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The Heart of Russia

Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews
Small group tour to Russia

Our highest-rated program. Best luxury hotels, detailed touring, complimentary visas, special add-ons, and first-class experience for a group of maximum 14 people. This is a truly enriching program with seamless logistics and top-notch service, at every step.

The Heart of Russia

7 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Small group tour to Russia
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$2,636
Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews

Our highest-rated program. Best luxury hotels, detailed touring, complimentary visas, special add-ons, and first-class experience for a group of maximum 14 people. This is a truly enriching program with seamless logistics and top-notch service, at every step.

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Moscow

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

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 to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery
City tour
Museum

Today you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful 5-hour city tour around magnificent Moscow landmarks.

You start by visiting the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, then observe the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction, and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Later you pay a visit to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

In the evening you board the Radisson boat and set off on the amazing 2,5-hour Night cruise to see stunning Moscow from the waterside.

Breakfast and a welcome drink on the boat are included.

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Day 3
Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the fancy Red Square and the Kremlin.

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and set off on a 5-hour walking tour. You start with the Red Square, admire the famous GUM department store and go inside the Kremlin walls to visit its 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.

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Day 4
Moscow Subway & Stalin's Bunker Tour
Museum

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and 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.

Then you are transferred to the train station where you board the 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 platform and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
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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.

Welcome to Moscow

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

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
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
St. Petersburg City Tour & Folk Show
City tour
Show

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).

Then 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.

In the evening you enjoy a fascinating Folk Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. After the show you are transferred back to your hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Tour of the Hermitage Museum & Boat Ride
Museum
Boat ride

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art. 

During the tour you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, as well as the General Staff building and the famous Diamond Room that contains the unique collection of priceless gems belonging to the Romanov family.

After lunch, you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Day 7
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes 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.

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Grand Hotel Europe, Saint Petersburg
5

The Nevsky Prospekt is home to some of the most beautiful sites in the world. The Kazan Cathedral, the elegant Stroganov Palace, dozens of 18th-century churches with varying degrees of extravagance - and the unsurpassed hotel wonder, the five-star Grand Hotel Europe.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

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

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 5-star hotels in Moscow (St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel) and St. Petersburg (Belmond Grand Hotel Europe);
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Lunches and dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Executive airport transfers and business class transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, Moscow subway, Bunker 42, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & General Staff Building, Diamond Room of the Hermitage;
  • Moscow boat ride & welcome drink;
  • Folk show at the Nikolaevsky Palace;
  • Private boat ride and hydrofoil ride in St-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;
  • 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, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

Russian visa

Russian visa

No-line admission to Russian sights

Top sights

Remarkable downtown hotels

Downtown hotels

Award-winning service

Top-notch service

 
  • Petite group size of no more than 14 people
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Visit of Stalin's secret Bunker 42
  • Museums visited: Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin Armoury Chamber, Hermitage Museum & Diamond Room
  • Folk show at the Nikolaevsky Palace
  • Boat rides in Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • 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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