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The certificate No. MT3 005095 of registration in the unified Federal register oftour operators in the Ministry
of culture of the Russian Federation
and Federal Agency for tourism, the amount of financial support of 30 000 000 rubles.
Welcome to moscow! Moscow is a city of tremendous power and energy. Hulking gothic towers loom over broad avenues that form a sprawling web around the Kremlin and course with traffic day and night. The Soviet past looms large, but the city embraces capitalism with gusto.
St. Petersburg - Russia's great northern capital. Many fans of travel, both Russian and foreign, dream of visiting Russia's great northern capital. Founded by Peter I in 1703, the city was always intended to be great, but the modern St. Petersburg has outgrown its old boundaries manyfold.
Russia’s other historic square is the heart of its imperial past, as well as the host to pivotal moments in Tsarist Russia’s demise. On Bloody Sunday in 1905, palace guards shot dead hundreds of peaceful protestors here, sparking the first of Russia’s revolutions. Housed in the pastel green and white Winter Palace, the Hermitage museum contains one of the world’s most important art collections. On par with the Louvre, the collection is housed in what was once the tsars’ family residence.
PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
Peter the Great built the fortress in 1703 to defend Russia from the Swedes, making it the oldest building in the city. Inside the fortress walls, the cathedral’s gilded 400-foot spire is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL
It took more than 40 years to complete the world’s third-largest domed cathedral, now the dominant feature of St. Petersburg’s skyline. Climb up the 262 steps of the colonnade to get a spectacular panoramic view of the city.
This main drag is the center of the action (day or night) in Russia’s second city. Frequently described by Dostoyevsky in Crime and Punishment, the street is often compared to Paris’s Champs-Elysees and contains some of St. Petersburg’s most impressive imperial Russian buildings, including the Stroganov Palace and the Kazan Cathedral. Don’t miss the shopping arcade at Gostiny Dvor.
ALEXANDER NEVSKY LAVRA
Peter the Great had this Russian Orthodox monastery built in 1710 and named it after the Russian prince who defeated invading Swedes in 1240. Today the lavra still contains impressive baroque churches and a neoclassical cathedral. Most visitors go to see the graves of several of Russia’s greatest names, including Tchaikovsky and Dostoyevsky.
THE STATE MUSEUM
Housed in a former grand duke’s palace, the Russian Museum (as it’s known to locals) doesn’t get the attention that the Hermitage collection does, but in most Russians’ minds, it should. The museum is best known for its collection of paintings, which contains some of Russian art’s greatest masters, such as Kandinsky and Chagall. The park behind the museum makes a lovely spot to reflect on what tsarist St. Petersburg might have been like.
PETERHOF AND PUSHKIN SUMMER PALACES
A hydrofoil cruise on the Gulf of Finland to Peterhof’s cascading fountains and lavish gardens gets you in an imperial mood. The ornate, golden interiors and recently reconstructed Amber Room of the 18th-century Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) offer a look into the extravagance of the Russian royal family.
Excursions in Kazan, Pskov, Novgorod, Valaam, Kizhi
The company «SAN TOUR» invites tourists to Russian cities such as Kazan, Velikiy Novgorod, Pskov.
Kazan a city in Russia, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, îne of the largest religious, economic, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centers of Russia. The Kazan Kremlin is a world heritage site by UNESCO. The city has a registered brand "third capital of Russia". In 2005 was celebrated the Millennium of Kazan. In 2014 in the ranking of a travel site TripAdvisor as the most rapidly developing tourist destinations Kazan took the 8th place in the world and 3 in Europe.
The company «SAN TOUR» offers accommodation in hotels of Kazan
Courtyard By MARRIOTT Kazan Kremlin ****
Bilyar Palace Hotel ****
Grand Hotel Kazan ****
The Park Inn Kazan ****
The Suleiman Palace Hotel ****
Shalyapin Palace Hotel ****
IBIS Kazan Center ***
We offer group tours Kazan – Raifa Swagsk, Kazan - Elabuga - Raifa
Pskov is one of the oldest Russian cities, first mentioned in the Laurentian chronicle under the year 903. The most remarkable part of the architectural heritage of Pskov is ancient churches, Pskov defense construction caused admiration among his contemporaries. We offer group tours Pskov Museum-reserve of A. S. Pushkin with accommodation in HELIOPARK old estate hotel & SPA Pskov.
Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest and most famous cities of Russia (in 2009 officially said 1150 years). The location of the calling Chronicles, Rurik and origin of the Russian statehood. In the Middle ages — the center of Novgorod Russia and then the Novgorod land centre in the old Russian and Russian States. We offer group tours Veliky Novgorod – Valdai with accommodation in hotel Park Inn Veliky Novgorod 4****, Intourist 4****the Volkhov 3***
Valaam is an island in the Northern part of lake Ladoga, the largest in the composition of the Valaam archipelago. The island contains the village of Balaam and the monument of the Russian architecture — the Valaam monastery. Balaam is a popular tourist destination.
Kizhi. The world famous Kizhi architectural ensemble, located onKizhi islnd lake Onega, consisting of two churches and bell towers of XVIII—XIX centuries. According to one legend, the Church of the Transfiguration built one with an ax (initially without nails) carpenter Nestor. Carpenter threw the axe into the lake that no one was able to repeat the same majestic building. In 1990 Kizhi was included in the List of UNESCO world heritage sites.
Weclcome to Russia!
Moscow. Cosmopolitan in flavor, Russia’s capital exudes prosperity and vigor. From Stalin’s carved-marble metro stations to the sprawl of modern business complexes, Moscow flaunts its ambition with a penchant for going over the top. It’s an all-night-party town whose days offer endless opportunities for those who can keep up. A merchant capital by birth, Moscow was fashioned for big spenders, and money has always made the wheels go ‘round here. Now counted as one of the world’s most expensive cities, the only possible limit is the size of your wallet.
Moscow Environs and the Golden Ring. In the 12th to 14th centuries, the Golden Ring cities were the most important political, religious, and commercial centers in Russia before Moscow usurped all power. Nowadays these ancient enclaves are perfect destinations for rolling back the centuries. A visit to their medieval convents, ancient trade chambers, and kremlins is like stepping into a living encyclopedia of Russian culture, complete with picture-postcard views of onion-domed churches set on the banks of the Volga River.
St. Petersburg. Serenity and reflection reign in this city. Tsars don’t rush—it would be undignified. St. Petersburg was founded as the new capital of the Russian Empire in 1703 by Peter the Great and still carries itself with austere regal grace. The city built on the marshy banks of the Neva River today attracts more tourists than anywhere else in Russia. A brilliant fusion created by Italian and French architects, St. Petersburg invites comparisons with Amsterdam, Venice, and Stockholm. The big attractions here are the pastimes of the nobility—artwork, classical concerts, ballet, and idyllic promenading in the 19th-century landscape.
Summer Palaces and Historic Islands. Several of St. Petersburg’s imperial summer residences have been meticulously restored to their original splendor, and the sheer opulence is stunning. Peterhof’s (Petrodvorets) park is Russia’s answer to Versailles, while Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) houses the legendary Amber Room. Lomonosov (Oranienbaum), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Konstantine Palace have both undergone restoration and are great places for a summer stroll or picnic. The islands of Kronshtadt and Vallam showcase another side of the city’s history.