Petersburg & Moscow: Art & History of two Russian cities (FIT)

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

ST.PETERSBURG: Indigo St.Petersburg-Tchaikovskogo 4* (indicative rates)

• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Indigo St. Petersburg - Tchaikovskogo - a cosy hotel designed with historical themes associated to that special city. The hotel is located on Tchaikovskogo Street, just 10 minutes from the famous Nevskiy Prospect and a few minutes from the River Neva Embankment. Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg - Tchaikovskogo is a boutique hotel with 119 rooms providing breathtaking panoramic views from the top floor. Everything about this hotel has been designed to make your stay in St-Petersburg exceptional, and free Wi-Fi helps you to share your vibrant experience with friends and family.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 119 rooms, 37 superior, 2 suits, 12 twin rooms
• F&B OUTLETS: restaurant Asia de Cuba, 24 hours bar Afisha, lobby bar
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: 3 conference halls (the biggest one is for 120 people)
• OTHER FACILITIES: wheelchair accessible, fiteness studio and swimming pool, complimentary newspapers and magazines in lobby; business center with technical equipment and technical support; free WI-FI
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 2 0 2 4.30 8.60
Standard room, breakfast included 2 5 1 172.09 860.45

Angleterre Hotel (indicative rates)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: The Angleterre was one of the first hotels in St Petersburg. In the 1920s it was a favorite destination for artists and poets. From its charming location overlooking St Isaac's Cathedral, it is perfectly placed for discovering the history and romance of the city.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 193 bedrooms including five suites. In room: air-conditioning, direct-dial telephones, interactive TV system, mini bar, linen bedding, electronic safe, fax and modem points, broadband Internet connection. Most rooms have views of St Isaac's Cathedral
• F&B OUTLETS: Borsalino Restaurant with private dining room, Caviar Bar, The Gallery
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: Three meeting rooms for up to 100 people. Theater-style auditorium for up to 205 people with four language simultaneous translation facilities Business Center
• OTHER FACILITIES: Spa and Gym, Indoor pool, Men's and ladies' Saunas, Turbo-solarium, Beauty Studio, Service promises, Instant message delivery, 24-hour room service, Same-day laundry service, Valeting and pressing service, Full concierge facilities, Transfer service, Wireless Internet connection, On-site doctor. Guests at the hotel are welcome to make use of the facilities at Angleterre Hotel's sister property, the five-star Hotel Astoria, situated next door.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 2 0 2 4.30 8.60
Classic room, breakfast included 2 5 1 215.12 1,075.60

MOSCOW: Marriott Tverskaya Hotel 4* (indicative rates)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION: Traditional elegance, combined with intimate boutique-style ambiance, makes the Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel a wonderful choice while in Moscow. Centrally located in Tverskaya street (close to Belorusskaya train & metro station), near fabulous shopping, within short ride to Red Square and the Kremlin (25 minutes walking), the hotel features a beautiful glass-roof atrium and 24-hour fitness center. Spacious rooms boast luxurious bedding, mini-bar, in-room safe, and wireless Internet access. Enjoy a feast with friends and colleagues at Gratzi Restaurant and enjoy a snack and cocktail at the Lobby Bar. Friendly and attentive staff is focused on hospitality and takes care of every detail. Meeting space with 5 rooms, perfect for intimate gatherings or business conferences, accommodates up to 120 guests. Other amenities: business-center, sauna, exchange, retail shops etc. Non-smoking accommodations available upon request.
• ACCOMMODATION AND CATEGORIES: 8 floors , 119 rooms , 43 suites
• F&B OUTLETS: Restaurants & Lounges. Gratzi Mediterranean cuisine with a variety of International and Russian dishes, Moscow food. Best of Moscow.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Standard room, breakfast included 2 5 1 182.85 914.25

