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Splendid Theatres of Two Capitals

Private tour
8 days
2 cities

ruMoscow, Russia

The top-visited city in Russia, Moscow, is a unique mixture of the old and the new, which astounds from the very first minutes. Russian capital is home to a number of must-visits such as the world-famous Red Square with gorgeous St. Basil Cathedral, the Bolshoi Opera Theater and the iconic Tretyakov Art Gallery. Moreover, bustling but charming Moscow offers many appetizing shopping and entertaining options....
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  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

    Day 2: Panoramic City Tour & Bolshoi Theater Tour
    Following breakfast, you embark on a panoramic Moscow city tour with private guide and driver.

    Today you enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow. You also view the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

    After a short break you take a 1.5-hour guided tour of Bolshoi Theater covering both history and architecture. The ballet and opera in Bolshoi are amongst the oldest and most renowned theater companies in the world. During the tour you visit all the main parts of the historical building, including Imperial auditorium and Beethoven auditorium.

    After the tour you are transferred to your hotel.

    *Note: the tour is not available on Saturday and Sunday; not available from mid July to mid September.

    Day 3: Exploring the Kremlin & Evening Performance
    This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

    After a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store. After the tour, you walk back to your hotel. 

    In the evening you are invited for the show at Bolshoi Theater. Transfers are included.

    *Note: performance is not available during theater holidays from mid July to mid September.

    Day 4: Trip to Tchaikovsky House Museum in Klin
    Today's tour is dedicated to life and art of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, one of the greatest Russian composers whose works are included in the world's most popular classical repertoire.

    In the morning you meet your guide and driver and travel to the town of Klin located 85 km (53 mi) northwest of Moscow. Upon arrival, you pay a guided visit to the Tchaikovsky House-Museum. Tchaikovsky resided in this house in 1892, one year before he passed on. During this time he created his last major work, the 6th Symphony. You discover many aspects of Tchaikovsky's private life, see the composer's piano, visit the places where he lived and wrote his music.

    You also view the architectural sights of Klin: 16th-century church of the Dormition cloister and the 18th century baroque Resurrection cathedral before you head back to Moscow. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the train station.

    *The tour is not available on Wednesday, Thursday and last Monday of a month.

  • Included in your trip
    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    4-star hotel
    RU, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, 125009
    Marriott Courtyard Moscow
    Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
    The 4-star hotel located on a charming 18th-century street is less than 10 minutes from the best sights of Moscow. You can relax after busy sightseeing day in the on-site fitness center and spa salon followed by dinner at your choice of the hotel's restaurants including Terraneo, the Russo-American Flat Iron Bar, and Roadhouse. Your beautifully decored room is fitted with air-conditioning system, flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and spacious bed. Grab a coffee at the Lobby Cafe on your way to explore the beautiful Moscow!... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Russian Visa Processing Service
    • Evening Performance at Bolshoi Theater
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Panoramic City Tour & Bolshoi Theater
    • Trip to Tchaikovsky State House Museum in Klin
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Moscow - Saint Petersburg
Standard Class Seat
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
4 h
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia

ruSt. Petersburg, Russia

Inspired by the grandeur of European architecture during his travels, Russia's legendary emperor, Peter the Great, laid the first bricks of what later became Russia's breathtaking second capital a little over 300 years ago. With an appearance untypical of Russia, to this day, grand cathedrals, ornate gardens, lush palaces and royal venues, designed by the greatest European architects of the time, line the many canals of the city, all resulting in the most romantic destination in Russia that's often called "The Venice of the North". No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without time spent in the Peter and Paul Fortress, an exploration of the glorious Hermitage and Faberge museums, a climb up to the St. Isaac's Cathedral or a visit to the colorful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And for an even more spellbinding experience, make sure to save some time for the residences of the Russian Tsars, including stunning Peterhof and the brilliant Catherine's Palace....
  • Day By Day

    Day 4: Arrival
    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 5: Panoramic Theater Tour & Evening Concert
    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour dedicated to the theater life of St. Petersburg.

    At first you are driven to the Sheremetev Palace that was once the centre of aristocratic life in the city. The palace boasted not only extensive lands, but also its own theatre where the famous troupe and orchestra performed.

    Next you have a tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded (entrance included). You then walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Theater. You continue to Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum and the Hermitage Theatre which was the main platform for court performances.

    After viewing the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses - you reach the Museum of Political History of Russia hosted in Kschessinska Mansion. You visit an exposition dedicated to the outstanding ballerina, who left a bright mark in the history of Russian art.

    *Note: the museum is closed on Thursday and last Monday of each month.

    The other sights you see today are the St. Isaac's Cathedral dominating the St. Petersburg skyline, the historical Mariinsky Theatre of opera and ballet and Theater Square with monument to Mikhail Glinka. After the tour you return to the hotel.

    In the evening you are invited for the show at Mariinsky Concert Hall. Transfers are included.

    *Note: performance is not available during theater holidays in late July - early September

    Day 6: Tour of the Hermitage Museum
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

    During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough.

    You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    *Note: you can add a backstage tour to Mariinsky Theater or Mikhailovsky Theater (subject to availability). Contact your destination specialist for details.

    Day 7: Trip to Peterhof & Mariinsky Performance
    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

    During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

    After the tour you return to your hotel. In the evening you are invited for the show at Mariinsky Theater. Transfers are included.

    *Note: performance is not available during theater holidays in late July - early September

    Day 8: Departure
    This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. 

    We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Included in your trip
    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, St.Petersburg, RUSSIA
    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    1 room / 4 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Transport
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
    • Evening Performance at Mariinsky Concert Hall
    • Evening Performance at Mariinsky Theater
    • Panoramic Theater Tour in St Petersburg
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to Kremlin, Armoury Chamber, Bolshoi Theater, Tchaikovsky House Museum, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Museum of Political History of Russia, the Hermitage Museum, Lower Park and Bath Cottage in Peterhof;
  • Evening performances at Bolshoi Theater, Mariinsky Concert Hall and Mariinsky Theater;
  • Economy class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

The tour is unavailable from mid July to mid September.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.


1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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