Russia short breaks
With daily British Airways flights from London taking just 3 to 4 hours, both Moscow and St Petersburg are ideal for a short 3- or 4-night break.
City breaks to Moscow can include tours of the imposing Kremlin and the glittering Armoury and Diamond Fund, guided excursions into Moscow’s elaborate underground metro, visits to art galleries such as the Tretyakov, evenings out at the ballet or opera, and trips to interesting sites outside of the city centre such as Novodevichy Convent and Sergiev Posad.
St Petersburg city breaks give an insight into the lavish lifestyle of imperial Russia. Visit the many extravagant palaces in and around the city, explore the immense art collections at the Hermitage Museum and tour the impenetrable Peter and Paul Fortress. The canals of St Petersburg are a delight in themselves to wander along or take a short boat ride.
Moscow is a city of contrasts where ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, epitomising the changes sweeping through Russia. The city's origins as a symbol of Russian spiritual and political power go back 850 years, and the city...
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 wealth of its cultural treasures and the intrigue of its rich...
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.