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Group Tour | General interest 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1,495 Current prices from: £1,495
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 modern Russia, while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, world-class museums, elegant canals and grand architecture.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in the National Hotel in Moscow, just off Red Square, and Taleon Imperial Hotel, a former palace, in St Petersburg
  • Guided tour of the opulent Moscow metro
  • Visit Peterhof palace & gardens by hydrofoil
  • Lecture on contemporary Russian life
  • 5-star accommodation throughout

Avila

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 745 1050 1254 1763 2272 2781 2679 2272 1661 1050 643
Min temp (C)(F) -130 32 134 236 643 1050 1355 1355 1050 643 236 -130
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 11 8 6 4 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 582 542 472 582 572 452 181 171 412 612 763 643
Rainy Days 13 12 11 13 12 10 6 5 8 11 12 13
Humidity N N N N N N L L N N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Barcelona (Spain)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1763 2068 2475 2781 2781 2577 2170 1763 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 643 643 745 948 1254 1661 1966 1966 1763 1355 948 643
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 7 6 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 361 472 502 522 381 231 532 733 863 582 502
Rainy Days 13 11 12 11 11 8 5 8 9 11 11 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2475 2373 2068 1763 1559

Bilbao

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1355 1457 1661 1966 2272 2577 2475 2475 2068 1559 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 541 745 948 1254 1457 1457 1355 1050 745 541
Sunshine hours 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 2
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1235 1024 954 1215 904 632 512 823 713 1074 1426 1295
Rainy Days 18 16 16 18 16 12 11 12 12 14 17 18
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1559 1864 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1355

Burgos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 846 1152 1355 1763 2170 2679 2577 2373 1763 1050 745
Min temp (C)(F) -130 32 134 337 643 948 1152 1152 948 643 236 32
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 10 7 5 4 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 572 522 552 592 622 472 291 281 452 552 713 592
Rainy Days 13 13 11 14 14 11 9 7 9 11 13 13
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1355 1355 1559 1763 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1457

Cordoba (Spain)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1661 1966 2170 2679 3188 3697 3595 3188 2475 1864 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 439 541 643 846 1152 1559 1864 1864 1661 1152 745 439
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 7 9 10 12 11 8 6 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 683 622 542 361 211 40 50 231 622 823 793
Rainy Days 16 14 13 12 9 6 3 3 6 11 13 15
Humidity N N N N N H VH VH M N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Granada

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1254 1559 1763 2272 2781 3290 3290 2882 2170 1559 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 134 236 439 643 948 1355 1661 1661 1457 948 541 236
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 7 9 11 12 11 8 7 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 532 552 472 522 371 261 100 70 201 512 643 612
Rainy Days 14 14 12 13 10 6 4 4 6 10 13 14
Humidity N N N N N M H H L N N N
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Haro

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1355 1559 1966 2373 2781 2781 2475 1966 1355 948
Min temp (C)(F) 134 236 337 541 846 1152 1355 1355 1152 846 439 236
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 5 6 8 9 8 7 5 3 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 663 582 512 703 622 422 341 381 341 582 723 683
Rainy Days 15 14 13 16 15 13 11 10 11 13 14 14
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 1/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1559 1864 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1355

Jerez De La Frontera

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1966 2170 2475 2882 3290 3290 3086 2577 2068 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 948 1050 1355 1661 1864 1966 1763 1457 1050 745
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 974 773 542 532 371 181 20 50 191 622 1084 1054
Rainy Days 15 13 12 11 8 5 2 2 4 10 13 15
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Leon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 948 1254 1457 1864 2373 2781 2679 2373 1763 1152 846
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 236 337 643 1050 1254 1254 1050 745 337 32
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 10 8 6 5 4
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 612 643 381 542 512 392 261 181 402 572 622 612
Rainy Days 14 13 11 13 13 11 8 7 9 12 12 13
Humidity N N N N N N L L N N N N
UV 1/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Madrid

