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The Classic Moscow - St Petersburg tour is the best way to see the highlights of Russia’s two greatest cities within a 4 day window.

Moscow is a city of contrasts: It has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. Every year up to five million foreign tourists travel there to find that it is an enjoyable and friendly place and melting pot where culture, history and the future mix with the present day. From Red Square and the Kremlin to the Cold War Bunker, there is much to excite and enjoy in Moscow.

St. Petersburg is often considered to be the most culturally Western city in Russia. However, it would be wrong to assume that this denies travellers an authentic Russian experience. On the contrary, St. Petersburg is the epicentre of the nation’s art and culture and is the place that gave birth to some of those who made the country into what it is today, from Ivan Pavlov and Vladimir Nabokov to Vladimir Putin.

St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral

Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow

Bolshoi Theatre
Bolshoi Theatre

After your arrival in Moscow you will be collected from either the airport or railway station and a private transfer will take you to the 3* Maxima Panorama Hotel, located in the city centre.

Then you will have free time for the rest of the day to explore Moscow. It is also possible to book an optional excursion in the afternoon at an additional cost.

Day 2 - Tour Day

St. Basil's Cathedral
Red Square

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel by one of our professional guides to embark on the Moscow walking city tour.

Here you will visit the Red Square, see St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin and other wonderful surrounding places.

Sapsan
Sapsan

Following this you will visit Old Arbat street so you can browse in its many souvenir shops and get lunch in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes in the area.

In the afternoon you will be taken, by Metro, to the VDNKh Exhibition Centre where you will see the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum and the 110m tall Monument to the Conquerors of Space.

Then in the evening you will take the Sapsan high speed evening train to St Petersburg.

After your arrival in St. Petersburg you will be collected from the railway station and a private transfer will take you to the 3* Arbat Nord, located in the city centre.

Day 3 - St Petersburg

St Petersburg View
St Petersburg View

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel for your St Petersburg city tour.

St Isaacs
St Isaacs Cathedral

You’ll see the best of St. Petersburg including the Nevsky Prospekt which takes you past some of the most historic sites as it runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station up to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.

You can also see the Church of the Saviour on the spilled blood, Kazanskiy Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Hermitage, Admiralty and even more.

The tour doesn’t end there as you get to visit Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Field of Mars with your guide to tell you what you need to know about the history of the sights around you.

Day 4 - Departure Day

Boat Trip
River Cruise

Today you have free time to explore the 'Venice of the North' for yourself – however additional excursion can be organised at an extra cost.

Then you will check out from the hotel, with a transfer arranged for you to get to either the station or the airport.

Pricing options

  Number of people
Class 1 Person 2-3 People 4-5 People 6-9 People
1st €1,515.00 €1,025.00 €905.00 €855.00
2nd €1,420.00 €930.00 €815.00 €760.00
1st £1,255.00 £850.00 £750.00 £705.00
2nd £1,175.00 £770.00 £675.00 £630.00
1st $2,060.00 $1,395.00 $1,235.00 $1,160.00
2nd $1,935.00 $1,270.00 $1,110.00 $1,035.00

All prices are per person and may start in either Moscow or St Petersburg.

Centrally located quality 3* hotel accommodation. Options are available for switching to 2* or upgrading to 4* hotels.

Travel between Moscow and St Petersburg on the Sapsan high speed, day train. Overnight travel is available on the Red Arrow or Express trains at no additional cost. Options are also available for "Grand" and "De-lux" cabins and on the Grand Express luxury train for an additional charge.

Please speak to one of our tours specialists for hotel, overnight traveling and other options and they will be happy to advise you.

Includes

The Classic Moscow – St Petersburg tour includes:

  • Transfers on arrival in each city
  • One night in the 3* Maxima Panorama hotel close to the heart of the city inclusive of breakfast
  • Moscow city walking tour including The Kremlin and The Armoury
  • St Petersburg city walking tour including St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • Two nights in the centrally located 3* Arbat Nord Hotel inclusive of breakfast
  • Domestic Train ticket for the Sapsan between Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Private professional guide, tour transport and entry fees
  • Visa support and invitations to obtain your Russian visa

If you have free time during your stay, why not choose one of our many optional excursion. If you are looking for a deeper insight into Moscow or St Petersburg, we can offer you a range of activities and short tours designed with you in mind. We will provide English speaking professional guides with expert knowledge in the area and if you need a guide with a different language, we can do that for you too.

Classic, Premium, Superior

Real Russia has drawn on years of experience in the region to create three ranges of our tours and a wide selection of options to give you maximum choice and flexibility in choosing your Moscow – St Petersburg adventure.

To view this tour in the other ranges, then please select from the options shown below, or, if you are ready to start your adventure, then simply press "Request Tour" or contact one of our tour experts and we will get started!

