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Czar Route Tour
A Tour from Helsinki to Russia
A Visa is required for Russia. Scantours will assist with information and needed support documents.
Arrival in Helsinki, a transfer to Glo Hotel Art or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
Breakfast at the hotel. .Helsinki is located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in the green and lively Finnish capital. The sightseeing tour takes us around the harbors and the Senate Square with the Lutheran Cathedral, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and for a visit at the famous Church-in-the-Rock. The afternoon offers an excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18th century as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.
Today we continue eastbound to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia we arrive in Vyborg, where we take time for a sightseeing tour and a visit to Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon we arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar.
Breakfast at the hotel. St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title of Venice of the North. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendors of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaacâs Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherineâs Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburgâs tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening enjoy a visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian âchampagneâ and snacks
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is reserved for a visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon, a visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy a Russian dinner at Restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti
The early morning is reserved for a St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we go to the Moscow Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu or similar
Breakfast at the hotel.
Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basilâs Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon a visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers a Moscow-by-night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.
The day offers a full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. In the evening a visit to the Old Russian Circus.
Day 9 MoscowMeals: Breakfast
Transfer by private car to the airport after breakfast.
TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Riga. Due to the nature of this tour organization departures are bi-lingual tours escorted in English and other language(s). We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.
Price IncludesWelcome Reception
Transportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
Portage at Hotels
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Dinners As Mentioned
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Tax and Port Charges
Train Travel Per Itinerary
Price Does Not IncludeVisa to Russia
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