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تنظيم رحلة في موسكو وسان بطرسبرغ (8 أيام)

تاريخ المغادرة

24 May - 30 Aug

المدة الزمنية

٨ ايام

8 Days – Departures:

  • Every Friday from 24 May 2019 until 30 August 2019

MOSCOW

Moscow is located in the western part of Russia, and is the capital of the country. With a population of 10,562,099 inhabitants, it is the largest city in Europe, the seventh place in the world and has been designated as a world metropolis. It was founded in 1147 on the banks of the Moskva River, which is a tributary of the Volga. Until the time of Peter the Great was the capital of the kingdom of Russia, the years that followed lost the scepter from St. Petersburg but after 1917 he came back to the fore as the capital of the Soviet Union. Nowadays in Moscow a very large proportion of all industrial products in the country are produced, since it houses factories producing cars, electrical goods, paper and many chemical goods. He excel in literacy and culture as he is the home of many distinguished scientific and educational institutions, has more than 70 museums, many libraries and numerous theaters dominated by Bolshoi. Finally, it is worth noting that Moscow is the most important transport center in Russia, with innumerable road and railways connecting it with the interior of the country and with the most important European cities. It also has four international airports, nine electric rail terminals, and the world’s second busiest metro after Tokyo.

SAINT PETERSBURG

The Federal City of Saint Petersburg is the second largest Russian city in the northwest of Russia, where the Neva River flows into the Baltic Sea. It is built on a cluster of small islands separated by natural and artificial canals that communicate with bridges. It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great of Russia on 27 May 1703 and has been for more than 200 years the capital of the Russian Empire. In the 300 years of its history the city changed its name several times since it was founded as Petersburg in 1914 it was renamed Petrograd and immediately after Lenin’s death until 1991 was called Leningrad. Nowadays two very common names are Saint Petersburg and Peter. The entire city is a huge open exhibition of monumental, decorative and utilitarian architecture. It is full of magnificent buildings, huge parks, carved bridges, statues and monuments that combine the Baroque style with that of neoclassicism. The numerous channels that run through it creates a distinct setting and give it various nicknames such as “Venice of the North” and “City of 300 Bridges”. It is characteristic that the entire historic center and several regional sites have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With a population of approximately 5,000,000 inhabitants, it has the role of a metropolis and a transport hub for the wider region. You can easily reach it through its large international airport and although we would suggest you visit it during the warmer months of the year, it is a unique destination for those who want to travel to a rapidly growing city, while having the ability to travel intelligently in the Tsar and Rasputin.

SCHEDULE

1st Day

ATHENS – MOSCOW (FIRST MEET AND EVENING WALK IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF THE CITY)

Meeting at Athens Airport and departure for Moscow on a direct flight. During our journey to the hotel we will make our first acquaintance with the beautiful, historic Capital of the Russian State and we will get our first information on its history. Transfer, arrangement at the hotel and free time until dinner. In the evening, we will have the opportunity to walk to the main squares (Red Square, Manezhnaya), on the streets Okhotny Ryad, Nikolskaya, on Tverskaya boulevard. Accompanied always by a Greek-speaking representative of our agency, we will enjoy the illuminated historic center of the city, which with the special «artistic» lighting changes look every night after sunset. Meeting the predetermined time with our escort and return to the hotel. The evening walk may take place some other day.
2nd Day

