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Destination: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Curonian Spit, the village of Yantarny, Svetlogorsk, Saint-Petersburg
Main sights: sightseeing tours, the Moscow Kremlin, Arbat street, Amber Museum, the Konigsberg Cathedral, Marzipan Museum, Curonian Spit, Amber Coast, sights of Svetlogorsk, the Hermitage (the main museum complex), the Lower park in Petergof (the Grand Palace 01.01-23.04.21 and 18.10-31.12.21)
Transport: comfortable air-conditioner car/minivan/minibus
Welcome to Moscow - the capital of Russia! Upon arrival at the airport your guide will meet you at the arrival hall.
Your amazing journey will begin with a sightseeing tour of Moscow. You will pass along the famous embankments and streets of the historical city: Boulevard and Garden Ring, admire the most beautiful panoramic views of the Kremlin from Sofiyskaya Embankment, see the Bolshoi Theater and Manege, Lubyanka, Slavyanskaya and Theater Squares, the legendary "Stalin's High-Rises", which are often called "Seven Sisters", the most beautiful fountains and masterpieces of architecture of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, Ostankino tower, Kutuzovsky Prospect, Triumphal Arch, Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, Victory museum, golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Patriarchal bridge, Swan pond near the walls of the Novodevichy Convent, the observation deck on Sparrow Hills, the building of Moscow State University, Luzhniki Stadium, modern Moscow-City skyscrapers and much, much more.
After checking in at the hotel (check-in after 14.00) you can relax, as well as have lunch or dinner on your own in one of the nearby restaurants - your guide will be happy to advise you where to go.
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast your guide will meet you in the hall of the hotel and you will go for an excursion to the Moscow Kremlin, which located on its territory unique monuments of architecture and art of the 15th - 20th centuries: temples, churches and chambers, magnificent palaces and front office buildings. You walk along Kremlin squares and streets, see the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, visit Sobornaya square and one of the cathedrals: Uspensky, Arkhangelsky or Blagoveshchensky.
Then you will walk along the Red Square and the Alexander Garden. You will walk along the famous cobblestones of Red Square, see the multi-colored domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, the monument of medieval Russian architecture "Frontal Place", the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, the State Historical Museum, the Lenin's Mausoleum, the GUM building, enjoy the splendor of the panorama of the ancient Kremlin from Sophia embankment of the Moscow River.
You will see a new landmark of the city - Zaryadye Park, stroll along the alleys of the Siberian coniferous forest in the very center of Moscow, visit the famous Soaring Bridge - a magnificent observation deck hanging right over the Moscow River!
And you will end this day with a walk along one of the most famous streets of Russia along the Arbat street. You can plunge into the atmosphere of the past, find out where the great literary figures loved to spend their time, look at street musicians and artists, without whom it is impossible to imagine this famous street. You will have time to stroll through the souvenir shops and shops in the center of Moscow and buy gifts for friends and relatives.
Breakfast at hotel, check-out.
In the morning your guide will accompany you to the airport and you will continue your exciting journey with a trip to Kaliningrad. The flight will be comfortable and will take about 2 hours.
Welcome to the bright and sunny town of Russia - Kaliningrad ! This is a real "Russian Europe" with an amazing atmosphere, unique monuments and fantastic landscapes. Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport and you will start your unforgettable journey into the pages of the history of the western region of Russia begins here!
At first you will be invited to go for a sightseeing tour and will see the main sights of the city: Victory Square, the Castle pond, the "Fighting Bison" - a sculpture in front of the Konigsberg Land Court, a monument to Peter I in front of the Baltic Fleet headquarters, a drama theater, the area of old German villas Amalienau - formerly a prestigious suburb of Konigsberg, the city's defensive fortifications dated to the end of the 19th century, the Royal and Rosgarten gates of the 19th century and many other interesting sights. You will visit the Amber Museum - this is the largest Amber museum in our country! It was opened in 1979 and located in the fortress tower of the middle of the 19th century in the center of Kaliningrad, on the shores of a picturesque lake. You should definitely visit the Konigsberg Cathedral on the island Kneiphof (an example of North German Gothic of the 14th century), where the tomb of the famous philosopher I.Kant is located, learn the history of the main church of the city. Wonderful organ concerts are held here, the atmosphere after which inspires.
Then we continue our excursion day by visiting the Marzipan Museum at the Brandenburg Gate.
And finally after excursions your guide will help you to check-in at the hotel (after 14.00). There you can rest and relax, as well as have lunch or dinner on your own in one of the nearby restaurants - your guide will be happy to tell you where to go.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast you will go for an excursion to Curonian Spit (Kurshskaya Kosa). The Curonian Spit, created by the sea and the wind, is a narrow sandy strip of land, where the salty sea adjoins the freshwater bay. This unique and picturesque place was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and recognized as a state natural national park.
