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Special Departures

2016

Spain

Pansy Tour

Moscow & St. Petersburg

Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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Spain

SABA4LM

Splendour of The three cultures (Andalusia & Toledo) + Barcelona & Madrid / 8 Days

Departure 12 :1 to 19 August 2016‎

Departure 26 :2 August to 02 September 2016‎

Day 1 (friday)

BARCELONA‎

Meeting assistance at the airport and transfer to the

hotel. Free time to relax.‎

Day 2 (saturday)

BARCELONA‎

Breakfast, Morning at leisure. In the afternoon,

Artistic city tour of Barcelona:‎

well known world wide for the Olympic Games during

1992, Barcelona is known as ‎the capital of Modernism

and the place where famous architect Antoni Gaudí

lived. ‎Drive along the main avenues with impressive

modernist buildings such as La ‎Sagrada Familia

(Holy Family) Basilica where we do Walking Tour

exterior of ‎Sagrada Familia, where vaults reach up

to seventy meters. Then enjoy short visit at ‎Gaudi's

bizarre Parc Guell which has been declared a UNESCO

World Heritage Site. ‎Then our tour follows to Paseo

de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings

‎like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. The tour ends near

the Casa Batlló at Paseo de ‎Gracia 43. ‎

Day 3 (sunday)

BARCELONA – MADRID (train)‎

Breakfast, Transfer to Sants rail station. Departure

by AVE train to Madrid at 09:00 ‎a.m. Arrival at 11:45

a.m. Transfer to the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for

an ‎afternoon Panoramic sightseeing tour of Madrid:

find the medieval origins of the ‎city, like the Arabic

fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, characterized

by the antiquity ‎of its buildings drive through the

courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterised

by ‎Phillip II and his Renaissance and Baroque style

buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza ‎Mayor and Plaza

de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the

complex town ‎planning schemes of Charles III, the

Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains ‎and

the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such

as Prado Museum. The ‎contemporary Madrid with

areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of

‎Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as

well as commercial and financial ‎zones of Modern

Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the

Santiago ‎Bernabéu Football Stadium. A stop will be

made at the famous “Hard Rock Café” to ‎enjoy a free

drink. ‎

Day 4 (monday)

MADRID – CÓRDOBA – SEVILLA

Breakfast, Pick up from your hotel and transfer to

Bus terminal. Departure at 08:30 ‎a.m. Drive along the

land of Don Quixote “The Man from La Mancha” to

Córdoba. City ‎tour including the Mosque and Jewish

Quarter. Continue to Seville. Dinner at the ‎hotel.‎

Day 5 (tuesday)

SEVILLA‎

Breakfast, Monumental and Panoramic city tour

(Cathedral from outside, Santa Cruz ‎Quarter, Maria

Luisa Gardens). Afternoon at leisure for you to

discover exclusive ‎views.‎

Dinner and accommodation. Optional Flamenco tour

in Seville.‎

Day 6 (wednesday)

SEVILLA – GRANADA

Breakfast, and departure via the Caliphate road to

Granada. Visit of La Alhambra and ‎Generalife Gardens,

the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to

1492, an ‎amazing

monumental environment. Dinner and

accommodation. Optional /flamenco show in a ‎Gipsy

Zambra at the Sacromonte Square

Day 7 (thursday)

GRANADA - TOLEDO – MADRID

After breakfast, departure towards the Imperial City

of Toledo (World Heritage city), ‎where the three

cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish and Jewish)

have lived ‎together. Interesting tour of the most

important city monuments, its narrow streets and ‎the

famous Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in

iron). Continue to Madrid and ‎transfer to your hotel.

