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Moscow & St Petersburg

7 days from £935*
Departing: July - October 2017
* Price shown: 27 October 2017 from Birmingham - BHX
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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)

Itinerary

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 Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 29 September 2017 £1069
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 20 October 2017 £959
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 27 October 2017 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 29 September 2017 £1035
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 October 2017 £995
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 October 2017 £935
Bristol
Bristol 29 September 2017 £1111
Bristol
Bristol 20 October 2017 £1163
Bristol
Bristol 27 October 2017 £1022
Cardiff
Cardiff 29 September 2017 £1174
Cardiff
Cardiff 20 October 2017 £1061
Cardiff
Cardiff 27 October 2017 £1052
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 29 September 2017 £1157
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 20 October 2017 £1070
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 27 October 2017 £1047
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 September 2017 £1110
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 October 2017 £1016
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 October 2017 £1020
Glasgow
Glasgow 29 September 2017 £1069
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 October 2017 £959
Glasgow
Glasgow 27 October 2017 £959
Humberside
Humberside 29 September 2017 £1247
Humberside
Humberside 20 October 2017 £1148
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 29 September 2017 £1207
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 20 October 2017 £1074
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 27 October 2017 £1107
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 July 2017 £1169
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 September 2017 £1095
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 October 2017 £935
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 October 2017 £935
Manchester
Manchester 29 September 2017 £1035
Manchester
Manchester 20 October 2017 £1015
Manchester
Manchester 27 October 2017 £935
Newcastle
Newcastle 29 September 2017 £1216
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 October 2017 £1099
Newcastle
Newcastle 27 October 2017 £1100
Norwich
Norwich 29 September 2017 £1148
Norwich
Norwich 20 October 2017 £1041
Norwich
Norwich 27 October 2017 £1058

Moscow and St Petersburg Touring Hotels 

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

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. This includes reversing the itinerary. 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.

Moscow & St Petersburg reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Moscow & St PetersburgScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 241 reviews
(8 out of 10)

ALEC

Cheltenham Friends
The First hotel was absolutely fine , but the situation of the second was very disappointing. It was too far from any facilities such as restaurants or bars. Some of the tour group were single and some were ladies in couples so they didn't feel comfortable in going out at night. The other complaint I would make is the hotel was sold as a spa resort hotel , but the spa has yet to be completed. Misadvised on that I feel.
We enjoyed Moscow and St Petersburg the included trips were very informative and useful enough for us to go it alone later in the day.
The airport and train transfers were all well executed.
Confirmed traveller: 27 April 2017
Published on: 15 May 2017
(9 out of 10)

ANNE

yeovil Single traveller
Excellent except for the complaint sent.
Confirmed traveller: 27 April 2017
Published on: 12 May 2017