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RUSSIAN CARNIVAL

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Moscow Bullet Train Journey Hermitage Palace Summer PalaceTsar of Russia Grand Palace,Petrhof Museum of Russian Vodka Nocolas Palace Russian Folk Show St.Petersburg Tour Peter & Paul Fortress Moscow City Tour lenin's Tomb Red Square& St.Basil'sCathedral Moscow underground Metro World War Museum Space Museum of Cosmonautics Moscow River Cruise Moscow Circus show(subject to availability)
Days
6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS
Adult Rate
Adult Rate : USD 900 + Rs.66,000 ( Rs. 1,29,000/- approx.)
Child Rate
Child Rate ( 07 years - 11 years) : USD 650 +Rs.66000 ( Rs. 1,11,500/- approx.) Child Rate ( 02 years - 06 years) : USD 500+Rs.66000
Next Package Dates
APRIL 14, MAY 10
CONTACT: 8129821425

Day 01
COCHIN – MOSCOW


Assemble at Kochi International Airport at 06.50 hrs. Check in starts at 07.15 hrs. After emigration and customs formalities Flight WY 226G depart Muscat at 09.50 hrs. and arrive Muscat International airport at 12.00hrs. Connect Flight WY 181G to Moscow at 14.55hrs and arrive Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow at 19.55 hrs. Welcome to Moscow, Russia. Moscow is the capital and most populous city of the Russian Federation with 12.2 million residents. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world. Upon arrival you will meet your airport assistant and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel or similar in Moscow.


Day 02
MOSCOW CITY TOUR

After breakfast meet guide at the hotel. Proceed to Kremlin and Red square. On arrival in Kremlin you will transfer to Red Square to visit Lenin's Tomb also known as Lenin's Mausoleum, situated in Red Square in the center of Moscow, is a Mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Vladimir Lenin. This is the prime attraction of Russian Tour (Subject to the availability). His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924, with rare exceptions in wartime. Joseph Stalin's embalmed body shared a spot next to Lenin's, from the time of his death in 1953 until October 31, 1961, when Stalin was removed as part of de-Stalinization by Khrushchev and buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis outside the walls of the Kremlin. Here in the Necropolis we can see the tombs of Yuri Gagarin, Suslov, Stalin, Kalinin, Yuri Andropov, Dzerzhinsky, Brezhnev, ……etc.

RED SQUARE AND ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL
Later we enter into Kremlin you will see the five palaces including the palace of Vladimir Putin and the four cathedrals including the world famous St.Basil’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Dormition cathedral where all the Tsars were crowned. The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the Kremlins and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin Towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin. The name Kremlin is often also used as a metonym to refer to the government of the Russian Federation in a similar sense to how the White House in United States.

TSAR BELL & TSAR CANNON

Then visit The Tsar Bell, the Guinness Book of the World record Bell. The Tsar Bell is one of the highlights of Moscow Kremlin ensemble; it's the biggest bell in the world and weighs about 200 tons and a height of 6.14 meters but no one has ever heard its ringing. The bell was broken during a big fire and it was never lifted on a bell tower. Later visit Tsar Cannon, the largest bombard by caliber in the world in Guinness Book of World Records. It is a major tourist attraction in the ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin. The Tsar Cannon is made of bronze and weighs 39.312 tones and has a length of 5.34 m. Its bronze-cast barrel has an internal diameter of 890 mm and an external diameter of 1,200 mm. After the French invasion Napoleon Bonaparte considered removing it to France as a war trophy. The Tsar Cannon is a unique item in the Kremlin’s artillery collection. Later visit the Alexander garden, Triumphal Arch, the White House, New Arbat Street, Arbat Square, Zamoskvorechye, Moscow State University, ……...etc.

