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Treasures of Two Capitals

9 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4.95 / 5, Based on 11 Reviews
Small Group Tour to Russia

Take advantage of the opportunity to discover Moscow and St. Petersburg at its best! Together with professional local guides and a small group of travelers (14 max) see the main attractions and stay at centrally located hotels. Russian visas and airport pick-ups are part of the package by default.

9 days2 cities
Russia1 country
From
$2,658
Moscow, Russia
4
days
Russia

The vibrant heart of Russia, unsurpassed Moscow, is the metropolis that you definitely can’t miss during your upcoming Russia tour. Being the city of striking contrasts, Moscow ideally combines huge futuristic business centers and modern shopping districts with outstanding historic landmarks, royal gardens, and tiny old courtyards, radiating a truly unique vibe and striking travelers’ imaginations.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Moscow

Today you arrive to the Russian capital, Moscow! Your private driver welcomes you at the airport and drives you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: not included.
2
day
The Heart of Moscow & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery with Moscow Subway

After breakfast, your guide takes you on a tour around magnificent Moscow, during which you have an opportunity to admire the beauty of the Red Square as well as visit the world-famous treasure trove of Russian art, the Tretyakov Gallery, and enjoy a short ride on a famous Moscow's subway.

Please, note: In the evening you can join an optional guided Radisson boat ride (226 USD per person) or an optional evening walk with a local guide (130 USD per person).

  • Transport: a private guide.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM department store,  Zaryadye Park, and Tretyakov Gallery.
3
day
Visiting the Kremlin Territory & Armoury Chamber

Today you continue your Moscow tour, exploring one of the most iconic Moscow landmarks - the Kremlin. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber, housing an extensive collection of crown jewels, coronation finery, impressive hand-forged armor and weapons, magnificent royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

Please, note: in the afternoon you can choose to join an optional guided tour of Izmailovo Kremlin and Vodka Museum (292 USD per person).

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Cathedral Square, Assumption Cathedral, Annunciation Cathedral, Kremlin, Armoury Chamber.
4
day
Panoramic City Tour

The next morning, you check out from your hotel and take a chance to discover some of the most interesting sites in Moscow. After the tour, you are transferred to the train station for your train to St. Petersburg.  Upon arrival to the Venice of the North, you are met by your driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

  • Transport: a private driver.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Sparrow Hills, Moscow State University, Triumphal Arch.
Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow is located in the very heart of the iconic capital of Russia. This outstanding 4-star property is noted for its top-notch modern amenities, spacious rooms, and exceptional service.

train
Moscow
St. Petersburg
4 hrs

Make your way from the Russian capital to its glorious northern gem, St. Petersburg, in as little as 4 hours. The high-speed Sapsan train is among the most comfortable and convenient travel options between these cities, offering modern onboard amenities and comfortable seats.

St. Petersburg, Russia
5
days
Russia

Often referred to as the Northern capital of Russia, magnificent Saint Petersburg is just unmatched in its grandeur. The city of bizarre palaces and gorgeous cathedrals, lavish parks, water canals, and world-class museums symbolizing the history and culture of the country as brightly as the capital city, Moscow.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
St. Petersburg City Tour & Boat Ride

The day is dedicated to the exploration of the Northern Capital of Russia, splendid Saint Petersburg with your private guide. One of the most memorable parts of today is a boat ride along St. Petersburg canals.

  • Transport: A private driver.
  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, Nevsky Prospect, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Mikhailovsky Theater, Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • Activity: boat ride along the canals.
6
day
Tour of the Hermitage Museum

Today you experience true art therapy, visiting the iconic world-class Hermitage Museum which houses some stunning collections of Russian and world art.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Hermitage Museum: the Winter Palace and the General Staff Building.
7
day
Exploring Peterhof

Following breakfast, you head to the outskirts of Saint Petersburg to discover one of the most beautiful country's gems of palace architecture - glorious Peterhof.

  • Transport: A private driver.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Peterhof: Bath Cottage and Lower Park.
8
day
Discovering Catherine's Palace in Pushkin

Today you meet your private guide and enjoy a saturated trip to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to discover the beauty of the one and only Catherine's Palace, an outstanding Baroque of baroque architecture.

  • Transport: a private driver.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Catherine's Palace, Amber Room.
9
day
Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of the two Russian Capitals. Following breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport and you have a flight home.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg

Located on the Nevsky Prospect, in the very city center of Saint Petersburg, Corinthia Hotel provides an elegant design coupled with impeccable service and all amenities necessary for a comfortable stay.

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Tickets to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, (if the St. Petersburg Extension is purchased: Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, and Catherine's Palace)
  • Tickets for the Sapsan bullet train (regular class)
  • Group size of maximum 14 people
  • Processing of Russian visas (for clients from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) or official Russian visa invitations (for clients from other countries)
  • Support line available during your tour

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, meals not indicated in the itinerary, optional activities, services, and tours, as well as your personal expenses and tips.

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Tour Highlights

  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • High-speed connections between cities
  • Sightseeing tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Visiting Peterhof & Catherine's Palace
  • Small group of no more than 14 people
  • Boat ride along the St. Petersburg canals

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.