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The Best of Two Capitals

Explore Moscow and St. Petersburg on this fantastic escorted private tour. On this the most popular tour to Russia you will travel to where some of the world’s most famous art, literature and history was created. Your journey will bring you to the capital Moscow and St. Petersburg, which is the country’s second largest city and is located on the Baltic Sea. Unlike Moscow’s red bricks and onion domes, St Petersburg’s network of canals and baroque and neoclassical architecture give the city a European flavour. Our program is designed for those individuals and traveling companions that may be restricted in their mobility or people who need extra care.

Visit the heart of Russia, two legendary cities with a huge number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a 7-day private tour! With an expert guide, explore walls of the Kremlin, beautiful golden domes of Russia’s ancient churches, astonishing palaces and fabulous art collections of the Hermitage and learn about Imperial Russia while seeing the spectacular fountains in Peterhof and more. See all the historical and modern sights of two cities in a comfortable environment, with full explanation provided. Learn all about Russian history and culture while seeing fascinating monuments, and visit one of the best royal estates of St Petersburg.

Duration: 7 days

Itinerary Hide all details

Day 1: Moscow, arrival
Afternoon arrival, transfer with driver, hotel check-in, free evening.
Day 2: Moscow City Tour
Tour duration is 6 hours. Exterior tour of Red Square, the Kremlin, St Basil's Cathedral, Vorobyovy Gory Park and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Lunch is included.
Day 3: Tour of Tretyakov Gallery and transfer to St. Petersburg
Right after the tour transfer to the train station is arranged. Upon your arrival to St. Petersburg our driver will take you to the hotel.
Day 4: Panoramic tour of St. Petersburg
During this city tour you will observe the following from outside: St. Isaac's Square, the Mariinsky Theater, the Hermitage, the Winter Palace, Palace Square, etc.
Day 5: Guided tour of the Hermitage
Guided tour duration is 4 hours. Free time in the Hermitage after the guided tour.
Day 6: Excursion of Peterhof
Excursion of Peterhof doesn't include entrance to the Grand Palace. Lunch is included.
Day 7: Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer to the airport is arranged.
Day 8: Extra day
Free day

What's included

  • Free Russian visa support (Russian invitation) for all our clients.
  • Airport transfers and entrance fees;
  • Tours according to the itinerary
  • Professional guide and private driver (special van for wheel chairs);
  • Special attendance during the tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Lunch, according to the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Moscow and St. Petersburg in rooms with wide hall and bathroom entrance;
  • Economy tickets on high-speed "Sapsan" train from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Not included in the price

Airfares and personal expenses are not included.

Additional info

This program is designed specifically for disabled people or people who need extra care.

Price

Price packagePrice per person
Silver Package

3-star hotels: Herzen House in St. Petersburg and Maxima Panorama in Moscow

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Gold Package

4-star hotels: Petro Palace or Rossi Hotel in St. Petersburg and Marriott Courtyard or Assambleya Nikitskaya in Moscow.

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Silver Package Single

Price for a 3-star package including single supplement

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Gold Package Single

Price for a 4-star package including single supplement

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Platinum Package

5-star hotels: Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg and Park Ararat Hyatt in Moscow.