MOSCOW – CITY TOUR – CATHEDRAL CHRIST THE SAVIOUR – PATRIARSHY BRIDGE – RED SQUARE – TOUR IN MUSEUMS

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the tour-excursion in the main attractions of «Moscow with the Golden Domes» to see, amongst others, the central boulevards with historical buildings of various seasons, the imposing towers of the Stalin era (the so-called Seven Sisters), the beautiful squares, the green boulevards and parks, many monuments and statues dedicated to famous personalities and historical facts, the buildings of National Library and the Historical Museum, the Paskov mansion, the Manege and the Duma, the Moscow city hall, the statue of Yuriy Dolgorukiy (founder of the city), Pushkinskaya square with the Pushkin statue, the theaters square with Bolshoi and Maly, Lubyanskaya square with the State Security building (formerly KGB) and Slavyanskaya square with the a statue dedicated to Saints Cyril and Methodius. We will also see Varvarka street with the picturesque churches (one of the oldest of Moscow), the modern «Zaryadye» park, the statue of Prince Vladimir – the Russians Baptist, the Luzhniki Olympic stadium, the Novodevichy monastery in front of the «Lake of Swans» and many more. We will visit the Red Square (here is the fairy temple of Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, known as the church of Saint Basil, the Cathedral of Lady of Kazan, the well-known GUM department store, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the main building of the Historical Museum). We continue with the visit to the Cathedral of whole of Russia – the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Here we can walk the «Patriarshy Bridge», from which we will enjoy the fantastic view of Kremlin (one of the most beautiful in Moscow). Then we will visit the «Vorobyovy» hills (the so-called Lenin hills, is the highest point of the city, here is the university of Lomonosov with the campus) and we will make a stop at the «cape-panorama» from which opens the panoramic view of Moscow. Next follows a transfer near the Park of Victory, which is located on the Mount of Pilgrims and it is dedicated to the victory of the Soviet people in the «Great Patriotic War» 1941 – 1945. Here we will have a tour in one of the two museums: a) the famous «Great Patriotic War 1941 – 1945» which is dedicated to the war that took place between Nazi Germany with its allies and the Soviet Union within the framework of the World War II. Among all the exhibits, the focus of the visitor's attention goes to the six dioramas with the huge panoramic paintings depicting the 6 most important and hardest battles of the war and the 3 halls called «Glory», «Commanders» and «Remembrance and Sorrow», with the latest being considered by many as the most symbolic of the whole complex, or b) the annex of the Historical Museum «Panorama of Borodino of 1812», dedicated to the «Patriotic War» that took place between Napoleon’s France and Russia of Alexander I. The central exhibit is the diorama-panorama with the painting of Frances Roubio's 115-meter-long and 15-meter-high, representing the battle of the Russian army under the command of General Mikhail Kutuzov against the French army under the command of Napoleon I Bonaparte. The battle that took place near the Russian town of Borodino, only 125 km from Moscow, is considered to be the largest and decisive of the 1812 war. According to the memories of the French general Pele, Napoleon repeated the phrase: "The Battle of Borodino was the most beautiful and the most terrible, the French have proved to be worthy of victory, while the Russians deserved to be unbeatable...". Next we will visit the pedestrian street Stary Arbat – one of Moscow's oldest shopping streets, which appeared on the map of the city in the 15th century. From time to time in Arbat have lived or visited famous names such as: Pushkin, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Chekhov, Blok. Here is the statue of Boulat Okudzhava – a well-known poet and composer of the Soviet era, and the romantic statue of Alexander Pushkin with his beloved – beautiful Natalia Goncharova. Meeting in the predetermined time with the escort. Upon completion of the program return to the hotel and free time until dinner.
3rd Day

MOSCOW – KREMLIN – TEMPLE SQUARE – KREMLIN ARMOURY

Breakfast at the hotel. Continuing our acquaintance with Majestic Moscow we will get transferred to Manezhnaya square (here is the statue of General Zhukov), we will pass from Alexander's Garden (here is the monument of the Unknown Soldier with the «Eternal Flame») to enter the area of the Kremlin. During the tour, we will see the «Tsar-Cannon», the «Tsar-Bell», the former Congress House, the buildings of the President's offices in Russia, the Presidential palace, Ivan’s Bell-Tower, the Temple square of Kremlin, with the picturesque churches and temples-museums of Archangel Michael, the Assumption Cathedral of Virgin Mary, the Annunciation (visiting one of them) and the «Patriarch's Palace» (there was the home of the first Patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church). Next is the tour of one of the richest museums in the country, the Kremlin’s «Armoury Palace» museum (treasury section). In the museum, among other valuable exhibits, are exhibited genuine «Faberge Eggs», military and state decorations, picture covers with precious stones, the Symbols of the Power of Russian Tsars and Emperors, imperial carriages, Crowns, costumes, personal items and precious gifts of the Russian Tsars, Emperors, the First Patriarchs, etc. Upon completion of the program return to the hotel and free time until dinner.
4th Day

