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Discover Moscow + St. Petersburg (Private Tour)

8 days with Alexander+Roberts   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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DAY 1 - Welcome to Moscow
On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the 5-star Marriott Aurora Hotel. This evening, meet your fellow travelers and our Russian Trip Leader at our welcome dinner with wine. (D)

DAY 2 - Discover Moscow
A guided walk in Red Square is the best way to appreciate famous city landmarks like St. Basil’s Cathedral. See Novodevichy Convent, founded in 1524, and ascend the Sparrow Hills for fine views. Then join local residents aboard the Metro, exploring the grandeur of its most impressive stations – filled with chandeliers, art and architectural details. Delve into Soviet history as you sit down to lunch with a former KGB Officer and tour the Tretyakov Gallery, regarded for its fine collection of Russian art. End your day with a stirring choral concert in St. Nicholas Church. (B+L)

DAY 3 - Tour the Kremlin + Armory Museum
The Kremlin has been the historic and political heart of Russia for nearly 1,000 years. This morning, you’ll enter within its massive walls for a tour of the Kremlin grounds including the 15th-century Assumption Cathedral. You’ll also behold the priceless Imperial treasures of the Armory Museum and the dazzling collection of the Diamond Fund. The afternoon is free to explore and enjoy at your own pace. (B)

DAY 4 - By rail to St. Petersburg
Enjoy Business Class aboard the high-speed train to St. Petersburg where you’ll check in to our luxury hotel. With our expert guide, a city sightseeing tour includes Peter and Paul’s Fortress, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, and the magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral - with its opulent interior, massive granite columns, and monumental gold dome. (B)

DAY 5 - Fine art + city architecture
With privileged early entry before other visitors, your guided tour reveals the most famous paintings of the Hermitage, including masterpieces by Titian, da Vinci, Rembrandt and the Impressionists. Then step aboard our privately chartered sightseeing boat for a guided canal cruise – a terrific way to see and appreciate the city’s grand architecture. (B)

DAY 6 - Tsarskoye Selo
Travel to Tsarskoye Selo and tour the Catherine Palace, including the famed Amber Room, for a glimpse into the opulent life of the Tsars. By special arrangement, you’ll also visit the amber studio where skilled craftsmen turn this 40-million-year-old stone into works of art. For lunch, we’ll take you to Podvorye, set in a traditional log home and famed for its fine Russian cuisine. (B+L)

DAY 7 - The Peterhof
Without fewer visitors, our special early-opening entry at The Peterhof promises an unforgettable tour of Peter the Great’s resplendent summer estate. Marvel at the lavishly landscaped grounds and the magnificent grand cascades which flow from mid May to September. Back in the city, we’ve arranged a private tour of the Shuvalov Palace. Its grand interior, once the site of glittering Imperial balls, is now home to the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of his famous Imperial Easter Eggs. This evening at the Grand Hotel, you can raise a toast to your fellow travelers as you enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner. (B+D)

DAY 8 - Depart St. Petersburg
We’ll take you to the airport or rail station today for your onward journey. (B)

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All This Included

Since we pioneered travel to the Soviet Union in 1954, we’ve come to know Russia best. Our native-born, highly-educated resident guides are there to enrich your exploration of the must-see sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Share the culture of these grand and historic cities that they call home.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide
  • An half day in each city with our car, driver and guide at your disposal
  • The attentive services of our resident teams in each city for additional private sightseeing, personal recommendations, and tickets for cultural performances
  • 7 meals: daily buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights in your choice of hotel
  • All on-tour transportation including private airport transfers and your choice of air or rail travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Luggage handling and all hotel taxes
Highlights
  • Discover the must-see sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg and then personalize your exploration with another guided sightseeing tour of your choice.
  • Behold the Imperial treasures of the Armory Museum and the dazzling collection of the Diamond Fund on your tour of the Kremlin, its extensive grounds and cathedrals.
  • Travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg in Business Class comfort on the high-speed train.
  • Delve into the cultural legacy of the Tsars as you tour the Hermitage and Catherine Palace.
  • Delight in The Peterhof, the lavish summer estate of Peter the Great on the Gulf of Finland.
  • Includes 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Accommodations
Moscow: Intercontinental Tverskaya
St. Petersburg: Grand Hotel Europe
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* 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.