Radisson Royal hotel Moscow 5* (indicative rates)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Located in the heart of the city, this elegant Moscow hotel forms an historic part of the city's skyline and is nearby all major attractions, in close proximity to key administrative, business, leisure and tourist venues. The building's architecture is based on Soviet Neo-classicism style and is an original part of Stalin's Seven Sisters project, presenting an historic landmark among hotels in Moscow, Russia.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 497 fashionable rooms and suites, each equipped with premier amenities and 38 fully serviced apartments paying homage to the hotel's rich, historic past. Rooms have first-class amenities, including Free high-speed Internet, interactive and satellite TV, climate control, heated mirror and bathroom floors, exclusive toiletries by Penhaligon's. A number of smoking and handicap-accessible rooms are also available upon request. Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Business Suite, Ambassador Suite, Classic Room.
• F&B OUTLETS: The restaurants presents a wide selection of cuisines and drinks perfectly tailored to suit every palette. Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine at the Veranda Restaurant or enjoy dishes at Arkady Novikov's Tatler Club Restaurant. Veranda Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Farsi Restaurant, Tatler Club Restaurant, Buono Restaurant, Beef bar Junior, Troubadour Karaoke Bar, Romantic Restaurant, Takasa Restaurant.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: The hotel's 13 versatile meeting rooms vary from 30 - 100 m2. 2 Conference & Banqueting halls around 450 m2 and for up to 280 guests for a cocktail reception and up to 150 for a gala dinner. In all conf. rooms - the latest audiovisual equipment. Ballroom - 450 m², with capacity of up to 350 guests. Conference hall for up to 350 guests. Free high-speed Internet access, Fully equipped business center on site, Large library. Radisson Boats can be reserved for private events, conferences or entertainment. Spacious corridors and pre-function areas perfect for coffee breaks. Max capacity of the entire conference facility is 1,000 guests. 13 meeting rooms for 10 - 80 guests.
• OTHER FACILITIES: Fitness and spa area at the on-site Royal Wellness Club. Library equipped with a number of computers and offers Free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Hotel is ideally situated on the Moskva River embankment. Featuring its own fleet of yachts, the hotel offers guests the unique opportunity to indulge in excursions and recreational boat trips right from the hotel's doorstep. As part of the E@syConnect Service concept, Radisson Blu hotels offer Free Internet access.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Standard room, breakfast included 2 5 1 253.84 1,269.20
DAY 1

• GENERAL: St. Petersburg Description (Click below link for CityMap)

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• HISTORY: The Fourth biggest city in Europe with 5,5 million inhabitants but also the historical and cultural city of Russia. The city was founded 1703 by Peter the Great celebrated its 300 years anniversary during 2003. The foundation and European influence made it famous as the cultural center of Russia and the Capital during nearly 200 years during the Romanov dynasty prior to the revolution. The city has been called the Venice of the North due to all canals and bridges along the Neva River and canals as well as the Window to the West, the gateway to the East and many more.
• DESCRIPTION: The city is created by five major Islands and the center is rather small around all main attractions, the Marinsky Theater, the Palace Square, Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral which all surrounds the Neva River and the main Street Nevsky Prospect as well as the major Hotels which all are on walking distance. The development since the name change from Leningrad to St. Petersburg is amazing and still continues rapidly to change with an active reconstructions and refreshing of buildings and facades which adds the feeling of "Energy & Development" into the fastest growing economy in Europe. Around the city cottages and summer resorts are developing quickly especially around the beaches and the costs. The closeness to Europe but with its distinctive difference makes the city exotic also compared with other European cities and within a short reach from all European travel hubs.
• LIFESTYLE: A city for shopping & entertainment! The majority of shops and stores are opened during weekends and late evenings (7-9pm) with a lot of 24 hours food convenient stores. In addition to souvenir shops there are plenty of fashion and design stores and Russian Fur fashion) The cities’ many restaurants, bars, lounges and night spots offers a wide variety of entertainment with wine and dined opportunities, theme bars jazz lounges and maybe even some of the best European restaurants? The night life starts after midnight and keeps on going until early morning. The interest in St. Petersburg has not only attracted investments such as Car companies, breweries and deluxe products lines but also the economic life with G8 meetings 2003 & 2006 again focused on the importance to the Baltic Sea Gate as well as new built hotels not only catering for the deluxe segment with many new project planned to expand for visitors. The most exciting project are the completion of the a second stage for Marinsky theater and the development of the nearby New Holland to become a cultural, congress and entertainment center.

