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Private tour in St. Petersburg 4 days / 3 nights

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Private tour in St. Petersburg. Individual package   4 days / 3 nights.

Day One

Isaac's CathedralTravel programm starts from arrival to St. Petersburg . Meeting and greeting by the guide. Your luggage goes directly to the hotel while the coach stops at the St. Isaac’s Cathedral for a guided visit. Fourth highest cupola cathedral in the world St. Isaac’s has a breathtaking interior design. The monolithic columns of the portico cut from red granite are seventeen meters high and weigh 114 tons each. The mosaic inside has twelve thousand shades and colours, the walls are five meters thick and the main cupola is coated with one hundred kilos of gold.

Check-in at the Astoria – the historic deluxe hotel built in 1912 in the heart of the city. Now the hotel is a member of the prestigious hotel group – The Leading Hotels of the World. Depart hotel for a “revolutionary” cocktail on board the legendary cruiser Aurora. Built in 1900 to become the most powerful battleship of the Russian Navy, the ship took part in Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and World War I of 1914. Astoria In 1917 the ship’s crew joined revolutionary forces and on October 25th its prow’s cannon signalled the start of the storm of the Winter Palace, then the residence of the Provisional Government. The new dramatic era in the history of Russia started here! Later on the ship became a museum, a symbol of the Revolution. After a brief tour of the main deck and the historic cannon, the captain greets the guests and invites them inside the ship for a cocktail with traditional Russian appetizers in the officer’s dining room. Kruiser_AuroraThe coach makes a brief tour of the main embankments of the powerful Neva river on the way to another unusual place. Then we continue this “revolutionary” day with a “pioneer’s dinner” served in a new restaurant specializing in Soviet and Anti-Soviet cuisine under the management of the famous French chef Serge Fery. The name of the restaurant “Lenin’s Mating Call” is no less strange than the interior design. It boasts of innumerable Lenin’s busts, revolutionary colours and attributes, somewhat strange paintings revealing the history of the Revolution from very unexpected side.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Video screens everywhere show the “advantages” of the Soviet power mixed up with erotic scenes. Upon arrival the guests are met by a look- a-like of Vladimir Lenin specially invited to take part in the “revolutionary” dinner and to raise the first toast. Then the guests are initiated to the Pioneer’s Young Communist League by the waitresses of the restaurant. Enjoy an amusing combination of good kitchen and revolutionary settings with a slight erotic touch. Try three different house vodkas and enjoy Russian Caviar on ice. Compare the taste of Soviet warm appetizer and Anti-Soviet main course. Have fun. Return to the hotel by foot. Overnight.

Day Two

ermitage_restoran

We start the day with exploring the main treasure of St. Petersburg – the world-known Hermitage museum. The residence of the Russian Emperors in the past, nowadays the Hermitage comprises 5 palaces and is one of the largest museums in the world. Admire the State Rooms of the Winter Palace and then proceed to the priceless masterpieces exhibited in other Hermitage buildings. Be ready for lots of walking in the miles of corridors! A very special visit has been arranged specially for the group – the recently restored Brilliant Room displays many unique archaeological exhibits made of pure gold as well as jewellery of the Russian Imperial family, from intricately decorated precious small snuff-boxes to ceremonial weaponry and Czar’s regalia. The Malachite RoomLunch is served in the spacious “Restoran” – a work of a famed designer. The unusual settings of the restaurant are reminiscent of traditional Russian countryside. The bravest of you will be offered to taste and distinguish 5 different brands of home-brewed vodka!

Red Army choir entertain during the lunch…

After lunch start a panoramic city tour. There is one museum in the city that is never closed – the city itself.

Discover St. Petersburg – a city of infinite charm with its majestic palaces, churches and cathedrals, river embankments, beautiful parks and in numerous bridges – a city of imperial proportions and romantic vistas which has been a source of inspiration for the generations of artists.

ermitage restoran

This evening you are taken for a gala dinner in the famous Last Palace restaurant located on the Moika embankment. Many palaces of the noble were built on Moika embankments during 18th and 19th centuries, as it was a privileged place – close to the Winter Palace – residence of the Tsars. The last one was built in 1915-1916 for a nobleman Abamelek-Lazarev. The owner did not have enough time to enjoy his new palace because of the Revolution, which broke out in 1917. Thoroughly restored halls of the palace now house a stylish “Last Palace” restaurant known for impeccable service and gourmet St. Petersburg cuisine. Folklore dance group will perform between main course and dessert. Return to hotel and overnight.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Day Three

