Moscow & St Petersburg

7-days by Air Holiday

DepartingMarch 2018 - April 2019
From£865.00*
* Price shown: 07 December 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
Moscow & St Petersburg

A tremendous-value Russian adventure

Discover two of the world's most intriguing and exciting cities. Moscow, the beating heart of Mother Russia, radiates Slavic might and majesty, while St Petersburg - with its great squares, opulent palaces, parks and canals - deserves its place on the roll call of greatest European cities. Don't miss this great-value opportunity to see them both in one unforgettable week.

Moscow and St Petersburg Holiday Highlights
  • Spend three nights in the heart of Moscow
  • Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Russian capital
  • Take in the Kremlin, onion-domed St Basil's and the famous Bolshoi Theatre
  • Spend three nights in St Petersburg
  • Enjoy a fascinating introductory tour of the exquisite 'Venice of the North'
  • Visit the world-renowned Hermitage Museum

What The Price Includes

  • Six nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in good-quality hotels in Moscow (3 nights) and St Petersburg (3)
  • Tours of Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Daytime train journey from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Moscow, returning from St Petersburg
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

  • N.B. Visas are required for travel on this tour (see Further Information)
Itinerary

Day One : Fly to Moscow


Fly to Moscow and transfer to your hotel, your base for the next three nights.

Day Two :Explore Moscow


This morning our included, three-hour coach tour will introduce Moscow's historic and geographic heart, where the Kremlin stands beside Red Square, onion-domed St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's eerie Mausoleum and the GUM, the former State Department Store, now a thriving, glittering Muscovite shopping mall. 


This afternoon, an optional guided walking tour will reveal secrets of the Kremlin, like the Senate House, the Presidium, the State Kremlin Palace concert hall and the cathedrals of the Assumption, the Annunciation and the Archangel - the last containing the Tombs of the Tsars. Round off a wonderful day by enjoying dinner in the city.

Day Three : Join a Highlights of Moscow tour


Enjoy a free day, or take an optional, full-day Highlights of Moscow tour, visiting Victory Park and its Museum of the Great Patriotic War, one of Moscow's landmark Metro stations, and the Kremlin's Armoury Palace, where the treasures of Russia's medieval rulers are displayed. Enjoy free time for shopping before a final evening in Moscow.

Day Four : Take the train to St Petersburg


Check out of the hotel after breakfast and transfer to Leningrad Station. Bid "do svidanya" to your Moscow Tour Manager and board the train to St Petersburg, where you'll meet your St Petersburg Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights.

Day Five : Explore St Petersburg


After breakfast, enjoy an introductory tour of St Petersburg, the 'Venice of the North', which was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, and despite the subsequent ravages of war and revolution, siege and Soviet rule, remains as glorious as ever.


See the towering Alexander Column and the Winter Palace on Palace Square, the Admiralty with its soaring spire, and great St Isaac's Cathedral. Other highlights might include the Mariinsky Palace and adjacent theatre, home to the legendary Kirov ballet, and the cruiser Aurora, which fired the first (blank) shot in the Bolshevik Revolution. 


This afternoon, step inside the gilded portals of the famous Hermitage museum, to enjoy a guided tour of some of its phenomenal collection.

Day Six : Visit the Palace at Pushkin and see a folklore show


Enjoy a free day, or take the optional excursion to the palace at Pushkin (entry fee included) and stunning gardens at Peterhof, each location remarkably and lovingly reconstructed since WWII, and reflecting the extraordinary grandeur of Imperial Court life. 


This evening, take in the optional folklore show of traditional Cossack dancing and folk songs at the historic Nikolaevskiy Palace.

Day Seven : See Peter and Paul Fortress and fly home


After checking out this morning, enjoy a last few hours in the city, or join the final optional excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Yusupov Palace, arguably the city's finest Imperial residence, and site of the murder of the 'mad monk' Rasputin.


