Moscow and St. Petersburg - deluxe program

Our 9-day/8-night Moscow and St. Petersburg tour is a program that combines the two capitals and allows you to go all year round! Even during the winter months! Only 2 participants are needed and the departure is confirmed! Upon request, it is possible to increase the number of overnight stays in both one and both cities.

The deluxe program includes special guided tours, including the marvelous Armory of the Moscow Kremlin and the summer residence of Catherine II in Pushkin.

The winter months, although temperatures can be extreme (up to -30° degrees...) offer tourists a particular atmosphere: everything is white, full of snow, ice falling from the trees...

In April the snow melts and temperatures rise and then people start walking through the streets of the center or in the parks. The days are getting longer, in June the sun sets already after 9pm and in St. Petersburg you can witness the phenomenon of the White Nights. Red Square comes alive with tourists and Muscovites taking lots of photos, the same goes for Palace Square in St. Petersburg or the long Nevsky Prospect.
From Moscow to Saint-Petersburg Deluxe program
Transfer from airport / railways station to the hotel, check in.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Kremlin + 1 Cathedral tour + Armory chamber tour (3-4 h).
There are dozens of Kremlin in Russia, but Moscow one has no equal. Because the Moscow Kremlin is not just a historical defensive structure. This is the heart of Russia. The main spiritual and political center of the country. Her pride and glory. The official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Attraction № 1 in Moscow.
Familiarity with the Armory Chamber will be interesting to absolutely all guests, because there is an exhibition of precious items that have been stored for centuries in the Patriarch's sacristy and the Royal Treasury. Here you will see the Royal coronation dress and vestments of the patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, a rich collection of silver and gold products, carriages, carriages, and, of course, weapons. And these are not ordinary historical exhibits, but the rarest examples that testify to the high skill of our distant ancestors, products that take your breath away.
Time for lunch (lunch is not included).
Bus city tour.
Return to the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery (3-4 h).
One of the largest pearls among the world's famous museums is the Tretyakov gallery, whose Creator, patron, entrepreneur and collector P. Tretyakov is known even to those who are infinitely far from painting and art. This Museum is included in the list of objects # 1, which every foreigner who comes to the capital of Russia dreams of seeing. We invite you to one of the most interesting art museums in the world with the largest collection of works of Russian fine art. Meeting the world of art is always a holiday. Give yourself bright emotions and unforgettable impressions!
Lunch in a local café.
Novodevichy convent tour (2 h).
The Novodevichy Convent is not just another historical site on the map of Moscow. This is one of the main attractions, a monument of deep antiquity, a striking example of Moscow Baroque, the most beautiful of the monasteries of the capital, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The impregnable fortress-monastery is known for serving as a place of voluntary or forced imprisonment for many noble women of past eras.
Return to the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Moscow Metro + Arbat tour (3-4 h)
We invite you to peek into the Moscow underground life visiting the subway of the capital. The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called “the people’s palaces”, for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was.
After that, we invite you to take a walk through one of the most “iconic” places of the capital – Arbat Street, where it is always noisy, fun, bright and festive. But we will not be interested in the performances of artists, but in the history and architecture of the most romantic street in Moscow. You will hear a lot of interesting stories about the apartment buildings that were located here, and their residents. The stones of the Arbatskaya pavement remember L. Tolstoy and S. Yesenin, A. Pushkin and his young wife N. Goncharova, A. Blok and B. Pasternak. No wonder, probably, it was here that the heroes of the famous novel “War and Peace” were “registered”. We invite you to take a walk around the Old Arbat!
Return to the hotel.
Free day.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from hotel to the railway station in Moscow.
Sapsan speed train from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg.
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel in Saint-Petersburg.
Check in.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Bus city tour with visit to visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Peter and Paul fortress in Saint Petersburg is the oldest architectural monument in the city. The date of Foundation of the fortress is considered the date of Foundation of the Northern capital. The history of the city begins with it. The victory over Sweden in the Northern war required Peter I to urgently settle the conquered territories. An uninhabited island at the mouth of the Neva river attracted the attention of the Emperor when he was choosing a site for the future fortress, the heart of the new capital. The fortifications were built according to the latest fortification science of the time. During the program you will see the ancient defensive structures of the fortress, Trubetskoy Bastion, Commandant's house, Mint, Arsenal, Guardhouse and the main attraction of the fortress-Peter and Paul Cathedral, which houses the tomb of Peter the Great and other Russian emperors. You will admire the gilded spire of the Cathedral, which is crowned by the figure of a flying angel – the main symbol of Saint-Petersburg!
Time for lunch (lunch is not included).
Visit to the Hermitage museum (3 h).
Today we invite you to start your day with a visit to the Hermitage. With the possible exception of the Louvre, there is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Its collection is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety at last count, there were nearly three million works on exhibit. The museum is especially strong in Italian Renaissance, as well as possessing outstanding collections of works by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Matisse. Visitors should also take advantage of its excellent Greek and Roman antiquities collection and its exhibits of Siberian and Central Asian art. Not least among the attractions of the Hermitage is the museum itself, with its fine interior decoration and architectural details.
Return to the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Peterhof tour (lower park) (~5 h).
The suburbs of Saint-Petersburg are famous for their magnificent palaces, which were built for themselves by Russian nobles. Peterhof is one of the most beautiful country residences built in the style of French Versailles. This is a world-famous Palace and Park ensemble and former summer residence, where official receptions, holidays and events were held in the private life of the Royal family. You will take a walk in the Lower Park. In the Park, you can see the world's largest system of fountains with natural pressure and water cascades with rich sculptural decoration (please note that the fountains are open from May to the end of September!). From the top step of the cascade, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Park and the sea channel that connects the marine residence with the Bay. After looking at the magnificent panorama and taking a couple of photos, you will be abale to take a walk through the Park. Here you will see dozens of unique fountains, a chess hill, a Lion cascade, beautiful small palaces, firecracker fountains, a trout pond, a labyrinth, etc.
Lunch in a local café.
Pushkin (Catherine palace + park).
Pushkin's sights are unique architecture in protected areas. Catherine Park of Pushkin is the most striking object. It is a great place to spend time visiting museums, or just walk around, inspired by the beautiful views everywhere. The territory covers 107 hectares and offers a place to admire architectural monuments, walk along picturesque alleys and get a taste of Russian history. You will visit the Catherine Palace with its world-famous Amber room. The modern Catherine Palace is a late Russian Baroque style. It acquired this appearance during the reign of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna thanks to the reconstruction of the architect Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli (1752-1756). The work lasted four years and the 325 – meter-high majestic Palace, named Catherine's Palace in memory of her mother, the first Russian Empress Catherine I, was presented to shocked foreign guests. All the emperors of Russia lived in luxurious paintings, inlays of halls and magnificent interiors of apartments, arranged balls and masquerades, received foreign ambassadors, and celebrated anniversaries.
Return to Saint-Petersburg.
Return to the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day.
Evening folk show with buffet at Nikolaevsky Palace (4 h).
The folklore show in the Nikolaev Palace “Feel yourself Russian” is perhaps the best folklore show in Saint-Petersburg. This is a unique opportunity to experience the history and soul of Russia in one evening! On the main staircase of the palace guests will be greeted by an ensemble of historical and everyday dance. To the sounds of a string quartet, surrounded by elegant ladies and gentlemen, you will forget that in the courtyard is the 21st century. In the program you will find dances and songs of the Stavropol, Don, Kuban Cossacks and dances of other peoples of Russia, Russian folk and church dances. And during the intermission, a buffet table will be prepared for you: Russian snacks, unlimited drinks, delicious desserts.
(* Not available starting from 17 Oct 2021 tour)
A city built over 42 islands, Saint-Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers, canals and channels that seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. Drift along waterways and see Saint-Petersburg from a different angle on a leisurely boat cruise. Pass under some of the city's 400 bridges and admire the 18th-century palaces, amazing cathedrals, and churches as well as many architectural landmarks that line the banks of the Neva River. Affectionately known as the “Venice of the North”, the city rivals Venice and Paris in its romantic atmosphere. Saint-Petersburg was originally built on 33 islands separated by canals in the delta of the Neva River. Now these canals and rivers offer a unique view of the iconic landmarks that dot the city, such as the magnificent Hermitage Museum – one of the largest art museums in the world and the Vasilyevsky Island with its famous Palace Bridge. Glide past historic monuments and landmarks during this cruise and visit otherwise inaccessible areas of the city.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from hotel to the airport / railway station.

