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Moscow & St Petersburg

7 Days From £899*
Departing April - September 2016
* Price shown: 03 Nov 2017 from Manchester - MAN

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A tremendous value Russian adventure

Discover two of the world's most intriguing and exciting cities. Moscow, the beating heart of Mother Russia, radiates Slavic might and majesty, while St Petersburg - with its great squares, opulent palaces, parks and canals - deserves its place on the roll call of greatest European cities. Don't miss this great-value opportunity to see them both in one unforgettable week.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Spend three nights in the heart of Moscow
  • Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Russian capital
  • Take in the Kremlin, onion-domed St Basil's and the famous Bolshoi Theatre
  • Spend three nights in St Petersburg
  • Enjoy a fascinating introductory tour of the exquisite 'Venice of the North'
  • Visit the world-renowned Hermitage Museum
  • Daytime train journey from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Six nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in good-quality hotels in Moscow (3 nights) and St Petersburg (3)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Moscow, returning from St Petersburg
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

N.B. Visas are required for travel on this tour (see Further Information)


Day One

Fly to Moscow and transfer to your hotel, your base for the next three nights.

Day Two

This morning our included, three-hour coach tour will introduce Moscow's historic and geographic heart, where the Kremlin stands beside Red Square, onion-domed St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's eerie Mausoleum and the GUM, the former State Department Store, now a thriving, glittering Muscovite shopping mall.

This afternoon, an optional guided walking tour will reveal secrets of the Kremlin, like the Senate House, the Presidium, the State Kremlin Palace concert hall and the cathedrals of the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel - the last containing the Tombs of the Tsars. Round off a wonderful day by enjoying dinner in the city.

Day Three

Enjoy a free day, or take an optional, full-day Highlights of Moscow tour, visiting Victory Park and its Museum of the Great Patriotic War, one of Moscow's landmark Metro stations, and the Kremlin's Armoury Palace, where the treasures of Russia's medieval rulers are displayed. Enjoy free time for shopping before a final evening in Moscow.

Day Four

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and transfer to Leningrad Station. Bid "do svidanya" to your Moscow Tour Manager and board the train to St Petersburg, where you'll meet your St Petersburg Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights.

Day Five

After breakfast, enjoy an introductory tour of St Petersburg, the 'Venice of the North', which was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, and despite the subsequent ravages of war and revolution, siege and Soviet rule, remains as glorious as ever.

See the towering Alexander Column and the Winter Palace on Palace Square, the Admiralty with its soaring spire, and great St Isaac's Cathedral. Other highlights might include the Mariinsky Palace and adjacent theatre, home to the legendary Kirov ballet, and the cruiser Aurora, which fired the first (blank) shot in the Bolshevik Revolution.

This afternoon, step inside the gilded portals of the famous Hermitage museum, to enjoy a guided tour of some of its phenomenal collection.

Day Six

Enjoy a free day, or take the optional excursion to the palace at Pushkin (entry fee included) and stunning gardens at Peterhof, each location remarkably and lovingly reconstructed since WWII, and reflecting the extraordinary grandeur of Imperial Court life.

This evening, take in the optional folklore show of traditional Cossack dancing and folk songs at the historic Nikolaevskiy Palace.

Day Seven

After checking out this morning, enjoy a last few hours in the city, or join the final optional excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Yusupov Palace, arguably the city's finest Imperial residence, and site of the murder of the 'mad monk' Rasputin.

This afternoon, the coach will take you to the airport to check in for your flight home.