MOSCOW – GIFT MUSEUM «ASTRONAUTICS COSMONAUTICS» – THE MOSCOW METRO

Breakfast at the hotel. We continue our acquaintance with Majestic Moscow and leaving the beauties of the city to enjoy the famous and perhaps the most beautiful metro in the world. We will visit some of the most interesting historical stations of the famous Moskovski metro – true artworks. Some stations with frescoes, statues, stained glass and mosaics resemble underground museums and impress all visitors. The total number of stations now exceeds 200, while over 9 million passengers a day use the metro. Continuing our metro route we will reach near the VDNKh park, where we will have a tour of the famous «Astronautics-Cosmonauts Museum». The history of the museum, as one of the largest scientific museums in the world, began in the second half of the 20th century, when in 1964, the monument-obelisk dedicated to «Conquerors of Space» appeared on the map of the city. The museum's exhibition in its present form was opened to the public on April 10, 1981 and was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the first manned space flight – on the flight of Yuri Gagarin. The museum's present exhibition consists of eight halls, a cinema and a conference hall, and the museum's collection includes more than 93.000 objects that recount the most important events of space exploration, such as the launch of the first Earth’s artificial satellite, the first man's exit to «open space», the moon exploration program, and the study of the planets of the Solar System. Here, among other things, we will have the opportunity to see cosmonaut's personal objects, real-size satellites, «spaceship modules», rockets and space technology samples, collections of paintings and graphics, and the simulation of «Mir» space station, the «International Space Station» and many more. Upon completion of the program return to the hotel and free time until dinner.
5th Day

MOSCOW – SAINT PETERSBURG (FIRST MEET AND EVENING WALK IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF THE CITY)

Breakfast at the hotel. After check out we bid farewell to the beautiful Moscow and transportation at one of the railway stations or one of the city's airports for our transition to St. Petersburg. During the trip with the daily express train we will enjoy a beautiful route with «genuine» vast landscapes of the north-western Russian province with its traditional villages such as Volochyok, Torzhok and Bologoye. During the trip to the hotel we will make our first acquaintance with the city, which Peter the Great founded three centuries ago to give his empire an exit to the North Sea, and we will get our first information about its history. Arrival, check in at the hotel and dinner. In the evening we will be able to walk to the Nevsky Avenue, the Fine Arts Square, on the canals and the rivers. We will enjoy the illuminated historical buildings of the city, the palaces, the temples and the monuments that have been preserved since the age of Tsar's, always accompanied by a representative of the agency. Meeting at the predetermined time with the escort and return to the hotel.
6th Day

SAINT PETERSBURG – CITY TOUR – FORTRESS & PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL – GIFT CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON BLOOD – HERMITAGE MUSEUM

Breakfast at the hotel. Our acquaintance with the city of St. Peter will be continued with our tour of the most important sights. Among other things, we will see the central boulevards, central squares, Nevsky Avenue, palaces and residences of the rich and aristocrats of Tsarist Russia such as the Marble palace, the palaces of Stroganov, Yusupov and Sheremetev, the Admiralty, the campus, Vasilievsky island with its «Arrow» in front of the Neva river and the beautiful view of the complex of Hermitage museum buildings with the Winter Palace and Palaces Square, Mariinsky theaters (formerly Kirov), Alexandrinsky and Mikhailovsky, the Summer Garden, the Cathedral of Lady of Kazan, the Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Senate square with the Bronze Horseman (statue dedicated to Peter the Great by Catherine II) and many others. We will visit the Fortress of Peter and Paul – the first building of the city and the Temple of the Apostles Peter and Paul, in which are the graves of the second Tsarist dynasty of Russia – the Romanov. Next follows a gift, our visit to the unique beauty Temple of «Savior on Spilled Blood» – the Resurrection of Christ (1883 – 1907). It was founded by Emperor Alexander III at the point where his father, Alexander II, had been fatally injured. The temple was built as a monument dedicated to the Tsar-Martyr with funds (money) gathered from all over Russia. Its architecture is distinct from the rest of St. Petersburg, as the Temple is built in «Russian Style». Externally, the church reminds of the Church of Saint Basil (Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat) of Moscow, while its interior is a real mosaic museum covering an area of seven thousand sixty-five square meters. The mosaic was created in the laboratory of V Frolov based on designs of 30 other well-known Russian artists and is one of the largest in Europe. Next we will get a tour of the Hermitage – the third largest museum in the world and the first in collections, which count more than three million exhibits dating from prehistoric times to our days. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great, originally housed in the rooms of the Winter Palace and today consists of the palace itself, the Old, the Small, the New Hermitage and the theater of the same name. Among the beautiful rooms of the palaces with its unique and distinctive decoration, one can also see the famous «peacock» clock, fantastic mosaics and well-known works by Leonardo da Vinci, Titiano, Raphael, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velázquez, De Goya and other artists. Upon completion of the program return to the hotel and free time until dinner.
7th Day

SAINT PETERSBURG – KOTLIN ISLAND – MARINE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT NICHOLAS – VISIT TO SUMMER RESIDENCES OR DOWN PARK AND GRAND PALACE – CATHERINE PALACE

