905 and the October
• You will need a visa!!!
Revolution of 1917 which brought the communists to power. It is also known as the center of Russian art, culture and literature – former citizens included Pushkin and Dostoevsky just to name a few. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of beautiful palaces and monuments including the Winter Palace. Petersburg is home to the world famous Hermitage Museum which contains one of the world’s largest
If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible, because we need to make an hotel and flights reservation to make a visa (for non Russian people). We also need to buy tickets in advance (I
collections of art including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt,
hope that we can do it just after we will
Matisse, Picasso as well as many other old masters and impressionists.
recieve visa (now we can buy them at a
I am sure that you will find St. Petersburg one of the most if not the most fascinating places you have ever visited.
really good rate). We will need a group of at least 10 people to make it happen. Regards, Varia.
TRIP TO RUSSIA 1 day Arrival to Moscow
2 day Armoury Chamber
3 day Arrival to St. Petersburg
Panoramic Moscow Tour
Panoramic St. Petersburg Tour
Diamond Fund Novodevichy Convent
Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals Tretyakov Gallery
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Bolshoi or Moscow's Stanislavski Theatre (optional)
TRIP TO RUSSIA 4 day
Hermitage Museum (big and small)
Tsarskoye Selo ( Catherine’s) Palace
Summer Peter’s I Palace
Fountains and Gardens
Mariinsky Theatre (optional)
TRIP TO RUSSIA 7 day Usopovâ€™s Palace
Departure to London