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Bestselling tailor-made tour to Russia's Two Capitals
8 days / 7 nights
Bucket list journey to Moscow and St Petersburg
If you are planning a holiday in Moscow and St Petersburg and seeking more independence, our tailor-made tour to the two Russian capitals is what you need! Develop an understanding and appreciation of the two capitals of Russia which would remain impossible without experiencing them in person. Embrace Moscow for its intriguing history and spectacular architecture and St Petersburg for its sparkling waterways and unrivalled elegance. The enigmatic capital, Moscow, and its younger sibling, the graceful St Petersburg, are without doubt two of Russia’s greatest possessions.
With hotels, train tickets, airport and train station transfers as well as full Russian visa support already included, you can design your own package by simply adding a few exciting excursions!
- Introduction to your journey
- Your Itinerary
- Departures and Prices
- What's Included
TWO CAPITALS TAILOR MADE TOUR
The itinerary of this independent tour is designed according to your preferences and interests. Below is a suggested itinerary which can be amended in any way you prefer. For more excursions in Moscow and St Petersburg click here
DAY 1, FLY TO MOSCOW
On arrival in Russia’s capital you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel. Relax or begin your adventure with independent exploration.
DAY 2, MOSCOW
After breakfast at the hotel, you can choose to book an optional excursion or start independet exploration. We recommend familiarising yourself with the city on a city tour of Moscow. You can either pick a walking city tour, during which you will see the main attractions of the city centre such as Red Square with the magnificent St Basil's Cathedral, The Kremlin, Alexander Gardens, The Bolshoi theatre and much more! Alternatively, you can opt for a car city tour with photostops where you can also see some of the famos Seven Sisters (skyskrapers), Sparrow hills and other attractions of the city away from the city centre.
Fancy a day trip to see the surroundings of Moscow? Why not pay a visit to Gorki Leninskie where Lenin spent his later years or Sergiev Posad with its awe-inspiring churches and cathedrals? In the evening you can enjoy a balley or an opera in the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre.
DAY 3, MOSCOW
Today you can either continue your independent exploration or book a walking tour of Arbat and Moscow Metro. Arbat is the main walking street of Moscow popular with street artists, foodies and art lovers. A must see for any first time visitor!
Alternatively, you can find out more about the mighty Moscow Kremlin by visiting its grounds. Make sure to see 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. Want to try an unusual authentic experience? Why not book a banya session at Sanduny with us? It is not only a Bath House but also a cultural and architectural landmark of the city.
DAY 4, MOSCOW - ST PETERSBURG
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and be ready with your luggage. You still have some time before the train departure, so why not visit the world-famous Tretyakov Art Gallery - the magnificent collection of paintings of Russian and foreign artists. Alterntively, you can spend the morning in the Cold War museum - Bunker -42. Located 65 metres below ground level the bunker was designed as a shelter for Stalin and other senior Soviet officials in case Moscow was attacked by nuclear weapons.
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 cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg. Transfer to the hotel.
DAY 5, ST PETERSBURG
Get to know the Venice of the North on your optional city tour where you will explore the best of Russia’s former capital. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress to uncover its intriguing history, climb St Isaac's Cathedral to appreciate the views of the city and marvel at the beautiful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. In the afternoon we recommend taking a boat tour along the canals of St Petersburg to enjoy the breeze and the best views the city has to offer.
DAY 6, ST PETERSBURG
Today you can choose to 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. An experience not to be missed! Looking for an unusual experience? Then a rooftop tour would be perfect for you!
DAY 7, ST PETERSBURG
Today you could make your way out of St Petersburg for a while and take an optional out of town excursion to the picturesque village of Pushkin to admire the golden domes and the Amber Room of Catherine’s Palace. Alternatively, travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil to enjoy the gorgeous fountains and gardens. Peterhof was built as a response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
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!
Please note that ths is a tailor made tour; we reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.
Two Capitals Tailor Made, Departures and Prices
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
The tour is available with departures on Friday, May to December
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
Included in price:
• Arrival and departure airport and train station transfers
• Accommodation at the chosen hotels on bed and breakfast basis
• High speed train tickets in 2-class compartments from Moscow to St Petersburg (or in reverse)
• Meals as specified in the itinerary
• Full Russian visa support
• Tickets to Moscow Metro
• Excursions (booked separately)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
• Travel insurance
• International flight tickets (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)