This At Leisure trip visits the magnificent city of St. Petersburg and the metropolis of Moscow. A rail adventure combining art and antiquities with such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insights into Russia’s transformation over the centuries.
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Day 1: Arrive St. Petersburg
Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, of artists, poets and musicians, whose great gifts to the romantic city of St. Petersburg you will have an opportunity to see over the next few days. This evening, meet Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner.
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky, 3 nights
Day 2: St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Hermitage Museum visit
Explore the might of imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with a ‘Local Specialist’. View the magnificent Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress on an included visit before we ‘Connect With Locals’, meeting some of the students of St. Petersburg’s Theatre for canapés and a stage performance. Learn how your visit will ‘Make a Difference’ to the theatrical education of St. Petersburg’s youth. Later, join a Small Group Sightseeing visit with a ‘Local Specialist’ to the Hermitage Museum. Consider a theatre visit to enjoy a fascinating Russian Folklore performance.
Day 3: St. Petersburg At Leisure
The narrow lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
Day 4: St. Petersburg – High-Speed Train – Moscow
After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space. Straddling the Moskva River, this city is the country’s political, economic, religious and financial hub – and your home for the next three nights.
Hotel: Hilton Leningradskaya, 3 nights
Day 5: Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure
Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Moscow your way or head to the ancient 14th-century town of Sergiev Posad on Russia’s Golden Ring route on an Optional Experience. Home to the beautiful blue and gold onion domes of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the town is the centre of Orthodox faith and Russia’s most important pilgrimage site. Visit the Troitse-Sergiieyeva Lavra, a working monastery which still operated during the atheist years of Communist rule. Then, return to Moscow for a guided sightseeing tour with your ‘Local Specialist’ which features the imposing walls of the Kremlin.
Day 6: Moscow At Leisure
A leisurely start to your day could see you enjoying the kofe culture of Moscow with the locals. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience inside the Kremlin and explore the golden-domed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour before taking a stroll along Arbat street, Moscow’s Montmartre. This evening, toast to the magic and magnificence of Mother Russia, joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.
Day 7: Depart Moscow
We close the door on our epic At Leisure holiday in two iconic Russian cities and say farewell to newfound friends.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|April: 13, 20, 27||$2,875.00||$3,505.00|
|May: 11, 18, 25||$3,025.00||$3,845.00|
|June: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29||$3,025.00||$3,845.00|
|July: 13, 20, 27||$2,875.00||$3,505.00|
|August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31||$2,875.00||$3,505.00|
|September: 07, 14, 21, 28||$2,875.00||$3,505.00|
|Meals:||6 breakfasts, 2 dinners|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Rail:||High Speed Rail Ticket : St. Petersburg – Moscow|
|Accommodation:||6 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director and separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.