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ruMoscow, Russia

The capital of the largest country in the world sounds stately, doesn't it? Glorious Moscow, without a doubt, corresponds to this title. Being a renowned metropolis that hardly ever sleeps, vibrant Moscow is a real adventure waiting for you to happen! When getting to the Moscow city center you may find yourself overwhelmed by the dense concentration of exceptional landmarks every Russian citizen is proud of. The Red Square, framed by the jagged red-brick Kremlin Wall and crowned by the colorful domes of the iconic St. Basil Cathedral, is traditionally the best place to start your Moscow city tour, followed by visiting such marvels as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the treasure trove of Russian art, the Tretyakov Gallery. Even an ordinary subway ride in Moscow turns into an exciting journey as the Moscow Metro is considered one of the fanciest in the world! In any case, dazzling Moscow deserves hundreds of compliments or at least one visit to understand that they are true!

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  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your private driver and our representative meet you at the airport and transfer you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    In the evening you meet you guide and driver at the hotel lobby and head for the restaurant, where you enjoy a welcome dinner that provides you with a great opportunity to get acquainted with your guide and discuss the exciting journey that awaits you ahead.

    Please note: in the case of late arrival, dinner can be shifted to the next day

    Day 2: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery
    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, admire a beautiful facade of the famous GUM department store, see one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time allows) and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

    Later you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

    After the tour you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 3: Exploring the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
    After breakfast you have a wonderful sightseeing tour devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin.

    You have a guided tour of this historical fortress, where you visit the famous Square of Four Cathedrals and go inside one of its gorgeous cathedrals decorated with magnificent frescoes.

    Your tour also includes a visit to its wonderful 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 the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 4: Moscow Subway & Stalin's Bunker Tour
    Following breakfast, you enjoy discovering one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

    After the Subway ride, you head to the famous Bunker 42 for a private tour. There you explore the bunker, see the imitation of the nuclear missile launch, observe Stalin's office and conference room.

    Note: descending and ascending from the depth of 65 meters is carried out on foot, so people with disabilities and children under the age of 8 are not allowed to enter the territory of Bunker 42.

    After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

    Day 5: Sapsan Ride to Saint Petersburg
    Today upon check out from your hotel, meet your guide and driver and head for the railway station. There you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

  • Included in your trip
    5-star Ararat Park Hyatt
    5-star hotel
    RU, Neglinnaya St, 4, Moscow, 109012
    5-star Ararat Park Hyatt
    Park Double Room Breakfast Included
    Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel is a 5-star property located right across the street from Bolshoi Theater and the Red Square. It is the most contemporary hotel in Moscow in its design.... show more
    1 room / 4 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Walking Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
    • Moscow Subway & Stalin's Bunker Tour with Executive Transport
    • Moscow City Tour & Tretyakov Gallery with Executive Transport & Lunch
    • Guide Assistance for Transfer
    • Dinner with Executive Transfer
    • Russian Visa Processing Service
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Executive Airport Transfer
    • Departure Private Executive City Transfer
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Connection | Moscow - Saint Petersburg
Premium Class Sapsan
Leningradskiy station
Moscow, Russia
4 h
Moskovskiy station
St. Petersburg, Russia
6nights

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 5: Arrival
    Upon arrival you guide and driver meet you at the station platform and take you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. After check-in enjoy a Welcome cocktail at the hotel with your guide and fellow travelers and discuss the upcoming exploration of the Venice of the North.

    Day 6: St. Petersburg City Tour
    After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions (no entrances included).

    After lunch you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. Then you go inside to the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
    Note: lunch is included

    Day 7: Visit to the Hermitage Museum & Diamond Room
    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum before hours to avoid large crowds. Hermitage houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

    They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

    You also go inside the famous Diamond Room, that contains the unique collection of priceless gems belonging to the Romanov family as well as visit the General Staff Building to admire the 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.

    Day 8: Trip to Peterhof
    After breakfast you meet your guide at 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, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, 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. The highlight of the tour is a unique hydrofoil ride back to Saint Petersburg.

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

    Day 9: Trip to Pushkin
    Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

    During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

    After the tour you return to your hotel in Saint Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 10: Tour of the Faberge Museum and Boat Ride
    After breakfast your guide meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to one of the the most beautiful palaces in Saint Petersburg - the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts.

    A private boat ride along the beautiful canals and rivers of the Russian Northern capital comes as a final chord to your exploration of Saint Petersburg.

    After the tour you return to your hotel. In the evening you enjoy Farewell dinner in a company of your guide and fellow travelers.

    Day 11: Departure from St. Petersburg
    This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - Saint Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and driver and head for the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you have 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
    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, Saint Petersburg
    5-star Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    Grand Deluxe 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 / 6 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Private City Tour with Faberge Museum and Boat Ride
    • Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Diamond Room
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Executive Transport
    • Comprehensive City Tour with Executive Transport
    • Trip to Pushkin with Executive Transport
    • Premium Class Hydrofoil Tickets
    • Guide Assistance for Transfer
    • Dinner with Executive Transfer
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Executive Transfer
    • Departure Private Executive Transfer
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at the luxurious 5-star hotels in Moscow and Saint Petersburg in upgraded rooms;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Lunches, welcome drinks and dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Guide assistance at the airports and train stations;
  • Porterage at the railway stations;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • First class high-speed train Sapsan tickets from Moscow to Saint Petersburg;
  • Entrance tickets in Moscow: to St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow subway, Tretyakov Gallery (Main Building), Kremlin Territory, Armoury Chamber, Stalin's Bunker;
  • Entrance Tickets in Saint Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaacs Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum, before hours entrance to Hermitage and General Staff Building, Diamond Room of the Hermitage, Pushkin Park, Catherine's Palace, Peterhof Park and Bath Cottage;
  • Private boat ride in Saint 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.

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

Note:

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.

Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.

Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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