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Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow

8 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

This At Leisure trip visits the magnificent city of St. Petersburg and the metropolis of Moscow.

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"

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      • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

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      About this trip

      The Imperial twin cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg come together on this Russian rail adventure, combining art and antiquities and such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Tsar's Winter Palace, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insight into Russia's transformation into a creative and opulent modern metropolis, home to the largest number of billionaires in the world.


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      7 Nights

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      9 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in St. Petersburg and Moscow

        • 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

        • Visit the Hermitage Museum for a sightseeing tour and the Peter and Paul Fortress


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive St. Petersburg (4 Nights)

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      St. Petersburg Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg At Leisure

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      St. Petersburg At Leisure

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      St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)

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      Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Moscow At Leisure

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      Depart Moscow

      Day 1

      Arrive St. Petersburg (4 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive St. Petersburg (4 Nights)

      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.

      Hotel

      Sokos Vasilievsky

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sokos Vasilievsky

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      St. Petersburg Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Venice Of The North Cruise And Champagne

      Soak up the atmosphere, romance and lights of this former imperial capital, known as the "Venice of the North". Board a private boat to cruise through the canals and along the River Neva. You'll sip champagne as your Local Specialist provides commentary about the city that has inspired artists for generations.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      Rasputin And The Romanovs

      This two-part tour pays tribute to Russia's noble and royal families and provides an explanation for the collapse of the monarchy. You'll see the opulent interior of Yusupov Palace, one of the grandest noble residences in the country, and learn about the plot to murder the mystic Rasputin. Then, visit the tombs of Tsar Nicholas II and his family at Peter and Paul's Cathedral.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg At Leisure Day 3 - Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg At Leisure

      Today enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a Local Specialist 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Evening At The Ballet

      There may be an opportunity to attend a ballet performance in the historic atmosphere of a Tsarist era theatre. Subject to availability of tickets and performance. Price will vary, depending on the venue and the Ballet Company.

      Adult Price: €81.00

      Imperial Splendours And Architectural Gems

      Your Local Specialist will offer a guided tour of the interiors of two iconic churches. The Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood, built to commemorate the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, has one of the country's most intricate displays of mosaic icons. Additionally, St Isaac's Cathedral is the 4th-largest cathedral in the world. Designed by a French architect, its immense interior is comprised of malachite and other precious materials.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      Russian Folklore Evening

      A chance to attend one of the best Russian folklore programs in St. Petersburg. You’ll enjoy a high-energy performance featuring Cossack dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia. During intermission, sample local champagne and vodka. An unforgettable experience!

      Adult Price: €48.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      St. Petersburg At Leisure Day 4 - St. Petersburg At Leisure

      Consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great's summer residence at Peterhof.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Imperial Summer Residences. Pushkin And Petrodvorets

      On this full-day tour, your Local Specialist will take you to the villages of Pushkin and Petrodvorets, where you will visit Catherine's Palace and Peterhof Gardens, respectively. Recently restored, Catherine's Palace is most famous for the fabled and wholly unique Amber Room. Located on the Baltic, Peterhof Gardens are modeled after those at Versailles. Following a guided tour, you'll have time to enjoy a stroll as you marvel at the gilded fountains.

      Adult Price: €84.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights) Day 5 - St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow (3 Nights)

      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. Located on the Moskva River, the city is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub.

      Hotel

      Hilton Leningradskaya

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Leningradskaya

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 6 - Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Kremlin And The Heart Of Moscow

      Discover ancient cathedrals, the world's largest cannon and the emperors' bell. You’ll also visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Built on the site where the Soviet government dynamited the original Cathedral, it was funded by donations from millions of Muscovites. Later we’ll walk through Novodevichy Park, where you’ll see memorials to Yeltsin, Kruschev and Eisenstein.

      Adult Price: €54.00

      Metro And Red Square By Night

      Often cited as the most beautiful subway system in the world, Moscow's grandiose Metro stations are decorated with mosaics, stained glass and bronze statues. They're also one of the few remaining places featuring Communist iconography. We'll finish our guided visit with a walk through Red Square, where the evening illuminations should provide enviable photo opportunities.

      Adult Price: €30.00

      Treasures Of The Tsars

      You'll have a opportunity to skip the queues and take a guided tour of the Treasure Chamber of the Russian Tsars - one of the most important museums in Russia due to its unique collection. You’ll see priceless Faberge eggs and Catherine the Great's diamonds and many gowns. You’ll also discover the Imperial carriages, which are studded with precious stones and gold; coronation thrones; and other one-of-a-kind items from the Romanov Dynasty.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Moscow At Leisure Day 7 - Moscow At Leisure

      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 Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. This evening, join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Sergiyev Posad - The Real Russia

      68 km from Moscow, Sergiyev Posad (known as Zagorsk in the Soviet era) is the centre of the Orthodox faith and Russia's most important pilgrimage site. You'll visit recently-renovated Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery, unique in the fact that it still operated during the atheist years of Communist rule. You'll also have time to browse the markets, where you might like to buy locally-crafted lacquer boxes or Matryoshka dolls.

      Adult Price: €50.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Moscow Day 8 - Depart Moscow

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a local tour and stage performances by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow

      • Small Group Sightseeing
        Enjoy a guided tour of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

      • Join Trafalgar
        Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow The Theatre of Youth, St. Petersburg You'll learn about the theatre's work and see how funds contributed on your behalf are used to promote the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth.

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        • City tour in St. Petersburg and Moscow

        • 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

        • Visit the Hermitage Museum for a sightseeing tour and the Peter and Paul Fortress


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      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Everything went really smoothly and all the people involved in the tour were considerate & helpfulProduct : Great tour leader & driver , we were sorry to see the trip end .

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        The tour guide Malcolm was great and the local four guides were very knowledgeable.

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        Service rating : We had an extremely knowledgeable, kind and efficient tour director and driver.Product : I wish more of the optional experiences were included in the $2025 USD package. I spent about $700 USD on additional afternoon/evening activities.

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        Service rating : It was a great trip. The tour director was excellent.I feel that you had to purchase too many optional excursions. Had i not purchased them I would not have seen some of the most important things on the trip.There were only two meals included. The cost of the trip really rose

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        Service rating : Everything was very well organized. Tour director, local specialist were very knowledgeable and had answers to everyones questions. Hotels were awesome. I felt safe and well taken care of. I would highly recommend to everyone to travel with Trafalgar.Product : We were taken to

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