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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The luxurious Lotte Hotel Moscow is ideally situated near to the shops, bars and restaurants of the Arbat quarter. The grand reception area with glass chandeliers and marbled columns leads to modern guestrooms, which are some of the most spacious in Moscow. Dine at OVO, the two-michelin star restaurant by renowned Italian chef Carlo Cracco, or MEGUmi, which offers Japanese cuisine with the emphasis on seafood from its open kitchen. The Madara Spa has been consistently awarded for its creative approach to holistic treatments coupled with modern spa techniques.
Features: 300 rooms & suites, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, fitness room, indoor swimming pool, spa & wellness centre, Wi-Fi
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee facilities, coffee machine, Audio docking station, minibar, hairdryer,...
Housed in a Tsarist-era palace, The Taleon Imperial has an ideal location in the heart of St Petersburg on Nevsky Prospekt. The world-renowned Hermitage museum is only a few minutes' walk away and the area surrounding the hotel has many shops and restaurants. There are 89 guestrooms ranging from Superior to Premium suites. As this is a character property, the individual room styles and sizes will vary. The Superior rooms are designed in a classical style and have an overall floor space of 35 to 45 sq metres.
Features: 120 rooms & suites, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, cafe, health and wellbeing amenities including a 20-metre rooftop indoor swimming pool and extensive spa facilities.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, in-room safe, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobe and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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RUI2018: 7 Nights
There were lots of highlights, but seeing the Hermitage Gallery in St Petersburg, with its room of paintings by Rembrandt, was magical.Mr Charles Cox
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