Visit the must-see sites in both cities – the Kremlin in Moscow and the Hermitage and Catherine’s palace in St. Petersburg. 

Customize your own itinerary by adding tours of your choice.

Enjoy Russian cuisine, taste vodka and “party like a Russian”.

Walk the streets of these grand cities with our expert guide to plunge yourself into the life and history of the country. 

Join the group as a traveler and bring home new friends.

Accomodations
5-star hotels

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg

Included

Museum Entrance Fees

Highly-educated local guides

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, welcome drink

High-speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg (business class)

All on-tour transportation on modern air-conditioned motor coach including arrival and departure transfers (group or individual)

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Luggage handling in/out

Visa support, registration fees

Not included

Air tickets

Optional tours

Evening performance tickets and transfers

Additional information

OccupancyDouble (shared hotel room, per person), Single (individual hotel room, per person)
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Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Arrival to Moscow. You will be met, greeted and escorted to your hotel.
This evening you can relax with the group, have a welcome drink with your fellow travelers and
the Russian team.

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

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Day 2: Moscow Highlights

Today we offer you some insights into the rich history of Moscow. Take a Metro ride with your guide and stop to explore the grandeur of its most impressive stations.

Then enter the Kremlin walls to feel the country’s past and present. The Kremlin is an old fortress and the most important historical and political center of Russia. You will see the Kremlin’s compositional center and look into the three main cathedrals – the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel’s Michael cathedral.

You will visit the Armory Chamber – the treasury of Russian tsars that houses a collection of unique jewelry, court regalia, armor, coronation dresses, golden carriages, and some of the fabulous and priceless Easter Eggs by Karl Faberge. 

Step into Red Square to admire the colorful domes of St. Basil’s cathedral. You will view famous landmarks including the Savior Tower, the Kremlin walls, GUM department store, the State Historical Museum and Lenin’s mausoleum.

After included lunch drive around the Kremlin and reach the Christ the Savior Cathedral, a church with a controversial history. Then you’ll view the New Maiden Convent – the “Convent of the Broken Hearts.” Later visit Bow Hill to commemorate the fallen in the World War II and learn the story from the Russian perspective.

In the evening enjoy a dinner a la Russe and soak up the unique atmosphere of downtown
Moscow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

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Day 3: Customize your Moscow itinerary

Spend the day at leisure or choose the optional tours to customize your day as you wish:

Enjoy the evening program (Folk dance show/Classical music /Ballet/Opera) – the schedule is subject to change. 

Meals: Breakfast

Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya

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Day 4: St. Petersburg - First Glance

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Leningradsky railway station to board the rapid train Sapsan to St. Petersburg. You will be offered meals on board.

Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, join the tour of the northern capital of Russia. First of all, view the Palace square and take in the spectacular panorama of the General Staff building, Alexander column, and the Hermitage. Then the city tour will feature the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great and splendid view of the city from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. View the Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703. Continue past the Field of Mars and the Summer Gardens and enter the most famous church in the city the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood.

Later you will check in to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg

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Day 5: The Hermitage - from Ancient Art to Contemporary

After a leisurely breakfast, go to the Palace square. A highlight of your stay is a guided visit to the famous Hermitage Museum with its masterpieces by hundreds of artists including Renoir, Da Vinci, and Matisse. The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings and is one of the oldest and largest art galleries in the world. It is estimated that you would need eleven years to view each exhibit on display for just one minute!

After a lunch-break admire the Impressionist Gallery at the restored General Staff building.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg

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Day 6: Imperial Treasures - Catherine's Palace

Today, you will depart to the Pushkin town or Tsarskoye Selo, just outside St. Petersburg. It is famed for its majestic Catherine’s palace where Empress Catherine the Great lived and died. Its main attractions are the mirrored Grand Ballroom and the opulent Amber Room. You will continue to the beautiful Catherine Park surrounding the palace.

Before the transfer to St. Petersburg, enjoy your lunch.

You’ll have time to refresh back at the hotel before the performance. Enjoy the evening program (Ballet/Opera/Folk dance show/Classical music) – the schedule is subject to change.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg

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Day 7: Personalize you day in St. Petersburg

Spend a relaxed day at leisure or have some optional tours:

In the evening, enjoy vodka tasting with dinner with your new friends!

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg

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Day 8: Depart St. Petersburg

Departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Moscow & St. Petersburg – 8 Day Affordable Luxury Tour 

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018 (8 days, 7 nights)
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 – Friday, August 24, 2018 (8 days, 7 nights)
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018 (8 days, 7 nights)

Prices

  • Double (shared hotel room, per person): $2,590
  • Single (individual hotel room, per person): $3,640 

  • 3 nights in Moscow at the 5-star InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

This modern luxury hotel located on Tverskaya street is putting you in the vibrant heart of the city. It is about a 15-minute walk to the Kremlin and Red Square.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 4 nights in St. Petersburg at the 5-star Astoria Hotel

A city landmark since 1912, Hotel Astoria has hosted many eminent guests, including dancer Isadora Duncan and poet Sergei Yesenin. This luxury hotel is situated directly across from St Isaac’s Cathedral and a short walk from leading attractions such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, and the Mariinsky Theatre.