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Russian Winter Wonderland

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(Tour code: RUW18)

Discover its two great cities as it flourishes amidst flurries of winter snow

Russia is a country awash with proud traditions, centuries of history, unique architecture and fascinating politics - and what better time to discover its two great cities than as it flourishes amidst the flurries of winter snow.

Highlights
  • City tour of Moscow
  • Tour of Catherine’s Palace and Park
  • A Troika Ride
  • Sightseeing tour of St Petersburg
  • St Petersburg vodka museum and tasting
  • Stay at The 5-Star Radisson Royal Hotel
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    5 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Russian Winter Wonderland 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Kremlin, Moscow
Kremlin, Moscow

London to Moscow

Following our flight to Moscow, we make our way to our hotel, the Marriott Tverskaya, for the first two nights of the tour. On arrival we experience a traditional Russian welcome ceremony, being presented with bread, associated with hospitality, and salt, representative of a long friendship.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Moscow
Moscow

Exploring Moscow

Moscow in the winter is like a novel brought to life, and today we discover it's many delights on a full-day's sightseeing tour by coach.

These include the Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is the seat of Russia's modern-day government, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre, home to the well-known ballet company, and many of the city's distinctive cathedrals, the most famous of which is the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour's.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Days 3-4 Catherine Palace, St Petersburg
Catherine Palace, St Petersburg

Onwards to St Petersburg

Boarding the high-speed Sapsan train today, we make the journey to Russia's former, Imperial capital - St Petersburg. Tonight we sit down to sample a genuine Russian menu, served at our hotel, the 5-Star Radisson Royal.

On Day 4 we get to see Tsarskoye Selo or the 'Tsar's Village', the impressive estate of the former Russian royal family, whose crowning glory is the baroque style Catherine Palace and its adjacent park. Afterwards we get a true feeling for a Russian winter with a horse-pulled troika ride through the snow-filled palace grounds.

Includes:
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
Day 5 The Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood
The Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood

Tour of St Petersburg

Today we discover the rest of the city on a guided coach tour that delivers up a wealth of historic monuments and celebrated cultural attractions such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, which occupies a commanding position on an island in the Neva River. This is followed by a visit to a vodka museum, where you can partake in an authentic tasting for that real Russian flavour. After warming your cockles with the local tipple, there's some time at leisure before a final group dinner at a nearby St Petersburg restaurant.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Flights
Flights

Return to London

Transferring to the airport this morning, we board our return flight to London, where your tour ends.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flights from London to Moscow and from St Petersburg to London
  • All rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 8 meals including 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • City tour of Moscow including the Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre, Victory Park and Teatralnaya Square
  • Tour of Catherine's Palace and Park and a troika ride
  • Sightseeing tour of St Petersburg including the Hermitage, Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac's Square and the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • St Petersburg vodka museum and tasting

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade your flight to Moscow to World Traveller plus from £200 per person
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Russian Winter Wonderland

Discover its two great cities as it flourishes amidst flurries of winter snow

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