Treasures of Two Capitals

Moscow | St. Petersburg

The Russian old and new capitals have always played the most important part of the country’s history. Enjoy amazing landmarks from the Russian Empire period and turned-into-museum palaces that showcase a lavish lifestyle of Russian Tsars and Oligarchs.

Level
VIP $5.100
LUXURY $3.800
Best Season
May – September
Duration
9 Days | 8 Nights
Theme
Family & Young
Product Code
EA002_427

The Highlight of the Journey

  • First / Premium class of Sapsan Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  • Private Piano, Ballet & Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace with dinner
  • Special access (skip-the-line) access to Museums & Palace
  • Private boat ride along Neva River in St. Petersburg
  • Visit to Shuvalov Palace, world’s largest collection of Faberge egg

 

**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together

Day 1 - 3

Moscow | 3 Nights

Welcome to the legendary capital Russia, Moscow. Located in the far western part of the country, Moscow has played a vital role in Russian history. Today Moscow is not only the political center of Russia but also the country’s most populous city and its industrial, cultural, scientific, and educational capital. For more than 600 years Moscow also has been the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Upon arrival from Domodedovo International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel by your driver and local guide. Drive will take up about two hours from the airport to the city. You can have your free time to roam around the city or to have a rest after your flight.

During your stay, you can visit these following a-must-go sights :

Red Square, with visit to Kremlin & Armory Chamber
Take a walk at the beautiful Red Square. Go inside the Kremlin walls to visit its famous Armory Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world famous Faberge eggs.

Upon your exit from the Armory Chamber, don’t miss on the colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Afterwards, free time at your own leisure to either admire a beautiful facade of the famous GUM department store, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior, or enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Tretvakov Gallery and Novodevichy Convent with famous Moscow Metro
Tretyakov Gallery is the world famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, where you spend amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

Enjoy a guided tour to one of the most beautiful Russia’s monasteries the Novodevichy Convent. During the tour you will explore the unique interiors of the Convent and visit its Cemetery that is considered one of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places. Many famous Russian political leaders, actors, scientists, poets and musicians are buried there, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Boris Yeltsin, and many others. The cemetery has a park-like ambiance, dotted with small chapels and beautiful monuments, that makes you feel like strolling in the park of sculptures.

Later you will explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface of the Moscow Metro. You will have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world.

Day 4 - 9

St. Petersburg | 5 Nights

Today you will be transferred to the train station where you board on the modern high-speed Sapsan train that will take you to St. Petersburg city in comfort and safety, in just 4 hours. Upon arriving in St. Petersburg, your private escort and driver will be waiting for you at the train station to transfer you to your accommodation.

St. Petersburg, formerly (1914–24) Petrograd and (1924–91) Leningrad, city and port, extreme northwestern Russia. A major historical and cultural centre and an important port, St. Petersburg lies about 400 miles (640 km) northwest of Moscow and only about 7° south of the Arctic Circle. It is the second largest city of Russia and one of the world’s major cities. St. Petersburg has played a vital role in Russian history since its founding in 1703. For two centuries (1712–1918) it was the capital of the Russian Empire. Architecturally, it ranks as one of the most splendid and congenial cities of Europe. Its historic district was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.

During your stay here, choose to your liking which sightseeing tour or experiences you want to have

St. Petersburg City Tour & Folk Show
Go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions (no entrances included). After that, you will visit the Peter and Paul Fortress a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. Then you go inside to the magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia’s great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

Finish your day with a fascinating Folk Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. You will have a private dinner in one of the most elegant room in the building with a private pianist to serenade you before the show. After the show you will be transferred back to your hotel for overnight.

Tour of the Hermitage Museum & Boat Ride
Hermitage Museum is the world’s second largest museum after the French Louvre. Stunning Hermitage is indeed a must-visit for all art enthusiasts from all over the world. The unique Hermitage collections are housed in 6 historic buildings nestled on the Palace Embankment in fairytale St. Petersburg. During the tour, you will visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, and many other famous artists along with the famous Diamond Room that contains the unique collection of priceless gems belonging to the Romanov family.

After the tour, enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective.

Peterhof & Shuvalov Palace
Travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars and the gem of palace architecture Peterhof.

During the tour, you will visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

The highlight of the tour is a unique hydrofoil ride back to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival your guide will take you to one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts.

Pushkin Day Tour
Head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine’s Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine the First.

During the tour, you will walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour, return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free. In the evening, enjoy Farewell dinner in a company of your guide and fellow travelers.

End of Journey