2020 Covid-19 Road Trip Day 3 Wyoming USA August 25 – September 5, 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska to Saratoga, Wyoming Day 3: Arrival
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On arrival in Moscow you will be met by our friendly representative who will escort you by car to your hotel. On the way to the hotel, you will have the opportunity to get your first glimpse of this truly unique city as you drive by many of the city’s major highlights.
On your Panoramic City Tour, your professional guide will escort you on a route that includes Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city from an observation point, you will proceed to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin and one of Russia’s leading schools of higher education, then on to Novodevichiy Convent, the Diplomatic Village, Victory Park, the Triumphal Arch, Kutuzovsky Prospect, the Arbat and much more.
Moscow is filled with unique architecture from the Kremlin and Red Square to giant Stalin skyscrapers to new office blocks built during the economic boom of recent years and it contains a strikingly beautiful metro system.
The city is the center of political as well as an economic power in Russia and visitors can feel the energy in the streets. There is always something going on in Moscow and there is so much to see.
There is a dispute about the founding date of Vladimir, either 990 or 1108 but regardless, the city’s most significant events occurred during the 12 century. Under Yuri Dolgoruky´s son, Andrei Bogolyubsky (1157-1175), Vladimir prospered becoming the center of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality.
The architecture of Vladimir’s white stone cathedrals, towers, and palaces is unique and unlike other buildings in Russia.
The Golden Gates is considered a door to Vladimir. It is one of the first historical monuments that welcome you on your arrival. It was created in the early XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolubsky and in ancient times it served as the main military tower of the fortress.
St. Petersburg is the former capital of Imperial Russia, home of the Tsars, and one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities.
Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 on the banks of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland, the city has seen its share of historical events including the Decembrist revolt, the palace coup, and murder of Tsar Pavel, the intrigues of Catherine the Great, the assassination Tsar Alexander II, the influence of Rasputin on the Russian royal family, the Revolution of 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917 which brought the communists to power.
An illustrious St. Petersburg landmark, the Grand Hotel Astoria sits directly across from St Isaac’s Cathedral, a short walk from leading attractions such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, and the Mariinsky Theatre. Since opening in 1912, our elegant Art Nouveau hotel has hosted eminent guests, from dancer Isadora Duncan to poet Sergei Yesenin.
Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present.
Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.
Carl Kämp, born in 1848, moved to Helsinki at a young age and started to make a name for himself in the restaurant industry. He quickly became a well-known and respected restaurateur whose goal was to design, fund, and build a modern and continental hotel in Helsinki.
Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!