- Services of a Rail Discoveries tour manager
- Six nights' accommodation
- All travel by rail and coach
- 9 meals - 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
- Local guides for a personalised experience
- Be treated to an ancient Russian welcome ceremony, with bread and salt
- Take a city tour of Moscow, before experiencing its grand underbelly and Soviet-era metro stations
- Enjoy a tour of the State Hermitage Museum and visit Peterhof Palace
Map & Itinerary
Pricing & Availability
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary subject to change
- Itinerary operated by TravelGlo’s partner, Rail Discoveries
- Group transfers to and from the airport on day of arrival and departure included
- Tipping and porterage not included
- Recommended tip for tour manager: 140 RUB per person, per day. Enquire for tipping amounts for local guides and coach drivers, as well as terms and conditions
Thoroughly researched with our guests’ interests in mind, TravelGlo’s Hot Tips! are a collection of unique experiences you’ve never considered. Often not mentioned in travel guides, take advantage of our insider knowledge and discover fantastic things to do, places to go, food to try and much more.
A powerhouse of history and artistry, Moscow is a city full of famous sites and World Heritage wonders. Relax with fellow travellers before meeting your tour manager. Tonight, you’re in for a treat with a Russian welcome ceremony planned especially for you.
Stay: Three Nights, Moscow, Park Inn by Radisson SaduDaily :
Conspiracy theorists beware of Moscow’s ‘Golden Brains’, a mass of metal atop the city's RAN building that some believe transmits mind-control signals. Perhaps best to pack some tinfoil, just in case.
With a local guide, move from one landmark to the next as you learn about the city’s fascinating past on a tour. Sparrow Hill offers great panoramic views, while the Temple of the Holy Trinity and Moscow State University make for photogenic backdrops. Enjoy a visit to Red Square, Lenin’s Tomb and the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, as well as entering the Kremlin and Armoury Museum.Daily :
Write your names on a padlock and lock it to a metal tree along the Moscow River. Then, toss the key away for good luck.
Today you’ll experience the city’s grand underbelly and Soviet-era metro stations. Your guide will explain how Stalin’s visions were reflected in the decor, chandeliers, sculptures and mosaics he commissioned, before taking a stroll down the cobblestoned pedestrian-only Arbat Street. With some free time at hand, perhaps hunt through the boutiques at the GUM arcade or learn of the area’s rail history at the Museum of the Moscow Railway.Daily :
Moscow - St. Petersburg
After a morning to yourself, head to St Petersburg aboard the high-speed Sapsan train, named after the world's fastest bird. Reaching speeds of up to 250 kilometres per hour, relax as you glide through the Russian countryside, passing farm houses, towns and forests. Feel like shopping? The Galeria is within easy walking distance of your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights, St. Petersburg, Park Inn by Radisson NevskyDaily :
Avoid the queues today with an early entrance and tour at the State Hermitage Museum, the second-largest art museum in the world. Good luck trying to take in all of the three million items in its collection. After, learn why World Heritage-listed Peterhof Palace is called the Russian Versailles. Renowned for its vast gardens and rich architecture, admire the glittering facades and see some of the country's finest artwork. With an evening free, Rubinstein Street calls, brimming with cafes, bars and restaurants.Daily :
Check out St. Petersburg’s new cultural hotspot, New Holland. On this once-forgotten island, former World War II storage hangers are now home to evolving projects such as modern bars, movie theatres, art exhibitions and gardens.
Dig deeper with a free day to explore. Perhaps drop into the Faberge Museum and see the fabled Imperial Easter Eggs, enjoy unique views of the city on a canal tour, or down a few at the Russian Vodka Museum. Tonight, get together for one final dinner with your fellow travellers.Daily :
Depart St. Petersburg
It's time to say goodbye today, but you'll have memories that will last forever.Daily :
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