From  £1295
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 £1295 per person
Itinerary Dates
20172018
23 Dec  -  30 Dec
13 Jan  -  20 Jan
27 Jan  -  03 Feb
10 Feb  -  17 Feb
24 Feb  -  03 Mar
10 Mar  -  17 Mar
17 Mar  -  24 Mar
24 Mar  -  31 Mar
31 Mar  -  07 Apr
07 Apr  -  14 Apr
14 Apr  -  21 Apr
21 Apr  -  28 Apr
28 Apr  -  05 May
05 May  -  12 May
12 May  -  19 May
26 May  -  02 Jun
02 Jun  -  09 Jun
14 Jul  -  21 Jul
21 Jul  -  28 Jul
28 Jul  -  04 Aug
04 Aug  -  11 Aug
11 Aug  -  18 Aug
18 Aug  -  25 Aug
25 Aug  -  01 Sep
01 Sep  -  08 Sep
08 Sep  -  15 Sep
15 Sep  -  22 Sep
22 Sep  -  29 Sep
29 Sep  -  06 Oct
06 Oct  -  13 Oct
13 Oct  -  20 Oct
20 Oct  -  27 Oct
03 Nov  -  10 Nov
17 Nov  -  24 Nov
01 Dec  -  10 Dec
22 Dec  -  29 Dec
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 Radisson Blu Sonya
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 Radisson Blu Sonya
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 Radisson Blu Sonya
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 Radisson Blu Sonya
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 £1295 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) & Radisson Blu Sonya (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 £215


Itinerary Dates  
23 Dec 2017
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30 Dec 2017
13 Jan 2018
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20 Jan 2018
27 Jan 2018
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03 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018
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17 Feb 2018
24 Feb 2018
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03 Mar 2018
10 Mar 2018
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17 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
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24 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018
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31 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2018
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07 Apr 2018
07 Apr 2018
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14 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018
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21 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
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28 Apr 2018
28 Apr 2018
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05 May 2018
05 May 2018
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12 May 2018
12 May 2018
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19 May 2018
26 May 2018
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02 Jun 2018
02 Jun 2018
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09 Jun 2018
14 Jul 2018
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21 Jul 2018
21 Jul 2018
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28 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018
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04 Aug 2018
04 Aug 2018
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11 Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018
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18 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018
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25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
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01 Sep 2018
01 Sep 2018
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08 Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018
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15 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018
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22 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018
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29 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018
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06 Oct 2018
06 Oct 2018
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13 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018
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20 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018
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27 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018
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10 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018
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24 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018
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10 Dec 2018
22 Dec 2018
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29 Dec 2018

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, St Petersburg

Tour Accommodation

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......
Hotel  Radisson Blu Sonya
Hotel Radisson Blu Sonya
Hotel Radisson Blu Sonya is located near the Summer Garden and is within walking distance of the main sights of St. Petersburg such as the Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, Admiralty, St. Isaac's......

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