Greece with Russia Combo

Russia, Greece
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Covering : Moscow, St. Petersburg, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini.

12 DAYS TOUR INCLUDES:
• 2 nights hotel in Moscow
• 3 nights hotel in St. Petersburg
• 3 Nights hotel in Athens
• 2 Nights hotel in Mykonos
• 2 nights hotel in Santorini
• Daily buffet Breakfast
• 4* hotels accommodation
• Return airport – Hotel – Airport transfers
• Return Airfare on Aero Flot with taxes
• Guided Moscow City tour(03hrs)
• Moscow Arbat Street and Metro tour with Kremlin Territory and Cathedrals Tour
• Guided St. Petersburg city Tour (3hrs)
• Guided Peter and Paul Fortress tour (3hrs)
• Guided The Hermitage Tour (5hrs)
• Guided Half Day City Tour in Athens
• Athens- Mykonos- Santorini by Ferry
• All entrance fees included as per itinerary
• Professional English – speaking tour guide
• Russia and Greece Visa
*Above cost is per person on twin sharing basis on minimum 06 and more adults traveling together.

Day 1 Moscow
Arrival at Moscow airport and Transfer without guide. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 Moscow
10:00 Breakfast at Hotel
Proceed for City sightseeing tour.
• Red Square, enjoy a unique architectural ensemble of the 4th largest square in the world, the Cathedrals of St. Basil and Our Lady of Kazan, the biggest History Museum of Russia, the Trading Arcades of GUM, Lenin’s tomb and necropolis.
• Aleksandrovsy Garden.
• St. Sofia’s Embankment, photo stop with a splendid panoramic view of the Kremlin.
• The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Russia’s spiritual revival.
• New Maiden Convent, a fortress and monastic ensemble of the 16th century, a world-famous cemetery.
• Moscow State University campus a panorama platform on Vorobiovy (Sparrow) Hills.
• The White House of the Russian Federation, a landmark of post-reformed Russia.
• Moscow’s boulevards, a historical and cultural centre of Moscow with its museums, theatres and memorial places.
• Theatre square, the world famous Bolshoi

Tour of Kremlin Territory . After that visit to Arbat Street
• Cathedral Square, a breathtaking architectural ensemble of the 15th – 17th centuries, where the life of Russian grand princes and tsar started and ended, the Annunciation Cathedral where they were baptised the Assumption Cathedral where they were crowned and the Archangel Michael Cathedral where they were buried.
• Tsar’s bell and Tsar Cannon, stunning examples of casting of the 16th – 18th centuries.
• The Grand Kremlin Palace, from the imperial residence to the Russian President’s gala reception quarters.
• Political and governmental buildings of the Kremlin, the Senate, the Palace of Congresses, the Arsenal.
• Kremlin walls and towers, a unique fortress of middle Ages’ Russia.
• Bell Tower

Metro Tour Walking tour along Arbat – a small street (850 m long) right in the centre of Moscow. Some remarkable places are worth seeing in Arbat. House of Andrei Bely that singer of Moscow and the Arbat, a brilliant poet of Silver Age.
Nearly at Bolshoy Nicolopeskovsky Lane you will visit a house of wonderful Russian composer, pianist, poet and philosopher Alexander Skryabin. Now it is state museum of the composer with unique collection of recordings of concerts performed by Skryabin. Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 Moscow – St. Petersburg
09:00 Breakfast at Hotel
Train to Spb 13.30-18.00 or 16.30-20.45 In Spb arrival transfer. (Train Tickets are not included in package) Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 St. Petersburg
10:00 After breakfast at Hotel
City sightseeing tour: A tour with photo shops, Peter and Paul’s Fortress.
St. Petersburg City Tour
• Join us on a 3-hour coaching tour of a city, rightfully described as «Northern Venice» or «Pearl of the Baltic»;
• Drive along the «Great Perspective» world famous today as Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century, trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals and churches as its backdrop, enjoy this 4.5 km long thoroughfare cut through woods and marshes from the Admiralty with the city’s symbol (2 ship) on top of its gilded spire to the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky, one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried;
• Stop over at an excellent picture opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva’s embankments, by the city’s Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum and the fortress of St.Peter and Paul – the cradle of Russia’s new capital, the first public museum of the country – the Chamber of Curiosities, founded by Peter the Great and the 4th world’s largest domed structures – St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman» unveiled in Senate Square.
• Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural environment of linden trees and ponds with ducks and swans, all surrounded by cast iron fence whose beauty is frequently described as every kilo of cast iron being worth a kilo of gold;
• Stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame lit in the center of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars, take pictures of the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood at its background, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox architecture built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated;
• Drive through the Square of Arts which is a perfect classical ensemble of the city;
• Stop to enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world – the Palace Square with the Alexander Column at its center being the world’s biggest free-standing architectural monument, nearly 50 meters high to the top of the cross and over 600 tons in weight, the Alexander Column has become surprisingly harmonious element of the Palace Square together with the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building on its one side and the Winter Palace complex on another;
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 St. Petersburg