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress. It is the historical nucleus of the city as well as one of the most interesting and beautiful architectural landmarks. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral with its long gilded spire is the burial place of all Russian emperors from Peter the Great to the last of the Romanovs – Nicholas II. Designed to protect newly acquired lands in the mouth of the Neva River, the fortress lost its military significance before it was completed. It was turned into the most dismal political prison of Russia for almost 200 years. After the tour of the cathedral proceed to the main Bastion of the fortress to enjoy the best panorama of the city. For many years the main cannon fired a signal shot exactly at noon. Today this privilege is given to the general manager of your company. Lunch is served in the famous Winter Garden of Astoria Hotel. It was in this restaurant that Hitler planned to celebrate the victory over besieged Leningrad, which never happened. The lunch will be served as a Russian Table with many delicious starters pre-set on the tables according to the tradition of Russian hospitality. A free flowing Russian vodka and champagne. Balalaika trio entertains during the lunch. Free time to explore the city on your own and buy memorable souvenirs. Bus and guide at

Yusupov Palace

disposal for those who prefer guided shopping at the best city shops. In the evening we visit one more unique place – the Yusupov Palace that belonged to the powerful family of the Yusupovs – the relatives of the Tsars and the richest family in Russia. The private tour of the palace starts from the suite of gala rooms of the palace located on the 1st floor. You see the White Column Hall, Preciosa Room, Antique and Mauritanian halls of the palace and, of course, the magnificent Home Theatre of the palace. A private ballet performance is given specially for the guests in the theatre. Excerpts of the world-known ballets are performed by soloists of Mariinsky Theatre.

Mirror Hall

After the ballet performance the tour continues to the private chambers of the family on the ground floor and finishes in the Rotunda of the Mirror Hall where an elegant cocktail is served. By small groups guests visit the room in the maze of the palace where notorious Rasputin was shot by the young count Yusupov. Listen to the dramatic story and see wax figures of Rasputin, count Felix Yusupov and other conspirators. Upon returning to the Rotunda guests are invited for the gala farewell dinner in the Mirror Hall. Costumed dancers open the dinner with a 18th century dance. The most exquisite dinner reminiscent of those under the Yusupov’s time starts… Chamber string quartet entertains during the dinner.

Day Four

Catherine's Palace

Buffet breakfast. We drive to the town of Pushkin, once the official summer residence of Russian Tsars and heirs of the throne. It is a day-off of the museum and we have a unique chance to admire the palace in private. We enter the beautiful Catherine’s park and visit Catherine’s Palace, considered to be a real pearl of Russian baroque architecture of the 18th century. It was built for Russian Empress Catherine in 1752. The palace, a combination of white and gold, looks magnificent; a huge ballroom called the Grand Hall, ornately decorated drawing rooms, studies and dining rooms. The most famous room here is the Amber Room, which was looted by the Nazis during World War II. The restoration of the Amber Room was completed in May 2003. Lunch is served in the genuine Russian restaurant Podvorie. Enjoy delicious Russian appetizers and famous “borsch” (beet-root soup) accompanied by Cossack’s folklore singing and, of course, free flowing Russian vodka! The restaurant is a typical Russian huge wooden log-house reminding of a fortress. It is located in the picturesque countryside in the small town of Pavlovsk, close to the town of Pushkin. Departure transfer to the airport in time for your flight home. Good-bye and see you again.

PRICE FOR TOUR:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Motor ship Fedor Parfenov

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Motor ship “Fedor Panferov”

Motor ship “Fedor Panferov”, description

Ship’s Overview

Experience the heart of Russia on one  best ships sailing on the Volga River today. Constructed at the renowned Boizenburg Shipyard on the Elbe River in Germany, Fedor Parfenov was part of the 27-ship “302” series, designed to offer visitors the very best Russia cruise ship experience. Fedor Parfenov was built in 1986 and was fully refurbished in 2008;

This ships now carry 210 guests in two 290-square-foot suites and 104 spacious staterooms, all of which meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance, with all hotel-style beds (except for the two single staterooms) and amenities like 26-inch flat-panel TVs, in-room refrigerators and three open air promenade decks.

Ship Features:

  • 106 comfortable outside staterooms (2 suites, 102 deluxe, 2 singles)
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Onboard boutique
  • Library
  • Free internet service in stateroom
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry service
  • Doctor on board
  • Birthday and anniversary policy – cake served in the restaurant or a bottle of champagne placed in stateroom

Cruise’s itinerary

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Thinking of Russia, two great cities immediately come to mind: Moscow and St. Petersburg. This monumental 12/ 11-day itinerary includes multiple days in both cities, touring such landmarks as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square as well as Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But, there is another side of Russia—quaint riverside towns like Yaroslavl, Uglich and Goritzy that only a river cruise can provide. See opulent palaces, discover fortified monasteries and visit beautiful cathedrals. It is an unforgettable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterious country.

