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!
An architectural masterpiece with the combination of baroque, classical and modernist styles. This church was built where Tsar II Alexander was assassinated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement needs only be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. The supplement must be paid in addition to the tour fee. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.
All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing
to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to
availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement needs only be paid if the
passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. The supplement must be paid in addition to
the tour fee. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date,
regardless of any changes made to the original booking.
The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:
4 star hotels and 4 bed sleeper cabin accommodation in the train
From St. Petersburg airport to the Travel Talk hotel (on day 1)
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus and train
Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
What is not included in the tour price and local payment?
Meals not stated in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature
Tips & gestures
Entrance fees to the sights and museums
Other services not stated in the itinerary
Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.
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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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.
Highlights Of Russia
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
Highlights Of Russia
Natasha was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of Russia is outstanding. Will be recommending this tour to family & friends.
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