St. Petersburg + Moscow + Tank Biathlon

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ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW

7 days/6 nights

Day 1

(August 12, 2019) Arrival in St. Petersburg. Transfer Airport - hotel (individual). Accommodation in a 3* hotel in the center of St. Petersburg. Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg (group): Nevsky prospekt, Vasilievskaya Strelka, the Admiralty, Decembrists’s Square, the Cruiser Aurora, view of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Bronze Horseman, the Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Peter&Paul’s Fortress, the Smolny Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, Palace Square with view of Winter Palace (walk).Dinner. Return to the hotel. On demand, for extra fee: night tour " St. Petersburg by night".

Day 2

(August 13, 2019) Breakfast in the hotel.Excursion to Peterhof /Petrodvorets on the Gulf of Finland: the baroque gardens of Peterhof, its unique fountains and cascades, which were designed by Peter the Great himself. It is considered as the most beautiful summer residence of Russian tsars. Walk in the Lower fountain park. Dinner. Free time. Departure to Moscow (via railway)

Day 3

(August 14, 2019) Breakfast on the train. Meeting with the guide. Accommodation at the hotel (possibly after the excursion program).Moscow sightseeing tour (group): St. Basil's Cathedral, House on the Embankment, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Vorobyovy Hills, Poklonnaya Hill, Alexander garden, Russian State Library, State Duma, Bolshoi Theatre. Dinner. Free time.

Day 4

(August 15, 2019) Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion to Red Square. Visit to the Kremlin: The Tsar Cannon, The Tsar Bell, Cathedral of the Archangel, Grand Kremlin Palace and the Armory. Lunch. Free time. On demand,for extra fee: night tour “Lights of Moscow”.

Day 5

(August 16, 2019) Breakfast in the hotel.Visit to the Central Museum of the Armed Forces. Lunch. Visit to Bunker 42. Free time. Dinner.

Day 6

(August 17, 2019) Early breakfast. Transfer to «Alabino» army grounds. Event and the closing ceremony of "Tank Biathlon". The tank biathlon is a international mechanised military sport event promoted by the Russian military, with some similarities to the winter sport of biathlon. It utilizes the complex training of tank crews including their rough terrain passing skills combined with the ability to provide accurate and rapid fire while performing maneuvers. Participating tanks drive a three-lap route of 6–10 km. During the first lap, crews fire at targets positioned at distances of 1,800, 1,700 and 1,500 m. In the second lap, different targets imitating an anti-tank mortar (RPG) squad and an infantry unit are fired upon. These targets are at a distance of 600–700 m, and must be engaged with a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. In the third lap the tank crews fire at targets shaped like an anti-tank gun and ATGM unit using of the turret-mounted heavy machine gun at a distance of 1,200 m. One or more misses leads to an extra penalty lap 500 m long. On the final lap tanks have to go through various terrain obstacles; an obstacle missed or improperly traversed adds 10 seconds to the crew's final timing. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 7

(August 18, 2019) Breakfast in the hotel. Free time. Transfer to the airport.

Price:

  • group of 20 pax - 960 € / 1 pax

Price includes:

  • Transfers: airport-hotel-airport, hotel-«Alabino»-hotel
  • Excursion services in English
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Entrance tickets for tank biathlon

7 days/6 nights

Price:

  • group of 20 pax - 960 € / 1 pax

Price includes:

  • Transfers: airport-hotel-airport, hotel-«Alabino»-hotel
  • Excursion services in English
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Entrance tickets for tank biathlon
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