The Best Luxury Tour in Russia
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Platinum Russia

11 days2 cities
Russia1 country
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Private tour to Russia

Creme-de-la-creme edition of our signature Moscow - St. Petersburg tour. Experience Russian capitals like a tsar staying at top-notch luxury hotels in the heart of the city. Our best local guides will be taking you on exciting sightseeing tours to Russia's most exquisite venues. This itinerary offers the ultimate luxury experience of Moscow & St. Petersburg and complimentary visas.

11 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Moscow, Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

Day by day
Day-by-day program
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the glorious capital of Russia - Moscow! Your private driver and our representative meet you at the airport and transfer you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

In the evening you meet you guide and driver at the hotel lobby and head for the restaurant, where you enjoy a welcome dinner that provides you with a great opportunity to get acquainted with your guide and discuss the exciting journey that awaits you ahead.

  • Please note: in the case of late arrival, dinner can be shifted to the next day

Dinner is included.

Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, admire a beautiful facade of the famous GUM department store, see one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time allows) and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Later you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit 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 your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Exploring the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

After breakfast you have a wonderful sightseeing tour devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin.

You have a guided tour of this historical fortress, where you visit the famous Square of Four Cathedrals and go inside one of its gorgeous cathedrals decorated with magnificent frescoes.

Your tour also includes a visit to its wonderful 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.

Moscow Subway & Stalin's Bunker Tour

Following breakfast, you enjoy discovering 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.

After the Subway ride, you head to the famous Bunker 42 for a private tour. There you explore the bunker, see the imitation of the nuclear missile launch, observe Stalin's office and conference room.

  • Note: descending and ascending from the depth of 65 meters is carried out on foot, so people with disabilities and children under the age of 8 are not allowed to enter the territory of Bunker 42.

After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Sapsan Ride to Saint Petersburg

Today upon check out from your hotel, meet your guide and driver and head for the railway station. There you board the modern high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to St. Petersburg in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

Upon arrival you guide and driver meet you at the station platform and take you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. After check-in enjoy a Welcome cocktail at the hotel with your guide and fellow travelers and discuss the upcoming exploration of the Venice of the North.

Breakfast and welcome drink included.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow

This 5-star hotel is part of the Hyatt family of hotels. Located near many of Moscow's metro stations and within five minutes walk to Tverskaya Street, the Ararat Park is yet another of Moscow's hotel gems.

Saint Petersburg
4 hrs

Enjoy a fast connection between the Russian capitals in as little as 4 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, Russia

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

Day by day
Day-by-day program
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, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions (no entrances included).

After lunch you 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. Then you go inside to the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

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

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Visit to the Hermitage Museum & Diamond Room

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum before hours to avoid large crowds. Hermitage 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.

You also go inside the famous Diamond Room, that contains the unique collection of priceless gems belonging to the Romanov family as well as visit the General Staff Building to admire the 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.

Trip to Peterhof

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. The highlight of the tour is a unique hydrofoil ride back to Saint Petersburg.

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

Breakfast is included.

Trip to Pushkin

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye 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 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.

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

Breakfast is included.

Tour of the Faberge Museum and Boat Ride

After breakfast your guide meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to one of the the most beautiful palaces in Saint Petersburg - the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts.

A private boat ride along the beautiful canals and rivers of the Russian Northern capital comes as a final chord to your exploration of Saint Petersburg.

After the tour you return to your hotel. In the evening you enjoy Farewell dinner in a company of your guide and fellow travelers.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - Saint Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and driver and head for the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you have 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.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Corinthia Hotel Grand Deluxe Room, St. Petersburg

Thanks to its beneficial location, Corinthia Hotel is an ideal option to explore the heart of St. Petersburg and its major attractions. This elegant hotel boasts a modern fitness center and an outstanding restaurant. 

What's included

  • Accommodation at the luxurious 5-star hotels in Moscow and Saint Petersburg in upgraded rooms;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Lunches, welcome drinks and dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Guide assistance at the airports and train stations;
  • Porterage at the railway stations;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • First class high-speed train Sapsan tickets from Moscow to Saint Petersburg;
  • Entrance tickets in Moscow: to St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow subway, Tretyakov Gallery (Main Building), Kremlin Territory, Armoury Chamber, Stalin's Bunker;
  • Entrance Tickets in Saint Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaacs Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum, before hours entrance to Hermitage and General Staff Building, Diamond Room of the Hermitage, Pushkin Park, Catherine's Palace, Peterhof Park and Bath Cottage;
  • Private boat ride in Saint 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;
  • 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

  • Exclusive day-by-day itinerary
  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Day trips to Peterhof & Pushkin
  • Stalin's Bunker 42 tour
  • Exploring the Diamond Room in the Hermitage Museum
  • Visiting the Faberge Museum & Tretyakov Gallery
  • Relaxing boat ride along St. Petersburg canals
  • 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.