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  • Possibility to add custom activities
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  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Level 1 (easy)
  • Regular tour
Tour Details

Discover the essential of the former and the current capitals of Russia with this tour of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. During the trip, you’ll get to see monuments and visit places that are recognized worldwide as symbols of Russia such as the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Hermitage, beautiful cathedrals and many more…

You’ll get from one city to the other on a high speed train (4 hours). If you want to travel between the two cities during the night, so that you can sleep in the train (8 hours), check out our tour « Images of Russia ».

Notice for Regular Tour: Although the itinerary detailed below starts in Saint Petrsburg and ends in Moscow, it is possible that you’ll start in Moscow and end in Saint Petersburg. It all depends on the chosen date of departure. If you choose a Monday as a date of departure, then you’ll start with Saint Petersburg, if you choose a Thursday, you’ll start with Moscow. No matter which date you choose, you’ll experience the complete tour.

Guaranteed Departures 2020-2021

Moscow (Thrusday)

April 30
May 07, 14, 21, 28
June 04, 11, 18, 25
July 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
August 06, 13, 20, 27
September 03, 10, 17, 24
October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
November 05, 12, 19, 26
December 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
January 07, 14, 21, 28
February 04, 11, 18, 25
March 04, 11, 18, 25
April 01, 08, 15, 22

Saint Petersburg (Monday)

April 27
May 04, 11, 18, 25
June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
July 06, 13, 20, 27
August 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 07, 14, 21, 28
October 05, 12, 19, 26
November 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
December 07, 14, 21, 28
January 04, 11, 18, 25
February 01, 08, 15, 22
March 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
April 05, 12, 19, 26
Itinerary

Day 1Saint Petersburg

Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2Saint Petersburg (BASIC – without Hermitage)

Breakfast. Morning starts with a visit to the Hermitage museum, Russia’s best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The principal building of the Hermitage Museum is the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Czars. Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits and displays a diverse range of art and artifacts from all over the world and from throughout history. The Hermitage collection includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, a unique collection of Rembrandts and Rubens. Lunch.

City sightseeing tour. The historical capital of the Russian Empire invites you to admire its splendid views: the Arts Square with 3 museums and 4 theatres along its perimeter, the Palace Square offering an impressive view of the Baroque Winter Palace; the historical Strelka (Cape) of the Vasilevsky Island; the famous Nevsky Avenue considered the “heart” of the city. We will also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress that is actually considered the place of birth of St. Petersburg. This tour will give you an insight into the history of the city and the Romanovs’ royal dynasty. Free time.

Day 3Saint Petersburg (BASIC – Free Day)

Breakfast. Morning starts with a visit to Peterhof. It is perhaps the St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, the palace was built by Peter the Great initially as a resting place on the way to the Imperial naval base at Kronshtadt. But the Czar was quick to recognize the attractiveness of the area and masterminded a vast estate intended to rival the famous gardens of Versailles. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The enormous park is adorned with statues and pavilions; it boasts the world’s largest system of fountains, earning it the title of the “Russian Versailles”.

Day 4Saint Petersburg – Moscow

Breakfast. Transfer to the train station for the highspeed train to Moscow. Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Dinner.

Day 5Moscow

Breakfast. City sightseeing tour of Moscow. During this tour you will have an excellent opportunity to learn the history of the Russian capital and see the most impressive sights of great historic and cultural value. Red Square, one of the most spacious squares of the world, famous for Lenin’s Mausoleum and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and dominated by the grand Kremlin Kremlin red-brick walls. You will have a chance to see the magnificent tower buildings symbolizing the Soviet Moscow, and also the Cathedral of Christ the Savior that was demolished and then reconstructed as a symbol of the Russian faith. After we will visit the Moscow Subway (Metro) which covers almost the entire territory of the Russian capital. It is one of the world’s most heavily used metro systems. It is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain beautiful examples of socialist realism art. Lunch. Free time.

Day 6 (BASIC – Free Day)Moscow

Breakfast. In the morning, we will visit the Moscow Kremlin. It is the symbol of Moscow and of the entire Russia. This stronghold is the historical, spiritual and political heart of Moscow and the city’s most famous landmark and tourist attraction. Most of the city had been inside the Kremlin walls until the 16th century. It has been rebuilt several times in the past – it was originally wooden – so, its brick walls and towers that we can see today were built in the 15th century. Today the Kremlin is the official residence of the Russian President. Lunch. Free time.

Day 7Moscow (BASIC – Free Day)

Breakfast. In the morning, we will visit Sergiyev Posad. Located 70 km north from Moscow, the historic ensemble of Sergiyev Posad is of great interest for tourists and pilgrims, as it is replete with a range of excellently preserved monuments of the Russian culture, dating back to the 15-17th centuries. The Trinity Lavra of St.Sergius founded in 1337 is famous all over the world and often referred to as the “Russian Vatican”. Lunch. Return to Moscow.

Day 8Moscow

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

*Please, take note that we reserve the right to change the order of visits.

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Why Book With Us?

  • Possibility to add custom activities
  • No limit to the number of visitors
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Handling of invitations for visas

You Got a Question or Want to Customize the Tour?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions. We are also ready to adapt the tour to your specific needs.

+7 (812) 403-00-83

amparus@amparus.ru

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