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Krasutskogo 3,

Saint-Petersburg

198127, Russia

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Moscow & Saint-Petersburg

Program description:

A fascinating trip that includes visits of the two capitals of Russia. St. Petersburg will acquaint you with a history of imperial Russia and Moscow will take you to the voyage through the modern and financial center of today’s Russia!

Details:

 

You will be met at the airport by one of our drivers and be accompanied​ through-out your stay by one of our professional guides who will be available to answer any of your questions, respond to your requests and provide you with special tips, if you are for example searching for a specific souvenir to bring home with. You will also be able to the skip the line at major cultural sights in order to get the most out of your time in Russia.

Days:                                              Type:

4 days/ 3 nights                            Private guided tour

Private guide:                                Languages:

Professional & licensed                 At Request

Your trip includes

  • Airport transfers

  • Private transportation according to the itinerary

  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow

  • Guided tour to Star City & meeting with real cosmonaut

  • Guided tour to Red Square, Kremlin Territory & St. Basil’s Cathedral

  • Guided walk and dinner in Zaryadye Park

  • Moscow metro excursion

  • Guided walk through streets of old Arbat

  • Excursion to Tretiakov Gallery

  • Dinner on the Radisson Cruise Icebreaker

  • Guided tour to the Isaac Cathedral

  • Guided tour to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Guided tour at the Faberge Museum

  • Opera/Ballet show at Michailovsky theater

  • Guided tour to the Winter Palace and Hermitage museum

  • Restaurant suggestions & bookings

  • Visa support

  • Hotel recommendations & booking support

Transportation:

By car & walk & train

Not included in the price are:

  • Airplane tickets

  • Food and drinks, if not menioned otherwise

  • Accommodation

Click on the button below to download a detailed description of your program or scroll down and have a look at the sites that you will be visiting.

Booking procedure

  • After sending us a booking request we will contact you to confirm your choice and respond to any questions you might have concerning your trip. We will also fully customise the program to your wishes and further expand on it if you would like to visit additional sites

  • We will also send you a list of trusted hotels we would recommend for you and reserve the one you choose

  • We will then send you the final price for the tour for your confirmation

  • We will then send you all documents related to your Russian visa as well as a detailed guide on how to apply for it

  • Everything has been prepared and we are waiting to welcome you in Russia and to show you our beautiful city

Main sightseeing points

Джефф Рейсли

The Moscow Kremlin is the chief architectural ensemble of the city. Along the South wall of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moscow River, you will find the Grand Kremlin Palace. Within the Kremlin there is a Cathedral Square, the so-called "City of God". The famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are there, too. Six buildings, including 3 three enormous cathedrals edge the square. Most of them, the work of Italian architects during the late 15th and early 16th Century.The Armory building built in 1851 as a factory for making weapons nowadays houses a museum, in which an enormous collection of Russian national treasures, including the famous Fabergé eggs, carriages, cookware, jewelry, etc. is on display. The State Historical Museum is located outside the walls. Entry fee includes the visit to the Kremlin Territory and 3 cathedrals. Additional fee is for the Armory visit.

Red Square & Kremlin Territory

With its round, brilliantly coloured cupolas, St. Basil’s Cathedral truly looks like a fairy-tale castle. Ivan the Terrible had it built around 1550 in order to celebrate a victory over the Tartars. Today the cathedral is one of the world’s architectural wonders.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Right next to the famous Red Square sits Moscow's first urban park since half a century. Designed by American architects Diller Scofidio and Renfro and inaugurated in September 2017, this massive piece of land in the heart of the Russian capital is more than just a park, it is a breath of fresh air to the city's landscape and a new meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Take a walk around its 35-acre grounds and visit its multiple attractions including: two amphitheaters, a market, a restaurant, a world-class philharmonic concert hall, an ice cave, and a boomerang-shaped bridge floating over the Moscow River.