Pulkovo Arrival New Terminal

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• THE NEW TERMINAL: The new terminal will serve up to 17 million passengers annually and uniting the newly constructed building and its northern passenger waiting area with the current Pulkovo I terminal (under renovation from January 2014). The building consists of 3 levels connected by escalators, staircases & elevators. The ground floor will house the arrivals and baggage claim areas. Glass skylights and geometric panels contribute to the visual impact of the terminal. The airport’s new 5-kilometer-long automatic baggage system that can process up to 4,800 pieces an hour eliminating needs for ground personnel. The new terminal is equipped with 8 air bridges, which will expand to 14 after the renovation of Pulkovo I (one-third of passengers will be shuttled to their planes via bus). The new terminal will be equipped with 110 passport control desks and 88 check-in desks.
• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms will be filled in automatically at the immigration and will be stamped upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure at Immigration. Passport & Immigration Forms will be collected upon hotel check-in and could retrieved the same evening or the following morning at the reception.
• CUSTOMS: Customs forms should be filled in for arrival & departure if carrying currency over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to bring cash back upon departure (forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line "Goods To Declare"). All other passengers will pass through at the Green Lane "Nothing to Declare" where random checks will be done of luggage in X-rays. In case of lost luggage the person must proceed to Lost & Found and declare luggage arrived and luggage received. Lost & Found Office located after Customs Zone. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification.
• ARRIVAL: Arrival Area includes Meet & Greet Area, bar/ cafe area (rubles only), toilets (free of charge) and access with security control only. Guides/ escorts with welcome signs will meet with in the Meet & Greet Area following the customs zone and transport will be parked outside the Arrival Hall. Approx. transfer to the city 45min - 1 hour depending on traffic. If agreed and confirmed by RP in advance, presence of representatives of Russkie Prostori Company.
• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE: Delivery of Luggage from the Meet & Greet Area after customs for supplements and with pre-order. Luggage delivery from the belt to the bus a (after identification by each passenger or authorized travel staff) for a supplement (double price of portage prices). Please consider bigger vehicles or luggage van service in order to ensure convenient luggage handling. Please kindly pay attention to the vehicles luggage capacity: Big bus (45–50 seats - 45 suitcases), Mini-van (15 seats – 10 suitcases), Mini-van (5 seats – 4 suitcases), Sedan car (3 seats – 3 suitcases).
• VIP SERVICES & GREEN CORRIDOR: Supplied upon request to facilitate group arrivals and delivered according to prepaid / pre-arranged services and timing informed in advance.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transfer - Car (3 seats) 2 1 100.00 100.00
English speaking guide 2 1 125.00 125.00
Airport portage - 1 piece pp (Add. Eu 4/ piece) (Lobby - Bus) 2 2 10.00 20.00
DAY 2

10:30 13:30 The Russian Museum of fine Arts - Michailovskij Palace

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• DESCRIPTION: The Russian Museum today is a unique depository of artistic treasures, a leading restoration center, an authoritative institute of academic research, a major educational center and the nucleus of a network of national museums of art. The Russian Museum collection contains circa 400.000 exhibits. The main complex of museum buildings - the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing - houses the permanent exhibition of the Russian Museum, tracing the entire history of Russian art from the tenth to the twentieth centuries. The museum collection embraces all forms, genres, schools and movements of art. The Russian Museum holds many exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. The Museum holds more than 50 temporary exhibitions and organizes more than 10 in other cities and abroad annually. Catalogs, albums and booklets made by museum researchers accompany many exhibitions. Over the past twenty years, the museum complex has grown to include the Stroganov Palace, St Michael's (Engineers) Castle and the Marble Palace. The complex also includes the Mikhailovsky Gardens, Engineering Gardens, Summer Garden (including the Summer Palace) and the House of Peter the Great.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Opened hours 10 am - 6 pm, on Mondays till 5 pm, on Thursdays 1pm - 9 pm. Closed on Tuesday’s,1st Jan, 1st May, 31 Dec. No transport required from Grand Hotel Europe.
Maximum capacity of the group - 25 pax.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport Half day (4 hrs) - Car (3 seats) 2 1 100.00 100.00
English speaking guide 2 1 125.00 125.00
Entrance fee 2014 2 2 9.68 19.36
Excursion if guide RP hasn't licence 2 1 139.83 139.83

Recommended restaurant for lunch: Biblioteka - Restaurant complex (Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Bakery)

• DESRIPTION: Opened in April 2013, the project Biblioteka Food and the City - it is a restaurant complex with shops and restaurants. It is the author's collection of interesting dishes, tastes, books, movies, music, and art from around the world, housed on three floors of the in the historical building in the center of St. Petersburg, right on main street of the city - Nevsky Prospect. On the ground floor there is a bakery, salad bar and lunch station, as well as the American diner with a large selection of burgers. In confectionery you can taste the sweets iPolza, cooked without the use of sugar. Capacity: 180 seats. On the main staircase there is an exhibition space where you can purchase all the works if you like it - photos or paintings. On the second floor there is a restaurant with an open kitchen, where you can taste different cuisines from all over the world - Slavic, Italian, Thai, Moroccan, Middle Asian. You can not only recover strength, but also learn how to cook interesting dishes at cooking classes. There are culinary master - classes, cookbooks presentations, gourmet dining, as well as classes for children.
• CAPACITY: Capacity of the restaurant: 150 seats. On the third floor of the Biblioteka there is a Wine and Tapas Bar with Spanish and French cuisine, a bookstore "We" in which, for example, you can take the book for hire while having your lunch or dinner. Capacity of the bar: 150 seats
Also on the third floor there is a Secret Indian restaurant Apteka. Small, not for groups, rather for individuals. Very authentic Indian cuisine and unique atmosphere.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00