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 541 744 949 1254 1661 2169 2576 2476 2068 1457 948 542
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 40 40 40 40 30 10 10 30 50 50 40
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Merida

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3391 3595 3697 3493 3493 3493 3391 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 2068 2170 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2170 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 351 251 201 251 743 1466 1456 1687 1867 1084 351 321
Rainy Days 4 3 2 2 6 11 14 13 15 10 5 5
Humidity M M H VH VH VH VH VH VH H M M
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ronda

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1152 1457 1661 2068 2475 2984 2984 2577 1966 1457 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 439 643 846 1254 1559 1559 1457 1050 643 337
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 7 9 10 12 11 8 7 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1114 1024 833 763 522 331 131 131 321 793 1285 1245
Rainy Days 14 14 12 12 9 6 3 3 5 10 13 14
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Salamanca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 846 1050 1355 1559 2068 2577 2984 2882 2577 1864 1254 846
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 236 439 745 1152 1355 1355 1152 745 236 32
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 11 8 6 4 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 442 442 331 412 432 361 181 100 331 422 522 432
Rainy Days 15 14 12 12 12 9 6 5 8 11 13 13
Humidity N N N N N N M M N N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

San Sebastian

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1254 1457 1559 1864 2170 2475 2475 2373 1966 1457 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 439 541 643 745 1050 1355 1559 1559 1457 1152 745 541
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 3 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1275 1034 1034 1225 1074 773 622 904 974 1215 1436 1335
Rainy Days 18 16 17 18 17 13 12 13 13 14 17 17
Humidity L L M H H VH VH VH M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1661 1966 2170 2272 2170 1864 1661 1457

Santander

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1457 1763 1864 2068 2373 2373 2272 1966 1559 1355
Min temp (C)(F) 643 643 745 846 1050 1355 1559 1661 1457 1254 846 745
Sunshine hours 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1205 954 984 1155 883 622 492 793 863 1195 1546 1335
Rainy Days 19 17 17 17 16 12 10 12 13 16 18 19
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1559 1763 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1457

Seville

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 2068 2272 2781 3188 3595 3595 3290 2679 2068 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 846 1050 1355 1661 1864 1966 1763 1355 948 643
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 683 612 542 341 171 10 50 211 612 894 904
Rainy Days 14 13 11 11 7 5 2 2 4 10 12 14
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tenerife

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 2068 2068 2170 2373 2577 2679 2577 2475 2170 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661 1864 1966 1864 1763 1559 1355
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 9 8 7 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 663 552 422 311 110 50 10 30 131 412 693 753
Rainy Days 5 5 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 5 6 6
Humidity M H VH VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2373 2475 2373 2272 2170

Toledo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1355 1661 1864 2373 2882 3391 3290 2882 2170 1457 1050
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 745 1152 1559 1864 1864 1559 1050 541 236
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 8 9 10 12 11 8 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 331 361 361 402 361 271 80 90 231 402 422 402
Rainy Days 14 13 12 11 10 8 4 4 6 10 12 13
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 3/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Valencia (Spain)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1966 2068 2373 2679 3086 3086 2882 2475 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 846 1050 1355 1763 2068 2068 1864 1457 948 745
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 9 8 6 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 311 341 392 321 221 110 201 472 894 572 422
Rainy Days 12 11 10 10 9 6 4 5 6 10 10 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M M N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1457 1355 1457 1559 1763 2170 2475 2679 2475 2170 1864 1559

Valladolid

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 846 1152 1457 1661 2068 2577 2984 2984 2577 1966 1254 846
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 236 541 745 1152 1457 1457 1152 846 337 134
Sunshine hours 3 5 6 7 9 10 12 11 8 6 4 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 331 311 371 422 351 141 120 301 361 462 402
Rainy Days 14 13 11 12 12 9 6 5 7 11 12 13
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Moscow

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -621 -621 -130 643 1355 1763 1966 1763 1152 541 -130 -621
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 30 30 20 40 60 60 60 50 50 40 40
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

