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 with local wine.
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.
Moscow boutique hotel
St. Petersburg boutique hotel
Museum Entrance Fees
Highly-educated licensed guides
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, welcome drink
High-speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
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
Evening performance tickets and transfers
|Occupancy||Double (shared hotel room, per person), Single (individual hotel room, per person)|
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.
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.
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
Day 3: Customize your Moscow itinerary
Spend the day at leisure or choose the optional tours to customize your day as you wish:
- Kolomenskoye Estate
- Old Tretyakov Gallery
- KGB tour
- Local Treats for Foodies
- Jewish Moscow tour
- Gorky Park and Park of Arts Muzeon (Fallen Idols)
- Central Area Segway Ride
- Or any other tour
Enjoy the evening program (Folk dance show/Classical music /Ballet/Opera) – the schedule is subject to change.
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
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.
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
Day 7: Personalize you day in St. Petersburg
Day 8: Depart St. Petersburg
Departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.
8-day Moscow & St. Petersburg tour
Double (shared hotel room, per person): $2,750
Single (individual hotel room, per person): $3,750
*Group from 10 to 20 persons
Centrally located 4* boutique hotels
3 nights in Moscow: Akvarel hotel or Pushkin hotel (or similar)
4 nights in St. Petersburg: DOM hotel or Indigo hotel (or similar)