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Tour to St Petersburg (4 nights) and Moscow (3 nights) Two Russia's capitals in one journey (SSTM7)
Explore two Russia’s capitals in one unforgettable journey. Meet St. Petersburg, the capital of Imperial Russia, where all historic city centre is UNESCO Heritage site. And diverse Moscow, the country’s modern-day capital, where 458 years old St Basil's Cathedral sits next to gleaming skyscrapers of Moscow International Business centre.
3 GUARANTEED LANGUAGES! (English, French, Spanish)
Day 1, St Petersburg
On arrival in St Petersburg you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Relax or begin your adventure with independent exploration.
Day 2, St Petersburg
After breakfast at your hotel, meet with your guide for THE CITY TOUR. During the tour, you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.
Day 3, St Petersburg
Meet with your guide after breakfast and enjoy picturesque ride (43 km ) to spectacular Peterhof. PETERHOF attracts thousands of tourists with its parks, palaces and, mainly, fountains. Among the suburban parks, Peterhof is probably the most famous for its fountains and is thus frequently compared to Versailles. ‘The Samson’ of the Grand Cascade is the most powerful and magnificent one and thus has been made a symbol of the park. As a former residence of the Emperors, Peterhof is also the home of several palaces with the Grand Palace as its main landmark. Have a lunch at the local restaurant and embark on a boat for CRUISE BY NEVA RIVER AND CANALS Saint-Petersburg is aptly called “North Venice”: a boat tour on its rivers and canals is an absolute must-do there. Breathtaking views from the water and bridges over the city architecture are really worth seeing. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.
Day 4, St Petersburg
We will start the day with tour to HERMITAGE. WINTER PALACE (MAIN COLLECTION). Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. In the afternoon we will visit CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON BLOOD. This church commemorates the assassination of the Emperor Alexander II. To visit this memorable place, you need to walk to the city center by the Griboedov canal, after one minute of walk from Nevsky street you’ll be stunned by the beauty of its colorful domes and unusual to foreign eye Russian style of architecture. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.
Day 5, St Petersburg - Moscow
After breakfast at the hotel and check out, transfer to the railway station. We are going to Moscow on Sapsan Train. On arrival to Moscow you will be met by a driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in at the hotel, free time in Moscow. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.
Day 6, Moscow
Your first full day in Russia's capital will start with a CITY TOUR. In only a few hours, you will have a glimpse of its main landmarks, such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Victory Park, the White House, the Arbat, Cathedral Christ-the-Saviour, the observation platform of Sparrow hills, Lomonosov University and much more! It is an interesting and efficient introduction to Europe’s biggest city. After stop for a lunch at the local restaurant we will carry on to explore the stunning city of Moscow. Our next stop today is CHRIST THE SAVIOUR CATHEDRAL. Revisit the key cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Its significantly dramatic past is an integral part of the history of Russia. Consecrated in 1883 to commemorate the victory over Napoleon, the original was torn to the ground by the Soviet government in 1931 and replicated in 2000.
METRO TOUR - If you wonder why Moscow metro is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is for you! It constitutes a vast museum of underground palaces with impressive interiors, statues and reliefs, monumental and decorative compositions (paintings, mosaics, stained glass and painting) and numerous labyrinths. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.
Day 7, Moscow
Have a breakfast at the hotel before taking a part in fascinating THE RED SQUARE WALKING TOUR. Even if you have seen this place and its landmarks dozens of times, it will be a breathtaking experience to see it in real life. During the walking tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73,000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Tomb, St Basil’s Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Historical Museum. KREMLIN (TERRITORY AND CATHEDRALS) Visit one of the most well-known sights of Moscow – the Kremlin with its red brick walls and 20 towers holding their own unique history. Since its first construction in 1156 as a wooden fortress by the order of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky, it has been rebuilt several times. Don’t miss a guard change ceremony which takes place in front of the eternal flame every hour! After a lunch at local restaurant, use your free time to explore Moscow on your own! Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.
Day 8, Moscow
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home as you wave goodbye to Russia, until next time!
*The order of the visits might be changed. However, all visits mentioned in the program will be provided in full.
If you would like to extend your tour or add more excursions, contact us and we will amend the itinerary according to your requests.
The hotels are subject to change.
Treasures of St Petersburg and Moscow
St Petersburg (4 nights) - Moscow (3 nights)
* WINTER ITINERARY. Accommodation at 4* Catherine Art Hotel in St Petersburg or similar and 4* Park Inn Sadu in Moscow or similar.
|Full Board||210.84 £||246.18 £|
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
The tour is offered in 3 languages (English, Spanish, French ). Let us know your preferences at the booking stage.
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 and change the order of excursions
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package
Included in price:
• 4 nights in chosen hotel in St Petersburg
• 3 nights in chosen hotel in Moscow
• Sapsan Train Saint Petersburg - Moscow (2nd class)
• Meals as per program (breakfasts and lunches)
• Transport services as per program
• English-speaking guide (French or Spanish) services as per program
• Entrance fee as per program
• Full visa support
• Travel Insurance
• Full board
• International flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate