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Easy Pace Russia - Small Group, 2022
Tour Type: Easy Pace
Brochure Type: IV Europe Summer 2022

Set out from St. Petersburg with your local Travel Director and expert in all things Russian, on an exploration of the city's iconic architecture-including the onion-domed Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. After free time to explore picturesque Pushkin and the site of Rasputin's infamous demise, carve through the Baltic waves on a high-speed hydrofoil to the lavish grounds of Peter the Great's Petrodvorets Gardens. A speedy Sapspan train transplants you to Moscow in style, and begins a unique expert led exploration of the city-taking in the Kremlin, Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Moscow: Visit one of Moscow's ornate metro stations, referred to by Stalin as 'Palaces for the People'.
  • Moscow: Join your Local Expert to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Authentic Dining
  • Saint Petersburg: Meet your Travel Director and travel companions at 19:00 for a friendly Welcome Dinner served with wine.
  • Moscow: Your Celebration Dinner straddles the culinary East to West divide and includes drinks to toast your travels with your newfound friends.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfast (B), and 2 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Make Travel Matter
  • St. Petersburg: Witness a demonstration of intricate miniatures being created at a ceramic studio supporting vulnerable youth.
Top Rated Highlights
  • St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. As you travel along the bustling Nevsky Prospekt, see the Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood.
  • Saint Petersburg: Guided by your Local Expert, see the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospect, the bustling main street of the city.
  • Saint Petersburg: Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets.
  • Petrodvorets: Cruise by hydrofoil to visit the epic formal gardens of Peter the Great's Summer Palace, bursting with cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues.
  • St. Petersburg: With a Local Expert, explore the the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars, now the spectacular Hermitage Museum, one of the world's greatest repositories of European art.
  • Moscow: Sapsan in Russian, translates to falcon. Relax in modern luxury and comfort while you swoop by rail from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
  • Moscow: Explore this fascinating capital with your Local Expert. Visit Red Square to admire the landmark buildings of St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum.
  • Moscow: Visit one of Moscow's ornate metro stations, referred to by Stalin as 'Palaces for the People'.
  • Moscow: Join your Local Expert to take a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park end enjoy great views of your surroundings.
  • Moscow: Visit one of the cathedral's and the Armoury Chamber when you venture inside the Kremlin.
Insight Experiences
  • Saint Petersburg: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous Alexandrinsky Theatre with a member of the production team. Admire the ornate splendour as you visit the royal box and see an exhibition of authentic costumes.
Additional Included Highlights
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • One-way Sapsan train journey from St Petersburg to Moscow is included.
  • Complimentary transfers from St Petersburg airport are available at scheduled times, on arrival day. Complimentary transfers to Moscow's Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports are available at scheduled times, on departure day. If your flights are outside these times or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way.
Details
Tour OperatorInsight Vacations
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2022
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1St. PetersburgWelcome to St. Petersburg: Airport transfers depart from St. Petersburg airport at 14:30 and 17:00.Meet your Travel Director and travel companions at 19:00 for a friendly Welcome Dinner served with wine at a local restaurant.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 2St.PetersburgSt.Petersburg Sightseeing: Morning sightseeing with your Local Expert includes views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. Travel along Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic, onion-domed Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience and visit a local ceramist workshop supporting vulnerable youth. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps join an Optional Experience and visit the beautiful Catherine Palace in the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin? Or, if you prefer, relax at your hotel where you can make the most of its luxury facilities.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 3Petrodvorets by HydrofoilPetrodvorets by Hydrofoil Relaxed Start: Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets. For over 200 years it was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Explore the perfectly manicured gardens and see the cascading fountains. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous Alexandrinsky Theatre with a member of the production team. Visit the royal box and see an exhibition of authentic costumes. Later you are at leisure, or perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder?
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 4Hermitage MuseumThe Hermitage Museum Relaxed Start: Located in the Winter Palace, the Hermitage is one of the world's greatest museums. Marvel at its fabulous collection of paintings and ornaments, ranging from Egyptian carvings to impressionist masterpieces.The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore, shop or relax.
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg, Ligovsky.
Day 5High-Speed Sapsan Train to MoscowHigh-Speed Sapsan Train to Moscow Relaxed Start: Enjoy a relaxed start in the morning, or perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder?Board your high-speed Sapsan train and relax in modern luxury and comfort as you swoop to Moscow in just a few hours.On arrival in this fascinating city, you are transferred to your hotel for a leisurely three-night stay. Famous for its unique history and colourful architecture, explore Moscow's enchanting city centre and get lost in its captivating Modern art scene. For those wanting to take a stroll, why not promenade through the delights of Gorky Park-designed in the 1920s by famed architect Konstantin Melnikov, and always abuzz with art exhibitions.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow.
Day 6Moscow, a Russian RevelationMoscow, a Russian Revelation Relaxed Start: Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a Local Expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin's Mausoleum, while on the opposite side, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. Explore Moscow with Insight Choice. Choose to visit an ornate metro station. Alternatively, join your Local Expert for a stroll through the popular Zaryadye Park and enjoy great views of your surroundings.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow.
Day 7Moscow and The KremlinMoscow and The Kremlin Relaxed Start: In the morning, you are at leisure to relax or explore the Russian capital as you wish. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an Optional Experience to Zagorsk, the renowned centre of ancient Russian art and architectureIn the afternoon, walk within the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. Learn more about Russia's famous Tsars, the history of the Fortress and how its role has changed over the years.Later, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company as you toast to your travels during your Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow.
Day 8MoscowFarewell Moscow: Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport at 05:00, 08:00 and 11:00 and at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 05:00, 10:00 and 13:00.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
April 24, 2022Land Price$2,995.00 (USD)Quote
June 12, 2022Land Price$3,175.00 (USD)Quote
July 10, 2022Land Price - Definite Departure$3,175.00 (USD)Quote
August 07, 2022Land Price$2,995.00 (USD)Quote
September 25, 2022Land Price$2,995.00 (USD)Quote
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Easy Pace Russia - Small Group, 2022
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