- Shopping at the Department Stores on Nevsky Prospect

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• DESCRIPTION: St. Petersburg has a growing number of stores offering a variety of goods and services including everything from hand-made arts, crafts, and souvenirs to fresh fruits and vegetables. Shopping along the city's festive main thoroughfare, Nevsky Prospect makes you feel more like a native Piterbyrzhets (Petersburger), and offers the best variety of stores in the city. Finally, before you do your shopping, have a look to the list of stores, markets and galleries and plan your shopping destinations to save time and money. St. Petersburg has several department stores, which offer a varying selection of goods and services. Three of the larger and more popular department stores (Bolshoi Gostiny Dvor, Grand Palace and the Passage) are all conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk from each other in the city center.
• COMMENTS: Many stores accept credit cards accept only rubles that you can buy at a number of conveniently located currency exchange points (obmenni punkti) throughout the city. Be sure to bring along your passport. Without a passport you cannot change money. The shops are opened also during Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 till 21:00. Shopping in smaller groups with assistance for translations recommended due to language finding the various goods.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport Half day (4 hrs) - Car (3 seats) 2 1 100.00 100.00
English speaking guide 2 1 125.00 125.00

Recommended restaurant for dinner: Russian - Sadko

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: Russian.
• CAPACITY: 160 persons (including separate banquet hall for 50 persons).
• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The 19th century building, which houses the restaurant, features high, vaulted ceilings and modest, anthracite-gray walls, painted with tasteful red and golden traditional style flowers. Red crystal chandeliers, like huge blossoms stand out on the otherwise minimalistic background. Even plates are decorated with traditional patterns. Sadko is located in front of the Mariinsky Theater and in 5 minutes walking distance from Yusupov Palace.
• ADDITIONAL SERVICES: The restaurant provides singing waiters. Singing waiters perform every Friday and Saturday night. For additional charge they can be invited to sing on other days.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00
DAY 3

10:30 13:30 The Czars Winter Palace - Hermitage State Museum

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• DESCRIPTIONS: The State Hermitage occupies 6 magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The Winter Palace - playing the leading architectural role - was the residence of the Russian Czars, that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The Winter Palace was built in 1762 for Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great. Many of the palace’s impressive interiors have been remodeled after 1837, when a huge fire destroyed most of the building. The Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most respected art museums in the world. The basic display areas of the Hermitage occupy 365 rooms in the Main Museum Complex. The Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitage and the New Hermitage display the collections of monuments of culture and art of the ancient world, Western Europe, Russia and the countries of the Orient, as well as archaeological and numismatic collections. The Hermitage Theater and the Reserve House also form part of the Main Museum Complex. The museum was founded in 1764, when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from the German city of Berlin. The Hermitage’s collections include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandt and Rubens, many French Impressionist works by Renoir, Cezanne, Manet and others, numerous canvasses by Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and several sculptures by Rodin.
• SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS: See the official website on http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/04/hm4_0.html
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: As optional you can visit Hermitage before opening or after closing hours. Early in the morning (at 9:30) or late in the evening (at 6:00 p.m.) you can have special tour with demonstration of the Peacock Clock (Peacock will spread its wings, the owl will turn and the rooster will sing). Exclusive Classical Quartet in the Pavilion Hall or Exclusive Classical Concert in the Italian Art Hall is good additional to special tour (only after 6:00 p.m.). Glass of Champaign can be arranged after concert on the staircase next to the concert rooms. N.B. Special opening is always the subject of reconfirmation of Hermitage!
• SPECIAL NOTES: Open: 10:30 am – 6 pm (ticket office till 5 pm), on Sundays 10:30 am - 5 pm (ticket office till 4 pm), on Wednesdays 10:30 am - 9 pm (ticket office till 8 pm). Closed: Mondays. Address: 34 Dvortsovaya Embankment. The earphones are required for groups more than 6 people.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport Half day (4 hrs) - Car (3 seats) 2 1 100.00 100.00
English speaking guide Half day (4 hrs) 2 1 125.00 125.00
2014 Entrance fee to the Hermitage including Photo & Video permission 2 2 11.83 23.66