MOSCOW METRO TOUR

After lunch you will transfer to Moscow underground Metro Tour. The Moscow Metro, the fourth-largest in the world and largest outside of Asia in terms of passenger numbers, and the busiest in Europe. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich architecture of its 200 stations. It was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The Moscow Metro is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful attraction in Russia Tour. The brainchild of the tsars but finally put into action by Stalin, whose idea to make the city’s metro stations “palaces for the people” has translated into some truly spectacular, subterranean architectural gems. You will have an opportunity to travel in Moscow Underground Metro and we will visit number of beautifully palace like metro stations in Moscow. The Russian metro stations also contains the longest escalators in Europe, of 84 m, 97m and one is 126 meters long and has 740 steps and it is one of the deepest escalators in the world. The ride to the surface takes approximately three minutes. Remember that in Russia each elevator has two “virtual lanes”: you can stand on the right and use the left part of the elevator only for walking and “passing” other people.

WORLD WAR MUSEUM

End of the Moscow Metro tour you will reach in Poklonnaya Gora. Poklonnaya Gora, at 171.5 metres is one of the highest spots in the hill where Napoleon waited in vain to be given the keys to the city when his troops were surrounding Moscow in 1812. Here we visit World War Museum contains the Victory Park with many tanks and other vehicles used in the Second World War on display. The museum features 14,143 square meters of exhibit space for permanent collections. Near the entry to the museum is the Hall of Commanders, which features a decorative "Sword and Shield of Victory" and the Order of Victory, the highest military honor awarded by the Soviet Union. In the center of the museum is the Hall of Glory, a white marble room which features the recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union distinction. Below lies the Hall of Remembrance and Sorrow, which honors Soviet people who died in the war. This room is dimly lit and strings of glass beads hang from the ceiling, symbolizing tears shed for the dead. The upper floors feature numerous exhibits about the war, including dioramas depicting major battles, photographs of wartime activities, weapons and munitions, uniforms, awards, newsreels, letters from the battlefront, and model aircraft. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel or similar in Moscow.

 

Day 03
FULL DAY IN MOSCOW

SPACE MUSEUM OF COSMONAUTICS

After breakfast meet the guide you will visit the prestigious space museum of old USSR. Great museum that shows the Soviet power in the engineering of space travel like NASA of United States. Space Museum or the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, Russia, dedicated to space exploration. It is in the middle of a very nice park with a great monument on top: the rocket of Yuri Gagarin rising up into the air. It is located within the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in the north-east of the city. The museum contains a wide variety of Soviet and Russian space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of flight; astronomy; space exploration; space technology; and space in the arts. Here you will have a tour to inside of a Space Station! However, one part of the museum that is the Brian simulator. According to the Russian tourist board, the museum's collection holds approximately 85,000 different items, primarily from the Soviet period, and receives approximately 300,000 visitors yearly.

MOSCOW RIVER CRUISE
After lunch we take you for Moscow River Cruise to explore the beautiful city from River. It is the most exciting tours to have a boat ride on the Moskva River to see the city embankments and beauties! Enjoy the stunning view of Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Peter the Great Statue, Novospassky monastery as well as numerous bridges and Moscow State University, parks, hotels, industrial constructions, art centers and many, many other interesting features of the city so different at every turn of the river.

MOSCOW CIRCUS SHOW
Evening we take you to Moscow Circus (subject to the availability) It is used for a variety of circuses. The Russian Circus rose to world acclaim during the Soviet period, when acts from many Russian circuses united to tour the United States under the title, “The Moscow Circus”. During this time, the circus, which was already important became an even more prominent piece of culture, and a point of pride. Russian Circus traditions include clowning, juggling, acrobatics, contortion, and animal acts especially bear acts, such as bears who juggle with their feet. Later enjoy a dinner and overnight stay in Moscow. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel or similar in Moscow.

Day 04
MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG

After breakfast you will transfer to Moscow Railway Station to take the Sapsan, the high-speed bullet train to St. Petersburg. The trains started regular service on the Moscow – Saint Petersburg Railway in December 2009, the new High-Speed Line would allow for speeds of up to 350 km/h or 217 mph.

