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This seven-day tour takes you to the highlights of St Petersburg & Moscow. Explore the elegance of the Tsar's palaces, visit the Kremlin and the see the stunning architecture of Imperial Russia.
- Six nights accommodation with breakfast
- Sightseeing tour of Moscow
- Tour of Red Square and the Kremlin
- Visit the Vodka Museum in St Petersburg
- Sightseeing Tour of St Petersburg
- Tour of the Hermitage, winter palace of the Tsars
- Tour of Peterhof, summer palace of the Tsars
- Escorted by an experienced tour manager
- Return flights and transfers included
- Tour of Red Square and the Kremlin, one of the world’s most thought provoking building complexes; actually three cathedrals, great palaces, the Senate and Treasury
- Tour of some of Moscow’s most iconic metro stations
- Visit the Vodka Museum in St Petersburg - learn about the history and traditions of vodka-drinking plus enjoy a tasting of this iconic Russian tipple
Day 1: Arrival In Moscow
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You will stay for three nights on bed and breakfast in a centrally located four-star hotel, the Courtyard By Marriott City Centre, within easy reach of Red Square with all of the comforts you would expect of an international standard hotel.
Day 2: Moscow & Red Square
This morning is a true revelation where news broadcasts, political speeches, books and films just come alive. The sense of history is overpowering as one great building after another, plus fascinating facts and stories hold you spellbound on our guided tour. We see the 16th century Novodevichy Convent where Russian noblewomen would retire whilst the adjacent cemetery reads like a Russian ‘who’s who’.... Chekhov, Prokofiev, Gogol, Khrushchev and Yeltsin to name but a few.
Day 3: The Kremlin
This morning is dedicated to a guided visit of the massive Kremlin complex - the awe inspiring heart of Russian power. Commissioned in the 15th century by Ivan the Great with walls and towers built by Italian master stonemasons, it was the world’s largest medieval fortress. You’ll learn about its fascinating history seeing a staggering three cathedrals and the royal residence Terem Palace whose great Bell Tower so dominates this iconic skyline.
Day 4: St Petersburg
Moscow is immensely proud of its underground railway, the Metro, perhaps Stalin’s one truly welcome legacy. It features some of the city’s most momentous architectural works, making extensive use of reflective marble walls, glittering chandeliers and grandiose halls. The central stations boast grand columns, stunning mosaics and statues with our tour featuring visits to some of the most striking and fascinating stations. This afternoon we bid farewell to magnificent Moscow taking the Sapsan, (high speed train) across the Russian plains to the stunning home of Peter and Catherine the Great, St Petersburg.
Day 5: St Petersburg & The Hermitage Museum
Today begins with a city sightseeing tour, experiencing at first hand the unrivalled splendour of Saint Petersburg’s imperial buildings. We see the breathtaking Winter Palace, home to the Hermitage Museum which we visit later. We also pass the Peter and Paul Fortress, renowned for the glittering spire ascending from the cathedral’s bell tower. The fortress sits on an island in the Neva and was once the hub of Russia’s military power before later becoming a much-feared prison that counted Dostoyevsky, Trotsky and Gorky among its inmates.
Day 6: Peterhof
This morning we explore Peterhof, with its amazing gardens, fountains and palaces, magnificently finished by Catherine the Great. The lavishly decorated baroque Grand Palace is packed with fine art highlighted by the Throne Room. Outside the beautiful 1,500 acres of landscaped formal parkland display English and French design with bronze sculptures and summerhouses with geometrically arranged flowerbeds in complete harmony with their surroundings.
Day 7: Return Flight
Today at the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
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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