ITINERARY FOR CRUISE MOSCOW – St.PETERSBURG  12 days/ 11 nights

ITINERARY  FOR CRUISE MOSCOW – St.PETERSBURG  12 days/ 11 nights

Day 1 Moscow

Welcome to Moscow. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your ship.* After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (D)

Day 2 Moscow

Relax this morning and enjoy an early lunch before your half-day tour of Moscow. See the famed Bolshoi Theater and stop at Red Square for a view of the colorful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and a visit to the famous GUM Department Store. You will also get the chance to experience the city’s Metro. Stay in the city center for an evening performance of traditional Russian folkloric music. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Moscow & Moscow Canal

After breakfast, travel to the city’s famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. See its many tall towers and elegant palaces, and tour inside one of the brightly colored cathedrals. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moscow Canal after lunch as we depart the city. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Uglich

Cruise through the morning and, after lunch, disembark for your walking tour through the provincial village of Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities—ancient towns that preserve the memory of Russia’s historical events. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Dmitry was mysteriously killed. Depart before dinner; cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Yaroslavl

Arrive this morning in Yaroslavl, another Golden Ring city. Ride along the river banks where you will see the Church of the Epiphany. Then, visit the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, featuring wonderfully detailed frescoes and icons. Here, you are treated to a traditional choir performance. Take free time to shop for handcrafted souvenirs before returning to your ship for lunch and departure. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Goritzy & Volga-Baltic Waterway

Arrive this morning in Goritzy, a typical Russian village. From here, you visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397. Your guided walk takes you through the historic grounds, seeing many small wooden chapels, the Assumption Cathedral and a museum. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Spend the remainder of the day cruising along the Volga-Baltic Waterway. This system of rivers and canals, spanning 229 miles and seven locks, links the Volga River with the Baltic Sea. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Kizhi

As you cruise through the morning, admire the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Arrive late afternoon at the island village of Kizhi. Set out on a walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you see a collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches representing ancient Russian architecture, highlighted by the famous three-tiered  Preobranzhenskaya (Transfiguration) Church. This fairy-tale structure was built in 1714 without a single nail. Depart in the evening and cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Waterways & Mandrogy

Spend a relaxing day cruising across Russia’s intricate waterways. Sail along the scenic Svir River, sailing the 139-mile “Blue Route” as it takes you southwest from Lake Onega. Stop in Mandrogy and take time to explore this model Russian community. Visit the vodka museum or shop for handmade Russian craft items. Continue along the Svir, then cross Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake, on your way to the Neva River. All meals served aboard. (B, L, D)

Day 9 St. Petersburg

Sail on the Neva River into St. Petersburg early this morning and embark on a city tour after breakfast; see noted sights including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. After a picnic lunch, enjoy the city on own or reserve  the optional visit visit.

The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore St. Petersburg, “The City of 300 Bridges. Lunch and dinner are served aboard. (B, L, D)

Optional visit:  Tsarskoe Selo  (Pushkin)

Visit Catherine’s Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, the elegant rococo summer residence of the Russian Czars, named for Catherine I (widow of Peter the Great). Tour its various halls, including the storied Amber and Agate Rooms, and see the ornate décor throughout.

Day 10 St. Petersburg

Morning  tour to  the world-famous Hermitage Museum. Marvel at the vast collection of art, antiquities, jewelry and sculptures. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore St. Petersburg, the North Venice city or accept our optional visit. . Lunch and dinner are served aboard. (B, L, D)

Optional visit: Peterhoff Peterhof Palace, with its landscaped gardens, beautiful fountains and French Gothic interiors

Day 12 St. Petersburg

After breakfast, disembark and we will take you to the airport for your return flight. (B)

The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

 

Booking Discount

2-for-1 cruise pricing,
up to 2-for-1 on air,
plus complimentary
wine with dinner.
Book & pay by Oct 31.

 

  • CONTACT FIRMATA TRAVEL:
  • Call : +7 812 309 5778
  • Send us an email : firmata1@yahoo.com
  • Skype: firmata22

 

ITINERARY FOR CRUISE St.PETERSBURG MOSCOW  11 days/ 10 nights

Map of cruise

Day 1 St.Petersburg

Welcome to St.Petersburg. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your ship.* After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (D)

Day 2 St. Petersburg

City tour after breakfast; see noted sights including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. After a picnic lunch, enjoy the city on own or reserve  the optional visit visit. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore St. Petersburg,

“The City of 300 Bridges. Lunch and dinner are served aboard. (B, L, D)

Optional visit:  Tsarskoe Selo  (Pushkin)

Visit Catherine’s Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, the elegant rococo summer residence of the Russian Czars, named for Catherine I (widow of Peter the Great). Tour its various halls, including the storied Amber and Agate Rooms, and see the ornate décor throughout.