RUSSIAN VODKA TOUR
On arrival and after lunch visit the Museum of Russian Vodka. The typical association of Russia and vodka is known by all. This being said, the museum of vodka in St. Petersburg is a perfect fit for anyone who is interested in vodka. The museum of vodka is located not so far from the Hermitage, and offers a great tour with sampling of vodka with nice snacks. Darling little museum provides the history of vodka in Russia, is made from grain! The museum itself is not very large, but it is an interesting and must-see museum in St. Petersburg. There, one can find different types of flasks, bottles, and methods of making vodka. One is sure to enjoy the tour and museum itself, features several tasty meals.

NICOLAS PALACE & RUSSIAN FOLK SHOW
Evening we take you to Nicolas Palace. Nicholas Palace was one of several Palace in St Petersburg designed by Andreas Stackensneider (1802-65) for the children of Nicholas I of Russia. Here in a cozy and nicely decorated Concert Hall of the Nickolayevsky Palace we will give you more than just an opportunity to see the Russian Folk Show performance. During the hours of this dynamic colorful and pictureous show, you will hear tuneful folk songs- romantic, and full of life, watch sparkling dances of different provinces of Russia. You will find yourself right on the stage dancing like a real Russian, playing folk games and enjoying yourself. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya or similar in St Petersburg.

Day 05
ST.PETERSBURG

After continental breakfast we visit the world famous Hermitage Palace, the residence of Tsar of Russia up to Bolshevik Revolution. This also called Winter Palace of Tsars Emperors. Bloody Sunday or Red Sunday happened in front of Hermitage Palace. The massacre on Bloody Sunday was one of the key events which led to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. In Sunday, 22 January 1905, when unarmed demonstrators led by Father Georgy Gapon were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial guard as they marched towards the Hermitage Palace to present a petition to the last Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

HERMITAGE PALACE

Hermitage was the winter Palace of Tsar emperors and founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Its collections, comprise over three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. A trip to the Hermitage Museum will be one of the highlights of your Russia tour and the guide provides an introduction to the collection, focusing on a selection of outstanding paintings, as well as to the beautiful state rooms of the winter Palace. World famous masterpieces in the collection include Raphael's and Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna’s, paintings by Titian and Rembrandt, Mone, Renois, Picasso and Matisse. Here we can see Peacock clock, made out of pure gold is the icon attraction of every tourist in the collections of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

HYDROFOIL CRUISE TO PETERHOF
After lunch you will transfer to comfortable High-speed Hydrofoil Boat to Peterhof to visit the summer Palace of Tsar of Russia. The waterway runs along the Neva River, enters the Gulf of Finland and goes along the Petrovskiy fairway to the Lower Park of Peterhof, known as Petrodvorets. On the way you can see the naval city of Kronshtadt and Strelna, the presidential residence. The majestic panorama opens itself up when approaching Peterhof from the side of the Gulf of Finland.

GRAND PALACE, PETERHOF

On arrival you visit the Grand Palace in Peterhof. Peterhof Palace was the summer palace of Emperor Tsar, one of the most prominent suburbs situated on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. The most famous and popular visitor attractions, the Palace and Park at Peterhof are often referred to as "the Russian Versailles" like the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Here you will get an excellent opportunity to admire the amazing beauty of the fountains and the Grand Palace. Inside, the Grand Palace is considerably more lavish. Highlights include the richly gilded Ballroom and splendid white-and-turquoise Throne Room, which has a particularly fine parquet floor. The Drawing Room of the Imperial Suite is equally influenced by chinoiserie, with particularly fine silk wall hangings. The rest of the Imperial Suite, the royal family's private quarters, is furnished in grand 19th century style. Also of interest is Peter the Great's charmingly simple Oak Study, and the adjacent Crown Room, which was in fact the Imperial bedchamber. The spectacular parkland at Peterhof is remarkable for the sheer variety of styles encompassed in its layout and features. The Palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS & BATTLESHIP OF AURORA
Later we visit Peter and Paul Fortress. The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great. In the early 20th century, it was still used as a prison by the Tsarist government.
Today it has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History. And you will get a chance to take snap photos of the Aurora, the 19th-century battleship that fired the first shot of the October 1917 Russian Revolution in Russia: took place on the cruiser Aurora, signaling the beginning of the rebellion for those involved-a blank that signaled to the revolutionaries to storm the winter palace. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya or similar in St Petersburg.


