Highlights Of Russia

$539/per person

Experience the history and highlights of Russia in 6 great days!
Kick off your amazing Highlight of Russia tour in the rich culture of St Petersburg. Enjoy the dazzles and delights of this amazing city before traveling to the heart of Russia, Moscow. Get lost in the capital exploring the churches and monuments remembering the fallen heroes and museums with countless pieces of incredible art.

Duration
6 Day
Destination(s)
Russia
Starts in / Ends in
St Petersburg / Moscow
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Church of Spilled Blood St. Petersburg
    Church of Spilled Blood St. Petersburg

    An architectural masterpiece with the combination of baroque, classical and modernist styles. This church was built where Tsar II Alexander was assassinated.

  • Hermitage
    Hermitage

    The spectacular palace built in the 18th century by Catherine the Great became one of the world’s largest museum complexes with more than three million art pieces.

  • Kremlin Palace
    Kremlin Palace

    Also one of the largest museums in the world, this breath-taking complex from the 14th century includes 5 palaces, 4 cathedrals, the Kremlin Wall and Towers.

  • Moscow
    Moscow

    Explore the fascinating history of the Red Square, visit the spectacular Kremlin and let the architecture of the St. Basil’s Cathedral leave you speechless.

  • St Petersburg
    St Petersburg

    Get surrounded by the glorious monuments of the cultural capital of Russia; discover the Nevsky Prospect, Church of the Spilled Blood, Hermitage, and many more.

  • The Red Square
    The Red Square

    The Red Square is the heart of Moscow, home to Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Tomb and the number one witness of Russia’s history.

Itinerary

1
Day 1: St.Petersburg
At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm to meet your guide as well as the other tour members. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration, a short briefing about the adventures ahead and some country info. After the meeting, join the group for a walk and partake in an optional group dinner. Your tour leader can also recommend some local bars for you to try out and enjoy a drink with your new travel buddies during the evening until late.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
2
Day 2: St. Petersburg - City tour incl. the Hermitage
The amazing city of Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 and was previously Russia’s capital. The city is built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers and our day starts with the city tour includes a drive along the main street, Nevsky Prospect, giving us a solid introduction to this beautiful city and a few stops at Church on Spilled Blood (exterior only)Then we have guided visit of the treasure-filled Hermitage Museum.
  • Included Activities; Guided St.Petersburg Tour & Hermitage Museum
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; Breakfast
3
Day 3: St. Petersburg (opt. Tsars Route tour)
Today you have a free day to explore this magnificent city on your own! There is an optional Tsars' Route tour including lunch available, with visits to Peterhof Garden and Catherine Palace during the summer months (May to October) or Pavlosk Palace and Catherine Palace in winter months (October to May). Later this evening we board our overnight sleeper train bound for Moscow. Overnight train in a sleeping cabin accommodation.
  • Optional Activities ; Tsar's Route, Catherine's Palace, Folklore Show
  • Meals ; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Moscow City Tour, Red Square
Today we tour Russia’s most famous Kremlin, with a guided walk throughout the grounds for you to see numerous government buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the tsar bell. This walk will also visit the stunning St Basil’s cathedral and walk down Arbat street; one of the oldest surviving streets of the capital and a desirable place to live.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Moscow & Red Square & St. Basil Cathedral
  • Optional Activities ; Moscow By Night
  • Meals ; No
5
Day 5: Moscow, Kremlin Palace, St Basil's, Arbat Street
A fantastic day is awaiting us to explore the city of Moscow. We will take you on a guided walk of Moscow’s heart including amazing Red Square. The city offers amazing galleries and museums and plenty of cafes, shops and bars. After the city tour you have the option to join the tour to the World War II Museum. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours. You will have chance to join optional tour of famous Moscow Circus as well.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Kremlin Palace & Moscow Metro Tour & Old Arbat's Walking
  • Optional Activities ; Tretjakov Gallery
  • Meals ; Breakfast
6
Day 6: Moscow
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am)
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

4 star hotels and 4 bed sleeper cabin accommodation in the train

Airport Transfer

From St. Petersburg airport to the Travel Talk hotel (on day 1)

Meals

4 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus and train

Guide

Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL - MOSCOW


This hotel is located near Moscow Izmailovsky Park, The Partizanskaya Metro Station is only 150 m away.

OKTIABRSKAYA HOTEL - ST. PETERSBURG


Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a 2-minute walk from the Nevsky Prospekt and Vostania Metro Station. Hotel Oktiabrskaya offers modern rooms with stylish interiors, and free Wi-Fi.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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Ciana Copeland

Our tour guide Natasha was excellent. Her knowledge and English were exceptional. Natasha was friendly, upbeat and approachable. She went out of her way to ensure everyone had the best tour experience. 10/10

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2017-08-26

Natasha was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of Russia is outstanding. Will be recommending this tour to family & friends.

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Ian

Thanks so much to our guide for a great time and insight to a great nation! I look forward to travelling with Travel Talk in the future.

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Jessica Roche

Fantastic tour. Beautiful acommodation – very posh!

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Lee

I’m very satisfied with this journey. I’ll miss this trip forever.

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Chang

Good value out of money. Very helpful guide. Really enjoyed, many thanks!

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Yvonne Kuflik

St Petersburg-Alonya as lovely and han an extensive knowlwedge of the art work and palaces we visited.We were all keen to hear about the history of Russia.Moscow-Edward as excellent.He gave us lots of information including about history and had a wicked sense of humuor.

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Aimee McCracken

Not impressed having to pay 800 rubles to use the swimming pool at Moscow hotel, great tour leaders.

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Andrew Hatch

Natalia & Nina are both good guides.Really informative & interesting tour.They are both friendly, helpful.

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O. D. Posada

Both tour guides Natasha and Alex were amazing. They know all the important things about all the places. Alex is a very experienced tour guide and explained us everything. Thanks a lot!

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