MOSCOW and NOVGOROD VELIKY
15.-19.06. ja 17.-21.08.2006
If St. Petersburg is the crown of Russia then Moscow is the heart of it. It is a city where you will meet the most grandest, presentable and expensive things in whole Russia. And Gospodin VelikyNovgorod will make the emotion even higher.
HIGHLIGHTS: Moscow’s traffic, city pace, Red Square, Kremlin, new City, change of guards in the Alexander’s Park next to the eternal flame, Basilius cathedral. Novgorod’s historic scent and ancient churches.
Day 1: Departure from Tallinn (in front of the Estonia Theatre parking lot at 05.00). We cross the Russian border at Koidula. Stop at Pskov to have a lunch (included). Then we continue to Novgorod. City sightseeing tour: Kremlin (Detinets), Sophia church, monument to the 1000-year old Russia, Yaroslav courtyard, one of the most important rivers of Old Russia – Volhov. Accommodation to the Hotel Sadko**, rooms for 2 with all the comforts (bath, TV, phone). Hotel has a restaurant.
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Right after we leave for Moscow with stops on the route: coffee stop in Valday, lunchbreak in Torshok where they sell good, safe and cheap food. Right after arriving to Moscow we’ll start with a bus tour of the city and make some stops such as at Sparrow Hills. Accommodation to a big hotel Izmailovo*** (accommodates 10 000 people). Twin rooms with all the comforts and buffet breakfast included.
Day 3: Breakfast. Sightseeing tour in the most important places of Moscow: Red Square and Manege Square, visit of Lenin’s mausleum, we watch the change of guard in Alexander’s Park and visit the ancient and legendary Kremlin with it Tzar Bell, Tzar Cannon, Presidential and government residences, see the churches and cathedrals of Archangel, Assumption and Annunciation. We will also visit the residence and offices of Moscow Patriarch – entrance tickets not included. After that we’ll have a lunch break and in the evening we’ll walk on the Old and New Arbat. Night at the same hotel.
Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to visit museums and monuments according to your interests and pace. Night at the same hotel.
Day 5: Breakfast, after which we’ll leave Moscow for home. Plenty of stops on the route. Last stop in Russia will be in Pskov. Arrive back home late at night.
PRICE 3300 EEK
Price includes: comfortable tour bus with toilet, TV, air conditioning, hot water, tea and coffee provided, all accommodations and breakfasts, above mentioned sightseeing tours in Estonian or translated to Estonian. Possibility of ordering an English guide.
Price does not include: Russian visa (which we will help to get), health insurance, tickets of museums and other places of visit.