Day 3 St. Petersburg

Morning  tour to  the world-famous Hermitage Museum. Marvel at the vast collection of art, antiquities, jewelry and sculptures. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore St. Petersburg, the North Venice city or accept our optional visit. . Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Balt Canal after lunch as we depart the city. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Waterways & Mandrogy

Spend a relaxing day cruising across Russia’s intricate waterways. Sail along the scenic Svir River, sailing the 139-mile “Blue Route” as it takes you southwest from Lake Onega. Stop in Mandrogy and take time to explore this model Russian community. Visit the vodka museum or shop for handmade Russian craft items. Continue along the Svir, then cross Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake, on your way to the Neva River. All meals served aboard. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Kizhi

As you cruise through the morning, admire the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Arrive late afternoon at the island village of Kizhi. Set out on a walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you see a collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches representing ancient Russian architecture, highlighted by the famous three-tiered  Preobranzhenskaya (Transfiguration) Church. This fairy-tale structure was built in 1714 without a single nail. Depart in the evening and cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Goritzy & Volga-Baltic Waterway

Arrive this morning in Goritzy, a typical Russian village. From here, you visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397. Your guided walk takes you through the historic grounds, seeing many small wooden chapels, the Assumption Cathedral and a museum. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Spend the remainder of the day cruising along the Volga-Baltic Waterway. This system of rivers and canals, spanning 229 miles and seven locks, links the Volga River with the Baltic Sea. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Yaroslavl

Arrive this morning in Yaroslavl, another Golden Ring city. Ride along the river banks where you will see the Church of the Epiphany. Then, visit the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, featuring wonderfully detailed frescoes and icons. Here, you are treated to a traditional choir performance. Take free time to shop for handcrafted souvenirs before returning to your ship for lunch and departure. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Uglich

Cruise through the morning and, after lunch, disembark for your walking tour through the provincial village of Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities—ancient towns that preserve the memory of Russia’s historical events. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Dmitry was mysteriously killed. Depart before dinner; cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Moscow & Moscow Canal

After breakfast, travel to the city’s famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. See its many tall towers and elegant palaces, and tour inside one of the brightly colored cathedrals. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moscow Canal after lunch as we depart the city. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Moscow

Relax this morning and enjoy an early lunch before your half-day tour of Moscow. See the famed Bolshoi Theater and stop at Red Square for a view of the colorful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and a visit to the famous GUM Department Store. You will also get the chance to experience the city’s Metro. Stay in the city center for an evening performance of traditional Russian folkloric music. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Moscow

After breakfast, disembark and we will take you to the airport for your return flight. (B)

The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

 

Early Booking Discount

2-for-1 cruise pricing,
up to 2-for-1 on air,
plus complimentary
wine with dinner.
Book & pay by Oct 31.

 

  • CONTACT FIRMATA TRAVEL:
  • Call : +4 670 579 1580
  • Send us an email : firmata@tele2.se
  • Skype: firmata22

 

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YAROSLAVL – THE CITY OF CHURCHES AND BEARS

Yaroslavl, Russia is a town of about 600,000 residents at the junction of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers. Yaroslavl is almost 1000 years old, having been founded in the year 1010 by Kiev Prince Yaroslav the Wise. As our river ship was delayed by fog during the night, we were only in Yaroslavl for a few hours, but our driving/walking tour did take in the key sights.

Yaroslavl is home to many churches, most dating back to the 16th or 17th century. We went inside the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet and were mesmerized by the magnificent icons and frescoes of the church. A small men’s choir serenaded us, which added to the atmosphere. Next, we rode the short distance to the Spassky Monastery, which is one of the oldest complexes in Yaroslavl. We gazed up at the Spaso-Preoprazhensky Cathedral (Savior Transfiguration Cathedral) and were entertained with a bell concert outside the cathedral. Finally, we enjoyed watching a wedding motorcade of gaily decorated cars zip through the streets.

UGLICH – ANCIENT  TOWN  ON THE VOLGA RIVER

Uglich is a small town of about 37,000 residents on the Volga River 136 miles north of Moscow. The view of the two huge churches when the ship sailed into Uglich was breathtaking. Uglich was the last port of call on our journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow. We had visited a small village (Svirstroy), a UNESCO Heritage Site (Kizhi Island), and a mid-sized city (Yaroslavl) on our Russian Waterways cruise. So, along with the many miles of countryside, we saw a diverse section of Russia.

Uglich has a long storied history. It was a favorite of Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century. His son Dmitry was murdered in Uglich in 1591, and the brilliant red Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood was built to honor the slain young prince.

We did a walking tour of Uglich and had plenty of time for shopping at the numerous vendors’ stands between the town and the ship. Uglich is a peaceful, quiet town, and most of us agreed we would like to have stayed longer.

