The Red Army Tour

Moscow and St Petersburg are the two cities that represent the heart of former Imperial Russia and these cities often become the focus for most tourists. This tour to Russia provides a unique opportunity to visit some of the most well known military and historical sites that the country has to offer. Test your skills, get hands-on experience with Russian weaponry. Take command of the Soviet tank and visit former top-secret bunkers. This tour allows you to learn more about Russia's mysteries military pasts.

Russia has one of the most involved military pasts in the world. This unique tour allows you to uncover the mysteries around that past, get hands-on experience with Russian weaponry, and visit former top-secret bunkers. Become a crew member on a Russian tank or test your marksmanship skills with functioning combat weapons – the possibilities are endless, and the memories will last a lifetime!

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 8 days

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Day 1: Moscow, arrival
Welcome to Moscow, amazing Russian capital! Transfer to the hotel is arranged.
Day 2: City Tour of Moscow

Meet your friendly guide at the hotel and enjoy more of your Moscow 8-hour sightseeing! During the first 4 hours admire world-famous Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Vorobyovy Gory Park and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Then explore astonishing Kremlin territory and visit the World War II Memorial. Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3: Moscow, the Museum of Armed Vehicles and Equipment

Meet your guide at your hotel and travel to the unique military Museum of Armed Vehicles and Equipment, wich contains over 300 units of armored vehicles and equipment from 14 countries. After 6 hours really unforgettable tour ride back to your hotel.

Day 4: Moscow Subway, Airforce Museum or Stalin's Bunker

Meet your guide at your hotel and have a subway tour to one of the world's most elaborate and beautiful transport systems. Then travel to the Russian aviation museum or Stalin's Secret Bunker and learn more about incredible Russian military history. In the evening relax on your travel to St Petersburg by train or by plane. Travel with a guide to the hotel in St Petersburg.

Day 5: St. Petersburg, city tour

Begin your tour with a perfect panoramic view of the city’s architectural highlights like the famous Mariinsky Theater, the Hermitage, the Winter Palace and Palace Square. Listen as your knowledgeable guide describes the history of these astonishing landmarks, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Continue onward to the Spit of Vasilievskiy Island, the Bronze Horseman Statue, Peter's Log Cabin, Cruiser Aurora, the Smolny Palace, Nevsky Prospect and the Arts Square. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 6: St. Petersburg, the Hermitage Museum

After meeting your guide at the hotel enjoy a 4 hour-guided tour of the world-famous Hermitage Museum and admire one of the finest art collections in the world. Take an optional tour and visit the Siege Museum. Learn stories of how the people of Petersburg lived before, during and immediately after the Civil War from a curator - $77 per person. Then have a ride back to your hotel.

Day 7: Catherine's Palace OR Artillery Museum

Enjoy a scenic ride to one of the incredible sites with a rich and unique military past. Spend time exploring the Catherine's Palace or Artillery Museum with a curator of the museum on this fantastic tour, and learn about the most interesting periods of Russian history.

Day 8: St. Petersburg, departure
Travel to the airport with your driver.

What's included

  • The best guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Hotel accommodation in some of the best hotels, all centrally located;
  • Private driver and all airport transfers;
  • Your choice of a first class overnight train from Moscow to St. Petersburg or an economy flight (duration 1 hr);
  • All museum entrance fees
  • Russian visas and full service visa processing.
Not included in the price

airfares, optional tours and personal expenses

Price

Price packagePrice per person
Silver package

Ibis Paveletskaya Hotel in Moscow and Herzen House in St. Petersburg

US$ 3,134Save US$ 164.95
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Gold package

Assambleya Nikitskaya Hotel in Moscow and Hotel Rossi in St. Petersburg

US$ 3,438Save US$ 180.95
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Silver Single traveler

Ibis Paveletskaya Hotel in Moscow and Herzen House in St. Petersburg

US$ 4,901Save US$ 257.95
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Gold Single traveler

Assambleya Nikitskaya Hotel in Moscow and Hotel Rossi in St. Petersburg

US$ 5,414Save US$ 284.95
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Hotels

Herzen House, St. Petersburg
This hotel is in central Saint Petersburg, a 2-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt and Palace Square. It has free Wi-Fi, free snacks throughout the day and in-room LCD TVs. Herzen House’s air-conditioned rooms feature a work desk and satellite TV. The hotel’s buffet breakfast includes seasonal fruit... Show more
Ibis Paveletskaya, Moscow
Conveniently situated next to Paveletskaya Station and just a 5-minute metro ride to central Moscow, Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya offers comfortable and modern accommodations and free Wi-Fi in the lobby.Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya is designed in modern style with bold d?cor. Each of the rooms is spacious a... Show more
Assambleya Nikitskaya, Moscow
Assambleya Nikitskaya is ideally situated within the heart of Moscow, a 5-minute walk from the Kremlin, Red Square and the State Historical Museum. It includes free high-speed Wi-Fi. All rooms at the Assambleya Nikitskaya Moscow are air-conditioned, and feature a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and ... Show more
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

