Code of program: TST-MCK-SPB-D08
Arrival to Moscow.
Meeting with a guide. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation in 4* hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Visit the center of the city. Red Square is the main square in Moscow. It is the center of the city, and if you look at Moscow's plan, you will see that it is located in the center of the radial layout of the city. The place for the present Red Square was identified during the reign of Ivan III (the end of XV – beginning of XVI century), when the Kremlin was rebuilt. So, Red Square is allocated along the northeastern wall of the Kremlin. There is the Lobnoye mesto, the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Lenin’s mausoleum, the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, GUM, the State Historical Museum, St. Basil's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral in Red Square. The Moscow Kremlin was built in 1482-1495. It is situated on the high left bank of the Moskva River, where the river Neglinnaya flows into it. Just as the White House in Washington, the Kremlin in Moscow is the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
Transfer to Zagorsk – Sergiev-Posad (Optional).
The ancient city of Zagorsk: About 70 kilometers from Moscow is a town with a population of about 110,000. It was once the most important Orthodox center in Moscow. The most representative buildings in the city are the Holy Trinity Monastery, the Church of the Assumption, and the Russian An Orthodox seminary. In addition, there is a holy spring in the middle part of the city.
Flight to Murmansk.
Murmansk located in the most northwestern part of Russia, is the capital of the Murmansk region, the largest city in the Arctic, not far from Norway and Finland, with a population of 311,209. It is the largest city in the Arctic Circle.
After dinner visit Sami Village.
After breakfast, visit Husky Dog Farm, Husky Dog Sledge Riding.
Husky dogs: they look like wild wolves, and the sound of howling is similar to the wolf. The most attractive part of these dogs is often a pair of clear and unique eyes, sometimes like diamonds sometimes brown as agate.
Visit Murmansk Port, Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker Museum, History Museum.
Murmansk State Museum: Here you will be able to discover the nature of Murmansk, the history and the heroic city of Murmansk in World War II, and the largest museum in the Arctic Circle.
Unfrozen port: It is the only "north-year non-freezing port" in the northern part of Russia. It is located at about 68° in the Arctic Circle. Due to the influence of the North Atlantic warm current, although it is located in the Arctic Circle at high latitudes, the temperature is very low. No ice, even in the coldest months, the sea temperature is not lower than 3 degrees Celsius. You can sail on the icebreaker all year round.
Visit Alyosha Monument. "Aliosha Soldier Statue": A statue of a soldier 40 meters high. It was built in 1972 and is the second tallest statue in Russia. It looks at the West like a soldier.
Flight to St. Petersburg.
Visit Nevsky Prospect.
Meeting guide at the railway station.
St. Petersburg ~ Hermitage Museum ~ Peter & Paul Fortress.
City sightseeing tour. Visit the center of St. Petersburg Square - the Palace Square, Alexander Column and Senate Square (for 10 minutes). The Peter and Paul Fortress, Kazan Cathedral, St. Isaac Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect and other interesting places.
Visit Hermitage. The Hermitage is the second-largest art museum in the world. Today its collection has more than 3 million world's culture items: art and sculpture, archeological finds and unique mechanic stuff, coins, graphics and applied art.
Free time for shopping.
Countryside tour to Peterhof. One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof are often referred to as "the Russian Versailles". Peterhof is perhaps most famous for its remarkable array of decorative fountains, including the incredibly impressive ensemble of the Grand Cascade.
Way back to the city.
Departure from St. Petersburg. Arrival to your homeland.