From  £850
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Combine Moscow and St Petersburg this winter
  • City Passes in both places with free city tours, museum entries and other discounts
  • Stay in four-star hotels on both cities
  • Take the high-speed train between Moscow and St Petersburg
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Moscow and St Petersburg Winter Explorer

7 Day Tour, from £850 per person

Combining the most famous sights of both Moscow and St Petersburg, this seven-day Russia holiday offers the chance to see the country's two best-known cities at perhaps their most beautiful, in the cold of winter where you'll often see cathedrals blanketed in snow and the rivers icing up at the edges. With City Passes and metro tickets included, you can explore a huge amount with relative ease including Red Square, The Church of the Saviour of the Spilled Blood, and the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. If you're eager to learn what it is about Moscow and St Petersburg that has enchanted the imagination for so long, you'll find it on this holiday. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO MOSCOW
FLY TO MOSCOW

Arrive in Moscow and transfer to your hotel, where you will check in for your three-night stay. 

Accommodation
Mercure Baumanskaya
DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW

Take advantage of your included three-day Moscow Pass today. The full loop takes two hours, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride from the top deck, or you can make the most of the 40 sightseeing stops and hop on and off to explore. 

 

We highly recommend stopping in famous Red Square to look around, especially since entrance into colourfully-domed St Basil's Cathedral is included with your Moscow Pass. This is one of the most fascinating Orthodox churches in Russia (and we should know - we've seen a lot of them!), boasting a labyrinth of wood-panelled hallways and corridors that connect multiple little chapels over many floors. (B)

Accommodation
Mercure Baumanskaya
DAY 3
MOSCOW
MOSCOW

Take to the water and see Moscow from the river with a journey on the Radisson Flotilla. The Flotilla sails from the Ukraina Pier to Gorky Park Pier come hell or high water (or in Moscow's case, ice!) and along its route you can see some of Moscow's most iconic buildlings, such as the White House (the Russian Federation House of Government), the Kremlin, and the Kotelnichevskaya Embankment Building. (B)

Accommodation
Mercure Baumanskaya
DAY 4
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG

Head to Moscow Railway Station to catch the high-speed train that will take you to beautiful St Petersburg. On arrival, transfer to your St Petersburg hotel. (B)

Accommodation
Catherine Art Hotel
DAY 5
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG

As in Moscow, you have a three-day St Petersburg Pass that means you can make the most of the red sightseeing buses that offering fascinating tours of one of the world's most beautiful cities, often called the "Venice of the North". There are two routes available that between them cover most of the famous sights, so pick one or both today and get ready for some amazing buildings. Don't forget to wrap up warm so you can sit on the top deck for the best views! 

 

Route One has 17 stops. It begins at St Isaac's Cathedral and travels along Nevsky Prospect, passing by a great deal of St Petersburg's historical centre. Take in the stunning wintry views of the Summer Garden, the Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood, Palace Square, and Kazan Cathedral. 

 

Route Two also sets off from St Isaac's Cathedral but has 9 stops, finishing near Admiralty. Along the route drink in the sights of Menshikov Palace, Vasilevsky Island, Peter and Paul Fortress and the Aurora cruiser. (B)

Accommodation
Catherine Art Hotel
DAY 6
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG

The price of this holiday includes metro tickets, so take advantage of them today and explore St Petersburg's opulent metro stations. Only Moscow has a more splendid metro system. Each and every station is designed to tell its own story, with various stops dedicated to the Russian Revolution, great Russian writers like Dostoevsky and Pushkin, or Russia's victory in WWII. 

 

You also have tickets to the Hermitage included. This could well be St Petersburg's most famous museum, where the building and its interiors are as much a work of art as any of the canvases hanging on its storied walls. Here you'll find works by Rembrandt, Picasso, Michelangelo and more. (B)

Accommodation
Catherine Art Hotel
DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

Transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £850 per person
(Single person supplement + £180)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Wizz Air from Luton Airport
  • Accommodation at the Mercure Baumanskaya and Catherine Art
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= dinner)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from the train stations in Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Tickets in economy class on the high-speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • 10 Moscow metro tickets per person
  • 3-day Moscow Pass*
  • 10 St Petersburg metro tickets per person
  • 3-day St Petersburg Pass*
  • Entrance tickets to the Hermitage

 


Price Excludes

  • Russian visa
  • Hold baggage
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

* This Moscow Pass includes the following:



  • Kremlin Grounds and Cathedrals entrance
  • One day use of the City Sightseeing hop on / off bus
  • St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square entrance
  • Russian Icon Museum entrance
  • Pushkin Literary Museum entrance
  • Bulgakov House museum entrance
  • Museum of Chocolate entrance
  • Institute of Russian Realistic Art entrance
  • River cruise on Radisson Flotilla (Must be pre-booked while in Moscow)

* This St Petersburg Pass includes the following



  • Free entry to over 60 museums
  • One day use of the City Sightseeing hop on / off bus
  • Pocket Guide with maps and vouchers
  • Entry to St Isaac's Cathedral including a ticket to the colonnade view point
  • Discounts on many other attractions including restaurants and cafes

Valid from 1 November 2019 to 31 Mar 2020 subject to availability


Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, St Petersburg

Tour Accommodation

Mercure Baumanskaya
Mercure Baumanskaya
Mercure Baumanskaya Located a few minutes walk from Baumanskaya Metro, which is 2 stops to Red Square - this is a popular choice for couples and solo travellers on a Moscow city break. This......
Catherine Art Hotel
Catherine Art Hotel
Catherine Art Hotel This contemporary hotel is located in the heart of the city on the Nevsky Prospect. This is certainly one of pluses of this hotel – location. It’s within walking......

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