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.
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