From Russia with Love

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Moscow, St Petersburg

7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - RUS-01-TOUR
Prices from £1375 per person
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The highlights of Moscow & St.Petersburg tour is a wonderful way to see these most unique and contrasting Russian cities. The tour is hand crafted to offer a perfect blend of guided sightseeing and free time for your own personal explorations. This is a Russia holiday that will be treasured for a long time afterwards!

From Russia with Love is a tailor-made programme so we can deisgn to suit your tastes, travel duration and needs. If you would prefer to join a group tour then do let us know that is also possible!

Moscow and St.Petersburg are both incredible cities in their own right and it is nice to be able to compare the two. Each has its own character and soul which our experienced guides will help you discover.

Our tailor made holiday service includes airport transfers, guide support, city tours, day excursions, luxury and boutique hotel bookings, letters of invitations, flights and tickets to the famous theatres the Mariinski and the Bolshoi for both the ballet and opera. Swan Lake of course is the most iconic ballet and we can precure tickets in advance please do contact us to find out the relevant schedules.

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Key Points

  • Discover Russia through the cities Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Enchanting cityscapes and iconic sites
  • Intricate histories and imperial legends to discover
  • Cathedrals, churches, national parks and more
  • 7 nights accomodation in Russia
  • Tickets to see Swan Lake ballet [optional]
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  • Itinerary
  • Dates/Prices
  • Accommodation
  • Reviews
  • FAQs

Day 1:

Arrival to St.Petersburg – Flight options at end of itinerary! Transfer from airport by private chauffeur to private Hotel Helvetia – description at end of itinerary Overnight in St.Petersburg

Day 2:

Today you will be collected by your guide and driver and taken on a 3-4 hour city tour including Peter & Paul’s fortress. During the tour you will become acquainted with architecture, history and present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia, the history of the Romanov dynasty. Among the rich parade of sights to be enjoyed will be Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the Square of Arts with the Russian Museum, the Smolny Convent, the famous Nevsky Avenue, the Summer Garden and the Field of Mars. You will enjoy the classical ensemble of Senate Square with its famous “Bronze Horseman”, the spit of Basil’s island, many other architectural monuments, bridges and embankments.

Day 3:

Free day to explore the Hermitage and other famous museums yourselves. In the evening we will arrange tickets for a ballet at the Marinsky Theatre (subject to schedule)

 

Day 4:

Private tour of Pushkin Palace. It is a fascinating monument of the world’s architectural and gardening arts. Peter the Great ordered to construct the small palace for his wife, future empress Catherine I. In the middle of the 18th century the palace was rebuilt and became the pearl of architecture of that period. The grandeur of the artistic decor of the facades, the moulded decorations, the gilding of architectural and sculptural details, all echoes the majesty and elegance of the interior decoration of the Catherine Palace. The Amber Room, which was presented to Peter I by the Prussian King in 1716, known as the Eight Wonder of the World, used to be in this Palace. The amber ornamentation of this room, missing since 1945, is now being reconstructed by Russian gem carvers. The park of Tsarskoye Selo was the favourite resting place of the Russian Tsars. The avenues lay out around Catherine’s Palace invite you for to walk and see the park pavilions, erected by famous architects and sculptors of Russia.

Day 5:

Free day In the afternoon your driver will collect you and transfer you to the train station for the (St. Petersburg -Moscow): train #23, departure at 13.07, arrival at 20.55.

Arrival 20.55 – our driver will be waiting on the platform with a sign with your name and will transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel Marriott Tverskaya – double/twin superior room.

Day 6:

Today your guide will meet you and take you on a city tour of Moscow including a visit to the world famous St.Basil’s Cathedral. The Red Square has always been the main square in Moscow. It was here that the town criers would run with the Tsar’s decrees, and tell of the Sovereign’s will to the crowds who gathered. On days of great church festivals there would be a religious procession from the Kremlin to red Square, and on such days the whole square would fill with people, and it would have the appearance of an open-air church. It was here that the magnificent cathedrals were built. One of them is the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Mother of God at the Moat. The cathedral was built in the mid-16th century by decree of Ivan the Terrible in honor of one of the wars. The small church of Saint Basil, which was built later on the grave of a God’s fool much respected in Moscow, gave the whole cathedral its second, more widely known name of St. Basil’s cathedral. St. Basil’s cathedral is unique among Moscow’s churches. It is not simply a place where people came to pray, but it is also itself an icon in stone.

Day 7:

Free day for personal explorations of the many museums and other points of interest.

 

Day 8:

Transfer by private driver to airport for flight home.

