Escorted Tour-Land Only
7 Days/ 6 Nights
May 15 and 22
September 4, 11 and 25
Price per Person:
In a double room $1999
Single supplement $879
6 nights first class hotels all with private facilities
1 lunch-drinks not included
3 dinners-drinks not included
Round trip airport transfers (if arrival and departure is on scheduled days)
English speaking tour escort
Transport by modern motor coach
Luggage handling at hotels (1 piece per person)
High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg-2nd class seats
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Moscow
Upon arrival in Moscow you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the Russian capital. Dinner and overnight Hotel Marriott Grand
Day 2 Moscow
Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by the baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own. The rest of the day is at leisure Overnight Hotel Marriott Grand
Day 3 Moscow
Today travel 75 km north of Moscow, to the small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk, founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an optional tour of Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called “Palaces for the People.” Overnight Hotel Marriott Grand
Day 4 Moscow-St. Petersburg
Time at leisure in Moscow, before you transfer to the railway station for your four hour high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight Hotel Ambassador.
Day 5 St. Petersburg
There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Granite embankments of the Neva River. Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, Built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. It is a museum nowadays. The gilded spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is the highest landmark of the city. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise. Overnight Hotel Ambassador.
Day 6 St. Petersburg
This morning you’ll enjoy a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. Overnight Hotel Ambassador.
Day 7 St. Petersburg-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport or you may extend your tour in St. Petersburg or continue to Helsinki or Tallinn.
Additional nights in Moscow and St. Petersburg available
Visa is needed for travel to Russia and is not included.