MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG GOURMET TOUR

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MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG GOURMET TOUR

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Cinderella Travel is pleased to offer an exciting 9-day cultural and gastronomic tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Explore all  the riches of Russia has to offer. Enjoy VIP tours of historical sights, a performance of Russia’s legendary ballet, and amazing meals at 5-star and Michelin rated restaurants. Join us for an unforgettable Russian experience that you will remember for a lifetime!

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Moscow

Arrive in Moscow. Our representative will greet you and transfer you via luxury vehicle to your hotel.
Relax after your overseas flight. Our staff will provide you with recommendations for the best shopping and restaurants near your hotel.

Day 2Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will set off on a private guided tour that includes:
Old and New Moscow – A journey through the history of Moscow. Tour the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, considered a masterpiece of Orthodox art. Kitai Town, GUM, the Vorobyev Hills, Moscow University, Olympic Sport Complex and Luzhniki Stadium. Stroll through Victory Park and visit the Bolshoi Theater, the Novodevichy Convent and Moscow White House.
Enjoy lunch in a popular café in Moscow.
After lunch, we will visit one of the oldest food markets in Moscow, The Eliseevsky Gastronom. originally the home of the Secretary of State for Catherine The Great. Take in the unique architecture and design of the store while learning about the products and ingredients that form the basis of Russian cuisine.
This evening enjoy dinner at one of Moscow’s finest restaurants, Café Pushkin.

Day 3Kremlin

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast we are off to visit the Kremlin – As you step onto this iconic landmark, be transported through history from Imperial Russia to today’s modern country. The Kremlin’s tower-studded, walled complex of domed cathedrals and palaces, dates to 1156 but occupies a site used for far longer, was the religious center of the Russian Orthodox Church and also the residence of the tsars. Lenin’s tomb lies along the Kremlin side of Red Square. The former leader’s embalmed body has been on view inside since 1924.
Following your tour of the Kremlin, we’ll have lunch at an authentic Russian-style restaurant.
In the afternoon, walk one of the most beloved pedestrian streets in Moscow, the Old Arbat, filled with souvenir shops and street musicians. Finish the walking tour with a ride on the famous Moscow Metro, the most luxurious example of public transportation in the world, as we head back to the hotel.
Tonight, enjoy dinner at Turandot, renowned for its Pan-Asian and European cuisine prepared by world famous chef, Dmitry Eremeev.

Day 4Moscow. Culinary experience

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today enjoy a unique culinary experience. A hands-on cooking class focusing on traditional Russian dishes, ingredients, and cooking methods. After which, you’ll savor the food you prepared for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.
In the evening, dine at the popular Grand Café Dr. Zhivago.
Optional evening tours:
Russian National SPA – Banya Sanduny
Tour and Ballet at the Bolshoi Theater.

Day 5Trip to St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll travel to the Leningradsky station to board the high speed Sapsan Train for our trip to St. Petersburg
When we arrive in St. Petersburg, our representative will transfer you to our hotel.
After a short rest, we will start our private guided city tour.
The city was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and was named the Northern Palmira or the Northern Venice. We will tour The Nevsky Prospect, the Winter Palace, Admiralteystvo, the Hermitage, St. Isaac Cathedral , the Summer Garden and the Statue of the Great Catherine, Peter and Paul Fortress and many other amazing sights.
We will also visit one of the oldest Russian food markets, the Eliseyev Emporium.
To enjoy the variety of modern Russian cuisine we will dine at the Galitsyn Loft.

Day 6Winter Palace and The Hermitage

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, enjoy a spectacular private guided tour of the Winter Palace and The Hermitage. The Winter Palace, one of the grandest palaces in history, was the official home of the Russian Emperors. The Hermitage houses one of the most important art collections in the world. See works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rodin, Monet, Matisse, Faberge, and many others.
Following the tour, we’ll have lunch at the Literaturnoe Café, one of the oldest cafes in St. Petersburg and where Alexander Pushkin, the famous 19th century poet wrote his poetry.
Explore St. Petersburg on your own this evening. Walk through Nevsky Prospect to visit souvenirs shops or enjoy the famous ballet at the Mariinsky Theater.

Day 7Peterhof

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, we will board a boat and go along the Gulf of Finland to Peterhof. One of St. Petersburg’s most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as “the Russian Versailles”
Versailles was the inspiration for Peter the Great’s desire to build an imperial palace in the suburbs of his new city and, after an aborted attempt at Strelna, Peterhof – which means “Peter’s Court” in German – became the site for the Tsar’s Monplaisir Palace, and then of the original Grand Palace. The estate was equally popular with Peter’s daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who ordered the expansion of the Grand Palace and greatly extended the park and the famous system of fountains, including the truly spectacular Grand Cascade.
Tonight, we will experience Soviet-style dining at the Kvartirka Soviet Café. Kvartirka has been designed to evoke the atmosphere of a typical Soviet home; the space has been decorated with genuine Soviet furniture, right down to the Soviet newspapers, with a traditional menu to match.
Optional evening tour: Visit the Mikhaylovskiy Theater.

Day 8Tsarskoye Selo

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we will explore Pushkin town, famed for the Tsarskoye Selo complex of parks and palaces, once home to the Romanov imperial family.The Baroque-style Catherine Palace, containing ornate staterooms, stands within the landscaped gardens of Catherine Park. Neighboring Alexander Park, featuring decorative bridges and a cemetery for royal horses, is home to colonnaded, 18th-century Alexander Palace. The Catherine Palace’s Amber room was completely restored and is one of the most impressive pieces of artwork in the world.
We’ll also visit Rubinshtein Street, one of the city’s main restaurant destinations in central St. Petersburg, Rubinstein Street, has seen a fresh wave of dining establishments within the last year and a half. With great food and elegant, whimsical interiors, these new spots make the most of the city’s beautiful Old-World architectural spaces, drawing a hip, creative-class crowd.
Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at the Mansarda Restaurant, overlooking Kazan Cathedral.

Day 9Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Bye St. Petersburg, bye Moscow.

Information

What is included at  Luxury  Cultural and Gastronomic tour of Russia:

  • Luxurious Accommodations at 4* or 5 * Hotels 
  • Private Transportation
  • One way RailRoad ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg (Coach class. Upgrade is available)
  • Private Tours with experienced local English-speaking tour guides
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Delicious regional cuisines

 

What is not included:

  • Airtickets
  • Insurance
  • Optional Tours – tickets to the Bolshoi or Mariinski Theaters, Russian SPA 
  • Tips

 

 

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