This inspiring 8-day tour of Russia's two best-known cities offers experiences of some of the country's most important landmarks. In Moscow, discover what goes on behind the mighty walls of the Kremlin, and marvel at the magnificent domes of Russia's ancient churches. In St Petersburg, soak up local culture at The Hermitage, and explore lavish Tsarist palaces. You'll also visit Sergiev Posad, which offers an insight into Russia's relationship with religion and Russia's Tsarist history. The day trip to Sergiyev Posad is unique to this tour. Along the way you'll be led by ourexpert tour guide who will reveal the stories and history behind these incredible sites.See more
This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Touch down in Moscow and transfer to your hotel.
Take your pick from the variety of restaurants in the area, in addition to the five in your hotel.
Guided tour of the major cultural and historical sites of the capital, including Red Square, the Moscow State University on Lenin Hill, and the Triumphal Arch.
Move on to the famous underground system with its stations decorated with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures.
Afterwards, head to the Vodka Museum to kick off your evening.
The heart of Moscow, and some say also of Russia, is the Kremlin – a mini-city behind walls featuring cathedrals, armories and palaces, as well as the official residence of the president.
Learn about Russia’s imperial history and 20th Century revolutions.
Discover the Armoury’s overwhelming collection of art masterpieces and priceless weapons, as well as a unique collection of 50 Faberge eggs.
Explore the city centre in the evening, perhaps visiting the flea market in Izmailovo Kremlin.
Kolomenskoye was formerly the Tsar’s residence and is one of the most picturesque and enjoyable of Moscow’s attractions.
This 15-17th Century estate is preserved in its original layout and comprises of unique architectural monuments, including the Church of the Ascension (1532).
Visit the stunning, recently reconstructed Wooden Palace often referred to as 'an eighth wonder of the world'.
In the evening your driver will meet you in the lobby to take you to the train station, where you will take an overnight train to St Petersburg.
Enjoy a guided tour of St Petersburg’s key landmarks, including the pretty canal system which has earned the city its nickname, 'Venice of the North.'
You'll see the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress, the gold-draped Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, as well as St Isaac's Cathedral, which now houses a Russian orthodox museum.
Explore the Hermitage and the Winter Palace on a guided tour.
The stunning buildings are an architectural masterpiece and hold over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th Century.
Works include Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasures.
Rivalling Versailles in the extravagance of its palaces, this small town outside St Petersburg was once home to royalty.
Explore the iconic Catherine Palace and be dazzled by its unique Amber Room, which is literally lined with slabs of real amber and decorated with gold leaf, and by the Grand Hall, which features massive arched windows, a myriad of mirrors and lots of gold leaf.
After taking time to pick up some final mementos and souvenirs, a driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby to take you to the airport.
We hope you've had an incredible time!
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Price per person in twin / double accommodation||$1,480|