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Grand Tour of Turkey and Russia / 13 Days (Escorted / First Class)

Istanbul  . Ankara . Cappadocia . Konya . Pamukkale . Antalya . Moscow . St. Petersburg

Weekly Guaranteed Departure  

DAY 01


Depart USA. meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment.

DAY 02


Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure (D): ISTANBUL

DAY 03


After breakfast at the hotel  a guided tour  , including  Topkapi Palace , St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar and ovenight in Istanbul Tonight optional dinner with a Turkish show(B)

DAY 04


After breakfast , In the morning drive to Ankara visit to Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Then  the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Continue to Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake arrive in Cappadocia and overnight (BD).

DAY 05


Early in the morning  optional Ballon tour.  Then full day excursion in Cappadocia with Oztanik  Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme, natural fortress in Uchisar   Overnight in Cappadocia (BD).

DAY 06


Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, drive to Pamukkale and overnight (BD).

DAY 07


After breakfast , Transfer to Antalya Airport for flight to Moscow. Arrival. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight

DAY 08


After breakfast , This tour will help you to get acquainted with Moscow – the capital of Russia. You will find out peculiar detail about the history of this ancient city, as Moscow’s origins have long been shrouded of the mystery of time; there are countless stories and myths about Moscow. You will see the unique historical, architectural and cultural landmarks: the Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Intercession on the Moat (which people renamed as the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed), the Bolshoy Theatre, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. You’ll feel the originality and the grandeur of Moscow – the center of political, financial, cultural and spiritual life of Russia. Overnight

DAY 09


After breakfast , Tour to the Kremlin and Cathedrals The Kremlin is the historical centre of the city, the heart of Moscow. This is one of the most famous museums of the world, which continues to attract visitors in great numbers. Kremlin is located on a hill washed from one side by the Moscow–river. On the Kremlin grounds you can see the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon and visit Annunciation (Blagoveschensky), Archangel (Arkhangelsky) and Assumption (Voznesensky) Cathedrals, the Bell –Tower of Ivan the Great and the Church of the Twelve Apostles – the wonderful monuments of Russian church architecture with unique richly decorated interiors. Overnight

DAY 10


After breakfast , Transfer to Airport for flight to St. Petersburg. Arrival , Transfer to Hotel. Overnight

DAY 11


After breakfast , City Tour in St. Petersburg during the tour you will become acquainted with architecture, history and present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia, the history of the Romanov dynasty. Among the rich parade of sights to be enjoyed will be Palace Square with the Winter Palace, the Square of Arts with the Russian Museum, the Smolny Convent, the famous Nevsky Avenue, the Summer Garden and the Field of Mars. You will enjoy the classical ensemble of the Senate Square with its famous “Bronze Horseman”, the spit of Basil island, many other architectural monuments, gorgeous palaces, marvellous bridges and picturesque embankments. Overnight

DAY 12


After breakfast , Visit the Hermitage. Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world after Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London. Hermitage collection numbers over 3 million exhibits from prehistoric to modern times. The Russian Empress Catherine II founded it in 1764, when she bought a large number of Western European paintings. To house the collection she ordered a new building to be constructed. Now the permanent museum display occupies five buildings (The Winter Palace, The Small Hermitage, The Old Hermitage, The New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre), which form a brilliant architectural ensemble. The remarkable architects and sculptors of 18th – 19th centuries decorated the museum’s interiors. A number of staterooms, where official ceremonies used to be held, preserve their sumptuous décor. The Hermitage acquires authentic masterpieces by the greatest painters and sculptors of the World, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Claude Monet, August Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso and Matisse. The Hermitage complex is a veritable spiritual universe created in the course of times and filled with the unique gifts of creativity. Overnight

DAY 13


After breakfast,Transfer by global gate vacations to airport for your homebound flight.

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Accommodation at hotels (meals as per itinerary)

Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary (Land and Air prices)

Included sightseeing with entrance fees as per itinerary

Professional tour directors to escort you


Airport taxes and September 11th security fees

 Internal flight back to Istanbul

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Istanbul :Green Park 

Cappadocia: Dedeman

Pamukkale: Lycus River

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Moscow is one of the world’s largest megacities. Its population was 10,500,000 people in October 2002, with the territory of 878,7 square kilometers. The boundary of Moscow (since 1960) corresponds to the Moscow Ring road which is situated 17-21 kilometers away from the city centre.

Local authorities are, since 1991, Moscow Mayoralty and Moscow government

Moscow, capital of Russia, is one of the most strange, miraculous and beautiful cities in the world. It has a European character incredibly mixed together with unforgettable features of old Russian city, keeps traces of all major events of Russian history and leaves no one indifferent

Moscow is located at 55.55'of northern latitude and 37.37' to the east of the Greenwich's meridian, in the centre of the East-European plain in the zone of mixed forests. It is intersected by the Moscow river, which takes a number of tributaries between the Oka and the Volga. The largest of the tributaries are the Yausa and Setun'.

