Explore the cultural highlights of these fantastic cities over 7 leisurely days. Enjoy a privately guided city sightseeing in each city, then add some great optional excursions to complete your explorations- the choice is yours. With the convenience of private airport and train station transfers in each destination, you have maximum time to see the many wonderful sights. The tour can also be done in reverse from St Petersburg to Moscow.
You can also add a visit to the Baltic Cities of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to this tour. From St Petersburg transfer by private car and driver to Tallinn to begin the Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga Exploration tour.
Day 1 Moscow Arrival
On arrival in Moscow, transfer to your hotel by private car and check-in.Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world.
Day 2 Moscow City Sightseeing; Afternoon at Leisure or Optional Pushkin Museum, Novodevichy Cathedral visit or the Kremlin visit
After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel for your privately guided 3 hour Moscow sightseeing tour which includes all the highlights of this vast city - Red Square, Theatre Square with the Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and more.
In the afternoon perhaps enjoy one of the great optional excursions offered as follows:
Pushkin Museum 3 hrs. The most representative collection in Russia of foreign art, from ancient to modern
Novodevichy Cathedral 3 hrs. Founded in 1524, with the white Smolensk Cathedral and its sumptuous interior covered in 16th-century frescoes
Kremlin including one of the cathedrals 3 hrs - overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west, it is the best known of the kremlins and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin or fortifications.
Day 3 Moscow: Optional Excursions or Sergiev Posad
Today explore on your own or take another of the wonderful optional excursions. In addition to those listed above, today you can also take the longer excursion to visit Sergiev Posad and the Trinity of St Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the country. Last year the monastery celebrated the 700th anniverary of St Sergius (6 hours)
Day 4 Moscow - St Petersburg by Train
After breakfast, transfer to the Moscow central railway station by private car and board the train bound for St. Petersburg. On arrival in St Petersburg, transfer by private car to your hotel, check in and relax.
Day 5 St Petersburg City Sightseeing; Optional Excursions to Hermitage Museum, St Isaac's Cathedral, Peterhof Palace or Catherine's Palace
St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning 3 hour, privately guided sightseeing tour, get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more.
In the afternoon, you can add one of the fabulous optional excursions available as follows:
The Hermitage Musuem 4 hrs - formerly the Czar´s Winter Palace, includes Old Masters, State Rooms of the Winter Palace and Impressionists´ Exhibition.
St Isaac's Cathedral 3 hrs - Russia's largest cathedral with a magnificent gilded dome and impressive interiors.
Peterhof Palace 5 hrs - an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks.
Zarskoye Selo and Catherine's Palace 5 hrs - the delightful town of Pushkin, with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the astonishing Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations.
Day 6 St Petersburg
Explore the Imperial City on your own today, or delight in some more of the optional activities offered (as above).
Day 7 St Petersburg Departure
After breakfast, arrangements end with your transfer by private car to the airport.
Departures: daily all year round (except December 22- January 03)
Includes: private arrival and departure airport and train station transfers, 6 nights accommodation* with daily breakfast, train 2nd class Moscow to St Petersburg one way (or vv), privately guided 3 hour sightseeing tours in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Excludes: optional excursions, Russian Visa
* You can choose between Standard 3 star, Superior 4 star or Deluxe 5 star accommodation. Prices shown are for Standard 3 star accommodation.
You can add a visit to the Baltic Cities of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to this tour. From St Petersburg transfer by private car and driver to Tallinn to begin the Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga Exploration tour.
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Includes: private arrival and departure airport and railway station transfers, 6 nights accommodation* with daily breakfast, train 2nd class Moscow to St Petersburg one way (or vv), privately guided 3 hour sightseeing tours in Moscow and St Petersburg.
The price shown is for the tour with 3 star accommodation. For other prices please enquire.