• Price $2,199.00
  • Trip Private Tour
  • Duration 9 days
  • Group size 10
  • Transport Tour Bus

Tour Code: SGRC09

  • Small Group 2-10 people
  • Moscow 3 nights: Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, the Kremlin of Moscow, Christ the Savior cathedral, Sofia’s embankment, Novodevichy convent, Victory Park
  • Overnight train from Moscow to St Petersburg 1 night
  • St Petersburg 3 nights:  the Peter and Paul fortress, the Aurora cruiser, Spit of Basil Island and Rostral Columns,the Cathedral of Our Savoir, Saint Michael’s Castle, Art Square, St Isaac’s square, Palace square, the Hermitage museum, the Catherine Palace

Itinerary

Day 1
USA Depart
Depart and cross the international dateline.
Day 2
Moscow Arrival

Welcome to Russian! Upon arrival, if you have purchased the airport transfer package, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax.

Overnight Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky Moscow (or Similar)

Day 3
Moscow (Breakfast)

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby at 10 a.m.
Moscow Metro Tour with many beautiful examples of Soviet realist art, most of the stations are little museums featuring sculptures and mosaics which celebrate the glories of the Soviet period.
Walking Tour of Moscow Center, including the Bolshoi Theatre, the former KGB building, and Alexander's Gardens, Varvarka street and Zaradje park.
Red Square, the sights here include the elaborate bright-domed beauty of Saint Basil's Cathedral (outside) , monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the world-famous Gum department store, and Lenin's tomb (outside).
The Kremlin of Moscow, an ancient city and citadel, the former residence of Russian tsars and Soviet rulers is still used today. We visit the three unique cathedrals built in the 15th and 16th centuries.
At the end of the day your guide will help you to find your way back to the hotel or take you to atmospheric Arbat street, an ideal place to have dinner.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky Moscow (or Similar)

Day 4
Moscow (Breakfast)

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby at 10 a.m.
Driving tour around Moscow, it is an opportunity to see some of the most interesting places in Moscow. You'll drive around the historic center and modern Moscow and see the spectacular panoramic view from the highest hill of the city.
During our driving tour of Moscow you’ll have several stops:
Christ the Savior cathedral (Intriguing story of this church could be a metaphor for the whole history of Russia. Majestic by its exterior and its interior Christ the Saviour Cathedral is the biggest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world)
Sofia’s embankment which gives an impressive view of Moscow Kremlin. Novodevichy convent, which is the best-known cloister of Moscow, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A unique ensemble of Moscow baroque architecture and an exile place of many ladies from the Russian royal families)
Sparrow Hills (one of highest points in Moscow gives an excellent panoramic view of the city. Nearby is the famous Moscow State University.
Victory Park, a memorial complex dedicated to the victory of Russians over Nazi Germany. It is a solemn architectural ensemble with monuments, obelisks and fountains.
You’ll finish the tour at around 2 pm today, stay in the hotel or at any convenient locations in the city center.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Overnight Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky Moscow (or Similar)

Day 5
Moscow-- St Petersburg (Breakfast)

Free day. This day we may offer you a rich variety of optional tours.
Take an evening overnight train to St Petersburg. Overnight trains are really comfortable and offer clients a truly unique experience.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Overnight: Overnight train to St Petersburg

Day 6
St Petersburg (Breakfast)

Meeting with a guide and a driver at the train station. Guided tour ofThe Peter and Paul fortress, the place where the history of the city started. You’ll see the cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul which became the burial place of the Russian emperors from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. The walls of Fortress as well as the promenade offer a beautiful panoramic view on the Neva River.
During our driving tour we’ll make several stops to see the most iconic sights of the city:
The Aurora cruiser(Outside) , a legendary battleship which became the symbol of the Russian Revolution. The ship is a museum now.
Spit of Basil Island and Rostral ColumnsA photo stop to see the grand view of the Neva River and the Winter Palace.
The Cathedral of Our Savoiron Spilled Blood, a memorial church built on the place of Tsar Alexander II assassination. The church became the top attractions of the city also thanks to its gorgeous mosaics.
Saint Michael's Castle,one of the most mysterious places in the city.
Art Square, a small but elegant square in the center of the city surrounded by the Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Mikhailovsky Theater and the State Russian Museum.
St Isaac’s square, famous for some of the greatest works of Russian architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll see St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Mariinsky Palace, the Hotels Astoria and Angleterre as well as the monument to Nicholas I.
Palace square, the main public space of St. Petersburg for about three centuries. Like Red Square in Moscow, Palace Square in St. Petersburg has been the setting of many major events in the Russian history.
At around 2 pm, you’ll finish the tour in your hotel or in any convenient city locations.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Overnight:Marco Polo Hotel St Petersburg