There is a folk saying about seven hills supporting Moscow. In fact, hilly are only some parts of former Moscow area, and the highest is the south-western part of the town. Geographically, it is defined as Teplostanskaya upland; the central and eastern parts of the town's area are more flat and low, and its major part is occupied by the valley of the Moscow river with its tributaries.

The Moscow climate is moderately continental, although it is colder than in other European cities. Temperature amplitude is 28 C. The cool period of the year starts on September, 29 and ends on May, 10. Normally, the rainfall ranges within 540-650mm per year. The rainy period lasts from April to October. An estimated duration of the severe snow period is from November, 26 to April, 11. The height of the snow cover reaches 35 cm in the end of winter. Atmospheric pressure, which doesn't strongly change during the year, is 747mm. Winds in Moscow may blow in any direction, but during periods of warm weather the north-western ones prevail, while the south-western winds are proper to cool seasons.

Weather is rather unstable in Moscow, and the weather forecast service is the most common object for jokes. One of possible reasons justifying not quite reliable forecasts is considerable temperature amplitude between parts of Moscow, which may reach 10 C in spring or autumn

More than 8mln people are living in Moscow, and more than 11mln in Moscow with its suburbs. Initially, Russians predominated, and this is true now as well, although there are some changes in proportions between Russians, Tatars, Jews and people from the Caucasus republics. Muscovites by birth are not so numerous now. Christianity is a predominant religion in Moscow. Russian Orthodox Church is most popular, other religious societies are active: Moslems, Protestants, Old-believers, Single-believers, Judaism. Each religious confession has its own church, or synagogue, or any other house for praying, as well as a school and publishing house. ct "pure" language.


St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is often referred to as the Venice of the North or the Paris of the East, but its beauty is really a brand all its own. From the White Nights festival during the mysterious summer twilight to top theater and ballet productions and concerts on magical winter evenings, the city offers a vibrant cultural life that is second to none. And Saint-Petersburg.Com is your St. Petersburg information source. Here you will find everything to plan your trip to this dynamic city.

Although just 300 years old, St. Petersburg has a rich and exciting history, full of dramatic events and major historical figures. Founded in 1703 by Emperor Peter the Great as his "window on the West", St. Petersburg enjoys a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. For those interested in culture and history, St. Petersburg is the perfect holiday destination.

St Petersburg is a relatively young city, by both Russian and European standards, and was only founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great. Despite its short life so far, Petersburg has a rich and exciting history. From the early days of Peter the Great's "Venice of the North" to the modern events of the 1991 coup d'etat, the city has always bustled with life and intrigue, revolution and mystery.

The lands along the Neva River have belonged to the Ancient Russian state since at least the 9th century AD. However, throughout history these lands have harbored a mixed population of Slavs, Finns and other ethnic groups. From the 9th century onwards this area was part of the Principality of Novgorod. The ancient city of Novgorod was an important center of domestic and international trade and craftsmanship. Novgorod merchants traded with Western and Northern Europe and later with the towns of the Hanseatic League and used the Neva River and Lake Ladoga to transport their goods.

In 1240, whilst most of Southern and Central Russia was fighting the Mongol invasion, a Swedish invasion landed on the banks of the Neva River. The Novgorod troops of Prince Alexander went out to meet the foe and on July 15, 1240 fought the Battle of The Neva (Nevskaya Bitva). The Russians successfully launched a surprise attack on the Swedes and were victorious. This battle became a symbol of Russia's dramatic fight for independence and Prince Alexander was given the name Alexander Nevsky (i.e. Alexander of the Neva) and was later declared a Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church for his efforts to protect Russia and its Christian faith. Later, in the 18th century, he was also proclaimed the patron saint of St. Petersburg - Peter the Great's great European city built on the banks of the Neva.

In the 16th century the power and prosperity of Novgorod was subdued by Moscow and the lands along the Neva River became part of the centralized Russian state - Muscovite Russia. However, at the beginning of the 17th century serious unrest began to brew in Russia, after the last Tsar of the Riurik dynasty - Fiodor Ioanovich (the son of Ivan the Terrible), had died leaving no heirs to the throne. The new ruler, Vasily Shuisky, invited the Swedes to fight on his side. The Swedes realized how weak Russia was, and decided instead to occupy a significant portion of North-Western Russia. Even after the new Romanov dynasty was established in 1613, Russia had to admit some territorial losses. A new border between Russia and Sweden was established by the Stolbovo Treaty of 1617. For the remainder of the century the Neva River area became a part of Sweden, and the Swedes effectively cut off Russia from all Baltic trade routes.