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 the
optional excursions, which can be booked locally.
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Fly to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Golden Apple (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Moscow. Explore the renowned Red Square, bordered by St Basil’s Cathedral and
GUM state department store. Stop at Novodevichy convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the
Bolshoi theatre and Moscow University. There will also be time to enjoy a panoramic view of the city
from Sparrow Hill. Afternoon optional tour to the bohemian Arbat quarter and Moscow's impressive
metro stations, adorned with marble and chandeliers. (B)
Optional tour to the mighty Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum with its
remarkable collection of imperial crowns and carriages. This afternoon, transfer to the station and
travel by rail to St Petersburg. On arrival, transfer to the Ambassador Hotel for 3 nights. (B)
Morning tour of St Petersburg including the main shopping street of Nevsky Prospekt and the Kazan
Cathedral. View the Hermitagemuseumfrom Palace Square; St Isaac’s, the largest Orthodox
cathedral in the city; and the colourful Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood. Optional afternoon
tour of Peterhof, Peter the Great's summer palace, to view the exterior and explore the gardens. (B)
Full day at leisure or optional half-day tour of the Hermitage. Located in the former imperial
residence of the tsars and spread over five separate buildings, the Hermitage museum is one of the
largest and oldest museums in the world with a superb art collection. (B)
Morning at leisure or optional tour of Catherine's Palace at Pushkin, including the renowned Amber
Room. Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This tour departs every Friday and Saturday.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss
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An architectural gem from the 19th century, the building which houses the 4-star Ambassador Hotel has been recently restored to its original glory. Only a short walk to St Isaac's Square, St Nicholas Cathedral and Nevsky Prospect, the hotel has a superb location. All 255 rooms have air conditioning and are furnished with all modern comforts. The restaurants are notable for their refined St Petersburg style and the excellent standard of...
The Golden Apple hotel is situated a 20-minute walk from the Kremlin and Red Square. Occupying a beautiful 19th-century building, this hotel is modern in design, offering rooms decorated in a bold, minimalist style and with contemporary furnishings.
Features: 92 rooms & suites, restaurant, 24-hour bar, fitness room, spa with sauna and hot tub.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, heated bathroom floors, minibar,...
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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