For groups of less than 5 pax we reserve the right to use public transportation on short distances.
Groups of different languages can be combined in one bus with individual guides.
Please always consider a single supplement in case you need a single accommodation.
What is included and not included in the tour?
Our prices include:
  • Double accommodation in Moscow in 4* hotel for 4 nights (Holiday Inn Tagansky / Novotel Moscow Center or similar)
  • Double accommodation in Saint-Petersburg in 4* hotel for 4 nights (Holiday inn Moskovskye Vorota / Radisson Inn by Nevsky / Novotel Saint-Petersburg or similar)
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Luggage handling in the hotels
  • Immigration fees in hotel in Saint-Petersburg
  • Sapsan Speed train from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg (economy seats)
  • 2 transfers in Saint-Petersburg and 2 transfers in Moscow
  • Sightseeing bus city tour in Moscow and sightseeing bus city tour in Saint-Petersburg with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian speaking local guides
  • Visa support letter if necessary

Supplementary (for prebooking only):
  • Optional excursions in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg per your request
  • *Optional package can be offered per your request
  • Accommodation and program in Moscow and / or in Saint-Petersburg before or after tour
  • Lunches in city-restaurant in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg
  • Dinner in the hotels or in city restaurant in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg
  • Non obligatory Insurance of medical, medical transport and other expenses
  • Single supplement in hotels. Per pax per tour.* Please always consider a single supplement when the number of pax is odd

* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.
** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.
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