Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

9 days

from $2350 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Sep 2015.
"Saw everything we wanted and more!"
Joseph , Jul 2014

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 together at St. Petersburg's Theatre of Youth, after seeing them perform on stage as you toured their beautiful theatre.

Trip type:
At Leisure
Trip code:
SWHS

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    DEPART HOME

    Take your overnight flight to St Petersburg.

  • 2.

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Courtyard Marriott Vasilievsky

  • 3.

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

  • 4.

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 5.

    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 Petrodvorets.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    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, and home to the largest number of billionaires in the world!

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Marriott Tverskaya

  • 7.

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8.

    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 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

  • 9.

    MOSCOW – RETURN HOME

    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

The Trafalgar Difference

  • 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!
  • Local Specialists

    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.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of 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 St. Peter and Paul Fortress

Dining

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

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • 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

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

St Petersburg

  • Venice Of The North Cruise And Champagne

    Adult Price: €43.00 Soak up the atmosphere, romance and lights of this former imperial capital, known as the Venice of the North. You'll cruise through the canals and along River Neva, sipping champagne as you discover the city that has inspired generations of artists.
  • Rasputin And The Romanovs

    Adult Price: €48.00 This haunting visit takes you through the opulent splendour of the home of pre-Revolutionary Russia’s foremost noble family, the Yusupovs, and reveals the cellars where they murdered the infamous Rasputin. We’ll also visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where you’ll see the canonised Nicholas and relics of his wife and children.
  • Imperial Splendours And Architectural Gems

    Adult Price: €43.00 Experience the beauty of St Isaacs Cathedral and explore the colourful centrepiece of the city - the Church of the Saviour 'on the spilled blood'. Built where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, you’ll see the recently restored multi-coloured domes and mosaics based on St Basil's in Moscow, which evoke a feeling of Old Russia.
  • Russian Folklore Evening

    Adult Price: €47.00 A chance to attend one of the best Russian folklore programs in St. Petersburg. You’ll enjoy Cossack dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, and sample Russian champagne and vodka during the intermission. An unforgettable experience.
  • Evening At The Ballet

    Adult Price: €80.00 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.
  • Imperial Summer Residences. Pushkin And Petrodvorets

    Adult Price: €83.00 At the palace of Pushin you’ll admire marvels like the fairy-tale Amber Room, miraculously restored after Nazi occupation. You'll also discover the famous town of Petrodvorets, a Russian recreation of Versailles. Famed for its palaces and fountain cascades, you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the elegant baroque gardens on our visit.

Moscow

  • Treasures Of The Tsars

    Adult Price: €48.00 A unique opportunity to visit the Treasure Chamber of the Russian Tsars during our reserved visit. You’ll see the works of Faberge, the diamonds of Catherine the Great and her golden gowns. You’ll also discover the Imperial carriages studded with precious stones and gold, jewelled thrones and priceless items from the Romanov Dynasty.
  • Metro And Red Square By Night

    Adult Price: €28.00 Included in Western art critics ‘Ten Places That You Want to See before You Die’, Moscow Metro is the most grandiose architectural monument of the Soviet era. Tonight you’ll discover some of the most remarkable stations, decorated with stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers, and finish in Red Square, to take in its fairy-tale evening atmosphere.
  • Kremlin And The Heart Of Moscow

    Adult Price: €53.00 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.
  • Russian State Circus Exploration

    Adult Price: €52.00 A chance to enjoy the world famous Russian State Circus, with full transportation provided. Tickets are subject to availability.
  • Zagorsk - The Real Russia

    Adult Price: €49.00 Discover Zagorsk, the Russian Vatican - centre of Orthodox faith and pilgrimage site. You'll see Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery where the Orthodox faith was tolerated by the Communist state and kept alive during the years of atheism. You'll also have time to browse Russian handicrafts and Matryoshka dolls at the local market.
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