RUSSIA 165 EUROPE Moscow and St Petersburg Imaginative Facts Tour code: UTMO • Activities: Extensive walking in towns • Accommodation: 6 nights tourist class hotels and 1 night overnight train • Transport: Train, bus, metro • Fully Escorted: By Imaginative Traveller tour leader DAY 1: MOSCOW- On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. DAYS 2 & 3: MOSCOW- We enjoy a guided tour of two of Moscow's most famous sights, the Kremlin and Red Square. The following morning we explore Moscow's famous and rather elegant metro system. The afternoon is free to explore this enigmatic city further. ( B) DAY 4: MOSCOW - OVERNIGHT TRAIN-Free day in Moscow before boarding the overnight train to St. Petersburg. ( B) DAY 5: ST. PETERSBURG- On arrival we take an orientation walk of this fascinating city, built as Peter the Great's ' window on the world'. DAYS 6 & 7: ST. PETERSBURG-Today we have a guided tour of the renowned Hermitage Museum, a marvellous collection of buildings and treasures. The next day is free for further exploration in this intriguing and enchanting city. ( B) DAY 8: ST. PETERSBURG- Tour ends. ( B) Compare these two great Russian icons • Take guided tours of Moscow's most famous locations • Walk the sights of St Petersburgincluding the Hermitage Museum • Witness the opulent legacy of the tsars in both cities Single Supplement £ 470 ( optional) Voluntary Carbon Offset £ 4.19 * Price includes tour price of £ 999and local payment of € 250All prices are subject to currency fluctuations £ 1190pp Land Only * traveller Tour duration 8 days Starts SunEnds Sun MoscowSt. Petersburg 2009 10- May- 0917- May- 09 07- Jun- 0914- Jun- 09 05- Jul- 0912- Jul- 09 02- Aug- 0909- Aug- 09 30- Aug- 0906- Sep- 09 27- Sep- 0904- Oct- 09 Starts SunEnds Sun MoscowSt. Petersburg 2010 09- May- 1016- May- 10 06- Jun- 1013- Jun- 10 04- Jul- 1011- Jul- 10 01- Aug- 1008- Aug- 10 29- Aug- 1005- Sep- 10 26- Sep- 1003- Oct- 10 Save up to 15% on your tour - see page 243
CENTRALASIA 166 central asia Land of fabled cities and evocative names. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan; ancient and modern trading routes such as the great Silk Road between Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand and the famous Trans- Mongolian train journey connecting Beijing with Moscow; not forgetting the vast sweeping vistas of Mongolia and the Gobi Desert. Home to Tamerlane and Genghis Khan - the entire region overspills with exotic history, much still unknown, waiting to be discovered and ripe to create memorable travel experiences.