Itinerary

Discover range

The Premium Moscow - St Petersburg tour is the ideal way to see the highlights of Russia’s two greatest cities within a 6 day window. With two trips planned in Moscow and a further two in St Petersburg you will see all the main sights and some lesser known gems.

Moscow is a city of contrasts: It has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. Every year up to five million foreign tourists travel there to find that it is an enjoyable and friendly place and melting pot where culture, history and the future mix with the present day. From Red Square and the Kremlin to the Cold War Bunker, there is much to excite and enjoy in Moscow.

St. Petersburg is often considered to be the most culturally Western city in Russia. However, it would be wrong to assume that this denies travellers an authentic Russian experience. On the contrary, St. Petersburg is the epicentre of the nation’s art and culture and is the place that gave birth to some of those who made the country into what it is today, from Ivan Pavlov and Vladimir Nabokov to Vladimir Putin.

St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral

Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow

Moscow Cathedrals
Moscow Cathedral

After your arrival in Moscow you will be collected from either the airport or railway station and a private transfer will take you to the 3* Maxima Panorama Hotel, located in the city centre.

Then you will have free time for the rest of the day to explore Moscow. It is also possible to book an optional excursion in the afternoon at an additional cost.

 

Day 2 - Tour Day

St. Basil's Cathedral
Red Square
Moscow City
Moscow City

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel by one of our professional guides to embark on the Moscow walking city tour.

Here you will visit the Red Square, see St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin and other wonderful surrounding places.

Following this you will visit Old Arbat street so you can browse in its many souvenir shops and get lunch in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes in the area.

In the afternoon you will be taken, by Metro, to the VDNKh Exhibition Centre where you will see the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum and the 110m tall Monument to the Conquerors of Space.

Then you will return to your hotel for the evening.

 

Day 3 - Tour and Departure Day

Moscow boat cruise
Moscow River Cruise

Today you have the option of one of three trips before departing for the train station in the evening.

Option 1 - River Cruise.

Here you will embark on a river cruise of the city, giving you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Moscow from the water. Get a new perspective of this beautiful city, passing the famous sites such the walls of Kremlin, St Basils Cathedral and the International Music House.

Moscow Tretyakov State Gallery
Moscow Tretyakov State Gallery

Option 2 - The Tretyakov State Gallery.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Tretyakov State Gallery which holds an exceptional collection of Russian art, containing masterpieces more than a thousand years old.

The Gallery is a world-renowned museum and includes more than 170,000 works by Russian artists, created from the early renaissance period through to the modern art era.

Moscow Kolomenskoye Park Palace
Kolomenskoye Park Palace

Option 3 - The Kolomenskoje Park Estate.

Take a guided tour around this unique area in Moscow with its long history. The Church of the Ascension is located here, and remains one of the most famous Russian churches to date. The Kolomenskoje Park Estate is associated with many important historical events, personalities and secrets. A Russian “Eighth Wonder of the World” was formerly located here – the large wooden palace of Alexey Romanov.

Sapsan
Sapsan

Then in the evening you will need to check out from the hotel and take your private transfer to the train station. You will take the Sapsan high speed evening train to St Petersburg, which takes only around 4 hours.

After your arrival in St. Petersburg you will be collected from the railway station and a private transfer will take you to the 3* Arbat Nord, located in the city centre.

 

Day 4 - Full Day City Tour of St Petersburg

St Petersburg View
St Petersburg View

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel for your St Petersburg city tour.

St Isaacs
St Isaacs Cathedral

You’ll see the best of St. Petersburg including the Nevsky Prospekt which takes you past some of the most historic sites as it runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station up to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.

You can also see the Church of the Saviour on the spilled blood, Kazanskiy Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Hermitage, Admiralty and even more.

The tour doesn’t end there as you get to visit Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Field of Mars with your guide to tell you what you need to know about the history of the sights around you.

Day 5 - Tour Day

St Petersburg Peterhof Gardens
Peterhof Gardens

A short journey from St. Petersburg is the imperial residence of Peter I, Peterhof, boasting a world-famous collection of palaces and fountains. You will be picked up from hotel by our guide, and then travel by water to visit the Peterhof palace and gardens. Allow your personal guide to walk you through the grounds introducing each elegant structure.

You will have free time in the afternoon/evening.

 

Day 6 - Departure Day

Hermitage
The Hermitage

Today you have free time to wonder the enchanting streets and canals of St Petersburg or organise an additional excursion, the world famous Hermitage is well worth a visit.

Then you will check out from the hotel, with a transfer arranged for you to get to either the station or the airport.

