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Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow

Everyday Price From

$1,849

$2,175

7 days

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Overview

A rail adventure combining art and antiquities with such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insights into Russia's transformation over the centuries.

Locations Visited

St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum, Moscow

Countries Visited

Russia

Travel Style

At Leisure

Accommodations

6 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights)

Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, of artists, poets and musicians, whose great gifts to the romantic city of St. Petersburg you will have an opportunity to see over the next few days. This evening, meet Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner.

  • Accommodation

    Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky

  • Meals

    Welcome Reception

Day 2

St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Hermitage Museum visit

Explore the might of imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. View the magnificent Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress on an included visit before we 'Connect With Locals', meeting some of the students of St. Petersburg's Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. Learn how your visit will 'Make a Difference' to the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth. Later, join a Small Group Sightseeing visit with a 'Local Specialist' to the Hermitage Museum. Consider a theatre visit to enjoy a fascinating Russian Folklore performance.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

St. Petersburg At Leisure

The narrow lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space. Straddling the Moskva River, this city is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub - and your home for the next three nights.

  • Accommodation

    Hilton Leningradskaya

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 5

Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure

Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Moscow your way or head to the ancient 14th-century town of Sergiev Posad on Russia's Golden Ring route on an Optional Experience. Home to the beautiful blue and gold onion domes of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the town is the centre of Orthodox faith and Russia's most important pilgrimage site. Visit the Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery which still operated during the atheist years of Communist rule. Then, return to Moscow for a guided sightseeing tour with your 'Local Specialist' which features the imposing walls of the Kremlin.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 6

Moscow At Leisure

A leisurely start to your day could see you enjoying the kofe culture of Moscow with the locals. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience inside the Kremlin and explore the golden-domed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour before taking a stroll along Arbat street, Moscow's Montmartre. This evening, toast to the magic and magnificence of Mother Russia, joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 7

Depart Moscow

We close the door on our epic At Leisure holiday in two iconic Russian cities and say farewell to newfound friends. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING in St. Petersburg, enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

  • VISIT the Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

  • VIEW the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and the Walls of the Kremlin in Moscow

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What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 2 dinners

  • First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • High-speed train from St. Petersburg to Moscow

  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Handcrafted Highlights

  • VIP entry to many sights

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • ​Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
    • Call 1-877-333-0992 for great deals from the USA to & from all start/end cities for your selected itinerary.
    • Internal flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the trip price.
    • Travel to Europe from the USA often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of your itinerary start date.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
    • For departure points and stay longer accommodation options call 1-877-333-0992 for more details.
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    • 'Price with Current Deals' reflects current applicable 'Last Minute Deals.' Last Minute Deals are available on select departures only and only available to travelers departing from the United States; not combinable with any other promotional offers; full payment due at time of booking. 
    • All discounts are for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Call or request a quote for complete details.
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