Contact the Moscow and Saint Petersburg combination holiday experts today: info@vamostravel.com

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7 nights, 8 days.

From £ 1,375.00 pp

Price includes:

  • Airport transfers – both ways [guide on arrival]
  • 4 nights accommodation (Helvetia)
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • double/twin rooms BB
  • Private city tour of St.Petersburg
  • Private tour of Peterhof Palace
  • 1st class train tickets
  • Transfers to and from the train stations
  • 3 nights accommodation (Hotel Marriott Tverskaya) – double/twin
  • 3 x breakfasts
  • Private city tour of Moscow including St.Basil’s Cathedral
  • 2 * Letters of Invitation Advice and recommendations from Vamos Travel

Price excludes:

  • Flights are not included – however if you would prefer us to arrange your flights please do contact us: 01926 330 223 – we are ATOL5927
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included
  • Holiday & activity Insurance is not included 

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Your stay:

In St.Petersburg we work with Hotel Helvetia but we have many other hotels on contract so we are very flexible.

In Moscow we work with the Marriott Tverskaya but we have many other hotels on contract so we are very flexible. 

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  • About our Holidays

    Q: Who are we?
    A: Vamos Travel has a dedicated department specializing in tours. With 1000s of satisfied customers, and a large portion of our business coming from repeat business and word of mouth, we only rely on our reputation to grow as a business. 

    Q: I can’t find any fixed packages, how do we book with you?
    A: We don’t believe in putting a square peg into a round hole. We tailor make all our holidays to your travel life styles and budgets. We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. 

    Q: Why do your holidays run so successfully?
    A: We all enjoy creating wonderful tour programmes. Before we offer a city, hotel, activity or even a restaurant, we will experience it ourselves [yes! We have a tough job!]. So everything is tried, tested and loved. 

  • About Vamos Travel

    Q: Who are we?
    A: We are Vamos Travel Ltd. ATOL bonded – license number: 5927. UK registered company. Vamos Travel is led by two actively involved Managing Directors whose business experience span decades as well as continents. Everybody involved in the business is highly motivated and committed to their jobs, because they enjoy what they do for a living.

    Q: What is your company’s philosophy?
    A: Quite simply, to inspire people to travel. We pride ourselves on offering unrivalled service & comfort, ensuring you experience every destination up close and personal, alongside unequalled levels of service, style and luxury. Our happiness is measured by your enjoyment of our arrangements for you and we want you to come back again and again.

    Q: What are the advantages of booking with Vamos Travel, rather than booking my holiday independently?
    A: We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. On behalf of the Vamos Travel Family, thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to introducing our wonderful destinations to you.

  • Accommodation

    Q: Will the accommodation be of the requested standard?
    A: We take great pride in our strong relationships with our accommodation partners and in their facilities. Our travel mangers or our long term local representatives will have always inspected & evaluated the accommodation your are staying in. Before making a booking with Vamos Travel, your account manager will have communicated the standard and room type.

    Q: Will the hotel be in a safe & well located area?
    A: Yes. This is one of our main priorities; the hotel will always be in a safe & tourist friendly area. Your enjoyment and safety is our main concern. 

    Q: What types of accommodation do you offer?
    A: Vamos travel offers a huge range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travel life style.

  • Age

    Q: Is there a minimum or maximum age?
    A: A minimum age to travel with Vamos Travel is 18 years unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no maximum age but obtaining personal travel insurance is a condition of travelling with us. 

  • Booking process & payment

    Q: Explain the booking procedure?
    A: When you are satisfied with your holiday itinerary/package offer, we will re-confirm the availability. We will require a deposit per person to secure the booking. The remaining balance must be completed 8 weeks before departure. If you book within the 8 weeks prior to departure date, then the full balance must be paid. 

    Q: Can I secure a holiday by paying a deposit
    A: Yes. Read previous question. 

    Q: How can I pay?
    A: We accept all major credit/debit cards. On-line bank transfers are also accepted. Download our booking form to read further information. 

    Q: Can we pay individually?
    A: For groups larger than 6 people, we expect the group organiser to gather in the money from the relevant party members and make payment for the deposit/full balance. We understand the difficulties of this procedure, so your individual account manager will correspond with the accounts department, to make sure you have enough time & flexibility to get the money in on time.

  • Brochures

    Q: Do you have a brochure?
    A: In line with our green eco-policies we do not produce what would be classed as a traditional paper brochure

  • Holiday information packs

    Q: When can I expect to receive my holiday information pack [example: tickets, hotel vouchers, tour information]?
    A: We send your holiday information packs 10-14 days before departure. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your 1-1 expert travel manager.