SVIRSTROY – A TYPICAL RUSSIAN VILLAGE IN KARELIA

Svirstroy is a small village of about 1000 residents located on the Svir River about 150 miles east of St. Petersburg. The Svir connects the two largest lakes in Europe–Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega. Svirstroy is a port of call on Russian Waterways cruises between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and we stopped over for a half-day there.

The highlight of our day in Svirstroy was a walk through the small village and a visit to the home of Julia, a retired widow who served us tea and piroshkies while we queried her about life in Svirstroy over the past 75 years. We also loved the shopping in Svistroy, which was much cheaper than in the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The residents of this small village have built wooden kiosk-sized shops and sell all sorts of Russian handicrafts and artwork. Fortunately, it was a short walk back to the river ship!

KIZHI ISLAND – OPEN AIR ART MUSEUM

Kizhi Island is one of over 1650 islands in Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Lake Onega is found in the Republic of Karelia, and Kizhi is one of the largest outdoor museums in Russia. Kizhi focuses on peasant life and customs in the Russian north and includes 83 wooden structures, most of which date back to the 18th or 19th century.

Kizhi Island is often included as a port of call on Russian Waterways cruises between          St. Petersburg and Moscow. The museum has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1990. The open air exhibit includes churches, homes, and other old wooden buildings that were either built on Kizhi or have been collected from around northern Russia and preserved on Kizhi.

We visited Kizhi for a day and loved walking around and learning about this fascinating part of the world. It was a rainy day, but the trails were wooden or paved, so we just wore our rain suits and carried umbrellas

Travel Program “Scandinavia & Russia”

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Firmata Travel provides special travel program for 8 day features Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg with private, guided sightseeing in St. Petersburg, free time for individual exploration.

Day 1.
Travel programm starts from arrival in  Stockholm  where you will be met at the airport, train station or ferry terminal and transferred to you choice hotel. Welcome and in checking at the hotel which is located closed to Old Town and central station. Dinner is serviced at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2.
Breakfast  served at your hotel. This day is perfect for guided city sightseeing tour by Old Town  walking by narrow streets with buildings of XVI century, the Royal Palace and many interesting squares, streets and bridges. Lunch at the restaurant on your own. The rest of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3.
After breakfast at your hotel, the free time till the bus to ferry Terminal. First class cabin on the ferry to Helsinki. This ferry is full of entertainments: concerts, music and dance. Welcome dinner at the restaurant with wine. Overnight on ferry.

Day 4.
Breakfast is served at  restaurant on the ferry. Arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Helsinki
Accommodate at the hotel. After lunch the guided sightseeing tour where  will be shown the famous places, monuments and churches. Evening is free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5.
Breakfast is served in your hotel. The day on own sightseeing: our recommendation  is to get excursion to Suomenlinna, naval fortifications and the coastal fleet. Commander’s residence. Afternoon transfer to the railway station for the train journey on the “Repin” to St.Petersburg. Petersburg Evening arrival in St.Petersburg, where you will be met and transferred to your choice. Dinner is served at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6
After breakfast at the hotel, a sightseeing tour including the most interesting squares, palaces and churches, Island New Holland and many other famous places. St. Petersburg is often called the Venice of the North for its hundreds of islands, canals and bridges. Lunch at the restaurant. Guided tour to Hermitage Art Museum, Petersburg the Imperial Winter Palace with its famous European collections of paintings and sculptures. The evening is free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7.
Breakfast at your hotel. The last time to visit your favourite places. Transfer to airport  for your flight or to railway station.

 

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: islands

  • 2 nights accommodation at hotel in centre of Stockholm
  • 1 nights accommodation at hotel  in the centre of  Helsinki.
  • 2 nights accommodation at Hotel in St Petersburg.
  • 1 night at the cabin on boat-ship between Stockholm – Helsinki
  • Breakfast included.  Other meals are according itinerary.
  • The ticket on train Repin from Helsinki to St. Petersburg.
  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Sightseeing according  itinerary.
  • Vouchers to Hermitage Art Museum
  • Visas support included.

PRICE FOR TOUR:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Private tour “Weekend in Moscow”

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Private tour in Moscow. Individual package   3 days / 2 nights

Day 1

Moscow. Metro.

Travel program starts from arrival in Moscow, the capital of Russia, founded  in XII centuries. One of the largest cities in Europe with inhabitants more than 10 million people, Moscow managed to preserve great number of historical monuments as well as its old urban structure. Russians say that the history of Moscow is the history of the whole Russian country. Transfer by private car to selected hotel.


Moscow. St.Basil Cathedral

Private city tour with car & guide.

Start a panoramic tour of the capital. You will see many ancient churches and cathedrals contrasting with modern high rise buildings and glamorous shopping malls, Russian White House and huge cathedral of Christ the Saviour and giant statue of Peter the Great. Passing the University, continue to the Sparrow Hills, the highest place in Moscow.

