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Moscow & St Petersburg

(Tour code: MPJ17)TWO OF RUSSIA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES

Discover the two incredible and powerful cities that have both driven and shaped Russia on this magnificent journey. Starting in Moscow, we visit iconic attractions including the Kremlin and Red Square, before travelling to St Petersburg - a city so rich in history its entire centre is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tour Highlights
  • Moscow
  • The Hermitage
  • Red Square, the Kremlin & Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Moscow State University
  • Sparrow Hills
  • Arbat Street
  • Moscow Metro
  • St Petersburg
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • UNESCO-listed Peterhof Palace and Park
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Sapsan to St Petersburg
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Days 1-2

London to Moscow

We depart from London on our flight to Moscow where we transfer to the 4-Star Marriott Tverskaya Hotel. On Day 2 we discover some Moscow's attractions on a guided tour of the city, such as the Sparrow Hills which marks one of the highest points in Moscow and offers a wonderful panorama over the sprawling city below. We also visit the monumental Red Square, seeing Lenin's Mausoleum. Our final visit is to the impressive Moscow State University, with its beautiful collections of diverse architectural styles and enchanting botanical gardens.

Includes:
  • Lenin’s Mausoleum
  • Moscow State University
The Kremlin, Moscow
Day 3

The Kremlin

Today we visit the Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage site and arguably the most famous landmark in all of Russia. The imposing citadel is surrounded by twenty 18th century towers, and is home to cathedrals, palaces and museums. It is also the seat of government. On arrival we take a tour of the extensive grounds, seeing some of the edifices that have shaped the country. We also visit one of the stunning cathedrals, which are famed for their intricate and detailed interiors. In the afternoon we visit the lively Arbat Street, purported to be one of Russia's oldest streets, and enjoy a tour of Moscow's amazing Metro system.

Includes:
  • The Kremlin
  • Moscow's Metro System
St Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg
Days 4-5

By rail to St Petersburg

Today we leave Moscow and travel by rail to St Petersburg, enjoying a journey on the modern Sapsan service. On arrival we transfer to our hotel, the 4-star Radisson Blu Royal. We embark a guided tour of the city's main sights on Day 5, including the Peter and Paul Fortress. Afterwards, your afternoon is at leisure.

Includes:
  • St Petersburg
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
Peterhof Palace
Day 6

Peterhof Palace and the Hermitage

Today's excursion takes us to a real highlight of St Petersburg, the spellbinding Peterhof Palace. Sometimes referred to as a 'Russian Versailles', the opulent complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its beautiful grounds. The string of glittering palaces were constructed by Peter the Great and display some of the finest and most lavish artworks and ornaments that the world has to offer. Later we continue to the Hermitage. Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, this mesmerising museum houses an incredible collection of over 3 million artefacts.

Includes:
  • Peterhof Palace
Return to London
Day 7

Return to London

Leaving St Petersburg behind, today we transfer to the airport for our flight back to London.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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