Greenbee was launched by John Lewis to provide insurance for your home, car, holidays, weddings and even your pets. However, the website www.greenbee.com offers much more than just insurance and offers a specialist travel service including group tours to Russia. From just £1630, Greenbee will whisk you off on an 8-day, flying to Moscow from London Heathrow with British Airways.
The tour group then stays at the Marriott Tverskaya Hotel for three nights. During the first full day in Moscow, the tour group visits Red Square, Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and St Basil’s Cathedral. If you want some time off in the afternoon there is the option of personal leisure time or a visit to Tretyakov Gallery.
On the third day, the tour visits Sergiev Posad, built around the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, one of Russia’s most important religious and historical landmarks. The final day in Moscow is spent at the Kremlin, Russia’s apex of political power. Here you visit the Patriarch’s Palace, Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum which contains the greatest collection of British silver in the world, in addition to treasures accumulated by the Russian state and church.
A four hour train journey takes you to St. Petersburg where the tour group stays at the Ambassador Hotel for four nights. The following day, a tour visiting sights such as Nevsky Prospekt, Vasilevsky island, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress, is provided. During the afternoon, the tour goes to the Yusupov Palace and attends a canal boat cruise.
The sixth day of the tour is dedicated to one of the largest museums in the world, the Hermitage, which contains a vast collection of European masterpieces. The penultimate day in Russia is spent at Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin, followed by an afternoon visit to Peter the Great’s Summer Palace and gardens. Finally, before jetting back to London’s Heathrow, a brief visit to St Issac’s Cathedral is made.
During the trip, should any of the tour desire to see an opera or ballet performance in either Moscow or St. Petersburg, tickets can be pre-booked through Greenbee Specialist Travel.
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