Discover over a thousand years of history and world-shaping events. Escorted groups and bespoke private journeys with experts. Visit two of the most beautiful cities in the world. One of our most popular Russia escorted tour package will take you to St Petersburg and Moscow and works as a perfect start of Trans Siberian train tour eastbound. This tour runs vice versa
All the highlights of Russia: the Hermitage and the Kremlin, Peterhof Palace and the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, St. Isaac's and St Basil's Cathedrals and much more! Check out our day-to-day itinerary
Explore rich Russian history and culture, taste cuisine, see the best of Russia through years from Tsars to the Revolution, from USSR to present days
7 nights accommodation in Russia: 3 nights in Moscow, 4 nights in St Petersburg with daily breakfast, centrally located hotels only
4,5 days of guided sightseeing tours: 3, 5 days tours in St. Petersburg, 2 full day tours in Moscow with bilingual guide
Meet and greet services upon arrival in each city; return airport/train station transfers
Moscow - St Petersburg bullet train. One way, 2nd class, 4 hours ride. 1st class on request, flight on request
Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the Australian tour operator
Russian visa letter of invitation (required by the Ministry of Tourism to grant you a Russian visa) is provided free of charge
Local SIM card with data is provided
Group tours are fully escorted by bilingual tour leader. Group size 20 people maximum.
Day 1, Arrival at St Petersburg
Day 2, Hermitage, cathedrals and the fortress
Day 3, Peterhof Palace and Faberge tour
Day 4, Catherine's Palace and Amber Room
Day 5, Train to Moscow
Day 6, The Kremlin & Armoury, Red Square & Novodevichy Convent
Day 7, The Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Izmaylovo Kremlin and VDNKh
Day 8, Departure
FAB HOLIDAYS IN MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG - H. SPRINGER, AUSTRALIA
The 10 days spent in Moscow and St Petersburg were an enjoyable and enriching experience. We appreciate the relationship we had with Discovery Russia, the preparation our manager, Jenny, provided was excellent and the practical hints were great. We were grateful for the assistance and guidance with obtaining our visas, the suggestions about clothing, etc.
Our hotel in St Petersburg was conveniently located in the city, we also were able to get to the subway to other parts of the city and just wandered around.It provided an opportunity to just “be” in the city, in Russia. We visited all the city highlights and had our entrance tickets organized in advance which saved lots of valuable time.
Everything about Moscow, the hotel (as a courtesy from Discovery Russia, we've been upgraded to 5* hotel free of charge and that had come a pleasant surprise), the guided tour was great and the city was stunning with its winter Christmas decoration. We visited The Bolshoi ballet and that was brilliant. When our guided tour ended, the guide, Tanya, helped us negotiate the theatre complex because we would not have known where to go to pick up the tickets which we bought online at home. Not sure how we would have managed without her!
Our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and very keen to tell us everything they knew. Overall, Russia was great, we would go again.