- THE WINTER PALACE AND STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM is St. Petersburg’s most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world’s largest and most prestigious museums in the world. With over 3 million items in its collection, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures. One estimate has it that you would need eleven years to view each exhibit on display for just one minute!
After lunch, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Kazan – is the capital of Tatarstan, which sits within Russia’s official borders, but whose government operates autonomously in many capacities, due to the large populations of ethnic Tatars who live within its borders. A trip to Kazan, to be sure, is like no other experience in Russia, thanks to the city’s millennium of history, the diverse population (and the fact that it manages to live mostly in peace) and a standard of modernity you might not expect outside Moscow or St. Petersburg.
On arrival, meet and greet with local representative and transfer to dinner.
Check in at hotel and overnight in Kazan.