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Welcome to your Southern Travels Best of Russia tour. On arrival in Moscow, you will be met by your Southern Travel tour Manager will welcome you and take you to your hotel at Moscow. Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a European country located in Eastern Europe with a vast expanse of territory that stretches across Northern Asia. Russia covers 1/8 of the planet’s land area. Its area of 17 million square km (or 6.5 million square miles) is nearly double the size of the second largest country, Canada. The USA is in the third place. The territory of Russia lies both in Europe and Asia, making it transcontinental. With such a giant land area, Russia has diverse climate zones from subtropics to permanent frosting. Night Stay in Moscow.
Today we visit Red Square – the central square of Moscow, followed by a photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Tomb. Later we enjoy the city orientation tour which includes Kremlin Walls, Tzar's Bell, Tzar's Cannon, Cathedral Square, Bolshoi Theatre from outside, the famous Palace of Congresses and Armory Chamber of the Russian Tzar and a small journey by metro train to see the three marvellous railway stations of Moscow. Then we enjoy the Great Russian Circus. Night Stay in Moscow
Today we visit Tretyakov State Gallery - one of the world's largest museums, a treasure house of old Russian art from the 11th century till date. The gallery bears the name of its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, who presented his collection to the city of Moscow in 1892. Now the museum holds more than 50,000 works of paintings, art and sculpture. Later we proceed to St. Petersburg Night Stay in St. Petersburg.
Today we visit the Hermitage Museum – one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaacs Cathedral, enjoy a photo stop at the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and Statue of Peter the Great. Later we enjoy souvenir shopping, today evening, we enjoy the Russian Ballet show. Night Stay in St. Petersburg.
Today we enjoy the scenic Neva River Boat Ride and then visit Catherine Palace – the summer residence of Russian Tsars at Pushkin. In the evening we enjoy the Russian Folklore show. Night Stay in St. Petersburg.
We drive you to the airport for your flight back to home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.