Breakfast at the hotel. By dedicating our day to visits to the outskirts of St. Petersburg and the summer houses of the Tsarist family, we will depart: a) for Petrodvorets or else Peterhof – a gem of Russian architecture, a city of palaces, parks and fountains. The city was built by Peter the Great to commemorate Russia's victory over Sweden in the Northern War and competed in beauty and luxury with Versailles. There was a summer residence of the Russian Emperors. We will visit the Grand Palace with its exquisite interior, where most authentic exhibits have been preserved than they are in the summer houses on the outskirts of St Petersburg. From the Big Palace three huge fountains lead to Lower Park – a true artwork (the fountains in the park / garden don’t work during the period of the trip). We will walk most of the Lower Park to reach to the coast of the Baltic Sea Bay of Finland, where the «Mon Plaisir» – favorite palace of Peter the Great and the Baths palace, originally built by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Or b) For Pushkin or else Tsarskoye Selo, where we will take a tour of Catherine's Palace – one of the largest and perhaps the most impressive and rich of those located on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Here is the famous «Amber Room» (which we will visit), known as the «eighth wonder of the world». Its amber decoration has been completely rebuilt and will impress everyone (the fate of the original is unknown since 1945). Tsarskoye Selo park, a complex of palaces, gardens, artificial and natural lakes with islets, was the favorite relaxation place of the Russian Tsars. After visiting one of the summer residences (a or b), we continue with our visit to Kotlin island, where we will visit Kronstadt – a city of outstanding historical and cultural heritage, which over the last three centuries has played a major role in the history of Russia. Unique also the value of Kronstadt, which as a naval outpost was built to protect the new capital – St. Petersburg. The history of the city is closely connected to the Peter the Great, the creation and strengthening of the Russian Navy, the great inventions and discoveries of the Russian scientists, and the heroic events of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945. Here we will visit the Nautical Cathedral of St. Nicholas – last and largest of the Naval Cathedrals of the Russian Empire. The temple is built in a «neo-Byzantine» rhythm, influenced by the architecture of the 6th – 8th century, where the artistic and ideological template for the construction of temples at this rate was the Temple of Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Upon completion of the program return to the hotel and free time until dinner.
8th Day

SAINT PETERSBURG – ATHENS

Breakfast at the hotel. After check out we bid farewell to the «Northern Capital» of the country and head for the airport, where we will return to Athens via Thessaloniki.

PRICES

Prices per person:

 

8 days:
24, 31 May 2019
07, 14 June 2019

Double

Single

Child
2 until 12
years old*

Moscow
RADISSON SLAVYANSKAYA 4*
(central)

or HOLIDAY INN TAGANSKY 4*
(central)

or AZIMUT SMOLENSKAYA 4*
(central)
 

or SADU PARK INN 4*
(central)

(or similar)

1.515 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.885 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.265 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

Saint Petersburg
HOLIDAY INN MOSKOVSKIYE VOROTA 4*
(close to the historic center)

or VEDENSKY 4*
(in the first historic center)

(or similar)

*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay (up to 11,99 yrs), in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.

Prices per person:

 

8 days:
21, 28 June 2019

Double

Single

Child
2 until 12
years old*

Moscow
RADISSON SLAVYANSKAYA 4*
(central)

or HOLIDAY INN TAGANSKY 4*
(central)

or AZIMUT SMOLENSKAYA 4*
(central)

or SADU PARK INN 4*
(central)

(or similar)

1.555 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.925 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.305 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

Saint Petersburg
HOLIDAY INN MOSKOVSKIYE VOROTA 4*
(close to the historic center)

or VEDENSKY 4*
(in the first historic center)

(or similar)

*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay (up to 11,99 yrs), in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.

Prices per person:

 

8 days:
0
5 July 2019

Double

Single

Child
2 until 12
years old*

Moscow
RADISSON SLAVYANSKAYA 4*
(central)

or HOLIDAY INN TAGANSKY 4*
(central)

or AZIMUT SMOLENSKAYA 4*
(central)

or SADU PARK INN 4*
(central)

(or similar)

1.515 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.885 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.265 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

Saint Petersburg
HOLIDAY INN MOSKOVSKIYE VOROTA 4*
(close to the historic center)

or VEDENSKY 4*
(in the first historic center)

(or similar)

*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay (up to 11,99 yrs), in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.

