Group Tour Moscow ~St. Petersburg ~Kazan


8 nights / 9 days

  • Moscow

    • Day 1

      Arrival in Moscow. Meeting the guide / driver at the airport.
      Transfer to hotel. Check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

    • Day 2

      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 Red Square, the Kremlin, 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, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Novodevichy Convent. 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.

    • Day 3

      Free time. Meeting the guide / driver at the lobby.
      Transfer to the train station. Departure to Saint Petersburg.

  • St. Petersburg

    • Day 4

      Meeting the guide in the lobby. St. Petersburg City Tour. 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.

    • Day 5

      Free day. Overnight at the hotel.

    • Day 6

      Free time. Meeting the guide / driver in the lobby. Transfer to the train station. Departure to Kazan.

  • Kazan

    • Day 7

      Meeting the guide at the railway station. A “White-stone Fortress” walking tour. The Kazan Kremlin is the major sight of the city and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Kremlin is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and a state museum-preserve, visited by thousands of tourists every year. Minarets of the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque rise up into the sky. During this tour you will also see the famous “leaning” tower of Tsarina Suyumbike, one of the symbols of Kazan. Bus sightseeing tour “Legends and Mysteries of the Millennium – old Kazan”. Enjoy the city’s peculiar beauty, the bright colors of its streets and squares, treasures of Khans of Kazan. Here traditions of the West and the East are entwined. During this tour you will visit an Old Tatar Settlement, Lake Kaban, a simulated Tatar village Tugan Avylym (My Native Village), a variety of minarets and domes, crescents and crosses, and many other attractions.
      Chak-Chak Museum. You will feel like a guest in an traditional Tatar family, learn the secrets of preparing chak-chak, and introduced to the utensils that were used in old Tatar houses. “Kazan’s Arbat” pedestrian excursion.

      Bauman Street – is one of the most popular walking streets. During the tour, you will pass by fountains, belfry of the Epiphany Church, where the world-famous Russian opera singer Fyodor Shalyapin was baptized, a monument to Shalyapin, a building of the National Bank, zero milestone, Peter and Paul’s Cathedral. What really attracts crowds of tourists is a replica of a luxury horse carriage used by Catherine II to move around Kazan during her visit in 1767.
      Check-In. Free time.
      Lunch or dinner in a Tatar cuisine restaurant.

    • Day 8

      Check-Out. Meeting tour guide in the lobby.
      Departure for the sightseeing tour (with luggage). “The Universal Temple”. The most extraordinary and symbolic architectural structure in Kazan. It combines features of Catholic, Orthodox, and Buddhist temples, a Mosque, and a Synagogue, although it was designed not as a religious center but as a cultural complex with a museum, a concert hall and an exhibition gallery.
      The Island Town of Sviyazhsk” walking tour. Sviyazhsk is a historical and cultural gem of the Republic of Tatarstan. In the past, the fortress, surrounded by waters of the Volga River, served as a military outpost and a place to prepare troops for an assault against an unassailable fortress of Kazan. Over the time, Sviyazhsk became a spiritual center: the Cathedral of the Joy for All Who Grieve, one of the oldest wooden temples of Russia – the Holy Trinity Church, an operating Assumption Monastery featuring an architectural ensemble of the 16-17 centuries, Stable Yard, workshops.
      For extra charge: Lunch or dinner in a local Tatar cuisine restaurant – 1000-1250 rubles per person.
      Departure to Raifa Monastery.
      The Land of Legends”: tour to Raifa Virgin Monastery located 30 km from Kazan in a sanctuary forest, on a bank of an enchantingly beautiful lake. The monastery was founded in the 17th century. Its architectural ensemble, one of the most magnificent in the Middle Volga, was being shaped for centuries Return to Kazan. Visit to the Bahetle supermarket. Ask any resident of Kazan where you can buy fresh, delicious home-made pastries or traditional Tatar sweets. Without a doubt, many will advise you in Bahetle.
      Transfer to the train station.
      Departure to Moscow.

    • Day 9

      Arrival in Moscow. Meeting with the guide.
      Transfer to the airport.

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