This afternoon, the coach will take you to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Other Escorted Tours available - Ring to find the Perfect Tour

Further Information


Passports and visas

Please note that visas are required for travel on this tour. The visa application process requires you to appear in person at the Russian embassy in either Edinburgh or London. We will send you full application details, including your invitation letter, approximately eight weeks prior to your holiday. Please note that you can not obtain your visa until you have received your invitation letter from us. The cost of the visa is approximately £110 per person if obtained directly. The cost is approximately £187 per person if using the services of our preferred visa agency - CIBT. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the visa expiration date.


Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.


Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.


Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.


Booking optional excursions

If you'd like to join any of the optional excursions on this tour, please be aware that they are only available in advance and that it will not be possible to book them once you arrive on holiday.


Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.


Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. This includes reversing the itinerary. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately one week prior to your departure.


Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.



Hotel Information 
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)



Moscow and St Petersburg Touring Hotels 
You will be staying in a series of hotels in Moscow and St Petersburg.


Holiday Inn Sokolniki, Moscow (nights 1-3)

This welcoming hotel is located in the northeast of Moscow, and close to Sokolniki metro station, which allows easy access to and from the city centre. 

The hotel houses a bar, a restaurant, a cafe, a spa with an indoor heated pool, a fully equipped gym and a sauna. All rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safes, telephones, TV, Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service.


Parklane Resort and Spa, St Petersburg (nights 4-6)

Located on Krestovsky Island - with its scenic parks - this hotel sits in the Petrogradsky district of St Petersburg. Krestovsky Ostrov metro station is a short walk away, and two stops from here you'll reach the Admiralty Building, St Isaac's cathedral and the Palace Square.

The hotel houses a restaurant, a bar, a 24-hour reception, a lift and a spa with an indoor pool and gym. All rooms come with TV, private bathrooms, minibars, free Wi-Fi, safes, and hairdryers.Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in a conveniently located, alternative hotel of a similar standard.
Departure Airport
Aberdeen
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
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25 May 2018
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25 January 2019
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Belfast International
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Birmingham
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
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14 September 2018
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Bournemouth
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Bristol
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
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28 September 2018
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19 October 2018
26 October 2018
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09 November 2018
23 November 2018
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25 January 2019
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Cardiff
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
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07 September 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
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25 January 2019
22 February 2019
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Durham Tees Valley
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
11 May 2018
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25 May 2018
07 September 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
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19 October 2018
26 October 2018
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25 January 2019
22 February 2019
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26 April 2019
£999
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East Midlands
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Edinburgh
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26 October 2018
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25 January 2019
22 February 2019
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Glasgow
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
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28 September 2018
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25 January 2019
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Humberside
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
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25 May 2018
07 September 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
05 October 2018
19 October 2018
26 October 2018
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25 January 2019
22 February 2019
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Leeds Bradford
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
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07 September 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
05 October 2018
19 October 2018
26 October 2018
02 November 2018
09 November 2018
23 November 2018
07 December 2018

25 January 2019
22 February 2019
08 March 2019
22 March 2019
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26 April 2019
£999
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Liverpool
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London Gatwick
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London Heathrow
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25 January 2019
22 February 2019
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London Luton
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London Stansted
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Manchester
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25 January 2019
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Newcastle
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
11 May 2018
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25 May 2018
07 September 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
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19 October 2018
26 October 2018
02 November 2018
09 November 2018
23 November 2018
07 December 2018

25 January 2019
22 February 2019
08 March 2019
22 March 2019
05 April 2019
12 April 2019
26 April 2019
£999
£1069
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£879
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Norwich
23 March 2018
06 April 2018
20 April 2018
11 May 2018
18 May 2018
25 May 2018
07 September 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
05 October 2018
19 October 2018
26 October 2018
02 November 2018
09 November 2018
23 November 2018
07 December 2018

25 January 2019
22 February 2019
08 March 2019
22 March 2019
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12 April 2019
26 April 2019
£999
£1069
£1129
£1329
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£1389
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Southampton
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