Day 8 (friday)

MADRID – BEIRUT

Breakfast. At your leisure till departure transfer time

to airport for final flight to Beirut


Flight Details: ‎

Lufthansa Airlines

BEYFRA 04:15 07:30

FRABCN 09:50 11:50

MADFRA 17:45 20:20

FRABEY 22:15 03:05

‎Foreseen hotels or Similar:‎

City ‎“T” Class‎ ‎“A” Class‎

Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona 505‎ Barcelona Plaza 4* ‎

Madrid Mayorazgo 4*‎ Catalonia Gran Via / Tryp Madrid Plaza Espana

Sevilla Catalonia Santa Justa 4*‎ Melia Lebreros 4*+‎

Granada Los Angeles 4*‎ Melia Granada 4*+‎

Price per person in Euro:‎

Class Double Single Triple

‎"T"‎ ‎1135‎ ‎1480‎ ‎1120‎

‎"A"‎ ‎1215‎ ‎1585‎ ‎1180‎

Notes: ‎

‎* Child between 4 & 7 years having extra bed in family’s room:

on Request

‎* Child between 7 & 12 pays adult price

‎* Tourist city taxes in Barcelona are not included and should

be paid on the spot.‎

‎* Supplement for departure 1 (12 August): 50 USD per person‎

Prices Include:‎

Airplane Ticket with Lufthansa Airlines

Accommodation at the selected hotel class for 7 nights ‎

Meet & Assist at Madrid Airport

All transfers: Airport – Hotel – Train Station - Bus terminal –

Hotel - Airport

All tours in the program including entrance fees – guiding –

transfers ‎

Meals where mentioned in program (7 Breakfasts – 3 dinners)‎

Prices Exclude:‎

Airport Taxes 300 USD (Subject to Change without prior

notice)‎

Visa Fees

Travel Insurance 20 USD

Travel cancellation insurance (Optional – highly recommended)‎

Personal Expenses of any kind

Notes:‎

This package is available every Friday (all year round) with a

different rate, please refer to our ‎webpage for details. (www.

samadtours.com)‎

Please review our cancellation policy before you book your

trip.‎


Pansy Tour

SAMFAN7

2 Days: Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence – ‎Bologna – Padova – Venice

‎3 Special Departures:‎

Flight Details: ‎

Alitalia Airlines

Lufthansa Airlines

08 JUL BEYFCO 16:45 19:20 03 AUG BEYFRA 04:15 07:30 24 AUG BEYFRA 04:15 07:30

14 JUL VCEFCO 12:10 13:25 03 AUG FRAFCO 12:20 14:05 24 AUG FRAFCO 12:20 14:05

14 JUL FCOBEY 15:40 19:55 09 AUG VCEFRA 18:35 20:00 30 AUG VCEFRA 18:35 20:00

09 AUG FRABEY 22:15 03:05 30 AUG FRABEY 22:15 03:05

Day 1 ROME

Departure from Beirut to Rome, meet and assist then

you will be transferred to your hotel.

Check in and enjoy your first day in Italy. ‎

Day 2 ROME

After breakfast Full day including lunch (Baroque

Rome + Ancient ROME), have the highlights of Rome

in your hands and go inside the Pantheon and San

Luigi dei Francesi (National French Church). We will

pick you up at your hotel and take you to visit the

highlights of Baroque Rome, starting from the Spanish

Steps. Moving next to Piazza Navona, enjoying a nice

walk through the streets of the Capital. Discover

secrets and legends of the most popular stairway of

the world, background of many Hollywood movies.

Enjoy the 18 th century atmosphere of the square with

the beautiful Barcaccia, fountain designed by Bernini

father and Son. Then head to Trevi Fountain: the

imposing set for the Oscar winner movie by Fellini “

La Dolce Vita”, icon of the Italian sixties and beloved

by visitors for the coin throwing tradition, to ensure a

future visit to Rome. The tour will continue with a stop

of the Pantheon, one of the most precious ancient

Roman monuments. Once Temple dedicated to all

the Gods, converted later in a Catholic Church, this

is a real masterpiece of architecture with its original

ancient dome with the “oculum” and its interior

decorations. The visit will continue with a stop inside

the Church of St. Louis of the French, which hosts

beautiful works of art by Caravaggio.

