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Moscow and St Petersburg Cultural Highlights Tour

Overview

Indulge yourself in this cultural highlights tour featuring artistic and cultural treasures of Russia’s two greatest cities – Moscow and St Petersburg. If you love to get to grips with local culture and are looking for the ultimate Moscow – St Petersburg tour, then this is the one for you. This 8-day tour showcases the very best of Russia’s majestic charm and imperial heritage, taking in sights such as The Kremlin, Armoury, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Hermitage Museum. 

  • City tour of Moscow and St Petersburg

  • Kremlin and Armoury tour

  • Kuskovo Park

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Tretyakov State Gallery

  • Visit to the Hermitage Museum

  • Visit to Peterhof Palace

  • Private tour for Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

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 with Free Time

Upon arrival at the Moscow airport, you will meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel, located in the historical centre of the Russian capital. After check-in, you will have free time to unpack and relax or begin to explore magical Moscow and get a taste of what you are about to experience.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Walking Tour of the Armoury and Kremlin

Today, you will immerse yourself in Russia’s rich history and culture, taking in the sights of The Kremlin and its fantastic Cathedrals. Moving on, you will visit the Armoury, one of the oldest museums in Moscow which holds items from the former Tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. You will also see state regalia, royal garments, coronation dresses, gold and silverware, weapons, luxury carriages as well as all the attire of famous Tsars from over the years.

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • Walking Tour

  • Military History

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Museums

  • Armoury Chamber

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 3

Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery

Start the day with breakfast at your hotel before meeting up with your local guide for a tour of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It is a place to visit for any connoisseur of art, wishing to plunge into Russian life and culture in the best traditions of the world fine arts.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Expert Guide

  • State Tretyakov Gallery

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Moscow Metro

  • Kuskovo Country Estate

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 4

Arrival in St Petersburg with Free Time

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 towards St Petersburg. 

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Prominent Landscape

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

  • Nevsky Prospect

  • Military History

  • St Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Museums

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

Day 6

Visiting the Peterhof Palace

Today, you will visit the splendid Peterhof Palace, known as the “Russian Versailles” and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. A comfortable hydrofoil will take you to the “Kingdom of Fountains” across the Gulf of Finland.

  • Breakfast

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Peterhof Palace

  • Boat Trip

  • Military History

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 7

Visiting the Hermitage Museum

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

  • Breakfast

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Gold Drawing Room

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

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

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • 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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