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The "Northern capital" Trans-Siberian tour extension is an ideal compliment to your already incredible trip and is one of Russias "must see" destinations.

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.

There is a reason St. Petersburg is supposed to be the cultural capital of Europe: There are 221 museums and 45 galleries and other exhibition spaces to choose from, with the Hermitage Museum being the most famous.

st-petersburg-peterhof-gardens
Peterhof Palace Gardens

Day 1 - Arrival in St Petersburg

Smolny Convent View
Smolny Convent

You will arrive in St Petersburg, with collection available either from airport, railway station or port to be transferred to the city centre 2* Nevsky Grand Hotel.

Day 2 - St Petersburg: Free day

St Petersburg
Neva View

After breakfast the day is left for you to explore the incredible waterways and infamous architecture that St Petersburg has to offer or take advantage of one of our optional extra excursions.

Day 3 - Depart St Petersburg

St Petersburg
Sapsan Train

You will have free time to prepare or buy provisions before you continue on your journey. You will then be transferred to the train station where you will be able to catch your high-speed modern Sapsan train to Moscow.

Depending upon your time of departure from you hotel you might be able to book for a late check-out from your room for an additional charge.

Pricing options

  Second Class First Class
No. of people £ $ £ $
1 £365.00 €440.00 $595.00 £440.00 €530.00 $725.00
2 - 3 £280.00 €340.00 $465.00 £360.00 €430.00 $590.00
4 - 5 £265.00 €320.00 $435.00 £340.00 €415.00 $560.00
6 - 9 £245.00 €295.00 $395.00 £320.00 €385.00 $525.00

All prices are per person and based on travelling to or from Moscow by Sapsan. To make this journey by Red Arrow or Grand Express, additional charges will apply. Click here for timetables and more information on trains.

 
Hotel Additions 1 Person 2 Person
Late check out Half of room cost per night
Late check out after 18.00 Cost of room per night
Early Check in Cost of room per night
Cost of extra night at hotel in € €110.00 €60.00
Cost of extra night at hotel in £ £90.00 £50.00
Cost of extra night at hotel in $ $145.00 $85.00

Includes

This Trans-Siberian tour extension includes:

If you have free time during your stay, why not choose one of our many optional excursions. If you are looking for a deeper insight into 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.

Explore, Discover, Experience

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 Trans-Siberian adventure.

To view this extension 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 Trans-Siberian tour experts and we will get started!

Itinerary

Discover range

The "Northern capital" Trans-Siberian tour extension is an ideal compliment to your already incredible trip and is one of Russias "must see" destinations.

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.

There is a reason St. Petersburg is supposed to be the cultural capital of Europe: There are 221 museums and 45 galleries and other exhibition spaces to choose from, with the Hermitage Museum being the most famous.

st-petersburg-peterhof-gardens
Peterhof Palace Gardens

Day 1 - Arrival in St Petersburg

Smolny Convent View
Smolny Convent

You will arrive in St Petersburg, with collection available either from airport, railway station or port to be transferred to the city centre 3* Arbat Nord Hotel.

Day 2 - St Petersburg: Half day tour

St Petersburg
Neva View

After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel by our expert guide for a half day tour of the city by private transport.

During your city tour you’ll see the most famous landmarks of St. Petersburg, including: the Palace Square; the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island; the Decembrists Square; the Neva River embankments; the Winter Palace; St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Nevsky prospect; the Smolny Cathedral; the Art Square and the Summer Garden.

St Petersburg
Vasilyevsky Island

You’ll also gain access to hidden gems within the city such as the Square of Five Corners and New Holland Island.

You will have the chance to admire the unique architecture, beautiful parks and eclectic avenues of the cultural capital of Russia; with plenty of opportunities to take photos.

Day 3 - Depart St Petersburg

St Petersburg
Sapsan Train

You will have free time to prepare or buy provisions before you continue on your journey. You will then be transferred to the train station where you will be able to catch your high-speed modern Sapsan train to Moscow.

Depending upon your time of departure from you hotel you might be able to book for a late check-out from your room for an additional charge.

Pricing options

  Second Class First Class
No. of people £ $ £ $
1 £512.00 €620.00 $845.00 £590.00 €715.00 $970.00
2 - 3 £370.00 €445.00 $605.00 £445.00 €540.00 $730.00
4 - 5 £340.00 €410.00 $555.00 £415.00 €495.00 $680.00
6 - 9 £305.00 €365.00 $495.00 £380.00 €460.00 $625.00

All prices are per person and based on travelling to or from Moscow by Sapsan. To make this journey by Red Arrow or Grand Express, additional charges will apply. Click here for timetables and more information on trains.