Recommended restaurant for lunch: Old Customs House

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: European and Russian
• CAPACITY: 90 seats (37 seats in Banquette hall, 40 seats in President's hall,and 14-15 seats in wine cellar). For groups: maximum 40 - 55 guests for lunch or dinner.
• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The restaurant is located on Vasilevski Island, close to the Palace Bridge and not far from the Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress. It contains an open kitchen presided over by French award-winning chef, a wine collection and model service under the direction of Mr. Anthony William Gear. Open daily 13.00- 01.00
• ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Live jazz band and singer is performing on every evening basis.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00

The Cathedrals of Nevsky Prospect by foot

• DESCRIPTION: St.-Petersburg historically always was a multinational city and the center of a spiritual life of people of various religions. Here different religions peacefully got along together and acknowledgment to that are the temples and churches built along the main city street – Orthodox Kazan cathedral and Church of Resurrection of Christ (Church of Spilled blood); St. Ekaterina's Armenian Apostolic Orthodox church; Church of St. Ekaterina of Roman-Catholic Church; St. Peter and Pavel's temple (is more known as Petrikirhe), and St.Ekaterina's Church (Swedish), St.Maria's Church (Finnish) that belong to Evangelical-Lutheran Church; the former French and Dutch reformatory churches. Nevsky Prospect fully reflects Saint-Petersburg as the city with multi-confessions. Nowadays these buildings are magnificent decoration of the city that represent life history of many-sided city.
• COMMENTS: Excursion includes visiting of: St. Ekaterina's Armenian Apostolic Orthodox church; Orthodox Kazan cathedral; St. Peter and Pavel's temple; St.Maria's Church (Finnish) that belong to Evangelical-Lutheran Church. Duration of excursion is 3 hours.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
English speaking guide 2 1 125.00 125.00

Recommended restaurant for dinner: Tsar

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• Located in the centre of St-Petersburg near Nevsky prospect, in historical mansion of Ivan Shuvalov and is popular among high society people. This venue gives its guests the opprtunity to make a trip to Imperial Russia of 19-20 century and to try a piece of Tsar's life. Menu disturbes your imagination and suggests variety of rare in modern life dishes. There is a good collection of wine that can satisfy every guest. The wine card here is perfectly designed by Denis Mikhailov - the professional chief sommelier of the holding.
• Tsar hosts high level events such as gastronomic performances, fashion shows, parties with Russian and foreign pop stars held here. Careful choice of meals, specially trained personnel, inus cultural and worldly, formal and at the same time luxurious atmosphere – this is what the guests might enjoy!
• Capacity: 75 pax. Recommended for groups up to 40 persons. Credit cards accepted. Address: Sadovaya street, 12.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00
DAY 4

10:30 12:00 At Count Yusupov's Palace

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• DESCRIPTION / ROUTE: The Yusupov Palace acquired its present appearance in the course of palace’s constructions from 1760 till 1850 done by the famous architects of the time. The building belonged to the Yusupov family. The staterooms in neoclassical style are remarkable for their rich and elegant decoration. The unique West European works of art as well as musical instruments of the 19th century adorn the palace interior. The germ of the palace is the unique Domestic Theater built in the Rococo style as a miniature of the world-known Marinsky Theater.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: The palace has a historical meaning since the night of 16-17 December 1916, when Grigory Rasputin, who was very close to the family of Emperor Nicholas II, was murdered here by a group of monarchists, including Prince Felix Yusupov. The exhibition dedicated to Grigory Rasputin is set up in the original rooms where the tragedy took place.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Open: 10:30 am - 17:00 pm. Visit can be organized upon request only. Address: 94 Moiki Embankment.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport Half day (4 hrs) - Car (3 seats) 2 1 100.00 100.00
English speaking guide 2 1 125.00 125.00
Entrance fee - Main Halls and Rasputin rooms 2 2 14.00 28.00
Photo permission 2 2 5.38 10.76
Video permission 2 2 8.60 17.20

Recommended restaurant for lunch: Russian - Sadko

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: Russian.
• CAPACITY: 160 persons (including separate banquet hall for 50 persons).
• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The 19th century building, which houses the restaurant, features high, vaulted ceilings and modest, anthracite-gray walls, painted with tasteful red and golden traditional style flowers. Red crystal chandeliers, like huge blossoms stand out on the otherwise minimalistic background. Even plates are decorated with traditional patterns.
Sadko is located in front of the Mariinsky Theater and in 5 minutes walking distance from Yusupov Palace.
• ADDITIONAL SERVICES: The restaurant provides singing waiters. Singing waiters perform every Friday and Saturday night. For additional charge they can be invited to sing on other days.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00