After lunch, take a complete tour of Colosseum,

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine

Hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was

founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum

and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol

of Rome in the world. The Ampitheater created to

entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows

of gladiators, animans and cruel games, is now one of

the most fascinating landmark of the city. Then walk

on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via

Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and

Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and

dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire.

Day 3 ROME

Breakfast, Optional Tours: choose one of the below

tours or be free at your leisure.

Espresso and Gelato (36 € per person): There’s no

better way to truly understand Rome than through

‎your stomach. ‎

Food Tour of Rome (51 € per person): Food lovers, this

is your time! ‎

Day 4 ROME, ASSISI, SIENA, FLORENCE

Departing at 7:15am from the hotel Massimo D’Azeglio

by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ‎where you

can explore this tiny town, surrounded by walls built

in the middle ages, at your own ‎leisure. Take time

to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see

masterpieces by Giotto and ‎Ciambue, and have lunch

(not included). Board the bus for Siena, a medieval

town surrounded by ‎ancient walls that is known for

the Palio, an annual summertime horse race around

the shell-shaped ‎town square, Piazza del Campo.

Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will

check in to your ‎hotel before enjoying Dinner and a

well-earned night of rest.‎

Day 5 FLORENCE

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing

around beautiful Florence, the “cradle of ‎renaissance,

where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art

reached its pinnacle. Based on etruscan-‎roman

origins, the city flourished in the middle ages as

a free “comune” and was further refined by the

‎renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous

monuments, churches, and buildings, as Santa ‎Maria


del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its ‎magnificent dome

built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the campanile tower (partly ‎designed by Giotto) and the

baptistery, with its bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the “gates of ‎paradise.” In the heart of the city, you

will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known ‎as Palazzo Vecchio), and the basilica of Santa

Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscany restaurant in Santa ‎Croce square. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone

streets of Florence on your own or take a ‎short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical marine

republics of Italy. There, you will ‎tour the square of miracles, which houses the Duomo, the leaning tower, and

the baptistery.‎

Day 6 FLORENCE, BOLOGNA, PADOVA, VENICE

Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. There, you will wander through the city’s 38 kilometers ‎worth

of elegant arcades (or porticos), for which Bologna is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, you will ‎walk to Piazza del

Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of ‎the city, where you will find

Neptune fountain; King Renzo Palace; Podestà Palace; and the basilica of ‎San Petronio, one of the biggest in the

world. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with its ‎original Sant’Antonio basilica. Later, you will arrive in

Venice, world-renowned for its classic gondola ‎boats and its elegant, refined art. Check in to your hotel for Dinner

and an overnight stay.‎

‎Foreseen hotels or Similar:‎

City Tourist Class Superior Class

Rome Santa Costanza – Rome Bettoja Hotel 4*‎

Rome Garden 3*‎

Florence Mediterraneo ‎ Mediterraneo ‎

Venice Delfino 4* (Mestre)‎ Carlton Grand Canal 4*‎

Price per person in Euro:‎

Category Triple & Double Single

Tourist Class ‎1165‎ ‎1425‎

Superior Class ‎1295‎ ‎1610‎

‎Notes:

- Child under 6 years, sharing parents’ room is free of

charge

‎- Child above 6 pays as adult

‎- Please note that for Tourist Class, the Hotel in Venice is

located in Mestre (Not in Venice island) ‎

Prices Include:

‎- Airplane Ticket BEIRUT – ROME // VENICE – BEIRUT, WITH

Alitalia or Lufthansa according to your ‎departure date

‎- Arrival transfer in Rome Airport – Hotel

‎- 6 Nights at your selected category of hotels including

Breakfast

‎- 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners as per itinerary

‎- Tour Escort accompanying the group (English speaking

Only)

