Group Tour St. Petersburg ~Moscow ~Kamchatka
10 nights / 11 days
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meeting the guide/driver at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide in the lobby. Discover St. Petersburg’s iconic highlights on this 3-hour tour with our professional guide. You will travel around the city in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, making photo stops by major attractions, including the Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Enjoy the sweeping views that open from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, and see the Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospect, and other world-renowned sights, as your guide recounts the bewildering events that shaped Russia’s history and culture. Visit the State Hermitage, one of the largest museums in the world that houses an outstanding collection of three million objects of Western European, Oriental, Ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian art.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free Time. Meeting the guide at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Moscow by overnight train.
Meeting the guide in the lobby. Moscow City Tour: discover the main sights and hidden corners of Moscow. You will take a walk along the avenues, gardens, and squares, including, the Bolshoi Theater and Tverskaya Street, and learn the history of the city, explore the Kitay Gorod quarter, see the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and St. Basil’s Cathedral. After the city tour you will visit the Moscow Kremlin’s territory with Cathedral, heart of the country. You will see the famous Tsar Bell, and Tsar Cannon. Cathedral Square or Sobornaya Square is the central square of the Kremlin. Cathedral Square is famous as the site of solemn coronation and funeral processions of all the Russian tsars, patriarchs, and Grand Dukes of Moscow. Even today, the square is used in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Russia. Take photos on the Sparrow Hills, Patriarshy Bridge and other famous bridges and parks. Visit Victory Park with its World War II monuments. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Free day. Transfer to the airport. Departure to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Meeting the guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Transfer to the Pacific Ocean coast. Walk on the Halaktyrsky beach, covered with black volcanic sand, a rare phenomenon caused by constant volcanic eruptions on the peninsula. Flows of lava and slags pour out and freeze on the slopes and neighboring area. Rapid rivers originating from glaciers are constantly eroding this mineral-rich rock and carry it to the ocean, and with each wave, small particles of volcanic origin are carried out and remain on the coast. At present, the thickness of the black sand reaches 20 meters. The coast of Halaktyrsky beach stretches for more than 30 kilometers. Dinner on the beach.Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide in the lobby.
Optional tour: Helicopter excursion to Kurile Lake.
Transfer to the helicopter pad. Helicopter excursion to Kurile Lake, Ksudach volcano and Khodutka hot springs with lunch. Departure to the Kurile Lake with landing in the crater of the extinct volcano Ksudach (flight time 1 hour 10 minutes). Landing near the Kurile Lake. A walking tour to observe local bears. Lunch. Flight back. Landing at Khodutkinskiye hot springs, swimming. Return to the helipad. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner.
Meeting the guide in the lobby. Transfer to Mutnosky volcano. Mutnovsky volcano is a phenomenon of world significance, with the absolute height of 2323 m. Trekking. Lunch (lunchbox) on the way. Transfer to the Opasny waterfall, short trekking. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide in the lobby. Avachinsky volcano foothill. Transfer to the Avachinsky volcano area. Avachinsky volcano (2751m) is one of the most active in Kamchatka. It is often called a “home” volcano because of its proximity to the city. Trekking towards Mount Camel. Mount Camel is a volcanic extrusion rising on the pass between two volcanoes, Koryaksky and Avachinsky. The mountain is 1381 m high. Lunch on Avachinsky base camp. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide in the lobby. Boat trip to Starichkov Island. City tour. The area of Starichkov Island is only 0.5 km2, and the height reaches 140 m. Transfer to the port. Excursion around the Avacha Bay and to Starichkov Island with sea fishing. Lunch on board (crab tasting). Sightseeing tour of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Visit to Volcano Museum. Visit to a fish and seafood market and a souvenir shop. Transfer to the restaurant. Dinner. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the guide in the lobby. Transfer to the airport. Departure.
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