    Q: What if I have a problem abroad?
    A: For most holiday bookings, we will provide you with an emergency contact name/number, who will be able to help during difficult situations. This is not available for activity, transfer, flight ‘only’ bookings.

  • Insurance

    Q: Should I take out insurance before travelling?
    A: Yes. It is extremely important that all travelers booked must have travel insurance, whilst travelling with us. Its part of our booking conditions, as we want your safety to come first.

  • Protection & financial security

    Q: What protection can you offer us? How can I check, you’re actually a legally running UK company?
    A: Your holiday time is important, so we know there is lot at stake here!  Rest assured, we are a very real & trust worthy company. and not an internet cowboy. We are: Vamos Travel Ltd – our UK address is: Pure Offices, 54, Plato Close, Leamington Spa, CV34 6WE – England. We abide to UK laws and regulations. Make an appointment and visit us! A UK limited company has to be registered with www.companieshouse.gov.uk A legitimate travel firm should be able to provide you a companies house number. Don’t be afraid to ask for this straight away. Our company No. 4378409. Also, legitimate companies will be registered with the ‘Civil Aviation authority’ a government run scheme. Each company registered – has an ATOL number. This number can be checked on the website www.atol.org.uk – Vamos Travel Ltd – has the ATOL number 5927 

    Q: Which is better ATOL or ABTA?
    A: Both are industry recognized, and both enable you the consumer to do your research into a company’s background. Always book a holiday with a company that legitimately and directly holds one of these licenses. Remember some agents might claim they are ATOL or ABTA, simply by placing a logo on their documents! This is largely a scam, and one we keep seeing on pop up websites! Always ask for the companies official number, and check it on the UK government website – www.atol.org.uk 

    Q: Tell me more about the different forms of protection against insolvency?
    A: This is a slightly more complicated question, and it doesn’t help when one company claims that ABTA is better than ATOL (& visa versa). What ‘you’ the consumer must understand is that the organiser of a package holiday must, at all times, be able to show sufficient evidence of security for pre-payments and for repatriation in the event of insolvency. There are 4 methods currently recognized within the industry: Trust accounts, ATOL, ABTA & specialist insurances. 

    Q: How else do we know our booking will be secure, when we are abroad?
    A: Vamos Travel ltd is not only ATOL protected but we pay our suppliers & local staff before you travel. This means all your services are paid in full before you arrive in the country! Also, our company holds no bank loans or takes credit! So unlike the big travel companies [with their fancy TV adverts] going bankrupt, and giving the industry a bad name – we deliver on our payment promises! You are in safe hands.

  • Reviews

    Q: Do customers leave feedback or reviews of your holidays?
    A: Yes, we take great pride in receiving them. Each holiday program has there own review tab, so new customers can hear the voices of our past & repeat clients. Please see the ‘review’ tab button on this page. On the home page of our website, you can also locate the general review centre button. But do note, that these reviews are not specifically related to the holiday you are currently reading/reviewing. Enjoy the reading, as there are many top tips & insider advice!

    Q: How do I leave feedback?
    A: Some holidays we ask our clients to complete a feedback form 

    Q: Can I send feedback directly to a general manager / company director?
    A: All feedback is received by our product managers, not your 1-1 travel consultants. The feedback forms are then used for our staff’s monthly evaluations. The most praised staff during that month receives various rewards.

  • Safety

    Q: Will your activity holidays be run by professional people?
    A: Our supplier partners follow strict safety procedures and work with qualified and experienced guides. Our adventure holidays are personally inspected by us so we can be very confident in the services we are offering our guests. Activities and accommodation are all tried and tested by our staff, before we share them with our loyal customer following. 

    Q: Will our accommodation be in a safe area?
    A: Yes. Our client’s health and safety is our total priority. We always inspect accommodation and the surrounding area.

  • Special requirements

    Q: What if I need special facilities during my stay?
    A: If you have any special requirements make them known to our staff before booking [during your enquiry stage please].

  • Flights in general

    Q: Can we book plane tickets through your travel company?
    A: Yes. We are a fully bonded ATOL member. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. 

    Q: Can we book our own flights and then book with your travel company?
    A: Yes. It is common for our customers to book their own flights especially with low cost carriers. We will simply help with the rest. 

  • Social media

    Q: Are you on facebook, YouTube, Google + and twitter
    A: Yes we are. Please LIKE US or follow US. We share many pictures and video’s and make a very conscious effort of not spamming your news feed. Our goal is to inspire your senses, and not to use your social contact to spam you.

Vamos Travel is a member of Responsible Travel and always strives to work with partners with similar views on responsible and green tourism!

 

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