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Russia - St Petersburg & Moscow Combo - 7 Days

Russia - St Petersburg & Moscow Combo - 7 Days

St Petersburg, Russia

From: R 21,772.00
Per Person Sharing Inc Tax
Destination Prices From:
JNB: R 21,772.00 PPS
  • Prices From

    JNB: R 21,772.00 PPS
  • Trip Reference

    #9688
  • Flights

    Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 Days
  • Valid From

    30th of July 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Valid To

    14th of October 2019 (Monday)
  • Expires

    30th of August 2019 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

St Petersburg is quite simply one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Founded by St Peter the Great in 1703 he dreamt of building a city that would rival Europe's greatest capitals and his dream was well and truly recognised as St Petersburg overwhelms with palaces and fine art!
NO VISA REQUIRED

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Russia in this short and sweet 6 day tour of Russia takes in the must-see sights of St Petersburg and Moscow in one short blast. From the masterpieces of the Hermitage and colourful Church on Spilled Blood in the City of the Tsars, to the whimsical turrets of St Basil's Cathedral and the mighty Kremlin in the capital - this is the best of Russia in under a week.

Trip Highlights

St Petersburg - UNESCO-listed city area including: Nevsky Prospekt, Museum and University districts, Church on Spilled Blood, The Bronze Horseman and Admiralty End

St Petersburg's palaces - the Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace and St Catherine's Palace (visited in winter) or the gardens of Peterhof (visited in summer)

Moscow - UNESCO-listed Red Square, Kremlin and Lenin’s Mausoleum and St Basil’s Cathedral. Optional Inside a Soviet Bunker tour. 

About the Holiday

Itinerary

DAY 1: TUESDAY
On arrival in St Petersburg you will be met at the airport by a representative and you will be transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been confirmed in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis for three nights. On check-in you will be handed a document pack containing your metro cards, ticket for the Hermitage Museum as well as your train ticket to Moscow and your Moscow City pass and Moscow Metro tickets. Details regarding transfers times and meeting points will also be given to you in this documen pack. Please ask for it if it not handed to you.
3 Days in St Petersburg: You are free to explore St Petersburg in your own time and at your own pace. You have 10 metro tickets per person for travelling around St Petersburg as well as an Entrance ticket to the Hermitage Museum (entry ticket to the Main Museum Complex, the General Staff Building, Winter Palace of Peter the Great, Menshikov Palace and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. (The hotel reception/concierge desk will be happy to give you advice on how to use the metro tickets and can also provide you with a map of the city.)

DAY 4: FRIDAY
You will be collected from your hotel at the time confirmed to you in your documentation and transferred to the station in time to board your Sapsan Train to Moscow. Your second class, one way ticket from St Petersburg to Moscow will be included in the documentation you receive on day one. Details of the departure time will be given to you in your documentation.
On arrival in Moscow you will be met by a representative standing near to your carriage holding a sign with your name. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will be accommodated in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis for three nights.
3 Days in Moscow: You are free to explore Moscow in your own time and at your own pace using the 20 Moscow Metro Tickets per person included in your package (the hotel reception/concierge desk will be happy to give you advice on how to use the metro tickets and can also provide you with a map of the city.) Your package also includes a 3 Day Moscow CityPass which includes entrance tickets to Moscow museums, city bus tour, walking tour and river cruise and provides discounts at restaurants and cafes, city tours and other benefits at entertainment spots of Moscow.
To get discounts and benefits at Moscow CityPass partner venues please present Moscow CityPass card.
Moscow CityPass card provides the single visit to all of the program's museums and tours. The card is valid for 3 consecutive days from authorization date. The authorization is the first use of the card at one of the partner venues of Moscow CityPass. The package includes the travel guide, city map, free entrance to museums, to the bus and walking excursions, as well as the river cruise and Pokrovsky Cathedral Fast Track.

It also it gives discounts, and privileges in restaurants, cafes, in bike and car rental points. In some cases to get discount you will need to present a special tear-off coupon* that can be found inside the Moscow CityPass Entertainment guide. Moscow CityPass entertainment guide contains useful information about the city, its attractions and tips for tourists. Please do not tear off the coupons - the staff of museums and partner venues will do that for you. Please note: When you visit Pokrovsky Cathedral: it is possible to jump the queue on the opposite side from the main entrance, through the tour Desk.

DAY 7: MONDAY
You will be collected from your hotel and the time confirmed to you in your documentation and transferred to the airport for your flight.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to St Petersburg flying out of Moscow based on availability in the lowest category airfare
  • Approximate taxes and fuel levy
  • Meeting on arrival
  • Transfer from St Petersburg Airport to the hotel
  • 3 Nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 10 St Petersburg Metro Tickets per person
  • Entrance to The Hermitage Museum
  • Transfer from the hotel to St Petersburg Station
  • 2nd class train ticket St Petersburg to Moscow
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • 3 Nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 20 Moscow Metro Tickets per person
  • 3 Day Moscow City Pass
  • Transfer to Moscow Airport

Please note: Package is valid for Tuesday arrivals only.

Excludes
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tip for your tour guide, an entirely personal gesture
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specified
Package Conditions:

High Season airfare supplement apply.

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports.

St Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal subject located in Northwestern Federal District of Russia on the Neva River at the east end of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea.

On May 1, 1703 Peter the Great took the Swedish fortress of Nyenskans and the city Nyen on the Neva river. On May 27, 1703 (May 16, Old Style) he founded the city after reconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden in the Great Northern War. He named the city after his patron saint, the apostle Saint Peter. The city was built under adverse weather and geographical conditions. High mortality rate required a constant supply of workers. Peter ordered a yearly conscription of 40,000 serfs, one conscript for every nine to 16 households.

Saint Petersburg experiences a humid continental climate. Summers are typically cool, humid and quite short, while winters are long, cold, but with frequent warm spells. The average daily temperature in July is 22C (72 F), summer maximum is about 34C (94F), winter minimum is about -27 C (-17 F).

The majestic appearance of St. Petersburg is achieved through a variety of architectural details including long, straight boulevards, vast spaces, gardens and parks, decorative wrought-iron fences, monuments and decorative sculptures. Such as the Summer Garden and Winter Palace. The largest cathedral in the city is St Isaac's Cathedral (18181858); it is the biggest gold-plated dome in the world.

St Petersburgs restaurant scene is becoming more exciting than ever, having truly banished bland Soviet versions of traditional dishes - both imperial and peasant - to the dustbin of history. Restaurants range from cosy caf-bistros to lavish multi-roomed halls befitting of royalty.

St Petersburg has a vibrant, varied nightlife ranging from opera and ballet to nightclubs, rock concerts, jazz clubs, and acid house raves. However, the scene is constantly changing - new venues open, old ones close. So the best advice is to check the weekly listings in the St Petersburg Times. Most of the decent nightlife is in the city centre. Bars open from 1100 and start closing around 2400, although some remain open until 0200 or 0400.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 13 July 2019.

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*PPS - Per Person Sharing*