St Petersburg

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -621 -621 -130 541 1152 1661 1864 1661 1152 643 32 -425
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 20 20 20 40 50 60 60 40 40 40 30
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Suzdal

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -719 -621 32 1050 1864 2272 2475 2272 1661 846 32 -425
Min temp (C)(F) -147 -139 -719 134 846 1254 1457 1254 745 236 -523 -1014
Sunshine hours 1 3 4 6 9 10 9 8 5 2 1 1
Daylight hours 8 10 12 14 16 18 17 15 13 10 8 7
Rainfall (mm)(in) 381 281 261 392 482 60 883 622 572 602 522 442
Rainy Days 18 14 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 15 17 19
Humidity L L L M M H H M5 M L L L
UV 0/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 6/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L 0/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Vladivostok

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -147 -1013 -327 440 949 1356 1864 2068 1661 948 -130 -1014
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 20 40 60 90 110 151 120 60 30 20
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Yaroslavl

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -818 -621 32 948 1864 2272 2373 2170 1559 745 32 -523
Min temp (C)(F) -155 -147 -818 134 745 1152 1355 1254 745 134 -523 -1112
Sunshine hours 1 3 4 6 9 10 9 7 4 2 1 1
Daylight hours 7 9 12 14 17 18 17 15 13 10 8 7
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 261 251 381 472 653 853 653 582 582 492 452
Rainy Days 18 14 12 12 11 13 13 13 14 16 17 19
Humidity L L L M M M H M M L L L
UV 0/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 5/M 6/H 4/M 3/M 1/L 0/L 0/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Moscow

Fly direct from London (regional connections available) to Moscow. Transfer to the National Hotel, just off Red Square, for 3 nights. Evening walking tour of Red Square. (N)

Day 2: Moscow

Morning tour including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, GUM state department store, Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Gorky Park. Finish with a brief metro tour to visit some of the city’s grandest stations. Afternoon at leisure. Evening talk on Russian life with the guide. (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. Optional afternoon tour to either the Tretyakov Gallery or the Museum of Cosmonautics. (B)

Day 4: Moscow • St Petersburg

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)

Day 5: St Petersburg

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. Continue to the historic Literaturnoe Cafe for caviar tasting and late afternoon tea. (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: Pushkin • St Petersburg

Morning tour of Catherine Palace at Pushkin, including the Amber Room. (Depending on the number of other visitors, this might be changed to Pavlovsk Palace.) Afternoon visit to Peterhof to view the exterior of the Summer Palace with its ornate gardens and cascade fountains. Return to St Petersburg by hydrofoil. Please note that days in St Petersburg may run in a different order due to entrance times. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior group

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

From £470pp.

Locally escorted tour:

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.

* Festival departures:

All departures from 26 August to 2 September include evening tickets to the Spasskaya Tower festival, a military music festival and tattoo held in Moscow on Red Square. Participating in the festival are Russian and international military bands, honour guard units and folk groups.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Taleon Imperial
    The Taleon Imperial

    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 slippers.

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  • National Hotel
    National Hotel

    The Hotel National was built in 1903 by renowned Russian architect Alexander Ivanov and stands in the heart of Moscow overlooking the walls of the Kremlin. Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral and the Bolshoi Theatre are all within five minutes' walk. The hotel's eclectic Russian interior includes chandeliers, antiques and frescoed ceilings that survived the revolution and have been carefully restored. Rooms are traditionally furnished with antiques and art. Its award-winning Moskovsky Restaurant offers a range of Russian and European cuisine and has panoramic windows overlooking the Kremlin. The hotel's health and fitness centre includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium, and also offers massage and spa treatments. Features: 221 rooms & 37 suites, restaurant, bar, indoor pool, gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe, minibar, 24hr room service, robe & slippers, pillow menu, Wi-Fi.

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Dates & prices

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Guideline Prices

Low season from £2,140 per person

High season from £2,240 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 5-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Experienced local guides in each destination
    • 7 breakfasts
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airport & stations
    • Festival departures*

Destinations on this tour

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  • Moscow

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