8 Days Russia

Code: ER2-8QR
2019: 27/4, 18/5, 3/8, 14/9, 26/10
Moscow
The red square St Basil’s cathedral
Lenin Mausoleum GUM department store
Authentic metro tour Sparrow Hills
Moscow University Arbat Street
Suzdal
Wooden architecture

 

Sergiev Posad
Sergiev lavra in Troise

 

St Petersburg
Peter & Paul Fortress Bronze Horseman
Pushkin visit with Ekaterine Palace Petrodvorets, the summer Palace
Winter palace

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Day 1: Singapore – Moscow

SIN/DOH                 QR 947               2120/0015+1
DOH/DME                 QR 223               0250/0800
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Moscow.

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Day 2: Moscow (L/D)

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. From here we travel across Moscow, for a panoramic view of the Kremlin. Then we drive past Novodevichy Convent and the white house of Moscow. Later, visit Assumption Cathedral, which is the largest, oldest and most important of the Kremlin’s many churches.

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Day 3: Moscow – Vladimir – Suzdal (B/L/D)

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.

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Day 4: Suzdal – Sergiev Posad – Moscow (B/L/D)

After breakfast, depart for Moscow via Sergiev Posad. Upon arrival at Sergiev Posad, have lunch and visit the Sergiev lavra in Troise, a monastery that is founded in the 14th century. Thereafter, continue the journey to Moscow.

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Day 5: Moscow – Saint Petersburg (B/L/D)

This morning, 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. Afterwards, travel to Saint Petersburg by express train and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. St. Petersburg is a city of haunting magnificence, a unique harmonious combination of nature and creative inspiration of architects.

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Day 6: Saint Petersburg (B/L/D)

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.

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Day 7: Saint Petersburg – Singapore (B/L)

LED/DOH                 QR 282                     2300/0500+1
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. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Singapore.

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Day 8: Singapore

DOH/SIN                 QR 944                     0715/2015
Arrive Singapore in the morning with fond memories of a wonderful holiday in Russia.

Tours Info

Airline
Qatar Airways (QR)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore – Doha – 7 hours 35 minutes
Doha – Moscow – 5 hours 10 mintues
Saint Petersburg – Doha – 6 hours
Doha – Singapore – 8 hours
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

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