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Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow 2014

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Moscow, RussiaPeter the GreatSt Basil's Domes Cathedral
Moscow, Russia
Peter the Great
St Basil's Domes Cathedral
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    At Leisure 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Russia's two sides come face to face on this 'twin city' break. Starting in St. Petersburg and ending in the metropolis of Moscow, linked by high-speed train, it unites classic and modern. It's Insider moments like… mingling with Russian dancers as you relax with canapés and drinks at St. Petersburg's Theatre of Youth. Welcomed earlier by their Director, you're able to chat with the dancers you saw performing on stage as you toured their beautiful theatre. Your visit helps fund their education – and the search for the next Nureyev. It's the second encounter with Russia's passion for opulent arts that day, after exploring its world-famous Hermitage Museum with guests.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg! Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception with a light dinner at your hotel. Then a short evening orientation drive will be the perfect introduction to this magnificent city.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Vasiliyevsky

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. Later enjoy drinks and canapés at the St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth during your Be My Guest experience.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

  • Day 3


    Today enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. The museum occupies five impressive buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the stone age to the 20th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. This evening, perhaps visit a theatre to see a Russian Folklore show.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Consider joining an optional experience to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great's summer residence at Petrodvorets.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    After a hearty Russian breakfast enjoy some free time before taking a train trip towards the Russian capital. Arrive later in Moscow, your home for the next three nights. An ancient city full of remarkable architecture and monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles, Moscow is a cauldron of creativity and culture. The capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe, its metropolitan area is vast. Located on the Moskva River, Moscow is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub, and home to the largest number of billionaires in the world!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Marriott Tverskaya

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    Marvel at Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Walls during your guided sightseeing with a Local Expert. Afterwards, there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore the city on your own.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an optional experience to Zagorsk, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 8


    Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of a remarkable trip of discovery. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. You will be welcomed by the Theatre Director and taken on a short visit. See short dances on the stage by students and enjoy drinks and canapés in one of the beautiful theatre halls. The money contributed by Trafalgar to the Theatre on your behalf will be used to promote the theatrical and dance education of the young people of St Petersburg – future Nureyevs and the like!
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
  • Small Group Sightseeing in St. Petersburg, enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of St. Petersburg and Moscow.
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum for a sightseeing tour and the St. Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • View the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great while in St. Petersburg. In Moscow view Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral and the Walls of the Kremlin.


  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • Be My Guest Drinks and canapés in a beautiful St. Petersburg theatre hall.
  • 2 dinners (including Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

Airport Transfers

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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