From taking a trip to the Grand Kremlin Palace's Royal Apartments where you will learn more about the fascinating history of Russia's tsars, to uncovering the secrets of Moscow's beautiful metro and its elegant architecture, you are sure to be impressed.
Our prices start from5,595 LAND ONLY
8 Days • GUIDED • 11MealsOperated Tour
- 7 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To St. Petersburg
Welcome to St. Petersburg, where decadence and modernity meet. Once you have arrived at Pulkovo Airport, a transfer will take you to your luxurious accommodation, the Grand Hotel Europe. At 7 p.m., join your traveling concierge for your welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Get to know your fellow travelers over your first taste of Russian cuisine. Later you'll set off on a private sunset cruise as you take in Russia's White Nights. A unique natural phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg's geographical location, the sky remains bright after midnight.
Day 2 - Highlights Of St. Petersburg
Delve into St. Petersburg's religious history, with a trip to Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. Once a prison, but currently used as a museum, this wonderfully ornate building was designed by Domenico Trezzini in the 18th century. Continue your exploration of the city with your traveling concierge before enjoying some free time for lunch and shopping. Perhaps head back to your hotel for a relaxing evening. It offers a therapeutic sauna, plunge pool and beauty salon for its guests.
Day 3 - Relaxed Start - Ornate Russia
In the morning, visit the Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. Next, move on to the Fabergé Museum, where you'll find the imperial Easter eggs created for the last two Russian tsars, along with the museum's striking collection of other decorative pieces. In the evening, you'll head to the esteemed Hermitage Museum after hours, where you'll explore the venue with your local guide.
Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Russian Versailles
Prepare for your visit to Peterhof Palace in style, with a hydrofoil boat ride to the Russian Versailles. After 200 years of serving as a grand summer residence of the emperors, Peterhof is inextricably connected with Russian history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll explore its palaces and gardens filled with spectacular fountains and marble statues. Discover the character of Russian cuisine at Tsar restaurant and taste exquisite dishes filled with charm and tradition.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start - Journey To Moscow
Russia in just a few hours onboard the high-speed Sapsan train. A cultural and political hub, you'll be impressed by its sheer size, as it holds the title of the largest city in Europe.
Day 6 - A Day Of Theater
lunch – your traveling concierge can help suggest some local dining options. Famous for its opera and ballet performances, you'll also head to the Bolshoi Theater where you'll experience an exclusive backstage tour of the venue.
Day 7 - Highlights Of Moscow
Learn more about the city on a Moscow Metro experience with your local expert. As well as being one of the most efficient underground transit systems in the world, the Moscow Metro is also undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. With your afternoon at leisure, perhaps delve into more of Russia's unique history on a trip to the State Historical Museum. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is the beautiful Gorky Park, which holds a number of fitness activities in the summer, along with screenings at its open-air movie theater.
Day 8 - Farewell Moscow
It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and take a transfer to the airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Pricing is subject to change Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on April 15, 2021 travel date.
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