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St. Petersburg and Moscow (hotel is not included)

Russia’s two greatest cities - Moscow and St Petersburg - provide an ideal base from which to explore the country’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Your journey will bring you to St. Petersburg, the country’s second largest city, known for its incredible art and culture, and from there to the capital Moscow, renowned for its iconic squares and palaces. Moscow is now the epicenter of the "new Russia", while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, world-class museums, elegant canals and grand architecture. Combine St Petersburg, Peterhof, Pushkin, Sergiev Posad and Moscow and discover Russia’s opulence and grandeur on our most popular fascinating tour. Spend a week exploring the astonishing heart of Russia with its enduring Kremlin, lavish palaces, fashionable boulevards and serene canals.
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 6 days

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Day 1: ST. PETERSBURG
Meet your friendly private guide and leave your hotel by car or mini van to travel to St.Petersburg, the most beautiful imperial city in Russia. Enjoy a two-hours guided Hermitage Museum Tour, see Nevsky Prospect, Kazansky Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, Central Naval Museum, St. Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Arts, Bronze Horseman (Senate square), Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre, Smolny Cathedral, monument to Catherine the Great, Square of Arts, as well as the numerous canals, bridges and golden spires. Then return to the hotel.
Day 2: PETERHOF AND FOLK SHOW

After pickup from your hotel, drive to Peterhof, an immensely luxurious royal estate on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is a combination of several palaces and parks, the "capital of Russian fountains", "the Russian Versailles" and the most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year.

Start your evening program in a real masterpiece of architecture of the second half of the XIXth century – Nickolayevsky Palace, and see dynamic and colorful folkshow performance. Taste some snacks including canapes, fruites, soft and strong drinks. Come back to the hotel.

Day 2: PETERHOF AND FOLK SHOW

After pickup from your hotel, drive to Peterhof, an immensely luxurious royal estate on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is a combination of several palaces and parks, the "capital of Russian fountains", "the Russian Versailles" and the most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year.

Start your evening program in a real masterpiece of architecture of the second half of the XIXth century – Nickolayevsky Palace, and see dynamic and colorful folkshow performance. Taste some snacks including canapes, fruites, soft and strong drinks. Come back to the hotel.

Day 3: PUSHKIN, CATHERINE'S PALACE AND AMBER ROOM

Meet your guide in the morning for travel to the vast baroque Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoe Selo) in the town of Pushkin, the most grandiose summer residence in all of Russia and a UNESCO sites. The interiors are superb, with highlights including the world-famous Amber room, where the whole surface of the walls is covered with natural amber. In the evening relax for a comfortable ride to Moscow.

Day 4: MOSCOW
You will arrive in Moscow early in the morning. Moscow sightseeing tour covers all the remarkable places with fabulous Red Square and Alexander Garden, The Kremlin - residence of the Russian President, Christ the Savior, Novodevichiy Convent, Arbat Street, KGB, Armoury Chamber (The Kremlin). Marvel at the mind-boggling magnificence of St Basil's Cathedral and wander the best panorama of the city from "Seven hills of Moscow". Drive to the hotel.
Day 5: SERGIEV POSAD
In the morning your guide will take you to Sergiev Posad, one of the most important pilgrimage towns in Russia. It is famous for the fabulous Trinity Lavra of St. Sergii, the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican. Inside the Cathedral there is a silver shrine containing the relics of St. Sergii, and an iconostasis with many works by Andrei Rublev. Come back to your hotel.
Day 5: SERGIEV POSAD

In the morning your guide will take you to Sergiev Posad, one of the most important pilgrimage towns in Russia. It is famous for the fabulous Trinity Lavra of St. Sergii, the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican. Inside the Cathedral there is a silver shrine containing the relics of St. Sergii, and an iconostasis with many works by Andrei Rublev. Come back to your hotel.

Day 6: NOVODEVICHY MONASTERY AND TRETYAKOV ART GALLERY

Meet your guide and explore one of the most beautiful sights in Moscow - the Novodevichy Convent, with a sumptuous interior covered in 16th-century frescoes. The convent’s most famous residents included Irina Godunova (wife of Feodor I and sister of Boris Godunov) and Eudoxia Lopukhina (first wife of Peter the Great).