‎- Service charges and taxes

‎- Transfer by Deluxe motor coach throughout the tour

‎- Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary

Prices Exclude:

‎- Airport Taxes 120 USD (subject to change on the date of

ticket issuance)

‎- Tax of stay in Rome – Florence – Venice (According to each

city council rules)

‎- Visa Fees

‎- Travel Insurance: 20 USD (Obligatory)

‎- Supplement 10 USD for cancellation insurance (Optional)

‎- Personal Expenses of any kind

Day 7 VENICE

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes

to an end. You will arrange your transfer to the

airport ‎for final departure ‎


Budapest, Vienna & Prague

‎9 Days / Special Departure

From 12-04 August‎

From 26 -18 August

Flight Details: Lufthansa Airlines via Frankfurt ‎

04 AUG BEYFRA 07:30 04:15 18 AUG BEYFRA 07:30 04:15

04 AUG FRABUD 09:50 08:20 18 AUG FRABUD 10:00 08:30

12 AUG PRGFRA 20:40 19:30 26 AUG PRGFRA 19:25 18:15

13 AUG FRABEY 03:05 22:15 27 AUG FRABEY 03:05 22:15

Day 1

Meet at Beirut International Airport to travel to

Hungary, on board of Lufthansa Airlines at ‎04:10,

arrival to Budapest at 09:50, meet and transfer with

private bus to Nemzeti Budapest ‎hotel (http://hotelnemzeti-budapest.hu/en/)

Check in by 14:00 & free

time.‎

Day 2 Grand City Tour

of Budapest including Parliament from inside.

Breakfast, We start the tour from the Chain Bridge,

pass by the Parliament and take the ‎Margaret Bridge

to drive over to the Buda side. We stop in the Castle

District and during a ‎short walk we show you the

main attractions of the area. We walk to Matthias

Church and ‎to the Fishermen’s Bastion (from where

you can enjoy the beautiful panorama). Next, we ‎drive

to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) and show you the most

spectacular view of Budapest. We ‎then take you over

the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and show you the famous

Central Market ‎Hall and the largest Synagogue of

Europe, after which we drive to the City Park. We pass

by ‎Europe’s largest thermal spa, the Budapest Zoo

and the Amusement Park, then stop at the ‎Heroes’

Square (with statues of the most famous Hungarian

kings and dukes). We then ‎take the Andrássy Avenue

to downtown Pest, pass by the Opera House and the

St ‎Stephen’s Basilica. During the tour we offer a brief

overview of the last 1000 years of ‎Hungarian history.

The Tour ends in the city-centre.‎

Day 3 Budapest – Vienna

Breakfast, Check out and transfer to Vienna by

private bus, arrival to Mercure Biedermier ‎Vienna

Hotel (http://grand-hotel-biedermeier.h-rsv.com/),

check in, and free afternoon at leisure.‎

Day 4 City Tour and Schonbrunn Palace ‎

Breakfast, Overview of most important sight in

Vienna. Along famous Ringstrasse: State ‎Opera House,

Museum of Fine Arts, new cultural district Museum

Quartier, Hofburg ‎(former residence of Emperors),

Parliament, City hall, Burg theater, Highlight of tour:

visit ‎of showrooms Schonbrunn Palace, former

residence of Habsburg family. End of tour at ‎Opera,

on the way Belvedere Palace.‎

Day 5 (Optional Tour to Salzburg)‎

Breakfast, Enjoy a Full Day Tour To the Sound of

Music City: Salzburg On our way to ‎Mozart‘s town

of birth you become acquainted with the beautiful

Salzkammergut ‎landscape with its mountains and its

numerous lakes, where the Emperor Franz Joseph and

‎his family used to spend their holidays. Skirting the

Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang you ‎reach Salzburg,

where you will have time for lunch. The afternoon

will be dedicated to a ‎stroll through the old city,

showing you the most important sights of this old

Bishop‘s Seat. ‎These are the Cathedral, the Festival

Hall, St. Peter‘s Abbey Church and its graveyard

(tomb of Mozart‘s sister Nannerl). Of course we will

show you Mozart‘s birth place in the ‎Getreidegasse.