Transfer to the train station Moskovskiy

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transfer - Car (3 seats) 2 1 100.00 100.00
English speaking guide 2 1 125.00 125.00

15:00 19:10 Sapsan - High-speed train

DESCRIPTIONS: Sapsan is a high-speed train, operated by Russian railways. In December 2009 the Sapsan train ran its first journey between Moscow and St. Petersburg, and from July 2010 it also runs on the route St. Petersburg - Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod and back. The journey to Moscow takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. Train Sapsan is capable of speeding up to 350 km / hr, but the Russian railways is limited in its speed only up to 250 km. / hr. In the future there is a plan to increase the speed of train movement in some areas up to 330 km / h. Train consists of 10 cars. Business class (1,2 carriages) has 44 seats in open saloon. Economy class (carriages 3,4, 6,7,8,9,10) has 66 seats in open salon. Bistro car (5 carriage) has 40 seats in open saloon. All cars of the train are non-smoking.
• BUSINESS CLASS CARRIAGE: each business class seat is equipped with an adjustable backrest, individual lightning, a built-in audio- video module, a collapsible table and a footrest. Electric outlets for battery charges and laptops are located between seats.
• ECONOMY CLASS CARRIAGE: All economy class seats are equipped with an adjustable backrest, individual lighting, a collapsible table and a footrest. Ticket sale starts 45 days before the departure.
• SCHEDULE ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW: 06:45, 07:00, 13:30, 13:45, 16:30, 19:30, 19:45 - journey time 4 hours.
• SCHEDULE ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW: 06:45, 07:00, 13:30, 13:45, 15:00, 19:25, 19:45 23:25 - journey time 4 hours.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Economy class ticket (indicational) 2 2 120.00 240.00
Business class ticket (indicational) 2 2 200.00 400.00

Transfer from the train station Leningradskiy to the hotel

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transfer - Car (3 seats) 2 1 150.00 150.00
English speaking guide 2 1 150.00 150.00

Recommended restaurant for dinner: Cafe Pushkin

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• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: A high-class restaurant in the city center, Café Pushkin is located in the center of Moscow, in Tverskoy boulevard. It is housed in a marvelous two-story mansion, which in the XVIII century belonged to one of the favorites of Catherine the Great, Ivan Rimskiy-Korsakov. The restaurant is famous for its aristocrat atmosphere and unique cuisine, including old Russian recipes and French culinary chef d’oeuvres.
• TYPE OF CUISINE & CAPACITY: The restaurant has totally 5 halls and rooms: • Apteka (Pharmacy) Hall is the biggest and the most popular hall of the restaurant. In the XIX century it used to be a pharmacy of one German aristocrat. The maximum group size accepted for lunch/dinner in this hall is 80 persons. • - Pogrebok (Wine Cellar) Hall on 1 floor and has a capacity of 40 pax. It is a banqueting room with a minimum F&B charge for a use, but can be provided if the group is too big to be accommodated in Apteka. • Behind the door in Apteka there is also Fireplace Hall with 30 persons capacity. • Biblioteka (Library) and Entresol halls are situated on the upper 1st floor and considered to be the most exclusive and valuable part of the mansion due to the restaurant’s library located here, which includes more than 7000 rare and essential books dated by XIII – XIX centuries, including Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin” published in the days of the legendary poet. Both rooms can be provided only for small groups (not private) with upgraded menu (upon request). The group will be spread out on the floor and not necessarily be together. The capacity is 60 pax. • The mezzanine that is situated above the library fits 60 pax.
• SPECIAL NOTES: The Apteka hall is open 24/7. Biblioteka hall - from 12:00 until 00:00. Dress-code: smart casual. No sport clothes & shoes. Please, note: the restaurant does not accept FIT a la carte reservations for more than 8 pax (considered as a group, prepayment required) and after 20:00.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00
DAY 5

10:30 11:00 Red Square

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• DECRIPTION: When visiting Russia, one of the true highlights is simply to walk and stand on the Red Square in the true heart of the famous historical center of Moscow, next to the Kremlin walls. Feast your eyes on St. Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovskiy), the Historical Museum, the Minin and Pozharsky monument, the walls of the Heros of the Soviet Union, Lenin Mausoleum and GUM Department Store of GUM. A memory for the lifetime with some minutes reflecting on the cold war and our immediate past. Please note, that the Red Square can be closed, wihout prvious notice, due to security reasons, which will not be pre-advised.
• COMMENTS: St. Basil's visit inside (extra charge and additional time): Unique memorial cathedral of Pokrov situated on the Kremlin's moat, also known as St.Basil's Cathedral. This richly decorated cathedral, one of the architectural landmarks of Red Square, was built in 1555-61 by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible in commemoration of the capture of the city of Kazan. The cathedral has a symmetric composition of nine churches-towers. Each church is named after a patron saint's day and represents the greatest victories of the Kazan campaign. The tenth, funeral church was built over the grave of St.Basil in 1558. The museum has a unique collection of icons from the XVI-XIX centuries as well as relics of applied art. Closed: Tuesdays & first Monday of the month. Opening hours: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport Half day (4 hrs) - Car (3 seats) 2 1 150.00 150.00
English speaking guide 2 1 150.00 150.00

