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TRAVEL IN CONFIDENCE The Tale of Two Cities
8 days / 7 nights
Bucket list holiday to Moscow and St Petersburg
If you are fed up waiting for the travel to resume, but worried what will happen if you book today and next year, you are unable to travel – for any reason whatsoever, we have a solution. We have worked hard designing a simple yet perfect tour for you! Spend 8 days in Russia in 2021, staying in mesmerizing 5* hotels; wander the streets of Moscow the first 5 days, next, move on to St Petersburg, the famous Venice of the North, for the last 3 days. Why should you book?
*Our tour is designed for individual travellers! No crowds! No need to worry about staying 1 bear away from your co-traveller
*Pick your own dates! We offer you seasonal prices; you choose your own travel dates.
*Not sure what to do while in Russia? No problem! We included a spending budget of £250 per person (payable to your card within 3 days of departure date)
*Mix and match! Not wanting to stay 4 nights in Moscow? Let’s change it! Would you prefer to start in St Peterburg? No problem!
*Low deposit! Pay only £50 per person at the booking stage! The rest can be paid as one final payment or we can set up a payment plan to best suit your needs
*Free amendments! If you would like to change your travel departure dates, you can do so FREE OF CHARGE; we won’t charge you amendment fees until 10 days prior to travel
*Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to travel! If for any reason you cannot travel, we will refund in full money paid to us for the accommodation, transfers and spending budget. The Russian Railway will retain 10% of the ticket price – no worries, it is far less than your low deposit!
*Get 10% OFF if you book through your local TRAVEL AGENT
The Tale of Two Cities
DAY 1, MOSCOW
Welcome to the mesmerizing capital of Russia! It’s the start of the weekend so make sure to get in the right mood. Our driver will take you to the amazing 5* Peter 1st hotel in the heart of the city centre. Check in and relax, or better even; go out for a wander, have a stroll on the Red Square, check out a Metro station or two, have a dinner in a city restaurant (not included, no meals).
DAY 2, MOSCOW
This is by far the best Saturday morning you’ve had in years. Wake up in your comfortable room, have a great breakfast, pack your snacks and head to the city. There are plenty of things to see! You can choose to book an optional excursion (by a Soviet Van for example!) or just explore on your own: Red Square, Kremlin, Gorky Park, Izmailovo Market, Zaradye Park...these are just a few of the things you must see! Alternatively you can also purchase a Hop Off Hop On ticket! This will take you to many places and you can even add a bout tour to your ticket! (ask us for more information).
DAY 3, MOSCOW
Another amazing day awaits you. After breakfast, explore on your own or book an exciting all day themed tour! We can offer anything g from History, Military, Food, Jewish, Cosmonauts, Old Russia, Literature and...bicycle tours! ((ask us for more information).
DAY 4, MOSCOW
Monday in Moscow! Have a nice relaxing coffee and watch the Muscovites rush around, making their way to work, school, University. There are still plenty unexplored places around Moscow though, so make sure to see as much as possible; you never know when you’ll be back next time.
DAY 5, MOSCOW - ST PETERSBURG
Last day in Moscow can be pretty depressing; make sure to take plenty of pictures so you will be able to relieve it all again. In the early afternoon, your driver will take you to the train station to catch the Sapsan Express train to St Petersburg: travel in style, the journey is short but the views are great. The journey takes only 4 hours so you will reach the next stage of your holiday in no time! As this tour is entirely tailor made, you may choose to try the famous Red Arrow sleeper train! If you would chose to do so you would spend one less night in the Moscow hotel; you would depart from Moscow at midnight of Day 4 and be in St Petersburg at 8 am of Day 5. If you travel by Sapsan, you arrive in the Venice of the North in the evening and the driver takes you to your 5* Petro Palace hotel (or similar).
DAY 6, ST PETERSBURG
Make sure to get up early so you can take in all that St Petersburg has to offer. This is where you can find Hermitage, Peterhof and Catherine Palace with Amber Room! But also many great museums, so unique that you will be left mesmerized... such as the Kunstkamera for example! This is were you’ll see Peter and Paul Fortress, the cruiser Aurora and...Kronshtadt! The latter, a must see for all history buffs.
DAY 7, ST PETERSBURG
It’s the penultimate day of your holiday! Have you had a boat ride on the Neva river yet? Did you know you can also have a kayak excursion instead! Or a trip around the rooftops of St Petersburg! There are plenty of non standard trips around the city for you to enjoy; contact us for more information and to book.
DAY 8, ST PETERSBURG
EnjoyThat’s it – the dreaded last day of the holiday finally arrived. But you can still make the most of it! If you are travelling with Wizz Air airlines, your flight leaves only after 9pm... you could visit Pushkin town and Catherine Palace on your last day since it is just half way between the city and the airport!
If you would like to extend your tour, add excursions, change the order of cities visited, chage hotels...contact us and we will amend the itinerary according to your requests.
*The hotels may be changed to similar; the availability and prices are correct at the time of publishing but may differ at the time fo the booking request.
*The tour is entirely tailro made and all changes are possible before finalizing the bookig.
Please note that we reserve the right to change the hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of the excursions.
The Tale of Two Cities
HOLIDAY TO HELP OUT SPECIAL
*LOW DEPOSIT £50 per person / £250 spending budget per person INCLUDED
*FLEXIBLE BOOKING CONDITIONS
*FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS
*10% OFF FROM THE PUBLISHED PRICE, IF BOOKED BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2020
*St Petersburg will host Economic Forum in June 2021 and Football in July 2021, thereofre price and availability might fluctuate more than usual during these two months
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour; at the moment of publishing, the only DIRECT flight option to both Moscow and St Petersburg is WizzAir Airlines
The tour is entirely tailor made for individual travellers; it is not a group tour
The Tour is available with departures from any city in the UK and worldwide
We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, contact our Destination Experts and we will be happy tp help
Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage
Included in price:
• Arrival and departure airport and train station transfers
• Accommodation at the 5* Peter 1st hotel (Moscow) & 5* Petro Palace hotel (St Petersburg) or similar on bed and breakfast basis
• High speed train tickets in 2-class compartments from Moscow to St Petersburg
• £250 spending budget per person
• Full Russian visa support
• Flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
• Travel insurance
• Regional add-ons