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The Best of Two Capitals

Explore our vacation package including 5 star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg and the best escorted extra tours. An enhanced version of our group tour gives you chance to really immerse yourself in a particular city with a small group of 15 to 20 like-minded travellers.

This is the best tour to discover Russia, with our expert guide. We will cover the most important sights of two cities, visiting historical Moscow and imperial St Petesburg. Discover the most famous sightseeing spots of Moscow on this luxury 7-days tour including fabulous Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Vorobyovy Gory Park, Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Armoury Chamber. Enlarge your experience of Russian culture by visiting Moscow metro, one of the most beautiful and heavily traveled subway systems in the world.
Uncover St Petersburg’s royal past, stroll through the city’s historic center to see beautiful Palace Square and Alexander Column, and admire bow-shaped Empire-style Building of the General Staff and baroque white-and-azure Winter Palace as your guide tells stories of the tsars who lived here. Visit the city’s architectural highlights like St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect and many others. Open yourself up to the noble spirit of a folk show at the nobles' evening dwellings of Nikolaevsky Palace. Learn about the rise of Russia’s tsars, stroll past hidden squares, convents and famous monuments, and discover how each monarch left their mark on the city. Enjoy Russian hospitality, full privacy and luxury hotels serve!

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 7 days

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Day 1: Moscow, arrival, free evening

Your driver will meet you at the airport in Moscow. You will be taken to one of the best downtown hotel.

Day 2: Moscow, sightseeing tour

Your friendly and professional guide will take you from the hotel on narrated 4-hour sightseeing tour of Moscow covers Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Vorobyovy Gory Park and amazing Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Then have a delicious traditional lunch in one of the best local restaurants. During next 4-hours explore Kremlin territory and Armoury Chamber. Transfer to your hotel and have a welcome dinner at 8 p.m.

Day 3: Visits to Moscow Subway and Tretyakov Gallery

Meet your guide at your hotel and have a short metro-ride to Tretyakov Gallery, one of the greatest museums in the world, the national treasury of Russian fine, which includes more than 170,000 astonishing masterpieces by Russian artists. After the tour transfer by metro to the railway station and relax on your travel to St Petersburg on board the high-speed train Sapsan. Check into your hotel in the center of St Petersburg. All transfers are arranged.

Day 4: St. Petersburg, arrival, guided city tour

The tour starts when you meet your guide at your hotel. During 6-hours visit the city’s architectural highlights like to Peter and Paul's fortress, St Issac's Cathedral and Church on Spilled Blood, and learn about astonishing Russian history from your guide. In the evening enjoy unforgettable Russian Folk show performance at historical Nikolaevsky Palace. Finish your tour at your hotel (transfer is included).

Day 5: St. Petersburg, the Hermitage Museum

After meeting your guide at the hotel enjoy a tour of the astonishing Hermitage Museum and admire one of the finest art collections in the world, including over 3 million exhibits. Explore collection of paintings, sculpture, and architecture, and visit the world-famous Diamond room, ensuring you'll see the best of the best. Admire fantastic boat trip along beautiful rivers and canals of St Petersburg. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Day 6: St. Petersburg, Peterhof
Early in the morning you will be taken to the UNESCO-listed Peterhof, incredible summer residence of Russian tsars. Enjoy a 6-hour tour with you friendly guide, walking in amazing park, admiring numerous fountains, astonishing gilded statues and visit the Grand Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial palace. You will use a Hydrofoil to get to or from Peterhof. Farewell dinner will be arranged at your hotel at 8 p.m.
Day 7: St. Petersburg, departure
After checking out from the hotel your private driver will take you to the airport.

What's included

  • Free Russian visa support (Russian invitation) for all our clients.
  • Best luxurious 5-star hotel in Moscow and Saint Petersburg: Ararat Park Hyatt or Marriott Aurora Royal in Moscow and  Grand Hotel Europe in Saint Petersburg;
  • Airport transfers;
  • Breakfasts
  • Amazing guided tour program with Russia's finest guides;
  • Museum entrance fees and special no-line admission;
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • 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
  • Check-in to the luxurious Ararat Park Hyatt in Moscow and Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg
  • Visit Armory Chamber with the Collection of Faberge Eggs in the Moscow Kremlin, see a great collection of paintings at the Tretyakov Gallery and listen to the stories of the Cold War in the Secret Underground Bunker in Moscow Subway
  • Enter magnificent Hermitage museum with the curator of the museum and admire one of the world's greatest collections of art including visit to the Diamond Fund of the Hermitage
  • Tour most remarkable Imperial estate in Peterhof
  • Enjoy Russian Folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace
  • Experience unique private Boat ride on Rivers and Canals of St. Petersburg which is called Venice of the North
  • Dine in the best local Russian restaurants of Moscow and St. Petersburg

