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Essential Private Experience of Moscow & Saint Petersburg
Essential Private Experience of Moscow & Saint Petersburg
Essential Private Experience of Moscow & Saint Petersburg
Essential Private Experience of Moscow & Saint Petersburg

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Trip Overview

Fall in love with Russia, setting off on a saturated exploration of two stunning Russian capitals, Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and enjoying the benefits of our tailor-made private package, offering the most impressive hallmarks, great accommodation options and easy connections, all with the best value for money.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.96 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels:
    7 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    1 train ride between cities
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 5 guided city tours
    1 guided day-tour outside the city
  • MEALS
  • 7 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

No meals included.

Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin & the Heart of Moscow

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

After a short break for coffee, you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.

After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the nearby subway station to take a short ride on the Moscow Subway and feel the taste of local life.

Shortly you arrive at the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

Then you have another quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. After the tour, you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Moscow Panoramic City Tour & Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a panoramic Moscow city tour. Today you have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

Today you also see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

After the tour, you are transferred to the train station where you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
St. Petersburg City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square and the Hermitage Museum, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions.

One of the places you enter today is the St. Isaac's Cathedral, which dominates the St. Petersburg skyline and opens outstanding city views, it's lush interiors and golden dome are very impressive.

Next on your list is an entrance to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, you have a tour of the beautiful and recognizable church which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded. You then walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater.

During the tour you also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Tour of the Hermitage Museum

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough.

You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Trip to Peterhof

It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! And today you travel with your guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars.

During the tour, you visit the famous Grand Palace. You get to enjoy the gorgeous interiors of the palace and learn more about its history and Imperial exhibits.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

7 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
7 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

Sample hotels:

  • Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
  • Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Vasilievsky, Saint Petersburg

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory, Moscow subway, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Grand Palace in Peterhof;
  • Regular class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Visa support service (Russian visa invitation);
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, Russian visas, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Touch the history in the red-walled Kremlin of Moscow and cobblestone Red Square with your experienced guide in the capital of Russia;
  • Enjoy the treasure trove of Russian art - Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the former residence of Russian tsars and the vast collection of finest art from all over the world on your tour of the Hermitage Museum;
  • Visit the summer residence of Russsian Tsars, the Grand Palace in Peterhof.
What to Know
  • Russian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$2,300
Deposit $500
Two travelers (double occupancy)
$2,450
Deposit $500
Package type Price
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$2,300
Deposit $500
Two travelers (double occupancy)
$2,450
Deposit $500

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Amazing!! This was probably one of the best trips I have had overseas

Amazing!! This was probably one of the best trips I have had overseas. It was my mother's first ever trip out of the US. She loved it! The Classic Moscow & St. Petersburg tours were well organized and provided great pictures and lots of information. Our tour guide in Moscow was awesome. And our tour guide in St ...

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The Volga Dream Cruise met or even exceeded our expectations

I really enjoyed the trip. We were very pleased with the hotels in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The accommodations were good and the breakfasts were lavish. But the best part was that both hotels were so well located. The guides in both cities were knowledgeable. The Hermitage was so crowded that it made it difficult to ...

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Thank you for planning the trip of a lifetime. Everyone in our group had a great time on the trip. The itinerary that you have planned for us was just what we were hoping. We were already excited about the trip after receiving the itinerary. The trip more than exceeded our expectations. Read more

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Amazing!! This was probably one of the best trips I have had overseas

Amazing!! This was probably one of the best trips I have had overseas. It was my mother's first ever trip out of the US. She ...

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October 16, 2016

The Volga Dream Cruise met or even exceeded our expectations

I really enjoyed the trip. We were very pleased with the hotels in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The accommodations were good...

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