11:00 13:30 Kremlin Territory

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• DESCRIPTION: The Moscow Kremlin is the chief architectural ensemble of the city. Along the South wall of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moscow River, you will find the Grand Kremlin Palace. Within the Kremlin there is a Cathedral Square, the so-called "City of God". The famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are there, too. Six buildings, including 3 three enormous cathedrals edge the square. Most of them, the work of Italian architects during the late 15th and early 16th Century.The Armory building built in 1851 as a factory for making weapons nowadays houses a museum, in which an enormous collection of Russian national treasures, including the famous Fabergé eggs, carriages, cookware, jewelry, etc. is on display. The State Historical Museum is located outside the walls. Entry fee includes the visit to the Kremlin Territory and 3 cathedrals. Additional fee is for the Armory visit.
• COMMENTS: It is possible to have an exclusive entrance to Kremlin territory and The Armory Chamber with a concert of spiritual music (10-15 minutes) at the parade hall of the Armory. Please, note, that concert is subject to availability.
• CANCELLATION POLICY: 5 working days prior to the visit.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Kremlin Territory with visit of 2 Cathedrals - entrance fee per person 2 2 13.98 27.96

- Kremlin Cathedrals

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• If the heart of Russia is Kremlin, then its soul is Cathedral Square (also called as "The City of God"), the oldest area within the Kremlin territory. Its six buildings, including three enormous cathedrals (the Assumption's, Annunciation's and Archangel's Cathedral), edge the square. Most of them belong to the work of Italian architects of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.The cathedrals are unique in their architecture and beauty of the interiors as well as collections of icons. Open daily 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Day off: Thursday. PLEASE, NOTE: Photo-shooting and filming allowed only on the territory (free) and prohibited inside of cathedrals.
• The visit to Cathedrals is included into Kremlin Territory tour (1-2 Cathedrals) with the same cancellation conditions applied.

- Armoury Chamber Kremlin

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• DESCRIPTION: The Armory Chamber, a treasure-house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. It is situated in the building constructed in 1851 by architect Konstantin Ton. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the Tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The museum was named after one of the oldest Kremlin’s treasury stores. The Armory Chamber preserves ancient state regalia, ceremonial Tsar’s vestments and coronation dress, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church hierarchy, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, West European artistic silver, ceremonial weapons and arms, carriages, horse ceremonial harness.
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: Combine visit of the Armory Chamber with a visit to Moscow Kremlin.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Closed on Thursdays. Session times for visits: 10:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:30. Max. 25 pax per one guide. Cancellation policy: 5 working days prior to the visit.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
The Armory 2 2 21.51 43.02

Recommended restaurant for lunch: Artist Gallery

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• LOCATION: The Artist Gallery Restaurant is situated in the building of the Tsereteli Art Gallery, a beautiful mansion of the late 18-th century, close to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The restaurant is a marvelous place decorated with frescos, bronze bas-reliefs and mosaics of the famous Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. The restaurant consists of 5 halls, each of which boasts its unique interior: 1) The Flower Hall (30 seats) is decorated with colorful posters of Tsereteli’s works on the walls and the ceiling; 2) The Bronze Hall (20 seats) is made in the moderate colors of the oriental engraving; 3-4) The Slavic (20 seats) and Italian (30 seats) Halls are decorated with the paintings of the famous Moscow artists, created under with direction of the monumentalist E.N. Maksimov and V.P. Psarev. 5) Winter Garden Hall (870 sq. m., capacity of 140 pax without balcony (or max. 14 round tables of 10 pax seating each), and 100 extra seats capacity with balcony, total capacity of the hall is 240 seats) is a magnificent 2-level hall with the high transparent ceiling and picturesque trees, an ideal venue for a gala-dinner. All the halls boast the “castle” furniture with high backs and carved fly glassed tables made in France on the author’s project.
• TYPE OF CUISINE : European, Georgian, Japanese. The fascinating dishes of Italian and French cuisine are emphasized due to creative shaping. Sushi Bar is to surprise true gourmets. Any kind of entertainment can be organized upon request.
• RP RECOMMENDATIONS: Live music (pop/jazz band/classical quartet or duo (harp&violin), folkloric ensemble (acoustic trio, kazak ensemble etc.)), circus performance.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Depending on the menu budget and number of pax, a rental fee for Winter Garden is applied (to be reconfirmed upon request). Credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard. Dress-code: smart casual. On Mondays Zurab Tsereteli Gallery part is closed for visits. Working hours 12 am - 12pm.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00

