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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!"

Joseph

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.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: SWHS

7 Nights

accommodation

9 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 2 dinners

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Wonders of St Petersburg and Moscow

Your Itinerary

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.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Sokos Vasilievsky

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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 Petrodvorets.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Hilton Leningradskaya

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

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. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

8. Depart Moscow

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

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 18 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : I really enjoyed the extra leisure format concentrating on two cities. It allowed us to join in optional excursions when we wanted and still have time to visit other sites independently. The hotels were very nice and in great locations.Product : Keep this itinerary just the way

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    Service:

    Service rating : The service I received was mostly good.Product : The farewell dinner was poor, the pork was too tough to chew, potatoes were overcooked and dry.Coffee was cold.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Tour of St.Petersbeug & Moscow should have had more meals included

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Sasha Rojnik, our travel director, made us feel at home with family. He catered to our every need and was always happy.Product : This is our first organized tour and have now been spoiled by Trafalgar. Looking forward to our next Trafalgar tour!

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    Service rating : I was very pleased with both hotels we stayed at, the only thing was the one in St. Petersberg was a little far away from the shopping and eating areas for walking. Not knowing where other hotels were, that might have been the closest anyway it was a old but well kept hotel and

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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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • 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 St. Peter and Paul Fortress


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 2 dinners


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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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