Price

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Jun 9 - Jun 15, 2016, Regular price
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Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2016, Regular price
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Jun 9 - Jun 15, 2016, Single Traveler
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Hotels

Ararat Park Hyatt, Moscow
Ararat Park Hyatt has an excellent location 5 minutes from Red Square in the prime shopping area, moments from both TSUM and Detsky Mir department stores. It features superb service.The hotel rooms have been renovated in 2012 and feature new design by a famous architect Tony Chi. Energize at the fi... Show more
Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg
In a stunning central location of St. Petersburg is this 5-star grand hotel that offers elegant accommodations in a fantastic setting. The Grand Hotel Europe provides luxurious living in rooms that are gracefully designed and equipped with all modern facilities you prefer. Guests at the Grand Hotel... 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 : The Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, the beautiful and ancient ensemble stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of the Moskva river. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. It is the oldest part of the city, its political, historic and cultural centre, and the seat of the country's highest bodies of power. The Kremlin contains unique specimens of Russian metal cas... 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
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Ru... 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 : 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
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
The Kremlin : The Armoury Chamber
The Armoury Chamber - a treasure-house, it is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex, and is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1808. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The Armoury Cha... Read more

Reviews

Evan Grib
Canada
19 Jun 2014
The tour was an awe-inspiring, once in a lifetime experience, which will remain in our memories with absolute pleasure. From our initial arrival in beautiful Moscow to our departure to Saint-Petersburg everything was arranged for our maximum pleasure and comfort. All our guides were so caring, friendly and knowledgeable that our satisfaction was guaranteed from the outset. We would like to particularly recommend the beautiful Russia. The choice of hotels and special shows was much appreciated and we were very comfortable wherever we went.
Jana Brick
United States
05 Apr 2014
Having just returned from your tour, I would like to say how much we enjoyed every minute of it. We had no idea Russia was such a beautiful country, in fact we found it completely stunning and as you say, a photographer’s dream. We really wanted to experience some of the real Russia and your tour certainly provided us with many wonderful memories. We feel you gave us an insight into their lives and customs away from the usual tourist attractions which was exactly what we had hoped for. So once again, thank you for a beautiful tour, lovely people, stunning locations, well organized, good guides. We already have your new brochure to see where we might travel to next year.
Ambers Knight
Great Britain
18 Feb 2014
Dear UVisitRussia, I returned on the 20th from your "The Best of 2 Capitals" tour and must congratulate you on the organisation of this trip. I'm absolutely amazed how much we saw and did! All the local guides were good but I must pay particular attention to Galina, our Tour Captain, who was absolutely wonderful and looked after us so well from start to finish. I'm sure everyone would want him to be congratulated for her efforts. Thank you again for a truly great holiday.
Kristina Shmidt
Germany
08 Nov 2013
We returned from Russia on the 19th May 2013 after a wonderful holiday. We would like to thank you for all your efforts to make our visit to
Moscow a very special time. Everything worked out perfectly.
Kim Donats
United States
18 Sep 2013
We wish to congratulate you on the helpful information you gave us before leaving for our tour and the excellent arrangements which were made which ensured that we had a very enjoyable holiday in Russia. Everything ran very smoothly without any problems. We feel that our special appreciation goes to the efficient work of our tour guide -Irina - who carried out her duties with every consideration to the group and enabled us all to experience the beauty and wonder of the places we visited.
Emma Christians
France
11 Sep 2013
I wanted to provide some comments about our tour and the national escort. We had a wonderful holiday which was superbly organised by the company. We can only applaud you for putting together a 7 day trip that had all the best places to see and was so well organised in terms of the transport, the hotels, the restaurants etc. Our national escort Anna really made the holiday. She was friendly, helpful, assertive, knowledgeable and just had the right approach - I would give her 10 out of 10. We have been on tours in Europe with Page and Moy, Travel Editions and Travelsphere and thought that UVisitRussia could not better these companies. However you did - nothing could be faulted. I would recommend UVisitRussia to anyone else planning a holiday to Russia!
