Overview

St. Petersburg - 4 nights
Moscow - 3 nights

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RUSSIAN CAPITALS

Discover the capitals of the world’s biggest country: St. Petersburg and Moscow, linked by the high-speed ‘Sapsan’ train

St. Petersburg, the most beautiful of Russian cities, was the vision of Peter the Great who, in 1703, ordered its construction beginning with the Fortress of Peter & Paul, a stronghold guarding the mouth of the Neva River; later bringing the finest European architects to create an elegant ensemble of palatial buildings. Built on a hundred islands and criss-crossed by canals and innumerable bridges, it is a city of palaces, churches and cathedrals.

Moscow was the capital of Russia from the early 15th century. In the 18th century, the influence of Italian and French architects, which so inspired St. Petersburg, spread to Moscow and the surrounding countryside and it was thus that the great families of the period erected splendid houses and palaces.

Red Square in Moscow is one of the largest of its kind and is flanked by St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM department store and at its very heart, the Kremlin. Originally a fortress, this 60-acre architectural icon houses some of Russia’s finest churches, palaces and monasteries.

Key Features

Cultural Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides
Central Hotels
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 – 28

 

Special Event

Fabergé Museum Visit

A guided tour of the private Fabergé Museum. The museum houses a fabulous collection of items by Fabergé, including the largest collection of Fabergé eggs.

This was a fantastic holiday and I would highly recommend it.

Karen Brooks
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Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to St. Petersburg. Transfer to your chosen hotel for four nights.

Day 2 A morning tour viewing St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty and the Church on the Spilled Blood. Afternoon visit to the private Fabergé Museum. (B)

Day 3 Free day. Optional excursion to Catherine and Pavlovsk palaces (£95). (B)

Day 4 Visit Peter & Paul Fortress and cathedral and later, the Hermitage. Remain at the Hermitage or explore the city independently. (B)

Day 5 Afternoon journey on the Sapsan high-speed train to Moscow (4 hrs 15 mins). Transfer to your chosen hotel for three nights. (B)

Day 6 Tour of Moscow including the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery where such notables as Chekhov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich are buried. Enjoy a short tour of Moscow’s impressive Metro. (B)

Day 7 A morning visit to the Kremlin including the collections of the Armoury and Assumption and Archangel Michael Cathedrals. (B)

Day 8 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

2019

per person in a twin/double room 
Standard Accommodation 
British Airways from Heathrow*

Date Price
September 30 £1145
October 14 £1095
November 11 £1125

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £205
(Jul £335; Aug/Sep £255)

Accommodation Upgrades

Superior Accommodation – £155
(Aug/Sep/Oct £275)
Single supplement £385
(Nov £265)

Deluxe Accommodation – £485
Single supplement £625 
(Oct/Nov £495)

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe from £675

Extension Options

Extension - Vladimir/Suzdal (Jul-Oct only)
2 nights – £575
Single supplement £60

Extension - Veliky Novgorod (pre-tour)
Volkhov Hotel - 2 nights £495 
Single supplement £70

Extra Nights - St. Petersburg
Hotel Asteria (Standard)
(per night) £35
(Jul £65, Aug/Sep £45)
Single supplement £25
(Jul £55, Aug/Sep £40, Oct/Nov £30)
Hotel Ambassador (Superior)
(per night) £75 
(Nov £40, Jul 8 £110)
Single supplement £55 
(Nov £25)
Taleon Imperial Hotel (Deluxe)
Price on Request

Extra Nights - Moscow
Park Inn Sadu (Standard)
(per night) £45
Single supplement £35
Kadashevskaya Hotel (Superior)
(per night) £75
Single supplement £55
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski (Deluxe)
(per night) £110
Single supplement £80

Privately Guided

Add £695 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £300
Arrival transfer add £55 
Departure transfer add £75

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
Aeroflot from London Gatwick to St. Petersburg and return from Moscow to London Heathrow on these dates: Sep 30, Oct 14, Nov 11.

 

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