|Tver||Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius|
|Tver||Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius|
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Moscow. Step on board Singapore Airlines where you will enjoy excellent cuisine and not forgetting the well-known in-flight services.
Note: Passengers will depart in the early morning of Day 2.
SIN/DME SQ62 0230/0810
Upon arrival in Moscow, proceed with sightseeing starting with a walking visit through the red square, the most ancient part of Moscow. There, in the centre of a large cobble square, raise the St Basil’s cathedral. At the edge of the square lies the Lenin Mausoleum, the symbol of communist reign. Next, visit the GUM department store, which was built in the 19th century to house 1000 shops – A former Soviet department store and today an up market shopping arcade. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
After breakfast, a slow drive brings us to Vladimir, one of the Russia’s oldest towns, bears the name of its founder Prince Vladimir Monomakh. Our tour with Vladimir begins with a walking visit through Golden Gates, which were built at the western entrance to Vladimir in 1164, when the Vladimir-Suzdal principality was ruled by Andrey Bogolyubsky. Proceed for lunch and continue the journey to Suzdal. Suzdal, situated on the bank of Kamenka River, was built by generations of Russian artisans. Nowadays, Suzdal is a museum with more than two hundred historical & architectural monuments. Tour continues with a visit to a wooden architecture and peasant life, created on the former monastery of Our Savior and St. Euthimius. Construction materials for these buildings such as, Wood were brought here from different districts of the Vladimir region. These buildings include its own Kremlin, the Bishop’s Chambers and churches.
After breakfast, depart for Tver via SergievPosad and Dmitrov. Tver, an ancient city in the north-western part of Russia, stretches along both banks of the river Volga on the way between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Stop at SergievPosad for lunch and visit the Sergievlavra in Troise, a monastery that is founded in the 14th century. Thereafter, continue the journey to Tver.
This morning, embark on a short sightseeing tour in Ivanovka, a Russian village whereby you will get to learn more about Russian cultures and traditions. After which, depart for Novgorod. Enroute Valdai and visit Iversky Monastery before proceeding for lunch. Then, continue to Novgorod. Novgorod is formerly known as Veliky (Great) Novgorod for it is one of the oldest and most important cities in Russia with a great number of architectural monuments of Russia.
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour in Novgorod which includes Kremlin and Sofia Cathedral. The Novgorod Kremlin contains the oldest Russian constructions built in the between 15th and 16th centuries such as Chamber of the Facets, bell tower and clock tower. Then, proceed to St. Sophia’s Cathedral, one of Russia’s best preserved churches built in the 11th Century. It features the famous bronze gates, allegedly made in Magdeburg in the 12th Century and bought to town by Novgorodians. After which, visit Vitoslavlitcy – the museum of Wooden architecture. Its impressive array of structures ranges from small chapels to large houses whose interiors display period furniture and traditional crafts. After lunch, depart for St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg is a city of haunting magnificence, a unique harmonious combination of nature and creative inspiration of architects. This morning, embark on a city tour of St Petersburg visiting Peter & Paul Fortress followed by Bronze Horseman. After lunch, proceed for a Pushkin visit with Ekaterine Palace. You will get to enjoy the magnificent view of the 300-meter façade of the palace.
After breakfast, begin our day with an excursion to the majestic Petrodvorets, the summer Palace outside St Petersburg. Once known as Petershof, it was the summer residence of Czars and is world-famous for its golden Cascade – a steep fall of 64 gilded fountains flowing in front of Grand Palace, (the fountains may not operate during winter). Many famous architects, sculptors, artists as well as thousands of talented craftsmen contributed to the creation of this magnificent monument of Russian culture. After lunch, visit the winter palace, which is undoubtedly the most famous building of imperial St Petersburg. It is not only a residence of the Tsars and the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions, but also as the home of the Hermitage, the world’s largest museum of art.
After breakfast, return to Moscow by train and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way back. Upon arrival, embark on an authentic metro tour whereby you will get to admire the extravagant décor, chandeliers and sculptures at the stations. Drive to Sparrow Hills to view the Moscow University and get to enjoy a panoramic view of the city below. If time permits, you will get a chance to visit the most touristic street of Moscow, Arbat Street.
DME/SIN SQ61 1420/0535+1
After breakfast, proceed for some last minute shopping. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Singapore.
Arrive Singapore in the morning with fond memories of a wonderful holiday in Russia.
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|Time Difference||Russia is 5 hours behind Singapore time.|
|Passport||Travellers must hold an international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure from each country is required.|
|VISAS||For all nationalities, VISA is required for entry into Russia.|
|Travel Insurance||Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.|
|Itinerary subject to changes||Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances|