Moscow and St. Petersburg Exploration

Explore these 2 cities with a choice of excursions
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Explore the cultural highlights of these fantastic cities over seven leisurely days. Enjoy a privately guided city sightseeing tour in each city, private airport and train station transfers then add some great optional excursions to complete your explorations - the choice is yours. 

Itinerary

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 & Optional Pushkin Museum, Novodevichy Cathedral or Kremlin visits

After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel for your privately guided, 3hr 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 3hrs - The most representative collection in Russia of foreign art, from ancient to modern.

Novodevichy Cathedral 3hrs - Founded in 1524, with the white Smolensk Cathedral and its sumptuous interior covered in 16th century frescoes.

Kremlin 3hrs - including one of the cathedrals. 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 Pushkin Museum, Novodevichy Cathedral, Kremlin or Sergiev Posad visits

Today explore on your own or take another of the wonderful optional excursions available. In addition to those listed above, today you can also take a longer optional excursion to Sergiev Posad and the Trinity of St Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the country. In 2014, the monastery celebrated the 700th anniversary of St Sergius (6hrs).

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 Hermitage Museum or St Isaac's Cathedral visits

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 'Venice of the North'. During the morning 3hr 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 more.

In the afternoon, you can add one of the fabulous optional St. Petersburg excursions available as follows:

The Hermitage Museum 4hrs - formerly the Czar´s Winter Palace, includes Old Masters, State Rooms of the Winter Palace and Impressionists´ Exhibition.

St Isaac's Cathedral 3hrs - Russia's largest cathedral with a magnificent gilded dome and impressive interiors.

Day 6 St. Petersburg Day at Leisure

Explore the Imperial City on your own today, or delight in another optional excursion to Peterhof Palace (5hrs) - an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks.

Day 7 St. Petersburg Departure

After breakfast, arrangements end with your transfer by private car to the airport.


2020 departures: daily all year 

Notes:

The tour can also be done in reverse from St. Petersburg to Moscow and you can add extra nights - please ask us.

You can also add a visit to the Baltic cities of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to this tour, with a transfer from St. Petersburg by private car and driver to Tallinn, to begin our Journey Through the Baltics tour.

You can choose between Standard, Superior or Deluxe accommodation.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Explore these 2 cities with a choice of excursions
  • Tour Category

    Independent
  • Duration

    7 days

    Departures

    All Year

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for Standard accommodation

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: private arrival and departure airport and train station transfers, 6 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, train Business Class Moscow to St. Petersburg one way, privately guided 3 hour sightseeing tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

      EXCLUDES: optional excursions, Russian visa

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for Superior accommodation

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: private arrival and departure airport and train station transfers, 6 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, train Business Class Moscow to St. Petersburg one way, privately guided 3 hour sightseeing tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

      EXCLUDES: optional excursions, Russian visa.

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