Day 06
ST. PETERSBURG TOUR


Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with guide at the hotel and proceed to St. Petersburg City Tour along its main streets and prospects enjoying its splendid sights: numerous palaces and cathedrals, rivers and channels, bridges and parks. St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a wonder on the banks of the Neva River near the Baltic Sea. The city is often called the "Venice of the North '. During the visit, we visit Gostiniy Dvor, Zinger House, Stroganov Palace and imposing Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Then we cross the island Vasilievskiy- the old port, the university area, we see the golden dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. ‘’St. Issac’s Cathedral’’. Then we turn to the miracle of the Summer Garden, stop at the Champ of Mars at the center of which stands the eternal flame and a breath-taking view of the multi-coloured domes of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Entrance to the Savior on Spilled Blood. The Church of the Savior on Spilled is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881.The church was built between 1883 and 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family. The Church contains over 7500 square meters of mosaics- according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world. Later you to take return Bullet Train Sapsan to Moscow. Dinner at Moscow.


Day 07
MOSCOW – KOCHI


Later you will transfer to Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow to return back to home. After emigration and customs formalities Flight WY 182 depart Muscat at 00.20 hrs. and arrive Muscat International airport at 06.55hrs. Later connect Flight WY 223G to Kochi at 08.50 hrs and arrive Kochi International airport at 13.50 hrs with sweet memories of Fortune Tours’ Russian Carnival Tour.


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  • Return Air ticket in Gulf Airways
  • Russia single entry Visa.
  • Sapsan bullet train ticket
  • Accommodation in Premium 3/4 Star hotels on twin/ Double share basis.
  • Buffet breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • All sightseeing in AC Deluxe Coaches.
  • All entrance fees, taxes …etc.
  • Tips to the Driver and Guide
  • Medical Insurance up to 70 yrs.
  • 1 bottle drinking water per person per day.
  • Tour Manger from Fortune Tours
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, Porterage charges, food and drink not in the regular menu, mini bar, telephone calls etc. 
  • Food and drink not forming the part of group Menus
  • Cost of Airport transfers of the guests and additional airport transfers if any
  • Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies.
  • Extra stay pre/post tour and additional / optional tours.
  • Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, forced majeure instances, natural calamities, political disturbances, flight delays, strikes etc.
  • Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
  • Any add-on sightseeing/ sightseeing done twice /activities along with transfers if done other than mentioned in the tour program.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in 'Your Tour Cost  Includes Column'
  • The Price quoted on the basis of 1 US Dollar @ 67 Rupees. The fluctuation in the exchange rate will reflect in the total tour cost.
  • The advance payment will be Rs. 10,000/- per passenger.
  • A person below 11 years is considered as child and above 11 years as an adult.
  • Check in at Hotel is at 1400 hrs. and check out is at 1200 hrs.
  • Visa fee and flight ticket (onward & return) will be non -refundable.
  • The company reserves the right to postpone or cancel any of the tours advertised, without assigning any reason. In that case, money paid by the tour participant will be fully refunded but no compensation claim will be entertained.
  • Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the Company reserves the right to change / modify / vary and alter the tour itinerary if it becomes necessary. In such changes, compensations or claiming of refunds by the guests will not be entertained by the Company for limitation and also for the non- availability of certain services with entry tickets, restaurants, sightseeing shopping etc. even though included in tour itinerary.
  • For Single passenger, without family, you will share a room either on twin or triple sharing basis (Roll away bed) depending on the booking. If we do not have a single person like you, then you will have to take the single supplement with an additional cost.
  • The tariff of the tour quoted is calculated as per the rates prevailing at the time of quoting it. The Company reserves the right to change the tariff in the event of modification / alteration / change / variation in the said rates before the date of departure.
  • Tour tariff is based on departure from Cochin, unless specifically mentioned. Tourists boarding flights at places other than Cochin have to pay the entire airfare difference and bear and pay any other additional expenses including airport transfers, hotel stay etc. on that account.
  • Tour cost is based on minimum 30 passengers travelling together in the group. If there is a drastic fall in the number, then the offered meal plan, vehicle and other services may change accordingly.
  • Company takes care to select hotels and book the same on behalf of tourists at convenient locations subject to availability.  In case of non-availability of rooms in same hotel, Company has the right to split the accommodation in different hotels. Hotel accommodation is generally provided on Twin sharing basis in standard rooms and the third bed is often a roll-away mattress put in a twin bedded room. Air-conditioning, central heating and other facilities are provided by the hotels depending upon various factors including weather / climatic conditions, local systems, tour type, etc.
  • As a Travel House / Tour Operators, the company does not have any control over Airlines, Coach Companies, Shipping Companies, Hotels, Local Transport or any other facilities, provided by the third parties. The company is not responsible for the delays or deficiencies in the services provided by outside agencies. Also please note that the company does not have any control on schedules of opening and closing timings of the tourist attractions.
  • In computerized reservation system of Airlines seats once reserved cannot be changed. Tour participants will have to travel by the same seat provided by Airline.
  • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during your stay shall be payable by the passengers. Fortune Destination Management India Pvt Ltd will not be held responsibility for the same.
  • There are no refunds for any un utilized services, i.e. meals, sightseeing's, flight delay or cancellation of flight etc.
  • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, natural calamity, delay, breakdown or irregularity that may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement. (Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause, whatsoever, and all such losses or expenses must be borne by the passengers).
  • 50% of the Tour Cost is required to secure confirmed booking of your tour and full payment is to be settled 14 days before commencement of tour.
  • Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Ernakulum Jurisdiction.

