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GLORIOUS RUSSIA

6 Nights 7 Days

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Adult Rate

135000

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1 Destination

Russia

Overview

Places Covered : Moscow City Tour, Russian Circus, Moscow River Cruise, Red Square , Lenin Mausoleum, Moscow Metro, Kremlin Cathedrals, World War Museum in Poklonya Gora, Tretyakov Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg City Tour, Grand Palace in Peterhof, Peter & Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum, Nickolayvesky Palace and Traditional Russian Folk Show. Russian Ballet Dance-(optional).

Tour Highlights

    • Moscow City Tour
    • Russian Circus Show
    • Moscow River Cruise
    • Red Square Tour
    • Visit Lenin Mausoleum
    • Moscow Metro Tour
    • Visit Kremlin With Cathedrals
    • World War Museum in Poklonya Gora
    • Entrance to Tretyakov Gallery
    • City Tour of Saint Petersburg
    • Entrance to Grand Palace in Peterhof
    • Entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress
    • Entrance to Hermitage Museum
    • Nickolayvesky Palace and Traditional Russian Folk Show
    • Russian Ballet Dance-(optional).
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Itinerary

  • 1

    Day

    COCHIN – MOSCOW

    Assemble at Kochi International Airport at 01.20 hrs. Check in starts at 01.40 hrs. After emigration and customs formalities Gulf Air Flight GF 271W depart to Bahrain at 04.20 hrs. Connect Gulf Air Flight GF 14W to Moscow at 09.00 hrs and arrive Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow at 15.00 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. MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS SHOW Evening we take you to Moscow State Circus. It is used for a variety of circuses. Most commonly, it refers to one of the two circus in Moscow, the old circus, featuring animal acts and the new circus, featuring trapeze and acrobatics. 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Cosmos or similar in Moscow.

  • 2

    Day

    MOSCOW CITY TOUR

    RED SQUARE AND ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL Continental breakfast at the hotel. Meet with Guide at the hotel. Proceed to Kremlin. You will visit the famous Red Square, the city square in Moscow, Russia. 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 (Russian citadels) 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. 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. The tour will take you to Cathedral of Annunciation, The monument park for II world war, St. Nikolas Church, Leo Tolstoy Street, Pirogovskaya Street, St. Sofya Embankment, Manezh Square, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street, Ambassadorial Campus, Minskaya Street, Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, the superb, newly-built high-tech pedestrian Bagration Bridge, the White House, New Arbat Street, Arbat Square, Zamoskvorechye, the monument dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Navy. LENIN’S TOMB Later transfer to Red Square to visit Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in the center of Moscow, is a Mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924, with rare exceptions in wartime. (Subject to the availability). 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 and Khrushchev's Thaw, and buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis outside the walls of the Kremlin. MOSCOW UNDERGROUND METRO 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. 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. MOSCOW RIVER CRUISE Evening we take you for Moscow River Cruise. 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Cosmos or similar in Moscow.

  • 3

    Day

    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.

  • 4

    Day

    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.

  • 5

    Day

    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 19 th  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.

  • 6

    Day

    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.

  • 7

    Day

    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.

Inclusions

  • Return Air ticket & Russia Visa
  • Accommodation in Premium 3/4 Star hotels on twin/ Double share basis.
  • Buffet breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
  • AC Deluxe Coaches
  • 1 bottle drinking water per person per day
  • Tips to the Driver and Guide
  • Medical Insurance up to 70 yrs.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, transfers as mentioned above
  • Tour Escorts from Fortune Tours
  • Service tax

Exclusions

    • Expenses of additional / optional 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.
    • 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 private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach.
    • 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'

Extra Usage of Vehicle And Which is Not Include in this Package.

Package Cost and Dates

Adult Rate : ₹135000

Child Rate : Price on Request

Terms & Conditions

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 tourist will not be entertained by the Company for limitation and also for the non- availability of certain services including museums, 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. Airconditioning, 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, Railways, 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 Indian Railways/Airlines, the berths / seats once reserved cannot be changed. Tour participants will have to travel by the same berth/seat as mentioned in the ticket, issued by Indian Railways/Airline.

Tour participants are requested to collect their Railway / Air tickets from the respective offices of Fortune Destination Management, only after making the full payment, from where they have booked their tour. No tickets will be sent by courier.

Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Ernakulam Jurisdiction.

Reservation could be made through mail, fax or phone clearly stating the services required. We take the undertaking process of these reservations and duly confirmed the arrangements. An advance payment is required to secure confirmed booking of your program and balance payment in on commencement of Journey.

Mode of Payment

50%of the total tour cost on booking and balance amount before 7 days of commencement of the journey

Cancellation Policy

Every booking made on Fortune Tours is subject to cancellation charges levied by the airlines, hotels and transport operators. As per the airline policy, some fares are non refundable

Period of Cancellation

Cancellation Charges

Train package

Flight package

More than7 Days before Departure

25% of tour cost

50% Tour Cost

Less than 7 Days and upto 2days  before Departure

50% of tour cost

75% Tour Cost

Less than 2 Days before Departure

100% of Tour cost

100% of Tour Cost


The itinerary can change without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control such as political unrest, natural calamities, traffic regulations, etc.