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Russia: The splendor of St Petersburg and Moscow – 7 Nights / 8 Days

OMR 233.000

Itinerary

Day 1: St. Petersburg

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT

CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 2: St. Petersburg

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

MEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE

 

CITY TOUR

During the tour, you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical

sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg.

 

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS

Peter and Paul Fortress is the place of birth of Saint Petersburg, here began the foundation of this beautiful city. Today it is home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of Saint-Petersburg’s foundation and growth. Here you may visit main

museums like the Peter and Paul cathedral – the tallest building in the city center and the burial place of members of the Imperial family – the Grand Ducan Mausoleum, the Boat house, the Artillery Armory, the Mint, Engineering and Commandant's house, guardhouse

and many others. The fortress also used to be a political prison as you may see during a visit to its casemates, in the XIX in became the main political prison of Russia.

 

FREE TIME FOR LUNCH

 

OPTIONAL: SAINT-ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL

St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest church in SaintPetersburg. Its construction took 40 years, and today it remains one of the most impressive buildings in the city center. Inside the cathedral, which also holds services, you may visit an exhibition telling the incredible story of

its construction, represented with the authentic historical documents, plans and models. You will be impressed by its magnificent interior

 

OPTIONAL: NEVSKY PROSPECT WALKING TOUR

Nevsky prospect has always been the main street of the city, it remembers many important historical events. On both sides the street is surrounded by architectural masterpieces, keeping their own unique history. During this tour you will see the treasures of Saint Petersburg - Anichkov bridge decorated with sculptures, Catherine’s garden and monument in front of the Alexandrinsky theatre, Eliseevy Merchants' Shop, Church of the Savior

on blood, Kazan Cathedral, Royal square with Hermitage, Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral at the left side, and much more. On the way you will meet street musicians, artists, actors and even clowns, which will let you feel the unique creative atmosphere of the city. Even Russian Emperors liked to take a walk along Nevsky prospect - today you will follow their steps!

 

OPTIONAL: KAZAN CATHEDRAL

The Kazan Cathedral was built in 1811 and is usually associated with Russia’s victory over Napoleon in 1812. Its monumental construction was designed in Russian classical style, but it also carries resemblance to great St. Paul cathedral in Rome. Such resemblance was made on purpose – emperor Pavel the First wanted his city to be close to stylish Italy. All 96 columns of cathedral look at the Nevsky Street and greet people walking in the center of Saint Petersburg with its elegant beauty. Museum, which is situated inside of the cathedral,

displays many relics from the Patriotic war, including banners and the heart of Field-Marshal Kutuzov. You are guaranteed to see these relics as well as spectacular Orthodox Church services. Moreover, the small park near the cathedral is the finest place to feed little birds from your hand and blend with locals.

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

 

SUPPLEMENT FOR OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: 49 EUR PP (including guide, transport and entrance tickets)

Day 3: St.Petersburg

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

MEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE

 

PETERHOF (PALACE AND PARK)

Located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 34 kilometers from St.Petersburg, spectacular Peterhof attracts thousands of tourists with its parks, palaces and, mainly, fountains. Among the suburban parks, Peterhof is probably the most famous for its fountains and is thus frequently compared to Versailles. ‘The Samson’ of the Grand Cascade is the most powerful and magnificent one and thus has been made a symbol of the park. As a former residence of the Emperors, Peterhof is also the home of several palaces with the Grand Palace as its main landmark. It had been destroyed by the Nazis and then carefully restored as to exhibit the splendor of the Royal way of life. You will see the halls, brightly decorated with gold, marble and numerous mirrors. The beauty of Peterhof, its marvelous fountains and palaces has left nobody indifferent, and you will probably be no exception.

 

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OPTIONAL: CRUISE BY NEVA RIVER AND CANALS

Saint-Petersburg is aptly called “North Venice”: a boat tour on its rivers and canals is an absolute must-do there. Breathtaking views from the water and bridges over the city architecture are really worth seeing. During this tour you will see all the main points of interest of Saint-Petersburg from water and hear the stories about its most famous bridges such as Anichkov bridge and Bridge with Golden Gryphons. You will travel along the canals and see such jewels of the city as St. Isaac Cathedral, The Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and other places than will mesmerize you and make your visit to the city unforgettable.

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

SUPPLEMENT FOR OPTIONAL EXCURSION: 29 EUR PP (including guide, transport and entrance tickets)

Day 4: St. Petersburg

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

MEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE

HERMITAGE. WINTER PALACE (MAIN COLLECTION) It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – the State Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists; however the collections of the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should not be missed as well. You will be literally overwhelmed by the beauty of the museum and will never forget this magnificent and legendary place.

