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Russia's Imperial Cities

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Russia's Imperial Cities

Moscow and St Petersburg – Russia’s current and former imperial capitals – offer a perfect contrast and both cities have played an essential part in the history of Europe. Private guided touring in both cities includes iconic attractions like the Kremlin, Red Square and the Peterhof Summer Palace.

  • Style: Self Guided Rail
  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Starts in: Moscow
  • Moscow
  • St Petersburg
  • St Basil’s Cathedral
  • Sapan Express Train

Day 1  Moscow
Arrive in Moscow and transfer from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax and explore the city at your own pace.  

Day 2  Moscow
After breakfast, embark on a private orientation tour of Moscow’s most famous sights. Your guide will explain the long, fascinating history of the city while you visit Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, among other lesser known gems. The afternoon is yours to further explore independently and your guide will be happy to make suggestions.

Day 3  Moscow
A private walking tour this morning will ensure an up-close view of Red Square, the Kremlin and the Diamond Fund. Red Square is truly the heart of this giant city and your guide will explain the importance this area has played in Moscow’s long history. Afterwards, if the sun is shining, why not relax in Gorky Park and watch a performance at the Bolshoi Theatre this evening.

Day 4  Moscow to St Petersburg
Check-out this morning and be transfered to the railway station for your four hour, high-speed train ride to St Petersburg aboard the Sapsan Express Train. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore the city at your own pace.

Day 5  St Petersburg
Enjoy a private city tour of St Petersburg’s most famous sights this morning. As your guide navigates through the city, you will see iconic attractions such as The Hermitage, St Peter & Paul Fortress, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and St Isaac’s Cathedral to name a few. The afternoon is free for you to explore further and your guide will help offer recommendations.

Day 6  St Petersburg
This morning, embark on an excursion to Peterhof Palace, the former Summer Palace of the Russian royal family. The palace’s beautiful grounds were commissioned by Peter the Great with the aim to rival other royal residences around Europe and the palace is sometimes referred to as the ‘Russian Versailles’. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore the city, perhaps admire the world-renowned art collection at The Hermitage.

Day 7  St Petersburg
Check-out from your hotel this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home.


Guide Price £1044
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
  • Return airport transfers in Russia
  • High-speed rail in Business Class between Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Rail station to hotel transfers
  • 6 nights 3star to 3star+ accommodation in Moscow and St Petersburg
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Moscow Private Walking Tour
  • Red Square Private Walking Tour
  • St Petersburg Private Walking Tour
  • Peterhof Summer Palace Private Tour
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
Russia's Imperial Cities

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