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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.
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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)
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)
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
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)
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)
Tour of the Hermitage. One of the largest and
oldest museums in the world, it has an unrivalled
collection of European masterpieces. (B)
Morning tour of Catherine Palace at Pushkin,
including the Amber Room. Afternoon visit to
Peterhof to view the exterior of the Summer
Palace with its ornate gardens and cascade
fountains. Return to St Petersburg by
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the
airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Days in St Petersburg may run in a different order due
to entrance times.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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
The 28 August departure
includes 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.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
RUS2020: 7 Nights
The visit to the Moscow Kremlin and Armoury was inspirational. The walk around the grounds, the churches, bell tower, gardens, tomb of the unknown soldier followed by a visit to the Armoury was amazing.Mrs Jacqueline Rule
Irina and Anna, the tour guides in Moscow and St Petersburgh were excellent. They looked after us from the moment we arrived to their location to the end. They left no gap to worry about. Their knowledge and dedication (and sense of humor) is highly appreciated. The location of the hotels was excellent. The program covered the most important sites one would wish to visit.Mr Ali Al-Chalabi
The whole trip was very informative, enjoyable, not at all rushed, well co-ordinated and totally pleasurable.Mrs Christine Muir
The arrival in St Petersburg was more beautiful than we expected and was so different to Moscow. Mr Stanley Wood
The phenomenal enthusiasm and knowledge of both our guides, especially Violetta in Moscow who was brilliantly informative, enthusiastic and could not have been better. We also thoroughly appreciated the knowledge of our guide Teddy in St Petersburg. Mrs Meryl Deane