Walk and dinner in Zaryadye Park

Going on the metro in Moscow is an attraction in itself. The metro here is just beautiful with its architecture and majestic spaces. If you have to choose, two of the most beautiful stations to visit are "Komsomol'skaya" and "Kazan'skaya".

Moscow Metro

The popular Arbat Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. If you have not been to Arbat Street before, it is definitely worth a visit - it's closed off to traffic, allowing pedestrians to enjoy its many cafes and souvenir shops, as well as entertaining street artists and portrait painters.

Arbat streets

One of the best lookouts in Moscow is called Sparrow Hills. From here you will get magnificent views of the city, hence this is also a popular place for spending New Year’s Eve and enjoying the fireworks. In the park you can wander among ponds and occasionally come here for a concert or event.

Sparrow Hills

This enormous, beautiful cathedral is located by the river and was designed by the architect Konstantin Ton. You can recognise the cathedral by its copper domes that dominate the skyline.

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The stunning Bolshoi Theatre is one of Moscow's cultural landmarks. Here you can enjoy several ballets by world-renowned Russian ballet companies, operas and different performances in a grandiose interior.

Bolshoi Theather

The State Hermitage museum occupies 6 magnificent buildings in the heart of Saint Petersburg situated along the embankment of the River Neva. The Winter Palace - playing the leading architectural role in the Hermitage - was the residence of the Russian Tsars and was constructed by the design of the Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastreli. The palace with its grand interior its throne and ballrooms is truly breathtaking. You will also get a feeling for the day-to-day life of the Tsars as all private rooms are now open to the public.

The Hermitage museum in the palace is the second largest art collection in the world and contains invaluable pieces of Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and many more.

Hermitage

In 2001, the Mikhailovsky Theatre reclaimed its historic name, and in 2007, it was recognized as St. Petersburg’s most prestigious musical theatre. Today, while preserving Russia’s centuries-old musical theatre traditions, the Mikhailovsky Theatre is constantly pushing to be at the forefront of contemporary world theatre. The renovated luxury of the entrance hall and auditorium enables theatre lovers to pass their time in comfort.

Evening show at Mikhailovsky Theater (Ballet/Opera)

The Faberge Museum is one of the most famous privately -owned collections and was founded in order to repatriate lost cultural valuables to Russia. The museum is centrally located in the Shuvalovsky Palace along the Fontanka river. The museum partly presents the private collection of Victor Vekselberg, a famous Russian businessman, who was buying Faberge eggs world widely. Today, the Faberge museum next to its main collection hosts seasonal exhibitions that have great success among locals.

Faberge Museum

St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest church in Russia and the second largest Orthodox church in the world. Due to its size, hight, the material that was used and the complex architectural design, it took 40 years to build the church. The dome of the cathedral rises as high as 101.5 metes and is plated in pure gold. For this reason the dome was painted over grey during the Second World War in order to avoid attraction by enemy aircrafts. Next to being a museum the church is also used as a place of worship and services and celebrations are held here. One of the highlights of the visit is climbing up the stairs to the dome to enjoy a beautiful view over the city.

Saint Isaac's Cathedral

The construction of this baroque and neoclassical masterpiece took a full 24 years due to the churches walls being fully covered inside by beautiful mosaic (more than 7'500 square meters). The church was commissioned by the Tsar Alexander III on the exact spot where two years before his father Alexander II got assassinated by anarchists.

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

With its 62 halls and 100,000 paintings, the Tretiakov Gallery contains the world’s largest collection of Russian art. The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It is located in one of the oldest directs of Moscow – Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Russian art works, ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century, are on the show in Gallery's historic building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok. 

The Tretiakov Gallery

Enjoy a Moskva River cruise on a premium class yacht with a restaurant service on board! Having experienced an unforgettable Moskva River cruise on board a snow-white liner, you will open yourselves to the new views of historical Moscow city sights. Pleasant music and excellent European cuisine will set an excellent mood to a romantic cruise, family dinner, business-lunch or just a friendly dinner.

Dinner on the Radisson Cruise Icebreaker