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Regent Highlights of Moscow & St Petersburg

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This popular 8-day tour to Russia’s two greatest cities includes all of the main attractions and more. Visit iconic sights such as the Kremlin, the Red Square, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Hermitage museum. Enjoy some free time to explore independently and uncover even more; perhaps enjoy a visit to the many museums and galleries, or just relax over fresh blini and tea.

  • This essential introduction to Russia’s two greatest cities is the ideal group tour for first-time visitors, offering you a glimpse into the glittering hearts of Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Hit the iconic sights of both cities, with attractions such as Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Hermitage museum all on the agenda
  • Enjoy some free time to explore independently, with the opportunity to choose from Moscow and St Petersburg’s many museums and galleries
  • This is Regent’s most popular group tour to Russia, and with multiple departures available every month, you can choose a time of travel to best suit you
  • Return International flights from the UK
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya (Moscow) & Radisson Blu Sonya (St Petersburg) on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers
  • Tickets in economy class on the high-speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours, except on Moscow metro

Day 1: Moscow

Fly to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel and check in for three nights.

Day 2: Moscow

This morning meet the Moscow tour guide in the hotel lobby, and visit Gorki Leninskie Sanatorium. This is the place where Vladimir Lenin died and the estate, located in the suburbs of Moscow, has three museums in his honour. After lunch, return back to Moscow for a three hour city sightseeing tour. The knowledgeable guide will provide you with a detailed and interesting insight into the history of Moscow and the main points of interest; the tour is an excellent way to appreciate the enormity of the city. (B, L)

Day 3: Moscow

After breakfast head to one of Moscow’s most iconic attractions, the Kremlin. This half day tour includes entrance to the Armoury Chamber, built in 1841 as a weapons and arms factory, which now houses Russian treasures ranging from religious icons to Fabergé eggs. (Please note: excursion time to be confirmed locally by your local guide) In the afternoon, visit Old Arbat Street on a walking/shopping tour. As one of Moscow’s most famous thoroughfares, originally forming a key part of the trade route into Moscow, the street developed into a district for nobility and parliamentary members, before becoming home to artists and intellectuals. The historic influences of Old Arbat combined with its more recent revival as a lively shopping district make it an eclectic and interesting place to spend several hours exploring. Also included is a tour of the most impressive stations of the Moscow Metro. (B)

Day 4: Moscow to St Petersburg

In the morning visit the Tretyakov Gallery to admire the world renowned collection of Russian fine art. After the tour enjoy some free time before transferring to the railway station for the journey to St Petersburg. Travel by Sapsan fast train from Moscow to St Petersburg. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in for a four night stay. (B)

Day 5: St Petersburg

Depart this morning on a three hour morning city tour of St Petersburg by coach, accompanied by a knowledge local guide who will help familiarise you with the city, its history, and points of interest. Enjoy several key sights along the way, with a photo-stop at St Isaac’s Cathedral. This afternoon visit Peter and Paul Fortress; dating back to 1703 the fortress is one of the oldest buildings in St Petersburg and the resting place of Peter the Great. (B)

Day 6: St Petersburg

Meet with your local guide and transfer to the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. An attraction for nearly all visitors to St Petersburg, one could spend weeks exploring the vast collection of outstanding works of the Hermitage. Open to the public since the mid 1800’s, and displaying nearly three hundred thousand artifacts across six buildings this fascinating collection features works from Russia, Europe and Egypt. The guide will be on hand until 1pm, and after this time you may continue at your leisure to explore, or transfer back to the hotel. (B)

In low season Jan-Apr and Oct-Dec—Day 5 & 6 are swapped around so visit the Hermitage on Day 5 and the city tour on Day 6

Day 7: St Petersburg

Visit undoubtedly one of St Petersburg’s most popular attractions, the grand estate of Tsarskoye Selo in the town of Pushkin, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Russian nobility. Admire the lavish late-Baroque Catherine’s Palace with its restored Amber Room, and spend time exploring the picturesque grounds and gardens. (B)

Programme for 2020 departures:

Tours departing between Jan-Apr & Oct-Dec 
Visit undoubtedly one of St Petersburg’s most popular attractions, the grand estate of Tsarskoye Selo in the town of Pushkin, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Russian nobility. Admire the lavish late-Baroque Catherine’s Palace with its restored Amber Room, and spend time exploring the picturesque grounds and gardens. (B)

Tours departing between May & Sep
What better time to visit Peterhof than the summer with its beautiful fountains and the possibility to travel one-way there by hydrofoil?  During these months explore the Summer Palace, located on the Gulf of Finland. Peterhof was the brain child of Peter the Great., where a walk through the palace’s magnificent rooms and imposing halls is a wonderful way to glimpse at the splendour and opulence of Russian Royal family. (B)

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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