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Best of Russia

04 Nights 05 Days
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04 Nights 05 Days
Availability : April 2018 - June 2018
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Moscow
Best of Russia
4 nights 5 days: Tour to Moscow and St Petersburg
In short 5 days and 4 night you will see the popular sightseeng: Moscow City Tour with Metro and Arbat, Moscow Kremlin with catherdrals, City Tour St.Petersburg, Hermitage, Petergof. It is the good combination of guided tours and free time in both capitals of Russia - Moscow and St-Petersbug. This tour from India to Russia recommended to all kind of tourist with short of time for travel
Tour Included: Moscow City Tour, Metro tour, St-Petersburg City Tour, Peter and Paul Fortress, Kazan Cathedral, St.Isaakc Cathedral, Speed train tickets, International airfare, Accomodation in 4*/ 3+* hotels with breakfast, Russian visa fee, Sim-card, 24*7 support with hindi speaking assistant
Tour highlights: Moscow: Monument to Peter the Great, Metro Tour (entrance), Arc de Triumph, Moscow river, Christ the Savior Cathedral (entrance), Red Square, Sparrow hills view point, Poklonnaya hill, Alexander Garden, Bolshoi Theater, GUM Shopping Mall, Moscow University St-Petersburg: Kazan Cathedral (entrance), St-Petersburg City Tour , Peter and Paul Fortress (territory) , Nevsky Prospect , Palace square, St. Isaac Cathedral (photo stop), Winter Palace(photo stop), Cruiser Aurora (photo stop), Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, Art’s Square , the Bronze Horseman, the Admiralty,
Itinerary

Day -1Arrive in Moscow

Arrival in Moscow, check in to the Hotel

Free time

Day 2Moscow City Tour 10:00

11:00 Moscow city tour – A brisk tour to see the main attractions of capital of Russia.

This tour will cover all the major significant places of the Russian capital – you visit the Red Square, the so-called heart of the capital, and then pass through the historic Alexander Garden, walk along the Manezh Square and visit the Temple of Christ the Savior. Next, your route will allow you to evaluate the unforgettable views of theMoscow Kremlin from quay – a unique river and majestic monument to Peter the Great by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. The excursion includes an external examination of the Kremlin.

Also you will see Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) and Poklonnaya Hill, the Arc de Triomphe on Kutuzov Avenue, House of the Russian Government

14:00 Kremlin tour (territory + 3 cathedral)

During the tour in the Moscow Kremlin, you will visit the inner territory of the Kremlin, Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Archangel. Going into the Kremlin through Trinity Kutafya tower and gate, you will see the Arsenal building, built in the time of Peter I, with captured guns of Napoleon’s army. Next, you’ll continue on to the Ivanovo area, the proverbial, Senate Palace, the famous Tsar Cannon, the largest weapon of its time and the Tsar Bell, which weighs about 200 tons. You will come to the famous Cathedral Square, perhaps the most beautiful square in Moscow and one of the oldest.

Day 311:00 City Tour St-Petersburg

Sapsan train to St-Petersburg

St. Petersburg – an extraordinarily beautiful city, built on the banks of the Neva river. One of the most important cultural, industrial cities of the Russian Federation. Its location, architecture, history attracts more than 5 million tourists each season, from around the world. standard sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg begins at the Moscow station – one of the city’s oldest station (opened in 1851). It is here that the basic number of guests of St. Petersburg start exploring the city. Sitting in the car, you will pass through the main streets of St. Petersburg. Every part of the city plays an important role in the history of St. Petersburg. On a tour of the St. Petersburg guide will tell you about the history of the main street – Nevsky Prospect. Later you will visit all the major attractions of the northern capital. In addition, during the tour of St. Petersburg you will enjoy the beauty of the Neva River, with its impressive bridges and historic ships. That there is a well-known veteran cruiser Aurora. During a city tour you will see the most important and historically significant attractions: Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, Bronze Horseman, Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace square with Winer Palace, Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Cathedral on the spoiled blood

Hermitage museum
It is one of the largest art museums in the world, with its exhibits placed in more than 350 rooms. A special place is occupied by the state rooms of the Palace. St. Petersburg Hermitage entered the top ten most visited museums in the world. Rated by the British publication The Art Newspaper. During 2015 the number of visitors to the Hermitage The State Hermitage Museum – one of the greatest assets of the Russian Federation. It is not only the most important museum in St. Petersburg, but also one of the largest art museums in the world. Hermitage consists of six historic buildings.

Day 4 11:00 Peterhof (park and palace)

Once Peter the Great visited Versailles – the country residence of the French king Louis XIV. He liked it very much: a magnificent palace, a huge formal garden, pavilions, gazebos, sculptures. But most of all liked the Emperor Versailles fountains. So He decided to build not the same, but a better palace at home with parks and fountains. Within two years of founding of the Northern capital, he began to build his dream palace on the southern shore of the Gulf in a place called Peterhof. However, the most surprising thing in the fountains of Peterhof is not just their numbers or beauty, it is the way they work. It does not use water pumps or any electrical aids. The water is carried to the fountains by gravity.