Overnight at your choice hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.
The tour of metro.
Explore the famous Moscow metro on your way to the Kremlin.
The architectural style and fascinating marble decor of many stations deserved the name of the “Underground Palace”.

Moscow. Red Square

The first line built in the 30-ies abounds with naive revolutionary symbols and sculptures. The decoration of after-war lines built in the 50-ies is much more exuberant because it had to demonstrate the advantages of a new socialist society.

Guided tour of Kremlin.
It is the most important landmark of the capital and its historic nucleus, the former residence of the Czars, now the seat of the Russian President. On Kremlin grounds one can see the Arsenal, 4 ancient cathedrals, the huge Belfry of Ivan the Terrible, the Patriarch’s Palace, the Czar Bell and Czar Cannon and more…

Tretyakov Gallery

Enjoy the Kremlin’s most precious gem – Armoury, Treasury of Czars. The Armoury’s huge collection consists of many precious gifts once presented to Russian Czars by foreign monarchs and ambassadors as well as their thrones and clothes, ceremonial carriages and armour, Faberge works and Czar’s regalia.

Lunch is on your own.
Enter the square through the Iverskaya Gate near the small church of our Lady of Kazan.Moscow. GUMYou will see the beautiful red-brick building of the History Museum, oldest department store GUM with a very long facade, the place of execution, the Lenin’s mausoleum and the famous St. Basil’s cathedral, perhaps the most eye-catching structure in Moscow. Enjoy the view to the Kremlin’s walls with Spasskaya Tower with chiming clock considered to be main clock of Russia.

Return to the hotel on foot or use metro.
Overnight.

Moscow. Bolshoy Theatre

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer to the airport or station.


Tour price includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in your choice hotel.
  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Daily full breakfast, taxes and service charges.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary with private car and guide.
  • Visas support included.

Moscow. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

OPTIONAL EVENING PROGRAM:

Ballet or Opera at Bolshoy theatre.
Moscow Circus.

PRICE FOR TOUR:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Private tour “Three city special” to Helsinki, St.Petersburg & Moscow

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Helsinki. City

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Firmata Travel provides 7 day private tour features Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow, with private, guided sightseeing, free time for individual exploration.

Day 1.
Private tour starts from arrival in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, where you will be met on arrival and transferred by private car to the hotel. Accommodate at the hotel of your choice. The balance of the day is free. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2.

Helsinki. The church Temppeliaukio

Breakfast is served at your hotel. Helsinki is easier city for sightseeing. You can get a private guided sightseeing tour or to join to the city bus with English, French, German, Swedish, Russian and other languages. All monuments, squares, churches and cathedrals which you see during the sightseeing are pride of Finland. There are many beautiful restaurant and café for lunch and dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3.

St.Petersburg. Winter Palace

Breakfast in your hotel. The day on own sightseeing: our recommendation excursion to Suomenlinna, naval fortifications and the coastal fleet, Commander’s residence.

Afternoon transfer to the railway station for the train journey to St. Petersburg. After arrival in St.Petersburg in the evening of the day, you will be met and transferred to your choice hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

St.Petersburg. Valsiljevsky Island

After breakfast at the hotel, a  3-hours guided tour of a city including the sightseeing of the “ Great Perspective” would famous todays as Nevsky Prospect with its famous buildings and monuments, Rostral Columns, Summer garden with the oldest royal stone palace and collection of Italian statues and sculptures  and many other interesting places. Under 30 minutes you have walking tour on the grounds of St. Peter and Paul Fortress with the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul being a visual to Russia’s military glory and the Romanov’s sepulchre including the recently reburied holy remains of Nicolas II and his family. Lunch will be served at the restaurant in the city.  Guide tour to Hermitage Museum,  the Imperial Winter Palace, with its famous collections of pictures Europeans’ painters  and sculpture. The evening is free. Overnight at the hotel.

St.Petersburg. Station

Day 5.
Breakfast is served at your hotel. The perfect half day to visit your favourite places. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Moscow Railway station to journey to Moscow. Comfort day train takes 4 hours and you will be met and transferred to your choice hotel. Accommodated at the hotel. Dinner served in hotel’s restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be taken for guided sightseeing tour.

Moscow. Kreml.

One of the largest cities in Europe with inhabitants more than 10 million people, Moscow manage to preserve great number of historical monuments, buildings, squares. The lunch will be served in one of the best restaurant in the city. Afternoon guided tour of Kremlin, the former residence of the Czars, now the place of the Russian President.   On Kremlin grounds one can see the Arsenal, 4 ancient cathedrals, the huge Belfry of Ivan the Terrible, the Patriarch’s Palace, the Czar Bell and Czar Cannon and more…
Enjoy the Kremlin’s most precious gem – Armory, Treasury of Czars.

Moscow. Cathedral of Christ of the Saviour.