 
Hotel Additions 1 Person 2 Person
Late check out Half of room cost per night
Late check out after 18.00 Cost of room per night
Early Check in Cost of room per night
Cost of extra night at hotel in € €140.00 €80.00
Cost of extra night at hotel in £ £120.00 £65.00
Cost of extra night at hotel in $ $195.00 $110.00

Includes

This Trans-Siberian tour extension includes:

  • Domestic rail tickets between Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • A half day tour of highlights of St petersburg with professional guide and driver
  • Two nights in a centrally located comfortable 3* hotels close to the heart of the city inclusive of breakfast

If you have free time during your stay, why not choose one of our many optional excursions. If you are looking for a deeper insight into 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.

Explore, Discover, Experience

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 Trans-Siberian adventure.

To view this extension 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 Trans-Siberian tour experts and we will get started!

Itinerary

Experience range range

The "Northern capital" Trans-Siberian tour extension is an ideal compliment to your already incredible trip and is one of Russias "must see" destinations.

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.

There is a reason St. Petersburg is supposed to be the cultural capital of Europe: There are 221 museums and 45 galleries and other exhibition spaces to choose from, with the Hermitage Museum being the most famous.

st-petersburg-peterhof-gardens
Peterhof Palace Gardens

Day 1 - Arrival in St Petersburg

Smolny Convent View
Smolny Convent

You will arrive in St Petersburg, with collection available either from airport, railway station or port to be transferred to the city centre 4* Solo Sokos Palace Bridge Hotel. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to relax, freshen up and explore the area.

Day 2 - St Petersburg: Half day tour

St Petersburg
Neva View

After breakfast You will be collected from the hotel by our expert guide for a full day tour of the city by private transport.

During this action-packed guided excursion you will be taken by car around the main sites of St Petersburg; Nevsky Prospekt, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Kazan Cathedral, Palace Square, the Hermitage, Admiralty, the Spit of the Vasilievsky Island (offering incredible view of the city,) Peter and Paul Fortress and the Field of Mars.

St Petersburg
Vasilyevsky Island

The tour then takes you to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, whose dome, which is 43 meters high, dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and can be seen glistening from all over the city. Decorated with more than 500 paintings, sculptures and mosaics, the Cathedral took 40 years to build. Learn about the history from your personal guide, and climb up the 300 or so steps to the observation walkway, at the base of the Cathedral’s dome, to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views over the city.

St Petersburg
St Issacs Cathederal

The second Cathedral in your tour is the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. Built in 1883-1907 commemorating the location where the Tsar Alexander 2nd was assassinated. Erected by architect Parland in Neo-Russian style, it imitates Russian architecture in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Famous for its mosaics on biblical subjects which decorate the front sections of its four porches, and also throughout, it has the largest mosaic collection in the world taking up 7500 square meters.

Day 3 - Depart St Petersburg

St Petersburg
Sapsan Train

You will have free time to prepare or buy provisions before you continue on your journey. You will then be transferred to the train station where you will be able to catch your high-speed modern Sapsan train to Moscow.

Depending upon your time of departure from you hotel you might be able to book for a late check-out from your room for an additional charge.

Pricing options

  Second Class First Class
No. of people £ $ £ $
1 £695.00 €845.00 $1155.00 £780.00 €940.00 $1280.00
2 - 3 £490.00 €590.00 $795.00 £565.00 €685.00 $935.00
4 - 5 £435.00 €525.00 $720.00 £515.00 €620.00 $845.00
6 - 9 £395.00 €480.00 $650.00 £470.00 €570.00 $775.00

All prices are per person and based on travelling to or from Moscow by Sapsan. To make this journey by Red Arrow or Grand Express, additional charges will apply. Click here for timetables and more information on trains.

 
Hotel Additions 1 Person 2 Person
Late check out Half of room cost per night
Late check out after 18.00 Cost of room per night
Early Check in Cost of room per night
Cost of extra night at hotel in € €190.00 €105.00
Cost of extra night at hotel in £ £155.00 £85.00
Cost of extra night at hotel in $ $260.00 $140.00

Includes

This Trans-Siberian tour extension includes:

  • Domestic rail tickets between Moscow and St Petersburg
  • A full day in depth tour of St petersburg with professional guide and driver
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • Two nights in a centrally located comfortable 4* hotels close to the heart of the city inclusive of breakfast

If you have free time during your stay, why not choose one of our many optional excursions. If you are looking for a deeper insight into 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.

Explore, Discover, Experience

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 Trans-Siberian adventure.

To view this extension 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 Trans-Siberian tour experts and we will get started!