The Edelweiss- Song from the movie Sound of Music

will come to your ‎memory, while passing the horsepond

and from the gardens of Mirabell-Palace you

will ‎have a marvellous view of the Hohensalzburg

Fortress.‎

Day 6 Vienna – Prague

with a visit to Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO LISTED TOWN)‎.

Breakfast – Check-out and transfer to Prague by

private bus, on the way you will have a ‎chance to

admire the beautiful south Bohemian countryside,


with its picturesque villages ‎and many ponds. Cesky

Krumlov is a city on the UNESCO heritage list. The

unique urban ‎complex comprising three hundred

historic houses and the National Castle and Chateau,

‎the second largest after Prague Castle, draws many

visitors every year and is rightly called ‎the PEARL OF

RENAISSANCE. In the late afternoon you will arrive

to Yasmine Hotel ‎(www.hotel-yasmin.cz) in Prague,

check in and free time at leisure.‎

Day 8Full day tour

to Karlovy Vary (BOHEMIA)‎. Breakfast, enjoy a full

day tour to Karlovy Vary: The world famous SPA city

of Carlsbad lying ‎in a picturesque, forested valley is

famous for its 12 thermal springs. First you will visit

the ‎glass exhibition at the MOSER factory. Then, as

you stroll through the city along the spa ‎colonnades,

you will have the chance to try not only the mineral

springs, but also the ‎delicious local wafers…‎

Day 7 Grand City Tour

of Prague. Breakfast, During the grand sightseeing

tour, you will be given all the basic information

‎about Golden Prague’s historical monuments. A

bus will take you past the State Opera, the ‎National

Museum and Wenceslas Square with its statue of St.

Wenceslas. Then you will ‎continue across Charles

Square to the banks of the Vltava River, to Charles

Bridge, the ‎Rudolfinum and across the river to Prague

Castle. There a walk around the castle ‎courtyards

awaits you, where amongst other things, you will

have the chance to see ‎St.Vitus Cathedral. The bus

will then take you across the Vltava to the Old Town,

passing ‎through the former Jewish Quarter, to the Old

Town Square where you will find St.Nicholas ‎Church,

the Týn Cathedral and the Old Town Hall with its

astronomical clock and apostles. ‎Here, not far from

the modern city Centre, the tour ends.‎

Day 9 Prague - Beirut

Breakfast, Free time till departure transfer to Airport

to fly back in the very late afternoon ‎to Beirut VIA

Frankfurt. ‎

Price per person in Euro:‎

Hotels or similar TRIPLE or Double Single

Nemzeti Budapest 4*DLX

Mercure Biedermier Vienna 4*DLX

Yasmine Old Town Prague 4*DLX

‎1,150‎

‎1,480‎

Prices include:‎

‎- Airline ticket with Lufthansa Airlines via

Frankfurt

‎- Accommodation for 2 nights in Budapest

‎- Accommodation for 3 nights in Vienna‎

‎- Accommodation for 3 nights in Prague

‎- Daily Buffet Breakfast

‎- Transfers: Private Deluxe Motor Coach will be

at the group disposal for the following ‎transfers:

From Airport to Hotel in Budapest – Hotel in

Vienna – Hotel in Prague – Airport in ‎Prague in

addition to the transfers during the sightseeing

tours

‎- Half day Grand City Tour of Budapest (MATTIAS

CHURCH & FISHERMEN’S BASTION + ‎Parliament

‎- Half day city tour with Schonbrunn Palace in

Vienna

Prices exclude:‎

‎- Airport taxes 285 USD (Subject to change

without prior notice)‎

‎- Visa Fees

‎- Travel Insurance: 20 USD (Obligatory)‎

‎- Supplement 10 USD for cancellation

insurance (Optional)‎

‎- Optional Tour to Salzburg

‎- Personal expenses of any kind & TIPS

Notes:‎

This package is available daily with a different

rate, please refer to our webpage for details.

