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8 days / 7 nights
Bucket list holiday to Moscow and St Petersburg
Visit Russia's two greatest assets, Moscow and St Petersburg. Discover the vibrant and lively capital Moscow with its intriguing history and spectacular architecture, and its younger sibling, the graceful St Petersburg with its sparkling waterways and unrivalled elegance. To allow you to experience their sheer opulence, incredible history and endless examples of world class art, architecture and fashion, IntoRussia has combined these two accessible cities in our most popular tour to Russia, packed with exciting excursions.
Bonus: visa support is included in every package!
TWO CAPITALS TOUR
DAY 1, FLY TO MOSCOW
On arrival in Russia’s capital you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Relax or begin your adventure with independent exploration. (no meals)
DAY 2, MOSCOW
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you at reception for out –of-city excursion to Gorki Leninskie (lunch is included). In Lenin’s later years, he and his family spent time at the 1830s Murozov manor house, set on lovely wooded grounds, 32km southeast of the capital. Designed by Fyodor Shekhtel, it now houses a Lenin museum, where you can see a re-creation of Lenin’s Kremlin office, as well as his vintage Rolls-Royce – one of only 15 such automobiles in the world. In the afternoon enjoy your three-hour city sightseeing tour with photo stops (no entrances), viewing the famous landmarks and places to which you may return at your leisure. The tour sights include Red Square, the Kremlin, Sparrow Hills, Bolshoi Theatre, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Victory Park, Novodevichy Convent, and the famous Moscow streets. (B, L)
DAY 3, MOSCOW
Today you tour the mighty Moscow Kremlin grounds, a true political landmark. Included is a visit to the Armoury where you can find the largest collection of Fabergé eggs in the world and 9 halls of unique treasures and thousands of exhibits.
In the afternoon visit the colourful Arbat district where you can enjoy performers, market stalls and various eateries. And proceed to Moscow’s famous Metro System, where stations were built to display the beauty of Russia and to evoke pride in native Muscovites. (B)
DAY 4, MOSCOW - ST PETERSBURG
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and be ready with your luggage. Your guide will take you to the world-famous Tretyakov Art Gallery - the magnificent collection of paintings of Russian and foreign artists.
In the afternoon we will transfer you to the railway station, where you will appreciate the convenience of the Sapsan high-speed train to St Petersburg. In less than 5 hours and you will find yourself in the heart of the Northern Venice, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our guide. (B)
DAY 5, ST PETERSBURG
Get your bearings on a morning city tour and explore the best of Russia’s former capital. Explore onward to the Peter and Paul Fortress and uncover its intriguing history. *Between October and April the order of excursion may change to The Hermitage visit on Day 5 and Peter and Paul Fortress on Day 6. (B)
DAY 6, ST PETERSBURG
Today is the day of great experiences: you will visit the Treasury of the world culture - the Hermitage. Stand back and surround yourself with one of the world’s largest art collections and view masterpieces from all time greats including Da Vinci, Monet and Michelangelo. (B)
DAY 7, ST PETERSBURG
Let’s leave St Petersburg for a while and take an out of town excursion to the picturesque village of Pushkin* to admire the golden domes and the Amber Room of Catherine’s Palace. The order of excursions may change according to seasons: from May to September, the excursion may be changed to the Peterhof Palace. (B)
DAY 8, ST PETERSBURG
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home as you wave goodbye to Russia, until next time! (B)
B - Breakfast / L - lunch
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 order of excursions may be subject to change.
*The visit to Catherine's Palace is subject to availability. If the Pushkin visit cannot be organized, an alternative tour will be provided (to Pavlovsk palace or Peterhof).
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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.
Two Capitals Tour 2020
*Hotel in St Petersburg changed from Radisson Sonya to St.Petersburg
**Hotel in St Petersburg changed from Radisson Sonya to Gutenberg hotel
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
The tour operates in case there are minimum 2 passangers booked per departure
Two Capitals 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 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
Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage
Included in price:
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Lesnya (Moscow) & Radisson Sonya Hotel (St Petersburg) and St Petersburg hotel on selected departures between May and July, Gutenberg Hotel for 18 July departure, or similar on bed and breakfast basis
• High speed train tickets in 2-class compartments from Moscow to St Petersburg
• Sightseeing with English-speaking guides as specified
• Entrance fees on excursions (as per tour itinerary)
• Meals as specified in the itinerary
• Full Russian visa support
• Flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Any additional tickets to Moscow Metro
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
• Travel insurance
• Regional add-ons