Moscow • St. Petersburg
This week-long tour is a unique opportunity to visit Russia’s two largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
8 DAYS – Friday departures
Day 1 – Friday: Moscow
Transfer from the airport and check into your hotel.
Day 2 – Saturday: Moscow
Enjoy the world famous Kremlin with its 15th century cathedrals, bell-tower, Patriarch’s Palace, Grand Kremlin Palace and the Armoury Museum, one of the oldest museums in Moscow and home to the Russian Diamond Fund. In the afternoon, explore Moscow’s world renowned underground city and its palatial stations. Ride the metro to visit Izmaylovo, a unique cultural and entertainment complex, where you will discover art, handmade crafts, antiques and just about anything you might want for a souvenir. [B]
Day 3 – Sunday: Moscow
Start your city tour with a visit to the Red Square and its impressive St.Basil’s Cathedral. Continue to Moscow’s best viewpoint on Sparrow Hills and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery. In the afternoon, visit the famous Tretyakov Gallery, the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. [B]
Day 4 – Monday: Moscow – St. Petersburg
Enjoy morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the railway station and take a high-speed train to St. Petersburg. Transfer to your hotel in St. Petersburg. [B]
Day 5 – Tuesday: St. Petersburg
Start your day with a panoramic tour of St. Petersburg. See the city of islands, canals, bridges and legendary palaces. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city. Next is the famous Hermitage Museum and former home of tsars which contains a collection of more than three million works of art and artifacts from all over the world. [B]
Day 6 – Wednesday: St. Petersburg
Visit the opulent Tsar’s Village, once a summer residence of the Russian Emperors. Tour its beautiful pavilions, lakes and gardens. See the stunning Catherine Palace, built by Peter the Great for his wife. [B]
Day 7 – Thursday: St. Petersburg
Enjoy this day to discover St. Petersburg on your own or take one of the optional tours. [B]
Day 8 – Friday: St. Petersburg
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight. [B]
Arrival and departure transfers ● 3 night accommodation in Moscow ● 4 night accommodation in St. Petersburg ● Daily breakfast ● Transportation and English speaking guide as per program ● All entrance fees mentioned above ● Economy class train ticket Moscow – St. Petersburg ● All applicable taxes ● Visa support letter.