The Armoury’s huge collection consists of many precious gifts once presented to Russian Czars by foreign monarchs and ambassadors as well as their thrones and clothes, ceremonial carriages and armor, Faberge works and Czar’s regalia. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7.
Breakfast at the hotel.  Enjoy time until your transfer to the airport.

Transfer to airport.

Moscow. Cathedral of Christ of the Saviour. 2

 

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodation at your choice hotel in Helsinki.
  • 2 nights accommodation at hotel in St.Petersburg.
  • 2 nights accommodation at hotel in Moscow.
  • Daily breakfast. Lunch and dinner as mentioned in itinerary.
  • The train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg.
  • The high speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Guided sightseeing as per itinerary with guide and car service.
  • Visas support included.

PRICE FOR PRIVATE TOUR:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Travel program “Treasures of Russia”

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Portrait of Peter the Great

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Firmata Travel offers special travel programms in Russia. One of the most interesting travel programm is “Treasures of Russia” in St. Petersburg. Travel programm lasts for 4 days.

St.Petersburg-4 days / 3 nights

Day 1.
Arrival in St.Petersburg.

There you will be met by the driver with sign and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2.

Breakfast is in the hotel. Morning city sight seeing tour in private car your guide will show you the magnificent city envisioned by Peter the Great as Russia’s “Window to the West”.

The tour will include St. Isaac’s Cathedral, The Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace square flanked by the Czars’ Winter Palace and many canals and bridges. The sightseeing included the visit to Aurora.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

The rest of the day is free.

Day 3.

Breakfast in hotel. Enjoy a tour of the Hermitage Museum with your own guide. After excursion in Hermitage, walking sightseeing including the Nevsky prospect, canal Griboedov, the Holy on the Blood church, Mikhailovsky park. Excursion to Hermitage 3 hours, walking tour 1,5 hours. The rest of the day is free.

Fountain “Bolshoy Kaskad”

OFFER 1: Visit to Jusupov Palace, one of the beautiful palace in St.Petersburg.

OFFER 2: Folklore performance at the Nikolaevsky palace with fourchette ( champagne with canapé)

Day 4.
Breakfast is in your hotel. Morning is free. Afternoon visit to Tsarskoe Selo, the Catharine Great summer palace with amber room and Gold Gallery.

After excursion, you will be transferred to the airport or railway station.

Hermitage. Ambassador’s entrée.

Travel programm price includes:

  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Sightseeing, visit and excursions and entrance fees according to the program.
  • Visas support included.

PRICE FOR TRAVEL PROGRAMM:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Travel programm “Russian imperial palaces”

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Firmata Travel offers special travel programms in Russia. During the travel programm “Russian Imperial Palaces”  in St. Petersburg you will show the heart of great russian imperial history. Travel programm lasts for 7 days.

St. Petersburg – 7 days

St.Petersburg. Nevsky Prospect

Day 1
Travel programm starts from arrival in St.Petersburg, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Accommodate at the hotel. Dinner is served at your hotel. The rest of day is free.

Day 2
Breakfast is in your hotel.  Morning city sightseeing commences with a drive along  “Great Perspective”  today as Nevsky Prospect with its famous buildings, monuments, Rostral Columns, New Holland island, Mariinsky (former Kirov) Theatre, Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and  collections of Italian sculptures.

St.Petersburg. Peter the Great Monument

Enjoy a typical Russian lunch at a local restaurant.  Afternoon, an hour boat trip on the rivers and canals of St.Petersburg.  Evening is free to explore the city.

Day 3
Breakfast served in the hotel.  During the morning, tour to Petrodvorets (Peterhof), the summer palace with the gardens famous for their fountains.  Depend on season you may return to St. Petersburg by a 40 minute car trip across the Gulf of Finland or by hydrofoil.  The afternoon is free to explore the city.

St.Petersburg

Day 4
Breakfast is in hotel. Morning 3 hours guided tour to the Hermitage Art Museum which is famous for its European collection, including works by Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso and many others.  This is a perfect day to explore the city on your own.  In the evening, enjoy a classical or opera performance at Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre.

Day 5
Breakfast and dinner at the hotel.  Today you are free to explore the city on your own.

Hermitage

Day 6
Breakfast in your hotel.  Full day ( 6 hours) trip to the two summer palaces and their spectacular grounds at Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) and Pavlovsk.  Both palaces are exquisitely restored and filled with Russian and European antiques.  Lunch at a local restaurant in Pushkin Village.

Day 7
A free day for last minute return visit to favourite sites before transferring to the airport or station.

St.Petersburg. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

Travel programm price includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation in your choice hotel in St. Petersburg.
  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Sightseeing, visit and excursions and entrance fees according to the program.
  • Visas support included.