1000 After breakfast at Hotel
State Hermitage Museum Tour
Tour of the world’s largest museum complexes, consisting of 5 buildings. The Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old or Grand Hermitage, the Hermitage Theatre and the New Hermitage;
• Marvel at its striking collection both for its unprecedented artistic value and its size, when a visitor needs over 9 years to stop for a minute in front of its each exhibit;
• Enjoy a unique opportunity to appreciate a very special charm and grandeur of royal living apartments and the treasures of world arts, be it the world’s largest malachite vase or 25 Rembrandts in one hall;
• Seek a professional help of a guide when you face 3 million exhibits in 400 halls and 20 km (14.5 miles) walk ahead if you decide to visit them all;
• Remember, it is a museum of superlatives at every step, whether you find yourself at displays of primitive, oriental, Russian art, or West European art from the 16th to 20th centuries;
• If you think you no longer have the capacity to be amazed, remember the final floor of the Hermitage, with its outstanding collection of impressionists and post-impressionists to take your breath away.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 St. Petersburg – Moscow – Athens

After breakfast departure Transfer without guide.

Arrival Athens
Upon arrival at the Athens International Airport you will be met by local English speaking assistant, who will assist you with transportation to your hotel, provide information, deliver all the vouchers and detailed program.

Day 7
Breakfast at hotel – Half Day city tour with Acropolis and Museum
(SIC – Daily service – except Mondays. Dep. 08.45 – Ret. 13.30)
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and start the half-day tour to Athens. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Presidential residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Return to the hotel for a free afternoon. Accommodation in Athens. NB Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum the order of the program can be changed.

Day 8
Breakfast at hotel.
Free day at leisure for shopping, individual activities
OR
Opt for a Full day tour to Delphi or Mycenae/Epidaurus, an Athens by night or an One day 3island cruise.

Day 9 Athens – Mykonos
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Piraeus port for your ferry embarkation to Mykonos Island. Mykonos sits amidst the Aegean Sea like a unique jewell handcrafted by time, the Greek sun and an anonymous local craftsman. All that can be said or written about Mykonos would be just too little. For centuries Mykonos existed under the shade of the religious centre of Delos and it had to wait until the 20th century to reach its international status and win a place on the world tourist map. Mykonos, famously called ‘the island of the winds’ due to the constant wind that blows, is the most popular and cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades and considered as one the most famous islands of the world. The sunlight of Mykonos from its first sunshine of dawn all the way to its last of the sunset is astonishing and supplements an atmosphere of images that seem to have sprung out of a painting. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free in order to explore the island.
Accommodation in Mykonos.

Day 10 Mykonos
Breakfast at hotel.
Free day at leisure for shopping or individual activities.
Accommodation in Mykonos.

Day 11 Mykonos – Santorini
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the port of Mykonos for your ferry trip to Santorini Island. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold streaking the sky … this is Santorini island … Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing can quite describe … the unsurpassed magic of Santorini. This tiny Greek island in the Aegean sea, rich in history & steeped in myth, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster. Once famous for its seafaring captains & thriving trade from Russia towards England, France & Italy, & even further back in time the biblical volcanic catastrophe of 1500 BC, today Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend in order to explore the island and admire the breathtaking view.
Accommodation in Santorini.

Day 12 Santorini
Breakfast at hotel.
Free day at leisure for shopping or individual activities.
Accommodation in Santorini.

Day 13 Santorini-Departure
Breakfast at hotel.
Today you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Athens, and then back home – or extend your stay in Greece. Be sure to leave full of wonderful memories, having found a new and comfortable home in Greece.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

(Validity 01st Nov 2017 – 31st March 2018)

• Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions.
• Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses.
• Expenses of personal nature, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc.
• Surcharges applicable during Conventions, Special Events and Trade fair, New Year Peak Season.
• Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions.
• Any increase in the cost that may come into force prior to the departure date including change in price owing to fluctuation in the rate of exchange.
• Water sports can be practiced at own expense.
• 5 % Govt. Service Tax on Total Package cost.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
• The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
• To proceed with the booking Deposit of Rs.50,000/- per person.
• Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
• Check in / check out timings is 14.00 hrs. and 12.00 noon.
• Early check in and late check out will be subject to availability and at discretion of the hotel.
• Above is just a quotation. Rooms and rates will be subject to availability at the time of doing confirmed booking.
• At this stage we are not holding any reservations, All the services are subject to availability in the above lowest possible spl quote and is subject to change at the time of final booking only upon getting your green signal to book.
• We reserve the right to revise the costing in the event of increases in tax, service charges, fuel costs and other such events beyond our control. Prices are subject to change during large conferences and other major events.
• The above price has been budgeted in EUR1 = INR 70.00, the difference will be collected as per the rates of exchange applicable on the day of the full & final payments.