- 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)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
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.
A single person supplement is offered from £350
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
13 Sep 2019 £1595
20 Sep 2019 £1545
25 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
27 Dec 2019
Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements, please call for a confirmed cost.
What is included?
- 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
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- ATOL & ABTA Protection for your financial security
- RB ‘VIP Experience’
- R.Bespoke Concierge Service
from £1,230 per person. Prices may vary depending on departure date.