Russia’s two greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore the country’s rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Moscow is now the epicentre of the ‘new Russia’ while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, worldclass museums, elegant canals and grand architecture.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Lotte Hotel Moscow for 3 nights. (N)
Morning tour including Red Square including St Basil’s Cathedral, GUM state department store, Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Gorky Park. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Full day at leisure or optional morning visit to Sergiev Posad. Built around the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, it is one of Russia’s most important religious and historical landmarks. Afternoon optional tour to the Tretyakov Gallery. (B)
Morning visit to the Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum with its collection of imperial treasures and Fabergé eggs. Take a late afternoon train to St Petersburg (4 hours). On arrival, transfer to the Taleon Imperial Hotel for 4 nights. (B)
Morning tour of St Petersburg, including the main shopping street of Nevsky Prospekt and Vasilievsky island, and the entrances to the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Afternoon at leisure to visit St Isaac’s Cathedral. (B)
Tour of the Hermitage. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it has an unrivalled collection of European masterpieces. (B)
Morning tour of Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin, including the Amber Room. Afternoon visit to Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the Great’s summer palace and gardens. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fl y to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour escort. You will be assisted with boarding the train in Moscow and met on the platform on arrival in St Petersburg.
Opera or ballet performances in Moscow or St Petersburg can be pre-booked. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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RUS2018: 7 Nights
The visit to the Moscow Kremlin and Armoury was inspirational. The walk around the grounds, the churches, bell tower, gardens, tomb of the unknown soldier followed by a visit to the Armoury was amazing.Mrs Jacqueline Rule
Irina and Anna, the tour guides in Moscow and St Petersburgh were excellent. They looked after us from the moment we arrived to their location to the end. They left no gap to worry about. Their knowledge and dedication (and sense of humor) is highly appreciated. The location of the hotels was excellent. The program covered the most important sites one would wish to visit.Mr Ali Al-Chalabi
The whole trip was very informative, enjoyable, not at all rushed, well co-ordinated and totally pleasurable.Mrs Christine Muir
The arrival in St Petersburg was more beautiful than we expected and was so different to Moscow. Mr Stanley Wood
The phenomenal enthusiasm and knowledge of both our guides, especially Violetta in Moscow who was brilliantly informative, enthusiastic and could not have been better. We also thoroughly appreciated the knowledge of our guide Teddy in St Petersburg. Mrs Meryl Deane
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