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‘Best of’ Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

Overview

Our Best of Moscow and St Petersburg tour visits two of Russia’s most extraordinary cities where you can indulge yourself in the rich history and diverse culture. Get a chance to explore the twisting, winding canals of St Petersburg and the bustling beauty of Kutuzov Avenue in Moscow. If you are looking to get a more in-depth experience in these two cities, then this 8-day tour is the one for you.  Your trip will take you to the very best that Russia has to offer, including The Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, as well as the Winter Palace and The Hermitage in St Petersburg. 

  • City tour of Moscow and St Petersburg

  • Kremlin and Red Square tour

  • Lenin’s Mausoleum

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Visit to the Hermitage Museum

  • Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Private tour for Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Itinerary

Moscow

Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow

Your journey begins upon arrival at the Moscow airport. There, you will meet a local guide and embark on a private transfer to your hotel, located in the historical centre of the Russian capital. Once you have had a chance to get settled in and store your luggage, you will have the rest of the day to explore this vibrant city.

  • Expert Guide

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

City Tour of Moscow

Your private tour will begin in the heart of Moscow – The Kremlin.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Private Tour

  • City Tour

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Red Square

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Moskva River Embankment

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Manezhnaya Square

Day 3

Morning Excursion with choice of Tour

You are free to choose from one of the following fantastic options for your morning excursion:

A

The Kolomenskoe Park Estate by car

This four-hour excursion will take you to the Kolomenskoe Park Estate – a wonderful historic site with extensive options for leisure. The most significant attraction is the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage monument. 


B

The Tretyakov State Gallery tour by metro

This exciting excursion will certainly please fine art lovers, as you will visit the State Tretyakov Gallery, one of the largest fine art museums in Russia built in 1856. This gallery, often referred to as Old Tretyakov, is home to 62 rooms with 100,000 works displaying Russian art from the 10th century to the end of the 19th century. The guided excursion lasts four hours.


C

River Cruise tour 

This incredible cruise will give you the opportunity to take in the scenic beauty of Moscow from the water. The boat will take you past more than one of the famous Seven Sisters, as well as iconic landmarks, such as The Kremlin and the monument to Peter the Great, and some of Moscow’s most important religious buildings, such as the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Underground Moscow Experience

In the afternoon, you will enjoy the Underground tour and discover why the Moscow Metro is recognised as the most beautiful in the world.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Kolomenskoe Park Estate

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Church of the Ascension of the Lord

  • State Tretyakov Gallery

  • River cruise

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Moscow Metro

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 4

Free Time in Moscow

Today your private transfer with a guide will collect you from the hotel and take you to the railway station to hop aboard the high-speed Sapsan train in the direction of St Petersburg. 

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • Transfer to Train

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Travel to

St Petersburg

The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.

Day 5

City Tour of St Petersburg

Our local guide will greet you at the hotel and take you on a full day private tour of St Petersburg.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Private Tour

  • Expert Guide

  • City Tour

  • Nevsky Prospect

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Military History

Day 6

Visit to the Peterhof or Pavlovsk Palace

Today, you will enjoy a fantastic trip to one of St Petersburg’s famous palaces, the Peterhof or Pavlovsk palace.

  • Breakfast

  • Peterhof Palace

  • Pavlovsk Palace and Garden

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Free Time

Day 7

Visiting the Hermitage Museum

One of the world’s largest museums, and famous for its incredible artefacts and collections, the Hermitage has over 3 million items to explore. Collections include Impressionist masterpieces, oriental treasures, Russian art and more. To help you gain a deeper understanding of the items and artwork on display, you will have a personal guided tour of the exhibitions inside.

  • Breakfast

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Free Time

Day 8

Departure from St Petersburg

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, followed by more free time. At a prearranged time, your private transfer with a guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to your point of departure.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Expert Guide

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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