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OPTIONAL: CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON BLOOD

This church commemorates the assassination of the Emperor Alexander II. It is situated on the very place where he was deadly wounded by terrorists. To visit this memorable place you need to walk to the city center by the Griboedov canal, after one minute of walk from Nevsky street you’ll be stunned by the beauty of its colorful domes and unusual to foreign eye Russian style of architecture. Today the church attracts numerous visitors as a museum thanks to its finest decorations and colorful mosaics. When you walk inside the building – you almost travel to another dimension, where every part of the ceiling and walls is painted with beautiful patterns and pictures from Christian history.

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

SUPPLEMENT FOR OPTIONAL EXCURSION: 29 EUR PP (including guide, transport and entrance tickets)

Day 5: St. Petersburg - Moscow

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

CHECK-OUT OF THE HOTEL

TRANSFER TO THE RAILWAY STATION

SAPSAN TRAIN SAINT PETERSBURG - MOSCOW (2ND CLASS)

TRANSFER FROM THE RAILWAY STATION

CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 6: Moscow

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

MEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE

 

CITY TOUR

Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation and represents a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. If you want to know more about the history of the Russian capital, you need to take this City tour! In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Cathedral Christ-the-Saviour, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonosov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city.

FREE TIME FOR LUNCH

 

OPTIONAL: CHRIST THE SAVIOUR CATHEDRAL

Revisit the key cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Its significantly dramatic past is an integral part of the history of Russia. Consecrated in 1883 to commemorate the victory over Napoleon, the original was torn to the ground by the Soviet government in 1931 and replicated in 2000. Today, it is the biggest Orthodox cathedral in Russia, providing enough room for up to 10,000 people. You will see valuable artifacts inside such as war relics and centuriesold icons and enjoy sweeping views of the city center.

 

OPTIONAL: METRO TOUR

If you wonder why Moscow metro is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is for you! It constitutes a vast museum of underground palaces with impressive interiors, statues and reliefs, monumental and decorative compositions (paintings, mosaics, stained glass and painting) and numerous labyrinths. During the tour you will visit the most remarkable stations like Komsomolskaya, Kurskaya, Kievskaya and others, with the experienced guide who will bring you a full insight into their fascinating history.

 

OPTIONAL: ARBAT STREET

Arbat Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. Originally it was a part of an important trade route and was home to a large number of craftsmen. In the 18th century Arbat became one of the most prestigious living areas in Moscow and then a place for the intelligentsia and artists to live. In soviet times young people used to held their meetings and protests here. The street nowadays reflects these eventful periods with its elegant buildings, a museum in the house of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, a lot of nice shops, cafés and restaurants, an entire wall dedicated to the pioneers of Russian rock and the impressive building of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

SUPPLEMENT FOR OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: 39 EUR PP (including guide, transport and entrance tickets)

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 7: Moscow

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

MEETING WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDE

 

RED SQUARE WALKING TOUR

Even if you have seen this place and its landmarks dozens of times, it will be a breathtaking experience to see it in real life. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73,000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, St Basil’s Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Historical Museum. Turn to the left, and find yourself in one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow - Alexander Garden. It keeps a lot of valuable architectural monuments: Kutafia tower of the Kremlin, Italian grotto, an obelisk to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, as well as sculptures, fountains and mosaics based on popular fairytales. The guide will tell you about the numerous of important historical events, which took place on the Red square and bring you all around it to discover from different points of view.

KREMLIN (TERRITORY AND CATHEDRALS)

Visit one of the most well-known sights of Moscow – the Kremlin with its red brick walls and 20 towers holding their own unique history. Since its first construction in 1156 as a wooden fortress by the order of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky, it has been rebuilt several times. The current appearance was formed in 1495 by the best architects of Russia and Italy. Today Kremlin is the residence of Russian President and the main symbol of the country, revered by all of its citizens.

ALEXANDER GARDEN

Founded in 1812, Alexander Garden is one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow. It lies along the Kremlin’s western wall and consists of three separate gardens: Upper, Middle and Lower Garden. There are a lot of valuable architectural monuments in the gardens: Kutafia tower of the Kremlin, Italian grotto, an obelisk to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, as well as sculptures, fountains and mosaics based on popular fairytales. The biggest essential sight is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier near to the entrance to Red Square. Don’t miss a guard change ceremony which takes place in front of the eternal flame every hour!

