Enjoy our signature service and local expertise on a great value package tour of Moscow & St. Petersburg. This classic program features remarkable downtown hotels of 4 and 5-star category, guided tours and seamless logistics from start to finish.
Day 1 : Arrival in Moscow
Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located 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 : Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
After breakfast, you have a welcome meeting with your guide and the rest of the group. Today you go on a wonderful 6-hour walking tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour, you explore the territory of the stunning Kremlin and go inside the Kremlin walls to visit its 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. Then you proceed with the heart of Moscow, the fancy Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and admire a beautiful facade of the gorgeous GUM department store. Then you proceed with the heart of Moscow, the fancy Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and admire a beautiful facade of the gorgeous GUM department store.
Day 3 : Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Tretyakov Gallery. Shortly you arrive at the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov. After taking the art therapy, you explore 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 tour, you have the rest of the day free.
Day 4 : Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today you have a chance to 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. Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction. After the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours. Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.
Day 5 : St. Petersburg City Tour & Boat Ride
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 St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions (no entrances included). During the tour you also 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. Later you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective.
Optional evening activity : Feel Yourself Russian Folk Show
Enchanting festival of Russian spirit "Feel yourself Russian" is performed by a professional folk ensemble at the Nikolaevsky Palace. Three musicians brilliantly perform folk compositions.
Day 6 : Tour of the Hermitage Museum
Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that 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 as well as the works of the renowned impressionists in the General Staff Building. 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. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 7 : Departure from St. Petersburg
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!
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Accommodation at remarkable 4 and 5 star 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 fees to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building.
Private boat ride in St-Petersburg.
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.
Emergency line support during the trip.
Followings are not included in tour:
Other meals not mentioned in the program.
Optional tours and services.
All personal expenses.