 

Pricing options

  Number of people
Class 1 Person 2-3 People 4-5 People 6-9 People
1st €2,060.00 €1,320.00 €1,135.00 €1,085.00
2nd €1,970.00 €1,230.00 €1,040.00 €990.00
1st £1,705.00 £1,095.00 £940.00 £895.00
2nd £1,630.00 £995.00 £860.00 £820.00
1st $2,805.00 $1,800.00 $1,545.00 $1,475.00
2nd $2,680.00 $1,675.00 $1,415.00 $1,350.00

All prices are per person and may start in either Moscow or St Petersburg.

Centrally located quality 3* hotel accommodation. Options are available for switching to 2* or upgrading to 4* hotels.

Travel between Moscow and St Petersburg on the Sapsan high speed, day train. Overnight travel is available on the Red Arrow or Express trains at no additional cost. Options are also available for "Grand" and "De-lux" cabins and on the Grand Express luxury train for an additional charge.

Please speak to one of our tours specialists for hotel, overnight traveling and other options and they will be happy to advise you.

Includes

The Premium Moscow – St Petersburg tour includes:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure in each city
  • Two nights in the 3* Maxima Panorama hotel close to the heart of the city inclusive of breakfast
  • Three nights in the centrally located 3* Arbat Nord Hotel inclusive of breakfast
  • Moscow city walking tour including The Kremlin and The Armoury
  • A Moscow river cruise, a guided tour of The Tretyakov State Gallery or a visit to The Kolomenskoje Park Estate
  • St Petersburg city walking tour including St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • A day trip to Peterhof
  • Domestic Train ticket for the Sapsan between Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Private professional guide, tour transport and entry fees
  • Visa support and invitations to obtain your Russian visa

If you have free time during your stay, why not choose one of our many optional excursion. If you are looking for a deeper insight into Moscow or St Petersburg, we can offer you a range of activities and short tours designed with you in mind. We will provide English speaking professional guides with expert knowledge in the area and if you need a guide with a different language, we can do that for you too.

Classic, Premium, Superior

Real Russia has drawn on years of experience in the region to create three ranges of our tours and a wide selection of options to give you maximum choice and flexibility in choosing your Moscow – St Petersburg adventure.

To view this tour in the other ranges, then please select from the options shown below, or, if you are ready to start your adventure, then simply press "Request Tour" or contact one of our tour experts and we will get started!

Itinerary

Experience range range

If you want to immerse yourself in Russian culture, the Superior Moscow - St Petersburg tour is the ideal way to see the highlights of Russia’s two greatest cities within an 8 day window. With three trips planned in Moscow and a further three in St Petersburg you will see all these cities have to offer.

Moscow is a city of contrasts: It has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. Every year up to five million foreign tourists travel there to find that it is an enjoyable and friendly place and melting pot where culture, history and the future mix with the present day. From Red Square and the Kremlin to the Cold War Bunker, there is much to excite and enjoy in Moscow.

St. Petersburg is often considered to be the most culturally Western city in Russia. However, it would be wrong to assume that this denies travellers an authentic Russian experience. On the contrary, St. Petersburg is the epicentre of the nation’s art and culture and is the place that gave birth to some of those who made the country into what it is today, from Ivan Pavlov and Vladimir Nabokov to Vladimir Putin.

St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral

Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow

Moscow
Moscow Skyline

After your arrival in Moscow you will be collected from either the airport or railway station and a private transfer will take you to the 3* Maxima Panorama Hotel, located in the city centre.

Then you will have free time for the rest of the day to explore Moscow.

 

Day 2 - Tour Day

St. Basil's Cathedral
Red Square
Moscow City
Moscow City

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel by one of our professional guides to embark on the Moscow walking city tour.

Here you will visit the Red Square, see St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin and other wonderful surrounding places.

Following this you will visit Old Arbat street so you can browse in its many souvenir shops and get lunch in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes in the area.

In the afternoon you will be taken, by Metro, to the VDNKh Exhibition Centre where you will see the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum and the 110m tall Monument to the Conquerors of Space.

Then you will return to your hotel for the evening.

 

Day 3 - River Cruise Day

Moscow boat cruise
Moscow River Cruise

Today you have the option of one of three trips.

Option 1 - River Cruise.

Here you will embark on a river cruise of the city, giving you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Moscow from the water. Get a new perspective of this beautiful city, passing the famous sites such the walls of Kremlin, St Basils Cathedral and the International Music House.

Moscow Tretyakov State Gallery
Moscow Tretyakov State Gallery

Option 2 - The Tretyakov State Gallery.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Tretyakov State Gallery which holds an exceptional collection of Russian art, containing masterpieces more than a thousand years old.

The Gallery is a world-renowned museum and includes more than 170,000 works by Russian artists, created from the early renaissance period through to the modern art era.

Moscow Kolomenskoye Park Palace
Kolomenskoye Park Palace

Option 3 - The Kolomenskoje Park Estate.

Take a guided tour around this unique area in Moscow with its long history. The Church of the Ascension is located here, and remains one of the most famous Russian churches to date. The Kolomenskoje Park Estate is associated with many important historical events, personalities and secrets. A Russian “Eighth Wonder of the World” was formerly located here – the large wooden palace of Alexey Romanov.