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FREE TIME

The city has significantly changed in recent decades: after its communist past, it has emerged as one of the most advanced international cities of Russia. Today it offers a huge variety of interesting sights and entertainment opportunities. There are more than 60 museums awaiting to be explored, beautiful parks, streets, restaurants in the capital. Moscow leaves nobody indifferent, and remains mysterious and magnetic for all its guests. Use your free time to explore it!

OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 8 : Moscow

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

CHECK-OUT OF THE HOTEL

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

DEPARTURE FROM THE AIRPORT

 

Inclusions / Exclusions
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Highlights of this Package:

from OMR 233.000 per Adult on Double Sharing Basis

Sightseeing Places:

St.Petersburg

  • City Tour
  • PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
  • PETERHOF (PALACE AND PARK)
  • HERMITAGE. WINTER PALACE (MAIN COLLECTION)

Moscow

  • City Tour
  • Red Square Walking Tour
  • The Kremlin (TERRITORY AND CATHEDRALS)
  • ALEXANDER GARDEN

Fixed Departure Date : 

22 - 29 March 2020

5 - 12 April 2020

26 April - 3 May 2020

10 - 17 May 2020

17 - 24 May 2020

31 May - 7 June 2020

24 June - 1 July 2020

5 - 12 July 2020

19 - 26 July 2020

9 - 16 August 2020

23 - 30 August 2020

6 - 13 September 2020

13 - 20 September 2020

20 - 27 September 2020

4 - 11 October 2020

11 - 18 October 2020

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Variety Cruises: The Yacht Cruise Experience – 5 Days / 4 Nights

OMR 426.000

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MAHE – ST ANNE – CURIEUSE – COUSIN – PRASLIN – ARIDE – ST PIERRE – PRASLIN

DAY 1: MAHE INTER ISLAND QUAY – ST ANNE ISLAND

Embarkation between 3pm and 4pm. After a welcome cocktail we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne. Welcome dinner.

DAY 2: ST ANNE ISLAND – CURIEUSE

We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse. This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion (included) with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

DAY 3: CURIEUSE – COUSIN ISLAND – PRASLIN

In the morning set sail for Cousin Island. Walking excursion (included) to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care of Bird Life International. A quarter of a million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. In the afternoon set sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for swimming and snorkelling. Evening at anchor.

DAY 4: PRASLIN – ARIDE – ST PIERRE – PRASLIN

In the morning set sail to Aride. Walking excursion (included) to the top of the island for an amazing view of the island. The island is home to the Wright’s gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon’s shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon set sail for St Pierre Island, reaching St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkelling and swimming stop. At sunset, leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night.

DAY 5: BAIE ST ANNE, PRASLIN

Disembarkation between 9am and 10 am. Please note: the itinerary is subject to change based on winds and sea conditions which may render anchorage and landing at some islands very difficult and the company reserves the right to change the itinerary for the safety of the passengers and of the ship. Inclusions / Exclusions

Package Includes:

  • 4 nights Cruise
  • Full Board basis
EXCURSIONS: Some excursions are included in the cruise and there are 2 optional excursions.

 Package Excludes:

  • Port Taxes
  • Visa Charge & Travel Insurance.
  • Tips/Gratuities.
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Highlights of this Package:

OMR 426.00 per person on Double sharing

 

  • Enjoy island hopping from Mahe Inter Island Quay to Baie St Anne, Praslin In an extraordinary 5 day voyage to explore the breathtaking islands of Seychelles! Book your vacation today with #NTTOman
  • Variety Cruises is one of the leading yacht cruise lines worldwide, operating a fleet of 11 fully owned vessels offering travelers the ultimate Yacht Cruise experience. With capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins, Variety Cruises’ upscale yachts and experiential cruise itineraries embrace each destination by visiting much-loved and unfrequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed environment.

Validity: Based on sailing dates, please inquire with us.

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GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • THE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATIONS.
  • PASSPORT TO BE VALID BEYOND 6 MONTHS OF PERIOD OF STAY.
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTELS 1400 HOURS AND CHECK-OUT 1200 HOURS.
  • SALES / TRAVEL / CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY-KINDLY CHECK AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Package confirmed is subject to Booking Conditions / Cancellation policies as applied by Service Providers. Partially unutilized tickets are non-refundable. It is recommended that you take your travel insurance to cover you during your travel, medical expenses in case of an accident / illness, loss of baggage/personal effects, loss of ticket, change of ticket reservation and cancellation of the tour. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that their passports and visas are valid for travel. Kindly contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate for same.

