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
20182019
17 Nov  -  24 Nov
01 Dec  -  10 Dec
22 Dec  -  29 Dec
12 Jan  -  19 Jan
26 Jan  -  02 Feb
09 Feb  -  16 Feb
23 Feb  -  02 Mar
09 Mar  -  16 Mar
16 Mar  -  23 Mar
30 Mar  -  06 Apr
06 Apr  -  13 Apr
13 Apr  -  20 Apr
20 Apr  -  27 Apr
27 Apr  -  04 May
04 May  -  11 May
18 May  -  25 May
25 May  -  01 Jun
08 Jun  -  16 Jun
16 Jun  -  22 Jun
22 Jun  -  29 Jun
29 Jun  -  06 Jul
06 Jul  -  13 Jul
13 Jul  -  20 Jul
20 Jul  -  27 Jul
27 Jul  -  03 Aug
03 Aug  -  10 Aug
10 Aug  -  17 Aug
17 Aug  -  24 Aug
24 Aug  -  31 Aug
31 Aug  -  07 Sep
07 Sep  -  14 Sep
14 Sep  -  21 Sep
21 Sep  -  28 Sep
28 Sep  -  05 Oct
05 Oct  -  12 Oct
12 Oct  -  19 Oct
19 Oct  -  26 Oct
26 Oct  -  02 Nov
02 Nov  -  09 Nov
16 Nov  -  23 Nov
07 Dec  -  14 Dec
21 Dec  -  28 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
Holiday Inn Lesnaya
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
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, departing Moscow at 15:30 and arriving St Petersburg at 19:20. 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)

 

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)

 

 

Accommodation
Hotel Radisson Blu Sonya
DAY 8
ST PETERSBURG

Spend the morning at leisure until a midday 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  
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
12 Jan 2019
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19 Jan 2019
26 Jan 2019
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02 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019
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16 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
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02 Mar 2019
09 Mar 2019
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16 Mar 2019
16 Mar 2019
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23 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019
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06 Apr 2019
06 Apr 2019
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13 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019
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20 Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019
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27 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019
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04 May 2019
04 May 2019
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11 May 2019
18 May 2019
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25 May 2019
25 May 2019
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01 Jun 2019
08 Jun 2019
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16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019
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22 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019
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29 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
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06 Jul 2019
06 Jul 2019
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13 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019
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20 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
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27 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
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03 Aug 2019
03 Aug 2019
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10 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
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17 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
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24 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
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31 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
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07 Sep 2019
07 Sep 2019
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14 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
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21 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
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28 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
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05 Oct 2019
05 Oct 2019
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12 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
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19 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
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26 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
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02 Nov 2019
02 Nov 2019
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09 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
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23 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
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14 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
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28 Dec 2019

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, St Petersburg

Tour Accommodation

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......
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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