Moscow, is the capital city of Russia. Thus, the history of Russia's most important political, economic, cultural, and scientific center began. In the 12th century, Moscow turned into a fortress. By the 13th century, it was already a town, and in the 15th century, Moscow became the capital of the Russian State. Moscow, with its history, architectural masterpieces, and innumerable art treasures, has found itself in a whirlpool of global currents determining world development. People worldwide come to witness Moscow's splendours and fall for the charm the capital of the largest empire.
Saint Petersburg the only city in the world that has acquired so much historic significance in such a short time. It was founded in 1703 as an outlet to the sea, which was very important for Russia's future development. Saint Petersburg was considered to be «a key for paradise» for the Russian Empire, so the city's name is very symbolic: it was called in honor of Saint Peter, who, as we know from the Holy Bible, was a keeper of the keys from the paradise. Saint Petersburg today is one of the most important cultural, scientific, and industrial cities in Russia, housing several hundred museums and exhibition halls. Great Russian and foreign artists, poets, writers, and composers.
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Arrival in Moscow
On arrival at Moscow. You will be met by our representative outside the airport. Transfer to your hotel, and complete check in formalities. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Moscow Hotel.
Moscow – City Orientation Tour
Post breakfast proceed for Hop on Hop Off Moscow city orientation tour covering: Moscow University, Ostankino Tower, Seven Sisters, Peters Statue, New Maiden Convent, and The White House of the Russian Federation, Moscow’s Boulevards, and Sparrow Hills etc. The city tour is by a private van. This is a half-day orientation tour that will take you around the city and cover Moscow’s landmarks, after the tour return back to your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Moscow Hotel.
Optional Experience: Flow Moscow wind tunnel tour
Flow Moscow wind tunnel with a diameter of 4.5 meters is ideal both for beginners and professionals. Big wind tunnel allows to have real emotions from flying! Flow is a noiseless wind tunnel. You will feel comfortable near the wind tunnel with silent engines and enjoy your time with family and friends. You will get acquainted with sport masters, champions of Russia and the World in parachute sport — with professional coaches.
Arrival in St. Petersburg
Post breakfast, proceed for check out, you will be transferred to railway station to board your train to St. Petersburg by SAPSAN (Approx. 4 hrs. journey). Arrive at Moscovskiy station, St. Petersburg and our guide will meet you right outside your train compartment with placard: Transfer to your hotel and complete check in formalities. Overnight stay at St. Petersburg Hotel.
St. Petersburg : Panoramic City Tour
After your Breakfast, Proceed for Hop on Hop Off Panoramic City Tour: This is a 3-hour orientation tour that will take you around the city and to the famous stops and buildings of St. Petersburg. The city tour will cover the main street located in the heart of the city: Nevsky avenue; along with the Bronze Horseman: a monument of Emperor Peter I, who opened the window to Europe for Russia, Blood of the Savior Cathedral and the majestic Isaac Cathedral will also be covered in the tour. Post this proceed for visit to the celebrated HERMITAGE MUSEUM, one of the most important museums in the World. It houses a fabulous collection of nearly three million works of applied art, archaeological finds, coins, Graphic art and paintings in five different buildings. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at St. Petersburg Hotel.
Bird Eye Helicopter Tour (St Petersburg)
Seeing the ornate and colorful rooftops of St. Petersburg's historical buildings from the Sky might not be the most inexpensive way to tour our city, but for those of you who don’t mind the extra expense, it can be a lifetime experience! There is no doubt that a sweeping view from the sky gives you a great chance to capture all the main city's landmarks in one picture. When you're up 1,000-feets you can look down on a landscape that's made up of beautiful rivers and canals, islands, and bridges that connect all of St. Petersburg. For example, the view of the top of the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, or the Winter Palace is an architectural Masterpiece that can only be described as breathtaking!!
Post breakfast, enjoy day free at leisure or choose from below paid optional experience.
Optional Experience : Russian Tank Ride Tour
After your Breakfast You will leave the city onboard in our classic military Soviet van, in direction of the forest and a military training field. There, Russian instructors will be waiting for you to spend a full afternoon in the boots of a Russian soldier. Start by putting on your army uniform. Push-up, sit-up a few times to get warm, take a shot of vodka to get it going and let’s go! You will exchange your Soviet van for a real Russian tank (the legendary BMP-2). On this monster, you will drive on an off-road path, roaring through snow or mud during 45 minutes. Activities are planned on the way to keep you nice and warm.
Step 2 will bring to your trigger finger a set of iconic Russian weapons! Learn to operate and test the World War 2 legendary PPSH machinegun or Mosin Nagant sniper rifle. Perfect your skills at dismantling an AK-47 in less than 20 seconds. This guns’ master class is what you need to become a perfect Russian warrior! To top off your training, fire off a bazooka shell in a breath-taking big bang! To prevent you from inadvertently blowing up your best friend, we only use non-lethal (but real!) ammunition. Eventually, this adventure will have gotten you hungry. It will be time to sit under the tent for a traditional Russian military field lunch, with vodka…of course. Evening return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Post breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport to board your flight back to India.