Highlights Of Russia

from $569/per person

Experience the history and highlights of Russia over 6 unforgettable days!
Kick off your amazing Highlight of Russia tour with the culture-rich St Petersburg. Roam the displays of Hermitage Museum, the second biggest museum in the world and home to 3 million antiquities! Enjoy the dazzles and delights of this amazing city before traveling to the heart of Russia, Moscow. Explore the capital’s churches, charming monuments and museums with countless pieces of incredible art. While you are there, don’t forget to try some local delicacies!

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
Welcome to Russia! Keep your eyes peeled at St. Petersburg airport for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join the group for a walk and have an optional group dinner to mingle. Your tour leader can also recommend some local bars to enjoy a drink with your new travel buddies.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: -
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 the capital of Imperial Russia. The city is beautifully built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers. Even the underground walls are an artwork! Start off the day with a tour of the breathtaking city. Drive along the main street, Nevsky Prospect, receive a solid introduction on this charming city as you pull up at the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Don't put away your cameras just yet! Next up, a guided visit to the world-famous 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, make the best of it! You can take on some optional activities such as the Tsar's Route tour with lunch. The route visits to Peterhof Garden and Catherine Palace during summer months (May to October) or Pavlosk Palace and Catherine Palace in winter months (October to May). Later this evening, board the overnight sleeper train bound for Moscow and rest up. Overnight train in a sleeping cabin accommodation.
  • Optional Activities: Tsar's Route, Folklore Show
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Moscow City Tour, Red Square
Time to embark on a city tour of Moscow. Launch a guided walk tour through Moscow’s heart, meeting the amazing Red Square and Kremlin Palace. Ask your local guide all your questions on the history, challenges and the culture of Russia. The city offers amazing galleries and museums and plenty of cafes, shops and bars. After the city tour you, if you're still hungry for more, you have the option to join a tour of the World War II Museum. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours. You can roam the main shopping streets, try out local dishes or explore the fancy nightlife.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Kremlin Palace, Moscow Metro Tour & Old Arbat's Walking
  • Optional Activities: Tretjakov Gallery, World War II Museum
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Moscow, Kremlin Palace, St. Basil's, Arbat Street
Start off the day with a guided walk throughout the grounds of Kremlin and soak in mighty government buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the Tsar bell. Stroll down the road to reach the stunning St Basil’s cathedral and the Red Square. Capture a mental picture to last forever, the multi-coloured domes create a breath-taking sight for all travellers. Continue down Arbat street; one of the oldest surviving streets of the capital and home to many historical Russian figures.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Moscow, Red Square & St. Basil Cathedral
  • Optional Activities: Moscow By Night
  • Meals: -
6
Day 6: Moscow
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 21 Mar 2020
$831
Sat 4 Apr 2020
$831
Sat 11 Apr 2020
$831
Sat 2 May 2020
$831
Sat 23 May 2020
$914
Sat 20 Jun 2020
$914
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$914
Sat 1 Aug 2020
$914
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$914
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$914
Sat 3 Oct 2020
$831
Sat 24 Oct 2020
$831
Sat 14 Nov 2020
$831
Thu 24 Dec 2020
$831

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

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.

MOSCOW HOTEL - ST. PETERSBURG


IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL - MOSCOW


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

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 2018. 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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N Fernando

Dmitri was our tour guide and he made this tour truly unforgettable for all the best reasons. He was kind, accommodating, relaxed and extremely knowledgeable. One of the most incredible countries we have been, can not recommend this tour highly enough.

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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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