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Essential Moscow and St Petersburg Tour

Overview

Discover two of the world’s most enigmatic cities in one tour! Experience the rich Soviet and Tsarist history of Moscow alongside St Petersburg’s beautiful bridges, opulent palaces, parks and canals.  See the highlights of Moscow and St Petersburg for yourself with this essential 5-day tour. This experience includes a visit to Red Square and the magical St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow as well as private tours of the Church of Spilled Blood and a visit to the Peters and Paul fortress in St Petersburg. 

  • City tour of Moscow and St Petersburg

  • Kremlin and Red Square tour

  • Lenin’s Mausoleum

  • Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Private tour for Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

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

Upon arrival at the Moscow airport, you will be greeted by a local guide who will accompany you on a private transfer to your hotel, located in the historical centre of the Russian capital. Following check-in, you will have free time to unpack and relax or to start to explore magical Moscow and get a taste of what you are about to experience.

  • Expert Guide

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

City Tour of Moscow

After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by a local guide, who will accompany you on a fascinating walking tour of central Moscow, before taking you by car to see some of the best historical sights spread across the city in the afternoon.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Expert Guide

  • Walking Tour

  • City Tour by car

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Red Square

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Manezhnaya Square

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 3

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

  • New Destination by 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 4

City Tour of St Petersburg

Today will see the following masterpieces of St Petersburg – Nevsky Prospekt, the Admiralty, Moscow Railway Station, Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Kazanskiy Cathedral, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Hermitage, and even more.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour

  • Nevsky Prospect

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • St Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

Day 5

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

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Departure Transfer

  • Expert Guide

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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