‎(www.samadtours.com)‎

Please review our cancellation policy before

you book your trip.‎

‎- Visit of Cesky Krumlov on the way from Vienna to Prague (INCLUDING THE ENTRANCE TO

‎CASTLE)‎

‎- Half Day Grand City tour of Prague (including the entrance to the Castle)‎

‎- Full day karlovy Vary including (including the entrance to Moser)‎


Moscow & St. Petersburg

‎7 days / 6 nights ‎

Special Group Departure From 13 to 19 August 2016‎

Day 1 (saturday)

Departure from Beirut to Moscow at 01:10 (late night

of 12 August – Early morning of 13 ‎August). Arrival

to Moscow at 04:55 in the morning, Meeting at the

airport with an English ‎speaking guide. And proceed

for Moscow city tour: ‎

Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and

represents a unique complex of old ‎architecture

masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings.

This is a place where traditions of the ‎Russian

people become acquainted with guests from all

over the world. The historical centre of ‎Moscow, the

Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, impressive

fortresses and amazing palaces ‎demonstrates the

authentic culture and art of the late Middle Ages in

Russia. Moscow is one of the ‎rare examples of a good

extant atmosphere of old city preserving its beauty in

perpetuity, whatever ‎events unfold over time. ‎

The tour will include: Red Square (Cathedral of

St.Basil, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, ‎History

Museum, Kremlin towers, Upper Trading Arcades

(GUM), Lenin›s tomb and necropolis), ‎photo stop

with panoramic view of the Kremlin, The Cathedral of

Christ the Saviour, New ‎Maiden Convent and cemetery

(entrance), The Moscow State University campus

a panorama ‎platform on the Vorobiovy (Sparrow)

Hills, Moscow boulevards, The Theatre Square with

the ‎Bolshoy Theatre and the Metropol hotel. You will

enjoy a promenade along old Arbat street. ‎

Day 2 (friday)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure at 09:30 Kremlin

tour (grounds, cathedrals) with Armory ‎chamber with

your guide ‎

In the afternoon, Moscow metro excursion: The first

plans for a metro system in Moscow date ‎back to

the Russian Empire but were postponed by World

War I, the October Revolution and the ‎Russian Civil

War. In 1923, the Moscow City Council formed the

Underground Railway Design ‎Office at the Moscow

Board of Urban Railways. It carried out preliminary

studies, and by 1928 ‎had developed a project for the

first route from Sokolniki to the city centre. At the

same time, an ‎offer was made to German company

Siemens Bauunion to submit its own project for

the same ‎route. In June 1931, the decision to begin

construction of the Moscow Metro was made by the

‎Central Committee of the Communist Party of the

Soviet Union. In January 1932 the plan for the

‎first lines was approved, and on March 1933 ,21 the

Soviet government approved a plan for 10 ‎lines with

a total route length of 80 km. The first lines were built

using the Moscow general plan ‎designed by Lazar

Kaganovich in the 1930s, and the Metro was named

after him until 1955 named ‎after him (Metropolitan im.

L.M. Kaganovicha). The Moscow Metro construction

engineers ‎consulted with their counterparts from

the London Underground, the world›s oldest metro

system. ‎Partly because of this connection, the design

of Gants Hill tube station (although not completed

‎until much later) is reminiscent of a Moscow Metro

Station.

