Trip Type : Group Tour
St. Petersburg & Moscow tour

St. Petersburg & Moscow

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 3,068 $ 384 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Tour along St. Iscaa's Cathedral with your local guide in St. Petersburg.
  • Wander through the amazing Hermitage Museum, the largest museum in the world.
  • Enjoy a cozy Sapsan Train from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
  • Stare up in wonder at the magnificent Winter Palace, standing out even among the architecture prevalent in Moscow.
  • Explore the city within a city, the Kremlin!
  • Journey through two beautiful Russian cities, stopping at some of the most amazing highlights along the way.

Short Description

Spend 7 nights exploring the beauty of St. Petersburg and Moscow lead by your Tour Director and local guides who have exclusive insider knowledge for each city attraction! Dig into rich Russian cuisine, like blinis, pelmeni, caviar, and of course, vodka, and visit everything from beautiful shopping squares to fantastic palaces.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City St. Petersburg
End City Moscow

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into St. Petersburg (LED), out of Moscow (DME)
  • Round-trip airport transfers*
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 4 nights in St. Petersburg at the Angleterre Hotel
  • 3 nights in Moscow at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel
  • High-speed Sapsan train from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
  • Guided visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Visit to the Hermitage Museum
  • Visit to Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)
  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow visiting the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Armory Museum
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
  • Visit to the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery
  • Buffet breakfast daily and two 3-course dinners with wine
  • Services of a Professional Travel Director
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Transportation by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage and service charges

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to St. Petersburg!

Touchdown in the stunning city of St. Petersburg! Transfer to your hotel to drop off your bags and meet your Local Host, who will be more than happy to help you start our adventure with any questions you might have, as well as directions for getting around this fascinating city.

Transfer to St. Petersburg hotel

Day 2: St. Petersburg

Take the morning to explore the surrounding area for yourself, and pick out the perfect spot to have lunch and perhaps try a local specialty, like pelmeni or solyanka.

Then, meet up with your Tour Director at 2pm and follow your guide through your walking tour to visit St. Isaac's Cathedral. In the evening, you'll get to enjoy a taste of traditional Russian delicacies like pickled cucumber, caviar, vodka, and blinis at your welcome dinner.

Day 3: St. Petersburg

Set out to visit the stunning Winter Palace complex with your guide, where czars of Russia's past spent the frigid winter months. Now home to the world-famous Hermitage Museum, the palace offers a spectacular glimpse into the ancient royal life of Russia, and now houses beautiful artworks by da Vinci and Rembrandt.

Day 4: St. Petersburg

Stop in at the home of Russia's last czar in Pushkin, at the jaw-dropping Catherine Palace. With stunning blue-and-white-striped pillars, amazing grounds and gardens, and breathtaking gilded halls, the castle is sure to impress.

The rest of the day is for you to spend at your leisure, shopping for souvenirs or digging up more beautiful sights the city has to offer.

If Catherine Palace is closed, you will visit Pavlovsk Palace instead.

Day 5: St. Petersburg - Moscow

Pack away your things and board the high-speed Sapsan Train to the capital of Russia: Moscow! There's plenty to see and do in this bustling city, and opportunity awaits around every corner.

The rest of the day is yours to do as you like! You could explore the white tiles, amber mosaics, and brass statues that make up the Underground, or take a casual stroll through the beautiful Gorky Park.

Train to Moscow!

Day 6: Moscow

Today you'll stand in the majestic Red Square, surrounded by excellent Russian shopping and topped by Saint Basil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin, a medieval city within a city.

Admire the Kremlin's cathedrals, palaces, and stunning towers, visit the Bolshoi Theater, then continue the theme as you make your way through the Armory Museum, where relics from the past, like Ivan the Terrible's throne, make a modern day appearance.

Day 7: Moscow

Today set out on another day packed full of amazing sights! You'll get to see the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, as well as the Novodevichy Convent, and the Novodevichy Cemetery which holds the remains of Russian musicians, authors, and political leaders.

Then you'll get the chance to sit down to a farewell dinner with your traveling companions and Tour Director, with Russian champagne and local specialties.

Day 8: Depart Russia

Pack away your souvenirs, enjoy your last Russian breakfast, and bid Russia dasvidaniya as you make your way to the airport to catch your flight home.

Transfer to Moscow Airport (DME)

Fly home!

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Airfare included

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Angleterre Hotel

Take a quick 5-minute stroll from Palace Square, the Hermitage, or Nevsky Prospekt to arrive at the Angleterre Hotel. Sitting right next to the illustrious Saint Isaac's Cathedral, those staying at the Angleterre can enjoy the hotel's gym, sauna, solarium, spa, the indoor pool, the on-site restaurant, the tour and ticket desk available for help and advice, multi-functional meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, daily breakfast, and a bar.

Rooms are chic and feature air conditioning, a safe, hypo-allergenic bedding upon request, a desk, ironing facilities, and private bathrooms complete with bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. The surrounding area is excellent for finding cathedrals and amazing architecture, and digging into the local history.

Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel

Stay in the magnificent city of Moscow at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel. Guests can enjoy the rich atmosphere of the hotel, as well as a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, room service, daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a bar, a restaurant, private parking, a business center and meeting rooms, car rental, a sauna, and an indoor swimming pool. About a mile from Bolshoi Theater and GUM Shopping Center, this Marriott provides easy access to fun activities.

Rooms are luxurious and include coffee and tea making facilities, a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, air conditioning, blackout curtains, complimentary newspapers, a desk, a safe, a minibar, ironing facilities upon request, and private bathrooms equipped with bathrobes, slippers, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Some rooms also include a relaxing sitting area. The Sheremetyevo International Airport is only 16 miles away.

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