Moscow and St Petersburg

Moscow and St Petersburg

From £2400 per person in low season
From £3200 per person in high season

based on 5 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on 2 people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. Price includes private transfers throughout, first class train fare and three days of private guiding.

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At a Glance

  • Enjoy tours of Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow - we can also recommend some less well known sites to visit

  • Expert guides will look after you from your arrival to your departure

  • Enjoy the very best hotels in both these fascinating cities

  • Let our guides show you the highlights of St.Petersburg, the city of the Czars

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The main tourist season is between June and August, when the weather is the warmest. Standout seasons to visit Moscow and St Petersburg are late spring (May or June) and early autumn (September or October), when the city’s parks are filled with flowering trees or colourful leaves.

The deepest, darkest part of winter is undeniably cold but if you are prepared it can be an adventure. Furs and vodka keep people warm and snow-covered landscapes are picturesque. A solid snowpack covers the ground from November to March. The city gets fired up to ring in the New Year, when Muscovites emerge from their warm homes into the winter night for free concerts and fireworks.

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Insider's View

In the summer when the Neva is not frozen, the river's bridges open to let ships through at night - don't get caught on the wrong side of the river!

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your holiday


In this itinerary rich with culture and history, explore the Soviet relics of Moscow, then admire the colourful and elegant imperial architecture of St Petersburg. Explore the contrast between Russia’s two cities and what it is that makes each one unique. This itinerary will introduce you to the highlights of Russia's new and old capital cities: you will experience the glory of the Czars in Moscow's Kremlin museums and the summer palaces of St Petersburg, as well as modern post-communist Russia.

  1. Fly to Moscow Domodedovo

  2. Days 1-3: Moscow

    On arrival in Moscow you will be transferred to the city centre in style, before checking into your hotel and enjoying your first taste of Russian hospitality. All the hotels we work with are very centrally located, so you can spend the first evening of your trip getting your bearings around Red Square.

    We can arrange a private guide and driver for the duration of your stay, and on the first day in Moscow we would recommend driving up to Sparrow Hill, to enjoy the panoramic view of the whole city from one of Stalin's famous 'Seven Sister' tower blocks, before heading into the city to visit Red Square, the famous arcaded GUM department store, and Lenin's mausoleum.

    Spend your second day in Moscow shopping on Arbat Street, visiting the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery, or admiring the city's finest collection of painting as the Tretyakov Gallery. Other opportunities not to miss are the spectacular communist-era metro stations, decorated with bronze statues and elaborate chandeliers. If you would prefer to do something more esoteric, we can arrange a visit to a government cold war command bunker or to a cosmonaut training centre!

    Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Moscow (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-6: St Petersburg

    Thanks to the new high speed 'Sapsan' rail link, you can reach St Petersburg in great comfort in three hours and 45 minutes. The station is in the city centre, so soon after we pick you up you will be on Nevsky Prospect, the city's most famous boulevard, on your way to a luxurious five star hotel.

    The Northern Capital of Russia is home to some of the country's best palaces, monuments, and theatres. Over the centuries the Czars developed the city into a breath taking architectural ensemble: we will find you a fantastic and luxurious base to explore everything this exciting and vibrant city has to offer.

    After your first evening in St Petersburg, perhaps sampling the caviar at the hotel's famous vodka bar, you will be collected the following day for some sightseeing in the city. One of our team of local experts will escort you on a guided tour of the Peter and Paul fortress in the morning, before showing you the best of the city's 18th century palaces and elegant canals. In the afternoon spend as much time as you like enjoying the masterpieces of the Hermitage museum, housed in the city's most impressive building, the Winter Palace, on the immense Palace Square.

    During the rest of your stay we can include tours outside the city to Pushkin, where you can visit the magnificent palaces and gardens built by the Czars in the 18th and 19th centuries. The highlight for many is the chance to see the Catherine Palace, famous for its lavish decoration, culminating in the 'Amber Room'.

    The next day travel to the Baltic Sea to see the fountains of the 'Great Cascade', the world's largest fully-functioning 18th century fountain complex, at the 'Peterhof', Peter the Great's summer residence. Or, if you would rather stay in the city, why not visit the Yusupov Palace, and see where the owner tried, and eventually succeeded in murdering the monk Rasputin.

    For something more off the beaten track, try a visit to a vodka museum, an afternoo

    Accommodation: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe (3 nights)

  4. Fly home from St.Petersburg



James Ferguson (Staff)

A week is a good amount of time to really get an idea of what these two fascinating cities can offer. I was particularly surprised and impressed by the delicious food available, both in the hotels and in the restaurants we can recommend. Georgian food is immensely popular in Moscow, and trying some of these specialities is a must!


  • A guided visit of the Kremlin and the Armoury Chamber

    The Kremlin is the fortified centre of Moscow, and the centre of Russian goverment under the Czars and, before that, the Soviets. Explore the Territory and Cathedrals as well as the famous Armoury Museum.

  • Cold War Bunker

    The Cold War Museum is based in the former top-secret Soviet command post, N42, known more simply as GO-42. Thanks to "Perestroika", you now have the opportunity to visit one of the Soviet Union’s "underground command posts".

  • Hermitage Tour

    Enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Hermitage museum. The building itself is a work of art and is home to masterpieces from all over the world. Founded in 1974 it started with a collection of 255 paintings; it now counts 2.7 million exhibits!

  • Moscow Panoramic City Tour

    Visit the highlights of Moscow with your expert guide, including the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral before soaking up the views at Sparrow Hills.

  • Panoramic City Tour of St Petersburg

    Visit the highlights of the beautiful city of St Petersburg with a knowledgeable private guide including St.Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Church of Spilled Blood.

  • Private Boat Ride

    Enjoy the unique architecture of the 'Venice of the North' from the water on a private boat tour of the city's river and canals. A city built over 42 islands, St. Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals.

  • Pushkin and Catherine Palace

    Visit the sumptuous village, parks and palaces of Pushkin where the Russian Tsars resided during summer, and most notably the stunning baroque Catherine Palace, once home to Empress Catherine the Great.

  • The Faberge Museum

    The Faberge Musuem is housed in the Shuvalov Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg. The most valuable part of the museum's collection are the 9 Imperial Easter Eggs created by Faberge for the last two Russian emperors.


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