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Luxury Honeymoon in St Petersburg and Moscow
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Christmas and New Year have always been the most romantic time of the year to say I DO. If you just got engaged, there is no time to waste! Preparing a perfect wedding takes time, but the best part of it, is planning the Honeymoon! For art lovers, foodies, and hotel connoisseurs, Moscow and St Petersburg have just as much to offer honeymooners as tried-and-true romantic destinations like Paris, Venice, and Rome.
Why Russia should be on your wedding planning checklist?
*Feel like royalty and stay in the most luxurious historic hotels: Four Seasons Lion Palace in St Petersburg and Four Seasons Moscow
*See the cities from a different perspective on Moskva and Neva river boat tours
*Experience the most unusual tour in St Petersburg: the rooftops tour! Though it requires not being scared of heights, it offers to go through hidden places to reach the roofs, from which the panoramic view of the city’s skyline is truly breath-taking.
*See a ballet performance Mikhailovsky theatre: one of the hidden gems of St Petersburg
*Add the photographer services for a truly memorable Honeymoon session!
Day 1, Moscow
On arrival in Moscow you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. The higlights of your first day in Russia will be: "Bread and salt welcome ceremony" - the welcome-ceremony of the guests or newly married.This tradition appeared centuries ago, and had a sacred meaning: the bread symbolized wealth and prosperity, while salt protected against hostile forces and spells. And still this is a gesture of deep respect and establishing a trusting relationship with the guest; and River Cruise on the Radisson ice-breaker with dinner. This trip is a great opportunity to admire the panoramic view of Moscow from the spacious open air observation deck of luxurious Radisson boat. During this 2,5 hours journey down the Moskva river you will discover all the main attractions of the city: Kremlin, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Church of Christ the Savior, Novodevichy Convent, Novospassky Monastery, monument to Peter the Great, and much more! A competent crew may offer you some refined food while listening to the history of the city. Due to constructional features, speed performance and equipment the yachts provide comfortable walking all year round, even during the cold snowy winter. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2, Moscow
Your first full day in Russia's capital will start with the Kremlin tour and Red Square. The New York Times once wrote: “Few places in the world possess the historic resonance of the Kremlin on the Red Square”. Even if you have seen this place and its landmarks dozens of times, it will be a breathtaking experience to see it in real life. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73,000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, St Basil’s Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Historical Museum. Visiting this mystical and historical heart of Russia with a professional guide will make your tour fascinating. He will tell you stories about a plaza on which Russia military parade takes place, and bring you all around this magical place to discover it from different but stunning points of views.
After lunch at the local restaurant you will visit Kolomenskoe.The Estate Kolomenskoe is the former residence of Moscow dukes and Russian tsars. It is situated on the picturesque high bank of the Moskva River. There, in calm natural environment you can enjoy the stunning views of the river. This museum-reserve comprises the wonderful Church of the Ascension, the restored wooden luxurious country residence of the Tsar’s as well as several monuments of the 16th and 17th centuries whose construction had a huge influence on Russian architecture. In 1994 Kolomenskoe entered the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now a favorite venue for the festivals and shows featuring scenes from Russian history. Dinner at Turandot restaurant, overnight at the hotel.
Day 3, Moscow - St Petersburg
After breakfast at the hotel and check out, transfer to the railway station. We are going to St Petersburg on Sapsan Train(business class). On arrival to St Petersburg you will be met by a driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in and dinner at the hotel, free time in St Petersburg. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4, St Petersburg
After breakfast at your hotel, meet with your guide and enjoy, probably the most romantic way to move around the city, ride on the carriage. Today is all about memorable experiences, your next adventure is a Rooftop tour. Off the beaten tracks, the excursion to the roofs of St Petersburg is an unforgettable and unusual experience. Though it requires not being scared of heights, it offers to go through hidden places to reach the roofs, from which the panoramic view of the city’s skyline is truly breathtaking.
