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8-Day Best of Moscow and St Petersburg Tour with Accommodation

This is our most popular tour and deservedly so. Combining Russia's two greatest cities, you'll experience the best this country can offer. Offering a full sightseeing program, this eight-day tour encompasses Russia's cultural treasures and iconic architecture. Mixing the aristocratic beauty of St Petersburg, the Venice of the North, with confident, modern capital city Moscow, this itinerary guarantees a memorable and varied visit.

We include premium central 4* accommodation in both cities. We also offer upgrade options for train travel between Moscow & St. Petersburg. We operate only small groups allowing better interaction with your guides.

per adult from

$1,690

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Russian visa service
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Train travel
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Novodevichye Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Armoury Chamber
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro
    • Entry/Admission - Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    What's excluded :
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary. Can be provided on spot, fees apply

  • Day 1: Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Marriott Courtyard 4* (or similar)

    Day 2: Moscow City Tour & Novodevichy Cemetery. Red Square, St. Basil’s, Lenin Mausoleum

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Guided visit of the Red Square.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit to St. Basil's Cathedral.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Visit to Lenin's Mausoleum.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit GUM department store.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Panoramic city tour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow 119270 Russia
    Visit to the observation platform for a panoramic view over the capital.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Novodevichye Cemetery, Luzhnetskiy dr., 2, Moscow 119048 Russia
    Visit to the Novodevichy Cemetery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Marriott Courtyard 4* (or similar)

    Day 3: Kremlin Territory, Cathedrals & Armoury Museum. Moscow Metro

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    Today we stay in Moscow to delve deeper into its fascinating history, beginning with a guided tour of the Kremlin's grounds and cathedrals. The Kremlin was once the home of the Tsars and is now the residence of the Russian president.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Armoury Chamber, Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073 Russia
    You'll visit the Armoury Museum, crammed full of weaponry, armour and even some of Faberge's famous eggs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow Russia
    We'll head underground to explore some of Moscow's beautiful metro stations. Decorated with marble, mosaic, stained glass and bronze sculptures, you'll agree they're more like museums than part of a transit system.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Marriott Courtyard 4* (or similar)

    Day 4: Kolomenskoe – UNESCO Heritage Site. Departure to St. Petersburg

    Stop At: Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Andropova Ave., 39, Moscow 115487 Russia
    Included in today's programme is a visit just to the former Royal estate of Kolomenskoe. It dates from the fifteenth century and was the place where Peter the Great spent his childhood and Russian princes spent their summers. It's your first chance to see some of the old tent-roofed wooden churches for which Russia is well-known. You'll also see the Church of the Ascension, built in 1532 by the Moscow Grand Prince Vasily III in order to thank God for the birth of his son and heir to the throne, who later became Ivan the Terrible. Later, you'll be met by our driver with a company signboard at the lobby of the hotel to transfer you to the "Grand Express". This overnight train will be your hotel on wheels, featuring spacious sleeping compartments. Day train option is also available.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train "Grand Express" featuring spacious sleeping compartments. Upgrade options available.

    Day 5: Arrival in St. Petersburg. Panoramic City Tour

    Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Our driver and a guide will be at the railway station ready to meet you with a company signboard at the platform. After breakfast at a local cafe, you'll take a guided city tour of St Petersburg. This, the most European of all Russian cities is nicknamed the Venice of the North. You'll explore the city's must-see sights, including the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Christ's Resurrection (also known as the Saviour of the Blood). You will also lay eyes on the famous cruiser Aurora, the legendary ship whose cannon, on Lenin's orders, signaled the beginning of the Great Social Revolution. Later, you’ll check in to your hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Petro Palace 4* (or similar)

    Day 6: Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Today is devoted to the world renowned Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tsars and generally held to be one of best museums in the world. After our guided tour, you’ll have the chance to stay on and explore the museum further on your own.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Petro Palace 4* (or similar)

    Day 7: Petrodvorets (Peterhof) - Palace and Gardens

    Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
    We start today's included excursions with a half-day tour to one of St Petersburg's magnificent summer palaces, Petrodvorets. Please note, the duration of the visit depends on the traffic conditions as the palace is situated outside the city.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    We will visit the fountain and park complex dating from the eighteenth century.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a premium 4* hotel: Petro Palace 4* (or similar)

    Day 8: Departure. Transfer to the Airport

    Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
    Today marks the end of your tour. Our driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby ready to transfer you to the airport or any other departure point. No activities are planned for the departure day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from any airport, railway station, accommodation in Moscow. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Airports
    • Domodedovo Airport, Moscow Russia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/26/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/1/2021 - 3/26/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    3/27/2021 - 5/14/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    5/15/2021 - 7/9/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    7/10/2021 - 10/8/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    10/9/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Please note some walking is required.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Go Russia Travel Company

Activity ID: V-269522P1

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