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Moscow to St Petersburg
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Moscow to St Petersburg
7 days
From $1,799
Tour code: DE-118
  • Moscow City Tour
  • Traditional Russian Welcome
  • State Hermitage & Peterhof Palace Visit

Discover the heritage of a warm and welcoming country

Two cities, both alike in proudly displaying their culture and history, give you the chance to discover the heritage of a warm and welcoming country still emerging from its soviet shell.

from $1799

What's included?

  • Guided by an expert Rail Discoveries tour manager
  • Six nights accommodation in centrally-located 3-4-star hotels
  • Handcrafted itinerary with all the must-see sights
  • Scenic travel by rail and coach
  • 9 meals - 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Local guides for a personalised experience
  • Group transfers to and from the airport on day of arrival and departure

Itinerary

1
Arrive Moscow

A powerhouse of history and artistry, Moscow is a city full of famous sites and World Heritage wonders. Relax with fellow travellers before meeting your tour manager. Tonight, be treated to a Russian Welcome Ceremony.

Stay: Three Nights, Moscow, Park Inn by Radisson Sadu

Daily :
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2
Moscow

HOT TIP!
Conspiracy theorists beware of Moscow’s ‘Golden Brains’, a mass of metal atop the city's RAN building that some believe transmits mind-control signals. Perhaps best to pack some tinfoil, just in case.

With a local guide, move from one landmark to the next as you learn about the city’s fascinating past on a tour. Sparrow Hill offers great panoramic views, while the Temple of the Holy Trinity and Moscow State University make for photogenic backdrops. Enjoy a visit to Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb and the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral, before entering the Kremlin and Armoury Museum.

Daily :
    •    Breakfast

 

3
Moscow

HOT TIP!
Write your names on a padlock and lock it to a metal tree along the Moscow River. Then, toss the key away for good luck.

Today you’ll experience the city’s grand underbelly and Soviet-era metro stations. Your guide will explain how Stalin’s visions were reflected in the decor, chandeliers, sculptures and mosaics he commissioned, before taking a stroll down the cobblestoned pedestrian-only Arbat Street. During free time in the afternoon, perhaps hunt through the boutiques at the GUM arcade or learn of the area’s rail history at the Museum of the Moscow Railway.

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4
Moscow - St. Petersburg

After a morning at leisure, head to St. Petersburg aboard the high-speed Sapsan train, named after the world's fastest bird. Reaching speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, relax as you glide through the Russian countryside, passing farm houses, towns and forests. Feel like shopping? The Galeria is within easy walking distance of your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, St. Petersburg, Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky

Daily :
    •    Breakfast
    •    Dinner

 

5
St. Petersburg

Avoid the queues today with an early entrance and tour at the State Hermitage Museum, the second-largest art museum in the world. Good luck trying to take in all of the three million items in its collection. After, learn why World Heritage-listed Peterhof Palace is called the Russian Versailles. Renowned for its vast gardens and rich architecture, admire the glittering façades and see some of the country's finest artwork. With an evening free, Rubinstein Street calls, brimming with cafés, bars and restaurants.

Daily :
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6
St. Petersburg

HOT TIP!
Check out St. Petersburg’s new cultural hotspot, New Holland. On this once-forgotten island, former World War II storage hangers are now home to evolving projects such as modern bars, movie theatres, art exhibitions and gardens.

Dig deeper with a free day to explore. Perhaps drop into the Faberge Museum and see the fabled Imperial Easter Eggs, enjoy unique views of the city on a canal tour, or down a few at the Russian Vodka Museum. Tonight, gather for one final local dinner.

Daily :
    •    Breakfast
    •    Dinner

7
Depart St. Petersburg


It's time to say goodbye today, but you'll have memories that will last forever.

Daily :
    •    Breakfast

 

General Terms & Conditions:

All prices and savings shown are in Australian currency. A limited number of offers are available until sold out. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers unless specified. Subject to availability. Available on new bookings only. May be withdrawn at any time. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required within 3 days of booking. Full payment is required 100 days prior to departure.

Travel with Friends: 

Save up to $200 per couple when six or more people book together on the same tour, and book that tour at the same time. Discount is combinable with launch offers and not combinable with any other group discount.

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