Trip Overview

Russian Winter

Tour rating: 4.76 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Traveling to Russia during wintertime is like stepping into a fairytale. Explore the legendary sights of Moscow and Saint Petersburg with our professional guides and enjoy the best Russian winter activities including ice skating on the Red Square, riding on a traditional troika, and a lot more! Furthermore, apart from the great accommodation, perfect logistics, and remarkable program, this tour offers complimentary Russian visa processing.

Russian Winter

7 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
From
$2,385
Tour rating: 4.76 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Traveling to Russia during wintertime is like stepping into a fairytale. Explore the legendary sights of Moscow and Saint Petersburg with our professional guides and enjoy the best Russian winter activities including ice skating on the Red Square, riding on a traditional troika, and a lot more! Furthermore, apart from the great accommodation, perfect logistics, and remarkable program, this tour offers complimentary Russian visa processing.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

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 so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful 8-hour city tour around the most outstanding Moscow landmarks.

During the tour you explore a fairy tale Red Square that is especially charming in winter with all this sparkling snow covering the bright domes of the St. Basil's Cathedral, see the brightly illuminated exteriors of the GUM and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Then you explore one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the the Kremlin. You go inside the Kremlin walls to visit it's famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery & Metro Ride
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

Then you enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour you are transferred to the train station where you board a 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 and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

Welcome to Moscow

Where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride.

train
Moscow
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a short train ride between the two treasure cities in Russia. The high-speed Sapsan train will provide the highest level of comfort and the shortest travel duration.

Saint Petersburg

second destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
St. Petersburg City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg. 

During the tour you visit the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which stands on the site where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, and 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.

Later you proceed to the Museum of Russian Vodka where you learn how vodka has been made and consumed over the ages and then have the chance to try out several different vodkas and traditional Russian snacks.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Visit to the Hermitage Museum
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, in the halls of the Winter Palace.

They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Trip to Pushkin & Troyka Ride
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver who take you to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. 

During the tour you take a walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

Later this day you enjoy a traditional Russian amusement - a famous Russian troyka ride. After the tour you return to St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour! After breakfast your driver transfers 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.

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Corinthia Hotel, St. Petersburg
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Set right in the heart of the scenic city of St. Petersburg, the Corinthia combines an elegant design and offers impeccable service, providing everything you need for a great stay. All rooms are light and spacious and are fitted with great amenities.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the gem of Russia truly worth exploring while in the country. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great back in 1703, it is now called the City of Tsars because of its magnificent architecture and eventful history.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Your choice of the finest hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
  • High-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Russian vodka tasting;
  • Russian troika ride;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • Moscow Subway ride;
  • Day trip to Pushkin and Russian troyka (horse) ride;
  • Included Russian visa processing.

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack warm comfortable walking shoes and a couple of warm sweaters as Russian winters are quite cold.
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