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 th...
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...
A pivotal moment in the German invasion
of Russia, the Battle of Stalingrad was one
of the bloodiest campaigns seen in modern
history. This tour combines a stay in the
Russian capital with 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 modern Russia, while St...
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, its...
Combine stays in some of Russia’s most
luxurious hotels with visits to its most
celebrated attractions including the
Kremlin, the vast Hermitage museum and
Catherine Palace at Pushkin....
Traversing Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian railway line covers 9,000km, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities. Along the way visit Kazan and its...
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.