Day 1 – To Moscow: Morning flight from
London Heathrow to Moscow with British
Airways. Transfer to the Moscow Marriott
Grand Hotel for 3 nights.
The Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel is located in the centre of
Day 2 – Moscow: Morning tour of Moscow.
Explore the renowned Red Square with 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)
Day 3 – Moscow: 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)
Day 4 – To St Petersburg: Morning visit to
the Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and
the Armoury Museum, with its collection of
Imperial treasures and Faberge eggs. Take a late
afternoon train to St Petersburg (4 hours). On
arrival, transfer to the Original Sokos Hotel
Palace Bridge. (B)
Day 5 – St Petersburg: Morning tour of St
Petersburg, including Nevsky Prospekt and
Vasilevsky 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)
Day 6 – St Petersburg: Tour of the Hermitage.
One of the largest and oldest museums in
the world, it has an unrivalled collection of
European masterpieces. (B)
Day 7 – St Petersburg: 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)
Day 8 – To London: Morning at leisure or
optional visit to the Yusupov Palace and its
Rasputin exhibition. Afternoon transfer to the
airport and fly to London. (B)
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Extensions: Pre- and post-tour extensions are
available in Moscow and St Petersburg, and
include 2 night’s accommodation with arrival
or departure transfers.
Accessibility: This tour is locally escorted
in Moscow and in St Petersburg. You will be
assisted with boarding the train in Moscow and
met on the platform on arrival in St Petersburg.
† Festival departures: Departures in June
coincide with St Petersburg’s White Nights
festival, a month-long cultural celebration.
Theatre: Opera or ballet performances in
Moscow or St Petersburg can be pre-booked.
Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
Private Journey: Friday departures only. Variable
supplements apply to other departure days.