Gregg Billman
Sweden
21 Aug 2013
I am writing to record my appreciation for the excellent job which our guide did on our recent holiday to Russia. She was exceptional. A real asset to your organisation. She displayed an excellent command of English; a good sense of humour; huge national and local knowledge; an impressive ability to help the group get together and she was consistently thoughtful and attentive throughhout the 21 days. He worked so hard, I cannot praise him highly enough. We will certainly consider UVisitRussia again as our experience was excellent all round - it was a packed trip and I believe it represented good value for money.
Anna Maria Horner
South Africa
13 Jun 2013
Whilst the planned itinery ensured that we saw some of most breathtaking landmarks and scenery of Russia, this holiday really would not have been the same without Elena, our excellent Guide. His genuine care for the welfare of people on our tour, sheer hard work, infectious enthusiasm for the country he loves and impish sense of humour made a significant contribution to our enjoyment. His knowledge (and ability to communicate this), as well as that of the local guides, provided an understanding and appreciation of the culture and landmarks of Russia that would not otherwise have been possible to achieve. Please convey our heartfelt thanks to him for what has truly been the holiday of a lifetime.
Theodoros Papaloukas
Greece
06 Jun 2013
Following our return from our exciting tour of Russia we felt we should write to share a few highlights with you. Everything went like clockwork from start to finish. There was so much to see and clearly we needed the support of top quality guides to make sure it all knitted together. Please pass on our thanks to them, and to the support staff of drivers. Above all huge thanks must go to your top class guide Maria. This lady is extra, extra special in all she does. Maria told us all about the four national treasures of Russia. Her knowledge of her beloved Russia allied to her willingness to help and supports were outstanding. Overall you can be assured that we will happily recommend UVisitRussia to others.
Carol Bliner
Germany
31 May 2013
My husband and myself are well-travelled people, but I must admit our The Best of Two Capitals stands out to be one of the best. Our wel-planned itinerary and our tour guides made the holiday a most memorable one without a doubt!
We have not experimented such level of efficiency, you are setting a role model for others to follow.
Bernard Bryans
Wales
24 Apr 2013
My husband and myself, having just returned from a tour of Russia, would like you to know how much we enjoyed our holiday. The hotels chosen were exceptional, the food first class, the entertainments we were taken to very diverse and well appreciated and everything ran like clockwork. Our guides carried out their jobs with enthusiasm and humor and without their commitment our enjoyment of the holiday would not have been the success it was. We will most certainly recommend your tours to anyone looking to go to Russia and maybe we will join you again in the future. Thank you for a most memorable time.
Chandler Yang
Korea
15 Mar 2013
I feel I must write and tell you what a wonderful holiday we have just had with your tour company. Thanks must go to many guides. Anna was very proud to show us and tell us about the different parts and cultures of her country, which is so fascinating, exciting, and beautiful. We now have hundreds of photos and many, many minutes of video to remind us of wonderful people and places such as the Moscow kremlin in Moscow, the Winter Palace in Saint-Petersburg, Petergof with all fountains, and so much more. I could go on and on but I will close now with yet another thanks to UVisitRussia.
Anders Mellberg
Sweden
07 Mar 2013
Firstly I would like to say that we had an absolutely fabulous and unforgettable experience. The whole trip was extremely well organised and everything ran very smoothly. Russia is a wonderful country and we were able to experience many of its amazing sights. All the local guides were friendly, helpful and informative. I was particularly impressed by the way that travel was organised - coaches were always ready and waiting (again with friendly and helpful drivers) and guides always ready to whisk us off to the next adventure. We were pleased with all the hotels that we stayed in. All of our meals were delicious! Tables and staff were always ready for us and we were able to sample many different dishes. We were very happy with the itinerary. I appreciate that much thought has gone into organising excursions so that visitors can see as much as possible. We have no hesitation in recommendingUVisitRussia to others and hope to be booking another holiday with you in the future. Well done everybody and thank you.
Aliana Bells
South Africa
13 May 2010
The tour from start to finish was very well organised and everything went smoothly. Our tour guide Alina was superb and looked after us excellently. Every city we visited had such a lot of interesting sights and history - the local guides had certainly done their homework. The holiday from start to finish is highly recommended. We haven't stopped talking about it since we've been back!

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