From  £1425
per person
Tour Highlights
  • This essential introduction to Russia’s two greatest cities is the ideal group tour for first-time visitors, offering you a glimpse into the glittering hearts of Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Hit the iconic sights of both cities, with attractions such as Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Hermitage museum all on the agenda
  • Enjoy some free time to explore independently, with the opportunity to choose from Moscow and St Petersburg’s many museums and galleries
  • This is our most popular group tour to Russia, and with multiple departures available every month, you can choose a time of travel to best suit you
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Highlights of Moscow & St Petersburg Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1425 per person
Itinerary Dates
20192020
07 Dec  -  14 Dec
21 Dec  -  28 Dec
11 Jan  -  18 Jan
25 Jan  -  01 Feb
08 Feb  -  15 Feb
22 Feb  -  29 Feb
07 Mar  -  14 Mar
21 Mar  -  28 Mar
28 Mar  -  04 Apr
04 Apr  -  11 Apr
11 Apr  -  18 Apr
18 Apr  -  25 Apr
25 Apr  -  02 May
02 May  -  09 May
16 May  -  23 May
23 May  -  30 May
30 May  -  06 Jun
20 Jun  -  27 Jun
04 Jul  -  11 Jul
11 Jul  -  18 Jul
18 Jul  -  25 Jul
25 Jul  -  01 Aug
01 Aug  -  08 Aug
08 Aug  -  15 Aug
15 Aug  -  22 Aug
22 Aug  -  29 Aug
29 Aug  -  05 Sep
05 Sep  -  12 Sep
12 Sep  -  19 Sep
19 Sep  -  26 Sep
26 Sep  -  03 Oct
03 Oct  -  10 Oct
10 Oct  -  17 Oct
17 Oct  -  24 Oct
24 Oct  -  31 Oct
31 Oct  -  07 Nov
14 Nov  -  21 Nov
05 Dec  -  12 Dec
19 Dec  -  26 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 at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya.

Accommodation
Holiday Inn Lesnaya
DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW

This morning meet the Moscow tour guide 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
Holiday Inn Lesnaya
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 local guide) 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
Holiday Inn Lesnaya
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 from Moscow to St Petersburg. 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 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 and 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)

 

In low season Jan-Apr and Oct-Dec—Day 5 & 6 are swapped around so visit the Hermitage on Day 5 and the city tour on Day 6

 

 

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. (B)

 

Programme for 2020 departures:

 

Tours departing between Jan-Apr & Oct-Dec 
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. (B)

 

Tours departing between May & Sep
What better time to visit Peterhof than the summer with its beautiful fountains and the possibility to travel one-way there by hydrofoil?  During these months explore the Summer Palace, located on the Gulf of Finland. Peterhof was the brain child of Peter the Great., where a walk through the palace’s magnificent rooms and imposing halls is a wonderful way to glimpse at the splendour and opulence of Russian Royal family. (B)

 

Accommodation
Hotel Radisson Blu Sonya
DAY 8
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG

Spend the morning at leisure until your transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1425 per person
(Single person supplement + £220)

Price Includes

  • Return International flights from the UK
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya (Moscow) & Radisson Blu Sonya (St Petersburg) on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers
  • Tickets in economy class on the high-speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours, except on Moscow metro

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities

Price Includes

Price Excludes

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 and sometimes they need to change the order of excursions due to local circumstances. 


Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
07 Dec 2019
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14 Dec 2019
£1320 £215
21 Dec 2019
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28 Dec 2019
£1320 £215
11 Jan 2020
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18 Jan 2020
£1425 £220
25 Jan 2020
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01 Feb 2020
£1425 £220
08 Feb 2020
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15 Feb 2020
£1425 £220
22 Feb 2020
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29 Feb 2020
£1425 £220
07 Mar 2020
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14 Mar 2020
£1425 £220
21 Mar 2020
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28 Mar 2020
£1425 £220
28 Mar 2020
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04 Apr 2020
£1425 £220
04 Apr 2020
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11 Apr 2020
£1425 £220
11 Apr 2020
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18 Apr 2020
£1485 £270
18 Apr 2020
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25 Apr 2020
£1485 £270
25 Apr 2020
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02 May 2020
£1565 £335
02 May 2020
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09 May 2020
£1565 £335
16 May 2020
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23 May 2020
£1595 £360
23 May 2020
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30 May 2020
£1595 £360
30 May 2020
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06 Jun 2020
£1595 £360
20 Jun 2020
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27 Jun 2020
£1595 £360
04 Jul 2020
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11 Jul 2020
£1595 £360
11 Jul 2020
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18 Jul 2020
£1565 £335
18 Jul 2020
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25 Jul 2020
£1565 £335
25 Jul 2020
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01 Aug 2020
£1565 £335
01 Aug 2020
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08 Aug 2020
£1565 £335
08 Aug 2020
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15 Aug 2020
£1565 £335
15 Aug 2020
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22 Aug 2020
£1565 £335
22 Aug 2020
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29 Aug 2020
£1565 £335
29 Aug 2020
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05 Sep 2020
£1565 £335
05 Sep 2020
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12 Sep 2020
£1565 £335
12 Sep 2020
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19 Sep 2020
£1565 £335
19 Sep 2020
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26 Sep 2020
£1565 £335
26 Sep 2020
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03 Oct 2020
£1485 £270
03 Oct 2020
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10 Oct 2020
£1485 £270
10 Oct 2020
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17 Oct 2020
£1485 £270
17 Oct 2020
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24 Oct 2020
£1485 £270
24 Oct 2020
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31 Oct 2020
£1425 £220
31 Oct 2020
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07 Nov 2020
£1425 £220
14 Nov 2020
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21 Nov 2020
£1425 £220
05 Dec 2020
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12 Dec 2020
£1425 £220
19 Dec 2020
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26 Dec 2020
£1425 £220

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, St Petersburg

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Radisson Blu Sonya
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,......
Holiday Inn Lesnaya
Holiday Inn Lesnaya
Holiday Inn Lesnaya Holiday Inn Lesnaya is a large four-star hotel located on Lesnaya Street, just off the main streets of Leningradsky and Tverskaya. The iconic Kremlin, Red Square and St......

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