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Gems Of Russia & Almaty
9 Days · 8 Nights
₹ 89,000
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Overview

Explore Russia and Almaty with us. Russia is a destination like none other. It is one of the top countries in the world to travel, attracting many tourists from all over the planet. During this holiday, you would be experiencing the 2 mighty cities of Russia, Moscow & St. Petersburg. Dating back to the 12th century, Almaty is the former capital and largest city in Kazakhstan. The Russians set up here in the mid-19th century and the city was finally able to stabilize. With this package, you will be able to explore the best of Russia and Almaty in 9 days. Check out the detailed itinerary below for more information.

Itinerary
  • On arrival in Saint Petersburg @10:50 hrs, meet our local representative
  • Get a transfer to the hotel
  • The present-day capital of Russia is one of the world’s most remarkable cities, home to world-class museums and galleries and striking architecture
  • Check-in to the hotel
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own
  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
  • This morning, you will get acquainted with Russia’s cultural capital on St. Petersburg city tour (3 hrs)
  • During the tour, you will get acquainted with the main sights of St. Petersburg: architectural monuments belonging to different epochs and styles, beautiful Neva embankment, magnificent palaces, cathedral and unique bridges
  • You will see St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Savior or Spilled blood cathedral, the hermitage, the Russian Museum, Palace Square, Neva embankment, a monument to peter the great, Summer Garden, the Mariinsky Theatre and many more
  • The rest of the day is at leisure
  • Overnight stay in St. Petersburg
  • Today, savour on some tasty bites in your breakfast and prepare yourself to explore the most outstanding and fabulous museum in Russia, the Hermitage
  • Hermitage offers a massive structure to explore with beautiful features including the artworks of artists such as Leonardo Di Vinci, Rembrandt, Titian, Caravaggio, Rafael and more in the former winter residence of the Romanovs, the royal family of Russia
  • Later, you will be offered with a complimentary souvenir from the Museum to remember this wonderful visit
  • Later, you will get your transfer to the hotel
  • The rest of the day is at leisure followed by an overnight stay in St. Petersburg
  • Post breakfast, check out from the hotel
  • You will be transferred to Saint Petersburg station for your train to Moscow
  • Travel by high-speed Sapsan train from Saint Petersburg to Moscow (Second Class)
  • The train journey is approximately four hours
  • You will be greeted by a tour guide right outside your train compartment and will be escorted to the hotel for a prompt check-in
  • The rest of the day is at leisure
  • Overnight stay in Moscow
  • After breakfast, we will proceed for a city tour of Moscow
  • The tour will cover a variety of gorgeous and famous attractions of the Russian capital
  • Visit Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Bolshoi Theatre, General Headquarters of KGB, Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
  • Explore Moscow State University and Observation Platform, Victoria Park, Lenin's Tomb and GUM
  • Take the Moscow Metro tour and discover why the subway is recognised as the most beautiful in the world!
  • See the most beautiful metro stations in Moscow built under Stalin
  • Overnight stay in Moscow
  • Have a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel followed by the check-out process
  • Later, you will get a transfer to the famous fortress, The Kremlin and be awed by the long history of power that exudes from its buildings
  • Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an excellent reflection of different stages of Russian art and politics dating from the medieval imperial age up to the Soviet Union
  • Rather than a single monument, it is an enigmatic and rather eclectic selection of churches, palaces, squares, walls and towers offering an enormous array of decorative and applied arts
  • Marvel at the superb churches and cathedrals with their gleaming gold domes
  • Be stunned by the immense beauty of the Great Kremlin Palace or the pretty Poteshny Palace
  • Admire the classical Senate building then head off to visit the intriguing Armoury
  • The Armoury Chamber displays a wide variety of items from the tsars’ treasury, including ancient state regalia, ceremonial dress and the largest collection of gold and silver by Russian craftsmen
  • Spread out over nine halls on two floors, the Armoury is home to more than 4000 items of applied art of Russia, European and Eastern countries of the fourth to the early 20th centuries
  • On display are Russian gold and silverware, including works by Petersburg and Moscow masters and the famous Faberge eggs
  • You will see European and Oriental ceremonial weapons, guns crafted in Persia and Turkey and Russian arms dating back to the 12th century
  • Note: The Armoury is located within the Kremlin but requires a separate ticket. Admission is at four times each day
  • Later, you will be transferred to Moscow airport @1900 hrs approximately 3 hours prior to catching a flight
  • Welcome to Almaty @05:45 hrs
  • After clearing custom & immigration procedures followed by baggage collection, meet our English-speaking office staff in the arrivals hall
  • Check-in to the hotel @07:00 hrs
  • Relish breakfast at the hotel
  • Later, proceed for a city tour
  • Visit the Palace of President, Republic Square and Monument of Independence and Astana Square
  • Explore Panfilov Park, Abai Square and Palace of Republic and Presidential Park
  • Overnight stay in Almaty
  • Relish breakfast at the hotel
  • Then, you will proceed for Shymbulak Ski Resort, located at an altitude of 2230 meters above sea level
  • It is very popular for its mild climate, sunny days and snow through the winter and remarkable scenery of mountain ranges
  • Shymbulak has its own special atmosphere
  • Here, you can see the skiers who like the ironed track as well as the snowboarders who prefer extreme downhills with breathtaking jumps and turns
  • On sunny days, Shymbulak gathers together thousands of visitors
  • On chairlifts, you can reach Talgar Pass (3163 meters above sea level)
  • Only professional skiers climb here since the descent from the pass is too steep
  • Overnight stay in Almaty
  • It is time to check out from the hotel
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own
  • You will be picked up and transferred to Almaty airport approximately 4 hours prior to catching a flight back home with all the sweet memories of the tour
  • Return home with beautiful memories
Hotel Details
  • Docklands Apart Hotel (4-star), Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya Hotel & Congress Center (4-star) in St. Petersburg, or similar
  • Radisson Blu Belorusskaya (4-star), Azimut Moscow Olympic (4-star), Hotel Novotel Moscow Centre (4-star) in Moscow, or similar
  • Kazakhstan Hotel (4-star) in Almaty, or similar
Inclusions
  • 03 nights accommodation in St. Petersburg
  • 02 nights accommodation in Moscow
  • 02 nights accommodation in Almaty
  • Daily breakfast
  • High-speed Sapsan train tickets St Petersburg - Moscow (economy class)
  • Transfer: Saint Petersburg airport to Saint Petersburg hotel
  • Transfer: Saint Petersburg hotel to Saint Petersburg station
  • Transfer: Moscow station to Moscow hotel
  • Transfer: Moscow hotel to Moscow airport
  • Transfer: Almaty airport to Almaty hotel
  • Transfer: Almaty hotel to Almaty airport
  • City tour in Saint Petersburg
  • The Hermitage Museum - a tour of the Main Museum Complex in Saint Petersburg
  • City tour and Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
  • Walking tour: Moscow Metro and Arbat Street in Moscow
  • Walking tour: The Kremlin (Territory and Cathedrals) in Moscow
  • City tour in Almaty
  • Shymbulak Ski tour in Almaty
  • All tours & transfers on a private basis
  • Almaty Visa
  • Russia Visa
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance and other travel duties
  • Porterage and tips, mineral water, laundry, telephone or any other expense personal in nature personal insurance
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program including to the cultural show
  • Lunch & dinner or any meal not mentioned on the above program during the tour
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above porterage at hotels and airports
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc.
  • GST 5% not included in the package

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Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar etc., are not included

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