The Soul of Two Capitals | 11-day Private tour to Russia
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The Soul of Two Capitals

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Cross Russia off your bucket list of "must" journeys of a lifetime with the ultimate private itinerary, built around your preferences. Enjoy all the unmissable sights with local pros, stay at best 5-star central hotels, private transfers, free visas, and plenty of free time to explore on your own. 

The Soul of Two Capitals

11 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
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$3,418
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews

Cross Russia off your bucket list of "must" journeys of a lifetime with the ultimate private itinerary, built around your preferences. Enjoy all the unmissable sights with local pros, stay at best 5-star central hotels, private transfers, free visas, and plenty of free time to explore on your own. 

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
5 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Moscow Panoramic City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and embark on a 4-hour panoramic city tour of Moscow. 

Day 3
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour

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.

Day 4
Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Subway Tour & Moscow by Night
Museum
City 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. Then visit the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery.

Day 5
Market Tour & Russian Cooking Class
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast, you meet with our representative and are taken on an exclusive cooking class to get the real taste of Russia.

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
5

Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

train
Moscow
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min
Enjoy a fast connection between the Russian capitals in as little as 3.5 hours. The modern Sapsan bullet train is one of the most time-saving and high-comfort travel options with outstanding onboard amenities and comfortable seats.

Saint Petersburg

second destination
6 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Train to Saint-Petersburg & Panoramic City Tour with a Boat Ride
City tour
Boat ride

Following breakfast and check-out you take a high-speed train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, you are met by your private guide, who takes you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

Day 7
Imperial Porcelain Master Class & Vodka Museum Visit
Museum
Tasting

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and proceed with your private driver to the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Later this day, you have private guided tour of the Russian Vodka Museum.

Day 8
Trip to Pushkin
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and head with your private driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) about an hour south from St. Petersburg.

Day 9
Tour of the Hermitage Museum, Savior on Spilled Blood & Saint-Petersburg by Night Tour
Museum
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

Day 10
Trip to Peterhof
Day tour

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 private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars.

Day 11
Departure
Transfer

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

Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
5

The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4 or 5-star hotels in Moscow (Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow / St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow) and 4 or 5-star hotels in St. Petersburg (Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg / Grand Hotel Europe, Saint 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 & Amber Chamber, Moscow subway, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Vodka Museum Visit, Hermitage Museum, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, Pushkin Park and Catherine's Palace;
  • Activities: Russian Cooking Class and Imperial Porcelain Master Class;
  • 1st class tickets for Radisson boat ride on Moskva river;
  • Private boat ride in Saint-Petersburg;
  • Hydrofoil ride from Peterhof to Saint-Petersburg;
  • Business class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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
  • Day trips to Peterhof & Pushkin
  • Entertaining activities, including a Russian cooking class and Porcelain Master Class
  • Vodka Museum visit and tasting
  • 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 comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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