8 Day Luxury St Petersburg to Moscow Hydrfoil and Train Tour
From the grand baroque of St Petersburg to Moscow's iconic treasures, Russia is an enigma that just has to be sampled by any serious traveller.
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Day by day
First Day Welcome to St. Petersburg
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Airport transfers depart from St. Petersburg Airport at 14:30 and 17:00. In the evening, meet your Tour Director for a warm, friendly Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. (WR),(D)
Second Day Take in the Sights of St. Petersburg
Morning sightseeing with a Local Expert includes views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. Travel down Nevsky Prospekt for views of the great Cathedral of Kazan and onion-domed Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional experience to the small town of Tsarskoe Selo, now called Pushkin, to visit the beautiful Catherine Palace? (BB)
Third Day we Cruise by Hydrofoil to Petrodvorets
Cruise by hydrofoil along the Baltic shore to Peter the Great's summer residence of Petrodvorets, that for over 200 years was used for official ceremonies, lavish feasts and formal receptions. Alight to explore the fabulous gardens and cascading fountains. (BB)
Fourth Day we visit the Hermitage Museum
Visit the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest museums. Located in the Winter Palace, wander through this fabulous collection of paintings and objects d'art, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore, shop or relax. (BB)
Fifth Day we board Sapsan Train to Moscow
In the morning, perhaps visit the former residence of the Yusupov family and the scene of Rasputin's murder before boarding your high speed Sapsan train to Moscow? On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a leisurely three-night stay. (BB)
Hotel: Radisson Royal, Moscow
Sixth Day we Explore Moscow
Begin your exploration of the Russian capital with a Local Expert. Start in Red Square, lined by Moscow's landmark buildings. At one end rises the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, in front of the Kremlin stands Lenin's Mausoleum, while on the opposite side, the grand GUM department store offers a variety of glamorous goods. During your stay, you will also visit one of the Metro stations which Stalin called ‘palaces for the people'. Gain a local insight into the themes depicted among the marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. In your free time, why not witness the crown jewels and Fabergé Egg collection of the Imperial Russian Family? (BB)
Hotel: Radisson Royal, Moscow
Seventh Day its Moscow and the Kremlin Fortress
In the morning you are at leisure in the Russian capital. Perhaps visit the Borodino Panorama Exhibition or take an optional experience to Zagorsk - renowned as a centre of ancient Russian art and architecture? In the afternoon, walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress to visit one of the Cathedrals. On your last night, enjoy delicious food, great wine and wonderful company at your evening Celebration Dinner. (BB),(CD)
Hotel: Radisson Royal, Moscow
Eighth Day we Depart Moscow
Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport at 05:00, 08:00 and 11:00 and at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 05:00, 10:00 and 13:00. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home. (BB)
Moscow: Join in a fun-filled Celebration Dinner that straddles the culinary East to West divide and includes drinks to toast to your newfound friends.
9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
- St. Petersburg: Sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you St. Isaac's Cathedral, the fortress of St. Peter and Paul and Decembrists' Square. With a Local Expert, explore the spectacular Hermitage Museum - one of the world's great repositories of European art and housed in the stunning former Winter Palace of the Tsars. Drive down Nevsky Prospekt to see the Cathedral of Kazan.
- Petrodvorets: Cruise by hydrofoil to Peter the Great's Summer Palace, built to rival Versailles. Explore the formal gardens, bursting with thunderous cascades, sparkling fountains and golden statues.
- High Speed Train: 'Sapsan' in Russian means 'falcon'. Relax in modern luxury and comfort, while you swoop by rail, from St. Petersburg to Moscow in just four hours.
- Moscow: With a Local Expert, walk inside the walls of the Kremlin Fortress, see St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the opulent Metro stations. Tour Red Square and Lenin's tomb.
An expert Tour Director, at the pinnacles of their careers, will smooth your way throughout your journey.
They are your ‘travelling concierges', expert guides, consummate organisers and friends in a foreign land.
Enjoy the unique comfort of our luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom.
It's business class comfort.
Personal radio headsets, gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
Plus we include all taxes and porter-age charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel WiFi.
From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local titbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days. One-way train journey from St Petersburg to Moscow.
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- This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
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