Russian Capitals

Regular Group Touring
St Petersburg & Moscow
7 days
May - Sep
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This fantastic tour takes you to all the highlights of these two great Russian cities, from palacial wonders to the treasures of the art galleries and cultural masterpieces.

Day 1 Arrive St Petersburg 
Make your own way to your hotel or take an optional private transfer from the airport. Accommodation at Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar; check-in and early evening welcome meeting with your tour escort & fellow guests.

Day 2 St Petersburg: Imperial City Tour & Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room 
This is an amazing city where Imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title, Venice of the North. During your morning sightseeing tour, become acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Saviour, Nevsky Convent and more. In the afternoon, there is an optional visit to Zarskoye Selo to see the impressive Catherine’s Palace and Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening you can enjoy an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace to seen an exciting traditional Russian folklore show, including some Russian drinks and snacks.

Day 3 St Petersburg: Peterhof Palace & Hermitage Art Museum
This morning offers an optional excursion to Peterhof Palace - an uncontested masterpiece of Peter the Great's time, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade, Water Avenue and its wonderful parks (please note the fountains at Peterhof only operate from May to the end of August). In the afternoon, you can enjoy an optional  visit to the world-famous, treasure filled, Hermitage Art Museum - a truly wonderful way to end your exploration of this great city. Tonight, you might like to join the optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Pryanosti & Radosti.

Day 4 St Petersburg - Moscow: Canal Cruise and Fast train to Moscow
In the early morning, you can take an optional guided canal cruise along the meandering waterways. 
Around noon, we transfer to the Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. Late afternoon arrival in Moscow, for accommodation at Hotel Park Inn Sadu or similar.

Day 5 Moscow: Kremlin, Cathedrals, Metro & River Cruise
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. Morning sightseeing includes all the highlights of this vast city - Red Square with the Kremlin, Theatre Square with the Bolshoi Theatre, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and the Kremlin grounds including one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon, an optional visit to the famous Moscow Metro including the stations along the Ring Line, followed by a guided stroll along famous Arbat Street, is offered. This evening's optional tour is 'Moscow by Night' tour which and includes an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.

Day 6 Moscow: Sergiev Posad & Russian Circus
Today offers a full day optional excursion to Sergiev Posad, with a visit to the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and spiritual heart of the country. This year the monastery celebrates the 700th anniverary of St Sergius. The evening offers an optional final excursion - a fun visit to the Old Russian Circus.

Day 7 Depart Moscow
Optional private transfer from hotel to the airport and end of arrangements

2018 departures: 08, 15, 22, 29 May; 05 Jun; 17*, 24*, 31* July; 07*, 14, 21, 28 August; 04, 11, 18 September

Group size: Maximum 40 persons

* These departures continue on, becoming a 10 day tour including Vladimir, Suzdal and Bogolyubovo. Please see our tour Russian Capitals and Historic Towns for more details.

Includes: 6 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice; personalised welcome package; entrances to Peter-and-Paul Fortress St. Petersburg, Kremlin Moscow; services of English-speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; train ticket St Petersburg-Moscow one way 2nd class; portage at hotels.

Excludes: Russian Visa; optional private arrival and departure transfers; optional excursions being 4 hour excursion to Zarskoye Selo & Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room; folklore show at the Nikolaevsky Palace; 4 hour excursion to Peterhof Palace including the Grand Palace; 3 hour visit to the Hermitage Art Museum; 3 hour St Petersburg canal cruise, 3 hour Moscow Metro and Arbat Street tour, 3 hour Moscow by Night tour, 8 hour Sergiev Posad tour, visit to Russian Circus. Optional special dinners being Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Pryanosti & Radosti; half board at hotels (6 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea).

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1245.00
Single AUD$ 1830.00

Includes: 6 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including daily buffet breakfasts; welcome meeting with champagne cocktail or juice; personalised welcome package; entrances to Peter-and-Paul Fortress St. Petersburg, Kremlin Moscow; services of English speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or minivans throughout the itinerary; train ticket St Petersburg-Moscow one way 2nd class; portage at hotels.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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