I am off to Moscow and St. Petersburg April 2016

Date: Itinerary:
4/27/2016 (arrival) – Wednesday Plane lands at 11 am. Will have the late afternoon and evening to sight see. Ideas: Pushkin Art Museum (closes at 8:00 pm)

4/28/2016 (Day 1) – Thursday RED SQUARE / St. Basil Cathedral Day: 10:45 am – Free Moscow Walking Tour (2.5 hrs), 2:00 pm – Metro Tour (1.5 hrs), 4:00 pm Communism Tour (2 hrs). Evening is open for dinner.

4/29/2016 (Day 2) – Friday KREMLIN DAY: 10:00 am Armory Museum (Faberge Eggs), 2:00 pm Kremlin Tour (1.5 hrs), 4:00 pm Diamon Fund. Look for a boat tour after this.

4/30/2016 (Day 3) – Saturday 11:00 am Obrazstov Puppet Theater performance, Moscow Botanical Garden – Check in to Hilton Leningradskaya (4:00 pm), spend the evening using the pool – explore the hotel and the surrounding area.

5/01/2016 (Day 4) – Sunday 11:00 am Gorky House Museum. 1:00 pm spend afternoon at Novodevichy Convent. 6:30 pm Mystical Tour (2 hrs). Head back and hang at hotel til around 10:00 pm / train leaves at Midnight for St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg:
Date: Itinerary:
05/02/2016 (Day 1) – Monday 11:00 am Walking Tour of City (2 hours). Spend afternoon / evening visisting Cathedrals (Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedra, Kazan Cathedral). 6:54 pm Faberge Egg Museum. 8:30 pm Night Time walking tour (2 hours).

05/03/2016 (Day 2) – Tuesday Spend Morning exploring the areas (Peter and Paul Fortress and Vasilyevsky Island). Visit Menshikov Palace (open 10:30 – 6:00pm). Visit Yusupov Palace – where Rasputin was killed. 8:00 pm Metro Tour (1.5 hours).

05/04/2016 (Day 3) – Wendsday ALL Day trip to Catherine’s Palace and Pavlovs Palace in Pushkin. 2 hour train ride. Need to buy tickets online. 7:30 pm Le Parc performance at MARIINSKY THEATRE.

05/05/2016 (Day 4) – Thursday Hermitage Day – this day is free at the museum. Includes art museum, porcalin museum, Malcite Room, and the Jordan Staircase. Boat Ride tour during the middle of the day / evening. 7:00 pm SWAN LAKE performance at MIKHAILOVSKY THEATRE.

05/06/2016 (Day 5) – Friday ALL day trip to Peterhof Palace. May try taking the hydrofoil (if open for operation) there or the train. 7:30 pm CINDERELLA performance at MARIINSKY THEATRE.

05/07/2016 (Day 6) – Saturday The Russian Museum of Art, St. Michael’s Castle, Stroganov Palace, (parks in between). Spend rest of the day wandering around. Night Open (may do a show / performance).

Ordinary people can travel to extra ordinary places