Day 7
St Petersburg (Breakfast)

Meeting with a guide and a driver at the train station at 10 am.
Walking or taking a taxi tothe Hermitage museum
The tour of the main museum complex of the Hermitage. We’ll explore the former Gala Rooms of the Winter palace and discover the most amazing canvases by European artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Tizian, Rembrandt, Rubens and many others.
A visit to the Impressionist collection of the Hermitage ( located inside General staff building): You’ll see masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Cézanne, Degas, Gaugin, Picasso and many other great artists of the late 19th - early 20th century.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Overnight:Marco Polo Hotel St Petersburg

Day 8
St Petersburg (Breakfast)

Meeting with a guide and a driver at the train station at 10 am.
The Catherine Palace is probably the most luxurious summer palace near St Petersburg. It is located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia. During the tour you’ll walk through a magnificent gallery of gala rooms and discover the legendary Amber room.
In summer time we'd recommend an optional tour extension to Petrhoff's gardens with fountains.
At 1 pm, a walk around the beautiful gardens with royal pavilions.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Overnight:Marco Polo Hotel St Petersburg

Day 9
St Petersburg Depart (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport, your tour ends.

Meal(S): Breakfast

Departure City

Moscow

Airport/Meeting Location:

Sheremetyevo - A.S. Pushkin international airport

End City

St Petersburg

Airport/Meeting Location:

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport

Included: 7 night Hotels with Breakfast ( see itinerary);
Sightseeing in air-conditioned motor coach;
City to city transportation;
Overnight train from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
Professional English-speaking tour guide;

Excluded: International Flight;
Any optional tours;
Tips, laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling and Beverages;
Meals unless specified;
Russia Visa;
Travel Insurance(Click to purchase)

FAQs

What's the group size for this tour?
We have an average group size of 6 and the max is 10.
Do we need visa to visit Russia?
A Russian visa is required for nationals of most countries. However, recently Russia established a visa free regime with several European, Asian and South American countries. To check whether the visa free regime is applicable in your case, please contact the Russian consulate in your country.
Can 3 guests stay in the same room?
Triple room sharing is subject to hotel’s availability. For in case, if the triple room not available - single supplement may apply for the 3rd person.
How much do I pay to hold the space?
Deposit amount is 50% of full amount for each passenger.
What if I want to stay one or more nights in Moscow or St Petersburg?
Extra night stay is available and you can book your own hotel. Airfare might be affected.
How safe is it in Russia for tourists?
Russia is a very safe country and people do welcome foreign tourists. You just need to have common sense when traveling around like in any other big city like London or New York. When traveling with us you can be reassured of the highest service quality and you will also be accompanied by a guide if you are on a group tour or a tailor-made travel arrangement that includes guide services. You will also get a 24 hours emergency number and our professional operators will be able to assist you in any unforeseen circumstances.
Will I be able to communicate in English?
English is widely spoken in good restaurants, expensive shops and in the busier, tourist areas of Russia. Most hotel staff around the country also speak English. This is, however, not always the case in regular bars, standard shops and amongst most taxi drivers or metro staff. Nevertheless, most people are responsive and will try to help you even without language knowledge. Cyrillic is the alphabet used in the Russian language. A phrasebook detailing the Cyrillic alphabet is recommended for travel.
Can I easily find vegetarian food?
The traditional Russian diet is based on meat, chicken and potatoes. Today, more establishments are becoming alert to the concept of vegetarianism. A variety of salads and vegetable-based dishes are always available, but expect that you will need to be flexible. Please note that whilst we offer a vegetarian option and every effort is made to accommodate your request, the choice and variety of dishes cannot always be guaranteed. Please advise at time of booking and on our Booking Form if you are a vegetarian.
Can I drink the water from the tap?
It is not advisable to drink the water in Russia unless it has been boiled or purified. You can buy bottled drinking and sparkling water at any supermarket or street kiosk in all cities and villages.

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