Discover the two great Russian cities – Moscow and St Petersburg. Visit world-class museums such as the Hermitage, tour the magnificent palaces and gardens of the tsars, admire flamboyant architecture such as the brightly coloured onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, and soak up the atmosphere of imperial Russia.
There is the option to take Superior tours, staying in 4-star accommodation, or as a Luxury tours, staying in the very best accommodation in both cities.
Make sure to pre-book tickets for the ballet or opera at either the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow or the Mariinsky in St Petersburg. Performances here are of the highest standard and should not be missed.
Departures in June coincide with the annual White Nights Festival in St Petersburg, adding a slightly different twist to your stay here.
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,...
Moscow, the epicentre of the 'new Russia', is where ancient monasteries and churches mix with Soviet-era architecture and skyscrapers. This 4-night break takes in the incredible cultural and artistic heritage of Russia's capital, from the reign of the tsars...
Built over 300 years ago by Peter the
Great as his 'window on the west',
St Petersburg is a city unlike any other.
In between the peaceful riverside
walkways and canals the city is packed
with the grandiose relics of tsarist days:
visit grand parks,...
Onion-domed churches, medieval
monasteries, traditional crafts and
beautifully unspoilt countryside
characterise the string of ancient
settlements to the north-east of Moscow,
known as the Golden Ring. Starting in
Moscow, take a detour via these...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.