Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes. St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue.It remains Russia’s cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works. The Sapsan is a Russian gauge high speed electric express train.The train is a Siemens Velaro model, which in turn is based on the ICE 3M/F high-speed trains manufactured by Siemens for the German Deutsche Bahn (DB), known as the Siemens Velaro RUS.
- Moscow Airport to Hotel
- Moscow City Sightseeing
- Moscow Metro Tour
- Transfer to St. Petersburg on the high speed train Sapsan – City Orientation Tour
- St. Petersburg Sightseeing
- Transfer from Hotel – Airport- Hotel
The term of cost includes:
- 03 Nights hotel accommodations in Moscow.
- 02 Nights hotel accommodations in St. Peterburg.
- Meal : As per plan.
- Moscow City Sightseeing.
- Moscow Metro Tour.
- Transfer to St. Petersburg on the high speed train Sapsan – City Orientation Tour.
- St. Petersburg Sightseeing.
- 2nd class High Speed train Sapsan train ticket form Moscow to
- St. Petersburg.
- English speaking guide as per the program (Optional).
- Return airport transfer by Pvt. Vehicle.
- All sightseeing & tours by SIC Basis.
- 1 bottle of water per day per person.
The term of cost excludes:
- Lunch Dinner
- Guest Insurance.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
- Personal Expenses.
- All Entry fees.
- Air Fare / Train Fare.
- Local Tax
Summer is the best time to visit Russia, the temperatures are at their highest and it is also the peak of the tourist season so expect to find crowds. Late spring and early fall are less crowded with nice weather.
Russia is generally a safe and worth-visiting destination, especially when you are travelling to tourist cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg. Russia has some nice theme parks and water parks for the kids to join, and major cities are kid friendly. Museums and architecture in Moscow are surely fascinating whatever your age is.There are also plenty of summer festivals to enjoy.
White Nights Festival- May to July in St Petersburg
Victory Day- May
Scarlet Sails- June in St Petersburg
Wild Mint Folk Festival- June in Moscow
Christmas Markets – December to January
Metro, bus, tram, trolleybus, and taxis are the main form of transportation in the larger Russian cities and towns. Trains in Russia are safe, comfortable and reliable. The Russian Rail network is one of the largest train networks in the world.
To visit Russia, Canadian and American passport holders need to apply for a tourist visa through the embassy or consulate, it is necessary to provide an invitation letter processing time could vary between 4 days to 4 weeks.
Russian is the official language in Russia, only 15-20% of the Russian population can speak other languages. Chances of finding English speakers would be higher in big cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg, especially around major tourist attractions.
The official Russian currency is the Russian ruble, travelers may be able to use other currencies most of the time (USD, CAD, and EUR) but the exchange rate will not be in their favor, so it is always recommended to carry some rubles. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants, but some tourist attractions and transportation within Russia only accept cash.