Trip Overview

The Soul of Two Capitals

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Cross Russia off your bucket list of "must" journeys of a lifetime with the ultimate private itinerary, built around your preferences. Enjoy all the unmissable sights with local pros, stay at best 5-star central hotels, private transfers, free visas, and plenty of free time to explore on your own. Highlights, including the Kremlin, Red Square, brilliant Peterhof, Catherine's Palace in Pushkin, the Hermitage Museum, as well as 2 cruises and tours by night are all on the program.
 

The Soul of Two Capitals

11 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
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$3,818
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Cross Russia off your bucket list of "must" journeys of a lifetime with the ultimate private itinerary, built around your preferences. Enjoy all the unmissable sights with local pros, stay at best 5-star central hotels, private transfers, free visas, and plenty of free time to explore on your own. Highlights, including the Kremlin, Red Square, brilliant Peterhof, Catherine's Palace in Pushkin, the Hermitage Museum, as well as 2 cruises and tours by night are all on the program.
 

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
5 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Moscow Panoramic City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and embark on a 4-hour panoramic city tour of Moscow.

Day 3
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square. Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory.

Day 4
Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Subway Tour & Moscow by Night
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out the Moscow Subway and visit the Tretyakov Gallery. In the evening, you meet your guide and driver to explore the illuminated capital with a 2.5-hour boat ride.

Day 5
Market Tour & Russian Cooking Class
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast, you meet with our representative and are taken on an exclusive cooking class to get the real taste of Russia.

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
5
Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.
train
Moscow
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min

Sit back, relax and enjoy a short train ride between two Treasure cities in Russia. The high-speed Sapsan train will provide the highest level of comfort and shortest travel duration.

Saint Petersburg

second destination
6 days in the city
5 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Train to Saint-Petersburg & Panoramic City Tour with a Boat Ride
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast and check-out, you take a high-speed train to Saint-Petersburg. Upon arrival, you are met by your private guide, who takes you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

Day 7
Imperial Porcelain Master Class & Vodka Museum Visit
Museum
Museum
Tasting
Tasting

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and proceed with your private driver to the Imperial Porcelain Factory. Later this day, you have private guided tour of the Russian Vodka Museum.

Day 8
Trip to Pushkin
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head with your private driver to one of the gems of Russian palatial architecture - the brilliant Catherine's Palace which is located in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo).

Day 9
Tour of the Hermitage Museum, Savior on Spilled Blood & Saint-Petersburg by Night Tour
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum along the Nevsky Prospect and admire the Kazan Cathedral and the Admiralty building along the way.

Day 10
Trip to Peterhof
Day tour
Day tour

Today you travel with your private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars. Tonight you get to see the magically illuminated buildings as well as the opening of the most beautifully lit bridges.

Day 11
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg tour! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

Corinthia Hotel, St. Petersburg
5

Set right in the heart of the scenic city of St. Petersburg, the Corinthia combines an elegant design and offers impeccable service, providing everything you need for a great stay. All rooms are light and spacious and are fitted with great amenities.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4 or 5-star hotels in Moscow (Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow / St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow) and 4 or 5-star hotels in St. Petersburg (Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg / Grand Hotel Europe, Saint Petersburg);
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances fees to St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, Moscow subway, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, Vodka Museum Visit, Hermitage Museum, Bath Cottage and Lower Park in Peterhof, Pushkin Park and Catherine's Palace;
  • Activities: Russian Cooking Class and Imperial Porcelain Master Class;
  • 1st class tickets for Radisson boat ride on Moskva river;
  • Private boat ride in Saint-Petersburg;
  • Hydrofoil ride from Peterhof to Saint-Petersburg;
  • Business class high-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Best central 4 or 5-star hotels;
  • High-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Touch history in the red-walled Kremlin of Moscow and cobblestone Red Square with your experienced guide in the capital of Russia;
  • Trace the vital milestones in the history of Russian art by witnessing the masterpieces at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Enjoy unique activities, including a Russian Cooking Class, an Imperial Porcelain Master Class, as well as a guided visit to the Vodka Museum;
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the former residence of Russian tsars and the vast collection of finest art from all over the world on your tour of the Hermitage Museum;
  • Perceive the nature and the contrast of styles of lavish gardens of Peterhof and Pushkin during a leisure walk with your guide.

What To Know

  • Russian climate may be unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers, bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Debit and credit cards are accepted in most places in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and there are plenty of ATMs if you need some cash for meals and tips.
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service.
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