St. Petersburg & Moscow
8 days with Globus Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.
Welcome to St. Petersburg! The balance of the day is at leisure to start exploring this fascinating city. Your Local Host is available for questions and directions this afternoon and tomorrow morning.
Day 2 ST. PETERSBURG.
Founded by Peter the Great, construction of St. Petersburg began in 1703 and the city eventually spread over 100 islands linked by 700 bridges. It suffered severe damage during World War II, when a cruel 900-day siege claimed more than a million victims. At 2 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions. Then, follow your Local Guide for a walk to magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL. This evening, to get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies, enjoy a [LF] welcome dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka. (B,D)
Day 3 ST. PETERSBURG.
Today, visit the Winter Palace complex with your Local Guide. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci. (B)
Day 4 ST. PETERSBURG.
Travel to Pushkin, home of Russia’s last czar, and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The balance of the day is at leisure and optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city. (B)
Day 5 ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW.
Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. This evening, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground. (B)
Day 6 MOSCOW.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. At the ARMORY MUSEUM, see treasures such as Ivan the Terrible’s throne. Of course, you will also see the Bolshoi Theater. (B)
Day 7 MOSCOW.
Another day full of highlights: [LF] visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia. (B,D)
Day 8 MOSCOW.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
When you think of a Russia tour, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s learning about the fascinating culture. Perhaps it’s visiting the spectacular palaces and museums. Perhaps a Russia tour must include tasting of local specialties, like caviar and vodka. All of this and more are included on this fabulous escorted tour of Russia. Spend four nights in St. Petersburg and three nights in Moscow. Along the way, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will help bring the country to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of the country's culture, history, and secrets.
Enjoy sightseeing in both cities. In St. Petersburg, visit St. Isaac's Cathedral – the largest cathedral in Russia and the fourth largest in Europe – and Catherine Palace to witness the luxury and opulence of its Russian Baroque style. In Moscow, go sightseeing in Red Square, and the Kremlin – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Here, visit the Armory Museum to see treasures, such as Ivan the Terrible's throne.
A tour highlight is St. Petersburg's Winter Palace complex – previously the residence of the czars – where you’ll visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum. With one of the world's finest art collections, the museum celebrates works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the master French impressionists. Housed in the former residence of czars, the museum exemplifies the opulence of a once imperial palace. Also included in Moscow are visits to the largest Orthodox Christian Church in the world – the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour – and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery.
You'll travel between St. Petersburg and Moscow via the high-speed Sapsan train for a welcome dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka. It's a wonderful guided tour of Russia!
St. Petersburg: Angleterre
Moscow: Marriott Grand
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in St. Petersburg:
in single room $147-$318, in twin $90-$175, in triple $82-$139
Extra nights per person in Moscow:
in single room $171-$196, in twin $98-$110, in triple $73-$82
Terms and Conditions
* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.