Visa granting is a sole discretion of the concern Embassy or Consulate. Visa fees and other Expenses such as hotel booking advance, and issued ticket rates are not refundable if visa is rejected. Personal interview at the concern consulate if required, candidate has to go for the interview at their own cost

 

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure.

Period of Cancellation

Cancellation Charges

15 Days before departure

50% of the tour Cost

Within 14 days prior to departure

100 % of the Tour Cost


Payment Terms and Conditions

  • The advance payment will be Rs. 10000/- A non-refundable deposit of Rs.5000/- will be applicable and which will be adjusted along with final payments.
  • The Second Instalment will be Rs.52,000/-  which will be credited in our account before the Russia visa submission.
  • Balance payment of 1000 Dollars before 15 days of departure.

 Bank Details:

 

Account Name

Bank

Branch

Account No.

IFSC Code

Fortune Destination Management India Pvt. Ltd

ICICI

Kochi Branch

001005010769

ICIC0000010

Adult Rate : USD 900 + Rs.72,000 ( Rs. 1,35,000/-) Single Supplement Cost : USD 1200 + Rs.72,000 ( Rs.1,56,000/-) Child Rate ( 07 years - 11 years) : USD 650 + Rs.72,000 ( Rs. 1,17,500/-) Child Rate (02 years - 06 years) : USD 500 + Rs.72,000 ( Rs. 1,07,000/-) Infant Rate ( 0 years – 02 years) : Rs. 50000/- SPECIAL OFFER RATE Adult Rate : USD 900 + Rs.66,000 ( Rs. 1,29,000/-) Single Supplement Cost : USD 1200 + Rs.66,000 ( Rs. 1,50,000/-) Child Rate ( 07 years - 11 years) : USD 650 + Rs.66,000 ( Rs. 1,11,500/-) Child Rate ( 02 years - 06 years) : USD 500 + Rs.66,000 ( Rs. 1,01,000/-) Infant Rate ( 0 years – 02 years) : Rs. 50000/- *The rate quoted is on the basis of 1 US Dollar @ 70 Rupees. The fluctuation in the exchange rate will reflect in the total tour cost.