Walking around Moscow - Arbat (2 1/2 hours)

• The traffic and queue lines in Moscow can become very intensive during peak hours & both in order to save time and enjoy the true spirit of the Capital a combination of Metro and walking can be the ideal way to both explore and enjoy the grandness of the city. Please note the times indicated depends on the path of the participants and is messurerd as average. Please bring comfortable shoes and adept for the weather conditions regarding rain coats, umbrellas, water etc. No entrances included if not specified specifically. During this walking tour your will be able to enjoy and see:
• Kremlin's Trinity Tower, Borovitskaya Tower, Pushkin Museum, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Statue of Gogol, Melnikov House, Pushkin House Museum, Stalinists Building (The Foreign Ministry), Church of the Savior on the Sands
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transfer - Car (3 seats) 2 1 150.00 150.00
English speaking guide 2 1 150.00 150.00

Recommended restaurant for lunch: Georgian - Genatsvale on New Arbat

• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Georgia is very famous for its cuisine and wines. "Genatsvale" is true Georgian restaurant, located in the centre of Moscow, between New and Old Arbat Streets. From outside it has a cozy cobbled terrace with a huge stone jug on it. Inside, Genatsvale is decorated with cobbled pavement, wooden verandah, wheel of a mill with small river and live fish. The new "Sea Hal" looks like a deck of a yacht.
• CUISINE & CAPACITY: Here the one will be able to taste a wide range of dishes, including the famous eggplants with nuts, satsivi, lobio, harcho-soup, hachipuri and many others. For those, who prefers European cuisine, the restaurant offers a choice of dishes cooked by traditional European recipes (e.g. fish dishes). The restaurant's capacity is 350 seats.
• SPECIAL NOTES: The parking is free of charge. Take-away dishes are availible. Guests can pay by credit cards (Mastercard/Visa/Maestro).
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00
DAY 6

10:30 13:00 Tretyakov Gallery (historical)

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• DESCRIPTIONS: The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It is located in one of the oldest directs of Moscow – Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Russian art works, ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century, are on the show in Gallery's historic building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok.
• SPECIAL NOTES: Open Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Closed Mon.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee per person 2 2 9.68 19.36
Photo permission 2 2 6.45 12.90
Transfer - Car (3 seats) 2 1 150.00 150.00
English speaking guide 2 1 150.00 150.00

Recommended for lunch: Baltchug 5 (ex GQ Bar) (NG)

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• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The restaurant "BALCHUG 5" is the major project of Arkady Novikov (one of the most famous restaurateurs in Russia). It is located just in a few steps from Baltchug Kempinski Hotel on Baltchug street. The 1,500 square meters area includes three different spaces: a Mediterranean restaurant (for 250 pax), a karaoke bar(for 50 pax) and a classic bar (for 80 pax). Three areas have three absolutely different concepts. The Mediterranean hall interior consists of marble and granite, the karaoke area has an Asian style, the classic bar has high ceilings, big windows and a lot of wood that provide cozy atmosphere.
• TYPE OF CUISINE: European, Pan-Asiatic, Russian. "BALCHUG 5" offers dishes cooked by the chef`s personal recipes.
• SPECIAL NOTES: For business meetings, and to friendly gatherings. Offers catering service.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Table reservation 2 1 10.00 10.00

Domodedovo Departure

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• Customs form should be declared with original form if bringing more than 10 000 USD (or equivalent). Tax-free shop (incl. caviar & Russian Champagne) Souvenir shops, music shop & bars. Items & Paintings from 1945 or older must be officially cleared from authorities.
• Transfer from the city approximately 1 hour on the weekends, 1,5 - 2,5 hours during the week (by car). Direct train connection with Moscow: Domodedovo - Paveletsky train station, every hour, the trip is 40 min. long. Please note, that the airport has no porterage service.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transfer - Car (3 seats) 2 1 150.00 150.00
English speaking guide 2 1 150.00 150.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 434.53 869.05
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 207.13 414.26
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 1,207.50 2,415.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 1,849.16 3,698.31
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