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Highlights

  • Stay in the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral
  • Explore the Kremlin and the Armoury Museum with a private guide
  • Relax in Business Class on a high-speed train to St Petersburg
  • See the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum and more
  • Enjoy private chauffeur transfers between the airport and home

Get to know the Russian giants – Moscow and St Petersburg – on this stylish twin-centre break. Private guided tours of enigmatic icons such as the Kremlin and the Armoury Museum showcase Moscow in all its glory, capped off with a stay in one of the city's most luxurious hotels. Then, after a Business Class high-speed rail journey north, you'll arrive into St Petersburg, ready to marvel at the domed turrets of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the gilded facades of the former royal palaces. Yet more private touring reveals the city's many treasures, although Russian-style afternoon teas and lavish dining options may tempt you back to your city-centre Belmond hotel. 


Day 1

UK to Moscow

A private chauffeur will collect you from your home and bring you to the airport, where you'll enjoy complimentary lounge access before your flight to Moscow. On arrival, your private guide will transfer you to your luxury hotel, overlooking the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral, perfectly located in the city centre. Relax by the fireplace at the Lobby Lounge Bar with a cocktail and a delicate pastry before retiring to your room, an elegant enclave featuring plush furnishings and soft linens.

Stay: Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow

Baltschug Kempinski

Baltschug Kempinski

Baltschug Kempinski

Baltschug Kempinski


Day 2

Moscow

Today you'll enjoy breakfast at the Baltschug Grill before joining your English speaking guide for a day of sightseeing in Moscow. An in-depth city tour will introduce you to all the highlights – gaze in wonder at the Kremlin's red-brick walls, wander around the gilded Cathedral square and explore the complex's many museums. You'll also enjoy included entrance to the Armoury Museum, a vast treasure trove of state regalia, ceremonial artefacts, military weapons and ammunition. Tonight, choose to dine at your hotel, or head out into the city to discover one of many lauded restaurants – think caviar, truffles and ice-cold Russian vodka.

Stay: Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow

Breakfast included

Moscow

Moscow

Grand Kremlin Palace, Armoury

Grand Kremlin Palace, Armoury


Day 3

Rail to St Petersburg

Today you'll farewell your luxurious Moscow accommodation and head for the train station to board the high-speed Sapsan train to St Petersburg. Relax in the comfort of Business Class, enjoying free WiFi, spacious seating and an included hot meal. Within a few hours, you'll be arriving into St Petersburg, where your lavish Belmond hotel awaits. A landmark building on Nevsky Prospekt, it boasts 266 opulent rooms and suites, alongside 5 restaurants and bars and a vast, glittering ballroom. 

Stay: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg


Breakfast included

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe


Days 4 – 5

St Petersburg

Enjoy breakfast at L'Europe, Russia’s oldest continually-serving restaurant, before your guide collects you for a tour of St Petersburg. Some of the city's most arresting sights await – including the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, famous for its colourful domes and elaborate design. Over the next two days, you'll uncover St Petersburg's many treasures, such as the Peter & Paul Fortress that guards the city, the Hermitage Museum and the General Staff Building in the spectacular Winter Palace. Round it all off with a trip to Catherine’s Summer Palace, tucked away in Pushkin, just south of St. Petersburg. Marvel at its gilded walls, previous wood floors and artfully painted ceilings and look for the beautifully restored Amber Room. Come evening, take tea in the hotel's Cipriani Café, Russian-style, or perhaps dine on contemporary Asian-fusion cuisine at Azia.

Stay: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg

Breakfast included

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

Neva River, St. Petersburg, Russia

Neva River, St. Petersburg


Day 6

St Petersburg to UK

After a final breakfast this morning, a private transfer will bring you to the airport for your return flight to the UK. On arrival, a complimentary chauffeur service will see you safely home.


About the itinerary

"Moscow and St Petersburg remain firm favourites of mine; two mysterious cities with fascinating histories and some of the world's most beautiful architecture. Lose yourself among candy-coloured turrets, lavish palaces and fortressed walls in Moscow, and see a slightly softer side to it all in St Petersburg. Paired with stays in two ultra-luxurious hotels, it's an unforgettable journey."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £1,990 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £1,990 pp
High Season from: £2,860 pp

Valid for travel: Saturday departures from UK from January to December

Includes:

  • UK chauffeur drive service
  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return economy class flights to Moscow and back from St Petersburg with British Airways
  • Private transfer to hotel in Moscow
  • 2 nights accommodation in Moscow BB
  • Private 8 hour full day city tour inc. Armoury and Kremlin, transfer from hotel to railway station in Moscow
  • Sapsan train from Moscow to St Petersburg in 1st class
  • Private transfer from railway station to hotel in St Petersburg
  • 3 nights in St Petersburg BB
  • Private 4 hour city tour inc. St Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Private 3 hour tour to Hermitage
  • Private transfer from hotel to airport in St Petersburg


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