Moscow Circus Performance: Since the reign of

Catherine the Great, the circus has played an

‎important role in the rich cultural traditions of

Russia. The circus is considered as art on a par

with ‎ballet and opera, a stage for highly skilled and

creative artists. The circus became extremely popular

‎in Russia in the 19th century, rapidly becoming one

of the main forms of entertainment. The Old ‎Moscow

Circus was founded in 1880, in response to the huge

popularity of the art form, and ‎quickly became the

most respected and loved circus in Russia. After the

turmoil of the 1917 ‎revolution, the founding fathers

of the Soviet Union quickly recognized the important

role of ‎circus. It was truly popular - egalitarian - form

of entertainment, enjoyed by all, regardless of race,

‎language, age, education or class. Requiring great

skill, benefiting from creativity and originality, ‎circus

nevertheless needs no sophistication. Returning to

the hotel by metro without a guide. ‎


Day 3 (monday)

Breakfast, Transfer to Segiev Posad for a Sergiev

Posad tour:‎

Visit of St. Sergius Monastery of Holy Trinity: The

Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad is a ‎fine

example of orthodox monastery with some military

features. Located on a strategically ‎important road

the Monastery has inevitably become a part of a

Moscow defense system. Among ‎the treasures of

Lavra – the world famous icon “The Trinity” by Andrey

Rublev (15th century). ‎Then we visit

Matryoshka Factory: This Factory is the leading one

in Matryoshkas’ production and the place of ‎origin of

the shape of this most famous Russian Souvenir. You

will have a Master-Class on ‎Matryoshka’s painting

and will be able to take your work piece with you. ‎

Flight Details: Aeroflot Airlines

13 AUG BEYSVO 01:10 04:55

16 AUG SVOLED 16:30 17:50

19 AUG LEDSVO 16:25 17:45

19 AUG SVOBEY 20:10 00:05

Day 4 (teusday)

Breakfast at the hotel, Check out and transfer to the

airport to travel to St. Petersburg. Arrival, meet ‎with

our guide to join the city tour including:

Visit to the Hermitage on the Palace Square: It’s hard

to imagine the trip to Saint-Petersburg ‎without visiting

one of the best known museums all over the world –

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. The collection of ‎impressionists`s works of

Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse and Van Gogh is the

pride of the ‎Hermitage, however the collections of

the Egyptian, Oriental and Ancient Greek art should

not be ‎missed as well. Take your chance to see the

world’s largest collection of the Scythian gold! The

‎Hermitage attracts millions of people each year

and we will do our best to make you one of them.

‎Returning to the hotel by metro. ‎

Visit of Kremlin, Cathedrals and Armoury Chamber

on the Red Square - unique complex of ‎architectural

monuments surrounded by ancient red brick walls

crowned with 19 towers. Visit one ‎of the most

prominent sights of Moscow - the Kremlin with its 19

towers and red brick walls is. It ‎was rebuilt several

times after being constructed under the order of

Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1156 ‎as a wooden fortress.

Today’s Kremlin was built in the 15th century by Italian

Architects after the ‎seat of the Orthodox church

moved to Moscow. The reconstruction of cathedrals

and chapels of ‎that time shaped the modern

appearance of the Kremlin. The Cathedral Square

is the centre of the ‎Kremlin with the Cathedrals of

Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel Mikhail

as its main sights ‎open for visitor. The ensemble of

the Kremlin represents some of the best examples

of Russian ‎church and secular architecture of 15th-

16th centuries like the Palace of Facets, the Church

of the ‎Deposition of the Robe, the Bell tower of Ivan

the Great and the Spasskaya Tower, the Armoury

‎Chamber and the Diamond Fund and the Patriarch’s

Palace. The Moscow Kremlin is also famous ‎for the

curious couple of the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon

designed for amusement of Russian ‎Tsars. ‎


Day 5 (wednesday)

Palaces of St.Petersburg coach tour

Breakfast at the hotel, Visit of Petrodvorets (palace

and park): The spectacular Peterhof Palace is ‎located

on the southern shore of the Gulf of the Gulf of

Finland, 34 kilometers from Saint-‎Petersburg. Set

in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent

of Versailles and was only used by ‎royal family on

special occasions of State importance. The Grand

Palace, built for Peter I, enlarged ‎by Rastrelli for

Empress Elizabeth and later remodeled for Catherine

the Great, was almost ‎completely destroyed by the

Nazis in the World War II, but has been restored to its

full splendour. ‎The pendulous chandeliers, paintings,

china dinner sets are originals; as they were

fortunately ‎removed before the German occupation.

