Amazing Russia

 **SAVE up to £150 per person – book by 31 August
Explore Russia’s two greatest cities which provide an ideal base to explore the country’s diverse and rich cultural and historical heritage. Moscow; the epicentre of the ‘new Russia’ contrasts with St Petersburg which is renowned for its wonderful palaces, world-class museums, beautiful elegant canals and grand architecture.
  • 4/5-star hotels throughout
  • Comprehensive tour programme
  • Visit the Summer Palace at Pushkin and the fountains of Peterhof
  • Explore the Kremlin in Moscow and the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
  • Small group size – maximum 26 people

Day 1: Fly to Moscow
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Lotte Hotel Moscow for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Moscow
Morning tour including Red Square including 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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 4: Moscow • St Petersburg
Morning visit to the Kremlin, including Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum with its collection of imperial treasures and Fabergé eggs. Take a late afternoon train to St Petersburg (4 hours). On arrival, transfer to the Taleon Imperial Hotel for 4 nights. (B)

Day 5: St Petersburg
Morning tour of St Petersburg, including the main shopping street of Nevsky Prospekt and Vasilievsky 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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 7: Pushkin • 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. (B)

Day 8: Fly to London
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fl y to London. (B)

Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information
Locally escorted tour
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour escort. You will be assisted with boarding the train in Moscow and met on the platform on arrival in St Petersburg.

Opera or ballet performances in Moscow or St Petersburg can be pre-booked (subject to availability). Please contact us for me details.

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please contact us for more details.

Single Person Supplement
A single person supplement is offered from £350

Optional excursions:
A selection of extensions are available to this group tour, or if taking a private journey we can tailor your trip to your needs. Please ask for details.

**SAVE up to £150 per person – book by 31 August**

Departure dates & prices per person
16 Aug 2019 £1630
06 Sep 2019 £1795 £1695
13 Sep 2019  £1595
20 Sep 2019 £1545
25 Oct 2019 £1330 £1230
20 Dec 2019 £1410 £1310
27 Dec 2019 £1410 £1260

Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements, please call for a confirmed cost.