PRICE FOR TRAVEL PROGRAMM:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

 

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Travel programm “Land of the czars”

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Moscow. Kreml & Moskva river

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Firmata Travel provides special 7 day travel program visits both Moscow and St.Petersburg,with private, guided sightseeing, free time for individual exploration,and tickets to the Moscow Circus and Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre.

Day 1
Travel programm starts from individual arrival in Moscow, Europe’s largest city, where you will be met on arrival by your guide and transferred by private car to the hotel of your choice. Dinner is in your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Moscow. Church Saviour

Day 2
Breakfast is in your hotel.
City sightseeing tour including visit to the Kremlin with private car and guide
Your 3 hours sightseeing tour includes Red Square, magnificent St.Basil’s Cathedral, Gorky Park, the Bolshoi Theatre and the Kremlin.  Afternoon free. In the evening, enjoy a performance of the legendary Moscow Circus.

Day 3
Breakfast is in your hotel. Morning sightseeing tour the Tretyakov Art Museum, the pearl of the Russian Art.

St.Petersburg. Bridges

Dinner in a local restaurant.

The rest of the day is free until late evening transfer to the railway station for the overnight train to St. Petersburg.

Day 4
Early morning arrival in the “Venice of the North” St.Petersburg. You will be transferred to the hotel of your choice. Breakfast is served in your hotel. Morning tour introduces you to the city. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Free afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a classical or opera performance at the Theatre.

St.Petersburg. Hermitage

Day 5
After breakfast at the hotel, you visit the Hermitage Museum, featuring one of the finest collections in the world. This is a perfect day to explore the city on your own.

Day 6
Breakfast at your hotel.
Visit to Petrodvorets ( Peterhof), the summer palace with gardens famous for their fountains.
The afternoon is free for individual sightseeing and shopping.
Evening farewell dinner with a show in one of the city’s restaurants.

St.Petersburg. Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

Day 7
Breakfast at the hotel.
A free day for last minute return visit to the favourite sites before transferring to the airport or station.

Travel programm price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Moscow.
  • 3 nights accommodation in St.Petersburg.
  • First class ( twin share) sleeping compartment on train Moscow – St.Petersburg.
  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Daily full breakfast. Meals as mentioned in program.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary with private car and guide.
    Entrances as indicated.
  • Moscow Circus performance, or alternative, subject to program.
  • Visas support included.

PRICE FOR TRAVEL PROGRAMM:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax

Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!

Travel program “Grand Russia”

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Firmata Travel provides travel programs in Russia, private tours in Russia and guided tours in St.Petersburg and Moscow.

Travel program “Grand Russia” includes guided tours in St. Petersburg and Novgorod.

St. Petersburg & Novgorod, 5 days

St.Petersburg Vasiljevsky Island

Day 1

Travel programm starts from arrival in St.Petersburg, one of the interesting city in the world. The city was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. From 1712 it is the Russian capital. It is the first city in the world which was build according the General Plan of  two known architects as  Domeniko Trezzini and Jan Batist Leblon. Accommodated at the hotel of your choice.  Lunch is served at the hotel’s restaurant. The rest of the day is free.

Hermitage

Day 2

After breakfast at your hotel, we will take you to a city Sightseeing tour around one of the most beautiful cities.
You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, for a taste of local specialities. After lunch, you will explore the Hermitage Museum, featuring one of the finest collections in th e world. The museum is located in the Imperial Winter Palace, home of the Romanovs to the days of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Earlier dinner at the hotel. Evening performance at  the Theatre.

St.Petersburg sightseeing

Day 3

In the morning breakfast is served  in your hotel’s restaurant. Enjoy trip to the two summer  palaces and their spectacular grounds at Tsarskoe Selo and  Pavlovsk. Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo was built by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine I as the Pavlovsk Palace was build by Catherine II for her son Paul I and his big family.

Pavlovsk

Lunch at a local restaurant on the way from Tsarskoe Selo to Pavlovsk. The rest of the day is free..

Day 4

After breakfast, full day (10 hours) trip  to Novgorod, the oldest city in Russia. During private guided tour we offer you the city sightseeing tour including Kremlin, Yaroslav’s yard, St. Sofia Cathedral, and Icon Museum. Enjoy lunch at the “Kholmgrad” restaurant. Visit to Yuriev Monastery and open air Wooden Architecture Museum.

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel. Free day until transfer to the railway station or airport.

Tour price includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at  hotel of your choice.
  • Meet and greet, transfers and luggage handling.
  • Meals as mentioned in itineraryNovgorod. Kreml
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary with private car and guide.
  • Performance at the Theatre.
  • One day trip to Novgorod as mentioned in program.
  • Visas support included.

YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

PRICE FOR TOUR:

1 pax

2-3 pax

4-9 pax

10-19 pax

20 – 29 pax

30 – < pax







Travel to Russia easy and comfortably with Firmata Travel!