 

Day 4 - Underground Tour and Departure from Moscow/Arrival in St. Petersburg

Moscow Underground Tour
Moscow Underground

Today, in the morning you will explore the Moscow metro system. You will discover the little-known history of the Moscow Underground in this unique and fascinating excursion; with intricate mosaics, bronze sculptures and many other hidden treasures right under your feet!

Sapsan
Sapsan

The afternoon is free and in the evening you check out from the hotel and take your private transfer to the train station.

You will take the Sapsan high speed train to St. Petersburg, which takes only around 4 hours.

After your arrival in St. Petersburg you will be collected from the railway station and a private transfer will take you to the 3* Arbat Nord, located in the city centre.

 

Day 5 - City Tour

St Petersburg View
St Petersburg View

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel for your St Petersburg city tour.

St Isaacs
St Isaacs Cathedral

You’ll see the best of St. Petersburg including the Nevsky Prospekt which takes you past some of the most historic sites as it runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station up to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.

You can also see the Church of the Saviour on the spilled blood, Kazanskiy Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Hermitage, Admiralty and even more.

The tour doesn’t end there as you get to visit Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Field of Mars with your guide to tell you what you need to know about the history of the sights around you.

Day 6 - Peterhof Tour

Peterhof Gardens
Peterhof Palace

A short journey from St. Petersburg is the imperial residence of Peter I, Peterhof, boasting a world-famous collection of palaces and fountains. You will be picked up from hotel by our guide, and then travel by water to visit the Peterhof palace and gardens. Allow your personal guide to walk you through the grounds introducing each elegant structure.

In the afternoon you will have free time.

 

Day 7 - Hermitage Tour

Hermitage
The Hermitage

Today enjoy your personally guided tour around one of the world’s largest art museums. Witness over 3 million exhibits by world famous artists from the ancient to present day, also exploring the heart of the Hermitage, the Winter Palace.

Then you have free time to explore this fascinating city at your own pace.

 

Day 8 - Final Day

St Petersburg
St Petersburg

Today you have free time to wonder the enchanting streets and canals of St Petersburg or organise an additional excursion.

Then you will check out from the hotel, with a transfer arranged for you to get to either the station or the airport.

 

Pricing options

  Number of people
Class 1 Person 2-3 People 4-5 People 6-9 People
1st €2,550.00 €1,615.00 €1,385.00 €1,325.00
2nd €2,325.00 €1,425.00 €1,210.00 €1,165.00
1st £2,115.00 £1,340.00 £1,145.00 £1,095.00
2nd £1,925.00 £1,180.00 £1,000.00 £965.00
1st $3,475.00 $2,205.00 $1,885.00 $1,805.00
2nd $3,165.00 $1,940.00 $1,650.00 $1,585.00

All prices are per person and may start in either Moscow or St Petersburg.

Centrally located quality 3* hotel accommodation. Options are available for switching to 2* or upgrading to 4* hotels.

Travel between Moscow and St Petersburg on the Sapsan high speed, day train. Overnight travel is available on the Red Arrow or Express trains at no additional cost. Options are also available for "Grand" and "De-lux" cabins and on the Grand Express luxury train for an additional charge.

Please speak to one of our tours specialists for hotel, overnight traveling and other options and they will be happy to advise you.

Includes

The Superior Moscow – St Petersburg tour includes:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure in each city
  • Three nights in the 3* Maxima Panorama Hotel close to the heart of the city inclusive of breakfast
  • Four nights in the centrally located 3* Arbat Nord Hotel inclusive of breakfast
  • Moscow city walking tour including The Kremlin and The Armoury
  • A Moscow river cruise, a guided tour of The Tretyakov State Gallery or a visit to The Kolomenskoje Park Estate
  • Underground Metro tour
  • St Petersburg city walking tour including St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood
  • A day trip to Peterhof
  • Tour of the State Hermitage Museum
  • Domestic Train ticket for the Sapsan between Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Private professional guide, tour transport and entry fees
  • Visa support and invitations to obtain your Russian visa

If you have free time during your stay, why not choose one of our many optional excursion. If you are looking for a deeper insight into Moscow or St Petersburg, we can offer you a range of activities and short tours designed with you in mind. We will provide English speaking professional guides with expert knowledge in the area and if you need a guide with a different language, we can do that for you too.

Classic, Premium, Superior

Real Russia has drawn on years of experience in the region to create three ranges of our tours and a wide selection of options to give you maximum choice and flexibility in choosing your Moscow – St Petersburg adventure.

To view this tour in the other ranges, then please select from the options shown below, or, if you are ready to start your adventure, then simply press "Request Tour" or contact one of our tour experts and we will get started!