About the tour: Highlights of Moscow & St. Petersburg by Air & Rail

Discover the famous cities of Russia on this magnificent tour, as we link Moscow and St. Petersburg by high speed train. In Moscow, Red Square and St. Basil’s cathedral are a must see. On this spectacular holiday you can also visit the famous Kremlin, Russia’s political nerve centre at the heart of Moscow, before we board the high speed train to St. Petersburg. Enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular city, where history and culture go hand in hand, this is reflected in the amazing architecture, such as Decembrist’s Square and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Before we return home, why not join us on our optional excursions to both the famous Hermitage Museum, made up of six buildings, including the Winter Palace, and the magnificent imperial palace of Petrodvorets.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Return rail journey from Moscow to St. Petersburg in second-class seats

8 days from $2798 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Please note: The order of the itinerary may be different from advertised depending on availability during visits and at the attractions.

    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel for a dinner and a chance to get to know one another.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Your taste of Russia begins with an included, guided sightseeing tour of the principal sights and attractions of the city, including Red Square, the Kremlin, and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Later, you will have time at leisure to explore. Take a journey on the beautiful metro system, where many of the stations are decorated with chandeliers, ornate mosaics and fine marble.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Moscow
    • Moscow Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Join our fantastic, optional visit, first to the Kremlin, once the former residence of the Russian Tsars, but today, Russia’s political nerve centre. This mesmerising complex of towers, domed cathedrals and palaces offers an intriguing insight into Russia’s turbulent history. We continue on to the Moscow Armoury, the treasury of the Russian Tsars, boasting a unique collection of state regalia, thrones, carriages and coronation dresses of the 16th to 19th centuries and ten of the world-famous Fabergé eggs. We leave Moscow on the high-speed train to St. Petersburg, then transfer to our hotel for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Kremlin & Moscow Armoury*
    $197
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    Enjoy our included, guided sightseeing tour, which will introduce you to the famous landmarks, history and culture of this outstanding city. We will see the magnificent Decembrist’s Square; the Winter Palace, inspired by the Palace of Versailles; St. Isaac’s Cathedral, an enormous structure that can accommodate 13,000 people; and the Peter and Paul Fortress, which became a notorious prison for revolutionaries.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • St. Petersburg
    • St. Petersburg Guided Sightseeing Tour

    A day at leisure for you to explore the many other beautiful and historic sights of St. Petersburg. You will have the opportunity to join an optional visit to the remarkable State Hermitage Museum. Made up of six majestic buildings, including the Winter Palace, the Little and Large Hermitage buildings and the Hermitage Theatre, the museum holds one of the finest ensembles of art, tsarist jewels and treasures in the world.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • The State Hermitage Museum*
    $125
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    Join our optional excursion to the magnificent imperial palace of Petrodvorets, dramatically placed on the Gulf of Finland. Explore the beautiful 2,500-acre landscaped gardens, with their intricate fountain. Admire the spectacular Baroque and Rococo interiors, whilst our expert guide will take you through the history of Petrodvorets.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Petrodvorets*
    $179
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to guarantee your place.

    Transfer to St. Petersburg Railway Station for the return journey by train to Moscow. Upon arrival in Moscow, we are transferred to our hotel for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Highlights of Moscow & St. Petersburg by Air & Rail 8 days from $2,798pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the Holiday Inn Suschevsky in Moscow or Holiday Inn Express Paveletskaya. In St. Petersburg, you will stay for four nights at the Park Inn Pulkovskaya or Holiday Inn Express Sadovaya.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats