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Travel in style and luxury with Easy Pace Russia Escorted Trip from Insight Vacations. Explore the baroque architecture of St. Petersburg and the breath-taking palaces of Moscow. Admire the famous art collection of the Heritage Museum and travel in style by hydrofoil and high-speed train!
 
St. Petersburg
 
St. Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city, and certainly one of Europe's most spectacular destinations.
After taking it slow on your first day and enjoying a delicious dinner with your group, kick start day two by meeting your Insight Vacations Travel Direction guide and enjoying a morning sightseeing tour. Visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia. The Cathedral was ordered by Tsar Alexander and is the fourth consecutive church standing at this place. The Cathedral took 40 years to complete (1818-1858) and features bronze doors covered in reliefs - patterned after the celebrated doors of the Battistero di San Giovanni in Florence. Underneath the peak of the dome is a sculpted white dove representing the Holy Spirit. Other features include columns, pilasters, floor and statue of Montferrand, these features are made of multi-coloured granites and marbles from Russia. Climb the spiral staircase to receive a magnificent city view. The cathedral is a an architectural masterpiece and is a spot you definitely wouldn't want to miss. 
 
 
Follow the tour to The Fortress of St. Peter and Paul: this site is an important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg's History. In 1720 the fort was a base for the city garrison and a prison for high-ranking or political prisoners. Travel along the Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and the iconic, onion-domed Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. 
Make sure you have your camera ready at all times as we can guarantee you will find lots of picture-perfect spots! 
 
Follow your day three itinerary and cruise the Baltic shore by hydrofoil to Peter the Greats summer residence of Petrodvorets!  The site has been used for official ceremonies, lavish feats, and formal receptions for over 200 years. Explore the scenic gardens and cascading fountains surrounding the residence before heading back for a relaxed evening. 
 
Before leaving for Moscow enjoy day four of your trip touring the great Hermitage Museum. Located in the Winter Palace, Hermitage is one of the world’s greatest museum with an incredible collection of world-renowned pieces. Marvel over the incredible paintings and ornaments ranging from Egyptian carvings to impressionist masterpieces. Enjoy the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Van Gogh, ancient Scythian Gold, and many others! 
 
 
Moscow
 
Board the high-speed Sapsan train an relax in modern luxury and comfort as you travel to Moscow. On arrival, realx in your new comfortable hotel whihc you will get to enjoy for the rest of your trip. Moscow is famous for its unique history and colourful architecture. Take a stroll through Gorky Park designed in 1920 famous for its outdoor activities and art exhibitions. Make sure to explore Moscow’s enchanting city center and get lost in its captivating modern art scene.  For an unforgettable experience choose the Insight Vacations Experience to see the Russian Ballet and enjoy this truly breathtaking show!
 
 
Explore the Russian Capital with your Insight Vacations local expert. Start your day off in the Red Square enjoying the colourful onions on top of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Step inside and admire nine small churches hidden under the one roof. Walk around Red Square and discover all the history it holds.
Try to view the changing of the guards in the Alexander Garden, this ceremony is held every day in honour of the fallen soldiers of the Great Patriotic War(World War II).
 
 
 
In your free time, make sure to visit the Armoury Museum where you can appreciate the beauty of the Crown Jewels, Faberge eggs and other precious objects from the Imperial Family’s collection. 
Immerse in the Russian culture and visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take the Insight Vacations Optional Experience to see the renowned center of ancient Russian art and architecture. In the afternoon take a walk within the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the cathedrals. Learn more about Russia’s famous Tsars, the history of the fortress and how its role has changed over the years. Later in the evening enjoy delicious food and great wine.
 
 

We are certain the Easy Pace Russia Escorted Trip will leave you in awe and head over heels in love with St. Peterburg and Moscow! If travelling in style, exploring the most exciting destinations and relaxing at 4 and 5 star hotels sounds like your perfect getaway , learn more or book this fantastic luxury escorted trip here.

 Book now and enjoy incredible savings with Insight Vacations’ Last Minute Deal!

 


Easy Pace Russia

Easy Pace Russia
Easy Pace Russia 4*

Sun, 21-Jul-19 for 8 Nights

fr €2075pp


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