 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Aberdeen05 May 2017 £1120.00
Aberdeen12 May 2017 £1199.00
Aberdeen08 Sep 2017 £1163.00
Aberdeen15 Sep 2017 £1089.00
Aberdeen29 Sep 2017 £1069.00
Aberdeen20 Oct 2017 £959.00
Aberdeen27 Oct 2017 £959.00
Aberdeen03 Nov 2017 £959.00
Birmingham05 May 2017 £1169.00
Birmingham08 Sep 2017 £1065.00
Birmingham15 Sep 2017 £1135.00
Birmingham29 Sep 2017 £1035.00
Birmingham20 Oct 2017 £935.00
Birmingham27 Oct 2017 £935.00
Birmingham03 Nov 2017 £917.00
Bristol05 May 2017 £1204.00
Bristol08 Sep 2017 £1196.00
Bristol15 Sep 2017 £1179.00
Bristol29 Sep 2017 £1111.00
Bristol20 Oct 2017 £1043.00
Bristol27 Oct 2017 £1022.00
Bristol03 Nov 2017 £1123.00
Cardiff05 May 2017 £1224.00
Cardiff12 May 2017 £1364.00
Cardiff15 Sep 2017 £1239.00
Cardiff29 Sep 2017 £1174.00
Cardiff20 Oct 2017 £1001.00
Cardiff27 Oct 2017 £1052.00
Cardiff03 Nov 2017 £1074.00
Durham Tees Valley05 May 2017 £1174.00
Durham Tees Valley12 May 2017 £1307.00
Durham Tees Valley08 Sep 2017 £1257.00
Durham Tees Valley15 Sep 2017 £1069.00
Durham Tees Valley29 Sep 2017 £1157.00
Durham Tees Valley20 Oct 2017 £1000.00
Durham Tees Valley27 Oct 2017 £1047.00
Durham Tees Valley03 Nov 2017 £1189.00
Edinburgh05 May 2017 £1121.00
Edinburgh12 May 2017 £1189.00
Edinburgh08 Sep 2017 £1220.00
Edinburgh15 Sep 2017 £1069.00
Edinburgh29 Sep 2017 £1110.00
Edinburgh20 Oct 2017 £986.00
Edinburgh27 Oct 2017 £1020.00
Edinburgh03 Nov 2017 £1026.00
Glasgow05 May 2017 £1130.00
Glasgow08 Sep 2017 £1143.00
Glasgow15 Sep 2017 £1229.00
Glasgow29 Sep 2017 £1069.00
Glasgow20 Oct 2017 £959.00
Glasgow27 Oct 2017 £959.00
Glasgow03 Nov 2017 £969.00
Humberside05 May 2017 £1311.00
Humberside08 Sep 2017 £1318.00
Humberside29 Sep 2017 £1247.00
Humberside20 Oct 2017 £1048.00
Humberside03 Nov 2017 £1109.00
Leeds Bradford05 May 2017 £1188.00
Leeds Bradford08 Sep 2017 £1307.00
Leeds Bradford15 Sep 2017 £1214.00
Leeds Bradford29 Sep 2017 £1207.00
Leeds Bradford20 Oct 2017 £1054.00
Leeds Bradford27 Oct 2017 £1107.00
Leeds Bradford03 Nov 2017 £1137.00
London Heathrow05 May 2017 £1139.00
London Heathrow29 Sep 2017 £1095.00
London Heathrow20 Oct 2017 £935.00
London Heathrow27 Oct 2017 £935.00
London Heathrow03 Nov 2017 £899.00
Manchester05 May 2017 £1049.00
Manchester08 Sep 2017 £1097.00
Manchester15 Sep 2017 £1145.00
Manchester29 Sep 2017 £1035.00
Manchester20 Oct 2017 £935.00
Manchester27 Oct 2017 £935.00
Manchester03 Nov 2017 £899.00
Newcastle05 May 2017 £1251.00
Newcastle12 May 2017 £1413.00
Newcastle08 Sep 2017 £1364.00
Newcastle29 Sep 2017 £1216.00
Newcastle20 Oct 2017 £1089.00
Newcastle27 Oct 2017 £1100.00
Newcastle03 Nov 2017 £1119.00
Norwich05 May 2017 £1181.00
Norwich12 May 2017 £1320.00
Norwich08 Sep 2017 £1248.00
Norwich15 Sep 2017 £1229.00
Norwich29 Sep 2017 £1148.00
Norwich20 Oct 2017 £1011.00
Norwich27 Oct 2017 £1058.00
Norwich03 Nov 2017 £1069.00

Moscow and St Petersburg Touring Hotels

You will be staying in a series of hotels in Moscow and St Petersburg.

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Further Information

Passports and visas

Please note that visas are required for travel on this tour. The visa application process requires you to appear in person at the Russian embassy in either Edinburgh or London. We will send you full application details, including your invitation letter, approximately eight weeks prior to your holiday. Please note that you can not obtain your visa until you have received your invitation letter from us. The cost of the visa is approximately £110 per person if obtained directly. The cost is approximately £187 per person if using the services of our preferred visa agency - CITB. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the visa expiration date.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Booking optional excursions

If you'd like to join any of the optional excursions on this tour, please be aware that they are only available in advance and that it will not be possible to book them once you arrive on holiday.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

*Low deposit of £75 per person applies to new bookings made between 7th February and 31st March 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Moscow and St Petersburg Reviews collected by Reevoo

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Moscow & St PetersburgScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 223 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Ballycastle Couple
Excellent experience. Superb tour guides. Wonderful optional excursions. Comfortable hotels.
Confirmed traveller: 10 November 2016
Published on: 13 November 2016
(7 out of 10)


Margate Couple
An insight into a different culture
Some amazing sights and architecture
Confirmed traveller: 27 October 2016
Published on: 05 November 2016
(9 out of 10)


Newcastle upon Tyne Couple
Absolutely loved the holiday. Moscow was a revelation. Not at all how it is portrayed by the media. A stunning city. Really enjoyed St Petersburg too although on reflection should have perhaps visited in the summer as we were not able to see Peterhof and its fountain.

Excellent guides in both cities who really knew their history. Decent hotels and excellent food.

There is so much to see in both cities and we will definitely return. A first-class holiday and the favourite in a year which included the West Coast of America, Portugal and Spain.
Confirmed traveller: 27 October 2016
Published on: 02 November 2016
(9 out of 10)


Birmingham Friends
Very well organised, trouble free and easy. Tour guides very knowledgeable. Only disappointment was the quality of the food at the Feel Your Self Russian evening.
Confirmed traveller: 27 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016
(10 out of 10)


Kingston Single traveller
My holiday was excellent, we did and saw so much in one day
It was amazing, but it went far to fast. Well done the hotels were good breakfast was very good. Tour guides were excellent. Thank you
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2016
Published on: 05 November 2016