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Platinum Package Single

Price for a 5-star package including single supplement

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Hotels

Hotel Rossi, St. Petersburg
Featuring a classic, 19th century design, this boutique hotel is by the Fontanka River, within a quarter mile of Nevsky Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor Metro and Ostrovsky Square. The Rossi Boutique Hotel has individually decorated rooms with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and antique-style furnishings. All s... Show more
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
The Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Centre is in the heart of Moscow, within a 10-minute walk of Red Square and the Kremlin. The hotel's classic-style non-smoking rooms have a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.A buffet breakfast is served in the Terraneo Restaurant. The Flat Iron Restaurant s... Show more
Novotel St. Petersburg Centre
Novotel St. Petersburg Centre is within a 3-minute walk of Nevsky Prospekt and Mayakovskaya Metro Station. It offers a fitness center, varied cuisine and rooms with hot drinks facilities. The interiors of Novotel St Petersburg Centre are contemporary and attractive. In-room comforts include satelli... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Moscow : Red Square
The famous Red Square is located in the heart of Moscow. Of course, no trip to Russia would be complete without a visit to Red Square, perhaps Russia's most well known place, and possibly the most famous city square in the world. It is Russia’s most recognizable landmark and is usually tourists first stop in Moscow. It is surrounded by Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Visitors... Read more
Moscow : Moscow Subway
Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and exploring the stations. Each one has its own distinct aesthetic identity, variously adorned with Realist artworks, chandeliers, ornate pillars and marble floors. Moscow's metro caters to two and half billion passenger rides per year, making it the secon... Read more
The St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow just that this fascinating church at the heart of Moscow, is an exemplary work of art, which touchingly and glamorously traces back the history of Russia in an encompassing and solemn manner, that no other tourist attraction can ever surpass. It is an interesting milestone and a great leaping step towards world tourism and the interesting pieces of history in its courageous, attractive and worth reading whol... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Hermitage
The Hermitage is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, f... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Catherine's Palace
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more

Reviews

Tanya Gonzalez
Brazil
26 Oct 2012
My wife and I have recently returned from an amazing holiday organised by your company. It has been a real adventure and an experience we will never forget. From start to finish it was marvellous. We flew to Moscow to start the Best of two capitals tour, what a treat awaited us. Our whole experience in Russia was amazing, we had an outstanding national guide Olga who was very informative and her organisation was first class. The organisation from start to finish was outstanding, your offices and support lines were very helpful in sorting things out for our stay in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, everything went wonderfull. When we arrived in Russia we were met by the guide Olga who told us that we were her family for the duration of our stay in Russia. We can assure you that she could not have looked after us better if we were her family! We have travelled world wide but without doubt this young woman is outstanding and truly made our tour through Russia the amazing experience it was. We saw many things throughout our trip and would congratulate you on the balance of the tour. We felt that we saw a cross section of all the countries we visited, we saw all the main attractions as well as some rural village life. The ballet and opera shows, both inclusive and optional were very good. The ballet evening in Saint-Petersburg was the highlight of our 1st visit to Russia and we will never forget how wonderful it all was.
Hoping to return one day!
Till Miller
Germany
03 Oct 2006
Just a note to thank you to UVisitRussia for providing me with the most fantastic tour of Russia. I have been back home for just over a week and had time to reflect and can think of nothing that could have been done better. All my contacts with you and others in the London office gave me the information and service I had sought quickly and efficiently:Guide Elena in Moscow was the best I have ever met in many years of travelling, she was equal to all situations with the greatest of apparent ease, no praise of her would be too great and the guide Anna in Saint-Petersburg was also excellent.
Furthermore I would like to thank you very much for the excellent, professional and very kind service of you/your company concerning the management of the tour! I never experienced such a good service concerning things like this ...and it merits to be mentioned.
Andrew Duck
United States
14 Sep 2006
We would like to say how much we enjoyed this tour enhanced particularly by our Guide Maria, who throughout the 7 days we were with her engendered a good-natured, humorous, well-run atmosphere amongst our group. Without exception, everyone respected, liked and became extremely fond of her. The tour organisation, scope and execution were excellent and ticked all the boxes in terms of information and enjoyment.
I'll recommend you for my friends.
Benicio Sanchez Cabarcas
Spain
11 Mar 2006
What a holiday. We can honestly say that our tour of Russia was the most amazing holiday that we have ever experienced. The organisation, the hotels, the travel, the food, the excursions were all just so brilliant and well thought out. We would like to thank all of the people at UVisitRussia (both at office and the guides), even who we have not met but who all played a part in making our holiday so amazing so – THANK YOU. We know now that we would like to experience an organised tour type of holiday again and will look to UVisitRussia when the time comes for us to arrange the next tour as we know that we will be well looked after by your company.
We shall recomend your company whenever possible.
Chong Li
China
01 Nov 2005
This was our second holiday with UVisitRussia and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time. The hotels were all of a very high standard and well situated. The food was delicious, and I must thank you for catering so well for me as a vegetarian. I had a very good choice of meals. We wish especially to praise our Guide Anton, who was helpful, informative and professional at all times. He helped to make our tour very special. Once again, thank you very much for a wonderful holiday. We hope to travel again with UVisitRussia in the future, and have recommended your company to our friends.
Rachel Portman
United States
30 May 2005
We would like to convey our sincere thanks to UVisitRussia for a most enjoyable week on what was our first visit to the Russian mainland. The hotels and organisation were first class and our evening entertainment organised locally were excellent. Thankfully our Local and National Tour Guides were on hand to ensure that for our part the tour went like clockwork and any issues were dealt with promptly and efficiently at all times. Their sense of humour, patience and professional attitude were exemplary and a credit to UVisitRussia.
Dealing with you was great. I'll recommend your office; actually, I did already.
Frank & Dru Mclaren
Scotland
11 Mar 2005
We went on the The Best of 2 Capitals tour and had a wonderful time. Thanks to our brilliant tour guide (Anna and Maria). Both were always smart, cheerful, very knowledgeable, and looked after the whole group unreservedly. They made sure we were all always happy and safe. Everything was timed perfectly and nothing was too much trouble. I can understand why UVisitRussia has such a good reputation - it's well deserved.
We enjoyed every minute to meet nice people, see beautiful castles, clean streets, nice stores and not to forget the fantastic pastries.
Regina Lane
Australia
01 Dec 2004
Recently I booked a tour to Moscow. We are now at home in Australia after a wonderful trip.
Everything was perfect, thanks to you and all the other people in your team who cared for us so well.
Transport was excellent and the advice and tickets given were incredibly useful. It made the whole holiday quite stress-free!
Alina was brilliant! She was incredibly helpful in working with our requirements and made lots of helpful suggestions for the best way to utilise our time in Russia!
Thank you all for your efficiency and helpfulness. Now we are telling all our friends to visit you too.
Frank Mills
Great Britain
17 Jul 2004
Just wanted to get back to you now I have e-mail available again to express our satisfaction with your arrangements for our visit to Russia.