Kiev: Unravel the City – 5 Days / 4 Nights

OMR 289.000

Itinerary
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Itinerary

Day – 1 : ARRIVE KIEV

Arrive Kiev Airport and private transfer to Hotel.

Day free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 2 : KIEV

Optional Hop on Hop off City Sightseeing – Kiev, Ukraine

During the excursion, you will see the main shrine of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine – the Kiev-Pecherska Lavra. View the unusual Paton Bridge, learn about the left bank and see the monumental 110 yard-high Motherland Statue, which has become the hallmark of the capital city. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Kyiv-Pechers'ka Lavra monastery and Saint Sophia's Cathedral with its great bell tower, the beautiful Saint Michael's Cathedral. Enjoy a great panoramic view of the Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, one of the oldest indoor markets in the capital, the Besarabka. You will also see the deepest underground station in the world, Arsenal'na, Glory Park and much more. Sure to stand out is the main red building of the National University. Furthermore, you will enjoy a great panoramic view of the most beautiful avenue in the city, Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, and one of the oldest indoor markets in the capital, the Besarabs'kyy Market. You will also see Kyiv's main street, Khreshchatyk, and the Opera House, as well as the Golden Gates and the ancient Volodymyrs'ka Street, decorated with architecture from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 3 : KIEV

Optional Private tour of the Olympiysky Stadium – Kiev, Ukraine

Have a wonderful experience and feel like a footballer by visiting the Olimpiysky stadium.
Duration of tour: 2 hours

This is a great opportunity to look behind the scenes of the largest stadium in Ukraine – NSC Olympiyskiy. Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer to the stadium. The tour will take you behind the scenes into areas usually reserved only to the players, you will feel the spirit of the game in the changing rooms and experience a real footballer's emotions by going up the players tunnel to the pitch entrance. A unique program which will give you the opportunity to see the most secluded sports of the arena, evaluate luxury of executive class sky boxes and walk along lounge and VIP zones admiring all-around views of the main sports arena of Ukraine Elite class.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 4: KIEV

Day at leisure. Free for exploring Kiev on own.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day – 5 : DEPARTURE

Breakfast at Hotel, Check out and transfer to Kiev airport to fly back to Muscat.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Package Includes:

  • Economy class airfare on Qatar Airways
  • 04 nights accommodation in Royal Grand 4* category of hotel or similar in Kiev
  • Arrival and departure assistance.
  • Return Airport Transfer on Private Basis.

 Package Excludes:

  • Visa Fees
  • Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance
  • All other items not mentioned in package inclusion
  • All personnel expenses like telephone, Compulsory Tips, laundry, portage etc.

Note:

  • Sightseeing tours are optional
  • Package prices are subject to change and availability.

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Highlights of this Package:

From OMR 289.000 Per Person on Double / Triple Sharing Basis

  • 4 Nights in Kiev
  • Visa on arrival for Omani and Indian Nationals
  • Optional visit to world famous Kiev Olympic Stadium

 

Package Validity : 31st Oct 2018

*Peak Season surcharge applicable during Black out dates, Christmas & New Year period.

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GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • THE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATIONS.
  • PASSPORT TO BE VALID BEYOND 6 MONTHS OF PERIOD OF STAY.
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTELS 1400 HOURS AND CHECK-OUT 1200 HOURS.
  • SALES / TRAVEL / CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY-KINDLY CHECK AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Package confirmed is subject to Booking Conditions / Cancellation policies as applied by Service Providers. Partially unutilized tickets are non-refundable. It is recommended that you take your travel insurance to cover you during your travel, medical expenses in case of an accident / illness, loss of baggage/personal effects, loss of ticket, change of ticket reservation and cancellation of the tour. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that their passports and visas are valid for travel. Kindly contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate for same.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • THE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND SUBJECT TO FINAL CONFIRMATIONS.
  • PASSPORT TO BE VALID BEYOND 6 MONTHS OF PERIOD OF STAY.
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTELS 1400 HOURS AND CHECK-OUT 1200 HOURS.
  • SALES / TRAVEL / CANCELLATION CONDITIONS APPLY-KINDLY CHECK AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

Package confirmed is subject to Booking Conditions / Cancellation policies as applied by Service Providers. Partially unutilized tickets are non-refundable. It is recommended that you take your travel insurance to cover you during your travel, medical expenses in case of an accident / illness, loss of baggage/personal effects, loss of ticket, change of ticket reservation and cancellation of the tour. It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that their passports and visas are valid for travel. Kindly contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate for same.

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