Cruise by Neva river and canals. Saint-Petersburg is aptly called “North Venice”: a boat tour on its rivers and canals is an absolute must-do there. Breathtaking views from the water and bridges over the city architecture are really worth seeing. During this tour you will see all the main points of interest of SaintPetersburg from water and hear the stories about its most famous bridges such as Anichkov bridge and Bridge with Golden Gryphons. You will travel along the canals and see such jewels of the city as St. Isaac Cathedral, The Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and other places than will mesmerize you and make your visit to the city unforgettable. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, St Petersburg
You will start the day with a tour to 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. It is hard to believe that almost everything inside the palace is a result of a careful restoration, which has been finished just 8 years ago. 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 during World War II. Today tourists from all over the world come to the Pushkin to see the marvelous park and the Catherine’s Palace, definitely one of the most impressive highlight of every visit to Saint Petersburg. After lunch at Podvorye restaurand, enjoy picturesque views while riding troyka at the Pavlovsk park.
Next stop is St Isaac's Cathedral - one of the largest churches in Saint-Petersburg. Its construction took 40 years, and today it remains one of the most impressive buildings in the city center. Inside the cathedral, which also holds services, you may visit an exhibition telling the incredible story of its construction, represented with the authentic historical documents, plans and models. Finally, you should climb atop the cathedral’s colonnade in order to discover one of the best panoramic views of the city! No doubt you will be impressed. Dinner at Nikolaevsky Palace with folk show. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6, St Petersburg
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transfered to Peterhof. Located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 34 kilometers from St.Petersburg, spectacular Peterhof attracts thousands of tourists with its parks, palaces and, mainly, fountains. Among the suburban parks, Peterhof is probably the most famous for its fountains and is thus frequently compared to Versailles. ‘The Samson’ of the Grand Cascade is the most powerful and magnificent one and thus has been made a symbol of the park. As a former residence of the Emperors, Peterhof is also the home of several palaces with the Grand Palace as its main landmark. It had been destroyed by the Nazis and then carefully restored as to exhibit the splendor of the Royal way of life. You will see the halls, brightly decorated with gold, marble and numerous mirrors. The beauty of Peterhof, its marvelous fountains and palaces has left nobody indifferent, and you will probably be no exception. Lunch and Dinner at the local restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7, St Petersburg
This morning you will explore the beautiful Hermitage. It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint-Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – Hermitage and its General Staff. The collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and other famous artists. 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. Lunch at the local restaurant.
Mikhailovsky theatre (ballet). This theatre could go unnoticed from the architectural line of its neighborhood, but this discretion does not predict at all what you will see inside. Created in 1833, it was used during Imperial scenes. Soon after the Revolution, it became a more avant-garde scene, a kind of "laboratory of Soviet opera" for young composers like Shostakovich. Nowadays, its red lavish interiors host the popular repertoire of ballet and opera of the 19th century. Dinner at the local restaurant, overnight at the hotel.
Day 8, St Petersburg
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home as you wave goodbye to Russia, until next time!
If you would like to extend your travel and see the Novodecichy Convent in Moscow or Church of Saviour on Blood in St. Petersburg; visit a theatre or just spend more time independently exploring the city, please let us know and we will arrange it for you! For more excursions click here.
Luxury Honeymoon, Moscow (2 nights) - St Petersburg (5 nights)
Departure Dates, 2020
/Price per person
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow 5* Moscow or similar and
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace 5* St Petersburg or similar
|Middle Season||6425.57 £|
|High Season||7103.94 £|
|Photographer in Moscow (8 hours)||753.26 £|
|Photographer in St Petersburg (8 hours)||564.95 £|
|Make up artist and hairdresser in Moscow||117.7 £|
|Make up artist and hairdresser in St Petersburg||117.7 £|
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Included in price:
• 5 nights in chosen hotel in St Petersburg
• 2 nights in chosen hotel in Moscow
• Sapsan Train Moscow - Saint Petersburg (business class)
• Meals as per program
• Transport services as per program
• English-speaking guide services as per program
• Entrance fee as per program
• Full visa support
• Travel Insurance
• International flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate