Russia

Moscow and St. Petersburg, the country’s two largest cities, are yours to enjoy. As Russia’s political, industrial, scientific and education center, Moscow has something for everyone. St. Petersburg, the imperial capital for 200 years, remains Russia’s cultural center and is a key port on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg is often called “The Venice of the North” because it’s built on more than 100 islands, linked by canals and bridges. Visit Red Square and the Kremlin, take the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, discover the Hermitage’s incomparable collections and tour Peter the Great’s opulent summer palace.

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Language

Russian

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +3

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Russian Ruble (RUB)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

40° F (Moscow & St. Petersburg)

Russia Expedition

Moscow & St. Petersburg, Yesterday & Today

Russian Faberge Egg Jewelry Box

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Arrive in Moscow

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

Day 2 – MOSCOW

Private full-day tour:

  • The Kremlin – State Armoury, Russian & European Carriages
  • Assumption & Archangel Cathedrals
  • Red Square – Lenin’s Tomb, St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Moscow Metro

Accommodations: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – MOSCOW

Private full-day tour:

  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
  • Sparrow Hills Observation Platform
  • Tretyakov Gallery – St. Nicholas in Tolmachi Cathedral

Optional evening at the Bolshoi Ballet 

      (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – MOSCOW / ST. PETERSBURG

Private transfer to station for train to St. Petersburg

       (reserved seat)

Private transfer to hotel

Private evening tour:

  • Canal boat journey
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – ST. PETERSBURG

Private full-day tour:

  • The Hermitage – Winter Palace Art Collections
  • Nevsky Prospect, the Admiralty & Vasilevsky Island
  • Peter & Paul Fortress

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – ST. PETERSBURG – PETERHOF

Private full-day tour:

  • Peterhof – Peter the Great’s summer estate on the Gulf of Finland

Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil

  • Fabergé Museum

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – ST. PETERSBURG – TSARSKOE SELO (PUSHKIN)

Morning private tour of “the Tsar’s village:”

  • Catherine Palace – summer residence

Afternoon private visit to Yusupov (Moika) Palace, site of 

      the murder of Rasputin

Accommodations: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – ST. PETERSBURG / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $6,690 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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When to go:

Best times are from April to October

What to eat:

Borscht (beet soup), Pelmeni (meat dumplings), Blini (wheat pancake)

What to pack:

Comfortable conservative clothing; evening attire for the ballet; jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & dress shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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