Then visit The State Tretyakov Gallery, the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It possesses a unique collection which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years.

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional and licenced English, French or German speaking local guide
  • Private driver
  • 2nd class (4-berth comparment) overnight train tickets
  • Lunches at the local restaurants during all the days of the tour
  • Folk show tickets
  • Entrance fees to all museums with special no-line admission
  • Russian visa invitation
Not included in the price
  • Airfares to Russia
  • Hotel accomodation, unless specified
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional expenses

Spanish- and Italian- speaking local guides

Additional info
  • The tour price already includes all the taxes & fees, you will not see any of them later during the checkout.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

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
The Novodevichy Convent, one of Moscow's most beautiful cloisters, is nestled in the southwest of Moscow where the Moskva River bends to form what looks like a peninsula. It is an amazing architectural monument, and also the greatest of city's attractions, second only to the Kremlin. It is a peaceful retreat from the bustling Moscow. The Novodevichy Convent, built in the 16th and 17th centuries in the so-called Moscow Baroque style, was part of a... Read more
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
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
The first public park in Moscow, Alexander Garden sits along the Kremlin’s western wall. Colourful flower beds and impressive Kremlin views make it a favourite strolling spot for Muscovites and tourists alike. Back in the 17th century, the Neglinnaya River ran through the present gardens, with dams and mills along its banks. When the river was diverted underground, the garden was founded by architect Osip Bove, in 1821. Read more
Moscow : Arbat Street
In every city steeped in history there is always a street which attracts tourists like a magnet. This is a place filled with spirit of its own, while buildings bordering it and side-streets stemming from it each have a story to tell. In Moscow it is Old Arbat or simply Arbat – one of oldest and most popular walking streets. Today Arbat is as important landmark as Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil Cathedral. 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
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
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
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 : Admiralty
The One of St. Petersburg most oldest and, arguably, most historically important buildings, the Admiralty building serves as the focal point of Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and Voznesenskiy Prospekt. While its location at the convergence of some of St. Petersburg's most epochal streets embodied Peter's emphasis and, some would say, obsession with the importance of northern capital's maritime might, it served a far more important and reali... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Academy of Arts
The Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, informally known as the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, was founded in 1757 by Ivan Shuvalov under the name Academy of the Three Noblest Arts. Catherine the Great renamed it the Imperial Academy of Arts and commissioned a new building, completed 25 years later in 1789 by the Neva River. The academy promoted the neoclassical style and technique, and sent ... Read more
One of the main St. Petersburg's Ballet stages. In Russia, Alexandrinsky Ballet is within 3 top Ballet companies: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Alexandrinsky Ballet.The Hall is the hall of the Imperial theatre, beautifully decorated. In 2007 this historical 18th century building was restored and looks like in 1756. Alexandrinsky Theatre was the main Ballet and Opera stage of the Russian Empire before Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre. Alexand... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the epic poem by Alexander Pushkin. With his horse (representing Russia) rearing above the snake of treason, Peter's enormous statue was sculpted over 12 years for Catherine the Great by Frenchman Etienne Falconet. Its inscription reads 'To Peter I from Catherine II – 1782'. The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Central Naval Museum
Russia's main naval museum tells the fascinating story of the development, growth and achievements of the Russian navy. With a collection of over 800 thousand exhibits, the museum displays some fascinating naval memorabilia, armaments, authentic maritime equipment, quality models of historically significant vessels and numerous paintings by marine artists. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Menshikov Palace
The palace of Prince Menshikov was the first large stone building erected in St. Petersburg, and is also the only private city structure to have survived from the beginning of the 18th century. As part of the State Hermitage, it is now used to display some of the museum's vast collection of European and Russian applied art from the early 18th century, as well as contemporaneous sculptures and paintings, all of which blend harmoniou... 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
The beginning of the University dates back to 1724 and almost three centuries thereafter, it successfully combines traditions and innovations, research and learning, experience and youth. Today Saint-Petersburg University is one of the leading international centres of science, education and culture. Read more
Golden Ring : Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad is obviously a town that deserves a special visit. Despite incredible number of old towns in Moscow Region, Sergiev Posad is the only one of them that is always included in the famous Golden Ring excursions. The major point of attraction here is Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, the largest orthodox men's monastery in Russia. Read more
The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks. Read more

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