During the excursion you will learn: what caused the formation of the Curonian Spit, how it is connected with the Vikings and why it was first mentioned under the name of Nestland. You will visit the most amazing and picturesque places in the national park. You will touch the mystery of the Dancing Forest, you will walk along an ecological trail, see centuries-old trees and enjoy the fresh air, visit the observation deck on the Efa dune, from where you can see all the variety of landscapes of the spit - the sea, the bay, pine forests, sandy desert. You will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Curonian Spit and vivid memories of this day will remain with you for a long time.
After that your guide will accompany you to the hotel where you can relax or walk around the city on your own.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
First you go for an excursion to the "Amber Coast" where you can visit the village of Yantarny, where the world's largest amber field is located. From the observation deck, you will see a panorama of a quarry where amber is mined by an open industrial method. You can also recharge with natural energy and health in the Amber Pyramid, the construction of which took about 800 kg of amber. The historic center of Yantarnoye is located next to the 1892 Lutheran Church. You will stroll down to the sea past the palace-style Schloss Hotel, through the Becker Park with century-old trees. This beach is the only one in Russia in 2016, received a blue flag - a sign of an environmentally friendly beach, equipped according to international standards.
Afternoon you will get acquainted with the sights of Svetlogorsk. You will be enchanted by the ancient architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: private villas built in the beginning of 20th century, boarding houses, hotels, water tower, Kurhaus and the symbols of Svetlogorsk - the wonderful works of the German sculptor G. Brachert - "Carrying water" and "Nymph". Then you will have a great opportunity to walk along a new and modern embankment, to eat in a cozy cafe, to take a photo of seagulls which you can feed from your hands, to make a wish at the Sundial and buy souvenirs for your family and friends.
In the evening you return to Kaliningrad and will have free time to explore the city on your own or just relax at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, check out.
After breakfast you will go to the airport and take a flight to Saint-Petersburg, which is also called the Nothern capital of Russia! Your flight will last about 2 hours.
Upon arrival your guide will meet you at the arrival hall of the airport and you will go on a sightseeing tour, which will acquaint you with the the history of Saint-Petersburg
You will admire the panorama of the beautiful Neva, see magnificent ensembles of the central squares, drive along the central avenues and streets of the city. Everything that attracts guests from all over the world will appear to your attention: Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, a monument to Catherine II, the Admiralty building, Senate Square, the Bronze Horseman monument, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the monument to Nicholas I, the Winter Palace, the Palace Bridge, Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, Kunstkamera, Stock Exchange building, Rostral Columns, University Embankment, Peter and Paul Fortress, Troitsky Bridge, Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral, Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky Palace, Marble Palace, Mikhailovsky Castle, Field of Mars and other famous attractions.
After the sightseeing tour your guide will accompany you to the hotel for accommodation (check-in after 14.00). You can take a rest at the hotel or you have a chance to walk along the evening city on your own.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast you will visit the Hermitage - one of the largest museums in the world. The Hermitage was founded as a personal collection of Empress Catherine II, who, wishing to establish herself as an "enlightened empress", began collecting works of art. Painting experts, European scholars, collected and bought collections of paintings for the Russian empress, and soon Russia accumulated enormous wealth - a collection of works of Western European old masters. For a long time, the museum remained closed to the general public, and became public only in the middle of the 19th century. Now his collection numbers over 3.5 million items. Among them are paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velazquez, Goya, Watteau, Poussin, Gainsborough, antique sculpture, Egyptian antiquities and much, much more.
Your guide will offer you free time for lunch in a cafe or in a city restaurant.
Afternoon you continue your journey with a country excursion to the brilliant Peterhof - the "capital of fountains" and the favorite residence of Peter I. In splendor and richness of decoration, Peterhof surpassed its prototype - French Versailles and became the most beautiful palace and park ensemble in Europe. You will get acquainted with the history of the creation of this man-made miracle, admire the most famous fountains and cascades, learn the engineering secrets of its construction, walk along the shady alleys of the Lower Park, and also admire the panorama of the Gulf of Finland.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, check out.
After breakfast at the hotel restaurant and checking out the rooms, you will have time to stroll through the souvenir shops and shops of Nevsky prospect and buy gifts for friends and relatives.
Then your guide accompanies you to the airport.
• accommodation in Moscow 2 nights with breakfast, in Kaliningrad 3 nights with breakfast, in Saint-Petersburg 2 nights with breakfast, registration fee
• the Moscow Kremlin, Amber Museum, the Konigsberg Cathedral, Marzipan Museum, Curonian Spit, Amber Coast, sights of Svetlogorsk, the Hermitage (the main museum complex), the Lower park in Petergof (the Grand Palace 01.01-23.04.21 and 18.10-31.12.21)
• flight ticket Moscow - Kaliningrad (economy class) with 1 piece of luggage
• flight ticket Kaliningrad - Saint-Petersburg (economy class) with 1 piece of luggage
• comfortable air-conditioner car/minivan/minibus
• licensed English speaking guide
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.