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Russia's two greatest cities provide an ideal base from which to explore the country's rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage. Moscow is now the epicentre of the ‘New Russia', while St Petersburg is renowned for its magnificent palaces, world-class museums, elegant canals and grand architecture.
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
- Stay in 5-star hotels throughout
- A comprehensive programme of tours
- Visits to the Summer Palace at Pushkin and the fountains of Peterhof
- Explore the Kremlin in Moscow and the Hermitage in St Petersburg
- Small group size – maximum 26 people
Day 1 – To Moscow
Morning flight from London Heathrow to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Intercontinental Tverskaya (or similar) for 3 nights
Day 2 – Moscow
Morning tour of Moscow. Explore the renowned Red Square with St Basil's Cathedral, GUM state department store, Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Gorky Park. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 – Moscow
Full day at leisure or optional morning visit to Sergiev Posad. Built around the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, it is one of Russia's most important religious and historical landmarks. Afternoon optional tour to the Tretyakov Gallery.
Day 4 – To St Petersburg
Morning visit to the Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum, with its collection of Imperial treasures and Faberge eggs. Take a late afternoon train to St Petersburg (4 hours). On arrival, transfer to the Taleon Imperial Hotel for 4 nights.
Day 5 – St Petersburg
Morning tour of St Petersburg, including Nevsky Prospekt and Vasilevsky Island, and the entrances to the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Afternoon at leisure to visit St Isaac's Cathedral.
Day 6 – St Petersburg
Tour of the Hermitage. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it has an unrivalled collection of European masterpieces.
Day 7 – St Petersburg
Morning tour of Catherine's Palace at Pushkin, including the Amber Room. Afternoon visit to Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the Great's Summer Palace and gardens.
Day 8 – To London
Morning at leisure or optional visit to the Yusupov Palace and its Rasputin exhibition. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London.
The Hotel National, Moscow
Le Royal Meridien National was built in 1903 by famous Russian architect Alexander Ivanov, and stands in the heart of Moscow overlooking the walls of the Kremlin. Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Bolshoi Theatre are all within five minutes walk. The hotels eclectic Russian interior includes chandeliers, antiques and frescoed ceilings which survived the revolution and have been carefully restored. The 221 rooms, including 37 suites, are traditionally furnished with antiques and art. Its award winning Moskovsky Restaurant offers a range of Russian and European cuisine and has panoramic windows overlooking the Kremlin.
The Taleon Imperial, St Petersburg
Housed in a Tsarist-era palace, The Taleon Imperial has an ideal location in the heart of St Petersburg on Nevsky Prospekt. The world-renowned Hermitage museum is only a few minutes' walk away and the area surrounding the hotel has many shops and restaurants. There are 89 guestrooms ranging from Superior to Premium suites. As this is a character property, the individual room styles and sizes will vary.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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