Imperial Russia

DAY 1 MADRID- MOSCOW Meeting in Madrid-Barajas Airport at the scheduled time with destination for Moscow. Arrival in Moscow. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 MOSCOW Breakfast. Morning panoramic tour of the city situated on the banks of the Moskva River, with its grand avenues and parks, Lomonosov University, Red Square in which is found the Cathedral of Saint Basil, famous for its Byzantine domes, etc. Lunch. Afternoon tour of the Metro and Free time to stroll through Red Square and to continue admiring its grandiosity. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 MOSCOW – Excursion to Sergiyev Posad Breakfast. Excursion to Sergiyev Posad, site of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity and Saint Sergius, Historic Architectural Grouping from the 15th to the 19th centuries, spiritual center of the Orthodx religion. Lunch. Return to Moscow. Tour of Victory Park and Free time to stroll through the pedestrian street Arbat, site of the famous market of typical Russian crafts. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 MOSCOW – SAINT PETERSBURG Breakfast. Morning tour of the Church of the Savior and then, tour of the Kremlin, heart of Russia. Here are found the Council of Ministers, the Tsar Cannon, the Zarina Bell and the Cathedrals of Saint Gabriel, the Annunciation and the Adoration, visiting all three. Lunch. Transfer to the train station to leave on the rapid train to Saint Petersburg. Arrival in Saint Petersburg. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 SAINT PETERSBURG Breakfast on board. Arrival in Saint Petersburg, constructed by the mythical Czar Peter I “The Great.” Morning panoramic tour of this lovely city seated on the banks of the Neva River, over 40 islands and crossed by more than 400 bridges. We will stroll along Nevski AVenue, the most important street in this city, Dvorzovaya Square, site of the winter palace, etc. Tour of the Hermitage Museum. Lunch. Afternoon tour of the Fortress of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, that along with its Church, is the first building of the city that Czar Peter I ordered to be constructed. Free time to continue strolling through and discovering this beautiful city. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 SAINT PETERSBURG – Excursion a Pushkin and Paulovsk Breakfast. Full day Excursion to Pushkin, called the “Village of the Czars,” tour of the beautiful Catherine Palace by Rastrelli and the park. Lunch. We will continue to Paulovsk Palace, with its English-style park, where we can enjoy the surrounding area, contemplating the Temple of Friendship, the Monument to the Parents, the Little Milkhouse, the Rose Pavillion, the White Birch Arbor and the Valley of the Ponds. Return to Saint Petersburg. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 SAINT PETERSBURG Breakfast. This day we will take a tour of Peterhof Palace, the palace as well as the fountains. Lunch. Afternoon tour of the Cathedral of Saint Isaac, one of the largest cathedrals in the world and the Church of the Shed Blood. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 SAINT PETERSBURG – MOSCOW – MADRID Breakfast. Transfer to the airport destined for Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP