Cox & Kings offers fully tailor-made tours to Russia that allow you to create your ideal holiday, travelling at your own pace and spending more time exploring the sights and cities that appeal to you.
British Airways operates daily flights into Moscow and St Petersburg, while Aeroflot and Transaero have a network of regular internal flights that link all the major cities.
Some suggested itineraries can be found here to get you started. Combine a short stay in St Petersburg or Moscow with a guided city tour and excursions, take a longer trip to see the highlights of both cities, or combine Moscow with the infamous second world war battlegrounds of Volgograd or Kursk.
This tour explores Moscow and St Petersburg at a leisurely pace with the main highlights included,
allowing you to get your bearings before exploring independently at leisure or by joining one of...
Created 300 years ago by Peter the Great as his "window on the West" St Petersburg is a city unlike any other in Europe and certainly in Russia. Its grand beauty, its architectural splendour, the...
Often seen as a pivotal moment in the
German invasion of Russia, the battle
of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest
campaigns seen in modern-day history.
This 7-day tour combines stays in...
Seen by military historians as the seminal event in the Eastern Front Conflict, the Battle of Kursk which was fought over a twelve day period in 1943, had over a million combatants at it's peak and...
The Volga is the longest river in Europe and is often seen as the heart of Russia. From its beginnings in the far north of the country to the shores of the Caspian Sea, travelling on the Volga, ...
Traversing the expanse of Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Express line covers 9,000 kilometres, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities. Highlights of the...
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...
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.