Russian Winter | 7-day Private tour to Russia
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Russian Winter

7 days2 cities
Russia1 country
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Private tour to Russia
Immerse into the fairytale Russian winter. Resting under the white blanket of snow after the summertime heat, Russian capitals of Moscow & St. Petersburg expose guests to exciting winter activities like riding on a traditional troika, ice skating on the Red Square and a lot more! Apart from an opportunity to make some unforgettable memories, touring one of the most mysterious countries in the world, this itinerary also offers complimentary visas.
7 days2 cities
Russia1 country
From
$2,385
Moscow, Russia
3
days
Russia

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

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Moscow

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.

2
day
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin

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 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.

3
day
Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery & Metro Ride

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.

Your choice of Hotels

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

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow

Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

train
Moscow
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
4
days
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
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
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 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.

5
day
Visit to the Hermitage 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.

6
day
Trip to Pushkin & Troyka Ride

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.

7
day
Departure from St. Petersburg

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.

Your choice of Hotels

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

Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg

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

  • 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.