From  £1195
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Ideal for the first time visitor to Russia
  • Travel by Moscow's Metro
  • Explore the Hermitage Museum
  • Discover the Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Visit Pushkin's lavish palace
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Highlights of Moscow & St Petersburg Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1195 per person
This essential introduction to Russia’s two greatest cities is the ideal tour for first time visitors. Moscow and St Petersburg vie for supremacy in Russia but they both possess their own unique charms; Moscow with its air of chintzy glamour and iconic landmarks and St Petersburg with its classical grandeur, serene canals and Parisian sophistication.
 
Our popular 8-day tour includes the main attractions and also allows free time for independent exploration to discover the many museums and galleries, or perhaps to just relax over fresh blini and tea at an outdoor café. For a special evening’s entertainment, ask a Regent Russia Specialist about booking tickets to a world-class performance at Moscow’s Bolshoi or St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. Travelling by train is a quintessential Russian experience. On this tour take the express Sapsan (meaning Peregrine Falcon) Train between Moscow and St Petersburg which travels at speeds of up to 155mph and takes just over four hours.
 
 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Fly to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel and check in for three nights. (B)
Accommodation
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
         
DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
This morning meet the Moscow tour guide at 9.30am 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)
Accommodation
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
         
DAY 3
MOSCOW
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 tour leader). 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)
Accommodation
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
         
DAY 4
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG
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, departing Moscow at 4.30pm and arriving St Petersburg at 8.45pm. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in for a four night stay. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge
           
DAY 5
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
Depart this morning at 10am 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)
Accommodation
Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge
           
DAY 6
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
Meet with your local guide for a 9.30am 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)
Accommodation
Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge
           
DAY 7
ST PETERSBURG
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.
Accommodation
Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge
           
DAY 8
ST PETERSBURG
Spend the morning at leisure until an afternoon departure transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1195 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation at the Novotel Moscow Centre (Moscow) & Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge (St Petersburg) on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers
  • Train tickets in 2-class compartments from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours, except on Moscow metro
  • Please note hotels are subject to change

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Regional Add-ons

Price Notes

These are guaranteed departure tours operated in conjunction with our Russian partners and are not exclusive to Regent Holidays’ clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.

Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change the order of excursions.

Single room supplement from £230
Itinerary Dates  
24 Dec 2016
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31 Dec 2016
14 Jan 2017
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21 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017
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04 Feb 2017
11 Feb 2017
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18 Feb 2017
25 Feb 2017
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04 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017
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18 Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017
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25 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017
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01 Apr 2017
01 Apr 2017
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08 Apr 2017
08 Apr 2017
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15 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017
29 Apr 2017
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06 May 2017
06 May 2017
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13 May 2017
13 May 2017
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20 May 2017
20 May 2017
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27 May 2017
27 May 2017
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03 Jun 2017
SOLD OUT
03 Jun 2017
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10 Jun 2017
Last few places remain
10 Jun 2017
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17 Jun 2017
17 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017
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01 Jul 2017
01 Jul 2017
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08 Jul 2017
08 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017
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22 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017
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29 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017
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05 Aug 2017
05 Aug 2017
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12 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017
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19 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
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26 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
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02 Sep 2017
02 Sep 2017
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09 Sep 2017
09 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017
16 Sep 2017
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23 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
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07 Oct 2017
07 Oct 2017
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14 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017
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21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
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11 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
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25 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017
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09 Dec 2017
23 Dec 2017
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30 Dec 2017

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, St Petersburg

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge
Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge
Hotel Sokos Palace Bridge is located on Vasilievsky Island and named after the famous Palace Bridge located nearby, which leads directly to many of the main sights of St.Petersburg centre such as the......
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel The 4-star Novotel Moscow Centre is located on Yamskogo Polya Street, just off the main streets of Leningradsky and Tverskaya. The iconic Kremlin and the Red Square and......

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