Duration: 8 Days
This 8-day introductory tour of Russia will lead you to the country’s two largest and most fascinating cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Double the blinis, borscht, and Baroque architecture as you savour the sights, history, and flavours of Russia’s former and current capital. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, the amazement keeps coming with visits to St. Petersburg’s grand, golden-domed St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the impressive Winter Palace complex—once the residence of the czars and now home to the Hermitage, the world’s second largest art museum. A high-speed train to Moscow reveals the legendary Red Square, the stunning Cathedral of Christ the Savior—the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world—and the storied towers, cathedrals, and palaces of the fortified Kremlin.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to St. Petersburg! Free time to explore the city. Your Local Host is available for questions and directions this afternoon and tomorrow morning.
ST. PETERSBURG Free time this morning. At 2 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions. Guided walking tour includes a visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral. Welcome dinner at the hotel with local specialties such as caviar, blini (Russian pancake), pickled cucumber, and vodka. (B,D)
ST. PETERSBURG Guided sightseeing includes the Hermitage Museum. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
Morning drive to visit Catherine's Palace in Pushkin. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
ST. PETERSBURG Sapsan train ride to Moscow.
MOSCOW Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 404 mi / 650 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Moscow with an excursion to the Moscow Underground. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
MOSCOW Guided sightseeing includes the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Armory Museum. Free afternoon and evening.(B)
MOSCOW Visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery. Farewell dinner this evening with Russian champagne and local specialties. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)