Day 5 Transfer to airport Pulkovo St-Petersburg

Scheduled Departure

Dates of Fixed departures 2018

23 April, 01 May, 09 May, 15 May, 04 June*, 18 July*, 11 Aug*, 21 Aug, 08 Sept, 18 Sept, 10 October

Hotels (India Friendly)

Moscow: Best Western Vega 4*

St-Petersburg: Station S13 3*

Price

37 900 INR per person in DBL sharing

* High season dates, price by request

Inclusions:

· Accommodation in Double Deluxe room BB

· All airport and Rail Way Stations transfers

· All sightseeing with English speaking guide according to the program

· Train tickets “Sapsan” Moscow – St.Petersburg

· Entry fees for all monuments according to the program

· Russian visa fees

· Breakfast in the hotel

Exclusions:

· International Air Tickets: India – Moscow, St.Petersburg – India , starts from 30 000 INR

· Optional Exurcions: • Kremlin + Hermitage + Neva Boat Cruise: 13 300 INR per person

· 5 Indian Dinners Dinners: @5850 INR per person

Tour Details

This Itinerary is made for those who want to visit Europe with Fixed Itinerary Tours. For the best price and tour available dates, get a quote 30-60 days prior to the departure.
Travel
The primary means of transportation on this trip will be Air Conditioned Luxury Coach

Visas & Travel Insurance
Visas are the responsibility of the individual Traveller. Visas can take several weeks to process. Our tour consultant  will be happy to point to you in the right direction for acquiring visas. Visa process can be done through us on a nominal service fees on case to case basis.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. Make sure that you are covered for medical expenses, personal liability, cancellations, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Payment Policy
Booking Deposit (INR 10,000/-) mandatory to process the visa. 50% of the tour cost required 30 days prior to the departure date or Visa approval whichever is earlier. * Visa sanction depends on respective authority.
100% of the tour cost required 15 days prior to the departure date

Cancellation Policy
If you Cancel your Holiday
10 days or less before departure: 100% of the package cost
11 to 20 days before departure: 30% of the tour cost
21 to 30 days before departure: 25% of the tour cost
31 days or more before departure: Booking Deposit (INR 10,000/-)

As per the Booking Terms & Conditions, we are constrained to levy the aforesaid Cancellation Charges in addition to the actual expenditure incurred towards visa fees , travel insurance charges, retention charges by overseas supplier etc., Company reserves the right to cancel a tour departure without assigning any reason. Under such circumstances amount paid by you will be refunded after deducting the actual expenses incurred by us like visa fees, travel insurance charges etc., but no compensation is payable. All refunds shall be given in Indian Rupees only.

Departure & Return Location

*** Int’l Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • 03 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Train Tickets “Sapsan” MSK - St.P.burg
  • All Airport & Rlwy Transfers
  • Basic Travel Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Increase Air Fare after the quote
  • Increase Exchange rate after the quote
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
More About Russia...
General information about Russian Federation

India and Russia enjoy deep friendly relations historically, culturally, and politically.

This not only helps person-to-person relations but contributes to business cooperation across industries, including such strategic spheres as defense and nuclear energy. Around 1468, merchant Afanasi Nikitin became the first Russian to set foot on the Indian soil, initiating relations between two nations that have been growing stronger since then. Around 1949, Dharti-Ke-Lal Directed by K. A. Abbas became the first Indian film to be seen by Russian – then Soviet – audience.

Since then, Russian people have seen more than 300 Indian films while legendary actors like Raj Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty are house hold names in Russia where a 24- hour Indian Movie channel dubbed in Russian language is operating today. Quite a few of our traditional value systems are identical in the Russian way of life. They call tea as ‘chai’ being the first obvious similarity you will notice.

We all know that Russia – is the country with a great history and rich cultural traditions. And we are glad that you have a desire to learn more about it. Undoubtedly, the way of life in Russia is different from European or Asian – we have something to surprise you! Many of you may think of cold Russia a country where, to keep warm, it is necessary to wear the hat with ear flaps and drink vodka. Yes, winter is really cold, but cold temperatures outside offset by the warmth of communication. Maybe you’ve heard that Russian women – the most beautiful in the world? Come and make sure that it’s true. We would be pleased if you’re not scared of complexity of the Russian language and learn a few phrases in it. While you probably already know the word “communism”, “Stalin” and “perestroika”

We will be happy to help you to explore this great country!

India and Russia enjoy deep friendly relations historically, culturally, and politically. This not only helps person-to-person relations but contributes to business cooperation across industries, including such strategic spheres as defense and nuclear energy.

 

Around 1468, merchant Afanasi Nikitin became the first Russian to set foot on the Indian soil, initiating relations between two nations that have been growing stronger since then.