The gardens are dotted with the fountains, charming

‎pavilions and summerhouses, including the

Monplaisir, Peter’s original villa with bright and airy

‎galleries facing the sea, and the self-contained and

moated Hermitage, Imperial Bath house ‎pavilion.

Return back by hydrofoil. And continue to the hotel

by Metro.‎

Day 6 (thursday)

Breakfast at the hotel, visit to the Peter & Paul

Fortress. You will be taken out on a ‎comfortable bus

which will take you to the most precious monuments

of the city’s rich history and ‎original architecture

carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage.

During this panoramic city-‎tour of Saint Petersburg

you will be able to hear amazing stories and to take

fine pictures of the ‎main architectural and historical

sites like Nevsky Prospect, Neva›s embankments,

Rostral Columns, ‎buildings of Hermitage museum,

the Fortress of St.Peter and St.Paul (entrance), Senat

‎Square, Nicolay I statue, Peter I statue (“Bronze

Horseman”), Summer Garden, the Field of Mars,

‎Resurrection Cathedral of the Spilt Blood, Square of

Arts, Palace Square with Alexander Column

St. Isaac Cathedral: St. Isaac›s Cathedral was originally

the city›s main church and the largest ‎cathedral

in Russia. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by

the French-born architect Auguste ‎Montferrand,

to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the

Russian Imperial capital. The ‎cathedral›s facades

are decorated with sculptures and massive granite

columns (made of single ‎pieces of red granite), while

the interior is adorned with mosaic icons, paintings

and columns made ‎of malachite and lapis lazuli. A

large, brightly colored stained glass window of the

«Resurrected ‎Christ» takes pride of place inside the

main altar.‎

Day 7 (friday)

Breakfast at the hotel, Check out at 12:00, free time

at leisure until your transfer to the airport for ‎final

departure at 16:35 to Beirut Via Moscow. Arriving to

Beirut by midnight.‎


Price per person in Euro:‎

Period Double or Triple Single

Moscow Holiday Inn Suschevsky 4*+

‎1,065 Euros‎ ‎1,290 Euros‎

Sokos Olimpic Garden in St. Petersburg ‎ 4*+‎

Price includes: ‎

‎-‎Airline tickets including airport taxes (Calculated as 680 USD)‎

‎-‎ Accommodation for 3 nights in Holiday Inn Suschevsky in Moscow 4* (standard room) ‎or

similar in Moscow and 3 nights in Sokos Olimpic Garden in St. Petersburg 4* ‎(standard room) in

Saint-Petersburg or similar.‎

‎-‎ Meals: 6 breakfasts

‎-‎Excursions as mentioned in our itinerary with entrance fees

‎-‎All transfers per program

‎-‎Local English-speaking guides-interpreters

‎-‎Ticket to Moscow Circus

‎-‎Tickets for Moscow metro (2 trips maximum) and St. Petersburg Metro (3 trips maximum)‎

Price excludes:‎

‎-‎ Airport Taxes 175 USD (Subject to Change without prior Notice)‎

‎-‎ Visa Fees: 110 USD‎

‎-‎ Travel insurance: 20 USD (Obligatory)‎

‎-‎ Supplement 10 USD for cancellation insurance GOLD PLAN (Optional)‎

‎-‎Personal expenses of any kind

Notes:‎

• This package is available every Saturday with a different rate, please refer to our webpage for

details. ‎(www.samadtours.com)‎

• Please review our cancellation policy before you book your trip.‎


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