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8 Day Moscow and St Petersburg

This truly is a tour encompassing a broad spectrum of St. Petersburg and the capital of Russia; Moscow.  You will be shown a vast array of historic landmarks, splendid architecture and places of interest.  You will experience an array of differing and often contrasting places of interest and have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.  You will take home with you memories of iconic and famous places which will stay with you forever.




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Tour Highlights

  • City tour in St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great while in St. Petersburg.
  • In Moscow view Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Walls of the Kremlin
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum for a sightseeing tour and the Peter and Paul Fortress
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive St. Petersburg

Day 2

St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Leisure

Day 3

Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg.

Day 4

St. Petersburg at Leisure

Day 5

St. Petersburg, High Speed Train and Moscow

Day 6

Moscow Sightseeing and at Leisure

Day 7

Moscow at Leisure

Day 8

Depart Moscow

Day 1

St. Petersburg marks the beginning of your Russian tour.  Relax and unwind from your journey by first enjoying a short evening drive through this port city situated on the Baltic Sea.

In the evening, you will be given the opportunity to enjoy a light dinner with your travel director and your fellow travelling companions who will be accompanying you on this memorable tour.

Day 2

See the city at a leisurely pace today taking in the landmarks with your local guide.  View Peter the Great set in stone immemorial, see St Isaac’s Cathedral, the beautiful glory of the Winter Palace and Nevsky Prospekt.

You will also see and walk through the Fortress of Peter and Paul.  Canapés and drinks will be served at the St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth with our compliments.

Day 3

Today you will see one of the world’s most coveted, priceless and extensive art collections displayed at the Hermitage Museum.  The museum situated on the banks of the River Neva lies in the heart of St. Petersburg.  Covering five stories and exhibiting more than 3 million pieces, the collection features artefacts from primitive stone age right up to the present day.

The rest of the day is yours to wander the city at your leisure.  In the evening, you may like to consider a theatrical experience depicting traditional Russian legends.

Day 4

Today you may like to consider taking an optional tour to the former summer residence of Peter the Great in Peterhof to see the spectacular gardens and fountains.  Often referred to the Russian Versailles, this is now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5

Enjoy a delicious Russian breakfast and a little free time before embarking on a locomotive to the capital, Moscow.  Here you will experience a grand city adorned with golden minarets, imposing architecture and bursting with history.  Situated on the Moskva River this city will be your home for the next 3 days.

Day 6

Wander the extensive Red Square and view the awesome St. Basil’s Cathedral with its extraordinary swirling, coloured domes, navigate the Kremlin and see the blinding whiteness of the boundary walls with a knowledgeable and informative local guide.

In the afternoon, there will be lots of free time to stroll at your leisure and buy souvenirs.

Day 7

Spend a leisurely day exploring this wonderful city further. You may like to consider visiting one of city’s many museums to learn more about the history of this amazing capital or perhaps you might like to join an optional tour to visit Sergiyev Posad, the largest cultural and religious complex in Russia.

This evening, enjoy a good-bye dinner with your fellow travelling companions to celebrate the end of your memorable and exhilarating tour.

Day 8

This morning bid farewell to this fantastic and awesome continent as you prepare to return home.

Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg.
  • Enjoy a local tour and stage performances by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

Dining Highlights

  • 7 Hot buffet Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners

Important Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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