Around 1949, Dharti Ke Lal Directed by K. A. Abbas became the first Indian film to be seen by Russian  – then Soviet – audience. Since then, Russian people have seen more than 300 Indian film while legendary actors like Raj Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty are householdnames in Russia where a 24- hour Indian Movie channel dubbed in Russian language is operating today.

 

Quite a few of our traditional value systems are identical in the Russian way of life. They call tea as ‘chai’ being the first obvious similarity you will notice. Like Indians, Russians are very loyal and welcoming people. Like India, Russia is a very security conscious country – provided the number of terroristic attacks the country have seen in past two decades. Here are few things every Indian tourist should note about Russia and Russians:

Russia and Russians

  1. Russians like India, its culture and history. Most Russians have a positive image about India and expect closer, increased relations and co-operation between the two countries.
  2. Smiling to strangers is not a part of Russian culture. Russians are polite and professional, and they do smile whole heartedly after they come to know you – which often takes time.
  3. Revolution and two world wars, dramatic political changes of the past century have a clear bearing on every Russian’s mind. Hence, Russian people think very deep while they generally look forward to a secure and prosperous future. For the same reasons, Russians can be protective about their culture, language and the country. Sometimes to the point of fiercely defending their beliefs.

Food in Russia

  1. Russians love having ‘Chai’ many times a day and you as a guest will be offered one. However, Russian ‘Chai’ is black or green, generally.
  2. The food in Russia differs from Indian traditions. I is primarily focused towards meat but there are sample choices of vegetarian foods and for the non-vegetarian, options like chicken, turkey, fish and pork are easily found.
  3. Russians love milk products and you will find many styles of cottage cheeses, processed cheese, ice creams, dairy products in all sizes and possible flavours.
  4. Russian food contains almost no tropical spices and generally prepared with less salt.
  5. Many dishes like Borsch are quite like Indian soups and can be had with or without meat, other dishes common are cutlets, puffs, rice can be both vegetarian and non-veg.
  6. Cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg have adequate number of pure Indian Restaurants of good quality and with vegetarian food being normally served.
  7. Junk food is available everywhere though options like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Subway, Dominoes, etc. However, the may not have vegetarian options available in India. Also, McDonalds will not give a free tomato sauce – you will have to buy it as a menu item. 
  8. Normal European standards of Tipping are followed with normal range being between 7-15% of invoice/cheque value
  9. If you are an Indian spice lover, do carry the needful quantity of Indian pepper or garam masala or whatever that fancies your taste buds. These spices are not easily available can be very costly.
  10. Drinking water is not free anywhere, like in other parts of Europe. You will have to buy small quantities which is expensive or stock up 5 liter cans available in product shops or hyper markets

Cities and places

  1. Moscow and St. Petersburg are modern, beautiful cities sharing European mentality and way of life. Culture, art, history are the main components of these cities’ significance.
  2. Like in western Europe, water is not free anywhere. You will have to buy small quantities which is expensive or stock up 5 liter cans available in product shops or hyper markets.
  3. Drinking alcohol is common practice but drinking on the streets is prohibited.
  4. Please do follow road signs, warning signs and pedestrian rules while on walking tours and in traffic conditions – Russian roads are quite disciplined and rules are enforced.
  5. You will notice that the cities are clean, kindly note and utilize the waste bins provided almost every 50 metres in most of the cities.
  6. Using public toilets is generally paid like in most of the European cities.
  7. Please do not light up your favorite Agarbatti in the hotel room. This is an absolute no-no because of the other International tourists who complaint about the fragrances or have allergies to strong fragrances. Do pray, but hold the Agarbatti for a few days.

Immigration control

  1. Russian immigration/passport control officers do their proper job! They often double-check things, which causes time delays.
  2. Do not say you are a businessman when you arrive on a tourist visa and with a tour package. If asked the reasons for visit, answer by name and say that you travelling as tourist to visit beautiful Russia.
  3. Most of immigration/passport control officers do not speak English. They may ask you to wait by using sign language. There is no reason for panicking or having an ego about it.
  4. Alternatively, you can just handle over your passport along with the travelers kit provided to you by your Tour Operator – this kit contains a copy of your invitation letter, hotel reservation details, copy of airline tickets and the contact details of the person who is receiving you at the airport.
  5. Please do not raise your voice or argue un-duly or take any pictures as they are strictly prohibited.
  6. In any situation, please be calm & speak the truth based on your documents, if delayed read a book or relax. Normal people always get through 
  7. Kindly do not get into an argument or shouting match with the Immigration officer as arguments may  result in you being deported or worse!

 

The immigration/passport controls across the globe work almost in a similar manner. The only goal of the immigrations is to secure the borders and the citizens from threats. With Terrorism & Drug Prevention Protocols in place, security controls became stricter around the world. 

 

 

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