Natalia was very helpful in the planning stages. He readily answered all our questions over the phone before we accepted the quote and the itinerary he planned for us gave us an excellent first experience of Russia.
I will recommend you to anyone wanting to experience anything similar.
Joshua J. Bloch
Belgium
21 Jun 2004
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for arranging our wonderful trip to Russia, we had such a fabulous time and it was worth every penny. My wife’s face seeing the ballet in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow was great and I just loved the architecture of Saint-Petersburg. A fantastic experience and we would recommend to anyone.
Antonio Lupi
Italy
24 May 2004
I would like to thank you a lot for your punctuality and professionalism with tours.
Tatiana was very prompt and pro-active in responding to queries and provide alternative solutions.
I really had a very good service from your staff you may be sure I suggest your company to all my friends!
Francoise Jansen
France
12 Jan 2004
We enjoyed the experience of being in Russia for the New Year very much. We thought the tour was very well organised and the itinerary was just right for us. The group was small enough to know everyone yet enough people to make it interesting. We learned so much about Russia life and culture from the guides, and were very impressed by their knowledge and enthusiasm. Nothing seemed too much trouble. We are intending to book another tour with UVisitRussia for next year!
By the way: St.Petersburg is a beautiful city, more than worthwile to visit!
Thank you very much for your service
Ann Smith
Australia
12 Aug 2003
I left St Petersburg a couple of days ago but just to let you know that we had an excellent experience using uvisitrussia - everything was perfectly organised and this meant that we could relax and enjoy our holiday without worrying whether everything would go to plan.
Thank you for making my trip to St Petersburg so memorable. We had an amazing holiday and can't wait to go back again!
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Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

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