HermitageMoscow cityPeter and Paul Fortress


9-Days - Magic of Russia in search of the Northern Lights in Winter

Hong Kong ~ via Moscow ~ St. Petersburg ~ Murmansk ~ Moscow ~ Hong Kong

Day 01 Hong Kong ~ Mowscow ~ St. Petersburg
Hong Kong ~ Moscow SU 213 1155/1715 hrs
Moscow ~ St. Petersburg SU 26 1845/2010 hrs

Arrival at St. Petersburg and transfer to your hotel stay.

Hotel stay in St. Petersburg

Day 02 Saint Petersburg

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Panormic City tour of St. Petersburg

During the tour, you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city's rich history and orgiinal architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to tatke fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Issac Cathedral, Peter and Parul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Today the Peter and Paul frotress is home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of Saint-Petersburg's foundation and growth. Here you may visit the main museums like the Peter and Paul cathedral - the tallest building in the city centre and the burial place of members of the imperial family - the Grand Ducan Mausoleum, the Boat House, the Artillery Armory, the Mint, Engineering and Commandant's house, guardhouse and many others. The fortress also used to be a political prison as you may see during a visit to its casemates, in the XIX in became the main political prison of Russia.

Lunch to be served at local restaurant.

Excursion to Hermitage Winter Palace (Main Collection)

It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide - the State Hermitage and its General Staff. The collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the painting of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and other famous artists; however the collectios of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed as well. The majestic yellow building across the Winter Palace used to be the head of several ministries of the Russian Empire, hence its name. After its recent renovation, the western wing was chosen to display the Russian and European decorative art, paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as contemporary art of from the Hermitage collection.

Hotel stay in Saint Petersburg

Day 03 Saint Petersburg

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Pushkin (palace and park)

The Summer Palace is the heart of Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village) - one of the most picturesque parks among the former residences of the Russian Emperors. Here you may feel the atmosphere of the Royal way of life in its entire magnificence. Nowadays the legendary Amber Room, where this precious resin covered the walls in a magnificent and shining style, as well as the radiant interiors have finally regained their former splendor after they suffered from severe damages durin World War II.

Lunch to be served at local restaurant.

Pavlovsk (Paace and park)

The former residence of the Emperior Paul I and one of the largest English gardens in Europe is located within 3km from Pushkin. Here you may visit the classical style Emperor's palace built on the edge of 18-19 centuries, and walk over the beautiful parks. The whole ensemble is included in UNESCO World's Heritage list. The park is divided by 7 different zones with carefully ornamented pavilions in every one of them. Together with Pavlovsk palace you may enjoy the visit to church of Peter and Paul and walk over the monument of Pavel and First, whose statue greets the visitors near the entrance to the ensemble.

Hotel stay in Saint Petersburg.

Day 04 Saint Petersburg ~ Murmansk

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to airprot for departure.

Saint Petersburg - Murmansk SU 6343 0835/1030 hrs

Arrival at Murmansk and transfer to hotel for stay.

Enjoy lucnh at hotel.

Hotel stay in Murmansk,

Day 05 Murmansk

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

City tour of Murmansk

Murmansk - the biggest city at the north of the Artic Circle. Despite of its young age, it holds many attractions that can surprise every tourist. During our sightseeing tour we will visit the Icebreaker "Lenin" - the world's first surface ship with nuclear engine and one of the brightest symbols of the Soviet era. Here you will enjoy the view of the city from the captain's cabin, come down to the engine room and see a real nuclear reactor.

Then we will move to the area of "5 corners", the central square of the city. We will continue our journey at the Memorial to the unknown soldier, popularly referred to as "the Monument Alyosha", visit the monument "Waiting" and the Memorial to the sailors who died in peacetime.

Norhtern Lights hunting.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

Dinner at hotel.

Hotel stay in Murmansk

Day 06 Murmansk ~ Moscow

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to airport for departure.

Murmansk - Moscow SU 1321 1310/1530 hrs

Upon arrival at Moscow airport, you will be met by our local guide.

Izmailovo Market

Located only 5 metro stations away from the centre of Moscow, Izmailovo is an incredible place with amazing architecture and welcoming atmosphere of real Russian compound. Among the authentic buildings you will see the museum, studios, markets and a lot of possibilities for entertainment. It is a perfect place for tourist looking for souvenirs and authenic Russian objects like stamps, chapkas, traditional clothes, army surplus etc. The entrance of this flea market is free and the prices of matryoshkas and others souvenirs are lower than downtown.

Araab Street Walk

Arab Street is one of the oldest surviving street in Moscow. Originally the street was a part of an important trade route and was home to a large number of craftsmen. In the 18th century, Arbat became one of the most prestigious living areas in Moscow and then a place for the intelligentsia and artists to live. During the USSR, it was a place where youn people held meetings and protests. The street nowadays reflects this eventful history as it fetures elegant buildings, a museum in the house of famous Russian poet Pushin, a lot of nice shops, cafes and restaurants, an entire wall dedicated to the pioneers of Russian rock and the impressive building of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. You must absolutely have a walk in this one kilometer long bustling and vivid street in the vary heart of Moscow.

Hotel stay in Moscow.

Day 07 Moscow

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Excursion to Kremliln 克里姆林宮(Territory and Cathedrals)

Visit one of the most well-known sights of Moscow - the Kremlin with its 19 towers and red brick walls. It was rebuilt several times after since its construction in 1156 by order of Pricne Yuri Dolgoruky as a wooden fortress. Today's Kremlin was built during the 15th century by Italian architects after the seat of the Orthodox Church had been moved to Moscow. The rebuilding of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

City tour of Moscow

Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and represents a unique set of old archtiecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. If you want to know more about the history of the Russian capital, you need to take this City Tour! In only a few hours, you will have a glmipse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, teh Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Christ-the-Saviour Cathedral, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonossov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to European's biggest city.

Hotel stay in Moscow.

Day 08 Moscow/Hong Kong

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to airport for departure.

Moscow/Hong Kong SU 212 1935/*1005 hrs

Day 09 Arrival at Hong Kong

10:05 hrs arrival at Hong Kong

Have a nice holidays!

Remarks :
Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned itinerary.  However, due to weather conditions and reasons beyond our control, changes to the itinerary might occur, for which the company accepts no responsibility.

The order of the visits might be changed. However, all visits mentioned in the program will be provided as per inclusions.



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