* 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 : 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
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is amazingly opulent, garishly grandiose and truly historic. The cathedral's sheer size and splendour guarantee its role as a lovely landmark. This gargantuan cathedral was completed in 1997 – just in time to celebrate Moscow's 850th birthday. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour sits on the site of an earlier and similar church of the same name, built in the 19th century to commemorate Russia's victory ov... 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 Museum of Armed Vehicles and Equipment is the largest museum in the world of its kind. There are 24 rooms showcasing the history of the Russian Military from the beginning of the 18th century until today. The collection includes over 800,000 military and historical objects, among which are the Victory Banner that was raised over the Reichstag building in Berlin, personal belongings and decorations of famous government and military le... Read more
Moscow : Sparrow Hills
Sparrow Hills, formerly known as Lenin Hills between 1935 and 1999, is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of the highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or 60–70 m (200–230 ft) above the river level. Read more
A branch of the Central Museum of Armed Forces, Stalin's Bunker was built under a sports stadium in the late 1930s in anticipation of the conflict with Germany. It was later designated the ‘command centre of the Supreme commander-in-chief of Red Army’. You must make advance arrangements for a group tour of the facility, which includes the command room, dining room, an elegant marble meeting hall, and Stalin’s office and living a... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum 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 w... Read more
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 : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... 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
Saint Petersburg : Artillery Museum
The Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineering and Army Signal Corps is the only place in the world where Russian Military history is fully and visually represented. The largest collection of guns, ammunition, small arms and cold weapons, means of military communication, military and engineering equipment, battle flags, military uniforms, different awards, rich archives of documents and an extensive library of military history – a... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Cruiser Aurora
The Cruiser Aurora Museum in St. Petersburg fired the shot that started the Bolshevik Revolution. The Aurora was one of three Pallada-class cruisers, built in St. Petersburg for service in the Far East  (on the Pacific). All ships of this class served during the Russo-Japanese War. Read more
World-known Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera theatre is one of top 6 ballet and opera companies in the world. It is a "must see" in St. Petersburg. The theatre has been the home of Russian ballet and opera since the 1860s and has become a mecca for both Russian and international artists. The theatre was reconstructed by A. Kavos, and in 1860 was opened as the Mariinsky Theatre. It was named after the wife of the reigning Tsar Alexander II, Ma... Read more
This small but extremely moving museum commemorates perhaps the most harrowing period of the city's history - the 900-day Blockade of Leningrad which lasted from 8 September 1941 to 17 January 1944. For two-and-a-half years, the citizens of Leningrad suffered chronic privations and constant bombardment. Although the precarious Road of Life brought supplies across the ice of Lake Ladoga in the winter months, food was woefully short, fuel was scarc... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Smolny Cathedral
Smolny Cathedral was originally intended to be the central church of a monastery, built to house the daughter of Peter the Great, Elizabeth, after she was disallowed to take the throne and opted instead to become a nun. However, as soon as her Imperial predecessor was overthrown during a coup, carried out by the royal guards, Elizabeth decided to forget the whole idea of a stern monastic life and happily accepted the offer of the Russian throne. Read more
Very early in the history of St. Petersburg the Strelka (spit) of the Vasilievsky Island, the largest island in the Neva delta, was intended to become the heart of downtown St Petersburg. Some of the buildings, such as the Customs House, still remind us today of Tsar Peter’s original intentions. Although the downtown area of the city eventually moved onto the left bank of the river, the architects of the early 19th century di... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Winter Palace
St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. Read more

Reviews

Joseph Trepp
Canada
13 May 2014
Dear UVisitRussia, Returned last night from our tour. What a fabulous tour! You can use us anytime for a reference. All on the tour mentioned your helpfulness. The trip was magical and eye opening. We were "blown away" by all the sites. Our tour guides, Anna and Tatiana were the best.
We want to thank you. Everything went perfectly.
Fiona Stokes
Great Britain
09 Apr 2014
This note is let you know what an amazing time my son, Edward and my traveling partner Dave and me had on our Russia excursion. Everything was just as stated and the accommodations were great, our guides were super and gave us a great understanding of the Russian Culture and heritage and the opportunities were outstanding. I can't thank you enough for the role you played in making this trip a reality for us.
Moisha Hashmonai
Israel
13 May 2013
I want to thank you and UVisitRussia team so much for such an amazing experience. The tour far exceeded any expectations we had and we are so grateful to have seen so much of Russia and learned so much about its wonderful people from our guides. Anna and Peter were simply outstanding. They were so professional yet personal and contributed to our group having such a wonderful experience. Next time we would like to tour in December to Saint-Petersburg to see the Nutcracer in the Mariinsky Theatre! Thank you so much for your outstanding service.
Sandy Grams
South Africa
14 Mar 2013
We had a wonderful trip, It was beyond our expectation. Best trip of my life. It was worth every moment there. Thanks for arranging this awesome tour. I am gonna spread the good words around for your tour company to my family, friends, co workers etc. We had a very nice group of people, very considerate and friendly. Both tour guide Maria and Peter were awesome.
All had a wonderful time, thank you for you assistance

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