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Tour Moscow - Zhostovo - Fedoskino - Great Novgorod - Saint-Petersburg 8 days / 7 nights

This excursion route will be especially interesting to those who dreams to get acquainted with Russia, its history, culture and folk traditions. You will visit historical places and main monuments of architecture of the main cities - Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, will get acquainted to Russian folk art, visiting well-known ancient centers of national - art crafts - Zhostovo and Fedoskino and will see city of cathedrals and monasteries - Great Novgorod.

 1 day  Arrival to Moscow.
Transfer. Accommodation in the hotel.
Free time.
 2 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
City tour around Moscow. Red Square, Vasily Blazhennogo's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow-river embankment with panaroma of Kremlin, the Church of the Christ of the Savior, The Novodevichy Convent, panorama of Moscow from Vorobjevyh Hills, Triamphual Arch, New Arbat,Boulvard Ring,Pushkin's Square,Tverskaya Street, Manezh Square.
Excursion to Moscow Kremlin with visit to Armoury and Diamond Fund.
The biggest architectural ensemble of the world, which include the monuments,that were built during the period from the end of XV till XX centuries. Historically Moscow' Kremlin was residence of power and in our days there is situated the residence of President of Russia. This territory is closed for visitors, but you will be able to visit one of the museums-cathedrals of ensemble,and also to see the exposition of Diamond Fund-the state collection of jewel stones and some jewelry items,that have big finacial,historical and art value. You will be impressed by the richness and unique of the items: throne collection of Russian tsars, clothes of high made from jewelry, old Russian clothes of the 16-17 centuries, dresses for coronation of Russian emperatrits.
Return to the hotel.
Free time.
 3 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
One day excursion to Zhostovo - Fedoskino
Village Zhostovo - the center of widely known folk - art craft of varnish painting on metal trays with the characteristic image of large bouquets of colors, garlands and still-lifes.
During excursion you will visit the factory's museum and art shop, will get acquainted with unique collection of trays and can get the liked products.
Village Fedoskino - the native land of tiny painting on varnished products from papie-mashe (snuffboxes, caskets, small chests) on historical, fantastic and household themes.
During excursion you will visit factory and can get the liked products.
Return to the hotel.
 4 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
Walking tour on Old Arbat.
Arbat - foot street in the center of Moscow, one of the most ancient, is known from 14 century. Street painters and musicians gathered here and wal numerous tourists. You can sit in cafe, order the portrait and buy souvenirs - matreshki which are represented here in an exclusive variety.
Return to the hotel.
Free time.
Transfer on railway station.
Departure to Saint Petersburg
 5 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
City tour in Saint Petersburg with visit to Peter and Paul's Fortress.
Spirit of Basil Island, Senat Square, St.Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Embankment, Cruiser "Aurora", Nevsky Prospect, ensemble of Smolny Cathedral, visit to Peter and Paul's Fortress-burial place of russiam emperors.
Excursion to the State Hermitage.
One of the oldest and biggest art museums of the world.Collection of Hermitage is 3 million of items, from ancient times till our days.
Return to the hotel.
Free time.
 6 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
Excursion to Peterghof - former summer residence of russian tsars. Excursion to the Big Peterghof Palace, walk in the park with looking of the fountains and monumental cascades.
Excursion to Russian village "Shuvalovka" (with dinner) - the unique architectural ensemble reproducing shape country at home and economic constructions of the North of Russia. In territory of Russian village folklore holidays and the representations involving numerous tourists are carried out(spent).
Survey of " Russian village ", visiting of a smithy, potter's workshop and the House of crafts with demonstration of work of masters with an opportunity of personal participation during creation of products.
Returning in hotel.
Free time.
 7 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
One-day excursion to Great Novgorod (with dinner).
Survey of Novgorod Kremlin and visit to the Sofia Cathedral of XI century - the most ancient cathedral in territory of Russia where there are world famous Novgorod icons XII-XIX of centuries, fragments of fresco XI-XII of centuries. You will visit on place Yaroslavovo Dvorishe and the tender - the architectural center of the Trading party(side) of Novgorod with unique monuments of Novgorod architecture XII-XVII of centuries.
Excursion will proceed in Saint - Youriev man's monastery. In territory of a monastery is Georgievskiy cathedral, a unique monument of architecture of ancient Novgorod XII centuries. Then you visit a museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavitsu" where wooden cult constructions are collected, country log huts, constructions of economic purpose(assignment) XVI-XIX of centuries. You will get acquainted to a life and a life of peasants of Russian village of the last century and can get the souvenirs executed from wood.
Return to the hotel.
 8 day  Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to the airport / railway station.
Departure from Saint-Petersburg.

Price per person in c.u.

Hotel Number of pax
2 3 4
 Hotel Moscow *** renovated   1150   1123/231   1019 
 Hotel "Pribaltiyskaya" ****   1190   1130/360   1026 
 / - SNGL supplement

Tour order

Tour includes:
 - Accommodation in the hotel "Moskva" or "Pribaltiyskaya"
   (according to your choice)
 - Breakfasts in the hotel
 - Transfers: airport-hotel-airport (railway station)
 Excursions according program:
 - City tour
 - Peter and Paul Fortress
 - Excursion to the Cabin of Peter The Great
 - The State Hermitage
  Visit to all former tsar's residences:
  - Tsarskoe Selo
  - Pavlovsk
  - Peterghof
  - Gatchina
 - Excursion to the Yusupov's Palace
 - Entrance fees to the museums
 - Transport services
 - Guide services. (English speaking guide)
For extra pay:
 - Tickets for the ballet


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