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program (subject to change):
flight to Moscow with Lufthansa (08:35 - 12:40). Welcome by our local guide, bus transfer to our booked hotel and check in.
sightseeing tour of Moscow. We will see the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, GUM, the convent of the Nativity of the Virgin Tverskaya Boulevard, Cathedral of the Savior. We will visit the Kremlin with one of the Cathedrals. We will take a stroll into the old town of Kitai-Gorod and the GUM department store. You will ride on the Moscow subway, with a guided tour to see the most beautiful stations. We will visit the Tretyakov Gallery with the most famous collection of Russian arts, including the “Trinity” by Andrei Rubljov and the Vladimir’s “Mother of God”. Another highlight will be an excursion to Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk). We will pass picturesque Russian villages and the Isby, the typical, rich decorated Russian wooden houses, before we visit the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius and museums. For centuries this monastery was one of the most celebrated centers of the Russian Orthodox Church. Visit of the flea market Izmailovo. In the early evening of the 4th day we will be transferred to the train station. Trainride from Moscow to St.Petersburg. Late evening arrival in St.Petersburg. Transfer and hotel check in.
5th - 6th day:
We start with a sightseeing tour of St.Petersburg. We see the Stock Exchange, the University, the Winter Palace, the Nevsky Prospekt, the Cathedral of Kazan, the department store Gostinny Dvor, the statue of Peter the First and we visit the Cathedral of St. Isaac’s from the inside. We will visit the Fortress of Peter-Paul with the Peter-Paul Cathedral, where most of the Russian Czars are buried. In a small chapel Nikolaj II and members of his family are buried. In the afternoon we visit the Heremitage with its art collection from all of Europe. We will join an excursion to Peterhof, the former Summer-residence of the Czars. There we visit the Great Palace with the beautiful gardens and fountains.
7th day: after check out and free time. In the afternoon transfer to the airport and return flight to Frankfurt (18:10-20:00).
Tour price includes:
International flights: Frankfurt-Moscow /Lufthansa: St.Petersburg-Frankfurt with Lufthansa, all security taxes, speed train Sapsan from Moscow to St.Petersburg, 6 x overnights in 4 star central located Hotels with 6x breakfast and 5x dinner, 1x dinner in a local restaurant in Moscow, English speaking local tour guide in Moscow and St.Petersburg, all transfers with modern busses in Moscow and St.Petersburg, entrance fees for Tretyakow Gallery, Kremlin, excursion to Sergiev Posad incl. entrance fee, Peter-Paul Fortress, Cathedral of St. Isaac’c, Peterhof, Heremitage, Moscow subway tour (tickets), tour escort Interra Reisen.
Single room supplement:
Visa fee per person appr. € 220 per person, drinks during meals, any fuel surcharges levied after tour booking are the responsibility of the traveler. Tickets for circus, ballet, folklore shows, etc. can be booked in Russia direct. Personal expenses.
On request (please call Interra Reisen)
27th of July 2018
Until the 30. April 18: € 150,-- per person; Between 1. May – 8. June 18: € 450,-- per person; Between 9. June – 30. June 18: € 600.-- per person. Between 1. - 14. July 18: € 750,-- per person. Between 15. - 31. July 18: € 1000,-- per person. Between 1. - 14. August 18: € 1200,-- per person. Between 15. - 30. August 18 (12:00 o’clock): € 1400,-- per person. After the 30. August 17 (12:00 o’clock): 100% of the tour price, no refund for no shows.
Travel Insurance (cancellation, no self deductable):
€ 94,-- per person (no Travel Insurance will cover cancellation fee due to military duty).
Documents for a Russian Tourist Visa (only for US citizens stationed and living in Germany):
Blue U.S. tourist passport, valid at least 6 months after departure date. SOFA stamp required. Visa forms will be issued after booking and need to be returned properly filled out (printed) and signed, with 1 passport size pictures (biometric) no later than the 27th of July. Military and civilian personnel must check with CBPO or CPO for clearance status.
€ 300,-- per person by booking with credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or money transfer.
rest payment need to be done 2 months prior departure and by bank transfer to our account:
Interra Reisen, Stadtsparkasse Kaiserslautern, IBAN Nr. DE87 5405 0110 0100 5303 85, SWIFT-BIC: MALADE51KLS
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