Prices per person:

 

8 days:
12, 19, 26 July
2019
02, 09, 16, 23, 30 August
2019

Double

Single

Child
2 until 12
years old*

Moscow
RADISSON SLAVYANSKAYA 4*
(central)

or HOLIDAY INN TAGANSKY 4*
(central)

or AZIMUT SMOLENSKAYA 4*
(central)

or SADU PARK INN 4*
(central)

(or similar)

1.430 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.750 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

1.230 €
(price for all
2 hotels)

Saint Petersburg
HOLIDAY INN MOSKOVSKIYE VOROTA 4*
(close to the historic center)

or VEDENSKY 4*
(in the first historic center)

(or similar)

*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay (up to 11,99 yrs), in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.

Flights with Aeroflot Airlines:
1st Day: Athens – Moscow:  13:25 (departure) – 17:20 (arrival).
5th Day: Moscow – Saint Petersburg: Daily express train or flight.

8th Day: Saint Petersburg – Moscow: 15:05 (departure) – 16:35 (arrival)
or 14:10 (departure) – 15:35 (arrival).

8th Day: Moscow – Athens: 19:25 (departure) – 23:30 (arrival).

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in selected 4* hotels with half board (breakfast & dinner based program). The hotels do not have triple rooms, they are double rooms with a folding bed (ranch), while most hotels in these cases serve only children up to 12 years old (for an adult in an extra bed accommodation please specify with the agency).
  • Air tickets economy class for flights based on program ATHENS – MOSCOW & SAINT PETERSBURG – MOSCOW –
  • In AEROFLOT flights per person included is 1 baggage up to 23kg and 1 hand baggage up to 8kg of specific dimensions (depending on the airline the conditions vary).
  • Daily train ticket economy class seats or air tickets economy class to travel MOSCOW – SAINT PETERSBUR (the means of transportation is determined by the organizer before departure from Greece and directly depends on when the final list of travelers with all passport data will be available).
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges.
  • Local taxes.
  • For owners of GREEK PASSPORTS: Russian Visa & consulate insurance (medical coverage for emergencies for persons up to 75 years old, for older people, please contact the agency).
  • For owners of GREEK PASSPORTS: Liability Insurance, Travel Insurance (covers people up to 75 years old).
  • Transfers to destinations based on the program.
  • Greek-speaking guided tours by local professional tour guides.
  • Entrance fees to museums & visiting sites as per schedule.
  • Greek-speaking guide tour during the trip for group of more than 25 people. For smaller groups, Greek-speaking representatives of Moscow and St. Petersburg will serve as escorts (in any case, Greek-speaking representatives will be present at all arrivals and departures of the groups at the airports and train stations where they will give the necessary instructions to the travelers and will accompany them during their arrangement in hotels).
  • Program-based gifts. Additional boating-cruise gift in St. Petersburg.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa cost / charge for passports from other countries (except Greece).
  • Everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the program or referred to as optional or proposed.

NOTES

  • The program can also be implemented in different order or partial change, if this is necessary for a better outcome. The length of tours depends directly on the traffic on the streets, the trip period and the particularities of the group (eg number of people, ages). On rare occasions, some of the State Museums (especially the Kremlin museums) may restrict or prohibit entry for tourist groups due to reception of official missions to them, while the relevant information to the agencies is only 1 day in advance. In these cases, the group’s visit to the museum is replaced with a visit to another. Particularly in the case of holidays, official holidays in destinations, the program will be adjusted based on the opening hours of museums and program visits.
  • The final program of tours comes out 1 week before the departure date.
  • Prices are for a minimum of 10 people.
  • Prices may be adjusted based on ROB / EUR parities.
  • For group of less than 12 people for transport / travels, mini bus / van is used.
  • Insurance do not cover cases of aggravation of chronic diseases.

 

 

Information for publishing Russian visa IN ATHENS for GREEK passports owners

For the issuance of a (simple) visa, 6 working days are required for the passport to be issued to the consulate (for issue in Athens) and need: TRAVELERS PASSPORT (must be valid for 6 months after the date of departure of the traveler from Russia and signed by the holder in the respective field), 1 RECENT (last six months) photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm, color mat, on white background, while the persons face must cover 80% of the photo), completed FORM INFORMATION DATA – VISA DECLARATION. Travelers will also have to sign a RESPONSIBLE DECLARATION and an AUTHORIZATION. All supporting documents must be in our office UP TO 15 DAYS BEFORE THE TRAVEL DATE at the latest. A single visa price is included in the price of the package. There is a possibility of issuing an emergency visa at a charge of EUR 45.

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